As mentioned, the NY Comedy Festival happens November 5 – 9 at venues all over NYC. While the big shows — Marc Maron, Tig Notaro, Bill Cosby, Nick Offerman, Amy Schumer and others — have been announced for some time, they just announced the smaller/cooler/more interesting offerings on the slate. We just wrote about Bob Odenkirk who’s playing Gramercy Theatre on November 9, and here are a few more highlights as chosen by BV laffmaster Klaus Kinski. He offers up some parenthetical comments too. Read on:
-Popular internet-obsessed comedy game show @Midnight (hosted by Chris Hardwick) will be taping in NYC the week of NYCF, at ABC 24 New York on November 3, 4 and two tapings on 11/5. Tickets are free and mostly claimed but you can get on the waitlist.
–Seth Herzog‘s longrunning “Sweet” will do a NYCF-specific show at The Slipper Room on 11/4 (“Always. Seth is the man.”) No advance tickets yet.
-“Comedy Underground” Live with Dave Attell at Village Underground on November 4. (“I love Attell and hope he sees a resurgence. Also, big a-listers will drop by for sure.”) Two performances, 8 PM and 10:30 PM (Tickets)
– Leisure Hour With Brian McCann at UCB Chelsea on November 5. (“Longtime Conan writer/performer. Dude is NUTS.”) Tickets available soon.
– Kyle Kinane at Union Hall on November 5. (“Great opportunity to see him in a small room.”) Sold out, but there may be standbys at the door.
– ‘Race Wars’ with Kurt Metzger and Sherrod Small at Comedy Cellar at The Village Underground on November 5. (“Smart and very controversial.”) Reservations are being accepted now.
– ‘Lies’ feat. Sara Schaefer at the Jerome L. Greene Space on November 6. (“I have always loved Sara.”) Tickets are on sale now.
– Aparna Nancherla & Friends at The Creek and the Cave on November 7. (“New on my radar, she is one of the funniest people ever.”) Tickets are on sale now.
– The Talk Show Series Presents The Kevin Corrigan Show at Union Hall on November 7. Moving from its usual (free) Williamsburg, The Kevin Corrigan show will be at Union Hall this time with a bunch of cool guests TBA. Tickets are on sale.
– “Clown Panties and Other Unpleasant Truths: An Evening With Inside Amy Schumer” on November 8 at The Paley Center for Media. (“Amy Schumer also has a big stand up show, but I think an event about her show is more interesting than her stand up. Though her stand up is great.”) Tickets go on sale Friday (10/3) at noon and are on presale now to Paley members.
-‘Up To Snuff: Mark Normand & Friends’ at The Stand on November 8. (Guy is GREAT. Made a year end list of mine. He needs to be famous.) Tickets are on sale now.
– Emily Heller at UCB East on November 8. (“So f’ing funny. Another comedian who made a year end list of mine.”) Tickets are on sale now.
There are lots more NYCF events happening and the whole schedule is here.