Fred Armisen arrived early to soundcheck the festival and, thank goodness, found all to be well and ready. With his blessing we commenced the fest.

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Day 1 of Clusterfest kicked off beautifully, like a soccer ball being punted by the US Women’s National Team. Fred Armisen arrived early to soundcheck the festival and, thank goodness, found all to be well and ready. With his blessing we commenced the fest.

Big Freedia, the Queen of Bounce, tore up the Colossal stage. Issa Rae even asked the audience during her Q&A why they were there while the Big Freedia show was going on.

Before her own standup set in Bill Graham Auditorium, Ilana Glazer opened up for her Broad City bestie, Jaime aka Arturo Castro. She gave us very detailed instructions on how to insert a diva cup. Who said comedy wasn’t useful? Ilana then joined Issa Rae at the Clueless live-read as the Tai to her Cher Horowitz. The totally vintage affair was backed by the incredible Red Room Orchestra. Didn’t that last sentence totally read like a NY Times Vows article? Good.

Other stellar performances included Sinbad in the Polk Comedy Club, Whitney Cummings on Colossal, and a few folks we saw scarfing down delicious Johnny Doughnuts out on Civic Center Plaza. All were seriously impressive.

As the sun set on the longest day of the year, The Roots gave us the gift of groovy funk. That attitude carried onto Jeff Ross’ Roast Battle, which closed out the night. Nothing puts you to bed like deep cutting insults.

The only bad news out of the festival is for the city of Boston, which Fred Armisen gave a resounding thumbs down. So, uhm, sorry city of Boston? Even native Amy Poehler didn’t come strongly to its defense. Fred and Amy also chatted about the SNL DJ Khaled scandal and decided once and for all it was not, in fact, a scandal.

Tune in tomorrow for what else may or may not be a scandal!