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the 2008 New York Comedy Festival is coming

by Klaus Kinski

Louis CK suprise appearance @ Pianos (more by Bao Nguyen)
Louis CK @ Pianos

The 2008 New York Comedy Festival is not until November 5-9, but tickets for lots of the shows start going on sale August 7th. The festival boasts some pretty massive talent, but the festival also boasts some enormous venues and somewhat hefty ticket prices. Individually, the tickets prices might not be so bad. But when you want to see 4 or 5 of these shows the overall cost (with fees) is a bit crippling. Some highlights of the Festival include:

What really has my curiosity going bonkers is the addition of “and Friends” to the Sarah Silverman and BJ Novak (The Office) shows. When Sarah performed at Carnegie Hall last year, her friends were Todd Barry and Doug Benson. TOTALLY worth the cost of admission. And BJ Novak, hilarious in his own right, has many many many very funny friends so there’s a huge chance his show will absolutely blow the roof off of Town Hall. In their own words…

“We’re thrilled to celebrate the fifth year of the New York Comedy Festival with such a talented and hilarious group of performers who are on the leading edge of the comedy business,” said Caroline Hirsch, co-founder of the Festival and owner of Carolines on Broadway. “We are also very excited to launch a multi-year partnership with COMEDY CENTRAL, and look forward to working with them to extend the Festival’s audience even further and to provide even more content and programming through COMEDY CENTRAL’s various media platforms.”

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