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Kevin Hart was one of the guests on last night’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Check it out:

Brian Regan appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman last night, Thursday August 30, to share some insight and observations. Catch him in the New York Comedy Festival at Beacon Theater November 9th!

WQXR has chosen nine finalists for their Classical Comedy Contest, scheduled to take place at Carolines on Broadway as part of the New York Comedy Festival on November 8th. To see who the finalists are, click here!

Tickets are on sale for the finals now so be sure to pick them up now! The Classical Comedy Contest will be judged by:

Comedian Robert Klein
Peter Schickele,of PDQ Bach fame
Charles Hamlen of IMG Artists (classical music management company)
Opera star Deborah Voigt

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Calling all comic tweet-a-holics!  To make even more laughs at this year’s festival we’re launching the first-ever #EmergingComedian Shorty Award to honor an up and coming comedian on Twitter and social media.  The Shorty Awards honor the best people and organizations producing short-form, real-time social media content.  Previous winners and hosts have included: Neil Patrick Harris, Conan O’Brien, Jerry Stiller and The Daily Show’s Aasif Mandvi.

Six finalists will be selected from the #EmergingComedian nominees and the winner will be chosen by the the Real-Time Comedy Jury.  The winner will perform a live, 10-minute stand-up set at the Laugh More NYC showon November 13.

If you or someone you know is the next #EmergingComedian, submit your nomination today!  Nominations can be made at the Shorty Awards website or by tweeting “I nominate @TwitterUser for a Shorty Award in #emergingcomedian because…”  now through November 4th; and don’t forget to buy tickets to see the live show!

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The Roastmaster General, Jeffrey Ross, has been tapped to host the New York Comedy Festivals’ “Comics to Watch” showcase, presented by Pandora Internet Radio, on Wednesday, November 9th at Carolines on Broadway.

COMEDY CENTRAL, the preeminent brand in comedy, is teaming up with the New York Comedy Festival, to produce ‘Comics To Watch,’ a live show featuring the best up-and-coming young comedians from across the country.  The comedians, selected by the all-comedy network and the festival organizers, will be chosen for their unique strengths including writing, delivery and stage persona.

Tickets are available here.

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