In its first year as the TV partner for the New York Comedy Festival (NYCF), TBS will create the TBS Comedy HUB inside the new PUBLIC Hotel in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

The TBS Comedy HUB will serve as NYCF HQ, where fans and festivalgoers alike can check out comedy panels and more for free from Nov. 7-12, 2017.

“With the launch of the TBS Comedy Hub, we continue to evolve our brand across a growing ecosystem of screens and platforms. Our partnership with the New York Comedy Festival further allows fans to interact with TBS talent and TBS series in immersive and entertaining new ways live and virtually.  We’re excited to announce this impressive lineup of programming and experiences,” said Michael Engleman, executive vice president of entertainment marketing and brand innovation for TBS and TNT.

“The addition of the TBS Comedy Hub at the festival adds an entire sphere of national audience conversation and engagement with some of television’s most premiere content,” said Caroline Hirsch, founder and owner of the New York Comedy Festival and Carolines on Broadway.  “We are excited for all of the new experiences, comedians and laughs that will pass through the HUB during the course of the festival.”

TBS COMEDY HUB PROGRAMMING LINEUP INCLUDES: 

FULL FRONTAL WITH SAMANTHA BEE
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 5-6 p.m.
‪Full Hour with Full Frontal’s Samantha Bee hosted by Ana Gasteyer

Sit down with Full Frontal’s Samantha Bee for an intimate conversation, where no topic is off limits and audience questions are encouraged! A Q&A panel with Samantha Bee hosted by SNL alumni and star of TBS’ People of Earth, Ana Gasteyer.

CONAN
Tuesday–Thursday, Nov. 7-9, 9 p.m. each night
CONAN Presents: The Writers of CONAN Live

CONAN Presents: The Writers of CONAN Live. Join the CONAN Comedy Writers for their stand-up comedy showcase.

SEARCH PARTY
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 7-11 p.m.
Search Party Presents: “The Guilty Party” Season 2 Premiere Party

Search Party will be brought to life in a dark and unexpected way. Working with critically acclaimed theatre company, Punchdrunk International, TBS will give fans an unforgettable sensory experience, uniquely showcasing Search Party’s addictive satire & mystery. Search Party cast and creators in attendance includes: Michael Showalter, John Early, Meredith Hagner, John Reynolds, and Charles Rogers.

THE DETOUR
Friday, Nov. 10, 5-6 p.m.
TBS Presents: The Detour S3 Premiere Screening with Jason Jones

Join us for an exclusive season 3 premiere screening of TBS’ The Detour followed by a Q & A with writer, Executive Producer and star, Jason Jones.

FINAL SPACE
Saturday, Nov. 11, 5-6 p.m.
Final Space Presents: Story time with Olan Rogers.

Join creator and executive producer of TBS’ upcoming animated action-adventure Final Space, as he screens a portion of an episode followed by one of Olan’s signature story time stand-up performance.
Coming to TBS, Final Space is a serialized animated sci-fi comedy created by “The Tennessee wonder child” Olan Rogers. Rogers is an independent filmmaker, actor, comedian and entrepreneur with close to a million YouTube subscribers. Rogers and David Sacks are writers and executive producers for the TBS original, which is being produced by Conan O’Brien’s Conaco, New Form and in association with Turner’s Studio T. Rogers will also star in the animated series with Fred Armisen, Tom Kenny, David Tennant, Tika Sumpter, Steven Yeun and Coty Galloway.

CONAN Presents: Clueless Gamer Panel with Aaron Bleyaert
Saturday, Nov. 11, 7-8 p.m.
CONAN Presents: Clueless Gamer Panel with Aaron Bleyaert. 

Join Aaron Bleyaert and two of the CONAN writers as they host a panel on the wildly popular CONANshow segment.

SEARCH PARTY
Sunday, Nov. 12, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Search Party Presents: S1 Binge & Bloody Maria Brunch

Fans are invited to a Search Party season 1 binge-a-thon while they enjoy a hosted brunch over Bloody Maria’s.
TBS’s Search Party is a single-camera dark comedy about four self-absorbed 20-somethings who become entangled in an ominous mystery when a former college acquaintance suddenly disappears. Alia Shawkat, John Early, Meredith Hagner, John Reynolds and Brandon Micheal Hall star in the series, which was hailed as one of the best new shows of 2016.

The TBS Comedy HUB will also feature a photo exhibit ‘The Comedians’ from photographer Limor Garfinkle.  ‘The Comedians’ photo series is comprised of over 35 never before seen portraits of comedians such as Tracy Morgan, Jim Gaffigan, Lewis Black, Jim Norton, and many other NY based comedians.  For the past two years Garfinkle has been working on this personal project, alongside the help of industry professionals and friends who all volunteered their time and skills for the creation of these images.

The TBS Comedy Hub is open 3-11 p.m. daily from Nov. 7-12 at PUBLIC Hotel, located at 215 Chrystie St.

Find the complete schedule and ticket registration for all TBS Comedy Hub events via NYCF.tbs.com beginning Oct. 23.

The 2017 NYCF is presented in association with TBS.  The festival is produced by Carolines on Broadway. Sponsors of the festival include Citi, Samuel Adams, iHeart Radio, New York Magazine, the New York Post, Variety and Vulture.

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