Comedy fest to include Rock, Chappelle, Romano
Jerry Seinfeld will be awarded the Comedian award at HBO and AEG Live’s inaugural Comedy Festival.Event is skedded for Nov. 17-19 at Caesars Palace and the Flamingo in Las Vegas. In addition to the Seinfeld honor, the event’s lineup also has been unveiled. Performances and appearances by, among others, Dave Chappelle, Larry David, George Lopez, Bill Maher, Chris Rock and Ray Romano have been slated, in addition to screenings and sketch comedy routines. Additional performers include Jon Stewart, Dennis Miller, Garry Shandling, Carlos Mencia and Triumph the Wonder Dog. Special events include:
- “Earth to America,” created by Laurie David to raise awareness about global warming. Jack Black, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Steve Martin and Ben Stiller are among performers slated to appear.
- “Inside the Writers Room,” a roundtable full of “Everybody Loves Raymond” writers who will take the audience inside the process of creating a fresh and relevant sitcom.
- “Women With Attitude” will feature an all-femme comic lineup and will be hosted by “Curb Your Enthusiasm” regular Susie Essman.
- The Second City Room, already at the Flamingo, will feature three nights of new sketch comedy talent, including Upright Citizens Brigade.