Just when we thought we couldn’t be any more stoked for Clusterfest, along comes the full cast lineup for this year’s live-readings of ’90s faves Clueless and Romy And Michele’s High School Reunion. As previously announced, the former has enlisted Insecure’s Issa Rae for the role of Cher, originated by Alicia Silverstone in Amy Heckerling’s beloved teen rom-com. Joining Rae is an amazing ensemble that includes Kumail Nanjiani as Josh, Amanda Seales as Dionne, Ilana Glazer as Tai (I’m sure she’ll do Brittany Murphy proud), and Chris Redd as Murray.
Equally exciting is the live-reading of Romy And Michele’s High School Reunion, which will be headlined by drag superstars Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova as Romy and Michele, respectively. Peaches Christ will fill the shoes of Janeane Garofalo’s Heather, with Nicole Byer playing various supporting characters and Guy Branum serving as narrator.
And the fun doesn’t stop there: As announced in March, Comedy Central and Superfly’s annual event will also feature top-tier comedic talent like John Mulaney, Chelsea Peretti, Tig Notaro, and Leslie Jones, along with podcast faves like R U Talkin’ R.E.M. RE: ME? and My Favorite Murder. Musical guests include Courtney Barnett and Japanese Breakfast—just in case you needed another reason to get tickets ASAP.
More details for this year’s live-readings of Clueless and Romy And Michele’s High School Reunion can be found below. Full lineup and tickets can be purchased at the Clusterfest website.
Clueless Live Read
To celebrate the upcoming 25th anniversary of Clueless, Clusterfest will bring together five-star comedic talent to remind fans how much they miss, or lived through, the ‘90s. Whether you’re a Baldwin or a Monet, ditch the Loadies on the quad and check out Clusterfest’s Live Read of Amy Hecklering’s 1995 teen classic. The Clueless experience will come full circle with a guest musical performance from Jill Sobule singing her hit “Supermodel” from the film’s soundtrack. Miss this? As if. The cast includes:
Cher/Alicia Silverstone: Issa Rae
Dionne/Stacey Dash: Amanda Seales
Tai/Brittany Murphy: Ilana Glazer
Josh/Paul Rudd: Kumail Nanjiani
Murray/Donald Faison: Chris Redd
Travis/Breckin Meyer: Jaboukie Young-White
Elton/Jeremy Sisto + Ensemble: Langston Kerman
Christian/Justin Walker: Arturo Castro
Mel/Dan Hedaya: Sinbad
Mr. Hall/Wallace Shawn: Jeff Ross
Amber/Summer/Miss Geist + Ensemble: Quinta Brunson
Narrator: Janet Varney
Music: Red Room Orchestra featuring special guest Jill Sobule
Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion Live Read
Festival goers will find out who invented Post-its and who is the Mary and who is the Rhoda at the Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion Live Read, with music from the soundtrack performed live by San Francisco’s Brickhouse. We hope you enjoy the show, and we hope your babies look like monkeys. The cast includes:
Romy White/Mira Sorvino: Trixie Mattel
Michele Weinberge /Lisa Kudrow: Katya Zamolodchikova
Heather Mooney/Janeane Garofalo: Peaches Christ
Sandy Frink/Alan Cumming: Matteo Lane
Christie Masters/Julia Campbell: Catherine Cohen
Cheryl Quick/Ensemble: Robin Tran
Kelly Possenger/Toby Walters/Ensemble: Nicole Byer
Lisa Luder/Ensemble: Rosebud Baker
Narrator: Guy Branum