COMEDY CENTRAL to Stage Two Free Summer Concerts in Central Park and Red Hook Park
COMEDY CENTRAL Live is marking its sixth consecutive year partnering with the City Parks Foundation by expanding its successful annual SummerStage comedy showcase in Central Park, adding a second free event in Brooklyn's Red Hook Park.
For the first event, COMEDY CENTRAL gets political with "Indecision in the Park," which will be hosted by John Hodgman, and feature stand-up comedy by "Daily Show" correspondents Wyatt Cenac, Al Madrigal, and John Oliver, along with contributorKristen Schaal, executive producer Rory Albanese, and co-executive producer Adam Lowitt, among others. "Indecision in the Park," sponsored by Outback Steakhouse, will be held rain or shine on Wednesday, June 20 at 8:00 p.m. (gates open at 7:00 p.m.) at the SummerStage venue in mid-Central Park. Enter at Fifth Avenue and 69th Street.
COMEDY CENTRAL expands to the borough of Brooklyn for the second event, "COMEDY CENTRAL Live Presents: Hannibal Buress" in Red Hook Park. Headlined by uber talented stand-up comedian and winner of the 2012 Comedy Award for Club Comic, Hannibal Buress, and featuring performances by comedians Kevin Barnett and Josh Rabinowitz, the event will take place rain or shine on Sunday, June 24 at 7:00 p.m. at the SummerStage venue in Red Hook Park.
COMEDY CENTRAL Live's free SummerStage stand-up comedy shows in New York City's historic Central Park began in 2007 with an evening of comedy hosted by Dave Attell, featuring comedians Ted Alexandro, Joe DeRosa, Kurt Metzger, John Mulaney and Amy Schumer. Subsequent "COMEDY CENTRAL Park" events included: Stephen Lynch, Mike Birbiglia andJulian McCullough (2008); Gabriel Iglesias and Pablo Francisco (2009); "The Daily Show & Friends" featuring "Daily Show" correspondents Wyatt Cenac and John Oliver, series alum Rob Riggle, executive producer Rory Albanese and supervising producer Adam Lowitt and a special performance by Lewis Black (2010); and last summer's show, which was headlined by Jim Gaffigan and John Pinette.