Cho, McHale, O'Donnell et al. Lead 2010 New York Comedy Festival, 11/3 - 11/7


The New York Comedy Festival (NYCF), in association with COMEDY CENTRAL, announced today that comedians Aziz Ansari, Adam Carolla, Margaret Cho, Louis CK, Kevin Hart, Gabriel Iglesias, Luis Jimenez, Maz Jobrani, Joel McHale, Rosie O'Donnell, Brian Regan, and Nick Swardson will perform at this year's festival. They will be joined by more than 150 other comedians performing at more than 10 venues throughout the course of the five-day festival, which runs November 3rd - 7th.

"The New York Comedy Festival has become THE destination for legendary and rising comedic talent," says Caroline Hirsch, founder of the Festival and owner of the famed Carolines on Broadway. "We are excited about this year's programming that features an array of performers that are distinct, visionary and downright hilarious."

"I'm thrilled to give the New York Comedy Festival another try this November," says comedian Joel McHale. "To be playing Carnegie Hall is a milestone in the Festival's misjudgment, but for me it is a dream come true."

The 2010 NYCF is presented in association with COMEDY CENTRAL. The festival is produced by Carolines on Broadway and United Entertainment Group. 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, and Travelocity is the official travel sponsor of the 2010 New York Comedy Festival.

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