NYCF 2020 Canceled
While we were looking forward with great enthusiasm to bringing the very best comedy talent and fans from around the country and the world to New York City this fall, the circumstances presented by the pandemic will prevent us from doing so. As such, we have cancelled this year's festival, which was scheduled to run from November 9 - 15. This was an extremely difficult decision to make, but after extensive discussions with the creative community, our partners, sponsors and venues, we came to the unanimous decision that it would not be possible to try to bring the talent and fans together in New York City in a safe manner. Our top priority is the health, safety and well-being of our fans, talent and everyone involved in the festival. It's during times like these when we can all use a good laugh. But, as they say in comedy, it's all in the timing. So, as we press pause for now, we look toward the future and will continue to work diligently to help bring comedy back to its place as an essential part of New York City's cultural landscape in the coming year, as we are already in the process of planning for 2021. The 2021 NYCF will take place from November 8 - 14. We are grateful for your continued support and look forward to seeing you very soon.