The 14th annual New York Comedy Festival, now in partnership with TBS, has announced its headliners for this November!

Among them: truTV’s The Impractical Jokers Starring The Tenderloins at Madison Square Garden; Bill Maher at The Theater at Madison Square Garden; Brian Regan at Carnegie Hall; Jon Lovett’s “Lovett or Leave It Podcast”, Nick Offerman and Ron White at the Beacon Theater; How Did This Get Made? Podcast, Jim Norton, Tom Segura and Iliza Shlesinger at Town Hall; Vir Das at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center; 2 Dope Queens at The Bell House; and Kevin Smith and Chris Hardwick at Carolines on Broadway, with Hardwick taking the stage for a three-night engagement.

They join the previously announced run of TBS Conan tapings at The Apollo Theater from Nov. 6-9.

TBS will take over the new hotel, Public, with its first-ever TBS Comedy HUB. There you’ll find multiple live shows and the festival HQ.

Some of the events will include:

  • A Conan showcase of up-and-coming talent.
  • A new episode of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee with a special NYCF audience.
  • Audience showcases of TBS original comedies, including screenings, meet-and-greets, panel discussions and more; featuring Tracy Morgan’s THE LAST O.G., the upcoming seasons of THE DETOUR and SEARCH PARTY, and the upcoming Olan Rogers-created animated series FINAL SPACE.

A full talent line-up and a schedule of events will be announced in the coming months.

The Second City also will come to New York for the first time in partnership with Carolines for the inaugural Pop-Up Training Center. The center will include a selection of improvisation, writing, and stand-up workshops. Available workshops offered during the festival include: Introduction to Improvisation; Improv for Actors; Dramatic Improvisation; Turning Improv Into Sketch; Sketch Writing; Stand-Up; Harold Ramis Film School Short Film Immersion; Character Generator; Improvising with Power; and Notes, Notes, Notes. Workshops will take place at Ripley Grier Studios, The Public Hotel, and Carolines on Broadway. For further details on classes and workshops visit the festival website, www.nycomedyfestival.com.

“We’re delighted to present a talented slate of more than 200 unique and diverse performers who are at the forefront of comedy right now,” said Caroline Hirsch, founder and owner of the New York Comedy Festival and Carolines on Broadway. “Now more than ever, comedy is breaking boundaries as a way for us to understand and discuss the changing world around us. Whether providing a sharp-tongued takedown of modern politics or a hilarious escape from the news, these talented performers will provide plenty of laughs during the festival. We’re also thrilled to have TBS as our new partner. TBS brings such an exciting new presence to the festival, including a TBS-hosted home base with the new festival hub that will give fans a more interactive experience. Additionally, we’re bringing The Second City to New York for the very first time, giving people a chance to enroll in classes and workshops.”

“For TBS, this partnership provides us a dynamic opportunity to connect with our fans in new ways, reach new audiences, and propel the brand momentum we’ve generated over the past year. The TBS Comedy HUB will be our creative nexus, part immersive entertainment experience for fans, part digital content studio, and an incredibly fun way to showcase our shows and talent in alliance with a festival that has a tremendous track record for great comedy and comics,” said Michael Engleman, Executive Vice President of Entertainment Marketing and Brand Innovation for TBS and TNT.

 

A Citi presale will run from Aug 9-13. Tickets for the general public go on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 14 at www.nycomedyfestival.com.

 

THE 2017 NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
(EVENTS CONFIRMED TO DATE AND ARE SUBJECT TO ADDITIONS AND CHANGES)

TUESDAY, NOV. 7
KEVIN SMITH – “AN EVENING WITH KEVIN SMITH” – 7:00PM – CAROLINES ON BROADWAY

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 8
CHRIS HARDWICK – 7:00PM & 9:30PM – CAROLINES ON BROADWAY

THURSDAY, NOV. 9
HOW DID THIS GET MADE? – 7:00PM & 9:45PM – TOWN HALL
CHRIS HARDWICK – 7:30PM & 10:00PM – CAROLINES ON BROADWAY
VIR DAS – 7:00PM – BMCC TRIBECA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
truTV’s THE IMPRACTICAL JOKERS STARRING THE TENDERLOINS – “SANTIAGO SENT US” TOUR – 8:00PM – MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
JON LOVETT’S “LOVETT OR LEAVE IT PODCAST” – 8:00PM – BEACON THEATRE

FRIDAY, NOV. 10
TOM SEGURA – “TOM SEGURA: NO TEETH, NO ENTRY TOUR” – 7:00PM – TOWN HALL
CHRIS HARDWICK – 7:30PM & 10:00PM – CAROLINES ON BROADWAY
2 DOPE QUEENS – 8:00PM & 10:00PM – THE BELL HOUSE
RON WHITE – 8:00PM – BEACON THEATRE

SATURDAY, NOV. 11
ILIZA SHLESINGER – “ILIZA LIVE” – 7:00PM – TOWN HALL
NICK OFFERMAN – “NICK OFFERMAN: FULL BUSH” – 7:30PM – BEACON THEATRE
BILL MAHER – “AN EVENING WITH BILL MAHER” – 8:00PM – THE THEATRE AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
BRIAN REGAN – “BRIAN REGAN LIVE IN CONCERT” – 8:00PM- CARNEGIE HALL
JIM NORTON – 9:45PM – TOWN HALL

SUNDAY, NOV. 12
TBD