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The New York Comedy Festival Lineup Expands


08/19/2009
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(PR) The New York Comedy Festival (NYCF) announced today that Dane Cook, Andy Samberg, Artie Lange, Mike Epps, Bill Burr, Patton Oswalt, and Mike Birbiglia have been added to the already stellar line-up for this year's New York Comedy Festival. They will join Ricky Gervais, Bill Maher, and Tracy Morgan and over 150 other comedians performing at more than 10 venues throughout New York City over the course of five days, November 4 8, 2009.

Tickets for all shows are available through the New York Comedy Festival website: www.nycomedyfestival.com. Citi cardmembers will have special access to purchase both pre-sale tickets and preferred tickets for NYCF shows featuring Dane Cook, Bill Maher, Andy Samberg, Artie Lange, Mike Epps, Bill Burr, Patton Oswalt, and Mike Birbiglia. The Citi Private Pass pre-sale begins on August 12th at Noon EST and runs through August 16th at 5:00pm EST; preferred tickets will be available starting August 17th at 10:00am EST.

"We are so proud to celebrate this year's sixth annual New York Comedy Festival with such a hilarious and diversely talented group of performers whose work is among the most cutting-edge in the world of comedy today," said Caroline Hirsch co-founder of the Festival and owner of Carolines on Broadway. "The 2009 line-up builds on the overwhelming success of previous years to reach an even wider audience than ever before."

The 2009 NYCF is presented in association with Comedy Central. The festival is produced by Carolines on Broadway and United Entertainment Group. Media sponsors include Time Warner Cable Media Sales- NYC, Time Out New York, the New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, Myspace.com, and People's Choice Awards. Jameson is the official Irish whiskey, Travelocity is the official travel sponsor, and The Shoreham Hotel is the official hotel of the 2009 New York Comedy Festival.

The 2009 New York Comedy Festival Schedule
(Events confirmed to date and are subject to additions):

November 4:
"STAND UP FOR HEROES" a special benefit presented by NYCF and the Bob Woodruff Foundation at Town Hall

November 5:
DANE COOK "Dane Cook and Friends" at Madison Square Garden, 7:00pm
RICKY GERVAIS "Out of England II" at Carnegie Hall, 8:00pm
MIKE BIRBIGLIA "I'm in the Future Also" at Town Hall, 8:00pm

November 6
BILL BURR "Let It Go" at Town Hall, 8:00pm
TRACY MORGAN "Tracy Morgan's Hard Knock Life" at Carnegie Hall, 8:00pm
ARTIE LANGE "Artie Lange Live" at Beacon Theatre, 7:30pm

November 7
MIKE EPPS "The Mike Epps Is Rottin' in the Apple Comedy Show" at Beacon Theatre, 8:00pm
PATTON OSWALT "Patton Oswalt Live" at Town Hall, 8:00pm
THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA - PANELS TBA, 2:00pm and 5:00pm

November 8
BILL MAHER "An Evening with Bill Maher" at Avery Fisher Hall, 7:00pm (you can skip that a** and instead go see) ANDY SAMBERG "Andy Samberg and Friends Live from Town Hall" at Town Hall, 8:00pm



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