New York Comedy Festival Announces Additional Shows to 2017 Line-Up

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The New York Comedy Festival (NYCF), in association with TBS, announced today the addition of more than 40 shows to its 2017 line-up. The festival runs from November 7 - November 12 at some of New York City's most iconic venues, including the Apollo Theater, Carnegie Hall, the Beacon Theater, the Theater at Madison Square Garden, Carolines on Broadway, NYU Skirball Center, and Town Hall.

Among the newly announced shows is A TOAST TO THE O.G.'S OF COMEDY, a celebration of comedy toasting trailblazing stand-ups Tracy Morgan and Cedric the Entertainer from the upcoming TBS comedy The Last O.G. Audiences will be treated to an unfiltered night of hilarious stand-up featuring some of the country's hottest young comedians and a sit-down conversation with Tracy and Cedric and these comedians who have been inspired by them. Proceeds from the event will go to The Fortune Society, a charity that supports successful re-entry from incarceration.

Conan O'Brien's Team Coco and the festival will present COMICS TO WATCH, an annual live stand-up showcase featuring the very best new talent from across the country, selected by Team Coco and the festival producers, that has been one of the festival's most popular and successful events. An exhaustive search is conducted to find the top young talent from across the country to perform on the show, which was created to help launch the careers of the next generation of comedians by putting them in front of industry executives and comedy fans. Among those who have performed on COMICS TO WATCH in the past are Michael Che from Saturday Night Live, Ali Wong from her hit NETFLIX SPECIAL "Baby Cobra," THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING Jimmy Fallon writers Jo Firestone and Josh Johnson, Andrew Santino from Showtime's I'm Dying Up Here, and SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE alum Brooks Whelan. For the first time, a few of the comedians who perform at this year's COMICS TO WATCH will each receive a coveted spot performing on TBS' Conan.

Back for its tenth consecutive year is the festival's popular NEW YORK'S FUNNIEST stand-up competition, which is open to any and all performers who think they have what it takes to be titled New York's Funniest. Past winners have included SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE STAR Michael Che, former THE NIGHTLY SHOW WITH Larry Wilmore correspondent Ricky Velez, Last Comic Standing's Joe Machi, MTV2'S JOKING OFF Matt Pavich and Tim Dillon is Going to Hell podcaster Tim Dillon, among others.

Other shows announced for the festival include Hidden Fences with Jordan Temple, Whiplash, Dino and Andy's Skull Juice with Dino Stamatopoulos and Andy Dick, the Aparna n' Jo Show with Aparna Nancherla and Jo Firestone, and Wedlock with Kurt Braunohler and Lauren Cook among others. For a complete list of shows, visit nycomedyfestival.com.

"One of our main objectives for the festival is to seek and present the country's very best emerging talent." said Caroline Hirsch, founder and owner of the New York Comedy Festival and Carolines on Broadway. "It's a great opportunity for young comedians to be part of a festival that includes some of the biggest names in comedy on New York's most hallowed stages and to be seen by key industry professionals who can help them get their careers to the next level."

Previously announced comedians as part of the 2017 lineup include 2 Dope Queens, Samantha Bee, Vir Das, Chris Hardwick, Guys We F@#ked: The Experience, How Did This Get Made?, truTV's The IMPRACTICAL JOKERS Starring the Tenderloins, Jon Lovett's "Lovett or Leave It" Podcast, Jo Koy, Bill Maher, Jim Norton, CONAN O'Brien, Nick Offerman, Brian Regan, Tom Segura, Iliza Shlesinger, Kevin Smith, Ron White. Stand Up for Heroes is back for the 11th consecutive year with performances by Hasan Minhaj, John Mulaney, Trevor Noah, CONAN O'Brien, John Oliver and Jon Stewart.

Tickets for all shows are now available to the general public. Tickets can be purchased through the New York Comedy Festival website: www.nycomedyfestival.com.

