It’s that time of year again when New Yorkers start gearing up for five nights of high profile, holy-crap-look-who-showed-up comedy.
The 2010 New York Comedy Festival, running from November 3-7, is unleashing one of its most jam-packed lineups to date. Among the heavy hitters, there’s Aziz Ansari, Adam Carolla, Margaret Cho, Louis CK, Kevin Hart, Gabriel Iglesias, Luis Jimenez, Maz Jobrani, Joel McHale, Brian Regan, and Nick Swardson, all performing big headlining gigs. Oh, and there’s Rosie O’Donnell. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, with 150 other comedians performing at venues throughout the city.
The festival was founded by Caroline Hirsch, owner of Caroline’s on Broadway, and is being produced in association with Comedy Central.
“The New York Comedy Festival has become THE destination for legendary and rising comedic talent,” says Hirsch. “We are excited about this year’s programming that features an array of performers that are distinct, visionary and downright hilarious.”
“I’m thrilled to give the New York Comedy Festival another try this November” says Joel McHale, one of the many festival headliners. “To be playing Carnegie Hall is a milestone in the Festival’s misjudgment, but for me it is a dream come true.”
Visit the festival website for tickets, scheduling and other details.