New York Comedy Festival in November

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New York will be full of smiling faces between 10th and 15th November, when the annual New York City Comedy Festival comes to town. Baroque Access has all the details


For the past decade, the New York Comedy Festival (NYCF) has entertained residents and visitors with a week-long laugh fest. And as it enters its eleventh year in 2015, it promises to be better than ever, with some of the country’s biggest names in comedy ready to bring laughter and light at some of the city’s most prestigious venues.

Comedians such as Ricky Newman, Kathy Griffin, Bill Maher and South African Trevor Noah, now host of The Tonight Show, are expected to take stages around town to entertain crowds and bring a smile to their faces. You’ll find them at world-famous venues such as Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden and Carolines on Broadway.





Tuesday, 10 November

6pm Women in Comedy – Comedy Makers: Tales from the Dark Side at Carolines on Broadway

7pm Rick Newman Presents: New York Comedy Writers Round Table II at Triad Theater

7pm The Brilliant Idiots Live Podcast featuring Charlamagne Tha God and Andrew Schulz at Gotham Comedy Club

8pm Comics To Watch at Carolines On Broadway

8pm Stand Up For Heroes: A Benefit For The Bob Woodruff Foundation

Performances by Chris Botti, Seth Meyers, John Oliver, Ray Romano, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart and Surprise Guests at The Theater at Madison Square Garden

9pm Seven Minutes in Purgatory – Ian Abramson, + special guests! At Littlefield

10pm Brunch Night with Jamie LeeLo

Featuring: Actor John Carroll Lynch. Host: Jamie LeeLo and Co-Host: Mehdi Barakchian at Carolines on Broadway

10pm An Evening with Sam Morril & Beth Stelling at Comedy Cellar at The Village Underground


Wednesday, 11 November

7pm Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast Featuring Special Guest Artie Lange at Carolines on Broadway

8pm Margaret Cho: There’s No I in Team But There’s a Cho in Psycho at Town Hall

8pm Kliph Nesteroff Presents Robert Smigel: A Discussion in celebration of The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels and the History of American Comedy at Union Hall

9pm The Front Room at The Knitting Factory – No tickets required. This is a free show.

9.30pm Desperation Tonight with Pat Dixon at Gotham Comedy Club


Thursday, 12 November

7.30pm Bridget Everett and The Tender Moments Featuring Mark Normand at The Gramercy Theatre

8pm Kathy Griffin – Like A Boss at Carnegie Hall

8pm Gabriel Iglesias Presents: Comedians of Stand Up Revolution

Gabriel Iglesias will be hosting and closing the show, which will feature performances by Larry Ohama, Steve Simeone, Wil Sylvince, and Mark Viera at Beacon Theater

8pm A Conversation With Billy Crystal and David Steinberg at the Town Hall

9pm Fresh Out! (Stand Up) at UCB East Village

10pm Death Comedy Jam with hosts Justin Williams and Akash Bhasin at The Creek and The Cave


Friday, 13 November

7pm Joel Creasey: The Hurricane at Laurie Beechman Theater

7.30pm Best of UCBT Sketch at UCB Theatre Chelsea

8pm Sarah Silverman and Friends at Brooklyn Academy of Music

8pm Comedy Central Live in Brooklyn

Featuring Hannibal Buress with Performances by Nathan Fielder, Natasha Leggero, Jay Oakerson, Oh, Hello with Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, Jeff Ross, Roy Wood, Jr. and additional talent to be announced at Kings Theater

10.30pm Goddamn Comedy Jam at The Gramercy Theatre

10.30pm Gentrify at UCB East Village


Saturday, 14 November

2pm A Sit-Down With The Tonight Show Writers at The Times Center

3pm Wayne Federman International Film Festival

Janeane Garofalo presents THE HOT ROCK at the Film Forum

4pm Keepin’ it 100: An Evening with Creative Team of The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore. Moderated by Neil deGrasse Tyson Featuring Larry Wilmore, Executive Producer Rory Albanese, Co-Executive Producer Amy Ozols, Head Writer Robin Thede and “Nightly Show” Contributors Mike Yard, Ricky Velez, Jordan Carlos and Holly Walker at the Paley Center for Media

7pm Judd Apatow and Friends Featuring Mike Birbiglia and more At Carnegie Hall

7pm and 9.45pm Trevor Noah at Town Hall

7pm Week at the Creek: Erik Bergstrom at The Creek and The Cave

8pm An Evening With Bill Maher at The Theater at Madison Square Garden

8pm Bill Burr: Does Anybody Remember Laughter? At Madison Square Garden

10pm What I Did For Love at UCB East Village

11.55pm The Luis Jimenez Show Live – This show will take place Saturday night going into Sunday morning at Carolines On Broadway


Sunday, 15 November

3pm Wayne Federman International Film Festival – Larry Wilmore presents THE PARALLAX VIEW at the Film Forum

4pm NY’s Funniest Finals at Carolines On Broadway

7.30pm Craig Robinson & The Nasty Delicious at Brooklyn Bowl

8pm THIS IS NOT HAPPENING with Ari Shaffir at The Bell House

9pm Comedy at the Knitting Factory – No tickets required, this is a free show at The Knitting Factory

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