(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — HBO’s inaugural Comedy Festival, scheduled for November 17-19 in Las Vegas, will be showcasing comic stars and legends like Dave Chappelle, Larry David, George Lopez, Bill Maher, Dennis Miller, Chris Rock, Ray Romano, Garry Shandling and Jon Stewart.
Chappelle, who made headlines after disappearing during taping of the third season of Comedy Central’s Chappelle’s Show, will return to the spotlight to close out the event.
Jerry Seinfeld will be given the first ever The Comedian award, the festival’s highest honor for the artist that has most influenced and furthered the art of comedy.
“The extraordinary breadth of talent that is performing at the festival is a comedy fan’s dream,” Bob Crestani, CEO of the Comedy Festival, said in a statement.
The festival is being jointly produced by HBO and AEG Live, and sponsored by TBS. Over three days, more than 50 performances will take place in nine venues at Caesars Palace and the Flamingo Las Vegas, including live stand-up, sketch comedy and film, as well as special events and screenings.
Tickets for the Comedy Festival go on sale September 25th through Ticketmaster and September 30th through the festival’s website, www.thecomedyfestival.com. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers