The 2017 edition of the New York Comedy Festival happens November 7 -12 at various venues around the city, and they have announced the initial lineup, which includes Nick Offerman, Chris Hardwick, Kevin Smith, Iliza Shlesinger, Brian Regan, Jim Norton, Bill Maher, Tom Segura, podcasts "How Did This Get Made" and "2 Dope Queens," the annual "Stand Up for Heroes" benefit, and more.

Tickets to all NYCF shows go on sale August 14 at 10 AM but there's a presale that starts Wednesday, August 9 at 11 AM (password: FNYCF).

Lots more NYCF events will be announced soon, but you can check out the lineup as it stands, below.

NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL - 2017 INITIAL LINEUP

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7

Stand Up for Heroes | 8pm | Madison Square Garden

Kevin Smith | “An Evening with Kevin Smith” | 7pm | Carolines on Broadway

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Chris Hardwick | 7pm, 9:30pm | Carolines on Broadway

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9
How Did This Get Made? | 7pm, 9:45pm | Town Hall
Chris Hardwick | 7:30pm, 10pm | Carolines on Broadway
Vir Das | 7pm| BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
truTV’s The Impractical Jokers starring The Tenderloins | “Santiago Sent Us Tour” | 8pm | Madison Square Garden
Jon Lovett's Lovett or Leave it Podcast | 8pm | Beacon Theatre

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10
Tom Segura | “Tom Segura: No Teeth, No Entry Tour” | 7pm | Town Hall
2 Dope Queens | 8pm, 10pm | The Bell House
Chris Hardwick | 7:30pm, 10pm | Carolines on Broadway
Ron White | 8pm | Beacon Theatre

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11
Iliza Shlesinger | “Iliza Live” | 7pm | Town Hall
Nick Offerman | “Nick Offerman: Full Bush” | 7:30pm | Beacon Theatre
Bill Maher | “An Evening with Bill Maher” | 8pm | Madison Square Garden
Brian Regan | “Brian Regan Live in Concert” | 8pm | Carnegie Hall
Jim Norton | 9:45pm | Town Hall

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12
TBD