—12 More Shows Added to Two-Week Fest, 2-for-1 Tickets Still Available for More Than 40 Comedy Shows—

 New York City (October 28, 2013) — NYC & Company, New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, the New York Comedy Festival and Comedy Central kick off the third annual NYC Comedy Week beginning today through November 10. Twelve new shows have been added to the two-week roster; with all 42 shows taking place at some of the most historic and popular venues around the City. Consumers can purchase two-for-one tickets for NYC Comedy Week at

“NYC & Company is pleased to bring the New York City comedy experience to visitors and New Yorkers this fall with our 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.” 

Just added to NYC Comedy Week lineup are stand-up variety shows at The Stand Restaurant & Comedy Club, including Northern Discomfort, Lemonade Stand, The Cringe Humor Show and a special live CD taping of comedian Mike Vecchione. In addition, Carolines on Broadway has added a stand-up show starring comedian Karen Bergreen. This year’s featured NYC Comedy Week comedian, Hannibal Buress, is performing to a sold out crowd on Wednesday, November 6, at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, as part of the New York Comedy Festival.

NYC Comedy Week highlights a variety of great comedy venues across the City, including Brooklyn Brewery, Carolines on Broadway, Gotham Comedy Club, Laughing Devil Comedy Club, NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, The Peoples Improv Theater, The Cutting Room, The Stand, UCBeast and Union Hall. For a full list of NYC Comedy Week shows and to purchase two-for-one tickets, visit  

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

About the New York Comedy Festival:

Now in its 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 ( 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 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