2019 New York Comedy Festival announces tons more shows

The New York Comedy Festival (NYCF) has announced the addition of more than 100 shows from Nov. 4-10, 2019, taking place at venues large and small across the city.

Among the newly announced shows are Pete Holmes,  Quinta Brunson and Friends, Going Deep with Chad & JT, Patriot Act, History Hyenas Live Podcast, Trevor Wallace, Indoor Recess with Mr. D, Her-I-Cane, Seek and Culture, Let’s Go Atsuko:  A Woke Japanese Game Show, Larry Owens and Friends and Made in India.  Fans can check out the full schedule of shows at nycomedyfestival.com/schedule.

Back for a 12th consecutive year: The festival’s popular New York’s Funniest stand-up competition, which is open to any and all performers who think they have what it takes to be titled New York’s Funniest. Past winners have included Josh Johnson, Emmy nominee David Angelo, Saturday Night Live star Michael Che, former The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore correspondent Ricky Velez, Last Comic Standing’s Joe Machi, MTV2’s Joking Off Matt Pavich and Tim Dillon is Going to Hell podcaster Tim Dillon.

“We’re thrilled to present such a richly talented roster of performers and a variety of shows that represent the country’s diverse  comedy scene, “ said Caroline Hirsch, founder and owner of the New York Comedy Festival and Carolines on Broadway. “Each year, the festival continues to raise the bar bringing the very best comedy talent to the biggest stages across the city.”

Previously announced comedians of the 2019 festival include Nate Bargatze, Nicole Byer, Stephen Colbert, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Vir Das, Nick Kroll, Kathleen Madigan, Bill Maher, Norm McDonald, Trevor Noah, Randy Rainbow, Tom Segura, Benito Skinner, Jenny Slate, Kevin Smith and Jay Mewes, No Such Thing As A Fish, and Betches Media’s U Up? Live. Kicking off the festival on Nov. 4, Stand Up for Heroes is back for the 13th consecutive year with performances by Ronny Chieng, Hasan Minhaj, John Oliver, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart, and more.

Tickets for all shows are now available to the general public. To view a complete list of upcoming performances and purchase tickets for the newly announced shows, visit nycomedyfestival.com.

Sean L. McCarthy

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