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The Comedy Festival
The Comedy Festival - Las Vegas, Nevada
November 17-19, 2005

Building on eleven years of success with the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, the first annual Comedy Festival will be held from November 17-19 in Las Vegas, Nevada, the new "home of funny" and the ultimate destination for fans of comedy.

Tickets are still available for this huge and hilarious comedy event! To join the laughter, visit The Comedy Festival's official site.

Festival Schedule Highlights:

Thursday, November 17
  • Earth to America! This TBS special is a star-studded, two-hour comedy extravaganza created by Laurie David, wife of Curb Your Enthusiasm's Larry David, and featuring top Hollywood talent in an evening of comedy, music and messaging to raise awareness about global warming, will kick-off TCF. The show will be taped live at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace and will be broadcast on TBS on Sunday, November 20 at 8/7c.
  • Lewis Black and Dave Attell will co-headline their own show at Caesars Palace.

Friday, November 18
  • George Lopez, known for his frank sense of humor and popular sitcom "George Lopez," will perform live in concert at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
  • Dennis Miller, America's "King of Rant," will tape a new hour-long HBO special at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
  • Bill Maher, will host "For Adults Only" late-night at The Flamingo Showroom with special guests Gilbert Gottfried, Sarah Silverman and more to be announced.
  • Dane Cook, the 15-year veteran in stand-up, television and film, will perform his own show at Caesars Palace.
  • Everybody Loves Raymond: Inside the Writers Room: The Emmy® - winning writers of the beloved CBS series "Everybody Loves Raymond," executive producer Phil Rosenthal, Tom Caltabiano, Tucker Cawley, Lew Schneider, Steve Skrovan and Jeremy Stevens, and moderator David Wild, will take the audience inside the process of creating - and keeping - a comedy fresh, relevant and funny over the course of nine seasons.

Saturday, November 19
  • Jerry Seinfeld will be honored with the TCF's first annual The Comedian award given to an artist that has most influenced and furthered the art of comedy. The award event will feature a 60-minute Q&A with Jerry Seinfeld and his stand-up friends Chris Rock and Garry Shandling. The event will be moderated by CNN's Anderson Cooper, and include clips from Jerry's hit documentary "Comedian" - which will also be screened in its entirety twice during the festival - "Seinfeld" and other highlights of his career. HBO Chairman and CEO, Chris Albrecht will present Jerry with the award at The Palace Ballroom at Caesars Palace.
  • Jon Stewart, host of Emmy® - winning "The Daily Show," will perform in a rare West Coast stand up performance at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
  • Dave Chappelle, star of Comedy Central's "Chappelle's Show," will close out the festival late night Saturday at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
  • Carlos Mencia, whose series "Mind of Mencia" premiered this July and was the third-highest debut ever on Comedy Central, will perform with special guest Pablo Francisco at Caesars Palace.
  • Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. A regular on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," Triumph is a puppet and the creation of Robert Smigel. Smigel also created the animated short TV Funhouse for "Saturday Night Live." Triumph's new CD, Come Poop With Me, features tracks such as "Underage Bichon" and "Lick Myself." He has appeared on "Hollywood Squares" and the "MTV Video Music Awards" where he almost came to blows with rapper Eminem.
  • Women With Attitude: hosted by "Curb Your Enthusiasm's" Susie Essman and featuring some of the comedy world's sassiest and funniest comediennes working today. Featured performers to be announced soon for this show at the Roman Ballroom at Caesars Palace.
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