Bonnaroo Comedian | Alice Wetterlund
Stage & Time | Saturday & Sunday | Comedy Theatre | 2:15 p.m. (Sat), 1 p.m. & 2:45 p.m. (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 2016 lineup is no exception, and, for a second year, we’ve decided to spotlight each performer individually as we’ve done for musical acts for the last several. 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…
Hailing from Minnesota, comedian, actor, and improviser Alice Wetterlund found an attraction to theater in high school, ultimately moving to New York to study fine art in college. Exposed to a healthy amount of comedy at a young age, it wasn’t until several years after school that, on a whim, she opted to take an improv class at UCB, quickly falling in love with the comedy world and an attraction to the standup scene as well. Early work in commercials combined with her growing standup following led to appearances on @midnight, Chelsea Latley, Girl Code, and Adam Devine’s House Party, and, as an actress, Alice found breakout success for her role as Carla on HBO’s Silicon Valley, along with appearances in New Girl, The Interview, upcoming TBS comedy People of Earth, and upcoming film Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. With a sharp, witty, self-aware, and personal style, the now Los Angeles-based Wetterlund is fast becoming a name you need to know in the comedy world, regularly performing at UCB and various other clubs on the west coast and nationwide. Don’t miss your chance to see her at Bonnaroo!