Founded in 2004, The New York Comedy Festival (NYCF) is now in its ninth successful year. The Festival – which is produced by Carolines on Broadway – is presented in association with Comedy Central. The week-long laugh fest brings the biggest names in comedy to New York City’s most prestigious venues. Among the many comedy luminaries who have performed as part of the NYCF are Denis Leary, Dane Cook, Bill Maher, Tracy Morgan, Joy Behar, Ricky Gervais, D.L. Hughley, Steven Wright, Brian Regan, Howie Mandel, Kevin Hart, Andy Samberg, Louis C.K., Joel McHale, Sarah Silverman, Damon Wayans, Artie Lange, Craig Ferguson, Mike Epps, Bill Burr, Steven Wright and Drew Carey, to name a few.