From traditional comic joints like Caroline's and UCB Theatre to the prestigious Carnegie Hall, the New York Comedy Festival returns this year for its sixth year showcasing some of the top acts working today.
Among the comics featured in the five-day festival are prominent television talent. This weekend's highlights include Tracy Morgan, the ludicrous Tracy Jordan of "30 Rock", November 6 at Carnegie Hall, SNL's Andy Samberg performing November 8 at Town Hall with some friends (it wouldn't be a surprise if that included the Lonely Island gang), and talk show host Bill Maher November 8 at Lincoln Center.
For those interested in what it's like working behind the scenes on television, the festival will also include "Writing Funny for TV," three panels at the Paley Center including a discussion on writing for television in the Internet age (November 6), as well as looks at what it's like to write for two comedy breeding grounds - "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and "The Colbert Report" (both November 7).
For the complete rundown of the festival, including ticket information, be sure to check out the schedule, and not miss a laugh this weekend.