Posted in comedy | music | tour dates on August 12, 2009

by Klaus Kinski

Patton Oswalt, Johnny Depp, & Tim Burton @ Comic Con - july 23, 2009 (Anime Nut)
Patton Oswalt

"Some of the 3-D effects aren't going to look absolutely perfect," said Patton Oswalt, the comedian and voice actor who moderated a presentation of Disney's forthcoming "A Christmas Carol," "Alice in Wonderland" and "Tron: Legacy." Mr. Oswalt asked attendees not to blog about effects being "quite subpar." [NY Times]
The New York Comedy Festival isn't until November 4 - 8, but with the line-up just announced, Carnegie Hall tix available now, and ticket presales (and some on sales) starting on August 12, the time to mention it is NOW. This is the 6th installment of the festival and unlike NYC music festivals such as CMJ or Northside (festivals where you can wander the city for days on end catching hundreds of bands), the focus here is on having a few large-scale shows over the course of a few evenings. NYC is a place where you can catch cheap or free comedy with big name talent almost every evening, but sometimes it's nice to venture out of the back rooms, basements, and comedy clubs and see one or two of your faves at a fancy pants venue. The full schedule is below, but for me some of the better highlights include:
  • 11/4 - Stand Up For Heroes - a special benefit presented by NYCF and the Bob Woodruff Foundation at Town Hall
  • 11/5 - Ricky Gervais - Carnegie Hall - ON SALE NOW
  • 11/5 - Mike Birbiglia - Town Hall - Presale 8/12, On Sale 8/17
  • 11/6 - Tracy Morgan - Carnegie Hall - ON SALE NOW
  • 11/7 - Patton Oswalt - Town Hall - Presale 8/12, On Sale 8/17
Full schedule (Andy Samberg included) and ticket info below...

FULL SCHEDULE

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
ANDY SAMBERG "Andy Samberg and Friends Live from Town Hall" at Town Hall, 8:00pm (tickets)

So many venues, so many different ticket buying dates, times, and channels. Here's the deely-o regarding ticket sales

Please visit www.nycomedyfestival.com to purchase tickets to all NYCF shows.
Citi Private Pass presale and preferred tickets can be purchased through www.citiprivatepass.com
Carnegie Hall tickets can be purchased through Carnegie Charge at 212-247-7800 or www.carnegiehall.org
Town Hall, Beacon Theatre and Madison Square Garden tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster at 212-307-7171 or www.ticketmaster.com
Lincoln Center (Avery Fisher Hall) tickets can be purchased through Centercharge at 212-721-6500 or www.lincolncenter.org
Paley Center for Media tickets can be purchased through www.paleycenter.org

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Comments (14)

The price for Samberg is 50+9.45+5 = 64.95 cheapest tickets....

whutiff

Posted by jason | August 12, 2009 12:54 PM

Bob Abooey

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2009 12:59 PM

Patton Oswalt looks like a chubby little Lou Reed in that picture.

Posted by anonymous2 | August 12, 2009 1:04 PM

Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival = more my speed.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2009 2:38 PM

Patton Oswalt looks like a chubby little Lou Reed in that picture....

...plus a stiffy in his pants... but then again Johnny Depp has that affect on people....

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2009 2:49 PM

This festival is a joke. I signed up for their enewsletter last month...really excited about seeing Gervais. No emails from them at all, Citi sent me an email about their presale and now the Vegan points out that everything is onsale. B.S.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2009 3:34 PM

I wonder if Ricky Gervais will be telling the same jokes he's been telling for the past 3 years..

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2009 4:47 PM

"I wonder if Ricky Gervais will be telling the same jokes he's been telling for the past 3 years.."

I have the same fear. I saw him at WaMU @ MSG twice in two years and heard the same set verbatim.

Posted by klaus_kinski | August 12, 2009 5:44 PM

thanks for the shout out, Klaus. if anyone's wondering, my show will be new material. lot of stuff i've been working out this summer. also, my tix are cheaper.

Posted by Mike Birbiglia | August 14, 2009 3:10 PM

very good topic

Posted by erotik shop | November 13, 2009 4:26 AM

Much deserved, cannot wait for live show again!!!

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I've been to a comedy festival once before, it wasn't the greatest experience, the performers were relative unknown, and for a good reason, I feel.

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