2009 New York Comedy Festival headliners announced

The 2009 New York Comedy Festival, run by the folks at Carolines in partnership with Comedy Central, has announced the initial slate of confirmed headliner acts for this November. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Aug. 17 (though if you have Citi card privileges, you can start ordering now). The fest focuses on getting big names in a variety of venues throughout Midtown Manhattan, and this sixth year is no different, based on the initial list. Look for more names and shows to be added closer to the event — including a full slate of Comedy Central Presents half-hour tapings, the return of the Andy Kaufman Award competition and all sorts of special shows at Carolines. Here is the confirmed list of NYCF shows so far: Nov. 4: ‚ÄúSTAND UP FOR HEROES‚Äù a special benefit presented by NYCF and the Bob Woodruff Foundation at Town Hall (in its third year) Nov. 5: DANE COOK ‚ÄúDane Cook and Friends‚Äù at Madison Square Garden, 7 p.m.; RICKY GERVAIS ‚ÄúOut of England II‚Äù at Carnegie Hall, 8 p.m.; MIKE BIRBIGLIA ‚ÄúI‚Äôm in the Future Also‚Äù at Town Hall, 8 p.m.    Nov. 6: BILL BURR ‚ÄúLet It Go‚Äù at Town Hall, 8 p.m.; TRACY MORGAN ‚ÄúTracy Morgan‚Äôs Hard Knock Life‚Äù at Carnegie Hall, 8 p.m.; ARTIE LANGE "Artie Lange Live" at Beacon Theatre, 7:30 p.m.    Nov. 7: MIKE EPPS...

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