Kick off November with a laugh at The New York Comedy Festival! The Festival lasts for seven days and features more than 200 comedians performing in 20 locations across New York City. This year’s event is just one of the millions of events that Gravy analyzes to deliver its real-world consumer intelligence.
Running from November 5-11, this year’s event celebrates the Festival’s 15th year. Created in 2004 by Caroline Hirsch, the founder of Caroline’s on Broadway Comedy Club, The Festival brings the world’s top comedians and sketch artists to one place.
In 2017, The Festival partnered with TBS to create the TBS Comedy Hub, which featured fan-forward experiences and served as festival headquarters. Also new in 2017 was the arrival of The Second City, the world’s premier school of comedy, in New York. Its Second City Pop Up Training Center offered workshops in comedy writing, improv and stand up.
Kicking off this year’s festival is the Stand Up for Heroes benefit which honors America’s veterans and families impacted by 9/11, along with the Bob Woodruff Foundation.
The Festival spans multiple venues across all five boroughs of New York City and features something for every comedy fan. With over 100 shows scheduled during the 7-day event, what better place to find your next laugh?