The New York Comedy Festival seems to get bigger and funnier with each year. This year some of the biggest names in comedy are gracing various stages throughout the city.
Comedy clubs and theatres are opening their doors for this unique festival in New York City. The likes of Bill Maher, Tracy Morgan and Hannibal Buress will all perform stand-up this year. There is also plenty of up and coming talent that will be on display over the course of the week.
Another interesting aspect of NYCF is the fact that some comedians are taken out of their comfort zone. Returning to the stage can be a challenging task, but some famous comedians pull it off with ease. Here is a list of comedians and acts that are must-see next week at the New York Comedy Festival.
The Interrobang Presents: Comedy 101 – 11/1, 9:00 PM @ The Village Underground
Do you want to be in the NYCF?! You’ll get your chance on the very first night of the festival. This open mic style event aims to find the next big thing in comedy.
Five members of the crowd that think they have what it takes will be called to the stage to perform their original works. However, three harsh judges critique the routines with funny feedback that will have the crowd in tears by the finish. The entire event is also hosted by Ron and Gail Bennington from the SiriusXM’s Bennington Show.
Here is your opportunity to prove you have what it takes. Get your tickets now for your chance to take the stage at New York Comedy Festival.
The Real New York Tour with Tim Dillon – 11/3, 7:30 PM @ Caroline’s on Broadway
If you’re looking for a laugh and a tour, this is the show for you. Former New York City tour guide Tim Dillon has recruited some of his hilarious friends for his tour of “The Real New York.” Don’t worry, Dillon won’t hold back as he examines the side of New York the tours don’t want you to see. This ride is filled with non-stop laughter, and nothing is off limits.
Here is a complete rundown of the logistics the tour. Buses for the tour will leave and return to Central Park South and Columbus Circle. You must print your ticket by 7:15 PM and the bus will leave promptly at 7:30. The tour lasts an hour and a half, and this is a bus ride you’ll never forget.
Oh, Hello on Broadway – Numerous Performances @ Lyceum Theatre
Talk about out of their element. Nick Kroll and John Mulaney are used to their TV scripts and second takes, but will take their act to Broadway for NYCF. Gil Faizon (Kroll) and George St. Geegland (Mulaney) are made for these roles. Their characters are 70 year-old New Yorkers with a strange affinity for tuna. Their outrageous opinions and laughable lifestyle is what draws fans to this show.
Kroll and Mulaney are excellent as they completely immerse themselves in their roles. Their star power, coupled with the celebrity guest appearances has made this show popular enough to hit the Broadway stage. The script is hysterical but there is room for spontaneity, and these two have mastered their roles to the point where you can’t tell the difference. A must-see at Lyceum Theatre on Broadway, Oh, Hello will not disappoint during NYCF.
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Liza Treyger and Friends – 11/2, 10:00 PM @ Union Hall
Liza Treyger is making her second appearance at NYCF and is back to prove why she belongs. She was part of the “Comics to Watch,” show back in 2012 and has been crushing it ever since. Treyger hails from Chicago and talks about how she misses the city, friendly bartenders and her parents. The original material is refreshing and her fans love every second of her routine.
She has made other notable appearances at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and Adam Devine’s House Party, a popular stand-up comedy show. Treyger has been making a name for herself over the past couple of years, see if she passes the test at NYCF this year.
Anthony Atamanuik – Trump Dump: The Last Rally – 11/3, 7:30 PM @ NYU Skirball Center
If you are fan of Trump impressions then this is a show you need to go see. Anthony Atamanuik is an up and coming comedian that has been crushing this routine for about a year now. His spot on impression and off the cuff remarks gives the performance an authentic feel.
The performance has gotten rave reviews from fans and experts alike. If you need a dash of politics while attending the NYCF then this is the performance for you. Atamanuik is no stranger to the stage or the big screen as he has made appearances on shows such as Broad City and @midnight, two Comedy Central originals.
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As you can see the line up for New York Comedy Festival is incredibly deep and quite funny. There is also a wide array of comedians with various different acts to keep things fresh during the week long festival.
Find New York Comedy Festival tickets for all the big name acts taking the stage this week. TicketNetwork has a wide selection of tickets right here.