• Bill Cosby, Marc Maron, Amy Schumer headline 2014 New York Comedy Festival

    maronThe New York Comedy Festival, in association with Comedy Central, has announced its star-studded line-up for this year’s festival. Comedy favorites Marc Maron, Amy Schumer & Maria Bamford share the bill with legendary stand-up comedian Bill Cosby (whose new NBC sitcom recently finalized negotiations). The 11th annual New York Comedy Festival features some of comedy’s biggest stars in New York City’s greatest venues. The event will bring over 200 comedians to over 60 shows throughout the city from Nov. 5 – 9. “We are thrilled to announce the exceptional line-up of comedians to this year’s festival,” said NYCF founder Caroline Hirsch, who also owns Carolines on Broadway. “Throughout the past ten years the festival has helped to establish a platform for emerging and renowned talent. As the festival enters its next decade, we are excited to continue showcasing great comedic talents, and as always, bringing a lot of laughs to New York City!”

    Bill Cosby will play the famous Carnegie Hall on Nov. 8 at 8pm. Other headliners that week include Hannibal Buress, Tig Notaro, Chris D’Elia, Bill Maher and MTV’s Girl Code stars Carly Aquilino and Jessimae Peluso. Check out the dates below and visit the festival’s website in the coming months to see a full list of shows.

    Thursday, November 6

    Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted – Town Hall, 8pm

    Friday, November 7

    Hannibal Buress – Town Hall, 7pm
    Amy Schumer: Professional – Carnegie Hall, 8pm
    Marc Maron – NYU Skirball Center, 7:30pm

    Saturday, November 8

    Bill Maher: An Evening with Bill Maher – Beacon Theatre, 7pm
    Carly Aquilino and Jessimae Peluso – NYU Skirball Center, 7pm
    Bill Cosby – Carnegie Hall, 8pm
    Chris D’Elia: Under No Influence – Town Hall, 7pm
    Maria Bamford – Town Hall, 9:45pm
    Nick Offerman: Full Bush – Beacon Theatre, 9:45pm

    Tickets will be available beginning Aug. 11 at 10am EST and can be purchased at www.nycomedyfestival.com. Citi cardmembers will have access to presage tickets from Aug. 6 to Aug. 10. For presage details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

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