New York Comedy Festival Lineup 2014

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Carolines on Broadway’s New York Comedy Festival is coming to town and New York is ready, planning FIVE spectacular days, over ONE HUNDRED shows, nearly TWO HUNDRED performers.  This schedule is updated almost daily with new shows and performers being added all the time so for final confirmation, always check

The New York Comedy Festival has a different vibe from other festivals.  It takes place throughout the entire city which makes it somewhat less like a comedy summer camp- but that kind of centric approach wouldn’t really work for  New York City.  The festival takes you through some of New York’s best known comedy clubs, legendary theaters, and favorite places that New Yorkers enjoy comedy all year around. With so many headliners, shows, events, talks, panels, podcasts and even game shows taking place, it can be difficult to decide where to spend your time.  It’s okay, we’ve got you.  Stay tuned for our Editors Picks list later this week, giving you the our #1 choices for the best New York Comedy Festival experience.  And follow #NYCF on Twitter for everything festival related.

With Gigantic Celebrity Names like Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Amy Schumer, Marc Maron, Bill Cosby, Bob Odenkirk, Chris Hardwick, Dane Cook, Dave Attell, Hannibal Buress. Jim Gaffigan, John Oliver, Jon Stewart, Louis CK, Paula Poundstone, Pete Holmes, Seth Rogen, and Tig Notaro,

Plus performances from your favorite comedians like Kyle Kinane, Big Jay Oakerson, Kurt Metzger, Kathleen Madigan, Brooks Wheelan, Cameron Esposito, Nate Bargatze, Reggie Watts, Leslie Jones, Bonnie McFarlane, Janeane Garofalo, Chris Laker, Kurt Metzger, Maria Bamford, Christian Finnegan, Rachel Feinstein, Dave Hill, Sara Schaefer, Sasheer Zamata, Luis J Gomez, Ellie Kemper, Mark Normand, Emily Heller, Ilana Glazer, Keith and the Girl, Jacqueline Novak, Sam Morill, James Adomian, Jeff Ross, Jessi Klein, Jessimae Peluso, Jim Tewes, Joe List, Sherrod Small, Joe Machi, Ari Shaffir, Paul Virzi, Seth Herzog, Chloe Hilliard, Josh Rabinowitz , Carla Aquilino, Yannis Pappas, Dov Davidoff, Ted Alexandro, Mike Lawrence and more!

For more information Check out our Editors Top Picks for our Favorite Events to Attend this Week!

The Week Kicks off on Monday Night When @Midnight starts a week long series of shows in New York City!

  • 5:00pm @Midnight with Chris Hardwick.  Host: Chris Hardwick.  With Nikki Glaser, Hannibal Buress and Judah Friedlander.  Venue: ABC Television Studios




  • 5:00pm @Midnight with Chris Hardwick.  Host: Chris Hardwick with Jim Gaffigan, Michael Ian Black andKyle Kinane. Venue: ABC Television Studios
  • 7:30pm HerSterical: One Big Fabulous Comedy Party!  Hosted by Christina Cote with Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Bonnie McFarlane, Helen Hong, Fantasy Grandma and more.  Venue: Carolines On Broadway
  • 8:00pm Sweet.   Hosted by Seth Herzog.  Venue: Slipper Room
  • 8:00pm Comedy Underground Live with Dave Atell.  Hosted by Dave Attell with Dov Davidoff, Ted Alexandro, Rich Vos. Venue: Comedy Cellar at The Village Underground
  • 9:30pm Laundry Day: A Sketch Show.  With Mark NormandVenue: Carolines On Broadway
  • 10:00pm Comedy Underground Live with Dave Attell.   Hosted by Dave Attell with Jessica Kirson, Ari Shaffir, Kurt Metzger, Jay Oakerson. Venue:  Comedy Cellar at The Village Underground



