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New York Comedy Festival 2012

See Top Comics Including Ricky Gervais, Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, and More

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Take your pick of great comedy shows from November 7-11, 2012 as The New York Comedy Festival kicks into high gear with top comedians performing at venues around the city.

This year's line-up is bigger than ever, with multiple shows to choose from every night -- including big comedy names and up-and-coming talents. In addition to the stand-up shows, Jon Stewart will once again host a special charity event, Stand Up for Heroes: Benefit for the Bob Woodruff Fund, featuring performances by Ricky Gervais, Robin Williams, Bruce Springsteen, and many others.

New York Comedy Festival ticket prices range from free to over $5,005 for VIP tickets to the charity event hosted by Jon Stewart.

2012 New York Comedy Festival Line-up

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
  • Key & Peele Free Show at NYU Skirball Center
  • A Conversation with Ricky Gervais Interviewed by John Hodgman at Town Hall
  • Comics to Watch at Carolines on Broadway
  • Thomas Dale and Friends at Stage 72
  • Crowd Work with Colin Quinn at The Creek and the Cave
Thursday, November 8, 2012
  • Stand-Up for Heroes: A Benefit for the Bob Woodruff Foundation -- Jon Stewart hosts this benefit event at the Beacon Theatre featuring performances by Bruce Springsteen and comedians including Ricky Gervais, Patton Oswalt, Mike Birbiglia, and Robin Williams.
  • Marlon and Shawn Wayans at Carolines on Broadway
  • Artie Lange at Town Hall
  • Celebrity Autobiography with Mario Cantone, Rachel Dratch, Janeane Garofalo, Tony Danza, and More
Friday, November 9, 2012
  • Aziz Ansari at The Apollo
  • Patton Oswalt at Town Hall
  • Brian Regan at The Beacon Theatre
  • Marlon and Shawn Wayans at Carolines on Broadway
  • Rob Delaney at NYU Skirball Center
  • Denis Leary's Merry F***in' Christmas at The Paley Center
  • YKWD Live with Robert Kelly at The Stand
Saturday, November 10, 2012
  • Bill Maher at Beacon Theatre
  • Marlon and Shawn Wayans at Carolines on Broadway
  • Jim Gaffigan at The Apollo
  • Adam Carolla at Town Hall
  • Rob Delaney at NYU Skirball Center
  • Kevin Hart at Madison Square Garden
  • Oddly Familar: The Ben Stiller Show Reunion at The Paley Center
Sunday, November 11, 2012
  • Marlon and Shawn Wayans at Carolines on Broadway
  • Robin Williams at 92nd Street Y
  • Asssscat 3000 at UCB Chelsea
See the full schedule of the 2012 New York Comedy Festival, including additional performances.

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