Here are your Comics to Watch for Team Coco’s 2018 New York Comedy Festival showcase

Last year’s Comics To Watch showcase was so successful, several of the stand-ups who performed for Team Coco eventually earned spots on Conan in 2018.

Will this year’s crop prove just as promising?

The ninth annual Comics To Watch at New York Comedy Festival happens Nov. 7 at Carolines on Broadway, featuring:

  • Catherine Cohen (New York)
  • Mohanad Elshieky (Portland)
  • Robby Hoffman (Los Angeles)
  • Orlando Leyba (Los Angeles)
  • Gavin Matts (Vancouver)
  • Rebecca O’Neal (Chicago)
  • Corey Rodrigues (Boston)
  • Julia Shiplett (New York)
  • Paige Weldon (Los Angeles)
  • Aaron Woodall (Salt Lake City).

Two comedians who perform at this year’s Comics to Watch will receive a coveted spot performing on TBS’ Conan in 2019.

Past COMICS TO WATCH have included Michael Che, Ali Wong, Jo Firestone, Josh Johnson, Andrew Santino, Jaboukie Young-White, Asif Ali and Brooks Whelan.

Sean L. McCarthy

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