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The New York Comedy Festival 2022 guide

The New York Comedy Festival 2022 brings a riot of stand-up comics, improv, sketch variety shows to town.

Shaye Weaver
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Shaye Weaver

The New York Comedy Festival is where the best of the best comedians of NYC gather each year, and this year, it’s going to be an all-out hoot 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 five 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, 7-13, 2022.

Who is performing at New York Comedy Festival?

The line-up includes headliners John Mulaney, Mo Amer, Tracy Morgan, JB Smoove and Wanda Sykes, 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 Theater, Beacon Theatre, BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, Lincoln Center, Carolines On Broadway and, for the first time, UBS Arena at Belmont Park.

How do I get tickets for New York Comedy Festival?

Tickets to the shows during the New York Comedy Festival can be purchased starting August 19 at noon EST at

Since Citi is the official card and sponsor of the NYCF, Citi cardmembers will be able to get pre-sale tickets starting August 15 at 10am until August 19 at 10am EST. Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase “select preferred” tickets until October 14 at 10pm EST.