The New York Comedy Festival: Wed-Sun 11/4-11/8

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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:


ARTIE LANGE

The Howard Stern sidekick and bestselling author of “Too Fat to Fish”

Friday night at 7:30. Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway at 74th Street


BILL BURR

The “Chappelle’s Show” regular, with guests Paul Virzi and Joe DeRosa

Friday night at 8, Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd St.


TRACY MORGAN

The “Third Rock” funnyman is also the author of a hilarious new book, “I Am the New Black”

Friday night at 8, Carnegie Hall 57th Street at Seventh Avenue


MIKE EPPS

The “Def Comedy Jam” alum just hosted the BET Hip-Hop Awards.

Saturday at 8 p.m., Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway at 74th Street


PATTON OSWALT

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.


ANDY SAMBERG

Expect the “SNL” cast member to bring some friends along for the show.

Sunday at 8 p.m., Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd St.


BILL MAHER

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