NYC & COMPANY ANNOUNCES RETURN OF
NYC COMEDY WEEK, APRIL 6–19,
WITH 2-FOR-1 TICKETS

—Tickets on Sale Now to More Than 60 Comedy Performances—

New York City (March 23, 2015) — NYC & Company, New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, today announced the return of NYC Comedy Week, April 6–19. The fourth NYC Comedy Week, presented in partnership with Carolines on Broadway, is a two-week celebration highlighting New York City’s famous comedy scene, with two-for-one tickets to more than 60 performances on sale beginning today. For a full list of NYC Comedy Week shows and to purchase tickets, visit nycgo.com/comedyweek.

“From stand up to improv, we are thrilled to highlight the hilarious and talented comics that make New York City the capital of comedy,” said Fred Dixon, president and CEO of NYC & Company. “Comedy Week gives those seeking a laugh yet another reason to experience New York City’s comedy scene at a fantastic value.”

“When we originally conceived the idea of Comedy Week in 2011, our goal was to bring more attention to the art of comedy in New York City,” said Caroline Hirsch, founder and owner of Carolines on Broadway and the New York Comedy Festival. “I think we’ve accomplished that goal over the past three years, and we’re thrilled once again this year to be partnering with NYC & Company to put comedy center stage in New York. It’s a wonderful opportunity for people to take advantage of a great deal to see some of the city’s most talented comedians performing in some really great shows.”

NYC Comedy Week highlights a variety of comedy, including stand-up, storytelling, improv, variety, sketch, hip-hop improv, musical comedy and even a live Japanese game show, at 10 venues across the City, including Brooklyn Brewery, Carolines on Broadway, Gotham Comedy Club, The Peoples Improv Theater, The Stand NYC, The Standing Room, UCBeast and Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

NYC Comedy Week is promoted through nycgo.com, out-of-home media in the five boroughs, digital advertising, commercials running in NYC taxicabs and social media posts using the hashtag #nyccomedyweek.

Launched in 2011, the promotion is designed to spotlight NYC’s comedy scene and to encourage locals and visitors to experience some of the funniest performers in the City.   

About NYC & Company:
NYC & Company is the official marketing, tourism and partnership organization for the City of New York, dedicated to maximizing travel and tourism opportunities throughout the five boroughs, building economic prosperity and spreading the positive image of New York City worldwide. For more information, visit nycgo.com.

About Carolines on Broadway:
Founded in 1982 by Caroline Hirsch, Carolines on Broadway (COB) is firmly established as one of the country’s most renowned and popular comedy venues and one of New York City’s leading destinations for live entertainment.   COB first opened as a small cabaret in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood before expanding when the club moved its location to the South Street Seaport and became the home of the A&E Network’s award-winning series “Carolines Comedy Hour.” Now a cornerstone of the city’s vibrant Times Square district, COB is a firmly established leading brand in comedy, presenting comedy’s biggest stars on the industry’s most hallowed stage, seven days a week, 365 days a year. COB also founded and produces the annual New York Comedy Festival, the weeklong laugh fest that will take place November 10 - 15.   For more information on COB, visit www.carolines.com. Follow Carolines on Twitter at www.twitter.com/carolinesonbway and like the Carolines Official Facebook Page, www.facebook.com/carolinesonbroadway

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Contact: NYC & Company / Chris Heywood 212-484-1270
             NYC & Company / Caroline Peck 212-484-1270