  • 5:00pm @Midnight with Chris Hardwick.  Host Chris Hardwick with Bridget Everett, Hari Kondabolu and Jeff Ross. Venue: ABC Television Studios
  • 6:30pm NRDC’s Night of Comedy.  Hosted by Seth Meyers Performances by Larry David, Susie Essman, Amy Schumer and Jerry Seinfeld Venue:  583 Park Avenue * Just Added
  • 7:00pm  Comics To Watch.  Hosted by Chris Distefano and featuring: Alex Edelman, David Smithyman, Emmy Blotnick, Jak Knight, Julio Torres, Kevin Iso, Matt Ingebretson, Naomi Ekperigin, Nate Fernald, Ricky Velez, and Robert DeanVenue: Carolines On Broadway
  • 7:00pm  Time Out New York Women Of Comedy.  Host Robin Montague with Michelle Wolf, Chloe Hilliard, Marianne Garvey, Emmy Blotnick, Charla Lauriston and more.  Venue: Le Poisson Rouge
  • 7:30pm  @Midnight with Chris Hardwick, Host Chris Hardwick Venue: ABC Television Studios
  • 8:00pm  Stand Up Heroes: A Benefit for the Bob Woodruff Foundation  with Louis CK, Jim Gaffigan, John Oliver, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart and Surprise Guests  Venue: The Theater at Madison Square Garden
  • 8:00pm  Schtick or Treat.  This tribute show features over 30 of NYC’s top comedians performing as their favorite comedy legends. Hosts Matt Ruby and Mark Normand with fake versions of Ellen Degeneres, Robin Williams, Woody Allen and more. Venue: Littlefield
  • 8:00pm  The Leisure Hour!  Host Brian McCann Venue: UCB Chelsea Theatre
  • 8:00pm  The Mashup Comedy Show. Hosts Adrienne Iapalucci and Luis J. Gomez.  With Yannis Pappas, Paul Virzi, Janeane Garofalo, Bonnie McFarlane and more.  Venue: The Stand
  • 8:30pm  Kyle Kinane with Kyle Kinane.  Featuring Chris GarciaVenue: Union Hall
  • 8:00pm Creek Cave Live.  Featuring Monroe Martin and Guy Branum.  Venue:  Creek and the Cave
  • 9:00pm  Betches Love This Presents Humor Me: The Betches of Comedy.  Liza Treyger, Sara Armour, Jared Freid, Brooks Wheelan, Jamie Lee, and more! Venue:  Carolines On Broadway
  • 9:30pm Time Out New York Women of Comedy.  Host Robin Montague with Chloe Hillard, Marianne Garvey, Emily Blotnick,Charla Lauriston.  Venue:  Le Poisson Rougue
  • 9:30pm  ‘’HA!’’The Musical with Big Jay Oakerson, Luis J Gomez, Kevin Farley, Christian Finnegan, Casey Balsham, Bill Dawes.  Venue: Stage 72
  • 9:30pm  The Show with Chris Laker. Host Chris Laker.  With Yannis Pappas, Jacqueline Novak Bonnie McFarlane, Damien LemonVenue: The Creek and The Cave
  • 9:30pm  Friends of the People. With Kevin Barnett, Jen Bartels, Lil Rel Howery, and Josh Rabinowitz.  Venue: UCB Chelsea.
  • 10:00pm Race Wars Podcast. With Sherrod Small and Kurt Metzger, Dave Attell, Artie Lange, Wil Sylvince, Kareem Green, Kaytlin Bailey,  Venue: Comedy Cellar at The Village Underground
  • 10:00pm All Things Comedy Showcase Featuring Ari Shaffir, Ben Kissel, Jordan Klepper, Dean Edwards, Nick DiPaolo and Brody Stevens. Venue: The Stand  *Just Added!
  • 10:00pm  The Show with Chris Laker.  With Chris Laker featuring Bonnie McFarlane, Jacqueline Novak, Damien Lemon, Yannis Pappas.
  • 10:30pm Lil Rel Howery.  With Lil Rel Howery.   Venue: Stand Up NY



