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by Klaus Kinski
The New York Comedy Festival is coming back from November 6 through November 10, 2013 for what will be their milestone 10 year anniversary. And although none of the shows are knocking my socks off as much as the Ben Stiller Show reunion they had last year did, this year's line-up is so far pretty impressive (albeit somewhat bogged down with conservative, mainstream talent). The shows will be taking place at venues all over our wonderful city including, but not limited to, Town Hall, The Beacon Theater, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, and Carnegie Hall. Highlights for your man Klaus include John Mulaney on Saturday November 9 at 7:00 PM at Town Hall, as well as Anthony Jeselnik at the same venue the same evening at 9:45 PM. Also a hot ticket will be Larry David in conversation with David Steinberg on Sunday November 10 at Town Hall.
The ticket presale for all shows will run from August 7 at 10:00 AM to August 11 at 10:00 PM. The general onsale for normal people starts Monday, August 12 at 10:00 AM. Tickets can be purchased through the New York Comedy Festival website and Ticketmaster.
Last year, after announcing their initial line-up, the fest scheduled a ton of indie-centric shows at places like the UCB Theater. It is that particular programming that is sure to please people like you and me a lot more than their industry-favorite big ticket shows. Keep your eyes peeled. Meanwhile, announced schedule is below...
THE 2013 NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
(EVENTS CONFIRMED TO DATE AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7
AN EVENING WITH WANDA SYKES - 8PM - BEACON THEATRE
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8
NICK SWARDSON - 7PM - TOWN HALL
BILL BURR LIVE AT THE BEACON - 7:30PM - BEACON THEATRE
KATHY GRIFFIN: BITE MY BIG APPLE - 8PM - CARNEGIE HALL
WHITNEY CUMMINGS: TOUGH GUY - 9:45PM - TOWN HALL
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9
JOHN MULANEY - 7:00PM - TOWN HALL
JIM JEFFERIES - 8PM - CARNEGIE HALL
AN EVENING WITH BILL MAHER - 8PM - BEACON THEATRE
ANTHONY JESELNIK - 9:45PM - TOWN HALL
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10
LARRY DAVID AND DAVID STEINBERG IN CONVERSATION - 8:00PM - TOWN HALL