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New York Comedy Festival

No Women Featured in NY Comedy Festival! No Joke!

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Beverly Wettenstein

The Primetime Emmy Awards showed that women writers on a comedy or variety series are a rare and endangered species. Only seven of the 81 writers were women.

Top Nine Reasons to See Bill Maher Perform at the 2009 NYCF

New York Comedy Festival | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
New York Comedy Festival

5. The Daily Show and The Colbert Report don't tape on Sunday. What are you supposed to debate with your co-workers on Monday?

Top Nine Reasons NYC Is the Capital of Comedy

New York Comedy Festival | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
New York Comedy Festival

7. There's a reason why all comedies are set in New York, while nearly every drama takes place on the countryside, by a lake, or in some kind of "nature."

Improv Fans Flock by the Hundreds to See a 72-Hour Comedy Binge

Max Fox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Max Fox

The Del Close Marathon brings a great blend of seasoned veterans, well-known comedians, and up-and-coming improv teams to one underground black box theatre.

Ricky Gervais: How Do You Get To Carnegie Hall? (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In a promo for the upcoming New York Comedy Festival, Ricky Gervais takes a profanity-laced stab at the age-old question: How do you get to Carnegie H...

New York Comedy Festival Announces Line-Up: Andy Samberg, Artie Lange, Bill Maher, And Tracy Morgan To Perform

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The New York Comedy Festival announced a tentative line-up today that adds Dane Cook, Mike Birbiglia and more to an already venerable list of stand-up...

The Top Nine Reasons to Attend the New York Comedy Festival

New York Comedy Festival | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
New York Comedy Festival

8. You've always heard that Tracy Morgan is a lunatic on stage, but you've never experienced it for yourself.

Gervais, Morgan, Maher To Headline New York Comedy Festival

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

NEW YORK -- Ricky Gervais (Ger-VASE') Tracy Morgan and Bill Maher (MAR') will headline the sixth annual New York Comedy Festival. Organizers announce...

"Daily Show" Writer: "It's Going To Be Fun Watching Fox News Rapidly Lose Their Balance"

New York Times | Dave Itzkoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Here's what four other participants in coming festival events had to say about the state of comedy and politics. J. R. Havlan Writer, "The Daily Sho...

Recycled Gossip: Tara Reid Has Smelled Like Booze And Cigarettes For Weeks

Huffington Post | Katherine Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The New York Daily News' Rush & Molloy mentioned the eau de Tara Reid in their column today with the following item: Don't look for Tara Reid on anot...

Roseanne And Rosie's Raunchy Joint Routine

Us Weekly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Rosie O'Donnell and Roseanne Barr opened the New York Comedy Festival Tuesday night at the Lincoln Center -- and nothing was off limits. Controversia...