New York is the capital of everything, including comedy. An annual festival presented in association with Caroline's comedy club and Comedy Central called the New York Comedy Festival takes place in various venues throughout the city and brings together famous comedians, soon-to-be-famous comedians, and some of the funniest New Yorkers around.
The festival offers a week of great stand-up as well as sketch and improv comedy in a very casual atmosphere. Annually it hosts around 60 gigs with almost 200 comics like Chris Rock, Amy Schumer, Kumail Nanjiani, Sarah Silverman, Trevor Noah, Nathan Fielder, Judd Apatow, and many many others. The festival ends with the New York's Funniest Stand-up Competition show.
The shows take place in over 20 venues scattered around the City, including all five boroughs.