'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Panel Set for New York Comedy Festival

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'The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'

Jay Pharoah and Dan Harmon have also joined the lineup for the annual event.

Tina Fey and Robert Carlock will take fans behind the scenes of their hit Netflix series The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt with a panel discussion at this year's New York Comedy Festival.

Fey, Carlock and fellow Kimmy Schmidt writers Sam Means, Dan Rubin, Leila Strachan, Azie Dungey, Meredith Scardino and Lauren Gurganous will all take part in "A Conversation With the Writers of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." The panel will take place on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. and the 92Y.

Past editions of the New York Comedy Festival have featured panel discussions with the writers behind Comedy Central's The Nightly Show and The Colbert Report as well as NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and CBS' The Late Show With David Letterman.

The festival also announced Wednesday that live shows from Jay Pharoah, Dan Harmon's Harmontown and Jenny Slate, Max Silvestri and Gabe Liedman's Big Terrific have also been added to the lineup.

“It’s more important now than ever to laugh. That's exactly what the New York Comedy Festival is about, and the newest additions to this year's line-up ensure there is something for every audience member,” said Caroline Hirsch, founder and owner of the New York Comedy Festival and Carolines on Broadway. “We look forward every year not only to our stand-up performances but also our panel discussions, which continue to be as informative and engaging as they are funny.”

The 2016 NY Comedy Festival lineup also features previously announced performers Eric André, Fred Armisen, Hannibal Buress, Dane Cook, Chris D'Elia, Bill Maher, Marc Maron, T.J. Miller, Hasan Minhaj, Tracy Morgan, Trevor Noah, Tig Notaro and Patton Oswalt and will kick off with the 10th annual Stand Up for Heroes event, featuring Jon Stewart, Bruce Springsteen, Jerry Seinfeld and others.

The 13th edition of the New York Comedy Festival, produced by Carolines on Broadway and presented in association with Comedy Central, is set to run from Nov. 1-6. Tickets are currently available.

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