Jamie Lee Curtis, John Cameron Mitchell, Kumail Nanjiani, Meghann Fahy, & More Join Vulture Festival

Vulture Festival Announces Second Lineup
Vulture Festival Announces Second Lineup Photo: Vulture Festival Lineup

Vulture today announced additional programming for its annual pop-culture extravaganza, Vulture Festival, which is returning for the ninth year in a row with a weekend of high-profile events in which everything you love about Vulture comes to life right before your very eyes. Taking place November 12 and 13 at the Hollywood Roosevelt in Los Angeles, the festival will bring fans an incredible array of actors in conversation, screenings, sing-alongs, and unique surprises that only Vulture can provide. Additional talent to be announced.

The lineup for the showcase, curated by Vulture’s editors, includes these events:

Jamie Lee Curtis Celebrates Halloween One Last Time: Halloween? It’s over, kid. Original scream queen and legendary final girl Jamie Lee Curtis will join us to look back on the franchise that helped to define a genre and launch her own epic career. Come celebrate the woman who dodged the bogeyman for decades, and be assured that he’s been put to bed for good … or has he?

Visiting The White Lotus With Meghann Fahy: Grab your sun hats and absurdly expensive sarongs and join us for an early look at the third episode from season two of HBO’s The White Lotus. After the screening, Meghann Fahy will break it all down and help us get to know the White Lotus guest that is Mrs. Daphne Sullivan.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch 24th-Anniversary Parking Lot Tour: One Night Only: It’s been more than two decades since John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask brought Hedwig and the Angry Inch into the world: A work that would go on to become a Broadway show, a major motion picture, and a worldwide phenomenon. Now, the creative duo behind this masterwork of rock will join us for an evening of storytelling and song to celebrate its 24th anniversary (which is cooler than a 25th anniversary because it’s an even number, thank you), so pull your wig down from the shelf and get your tickets immediately.

Kumail Nanjiani Sits Down to Talk Stand-up: Kumail Nanjiani is coming to Vulture Festival for a live recording of Vulture’s comedy podcast, Good One, with host Jesse David Fox to discuss his career — from his time as a stand-up comedian to co-writing the Oscar-nominated comedy The Big Sick to his upcoming Hulu limited series, Welcome to Chippendales, which premieres on November 22.

One Giant Vulture Festival Event For All Mankind: Cast members Lev Gorn and Krys Marshall join us for a look at the much-beloved Apple TV+ space drama For All Mankind. We’re not asking for the moon here, we’re asking you to come hang out with the stars of a show we all love! It’s not rocket science!

The Tulsa King Has Arrived, Presented by Paramount+: Sylvester Stallone stars in his first major lead TV series, Tulsa King, from Taylor Sheridan, co-creator of Yellowstone, and Terence Winter, executive producer of The Sopranos, streaming November 13 exclusively on Paramount+. Tulsa King follows New York Mafia capo Dwight “the General” Manfredi (Sylvester Stallone) once he is released from prison after 25 years and unceremoniously exiled by his boss to set up shop in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Realizing that his mob family may not have his best interests in mind, Dwight slowly builds a crew from a group of unlikely characters to help him establish a new criminal empire in a place that, to him, might as well be on another planet. Come see a special screening of the premiere episode followed by a conversation with executive producer, showrunner, and writer Terence Winter and cast members Andrea Savage, Martin Starr, Garrett Hedlund, and Dana Delany.

StraightioLab x Vulture Festival: StraightioLab is an intellectual podcast from iHeartMedia and Will Ferrell’s Big Money Players Network on which smart comedians George Civeris and Sam Taggart unpack the rich, multicolored tapestry of straight culture. Week after week, they hold a mirror to society, exploring mysterious and perverse topics such as college fraternities, gender-reveal parties, the military, themed restaurants, and the concept of “the holidays.” After a string of sold-out live shows in picturesque Brooklyn, StraightioLab is coming to sunny Los Angeles for the first time ever for an extra-special, once-in-a-lifetime event. Expect controversial guests, depraved segments, and shocking surprises that will make you question everything.