  • 5:00pm  @Midnight with Chris Hardwick.  Host Chris Hardwick with Jim Norton, Artie Lange and Kurt Metzger.  Venue: ABC Television Studios
  • 6:00pm Women Aren’t Funny: Debunking the Myth.  Panel moderated by Bonnie McFarlane, with Blair Breard, Lea DeLaria, Judy Gold, Marina Franklin.  Venue:  Carolines on Broadway
  • 7:00pm  Jim Gaffigan: In Conversation with Elliott Forrest, Jim Gaffigan and Elliot Forrest.  Venue: The Jerome L. Greene Space
  • 7:00pm Splitsider Live! Host Adam Frucci Featuring Michelle Wolf, Jena Freidman, Sheng Wang and Low Standards with Matt Fisher and John Murray Venue:  UCB East Village
  • 7:30pm Ophira Eisenberg With Friends: Bangs! Comedy Album Release Party,with Ophira Eisenberg featuring Micaela Blei, Leah Bonnema, Andy Christie, Julian Velard. Venue: Union Hall
  • 8:00pm The Leisure Hour With Brian McCann Venue:  UCB East *Just Added
  • 8:00pm Tig Notaro Boyish Girl Interrupted,  Tig Notaro Venue: Town Hall
  • 8:00pm Dane Cook Live at the Beacon Theater Dane Cook  Venue: Beacon Theatre
  • 8:00pm This is Not Happening, Host Ari Shaffir with Jim Norton, Bridget Everett, Mike Lawrence and Mark Normand Venue: Comedy Cellar at The Village Underground
  • 8:00pm You Can’t Say That hosted by Keith and The Girl.  With Keith Malley, Chemda, Venue: The Creek and The Cave
  • 8:00pm Monroe Martin’s Six Foot Nothing Show, Host Monroe Martin with Subhah Agarwal, Derek Gaines, Menuhin Hart, Dave Temple, Ian Fidance, Chris Cotton  Venue: The Stand
  • 8:00pm Pete Holmes. with Pete Holmes.  Venue: The Bell House
  • 8:00pm Sommore: The Chandelier Status Experience, Venue: Carolines On Broadway
  • 8:30pm Fresh Out! NY: Stand Up Comedy  Host Ashley Brooke Roberts and Jim Tewes.   Venue: UCB East Village
  • 9:00pm Lies Podcast Taping with Sara Schaefer,  Host Sara Schaefer with guest Mike Doughty.  Venue:  The Jerome L. Greene Space
  • 9:30pm Sasheer Zamata Party Time!, Host Sasheer Zamata with Naomi Ekperigin, Chioke Nassor, Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting, Handjob Academy.  Venue: UCB Chelsea Theatre
  • 9:40pm Comedy as a Second Language.  Hosts Scotland Green and Rojo Perez with Marty DeRosa, Andy Hendrickson, Pat Brown.  Venue: Kabin
  • 10:00pm How Many Questions LIVE.  Hosts Sabrina Jales and Liza Treyger with Bridget Everett, Chris Distefano, Michelle Buteau, Aparna Nancherla, Matteo Lane, Megan Gailey, Hamm Samwich .  Venue:  Union Hall
  • 10:00pm My Feminine Side, Lauren Hennessey.  Venue: The Creek and The Cave
  • 10:00pm What’s Your Effing Deal?! Host Big Jay Oakerson.  With and Mike BrittVenue: Comedy Cellar at The Village Underground
  • 10:00pm It’s Complicated with Amanda Seales, Host Amanda Seales.  Venue:  The Stand
  • 10:00pm Don’t Get Gassed: 7 Year Anniversary Show.  Host Cipha Sounds.  Venue: Carolines On Broadway
  • 10:00pm Josh Rabinowitz. With Josh Rabinowitz.  Venue: Stand Up NY
  • 10:30pm Nate Bargatze, Nate Bargatze.  Venue: UCB East Village
  • 11:00pm 20 & Out by Mark DeMayo, Host Mark DeMayo.  Venue: The People’s Improv Theater (PIT)



