New York Comedy Festival

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Opened Nov 7, 2006
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Queen Latifah, Denis Leary, Howie Mandel, Artie Lange, Jim Norton and Brian Regan, among others, will all participate in the six-day run of the 3rd annual New York Comedy Festival. This year's festival promises to be bigger and better than ever. In addition to the all-star lineup, there are several exciting highlights guaranteed to give New Yorkers a break from what normally demands their attention. Returning for the third time is the Andy Kaufman Award, a prize presented to an up-and-coming star in a competition that pays tribute to the beloved comic. Also returning by popular demand is Funny Business, a showcase of surprisingly hilarious bigwig CEOs, hosted by David Moore. Robert Smigel returns to the festival - without Triumph the Insult Comic Dog - when he takes the audience for a look back at his outstanding career and presents clips of his work during Welcome to the Funhouse: A Conversation with Robert Smigel at the Museum of Television and Radio on November 9. New to the festival this year is the first-ever Hot Seat Live, a Q&A session based on the widely read column in Time Out New York and moderated by that publication's comedy editor, Jane Borden. PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: Tuesday, November 7 To be announced Wednesday, November 8 To be announced Thursday, November 9 Howie Mandel, Town Hall, 8:00 PM Artie Lang, Carnegie Hall, 8:00 PM Friday, November 10 Denis Leary, Avery Fisher Hall, 8:00 PM Jim Norton, Hammerstein Ballroom, 8:00 PM Saturday, November 11 Queen Latifah & Friends, a benefit event for the Lancelot H. Owens Scholarship Foundation, Harlem's World Famous Apollo Theater, 8:00 PM Brian Regan, Avery Fisher Hall, 8:00 PM Mario Cantone, Town Hall, 8:00 PM Sunday, November 12 To be announced Tickets are available at individual venues. For performances at Lincoln Center (Avery Fisher Hall), call 212-721-6500 or visit LincolnCenter.org. Carnegie Hall tickets can be purchased at CarnegieHall.org or by calling 212-247-7800. Museum of Television and Radio tickets can be ordered at 212-621-6800. Tickets for all other venues are available at all Ticketmaster centers, online at Ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 212-307-7171

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