NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL Announces Additional Events

NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL Announces Additional Events

The New York Comedy Festival (NYCF), in association with COMEDY CENTRAL, announced today additional events to its line-up, including a Times Talk discussion with Tracy Morgan at The Times Center, moderated by Bill Carter, New York Times national media editor and presented in collaboration with The New York Times; "Lewis Black in Conversation with Bill Scheft," a questions-and-answers session at Barnes & Noble in Union Square, presented in conjunction with Barnes & Noble; "Louie: A Conversation with Louis CK," moderated by James Poniewozik, Senior Writer, Time Magazine; "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 panel discussion with the cast of COMEDY CENTRAL's animated series "Ugly Americans" at The Apple Store in SoHo, moderated by Randy Pearlstein; and a live taping of Patrice O'Neal's one-hour COMEDY CENTRAL special at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.

Other NYCF events added to the line-up are the "Best of New York Sketch," "The Best of Whiplash," "Best of Stripped Stories," and "Time Out Live," all at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre; and "The Best of the Breakout Artist Comedy Series" at Carolines on Broadway, with more events expected to be added.

These events join the already announced 2010 line-up including performances by Aziz Ansari, Adam Carolla, Margaret Cho, Louis CK, Kevin Hart, Gabriel Iglesias, Luis Jimenez, Maz Jobrani, Joel McHale, Rosie O'Donnell, and Brian Regan at more than 10 venues throughout the course of the five-day festival, which runs November 3rd - 7th. As previously announced, the NYCF along with the Bob Woodruff Foundation Stand Up for Heroes event kicks off this years festival on opening night.

"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."

Tickets for all shows are available through the New York Comedy Festival website: www.nycomedyfestival.com

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.

ADDITIONALLY SCHEDULED SHOWS FOR THE 2010 NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Please visit www.nycomedyfestival.com for the full 2010 line-up including previously announced shows.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2

Mike Birbiglia AND FRIENDS CELEBRATE HIS FIRST BOOK:
"SLEEPWALK WITH ME AND OTHER PAINFULLY TRUE STORIES"
7 PM AT CAROLINES ON BROADWAY

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3

Lewis Black: "I'M DREAMING OF A BLACK CHRISTMAS"
IN CONVERSATION WITH BILL SCHEFT
PRESENTED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE BARNES & NOBLE
7:30 PM AT BARNES & NOBLE - UNION SQUARE

BEST OF NEW YORK SKETCH
8:00 PM AT THE UCB THEATRE

"LOUIE: A CONVERSATION WITH LOUIS CK"
MODERATED BY JAMES PONIEWOZIK, SENIOR WRITER TIME MAGAZINE
8:30 PM AT THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA

THE UCBT IMPROV ALL-STARS
9:30 PM AT THE UCB THEATRE

BEST OF WHIPLASH 1
11:00 PM AT THE UCB THEATRE

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4

COMEDY CENTRAL'S"UGLY AMERICANS" PANEL DISCUSSION
MODERATED BY RANDY PEARLSTEIN
6:00 PM AT THE APPLE STORE - SOHO

THE BEST OF THE BREAKOUT ARTIST COMEDY SERIES
7:00 PM AT CAROLINES ON BROADWAY

TIME OUT LIVE
HOSTED BY TIME OUT NEW YORK COMEDY EDITOR JANE BORDEN
7:30 PM AT THE UCB THEATRE

BEST OF STRIPPED STORIES
8:00 PM AT THE UCB THEATRE

BEST OF WHIPLASH 2
11:00 PM AT THE UCB THEATRE

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5

"COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS PATRICE ONEAL"
8:00 PM AT THE SKIRBALL CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6

Tracy Morgan LIVE - MODERATED BY Bill Carter
TIMESTALK

PRESENTED IN COLLABORATION WITH THE NEW YORK TIMES
4 PM AT THE TIMESCENTER

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7
AN EVENING WITH Dick Gregory
7 PM AT CAROLINES ON BROADWAY

FOR TICKETS:
Please visit www.nycomedyfestival.com to purchase tickets to all NYCF shows.

ABOUT THE NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL:
Now in its seventh year, The New York Comedy Festival, produced by Carolines on Broadway and United Entertainment Group in association with Comedy Central. 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, the festival 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. For more information on each event and to purchase tickets, please visit www.nycomedyfestival.com.

 

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