In New York City you can catch a great stand-up comedy act on every given night, but during the annual New York City Comedy Festival you can see some of the greatest stand-up comedians and entertainers of our times. You can see full performances by TV stars such as Bill Cosby, Amy Schumer, Bill Maher, Nick Offerman (known as Ron Swanson in Parks and Recreation) and Bob Odenkirk (aka Saul Goodman in Breaking Bad and the upcoming spin-off Better Call Saul), or maybe even discover the next Seinfeld or Louis.
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Established in 2014 by the stand-up comedy club Carolines on Broadway in collaboration with Comedy Central, NY Comedy Festival is marking its 11th anniversary this year. Starting on November 5 until November 9, the NY Comedy Festival will feature 60 shows in several venues across the city’s five boroughs from large theaters such as the Carnegie Hall, Beacon Theatre, The Gramercy Theater, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, The Town Hall to small comedy clubs such as the Comedy Cellar at Village Underground and Stand Up NY.
In addition to stand-up comedy shows NY Comedy Festival will also include several unique events:
Comics To Watch – is the traditional talent discover show, where the most promising comedians of the country perform in front of an eager audience and the executives of Comedy Central.
Time Out New York Women of Comedy 2014 – an all-female stand-up event Featuring Sasheer Zamata, Michelle Wolf, Sara Schaefer, Chloe Hilliard, Liz Miele, Marianne Garvey, Emmy Blotnick, and Charla Lauriston.
Stand Up For Heroes – a benefit comedy and music show for the US service members, featuring Louis C.K., John Oliver, Jon Stewart, Bruce Springsteen, and special surprise guests.
See full schedule on: http://nycomedyfestival.com/schedule/