The 2017 NYCF is presented in association with TBS. The festival is produced by Carolines on Broadway. Sponsors of the festival include Citi, Samuel Adams, iHeart Radio, New York Magazine, the New York Post, Variety and Vulture.

More information about the festival can be found on all of its social media platforms:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/newyorkcomedyfestival
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/nycomedyfest
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nycomedyfest
NEWLY ANNOUNCED 2017 NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL SHOWS
(EVENTS CONFIRMED TO DATE AND ARE SUBJECT TO ADDITIONS AND CHANGES)

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH, 2017
wellRED - TRAE CROWDER, COREY FORRESTER, DREW MORGAN - 7:30PM - GRAMERCY THEATRE
THE DUMP! A GODDAMN STORYTELLING SHOW! - JAKE HART - 8:00PM - THE CREEK AND THE CAVE
SMART, FUNNY, & BLACK - Amanda Seales - 8:00PM - BELL HOUSE
BATTLE OF DIVAS - MATTEO LANE - 8:00PM - UNION HALL
KEEPING JOE PODCAST RECORDING - SAM MORRIL, PHIL HANLEY, Joe MacHI - 8:30PM - FAT BLACK PUSSYCAT LOUNGE
THE CHECK SPOT WITH Emma Willmann - 9:15PM - NEW YORK Comedy Club
COMEDYJUICE - 9:30PM - GOTHAM Comedy Club
ROAST MASTERS - Jeff Ross, BRIAN MOSES, LUIZ GOMEZ - 10:00PM - THE STAND
MIDNIGHT SNACK - JOSH Adam MeyerS, JEREMIAH WATKINS, Avery Pearson - 11:15PM - NEW YORK Comedy Club

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH, 2017
HIDDEN FENCES - JORDAN TEMPLE - 7:00PM - THE BELL HOUSE
MOUTH TIME LIVE - REDUCTRESS EDITORS QUENN AND DIKODA - 8:00PM - UNION HALL
HOMO COMICUS - FEATURING Judy Gold - 8:00PM - GOTHAM Comedy Club
Jeff Ross PRESENTS: STAND UP ON THE SPOT WITH JEREMIAH WATKINS - 9:15PM - NEW YORK Comedy Club
NIGHT LATE - 9:30PM - UCBT CHELSEA
LAST PODCAST ON THE LEFT - BEN KISSEL, MARCUS PARKS, Henry Zebrowski - 10:00PM - BELL HOUSE
LITTLE WHITE BOX - Sara Schaefer - 10:00PM - UNION HALL
MY DIARY - LINDSAY AMES - 11:00PM - ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH, 2017
ANDREW SCHULZ - 7:30PM - GOTHAM Comedy Club
WHIPLASH - 7:30PM - VILLAIN
KEEP CLAPPING, I'M THERE YET - Pat Brown - 7:30PM - THE CREEK AND THE CAVE
LASERS IN THE JUNGLE - 7:30PM - UCBT EAST VILLAGE
NYC BUS TOUR WITH TIM DILLON - 7:30PM - CAROLINES ON BROADWAY
TBS' THE LAST O.G. PRESENTS: A TOAST TO THE O.G.'S OF COMEDY WITH Tracy Morgan - 8:00PM - NYU SKIRBALL
FRESH OUT - 9:00PM - UCBT EAST VILLAGE
CLAYTON ENGLISH: GIMME BOUT AN HOUR - 9:30PM - UCBT CHELSEA
BOAST RATTLE: A COMPLIMENT CONTEST - KYLE AYERS - 10:00PM - UNION HALL
SUPER TIGHT - 10:30PM - LITTLEFIELD
MY DIARY - LINDSAY AMES - 11:00PM - ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL
STAND UP IN THE STREETS - 12:00AM - HIGHLINE BALLROOM

