• Conan launches fresh faces at New York Comedy Festival Comics to Watch showcase

    The New York Comedy Festival and Team Coco have announced their list for this year’s Comics to Watch showcase. This is the ninth annual showcase and one of the festival’s most popular events. Each comedian is hand picked by O’Brien’s Team Coco. The fresh faces will perform on November 7 at Carolines on Broadway. The event boasts that it will feature the “next generation” of stand-up comedians. The performers represent

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    Conan O’Brien pop-up comedy club joins New York Comedy Festival line-up

    Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco and TBS are bringing TEAMCOCOHOUSE to this year’s 15th Annual New York Comedy Festival, a few months after premiering their hit pop-up comedy club at the San Diego Comic-Con this past July. Starting November 7 at Sony Hall, TEAMCOCOHOUSE will feature three days of stand-ups, podcasts, musical acts, magicians, and more all hand-picked by Conan O’Brien himself. Big names include Tig Notaro, Craig Robinson, Chris Gethard, and Sasheer Zamata.

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    Inside Amy Schumer, Broad City and more added to New York Comedy Festival

    The New York Comedy Festival has just added Amy Poehler, Jim Gaffigan, Pete Holmes, Seth Rogen and over 60 additional shows to its long weekend’s schedule. Some old favorites of the festival, such as Comics to Watch and the New York’s Funniest Stand-Up competition finals will return as well as several panel discussions with the creative teams from popular shows. The 11th incarnation of the event will include discussion panels

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

    The 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

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    Bill Burr, Anthony Jeselnik, Larry David among headliners at the 10th New York Comedy Festival

    The New York Comedy Festival has released its line-up with for its 2013 events, highlighted by performances from Wanda Sykes, John Mulaney, Whitney Cummings and a conversation between Larry David and David Steinberg. The festival, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary will run from Nov. 6 through Nov. 10 in association with Comedy Central and produced by Carolines on Broadway. Each day will feature series of live shows at venues

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    Kevin Hart, Ricky Gervais, Patton Oswalt and more to headline New York Comedy Festival

    This year’s New York Comedy Festival will run Nov. 7 – 11. The schedule was announced this week, and as always they’ve put together an impressive line-up. The ninth annual festival, in partnership with Comedy Central, brings Aziz Ansari, Adam Carolla, Rob Delaney, Jim Gaffigan, Ricky Gervais, Kevin Hart, Artie Lange, Bill Maher, Patton Oswalt, Brian Regan, Marlon and Shawn Wayans and Robin Williams to the city’s biggest venues, including

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    At the New York Comedy Festival, Louis C.K. proves a bleak worldview can be hilarious

    Louis C.K. doesn’t need an opener. “Fuck it,” he said, soon after he stepped onstage at the St. George Theatre on Staten Island on Nov. 11, as part of the New York Comedy Festival. “What’s the point?” The same sentiment can applied to the entirety of Louis’s worldview. Known for his gallows humor, the veteran comic has gained steam over the past decade. His fame, though, has exploded in the

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    Ricky Gervais on possibly hosting the Oscars: “I’d be fired immediately”

    Last night, as part of the New York Comedy Festival, multi-faceted, award winning comedian Ricky Gervais was the guest of honor at a fascinating and highly-entertaining conversation at 92Y, moderated by Bill Carter of The New York Times. Gervais, of course, along with his creative partner, comedian Stephen Merchant, created The Office which is now shown in 90 countries. Even China is considering creating a version– which should be especially

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    Preview: New York Comedy Festival hosts Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Comics To Watch, more

    As if comedy isn’t always a huge part of New York City’s entertainment draw, this week it’s doubly huge—you see, the eighth annual New York Comedy Festival hits town this Wednesday and runs through Nov. 13, boasting the absolute biggest names in stand-up and expanding its reach beyond Manhattan to Brooklyn, Queens and yes, even Staten Island. The giant likes of Louis C.K. (who’s playing four shows, including his taping

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    Colin Quinn, Robert Kelly and more come together to honor late comedian Mike DeStefano

    As you may recall, comedian Mike DeStefano passed away this past March due to a heart attack. Left mostly unknown was his recently completed one-man show, Drugs, Disease, and Death: A Comedy, an emotional albeit highly entertaining piece that was only seen five times. DeStefano’s legacy continues, though: some New York comedians are holding a benefit — part of the New York Comedy Festival — in his honor at 8

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    Jon Stewart, Ricky Gervais, Jim Gaffigan, join for Bob Woodruff Foundation event at NY Comedy Fest

    With the tenth anniversary of 9/11 behind us, let us not allow this surge of patriotism die down just yet. Some of your favorite comedians certainly haven’t. The Bob Woodruff Foundation has partnered with the New York Comedy Festival for the fifth straight year to bring you Stand Up For Heroes, scheduled for Nov. 9 at the Beacon Theater in New York City. The event supports those brave men and

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    Sarah Silverman, Ricky Gervais, Louis C.K. among headliners for New York Comedy Festival

    Big comedic guns Sarah Silverman, Ricky Gervais and Louis C.K. are scheduled to perform at the eighth annual New York Comedy Festival, which will span both Manhattan and Brooklyn between Nov. 9 – 13. Other headliners will include Tracy Morgan, Bill Maher, Wanda Sykes, Norm Macdonald and Kathy Griffin, according to the New York Times, who scored the news before organizers make it official tomorrow. Most of the headliners listed

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    Comedy Central and NY Comedy Fest extend their partnership

    Comedy Central and the New York Comedy Festival announced the two parties will continue their relationship for at least the next three years. Said marriage offers festival performers multimedia exposure on the network’s various outlets, from online video to the regular ol’ TV channel. What’s this mean for us comedy fans? We’ll get to see stand-up specials, live streamed events, industry showcases, panel discussions and more. The 2011 Festival runs

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    New York Comedy Fest, Comedy Central “Comics To Watch” unveiled; watch them here

    A few months back. Comedy Central and the New York Comedy Festival – kicking off tonight – announced they would come up with their own Comics to Watch list. Well, tonight’s the night those comedians get to show off, specifically at Carolines in New York City as part of the festival. The showcase, hosted by Christian Finnegan, puts the focus on the following line-up of comedians: Adam Newman See more

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    Joel McHale, Aziz Ansari, Louis C.K., Brian Regan to headline New York Comedy Festival

    Joel McHale

    It’s that time of year again when New Yorkers start gearing up for five nights of high profile, holy-crap-look-who-showed-up comedy. The 2010 New York Comedy Festival, running from November 3-7, is unleashing one of its most jam-packed lineups to date. Among the heavy hitters, there’s Aziz Ansari, Adam Carolla, Margaret Cho, Louis CK, Kevin Hart, Gabriel Iglesias, Luis Jimenez, Maz Jobrani, Joel McHale, Brian

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