Bonnaroo Comedian | Michelle Wolf
Stage & Time | Saturday & Sunday | Comedy Theatre | 5:30-6:45pm (Sat), 1-2:15pm (Sun)
Bonnaroo has always been about more than just music, and nothing exemplifies that better than the impressive array of comedians the fest recruits for its Comedy Theatre each summer. The 2015 lineup is no exception, and, for the first time, we’ve decided to spotlight each performer individually as we’ve done for musical acts for the last several years. Catching comedy is tough, since it sometimes requires missing out on musical acts, but, trust us, it’s an incredible experience. Keep reading for your Bonnaroo Comedian of the Day…
A late addition to this year’s Bonnaroo Comedy Theatre lineup (and our last Bonnaroo Comedian of the Day, barring any more changes), Michelle Wolf is a talented up and comer, who you may recognize for her work on Late Night with Seth Meyers, where she serves as a writer and occasional on-air character actor (“Grown Up Annie” and “Cassandra the game show assistant”). A relative newcomer to the comedy scene, Wolf graduated with a degree in Kinesiology, and began working on Wall Street while deciding which field to pursue for her PhD. After attending a taping of SNL, her lifelong fascination with comedy was reawakened, and Michelle began taking improv classes, which, a few years later, led to a career in standup. After prolifically working the New York club circuit and connecting with a large audience on Twitter, Wolf served as a writer for MTV’s Girl Code, before landing her gig at Late Night, where she also made her television debut as a standup last year. The rising comic also made an appearance at Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival, and continues to workshop her act around New York regularly.