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South Beach Comedy Festival tickets on sale Friday

The sharp host of the regrettably gone FX series “Totally Biased,” W. Kamau Bell, will be joined by headliners Chelsea Handler, Chris Hardwick, Nick Swardson, Mike Epps and Joe Rogan when the South Beach Comedy Festival returns April 1-6 to Miami Beach.

Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Friday for the shows, which take place at the Colony Theater on Lincoln Road, the Fillmore Miami Beach and the intimate Backstage at the Fillmore. Prices vary by act, and more comedians are expected to be added. Here are a few snapshots:

W. Kamau Bell: Traffics in a brand of sociopolitical comedy that caused his hometown SF Weekly to describe him using two of the more intimidating words in comedy, “Dave” and “Chappelle.” 8 p.m. April 3, Backstage at the Fillmore. $15, $20.

Joe Rogan: Intense comedy for an intense man out to remind the casual pop-culture fan that he’s more than a MMA commentator. 8 p.m. April 3, Fillmore Miami Beach. $35, $39.50 and $45.

Chris Hardwick: The host of AMC's “Walking Dead” aftershow “Talking Dead,” and soon to be seen in the one-hour special “Chris Hardwick: Mandroid” on Comedy Central. 8 and 10 p.m. April 4, Colony Theatre. $35.

Chelsea Handler: The best-selling author and host of E!’s “Chelsea Lately” brings her “Uganda Be Kidding Me Live” tour to town. Drinks are on her. 8 and 11 p.m. April 4, Fillmore Miami Beach. $59.50, $79.50 and $92.50.

Nick Swardson: Comic, writer, actor (the roller-skating Terry in “Reno 911”) and a man revered as a “party master” by the legend, Andrew W.K. 8 p.m. April 5, Fillmore Miami Beach. $35.

Mike Epps: A consistently popular act on South Florida stages. Epps’ stock is expected to rise with his appearance in the Forest Whitaker film “Repentance,” due for release Feb. 28. 10 p.m. April 5, Fillmore Miami Beach. $39.75, $49.75 and $55.75.

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