Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert to star in NY comedy festival

This combination photo shows Trevor Noah, Nicole Byer and Stephen Colbert who are among the headliners announced for the 2019 New York Comedy Festival running from November 4 through November 10. (AP Photo)

NEW YORK — Some of the comedy world's biggest stars — including Stephen Colbert, Bill Maher, Kevin Smith, Nicole Byer and Trevor Noah — will headline this year's New York Comedy Festival.

The weeklong festival will also feature Norm McDonald, Randy Rainbow, Nate Bargatze, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Vir Das, Kathleen Madigan, Demetri Martin, Tom Segura, Benito Skinner, Jenny Slate, Jay Mewes, No Such Thing as a Fish and Betches Media's "U Up?" Live.

The festival runs from Nov. 4-10. Over 200 comedians, late-night hosts and podcast stars will perform in more than 100 shows at places like the Beacon Theatre, Carnegie Hall, Town Hall and even the Bloomingdale's flagship home.

"Nothing beats being able to perform stand-up comedy in New York to some of the best audiences in the world, and that's what this festival is. I can't wait," said Noah in a statement. He'll be headlining the festival's largest venue, Madison Square Garden on Nov. 8.

Caroline Hirsch, founder and owner of the New York Comedy Festival and Carolines on Broadway, said audiences should expect pop-up events, live improv and sketch comedy, panel discussions, screenings and broadcasts.

"We've always supported and championed those in the industry, and we're excited to continue to bring the very best comedic talent to entertain comedy fans this November," she said in a statement.

Tickets go on sale Aug. 12 at the festival's website .

___

Mark Kennedy is at http://twitter.com/KennedyTwits

People also read these

United Airlines new CEO replaces 2 top executives

Aug 18, 2016

United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz named a new chief financial officer and new chief commercial officer

A festival to remember a riot? New York event...

Aug 18, 2016

A plan to mark the 25th anniversary of one of New York City's most searing race riots with a family...

NBA chooses New Orleans for 2017 All-Star Game

Aug 19, 2016

The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans after taking the midseason event...

US Olympic gold hasn't made for winning bets in...

Aug 19, 2016

Rowing, shooting and judo _ the U.S. may have won big gold medals in those Olympic events but some...

Campaign, party officials insist Trump getting...

Aug 21, 2016

Top GOP and Trump campaign officials say Trump is getting back on track after some of the most...

Sign up now!

About Us

In The Headline sought to bring professionalism back into journalism, bringing you only the most exclusive and the most impactive news from all over the globe.

Contact us: sales[at]intheheadline.com