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Rock rolls to laff nod

Comedy Festival honors comedian

Chris Rock will receive the Comedian Award at the second annual Comedy Festival at Las Vegas’ Caesars Palace on Nov. 17.

HBO chairman-CEO Chris Albrecht will present Rock with the nod, followed by a tribute to the comic featuring highlights from his career and visits from friends.

Award, which went to Jerry Seinfeld last year, was established to honor a contemporary artist who has influenced the art of comedy across a variety of platforms.

Don Rickles, Damon Wayans and Dane Cook are among those slated to perform at the fest, running Nov. 14-18.

Event is a co-production of HBO and live-event company Anschutz Entertainment Group.

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