The New York Comedy Festival started on Wednesday and continues through the weekend at 10 venues around the city. In addition to the headliners below, there are panels with the writers of “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon ” and “The Colbert Report ” and special shows at Carolines and Gotham Comedy Club. One of the highlights of the festival will be Dane Cook’s New York stop. He’ll play the Madison Square Garden as a part of the New York Comedy Festival on Thursday. Here’s some other highlight performers:
Friday night at 7:30. Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway at 74th Street
The “Chappelle’s Show” regular, with guests Paul Virzi and Joe DeRosa
Friday night at 8, Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd St.
The “Def Comedy Jam” alum just hosted the BET Hip-Hop Awards.
Saturday at 8 p.m., Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway at 74th Street
The star of the recent movie “Big Fan” makes his New York Comedy festival debut.
Saturday at 8 p.m., Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd St.
Sunday at 8 p.m., Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd St.
The “Real Time” and “Politically Incorrect” host discusses issues of the day.
Sunday at 7 p.m. Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Broadway at 66th Street