Tracy Morgan at the New York Comedy Festival
Photograph: courtesy of the New York Comedy Festival | Tracy Morgan

The New York Comedy Festival 2024 guide

The New York Comedy Festival 2024 brings a riot of stand-up comics, improv, sketch variety shows to town.

Shaye Weaver
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The New York Comedy Festival is where the best of the best comedians of NYC gather each year, and this year, it’s celebrating its 20th anniversary with more than 200 comedians performing more than 100 shows at venues throughout the five boroughs.

If you've laughed at comedy shows in NYC in the past few years, it probably had something to do with at least one of the comics on the insanely stacked lineup this year. The festival brings a variety of comedic disciplines to town (and from around town), from stand-up to improv to sketch acts, but luckily we've combed through all the offerings to bring you the best of the best. It’s one of the best NYC events in November. Get ready to laugh until your sides hurt at some of our favorite NYC comedy clubs around town. 

When is New York Comedy Festival?

The official dates for the New York Comedy Festival are November 8-17, 2024.

Who is performing at New York Comedy Festival?

The line-up includes headliners and will feature more than 200 comedians performing in more than 100 shows at venues throughout the five boroughs, including Judd Apatow, Jeff Arcuri, Dave Attell, Zarna Garg, Gabriel Iglesias, Joe List, Bill Maher, Matt McCusker, Tracy Morgan, Nurse John, Ms. Pat, Adam Ray is Dr. Phil, Justin Silva, JB Smoove, Dan Soder as well as the podcasts, How Did This Get Made?, I’ve Had It and The Rest Is History among others!

Where is New York Comedy Festival?

The performances for the New York Comedy Festival are held at various comedy clubs and venues in New York, including Apollo Theatre, BAM, the Beacon Theatre, Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, The Theater at MSG, Town Hall, and many more.

How do I get tickets for New York Comedy Festival?

Tickets to the shows during the New York Comedy Festival can be purchased at nycomedyfestival.com.