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Knock, knock. Who s there? The New York Comedy Festival

By Saryn Chorney
Updated October 29, 2014 12:45 PM
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Looking for laughs, America? The N.Y.C. Halloween Dog Parade isn’t the only thing that’ll make you giggle while visiting New York this time of year. Comedy fans better book their tickets now, because the 2014 New York City Comedy Festival hits town Nov. 5-9.

This year’s biggest draws include Bill Cosby, Dane Cook, Bill Maher, Chris Hardwick, Amy Schumer, Nick Offerman, Marc Maron, Maria Bamford and many more.

We’re particularly excited about the kick-off event, Stand Up for Heroes, featuring performances by Louis C.K., Jim Gaffigan, John Oliver and Bruce Springsteen. We’ll probably laugh so hard that we break down crying watching that one. (It happens a lot, especially when the Boss shows up.)

Aside from all the hilarious stand-up routines and sketch shows – Hannibal Buress, Kate McKinnon and Sara Schaefer to name a few – the fest also features a bunch of cool comedy panels like “An Evening with The Late Show with David Letterman Writers” and “Id Isn’t Always Pretty: An Evening with Broad City.” (The latter panel includes Amy Poehler, by the way.)

The whole week is basically Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Being Funny but Were Laughing Too Hard to Ask. So check out the schedule here, purchase a Fan Pass, and hang on to that Groucho Marx Halloween mustache – it may come in handy at the fest.

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