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The New York Comedy Festival on Monday announced the headliners for its 15th annual edition, which is set to run Nov. 5-11.
Tracy Morgan, David Cross, Conan O’Brien, Marc Maron, Dan Harmon’s Harmontown, Bill Burr and Insecure star Yvonne Orji are among the acts set to take the stage during this year’s event, which is being produced by Carolines on Broadway in association with TBS.
Other headliners include Queer Eye stars Jonathan Van Ness and Antoni Porowski, Gabriel Iglesias, Jim Jefferies, Anthony Jeselnik, Jason Mewes, Desus & Mero, Jimmy Carr, Jo Koy, Bert Kreischer, Bryan Safi and Erin Gibson’s Throwing Shade.
The festival later added more than 100 shows to its 2018 lineup including performances by Lisa Lampanelli, Jen Kirkman, Charlamagne Tha God, Michelle Collins and others. A full list of this year’s shows is available here.
This year’s festival will also feature the 11th edition of New York’s Funniest stand-up competition and stand-up showcase Comics to Watch, presented by Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco and the festival.
“The New York Comedy Festival has reached a major milestone, as we celebrate our 15th year this November. We continue to grow in both number of comedians and shows, and are excited to announce this first phase of talent,” Caroline Hirsch, founder and owner of the New York Comedy Festival and Carolines on Broadway, said in a statement. “I think comedy fans will be quite impressed with the variety of programming come November. As we continue to grow our relationship with TBS, we’re confident that this year’s festival will deliver an unparalleled entertainment experience.”
Added TBS and TNT’s chief marketing officer Michael Engleman: “We’re excited to be back for another year of partnership with the New York Comedy Festival. The collaboration with the festival is a terrific platform to celebrate our fans, connect with new audiences and provide unique opportunities for our ad partners. And of course there’s no better showcase for a deep roster of TBS talent.”
Additional performers and shows for the festival, which is expanding to seven days this year, will be announced in the coming months. The 2018 edition, the second presented with TBS, will feature the cable network taking over Sony Hall for three nights of exclusive shows from the TBS Stage from Nov. 8-11.
Sept. 27, 7:38 pm This story has been updated to add additional performers and shows set for this year’s festival.
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