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Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco and the New York Comedy Festival have revealed the talented young stand-up comedians set to participate in this year’s eighth annual “Comics to Watch” stand-up showcase.
Following an exhaustive search, the comedians participating in the showcase in front of industry executives and comedy fans are: Chloe Radcliffe (Minneapolis), Colin Lewis (Edgewater, N.J.), Dina Hashem (Iselin, N.J.), Erica Spera (Endwell, NY), Ivan Decker (Vancouver), Jaboukie Young-White (Chicago), JC Currais (Gainesville, Fla.), Jordan Temple (Queens, N.Y.), Kellen Erskine (Los Angeles), Khalid Rahmaan (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Michael Longfellow (Phoenix) and Rocky Dale Davis (Brookwood, Ala.).
This year, for the first time, a select few of the “Comics to Watch” comedians will receive a spot performing on TBS’ Conan.
Comics to Watch alumni include Michael Che, Ali Wong, Brooks Whelan, Tonight Show writers Jo Firestone and Josh Johnson and Andrew Santino from Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here.
The New York Comedy Festival event, featuring the best new talent from across the U.S. and Canada selected by producers from Team Coco, will take place Saturday, Nov. 11, at 6 p.m. at Carolines on Broadway and at the TBS comedy hub and the new Public hotel. The New York Comedy Festival, presented in association with TBS and produced by Carolines on Broadway, is set to take place Nov. 7-12.
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