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MARKS 10TH ANNIVERSARY NOVEMBER 6 - 10 WITH BILL BURR,
WHITNEY CUMMINGS, LARRY DAVID, KATHY GRIFFIN, JIM JEFFERIES,
ANTHONY JESELNIK, BILL MAHER, DAVID STEINBERG,
NICK SWARDSON AND WANDA SYKES

  • Citi Cardmembers Pre-Sale Tickets Available August 7 –
    11 and
    Tickets On Sale to General Public August 12

    Tickets Available at www.nycomedyfestival.com

NEW YORK, N.Y. (AUG. 6th, 2013) — Marking its 10th anniversary November 6 – 10, the New York Comedy Festival (NYCF), in

association with COMEDY CENTRAL, today announced its 2013 line-up, featuring some of the comedy industry’s biggest stars performing

in New York City’s most prestigious venues, including the Beacon Theatre, Carnegie Hall, the Theater at Madison Square Garden and

Town Hall, to name a few.

Among the highlights of this year’s festival, Larry David, creator and executive producer of

“Seinfeld” and creator, executive producer and star of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” will engage in a conversation with comedian,

producer and host of Showtime’s “Inside Comedy,” David Steinberg.

Joining these two comedy veterans on the festival’s

talent-laden bill this year are Bill Burr, Whitney Cummings, Kathy Griffin, Jim Jefferies, Anthony Jeselnik, Bill Maher, John

Mulaney, Nick Swardson and Wanda Sykes. Burr, Griffin, Maher and Sykes will be returning to the NYCF, while Cummings, Jefferies,

Jeselnik, Mulaney, and Swardson will all be making their festival debuts.

This year’s NYCF will feature more than 175 of

the country’s best established and emerging comedians performing in more than 50 shows throughout the city during the five-day

laugh fest. Additional shows will be announced in the fall.

“It’s quite an achievement for the festival to reach ten

years,” says Caroline Hirsch, founder and owner of the New York Comedy Festival and Carolines on Broadway, which marks its 30th

year in business. “In recognition of the anniversary, I think we’ve put together a really impressive line-up of comedy talent.

We’re thrilled to welcome back those who have performed in our festival in the past and are just as excited to welcome some new

faces. We expect there to be no shortage of laughs around the city this November,” Hirsch adds.

“I’m thrilled to play the

New York Comedy Festival again this year, where I will again attempt to push the envelope beyond where even the other comics will

go – I strive always to be Carlos Danger!” said Bill Maher.

“The New York Comedy Festival showcases stellar comedic

performances at legendary venues annually and by reaching its 10 year milestone is a testament of the festival’s phenomenal

success,” said Mitch Fried, Executive Vice President, COMEDY CENTRAL Enterprises.

Not only has the festival brought the

best in live stand-up to New York City, but it has provided a platform from which some of the industry’s biggest stars have used to

release their respective NYCF performances to widespread audiences. At the 2011 Festival, Louis C.K. taped and released his

stand-up special, Louis C.K. Live At the Beacon Theatre, directly to consumers through his website, with a large portion of the

proceeds going to charity. During the 2012 Festival, Kevin Hart shot his stand-up film Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain at Madison

Square Garden. He performed two shows in one night at The Garden, making him only the second comedian ever to perform back-to-back

shows in one night at The Garden. Dane Cook was the first when he performed his show Dane Cook: Vicious Circle LIVE during the

2006 New York Comedy Festival.

Citi cardmembers will have special access to purchase pre-sale tickets to NYCF shows. The

pre-sale will run from August 7 at 10:00 AM EDT to August 11 at 10:00 PM EDT. Tickets for all shows are available to the general

public starting Monday, August 12 at 10:00 AM EDT. Tickets can be purchased through the New York Comedy Festival website: www.nycomedyfestival.com.

The 2013 NYCF is presented in association with COMEDY

CENTRAL. Now in its tenth year, the festival is produced by Carolines on Broadway. Sponsors are Citi and JetBlue. The media

sponsors are: New York Post, Time Out New York and the Village Voice.

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

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LARRY DAVID AND DAVID STEINBERG IN CONVERSATION – 8:00PM – TOWN HALL

ABOUT THE NEW YORK COMEDY

FESTIVAL

Now in its tenth year, the New York Comedy Festival is produced by Carolines on Broadway in association with

COMEDY CENTRAL. The festival has featured the country’s top comedians, including Louis C.K., Bill Maher, Ricky Gervais, Dane Cook,

Kevin Hart, Sarah Silverman, Aziz Ansari, and Wanda Sykes, to name a few. In 2007, the festival launched the “Stand-Up for Heroes”

event to benefit The Bob Woodruff Foundation, which has featured performances by Robin Williams, Jon Stewart, Jerry Seinfeld, Lewis

Black, Ricky Gervais, Conan O’Brien, Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer and Roger Waters.

ABOUT COMEDY CENTRAL

Available on-air, online and on-the-go, COMEDY CENTRAL (www.cc.com) is the #1 brand in

comedy and is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB and VIA). For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and

photographs visit COMEDY CENTRAL’s press Web site at www.cc.com/press and follow us on

Twitter @ComedyCentralPR for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-

scenes information and photos.

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PRESS CONTACTS:
NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL | CLARE ANNE DARRAGH | clareanne@frankpublicity.com and LINA PLATH | lina@frankpublicity.com

CAROLINES | GREG CHARLES | gcharles@carolines.com

COMEDY CENTRAL | RENATA LUCZAK | renata.luczak@cc.com

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