(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
The 2nd Annual New York Comedy Festival (NYCF) is set for November 1-6 with more than 18,000 tickets available. The six-day event will take place throughout the city in Carolines, Theater at MSG, Hammerstein Ballroom, Avery Fisher Hall, Town Hall and Alice Tully Hall with over 100 comics performing including Joy Behar, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Mario Cantone, Denis Leary, David Alan Grier, Andrew Dice Clay and DL Hughley.
"Carolines is very proud to be a partner in the New York Comedy Festival, and to provide laughter to this fabulous city! There is an energy throughout the week that you just cannot describe," says Caroline Hirsch owner and president of Carolines on Broadway. "Our lineup really captures some of the finest names in the business and we are thrilled to be back. There is something for everyone to experience."
"New York City is the comedy capital of the world with some of the nation's most treasured comedians getting their start here in the Big Apple," said Cristyne L. Nicholas, president & CEO of NYC & Company. "The New York Comedy Festival will produce a lot more than laughs. Visitor spending generated by high profile events help support nearly 300,000 jobs in all five boroughs."
Sponsors of the NYCF include: Comedy Central, Geico Insurance, Pontiac, Reader's Digest and Time Out New York. Event partners in the New York Comedy Festival are Carolines on Broadway, entertainment firm Alliance and WABC-TV, Channel 7 as a media partner. NYC & Company is on board as a promotional partner.
–Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen