2018 New York Comedy Festival Line Up

7 Days. 200 + Comedians. 100 + Shows.

The Last O.G. star Tracy Morgan, Conan O'Brien, David Cross, Marc Maron, Dan Harmon's Harmontown, Bill Burr and Yvonne Orji are among the acts set to take the stage during the 2018 New York Comedy Festival. Check out some of the comedians below. Additional comedians will be added soon.  

Check out the schedule here.

bill burr

Bill Burr

Bill Burr first gained notoriety for his recurring role on the second season of Chappelle’s Show and developed a comedic style of uninformed logic that has made him a regular with Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon. In 2018, Burr is touring internationally and will be seen in the film The Front Runner starring Hugh Jackman. Later this year, the third season of Bill’s hit animated Netflix series F Is For Family will premiere. Bill’s fifth hour-long stand-up special, Walk Your Way Out, premiered on Netflix in 2017. In July 2014, he received the Stand-up Comedian of the Year Award from the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Back to Top

 

jimmy carr

Jimmy Carr

Jimmy Carr has been on the stand-up scene for a decade and a half. In that time he’s performed nine sell-out tours, playing nearly 2,000 shows to over 2 million people across four continents. He’s won the British Comedy Award for Best Live Stand-Up Tour and been nominated for the Perrier Award. Now, all that experience is being put to good use – you can see all the greatest material from his extraordinary career in one show. This is the very best of Jimmy Carr. Back to Top

 

 

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David Cross

Emmy Award winner and two-time Grammy Award nominee David Cross is an inventive performer, writer, and producer on stage and screen. This summer, Cross’Oh Come On tour will visit theatres across North America and international dates are being planned. Named one of the Top 100 Stand-Up Comedians of All Time by Comedy Central, Cross’2016 Making America Great Again! tour included Cross’ first European dates and produced the Netflix special of the same name and the Grammy-nominated CD, …America…Great. Cross will be seen in the 5th season of Arrested Development premiering on Netflix on May 29, reprising his beloved role as Dr. Tobias Fünke. During its original critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning run on FOX, Cross was twice-nominated as part of the ensemble cast for a Screen Actors Guild Award.Cross will also be seen in a recurring role in the second season of the Amazon series, Goliath, starring Billy Bob Thornton. Back to Top

 

Desus Mero

Desus & Mero

Longtime acquaintances Desus Nice and The Kid Mero reconnected online in the early days of Twitter, where they unleashed their potent personalities and found themselves kindred spirits.

They officially joined forces in late 2012 for a web video series for COMPLEX “Desus Vs. Mero”. That lead to their wildly successful podcast “The Bodega Boys” and their groundbreaking late-night show Desus & Mero for VICELAND which ended in June 2018.

While continuing their Bodega Boys podcast, in 2019 Desus & Mero will release their first book via RandomHouse and are excited to launch the first late-night talk show for SHOWTIME. Back to Top

 

Harmontown

Harmontown

Dan Harmon is the Emmy®-winning creator/executive producer of the comedy series Community as well as the co-creator/executive producer of Adult Swim’s Rick & Morty.

Along with Justin Roiland, Harmon created the breakout Adult Swim animated series “Rick & Morty.” The show premiered in December of 2013 and quickly became a ratings hit. Season three of the series cemented the series as a cultural icon and broke records as 2017’s #1 comedy in key demos. Earlier this year, Adult Swim renewed the series for 70 new episodes. Back to Top

 

Gabriel Iglesias

Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias

Gabriel Iglesias is the youngest of six children, raised by a single mother in Long Beach, Calif. During his childhood, he developed a strong sense of humor to deal with the obstacles he faced. In 1997, he set out to hone his comedic skills and performed stand-up anywhere he could find an audience, including biker bars and hole-in-the-wall joints. Gabriel’s stand-up is a mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects that bring his personal experiences to life. His unique and animated style has made him popular among fans. Iglesias is one of America’s most successful stand-up comedians, performing sold-out concerts around the world. He is also one of the most watched comedians on YouTube with over 350,000,000 views, and he has more than 9 million Facebook fans. Back to Top

 

Jim Jeffries

Jim Jeffries

Jim Jefferies is one of the most popular and respected comedians of his generation, entertaining audiences across the globe with his controversial, belief-challenging, thought-provoking comedy. He was recently named one of the top five touring comedians in the world. 

