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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.

Fifty-Sixth Millionth Couple

Annabelle Gurwitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Annabelle Gurwitch

The first couple has tried to preserve their "date night tradition." We have too -- maybe we can double? On our most recent date night, we couldn't actually afford to leave our bedroom.

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.

"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...