NY Comedy Festival to Feature Trevor Noah, Billy Crystal, Judd Apatow
The now-six-day event will also host performances from Margaret Cho, Kathy Griffin, Sarah Silverman and Bill Maher.
Billy Crystal, Judd Apatow and new Daily Show host Trevor Noah are just some of the big names set to perform and take part in talks at this year's New York Comedy Festival.
The festival, which has expanded to six days, announced its main lineup on Monday. Performances from Margaret Cho, Norm MacDonald, Kathy Griffin, Kumail Nanjiani, Iliza Schlesinger, Trevor Noah, Bill Maher and Bill Burr are among the 60 shows taking place throughout the city.
The festival will also host a conversation between Billy Crystal and David Steinberg and events featuring Sarah Silverman and friends and Judd Apatow and friends, the latter taking place at Carnegie Hall.
"Performing at Carnegie Hall is a dream come true," Apatow said in a statement. "Not for me but for some foreign 12-year-old violinist. But I am sure it will be great!"
The New York Comedy Festival, now in its 12th year, is produced by Carolines on Broadway and presented in association with Comedy Central and set to run from Nov. 10-15. The current schedule follows, with additional shows set to be announced in the fall.
THE 2015 NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
(Events confirmed to date and are subject to additions.)
Wednesday, November 11
A Conversation with Patton Oswalt — 7:30 p.m., 92nd Street Y
Margaret Cho: There's No I in Team But There's a Cho in Psycho — 8 p.m., Town Hall
Thursday, November 12
Nathan Fielder: Nathan For You – Sneak Peek and Q&A — 7:30, NYU Skirball Center
Norm MacDonald — 7:30 p.m., Carolines on Broadway (Performing through Sunday, November 15)
A Conversation with Billy Crystal and David Steinberg — 8 p.m., Town Hall
Kathy Griffin: Like a Boss — 8 p.m., Carnegie Hall
Gabriel Iglesias Presents: Comedians of Stand Up Revolution — 8 p.m., Beacon Theatre
Kumail Nanjiani — 10 p.m., NYU Skirball Center
Friday, November 13
Sarah Silverman and Friends — 8 p.m., Brooklyn Academy of Music
Iliza Shlesinger — 8 p.m., NYU Skirball Center
John Leguizamo in Conversation — 8 p.m., 92nd Street YJOHN
Saturday, November 14
Judd Apatow and Friends — 7 p.m., Carnegie Hall
Trevor Noah — 7 p.m., Town Hall
An Evening with Bill Maher — 8 p.m., The Theatre at Madison Square Garden
Bill Burr: Does Anybody Remember Laughter? — 8 p.m., Madison Square Garden