Rosie O'Donnell
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Rosie O'Donnell
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Rosie O'Donnell will open the New York Comedy Festival with a special benefit on Tuesday, November 6 at 8pm at Avery Fisher Hall. She will be joined by a number of special guests. The performance will benefit her organization, Rosie's Broadway Kids, an education organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children through the arts.

The Fourth Annual NYCF's roster also includes celebrated comics Sarah Silverman at Carnegie Hall on November 7; Denis Leary at the Beacon Theatre on November 8; Louis CK at Town Hall on November 8; Artie Lange at Town Hall on November 9; Damon Wayans at the Beacon Theatre on November 9; Bill Maher at the Beacon Theatre on November 10; and Seth MacFarlane at Avery Fisher Hall on November 11.

O'Donnell starred on Broadway in Seussical and the revivals of Grease and Fiddler on the Roof; she was also the producer of Taboo. She has hosted her own daytime talk show and was a co-host of The View.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.nycomedyfestival.com.