Louis C.K. dry-humped a motorcycle at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night … for a good cause: the 10th annual Stand Up for Heroes event, which kicks off the New York Comedy Festival…
Caroline Hirsch had been running the New York Comedy Festival for three years when she decided she needed to do more. In May 2007, she and partner Andrew Fox sat down for a meal with Lee Woodruff…
The New York Comedy Festival made its debut just days after the 2004 presidential election. That pattern has always held — founder Caroline Hirsch says she was sensitive to the idea of politicizing…
It would be easy after nine years for an annual event to get stale or stall out, but Stand Up for Heroes, the partnership between the New York Comedy Festival and the Bob Woodruff Foundation taking…
Every year the New York Comedy Festival (held Nov. 10-15) seems to get bigger, adding more nights, more venues. Increasingly, it seems, that growth is centered on the new capital of cool: Brooklyn…
Thirty-five years ago an unknown teenager from Brooklyn made an uncredited cameo in a lackluster episode of a network variety show on the verge of collapse. By the next episode that kid got his first…
While this year's New York Comedy Festival features a panel called Women Aren't Funny: Debunking the Myth, it's the festival itself that is shredding the myth: It kicks off with the second annual…
In 2007, "stand up for heroes," a benefit for the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which helps injured veterans, debuted at the 1,400-seat Town Hall during the New York Comedy Festival. The event soon moved…
"Are you ready for the show to start?" Jon Stewart asked the cheering crowd at Stand Up for Heroes, the fundraiser for the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which supports returning vets.
Oliver Stone, who's directed fiction features about wars, Wall Street and presidents, finally debuts his take on the rest of the story.
It's payback time to servicemen and women at the New York Comedy Fest's annual benefit.
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