Tracy Morgan among New York Comedy Festival headliners
This year’s New York Comedy Festival will be headlined by Tracy Morgan and Tig Notaro, among others, the event’s organizers announced on Monday.
Morgan and Notaro will perform at New York’s Carnegie Hall during the six-day event, along with comic Marc Maron. Other comedians set to appear at various venues around New York City include Dane Cook, Chris D’Elia, Trevor Noah, Patton Oswalt, Tim Minchin, Bill Maher, Bridget Everett, T.J. Miller, and Eric André.
“We’re thrilled to have such an amazing group of talented comedians this year,” Caroline Hirsch, founder and owner of the New York Comedy Festival and Carolines on Broadway, said in a statement. “The festival continues to present the performers at the forefront of comedy, while giving audiences an opportunity to enjoy these great artists in many of the city’s most iconic venues; and with the presidential election taking place the week after the festival, I’m sure there will be no shortage of hilarious commentary on all of the political happenings.”
“I’m very excited about returning to the New York Comedy Festival this year,” Morgan said in a statement. “I can’t wait to get on stage at the legendary Carnegie Hall to perform in front of my family, my friends and my home town fans.”
Morgan last performed at New York Comedy Festival in 2011. The stand-up appearance will mark another major step on his recovery from a 2014 car accident that left Morgan in a coma. Last year, Morgan returned to stand-up, and also hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live. His stint as emcee earned the 47-year-old an Emmy nomination.
For more information on New York Comedy Festival, head to the event’s website.