  • 6:00pm An Evening With The Late Show With David Letterman Writers, Matt Roberts, Head Writer; Chris Belair, Alex Buly, Lee Ellenberg, R.J. Fried, Jill Goodwin, Joe Grossman, Matt Kirsch, Mike Leech, Paul Masella, Bill Scheft, Zach Smilovitz, Jeremy Weiner, Steve Young.  Venue: The Paley Center For Media
  • 7:00pm Dane Cook Live at the Beacon Theater.  Dane Cook Venue: Beacon Theatre
  • 7:00pm Kathleen Madigan: ‘Madigan Again’, Kathleen Madigan. Venue: City Winery
  • 7:00pm Kevin Barnett, With Kevin Barnett. Venue: StandUpNY
  • 7:30pm Marc Maron, Marc MaronVenue: NYU Skirball Center
  • 7:30pm NYCF: Best of UCBT Sketch.  Bellevue Presents: Seinfeld “The Leaning Susan” A fully-realized new episode of Seinfeld from the UCBT Sketch team Bellevue. Aaron Jackson, Josh Sharp, Michael Antonucci, Joanna Bradley, Noah Forman, Dru Johnston, Cathryn Mudon, Laura Willcox, Glenn Boozan, Claire Downs, Dru Johnston, Nathan Min, Matt Moskovciak, Melinda Taub,  Venue: UCB Chelsea Theatre
  • 7:30pm Bucky: Here & Now.  Jeremy Bent, Christian Capozzoli, Matthew Cutler, Nicole Drespel, Frank Garcia Hejl, Nathan Russell, Laura Willcox, Sasheer Zamata  Venue: UCB East Village
  • 8:00pm Amy Schumer: Professional. Amy Schumer.  Venue: Carnegie Hall
  • 8:00pm Hannibal Buress. Hannibal Buress. Venue: Town Hall
  • 8:00pm Aparna Nancherla and Friends. Aparna Nancherla with Claudia Cogan, Julio Torres, Jacqueline Novak, Naomi Ekperegin, Anna Drezen, Janine Brito, Jo Firestone.  Venue:  The Creek and the Cave
  • 8:00pm Uncivil Union: Comedy for Equality.  With James Adomian, Jim Gaffigan and Cameron Esposito and Featuring Reggie Watts Venue: The Bell House
  • 8:00pm Deer Prom. Hosted by Tommy Pope and John McKeever Venue: The People’s Improv Theater
  • 8:00pm Big Jay Oakerson LIVE & Album Release Party, Big Jay Oakerson.  Venue: The Stand
  • 8:00pm The Talk Show Series Presents: The Corrigan Show. Hosted by Kevin Corrigan.  Venue: Union Hall
  • 9:00pm  Brent Morin, With Brent Morin.  Venue: UCB East Village
  • 9:00pm Jeff Maurer with Jeff Maurer.  Venue: Stand Up NY *Just Added
  • 9:00pm  The Stepfathers. UCB Improv Group with Michael Delaney, Don Fanelli, Will Hines, Jordan Klepper, Shannon O’Neill, Silvija Ozols and Connor Ratliff. Venue: UCB Chelsea Theatre
  • 10:00pm Marc Maron With Marc Maron.  Venue:  NYU Skirball Center
  • 10:00pm Creek Cave Live. With Host Peggy Leary Venue: The Creek and the Cave
  • 10:00pm Sommore: The Chanalier Status Experience Venue: Carolines on Broadway
  • 10:00pm Nick Vatterott: For Amusement Only- Show & Album Release Party.  With Nick Vatterott.  Venue: The Stand
  • 10:30pm Sean O’Connor. With Sean O’Connor Venue: UCB Chelsea Theatre
  • 10:30pm Gentrify.  UCB Gentrify is D’Arcy Carden, Alden Ford, Kelly Hudson, Brandon Scott Jones and Justin Tyler Venue:  UCB East Village
  • 11:55pm  Fat Baby Live  Hosts Ben and Josh. Featuring Giulio Galloratti, Ricky Velez, Cipha Sounds, Crystian Ramirez and more.  Venue: The Stand
  • 11:55pm Campa Pichot. Will be performed in Spanish. Venue: Carolines on Broadway
  • 11:55pm The Secret Show hosted by Nick Turner.  Venue: The Creek and the Cave



