11th Annual New York Comedy Festival To Launch November 5

The New York Comedy Festival, in association with Comedy Central, announced today the addition of more than 60 shows including Comics to Watch, the New York’s Funniest Stand-Up competition finals, and events featuring Jim Gaffigan, Bob Odendkirk, Pete Holmes and Sommore. In addition NYCF in partnership with The Paley Center for Media announced three new  panel discussions with the creative teams behind the hit shows “Late Show with David Letterman,” “Inside Amy Schumer” and “Broad City.”

The 11th annual festival runs from November 5 – 9 at more than 20 venues throughout New York City.

Among the offerings: Comics to Watch, a stand-up show featuring new talent from across the country, which will take place on November 5 at Carolines on Broadway; one of “The Queens of Comedy,” Sommore, at Carolines on Broadway, from November 6 – 9; Jim Gaffigan in conversation with WQXR radio’s Elliott Forrest on November 6 at The Greene Space; also on November 6, Pete Holmes performs at The Bell House in Brooklyn; the final round of the New York’s Funniest Stand-Up competition, a contest that is open to any and all comedians in New York City,  on November 8 at Carolines on Broadway; and Bob Odenkirk celebrates the release of his book, “A Load of    Hooey,” with a performance on November 9 at the Gramercy Theatre.

The 2014 NYCF is presented in association with Comedy Central. ,The festival is produced by Carolines on Broadway. Sponsors of the festival include, Bacardi Rum, Citi, Sprint, Taco Bell, The New York Post, Time Out New York and the Village Voice.

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