NYC & COMPANY ANNOUNCES THIRD ANNUAL
NYC COMEDY WEEK, OCTOBER 28–NOVEMBER 10
—2-for-1 Tickets on Sale for 30 Comedy Shows, Including Special Performance by Hannibal Buress in Partnership with New York Comedy Festival and Comedy Central—
New York City (October 7, 2013) — NYC & Company, New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, today announced the third annual NYC Comedy Week, October 28–November 10. New for the 2013 promotion, consumers can purchase two-for-one tickets to 30 comedy shows at the most popular comedy venues across the City. In addition, NYC & Company, the New York Comedy Festival and Comedy Central have teamed to present a special NYC Comedy Week performance by popular New York City comedian Hannibal Buress on November 6 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Consumers can purchase NYC Comedy Week two-for-one tickets starting today at nycgo.com/comedyweek.
“NYC & Company is pleased to bring the New York City comedy experience to visitors and New Yorkers this fall with a new two-for-one-ticket NYC Comedy Week promotion,” said George Fertitta, CEO of NYC & Company. “From stand-up comedy clubs to late-night talk shows and sitcoms, comedy is embedded in the City’s culture, and we encourage everyone to enjoy a live comedy show this fall and take advantage of this savings opportunity.”
As part of the weeklong two-for-one-ticket celebration, NYC & Company, the New York Comedy Festival and Comedy Central will present a special NYC Comedy Week show featuring Hannibal Buress on Wednesday, November 6, at 8 pm, at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Hannibal Buress is the 2012 winner of Comedy Central’s award for Best Club Comic. Buress is the co-host of Adult Swim’s The Eric Andre Show and is set to star in Comedy Central’s new series Broad City this fall.
This year, for the first time, NYC Comedy Week is offering New Yorkers and visitors more of an incentive to laugh and experience some of the funniest performers in the City with two-for-one tickets to a wide range of comedy performances including sketch, improvisation, storytelling, stand-up, musical comedy and even the live Japanese game show BATSU!. Two-for-one tickets can be purchased at nycgo.com/comedyweek and are for shows at popular venues including Brooklyn Brewery, Carolines on Broadway, Gotham Comedy Club, Laughing Devil Comedy Club, NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, Peoples Improv Theater, The Cutting Room, UCBeast and Union Hall.
For a full list of NYC Comedy Week shows and to purchase two-for-one tickets, visit nycgo.com/comedyweek.
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 the New York Comedy Festival:
Now in its tenth year, the New York Comedy Festival is produced by Carolines on Broadway in association with COMEDY CENTRAL. The festival has featured the country's top comedians, including Louis C.K., Bill Maher, Ricky Gervais, Dane Cook, Kevin Hart, Sarah Silverman, Aziz Ansari, and Wanda Sykes, to name a few. In 2007, the festival launched the "Stand-Up for Heroes" event to benefit The Bob Woodruff Foundation, which has featured performances by Robin Williams, Jon Stewart, Jerry Seinfeld, Lewis Black, Ricky Gervais, Conan O'Brien, Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer and Roger Waters.
About Comedy Central:
Available on-air, online and on-the-go, COMEDY CENTRAL (www.cc.com) is the #1 brand in comedy and is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIAB). For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs visit COMEDY CENTRAL's press Web site at www.cc.com/press and follow us on Twitter @ComedyCentralPR for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.
NYC & Company/ Emily Mayrath 212-484-1270