  • 1:00pm Tell the Bartender Live Podcast Taping.  Hosted by Katharine Heller.  Venue:  UCB East Village
  • 2:30pm Nerd of Mouth with Mike Lawrence and Nate Young.  Venue:  UCB East Village
  • 4:00pm Clown Panties and Other Unpleasant Truths: An Evening with Inside Amy Schumer. With Amy Schumer, Dan Powell, Grace Edwards, Kim Caramele, Jessi Klein, Kurt Metzger, Kyle Dunnigan, and Christine Nangle. Moderator: Jason Zinoman.  Venue: The Paley Center for Media
  • 4:00pm NY’s Funniest Finals  with Special Guest Judge Ron Bennington.  Venue: Carolines on Broadway
  • 4:00pm Keith and the Girl Live Podcast Taping. With Keith and Chandra Venue:  UCB East Village
  • 5:30pm Race Wars Podcast Taping.  With Sherrod Small and Kurt Metzger. Venue:  UCB East Village
  • 7:00pm An Evening With Bill Maher.  Bill Maher  Venue: Beacon Theatre
  • 7:00pm Chris D’Elia: Under No Influence. Chris D’Elia.  Venue: Town Hall
  • 7:00pm Carla Aquilino  & Jessimae Peluso.  Carla Aquilino and Jessimae Peluso. Venue:  NYU Skirball Center
  • 7:00pm Comedy Outliers.  Brandon Collins and Mike Brown with Michelle Wolf, Damien Lemon, Robert Kelly, Dan Soder, Michelle Buteau Venue: Church Publick
  • 7:00pm Kempsas.  Ellie Kemper and Christina Gausas  Venue: UCB Chelsea Theatre
  • 7:00pm Eric Andre.  With Eric Andre.  Venue:  Gramercy Theater
  • 8:00pm Bill Cosby. Bill CosbyVenue: Carnegie Hall
  • 8:00pm Up to Snuff. Mark Normand & Friends.  Host Mark NormandVenue: The Stand
  • 8:00pm Sommore: The Chandelier Status Experience  Venue:  Carolines on Broadway
  • 8:00pm Hard, Lonely and Vicious.  Host Peggy O’Leary with Joe List, Sam Evans, Kyle Kinane, Nick Turner, Sean O’Connor, Rojo Perez, and more. Venue:  The Creek and the Cave
  • 8:20pm  Emma Willman.  With Emma Willman.  Venue:  Stand Up New York.
  • 8:30pm Meet Me in the Bathroom and Tell Me All Your Secrets  With host Dave Hill.  Venue: Union Hall
  • 8:30pm  Emily Heller. With Emily Heller.  Venue: UCB East Village
  • 9:00pm Death by Roo Roo:  You’re F’ed Up Family With Anthony Atamanuik, Joanna Bradley, Chad Carter, John Murray, Gavin Speiller, Joel Weidl   Venue: UCB Chelsea Theatre
  • 9:30pm Ha! The Musical  With Big Jay Oakerson, Luis J Gomez, Kevin Farley, Christian Finnegan, Casey Balsham, Bill Dawes.  Venue: Stage 72
  • 9:30pm Ricky Velez.  with Ricky Velez.  Venue: Stand up New York.
  • 9:45pm Maria Bamford. With Maria Bamford.  Venue: Town Hall
  • 9:45pm Nick Offerman: Full Bush. With Nick Offerman.  Venue: Beacon Theatre
  • 10:00pm Freaknik, With Andy Sandford, Noah Gardenswartz and Steve ForrestVenue: The Creek and the Cave
  • 10:00pm What I Did For Love With Nate Dern, Jamison Guest, Aaron Jackson, Michael Kayne, Langan Kingsley, Zhubin Parang, Natasha Vaynblat, Tracey Wigfield.  Venue: UCB East Village
  • 10:00pm Stand Up On the Spot Host Jeremiah Watkins.  Venue: The Stand
  • 10:00pm Jeff Ross Presents:  Roast Battle With Jeff Ross, Referee Brian Moses and Bonnie McFarlane VS Mike Lawrence. Main Event: Big Jay Oakerson VS Ari Shaffir  Venue: The Gramercy Theatre
  • 10:30pm Guy Branam.  With Guy BranamVenue: UCB Chelsea Theatre
  • 11:00pm Murderfist Venue:  The People’s Improv Theater
  • 11:15pm Kurt Metzger.  With Kurt Metzger.  Venue: Stand Up New York  *New Listing
  • 11:55pm  The Luis Jimenez Show Live.  With Luis JimenezVenue:  Caroline’s on Broadway
  • ????pm  Final Round:  New York’s Funniest Stand Up Competition.  Venue:  Caroline’s on Broadway



  • 4:00pm  Best of the Caroline’s Breakout Artist Comedy Series.  Featuring Sarah Tollemache and Ricky Velez Venue:  Caroline’s on Broadway
  • 6:00pm Running Late with Scott Rogowsky.  Featuring Jerry Springer and The Fat Jew.  Venue: Carolines on Broadway.
  • 6:00pm  ID Isn’t Always Pretty: An Evening With Broad City. Featuring Ilana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson and Executive Producer Amy Poehler. Moderated by Seth Rogen.  Venue:  The Paley Center for Media
  • 7:00pm Bob Odenkirk:  A Load of Hooey Book Release Show.  With Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, Michael Ian Black, Brandon Wardell.  Venue:  Gramercy Theatre
  • 7:30pm RACHEL FEINSTEIN COMEDY CENTRAL ALBUM RECORDING.  With Rachel FeinsteinVenue: Subculture
  • 7:30pm HA! The Musical  With Big Jay Oakerson, Luis J Gomez, Kevin Farley, Christian Finnegan, Casey Balsham, Bill Dawes. Venue: Stage 72
  • 8:00pm Bill Burr Presents The All In Comedy Tour.  With Bill Burr and Paul Virzi, Joe Bartnick.  Venue: The Stand *New Listing
  • 8:00pm Paula Poundstone.  With Paula Poundstone.  Venue:  City Winery
  • 8:00pm If You Build It: A Stand Up Comedy Show. Hosted by Kara Klenk  Venue: UCB East Village
  • 8:00pm Sommore:  The Chandelier Status Experience. With SommoreVenue:  Carolines on Broadway
  • 9:00pm We’re All Friends Here.  Hosts Mark Normand and Matt Ruby.  Venue: The Creek and the Cave
  • 9:30pm Haunting Renditions LIVE with Eliot Glazer. With Eliot Glazer. Venue:  Union Hall
  • 10:00pm The Sam and Joe Show.  With Sam Morill and Joe List.  Venue: Caroline’s on Broadway
  • 10:00pm Rachel Feinstein Comedy Central Album Recording with Rachel Feinstein.  Venue:  Subculture

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