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH 2017
EVERYBODY HAS AN Andy Dick STORY - 5:30PM - ROXY CINEMA
JOEY DIAZ - 7:30PM - GOTHAM Comedy Club
THE BEST OF UCBTNY - 7:30PM - UCBT CHELSEA
NYC BUS TOUR WITH TIM DILLON - 7:30PM - CAROLINES ON BROADWAY
NORE DAVIS - 8:00PM - THE CREEK AND THE CAVE
THE STEPFATHERS - 9:00PM - UCBT CHELSEA
ELIZA SKINNER - 9:00PM - UCBT EAST VILLAGE
DINO AND ANDY'S SKULL JUICE - Andy Dick, DINO STAMATOPOULOS - 9:30PM - GRAMERCY THEATRE
REGULAR COMEDY - 9:30 PM - VILLAIN
AN EVENING OF PREPARED CROWDWORK WITH KYLE AYERS - 10:00PM - UNION HALL
NACHO BITCHES - CORRINE FISHER, BLAIR SOCCI - 10 PM - NEW YORK Comedy Club
JOEY DIAZ - 10:00PM - GOTHAM Comedy Club
MS. PAT - 10:30PM - UCBT CHELSEA
GENTRIFY - 10:30PM - UCBT EAST VILLAGE

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH, 2017
LATE LATE BREAKFAST - 2:00PM - THE CREEK AND THE CAVE
NEW YORK'S FUNNIEST - 4:00PM - CAROILNES ON BROADWAY
COMICS TO WATCH - 6:00PM - CAROLINES ON BROADWAY
ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING LIVE - ADAM CONOVER - 7:00PM - GRAMERCY THEATRE
OFF THE TOP! - Jason Kravits - 7 PM - The Duplex
JOEY DIAZ - 7:30PM - GOTHAM Comedy Club
NYC BUS TOUR WITH TIM DILLON - 7:30 PM - CAROLINES ON BROADWAY
JAK KNIGHT - 8:00PM - UNION HALL
PLEASE SUBSCRIBE - GIULIO GALLAROTTI, MATT PAVICH - 8:00PM - THE PIT
JARED LOGAN - 9:00PM - UCBT CHELSEA
SO YOU DO COMEDY - CHRIS WITASKE - 9:00PM - ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL
CHURCH NIGHT - 9:00PM - COBRA CLUB
APARNA N' JO SHOW - APARNA NANCHERLA, JO FIRESTONE - 10:00PM - UNION HALL
JOEY DIAZ - 10:00PM - GOTHAM Comedy Club
CURFEW - KURT BRAUNHOLER - 10:00PM - LITTLEFIELD
WHAT I DID FOR LOVE - 10:00PM - UCBT EAST VILLAGE
GRANDMA'S ASHES: WE WON'T TELL - 10:30PM - UCBT CHELSEA
LUIS JIMENEZ LIVE - 10:30PM - CAROLINES ON BROADWAY

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2017
BRING YOUR PARENTS TO WORK DAY - ERIC NEUMANN, ROBYN SCHALL - 2:00PM - CAROLINES ON BROADWAY
LADY LOVIN - 4:00PM - CAROLINES ON BROADWAY
ALBINO WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS - VICTOR VARNARDO - 7:00PM - THE CREEK AND THE CAVE
SAM JAY - 7:30PM - UCBT EAST VILLAGE
Robert Dean ALBUM RECORDING - 7:00PM - NEW YORK Comedy Club
AMERICAN BORN DESI COMICS - KC ARORA, ALINGON MITRA, AKAASH SINGH, TUSHAR SINGH - 7:30PM - CAROILNES ON BROADWAY
CHURCH NIGHT - 8:00PM - COBRA CLUB
JULIAN LOVES MUSIC - 8:00PM - HIGHLINE BALLROOM
Robert Dean ALBUM RECORDING - 9:15PM - NEW YORK Comedy Club
HIGGINS: THE INSTAGRAM SHOW - 9:30PM - UCBT EAST VILLAGE
PICTURE THIS - 10:00PM - UNION HALL


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