New York Comedy Festival 2018: The best shows to see

The stand-up, sketch and musical comedy shows you can't miss at New York Comedy Festival 2018
Handmaid's Tale: The Musical
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By David Goldberg |

If you ask us, comedy in NYC has never been better. While the mainstream scene may be evolving at a glacial pace, the city's rich communities of women, POC and queer POC comedians are uniting to elevate the form. And this year's festival may feature the best lineup yet, with acts like Conan O'Brien, Ronny Chieng and Queer Eye's Jonathan & Antoni taking the stage. Before you buy your tickets, check out our rundown of the best acts in town. 

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