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The New York Comedy Festival 2010


Now in its seventh year, The New York Comedy Festival, produced by Carolines on Broadway and United Entertainment Group in association with Comedy Central, runs November 3rd – 7th, 2010.

The festival has featured some of the country's top comedians, including Bill Maher, Tracy Morgan, Dane Cook, Sarah Silverman, Artie Lange, Katt Williams, Steven Wright, Denis Leary, and Joy Behar, to name a few.

In 2007, NYCF launched the “Stand-Up for Heroes” event to benefit The Bob Woodruff Foundation, which has featured performances by Robin Williams, Ricky Gervais, Conan O'Brien, Regis Philbin, and Bruce Springsteen.

The Stand Up for Heroes event again kicks off this years NYCF's opening night. Throughout the course of the five-day festival, there will be stand-up performances, panel discussions,book signings and many more events detailing the serious world of comedy.

“We strive to continually bring the best and most diverse comedy to the festival each year, and this year is no exception,” says Caroline Hirsch, founder of the Festival and owner of the famed Carolines on Broadway. "The panel discussions, Q-and-A's, and sketch and alternative comedy shows continue to provide a broad spectrum of comedy for the festival."

The 2010 line-up includes performances at more than 10 venues by:

  • Aziz Ansari
  • Adam Carolla
  • Margaret Cho
  • Louis CK
  • Kevin Hart
  • Gabriel Iglesias
  • Luis Jimenez
  • Maz Jobrani
  • Joel McHale
  • Rosie O’Donnell
  • Brian Regan

Events added to its line-up include:

  • Times Talk with Tracy Morgan at The Times Center, moderated by NYT national media editor Bill Carter and presented with The Times
  • Lewis Black in Conversation with Bill Scheft -- a Q-&-A session at the Union Square Barnes & Noble presented with Barnes & Noble
  • Louie: A Conversation with Louis CK moderated by Time Magazine Senior Writer James Poniewozik
  • An Evening with Dick Gregory at Carolines on Broadway
  • Mike Birbiglia and Friends Celebrate his first book, Sleepwalk with Me and Other Painfully True Stories, at Carolines on Broadway
  • A discussion with COMEDY CENTRAL’s cast of the animated series Ugly Americans at SoHo's Apple Store moderated by Randy Pearlstein
  • a live taping of Patrice O’Neal’s one-hour COMEDY CENTRAL special at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

The NYCF also features in the line-up the following:

  • the Best of New York Sketch
  • The Best of Whiplash
  • Best of Stripped Stories
  • Time Out Live,” all at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
  • “The Best of the Breakout Artist Comedy Series” at Carolines on Broadway

Media sponsors include Time Out New York and the New York Post. Jameson…Taste Above All Else is the official Irish Whiskey, B.R. Guest is a signature partner, Travelocity is the official travel sponsor of the 2010 New York Comedy Festival, and Energizer and Buick Regal are supporting sponsors.

For the full 2010 line-up including previously announced shows and tickets for all shows are available through the New York Comedy Festival website:

The New York Comedy Festival
November 3rd – 7th, 2010

Carolines on Broadway

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