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What is the New York Comedy Festival?

Created in 2004, the New York Comedy Festival is a seven-day festival featuring more than 200 comedians performing in more than 100 shows at venues throughout the City. The festival is produced by Carolines on Broadway in association with TBS.

When is the festival?

The festival runs from Monday, November 5 – Sunday, November 11.

Where does the New York Comedy Festival take place?

The New York Comedy Festival takes place at more than 20 venues throughout the five boroughs of New York City.

When is the schedule of events announced?

Beginning Aug 6, shows taking place in the festival will be announced.  New shows will get announced periodically, so check the festival website for updates and follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook to stay informed.

When do tickets go on sale?

There will be a pre-sale for Citi card members that will run from Wednesday, August 8 – Sunday, August 12. Click here for more information on the Citi pre-sale. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday, August 13 at 10:00 AM EST. Check back with us for schedule updates by signing up for our email newsletter, following us on Twitter, Instagram or liking us on Facebook.

How do I purchase tickets?

You can purchase tickets to individual shows by visiting the schedule page of this website or the specific show pages. There are options to purchase tickets on each of these pages.

I ordered tickets, how do I get them?

Contact the venue where you ordered or purchased the tickets and they can assist.

Is there an age requirement for festival shows?

We recommend 18 and over unless accompanied by an adult, but it varies from show to show.

I want to keep up with what is happening at the festival, how can I do that?

Sign up for our email newsletter, follow us on Twitter, Instagram or like us on Facebook.

Will there be food / beverage for sale at the shows?

Food and beverage sales varies depending on the venue.

How early should I arrive before show time?

It varies from event to event so check the venue websites for that information.

How long do the shows last?

Show length will vary from event to event, but most will run about 90 minutes.

How can I perform in the New York Comedy Festival?

If you would like to be considered to perform in the New York Comedy Festival, send an email to lfaranda@carolines.com.

Are you hiring volunteers for the festival?

Yes, to be considered to work as a volunteer in the New York Comedy Festival, please e-mail us here.

Are the venues handicapped accessible?

Handicapped accessibility varies depending on the venue. Check the venue website.

I just found out that I cannot attend. Can I get a refund?

No, we’re sorry but there are no refunds issued under any circumstances.