Last summer, his international standup tour, The Unusual Punishment Tour, kicked off to rave reviews and was extended through 2018. He also released his fifth major stand up special in seven years, Freedumb, the second to air on Netflix. It followed the huge success of the first, Jim Jefferies: BARE, in which he delivered a now iconic routine on guns and gun control in the United States. Back to Top

 

Anthony Jeselnik

Anthony Jeselnik

Anthony starred in and created THE JESELNIK OFFENSIVE, which ran for two seasons on Comedy Central. Anthony has written for and appeared on several roasts for Comedy Central, most notably THE ROAST OF DONALD TRUMP and THE ROAST OF CHARLIE SHEEN. He has performed on CONAN, THE TONIGHT SHOW, JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE and was the first ever stand-up comic to appear on LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON. He has also written for LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON and received an Emmy Nomination for his work on A NIGHT OF TOO MANY STARS: AN OVERBOOKED CONCERT FOR AUTISM EDUCATION. Back to Top

 

Jo Koy

Jo Koy

Jo Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings performing at a Las Vegas coffee house. As one of today’s premiere stand-up comedians, Koy sells-out comedy clubs and theaters across the nation with his infectious and explosive energy onstage. The comedian pulls inspiration from his family, specifically his son, with material that has universal appeal.

In November 2017, Koy broke a record for the most tickets sold by a single artist at The Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu, with 11 sold-out shows and more than 23,000 tickets sold. The mayor’s office proclaimed November 24th as “Jo Koy Day” to celebrate the achievement. Back to Top

 

Jonathan Van Ness Antoni Porowski

Jonathan Van Ness and Antoni Porowski

Television personality, Emmy nominee, and hairstylist to the stars, Jonathan Van Ness has quickly become known in the entertainment industry for his fabulous, unstoppable energy. It is his belief that great hair is best served with a side of witty banter. Jonathan can be seen starring on Netflix’s “Queer Eye,” which premiered in February 2018; the hit reboot of the Emmy Award-winning series “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.” 

Antoni Porowski is the Queer Eye food & wine connoisseur. At a young age Antoni was bitten by the culinary bug spending countless hours in the kitchen watching his mother joyously cooking and bringing a world of culinary delights to life. He discovered the worlds of Julia Child, Jacque Pepin and Anthony Bourdain, and soon after began to teach himself how to cook. Back to Top

 

Bert Kreischer

Bert Kreischer

Bert Kreischer is a standup comedian who performs to sellout crowds across the country and is known as one of the best storytellers of his generation. His latest stand-up special, Bert Kreischer: The Machine, premiered on Showtime, and clips from the special have been viewed millions of times over by fans around the world.  TV audiences know him as host of the Travel Channel’s Trip Flip and Bert the Conqueror.  He is a regular guest on The Joe Rogan Experience and The Rachael Ray Show and has appeared on Late Night With David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live. His previous one-hour special Comfortably Dumb appeared on Comedy Central and his book Life of the Party, Stories of a Perpetual Man-Child shares the hilarious and outrageous stories that define his comedy and exemplify what has made him one of the most in-demand comedians working today. Back to Top

 

Marc Maron

Marc Maron

For more than 20 years, Marc Maron has been writing and performing raw, honest and thought-provoking comedy for print, stage, radio, online and television. Best known for his hit podcast, WTF with Marc Maron, Marc has interviewed iconic personalities such as Conan O’Brien, Robin Williams, Keith Richards, Ben Stiller, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lorne Michaels and former US President Barack Obama. It has become a worldwide phenomenon; averaging 6 million downloads each month, with nearly 410 million lifetime downloads. Maron currently stars in the hit Netflix original series, GLOW, alongside Alison Brie, and his critically acclaimed half-hour scripted television series, Maron, aired on IFC and can be found on Netflix to stream. Marc has also performed guest starring roles in the series GirlsLouie, and Joe Swanberg’s Easy, and can be seen in the feature films Get A Job and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. Back to Top