How to Maybe Almost Live Forever With Disney+: What if you could combat aging and discover the full potential of the human body? Join us for a screening of the new National Geographic original series for Disney+, Limitless With Chris Hemsworth, created by Darren Aronofsky and starring — you guessed it — Chris Hemsworth, which explores just that. New scientific research is shattering conventional wisdom about the human body and offering fascinating insights into how we can all unlock our body’s superpowers to fight illness, perform better, and even reverse the aging process. Hemsworth puts this science to the test to learn how to extend our health, strength, and intellect further into our later years. Undergoing a series of epic trials and extraordinary challenges in order to understand the limits of the human body, he’ll learn firsthand how we can live better for longer by discovering ways to regenerate damage, maximize strength, build resilience, supercharge memory, and confront mortality. Entertaining, immersive, and life-changing, Limitless will rewrite the rule book on living better for longer.

As previously announced, the weekend’s lineup will include:

Sheryl Lee Ralph Teaches the Children: Emmy-winning screen legend Sheryl Lee Ralph joins us for a special live episode of Vulture’s flagship podcast Into It, in which host Sam Sanders will help you obsess … better. Ralph’s career has spanned decades and media, originating the role of Deena Jones in Broadway’s Dreamgirls before turning her talents to the silver screen alongside Denzel Washington in The Mighty Quinn. And, of course, her television career is unparalleled with her most recent role as stern veteran educator Barbara Howard gaining her universal acclaim, a Primetime Emmy Award, and an acceptance speech we’ll never forget.

A Poolside Kiki With Bob the Drag Queen, Shangela, and Eureka O’Hara: It’s true: Bob the Drag Queen, Shangela, and Eureka O’Hara are coming to Vulture Festival! It’s an opportunity to get to know the stars of HBO’s We’re Here out of drag and live in person, talking about what’s to come in this Emmy-winning HBO series’ third season.

Shenanigans: A Super Troopers Reunion: That’s right: We’ll be hanging out with the full Broken Lizard crew in honor of the cult-comedy hit Super Troopers. Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, and Erik Stolhanske will join us for a look back at the comedy that went from an indie premiere at Sundance to being quoted by everyone everywhere for the ensuing 21 years. So stop freaking out, man, and get your tickets right meow!

Matt Rogers and Friends Holiday Spectacular Sing-along Extravaganza: The breakout star of the summer, Matt Rogers is changing seasons and dares to ask the question: Have you heard of Christmas? In a bid to spread some holiday cheer early this year, Rogers and some of his besties will join us for a night of what is technically
caroling but without all the walking around. They’ll be singing some of your favorite holiday classics with you, and while there’s no singing experience necessary, it would help if you could blend.

An All Creatures Great and Small Panel That’s Just Right: Anna Madeley, Nicholas Ralph, Callum Woodhouse, and Rachel Shenton take us behind the scenes of the PBS Masterpiece–Playground TV adaptation of All Creatures Great and Small ahead of its season-three premiere January 8. They’re coming all the way from the Yorkshire Dales for this, so come one, come all, come all creatures great and small. (Note: The venue does not allow actual creatures unless they are service animals!)

The Winkler Method: A Henry Winkler Acting Class: Vulture Festival is about many things, one of which is education. That’s why, for the third year in a row, Emmy Award winner Henry Winkler will be joining us to teach the craft of acting. With his career spanning 50 years as an actor, producer, and director, there is simply no one more qualified to teach you the art of emoting at the Hollywood Roosevelt this weekend. Students and audience members will come away from this course with a newfound appreciation for the work that goes into making hapless attorneys like Barry Zuckerkorn, icons like the Fonz, and, of course, beleaguered acting teachers like Gene Cousineau. Come ready to learn — and to feel.

On sale today, tickets to Vulture Festival events range from $30 to $45. Tickets include access to the Vulture Pool Party at the Hollywood Roosevelt and one complimentary drink ticket. Follow @VultureFestival and @Vulture for updates.

The festival is sponsored by Bulleit, Disney+, FX’s Fleishman Is In Trouble, Got Milk, Paramount+, and Smartfood®.

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Jamie Lee Curtis Joins Vulture Festival