Rock, Seinfeld headlining Comedy Festival


NEW YORK -- The third annual edition of HBO's and AEG Live's the Comedy Festival in Las Vegas in November will feature Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld headlining back-to-back shows at the Colosseum, organizers said Tuesday.

The festival is set to take place Nov. 14-17 at Caesars Palace, with TBS returning as title sponsor.

The organizers said in a statement that TCF will continue its tradition of presenting comedy's biggest stars and cutting-edge talent. Multiartist performances, tributes, stand-up and sketch comedy as well as televised specials will all be part of the program lineup again.

Further talent and show announcements will come in the next month.

"With the support of our partners, the enthusiasm of the comedy community and a little bit of Lady Luck, the Comedy Festival has found a great long-term home at Caesars Palace," TCF CEO Bob Crestani said. "Chris and Jerry's stand-up performances capture the energy and standard of excellence that our audiences demand and we are thrilled to present."

In its first two years, more than 100,000 people attended TCF, according to the organizers.

Program highlights of the first two years included stand-up performances by Jon Stewart, Dave Chappelle, Dane Cook, Bill Maher, Carlos Mencia and Sarah Silverman, the presentation of the Comedian Award to Seinfeld and Rock as well as the Caesars Palace Laurel Award to Don Rickles and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog's "Poopapalooza."