 

Jason Mewes

Jay Mewes

Cinema icon Jason Mewes is best known as the potty-mouthed vocal half of Jay and Silent Bob, the on-screen comedic duo who first appeared in Kevin Smith’s seminal 1994 indie film Clerks. Mewes would reprise the character five more times on the big screen from 1995 to 2006, becoming a sort of James Bond of mid-90’s low budget film—a fast talking, foul-mouthed, over-sexed but ultimately harmless and likable guy. Bugs Bunny with a boner. But it’s in the insanely popular award-winning podcast Jay & Silent Bob Get Old where Mewes truly shines. For nearly seven years, in what’s been described as “Lake Wobegon days with anal jokes”, Jason has told the story of his tumultuous life on stage every week. Back to Top

 

Tracy Morgan

Tracy Morgan

Tracy Morgan is one of the most respected comedians in his field. Starring for seven seasons on NBC’s Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning 30 Rock, Morgan appeared opposite Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin as Tracy Jordan, the unpredictable star of Lemon’s (Fey) hit variety show, TGS with Tracy Jordan. At the beginning of 2016, he headlined a nationwide stand-up tour titled Picking Up the Pieces which culminated in his newest stand up special Staying Alive which is now streaming globally on Netflix. Morgan is also currently starring in and executive producing his TBS show The Last O.G. Additionally, Morgan has been selected to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the 2016 class. Back to Top

 

Conan O'Brien

Conan O'Brien

Conan Christopher O'Brien was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, and he started his path in comedy when he served twice as the president of The Harvard Lampoon.  Conan went on to become a writer and producer on several television shows, including "Saturday Night Live" and "The Simpsons," until 1993, when NBC tapped him to take over as host of "Late Night."   Since then, Conan has hosted two Emmy Awards, the MTV Movie Awards, performed a 32-city live comedy tour, been the subject of a documentary titled "Conan O'Brien Can't Stop," and performed at the White House Correspondent's Dinner for two presidents.  He's won 3 Emmy Awards and six Writer's Guild Awards for comedy writing, the People's Choice Award for "Favorite Television Host," and is currently helming the show "Conan," now in its 9th season on TBS.  With the retirement of David Letterman in 2015, Conan became the longest-working current late-night talk show host in the U. S., at 25 years.

TBS's Emmy®-winning late-night series CONAN, hosted by Conan O'Brien, airs weeknights at 11 p.m. (ET/PT). The show, which draws the youngest audience of any hour-long late-night series, is produced by Conaco LLC, with Jeff Ross serving as executive producer. Back to Top

 

Yvonne Orji

Yvonne Orji

Yvonne Orji is a Nigerian-American actress, comedienne, and writer who continues to display her versatility and passion with each project she takes on. On television, she stars in HBO’s critically acclaimed comedy series Insecure. Orji stars as one of these women opposite Issa Rae, who is executive producing the show along with Prentice Penny and Melina Matsoukas. She is also currently developing a half-hour sitcom based on her life entitled First Gen, that Oprah Winfrey and David Oyelowo are executives producing. Yvonne has opened for Chris Rock and travels the world performing comedy. Yvonne will be making her big screen debut this September, starring opposite Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish in the movie, NIGHT SCHOOL. Additional television projects she has been involved with include The Africa Channel and BET’s Comic View and the Martin-Lawrence produced, TV One series Love That Girl. Back to Top

 

Throwing Shade

Throwing Shade

Throwing Shade podcast hosted by comedians Bryan Safi and Erin Gibson give their fresh takes on women’s issues, LGBTQ issues and pop culture with hilarity and vulgarity. Plus Singing! Dancing! Guests! Games! Clowns! Can you handle it? Back to Top