Team Coco & NY Comedy Festival Present Annual COMICS TO WATCH Showcasse

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Conan O'Brien's Team Coco and The New York Comedy Festival will present the eighth annual COMICS TO WATCH, a live stand-up showcase featuring the very best new talent from across the country and Canada, selected by producers from Team Coco and the festival. The annual COMICS TO WATCH stand-up showcase has been one of the festival's most popular and successful events and this year it will take place on Saturday, November 11 at 6:00 p.m. at Carolines on Broadway and at 11:00 p.m. at the TBS Comedy HUB at the new hotel property PUBLIC.

COMICS TO WATCH is an annual showcase featuring a wide range of diversely talented young comedians selected by Team Coco and NYCF organizers who worked closely together to identify the best new stand-up comedians from all across the country and Canada. An exhaustive search was 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.

For the first time, a select few of the comedians who perform at this year's COMICS TO WATCH will also receive a coveted spot performing on tbs' CONAN.

The November 11th COMICS TO WATCH stand-up showcase will feature the following comedians: Chloe Radcliffe (Minneapolis, MN), Colin Lewis (Edgewater, NJ), Dina Hashem (Iselin, NJ), Erica Spera (Endwell, NY), Ivan DECKER (Vancouver, Canada), Jaboukie Young-White (Chicago), JC Currais (Gainesville, FL), Jordan Temple (Queens, NY), Kellen Erskine (Los Angeles), Khalid Rahmaan (Brooklyn, NY), Michael Longfellow (Phoenix, AZ), and Rocky Dale Davis (Brookwood, AL).

Past COMICS TO WATCH have gone on to greater success, including 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.

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.

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