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Academy Award winner and giant vegetable to hit town

Stewart Oksenhorn
Aspen Times Staff Writer

The U.S. Comedy Arts Festival has announced several additions to the lineup for its upcoming 10th anniversary event, including appearances by filmmaker Barry Levinson, editors and staff of the newspaper The Onion, and comedians Joe Rogan, Robert Schimmel, Louis C.K. and more.

The USCAF will be held at various locations in Aspen March 3-7.

The festival will present a special screening of Levinson’s “Original Diner Guys.” The rarely seen documentary, shot over seven years, tracks a series of pivotal events that bring together Levinson and his friends, a group originally depicted in his 1982 classic “Diner.” Levinson will be in attendance to discuss the film and engage in a question-and-answer session.

Also added to the lineup are “The Onion Live,” featuring editors and writers from the satirical newspaper addressing the current state of political satire; “The Animation Show,” a collection of animated short films programmed and introduced by Mike Judge (“Beavis and Butt-Head,” “Office Space”) and animator Don Hertzfeldt; “Women with Attitude II,” hosted by Susie Essman and featuring Adele Givens, Janeane Garofalo and Chelsea Handler; and “Men with Attitude,” with Robert Schimmel, Louis C.K., Joe Rogan and Artie Lange.

Other recently announced programs include “The Greg Proops Chat Show,” “Phil Hendrie ‘Live,'” musician Colin Hay from Men at Work, and the Industry Seminar, Who’s Funnier ” The Left or the Right?

Previously announced events at the upcoming USCAF include the presentation of the AFI Star Award to Diane Keaton and the AFI Filmmaker Award to Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker; shows involving the cast and creators of “Sex and the City” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm”; Late Night with Drew Carey and Friends; a discussion with the cast and creators of the film “Pootie Tang”; and the Film Discovery Program, featuring the opening-night film “Napoleon Dynamite” and eight world premiere screenings.

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