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New York Comedy Festival

On the Culture Front: Kings of War, Wilderness and more

Chris Kompanek | Posted 11.10.2016 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Regina Spektor has a knack for turning simple chord progressions into ethereal expressions of joy, longing and sadness - sometimes all three in the sa...

How Women In Comedy Are Using Feminist Punchlines To Get Through The Election

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 11.02.2016 | Women

Tina Fey, Cameron Esposito, Rhea Butcher, Aparna Nancherla, Jenny Slate, Tig Notaro and Sasheer Zamata walk into a bar. No, this isn’t the beginning...

Get Ready to Laugh -- this year's New York Comedy Festival is November 1-6

ZEALnyc | Posted 11.01.2016 | Arts

By Don Adkins, ZEALnyc Managing Editor, November 1, 2016 They say "laughter is the best medicine," and if this is true, then the pharmacy is wide-ope...

The CrabFeast Stand Up Comedy Tour to play Carolines on Broadway

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 10.19.2016 | Comedy
Courtney M. Soliday


Don't Miss These 'Brooklyn Comedy Festival' Acts

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 08.15.2016 | Comedy
Courtney M. Soliday

Brooklyn Comedy Festival begins Sunday, August 21st at 9pm, concluding Sunday, August 28th with a Super Mario sendoff (90's Sunday Wrap Party). This ...

UCB, Comedy Celebs Dominate Kickstarter Film Festival Lineup

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 08.11.2016 | Entertainment
Courtney M. Soliday

There is so much to be excited about in regards to the upcoming Brooklyn Comedy Festival (Aug. 22-28).

Laugh Your A** Off During NY Comedy Fest With These Tragic Clowns

James J. Sexton | Posted 11.09.2016 | Divorce
James J. Sexton

If there's anything I learned during my brief middle school jaunt as an ac-TOR, it's that one must balance drama with comedy to delight an audience. That's what those happy/sad masks meant right? Let's say yes.

Give $500K Back to Vets With a Hashtag: Here's How...

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.06.2016 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, I'm a big supporter of veterans, military families, and the orgs that support 'em. As Veterans Day approaches, the Bob Woodruff Foundation announ...

Katla McGlynn

Here's What We Can Expect From 'Broad City' Season 2 | Katla McGlynn | Posted 11.12.2014 | Comedy

Executive producer Amy Poehler joined "Broad City" stars Ilana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson and director Lucia Aniello on Sunday for a panel as part of the N...

On the Culture Front: Marc Maron, Tig Notaro, Antica Pesa and more

Chris Kompanek | Posted 01.11.2015 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Antica Pesa, which has a sister restaurant in Italy, serves top-notch Roman fare in a muted Williamsburg-cool setting that feels like the culmination of the neighborhood's increasing blend of hip and high-end.

Katla McGlynn

7 Things You Didn't Know About 'Inside Amy Schumer' | Katla McGlynn | Posted 11.10.2014 | Comedy

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice -- but having a hit sketch comedy show doesn't hurt. Just one night after packing one...

Jon Hamm Loves Internet Cats As Much As You Do

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 11.04.2014 | Comedy

On the first "@Midnight" episode taped in New York City, "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm made a surprise appearance to talk about something we can all agree o...

Bill Cosby To Headline New York Comedy Festival

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 08.06.2014 | Comedy

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Be Bill Cosby, apparently. The initial line up for the 2014 New York Comedy Festival (NYCF) was announced today, f...

Stolen Moment Of The Week

Mindy Tucker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Mindy Tucker


15 Surprising Facts About 'The Colbert Report'

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 11.13.2013 | Comedy

As part of the 2013 New York Comedy Festival, Stephen Colbert and 17 members of his writing and production staff offered a rare look behind the scenes...

CANCELED | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

At a performance at the New York Comedy Festival over the weekend, Anthony Jeselnik told the crowd that The Jeselnik Offensive has been canceled by Co...

Katla McGlynn

New York's Queen Of Comedy Opens Up | Katla McGlynn | Posted 11.10.2012 | Comedy

After 30 years in the New York comedy scene, Caroline Hirsch has seen it all. The owner of Caroline's On Broadway in Times Square has helped launch th...

The 2012 New York Comedy Festival Lineup

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 08.08.2012 | Comedy

By the time we know who'll be President for the next four years, the 2012 New York Comedy Festival will descend upon New York City for five days of co...

Top 12 Reasons to Attend the 2012 New York Comedy Festival

New York Comedy Festival | Posted 10.08.2012 | Comedy
New York Comedy Festival

The 2012 New York Comedy Festival returns November 7-11 to offer up big laughs to the Big Apple with comedy's biggest stars performing on New York's grandest stages, including Carnegie Hall, The Beacon Theatre, Madison Square Garden, Town Hall, and The Apollo Theater.

Jeffrey Ross Presents 2011's 'Comics To Watch' | Posted 01.13.2012 | Comedy

Up-and-coming stand-ups from across the country perform at the New York Comedy Festival....

EXCLUSIVE: Jim Gaffigan Imagines If He Were In The Military

Posted 01.11.2012 | Comedy

Just in time for Veterans Day, Jim Gaffigan told us what he would be like if he were forced to join the military today. Gaffigan performed on an al...

Katla McGlynn

The Onion News Network To Reveal All Its Secrets | Katla McGlynn | Posted 01.08.2012 | Comedy

President Obama punches a Wall Street Banker in the face. Terrorists plant Decoy Muslims on U.S. soil. New diet suggests imagining food as horrific ni...

PREVIEW: The 2011 New York Comedy Festival

Matt Wilstein | Posted 01.06.2012 | Comedy
Matt Wilstein

This week, the New York Comedy Festival takes over NYC with everything from small shows in the back of Brooklyn bars to headlining double-header sets at large theaters.

Top 12 Reasons To Attend The 2011 New York Comedy Festival

New York Comedy Festival | Posted 10.10.2011 | Comedy
New York Comedy Festival

If, for no other reason, it will be fun to read all of the picket signs outside of Tracy Morgan's show

Maz Jobrani Talks John Boehner, The Tea Party & Sending Cookies To The Middle East (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Maz Jobrani may be America's most high-profile Iranian-American comedian. Boosted by his appearances in "Friday After Next," "Better Off Ted" and "The...