The New York Comedy Festival (NYCF) Announces Comedians for Festival, November 1 – 6

NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2016 LINE-UP; ERIC ANDRÉ, DANE COOK, CHRIS D’ELIA, CAMERON ESPOSITO, BRIDGET EVERETT, BILL MAHER, MARC MARON, T.J. MILLER, TIM MINCHIN, TRACY MORGAN, TREVOR NOAH, TIG NOTARO, PATTON OSWALT AND MORE ALL TO MAKE NEW YORK LAUGH THIS FALL; 13TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL WILL RUN NOVEMBER 1 – 6

NEW YORK, N.Y. (AUG. 8, 2016) – The New York Comedy Festival (NYCF), presented in association with Comedy Central, today announced the talented line-up of comedians who will make New York laugh when the festival runs from November 1 – 6.  For six days, over 200 comedians will perform in more than 60 shows across all five boros at some of New York City’s most prestigious venues.

Among those who will headline the 13th annual festival are Tracy Morgan, Marc Maron and Tig Notaro, all performing at Carnegie Hall; Dane Cook, Chris D’Elia, Trevor Noah, Patton Oswalt and Tim Minchin, all at the Beacon Theater; Bill Maher at The Theater at Madison Square Garden; Bridget Everett and T.J. Miller at Town Hall; Eric André, who will take the stage at Carolines on Broadway for a four-night engagement; and Cameron Esposito performs at NYU Skirball Center.

Additional festival shows will be announced in the fall.

“We’re thrilled to have such an amazing group of talented comedians this year,” said Caroline Hirsch, founder and owner of the New York Comedy Festival and Carolines on Broadway.  “The festival continues to present the performers at the forefront of comedy, while giving audiences an opportunity to enjoy these great artists in many of the city’s most iconic venues; and with the presidential election taking place the week after the festival, I’m sure there will be no shortage of hilarious commentary on all of the political happenings.”

“I’m very excited about returning to the New York Comedy Festival this year,” says Tracy Morgan.  “I can’t wait to get on stage at the legendary Carnegie Hall to perform in front of my family, my friends and my home town fans.”

“New York City is the apex of comedy, from up and coming talent to the comedy elite, it is the place to perform,” said Jonas Larsen, Senior Vice President, Talent & Specials, Comedy Central. “The New York Comedy Festival is a celebration of the best in comedy and Comedy Central is proud to be a part of it again.”

Every year the New York Comedy Festival brings the who’s who in comedy together, giving audiences the opportunity to see some of the comedy industry’s biggest stars.  Past festivals have included Aziz Ansari, Hannibal Buress, Bill Burr, Louis C.K., Billy Crystal, Whitney Cummings, Larry David, Jim Gaffigan, Ricky Gervais, Kathy Griffin, Kevin Hart, Joel McHale, Andy Samberg, Amy Schumer and Sarah Silverman among others. The NYCF has also focused on highlighting the behind-the-scenes creative process by producing informative and entertaining panels, some including “Id Isn’t Always Pretty: An Evening with Broad City,” “A Sit-Down with The Tonight Show Writers,” “Clown Panties and Other Unpleasant Truths: An Evening with Inside Amy Schumer,” and “Keepin’ It 100: An Evening with Larry Wilmore & the Creative Team of The Nightly Show.”

Citi is the official credit card of the New York Comedy Festival. Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets to NYCF shows through Citi’s Private Pass program. The presale will run from August 10 at 10:00 AM EDT to August 14 at 10:00 PM EDT. For complete presale details, visit: www.citiprivatepass.com.

Tickets for all shows are available to the general public starting August 15 at 10:00 AM EDT.  Tickets can be purchased through the New York Comedy Festival website: www.nycomedyfestival.com.

The 2016 NYCF is presented in association with Comedy Central.  The festival is produced by Carolines on Broadway. Sponsors of the festival include Citi, New York Magazine, the New York Post, SiriusXM Radio, Taco Bell, Variety and Vulture.

This year, the festival is introducing a new hashtag — #MakeNYLaugh — for use in all of its social media platforms:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/newyorkcomedyfestival
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/nycomedyfest
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nycomedyfest

THE 2016 NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
(EVENTS CONFIRMED TO DATE AND ARE SUBJECT TO ADDITIONS)

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3
PATTON OSWALT — 7:00 PM — BEACON THEATRE
ERIC ANDRÉ – 7:30 PM – CAROLINES ON BROADWAY (PERFORMING THROUGH SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6)
BRIDGET EVERETT – 8 PM –TOWN HALL
TIM MINCHIN – 9:45 PM – BEACON THEATRE 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4
CHRIS D’ELIA – 7 PM – BEACON THEATRE
MARC MARON – 8 PM – CARNEGIE HALL
CAMERON ESPOSITO – 7:30 PM – NYU SKIRBALL CENTER
DANE COOK – 9:45 PM – BEACON THEATRE

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5
TIG NOTARO – 7 PM – CARNEGIE HALL
TREVOR NOAH – 7 PM – BEACON THEATRE
BILL MAHER – 8 PM – THEATER AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
T.J. MILLER – 8 PM –TOWN HALL
TRACY MORGAN – 10:30 PM – CARNEGIE HALL

ABOUT THE NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL
Now in its thirteenth year, the New York Comedy Festival is produced by Carolines on Broadway in association with Comedy Central. The festival has featured the country’s top comedians, including Aziz Ansari, Judd Apatow, Hannibal Buress, Bill Burr, Louis C.K., Margaret Cho, Billy Crystal, Larry David, Ricky Gervais, Kathy Griffin, Kevin Hart, John Leguizamo, Norm Macdonald, Bill Maher, Tig Notaro, Nick Offerman, Amy Schumer, Sarah Silverman, and Wanda Sykes, to name a few. In 2007, the festival launched the “Stand Up for Heroes” event to benefit The Bob Woodruff Foundation, which has featured performances by Ricky Gervais, John Mayer, Seth Meyers, John Oliver, Conan O’Brien, Ray Romano, Jerry Seinfeld, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart, and Robin Williams, among others.  To date, the “Stand Up for Heroes” events have raised over $33 million.  For more information please visit the NYCF website, like the NYCF Facebook page, and follow the NYCF on Twitter, @NYComedyFest.

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