Conan O'Brien, Wanda Sykes, and Tracy Morgan among the headliner at the New York Comedy Festival

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022
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Sandra Bookman reports the diverse lineup includes headliners like John Mulaney, Wanda Sykes, and Jo Koy.

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Get ready to laugh! Mayor Adams is announcing the return of the New York Comedy Festival.

The annual event is now in its 18th year and it's going to be bigger than ever before.

This year's lineup includes some of the top names in comedy, including Conan O'Brien, John Mulaney, Wanda Sykes, Tracy Morgan, Jenny Slate, Jo Koy, and J.B. Smoove.

The festival features more than 200 comedians performing in more than 100 shows at venues throughout all five boroughs of New York City.

The New York Comedy Festival runs from November 7 through November 13 and tickets go on sale Friday.

For the first time, the festival will extend to Long Island with shows slated for the UBS Arena at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.

Other venues include the Beacon Theatre, BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Carolines on Broadway, Hulu Theater at MSG, Madison Square Garden and Town Hall throughout the five boroughs of New York City.

The festival is produced by Carolines on Broadway.

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