14th Annual New York Comedy Festival Releases Initial Line Up


Organizers of the 14th annual New York Comedy Festival have released the initial schedule for this year’s event, and it is absolutely jam-packed with killer acts. With over 200 comedians performing at over 60 different shows at a handful of famed venues, there truly is a little something for everyone at this top-quality festival. This year’s event, which is yet again being co-hosted by TBS, will take place from November 7th — 12th. 

Some highlights include performances by , the Impractical Jokers, , , and O’Brien.

While the list of performers is set to be updated throughout the rest of the summer, here’s what we know of the schedule so far:

Tuesday, November 7th:

Kevin Smith – “An evening with Kevin Smith” panel – 7:00 p.m. – Carolines on Broadway

Wednesday, November 8th:

Chris Hardwick – 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. – Carolines on Broadway


How Did This Get Made? – 7:00 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. – Town Hall

Chris Hardwick – 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. – Carolines on Broadway

Vir Das – 7:00 p.m. – BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center

truTV’s The Impractical Jokers Starring The Tenderloins – “Santiago Sent Us” Tour – 8:00 p.m. – Madison Square Garden

Jon Lovett’s “Lovett or Leave it Podcast” – 8:00 p.m. –Beacon Theatre


Tom Segura — “Tom Segura: No Teeth No Entry Tour” — 7:00 p.m. – Town Hall

Chris Hardwick –- 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. – Carolines on Broadway

2 Dope Queens – 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. — The Bell House

Ron White – 8:00 p.m. – Beacon Theatre


Iliza Shlesinger – “Iliza Live” — 7:00 p.m. – Town Hall

Nick Offerman — “Nick Offerman: Full Bush” – 7:30 p.m. — Beacon Theatre

Bill Maher —“An Evening with Bill Maher” — 8:00 p.m. – The Theater at Madison Square Garden

Brian Regan — “Brian Regan Live in Concert” – 8:00 p.m. — Carnegie Hall

Jim Norton — 9:45 p.m. — Town Hall

Sunday, November 12th

To be announced

In addition to the above performances, there will be a handful of TBS-centric events, including:

A week of Conan episodes filmed at the Apollo Theater, as well as a series of up-and-comer showcases with Conan O’Brien as host.

– A special episode of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee taped in front of a live audience.

– A series of special airings of TBS shows including ’s The Last O.G., Search Party,

For a full list of all of the performances, panels and comedy workshops taking place at this year’s New York Comedy Festival, check out the festival’s website and keep an eye on The IBang for more updates as they come.

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