New York Underground Comedy Festival

New York Underground Comedy Festival

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New York Underground Comedy Festival Summary

Event Overview: The New York Underground Comedy Festival is a popular NYC event that has served as a platform for some of the funniest new comedians in the country. Founded in 2003, the week-long NY Underground Comedy Festival has expanded to over 100+ shows around Manhattan.

What to Expect: Expect to laugh - hard. Some of the most talented comedians from around the country attend the New York Underground Comedy Festival in hopes of showcasing their routine to a larger audience, and maybe even finding representation from an industry insider.

  • Funny Competition: With a money prize and plenty of recognition at stake, the stakes are high at the NY Underground Comedy Festival. Luckily for audiences, the competition at the New York Underground Comedy Festival only leads to funnier jokes and routines from these up-and-coming comedians.
  • NYC Events: Aside from the more than 100 shows around Manhattan during the Underground Comedy Festival NY, there are also several other NYC events taking place during this popular NY festival. Headlining shows at past Underground Comedy Festivals have included Chris Rock and Jim Gaffigan, and events like the David Letterman Auditions and the Under-25 shows are sure to leave NYC tourists in stitches.

Inside Knowledge: While the New York Underground Comedy Festival is a blast for NYC audiences, it also helps out those in need as well. The Underground Comedy Festival lends a hand to several NYC charities, so you know when you spend money on tickets at this popular  NYC event , you're helping great organizations as well.

Event Hints:

  • Check the Schedule ... and YouTube: The best way to find a comedian you're interested in seeing at the NY Underground Comedy Festival is by checking the schedule ahead of time, then searching these unknown talents on YouTube. That way, you can be sure your hard-earned money is going to comedians you actually want to see.
  • Go to the Emerging Comic Show: A must-see at the popular New York Underground Comedy Festival is the Emerging Comics Show. Watch as ten of the funniest rising comics in NYC try to out-wit one another on the stage, followed by the festival's headliner performing closing duties. Tickets start at $12, and the event is held at the Gotham Comedy lub on West 23rd St.



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User Average Review

Overall:
4.25
Event:
5
Location:
4
Staff:
4
View:
4

Based on 1 review

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Overall:
4.25
Event:
5
Location:
4
View:
4
Staff:
4

Would recommend to a friend

Date Visited: 08/10

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Laugh Out Loud at the New York Underground Comedy Festival

If you're someone who likes to laugh a lot, then you should check out some of the performances at the New York Underground Comedy Festival.  This annual event is held at various venues throughout Manhattan, and some of the performances are completely free to attend.  While a few of the comics can be very well-known people, the majority of the people at the Underground Comedy Festival is local talent that will have you laughing for days.

 

This review is provided by an NYCTourist staff member and is a composite of actual reviews. This may be a paid advertiser.

*Some images shown above are not actual photos from the venue, but category representations. Visit the hotel's web site for actual photos.

New York Underground Comedy Festival

Aug
16
Until Aug 22

General Location

Manhattan

Event Dates

Aug 16,2013 - Aug 22,2013

Event Cost

$0 - $25

Unknown Comedians Get Their Chance at the Underground Comedy Festival

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Event Quick Facts

  • The New York Underground Comedy Festival was founded in 2003.
  • The Underground Comedy Festival features over 100 different events over one week, and takes place in NYC comedy clubs throughout Manhattan.
  • Past headliners at the NY Underground Comedy Festival include Chris Rock and Jim Gaffigan.

Website:
http://nyucf.com/


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