Premiere Of Universal Pictures' Looks like this year's Sundance Film Festival is going to be a barrel of laughs.

The Sundance Film Institute announced the films selected for the 2015 festival, and the stars attached to those films read like a who's who of comedy. Kristen Wiig headlines two movies, "The Diary of a Teenage Girl" and "Nasty Baby." Jack Black and James Marsden team up in "The D-Train," a comedy about a high school reunion. Meanwhile, Emmy winner Sarah Silverman goes dark in "I Smile Back" as a suburban mom hooked on drugs.

JAnd "Parks and Recreation" co-stars Adam Scott and Nick Offerman leave Pawnee to star in, respectively, "The Overnight" and "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl."

Festival director John Cooper said in a statement, "The selections for our 2015 Festival will take audiences on a wild ride of emotional extremes. With approaches ranging from comedic to dramatic, genre to documentary, experimental to short, independent filmmakers are bravely illuminating new opportunities for understanding and empathy."

The festival, which runs Jan. 22 - Feb. 1, often provides insight into which movies will contend in awards season. "Boyhood," "Whiplash," and "Dear White People" all debuted at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, and have gone on to critical acclaim and awards recognition.

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