It feels like the New York Comedy Festival is getting better and better every year, and the just released list of some of the headliners who will perform at New York’s best comedy theaters, it’s looking like 2016 will be the best NYCF yet.
The festival is produced by Comedy Central and Carolines on Broadway, and this year’s headliner list (so far) is bringing in some real star power with Patton Oswalt, Tracy Morgan, Trevor Noah, Bill Maher, T.J. Miller, Mark Maron, Chris D’Elia, Tig Notaro and Dane Cook all headlining major theaters at the festival. But what may be even more exciting is seeing some of the newer faces taking their place in front of theater crowds this year– Cameron Esposito will headline at the NYU Skirball Center, Bridget Everett will bring her powerful voice to the stage at Town Hall, and Eric Andre will take on a four night headliner engagement at Carolines’ on Broadway. International comedy and music super star Tim Minchin will be making his New York Comedy Festival debut this year, performing at the Beacon Theater.
Tracy Morgan, who will perform at Carnegie Hall said “I’m very excited about returning to the New York Comedy Festival this year. I can’t wait to get on stage at the legendary Carnegie Hall to perform in front of my family, my friends and my home town fans.”
This Year’s New York Comedy Festival will run from Thursday November 3 through Sunday November 6.
Dates and locations for the announced headliners appear below. Tickets go on sale at www.nycomedyfestival.com on August 15.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3
PATTON OSWALT — 7:00 PM — BEACON THEATRE
ERIC ANDRÉ – 7:30 PM – CAROLINES ON BROADWAY (PERFORMING THROUGH SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6)
BRIDGET EVERETT – 8 PM –TOWN HALL
TIM MINCHIN – 9:45 PM – BEACON THEATRE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5
TIG NOTARO – 7 PM – CARNEGIE HALL
TREVOR NOAH – 7 PM – BEACON THEATRE
BILL MAHER – 8 PM – THEATER AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
T.J. MILLER – 8 PM –TOWN HALL
TRACY MORGAN – 10:30 PM – CARNEGIE HALL