City Comedy Festival will feature over 200 comics this year


‘Carolines on Broadway’ is a comedy club and New York institution that first opened its doors 40 years ago.

Its namesake is founder and owner Caroline Hirsch, who runs the annual New York Comedy Festival. The festival will return Monday.

Hirsch joined “News All Day” to speak about what we can expect at the comedy festival.

She says there will be over 150 shows with more than 200 comics, that will be performing in venues around the city from Nov. 7-13.

Hirsch says she first opened her club with friends after her job in retail disappeared when the department store closed.

She says one of the biggest changes she’s seen in the industry is the number of women that are now in comedy.

The New York Comedy Festival started 18 years ago and continues to book incredible talent like Wanda Sykes, Bill Maher, Conan O’Brien, Jo Koy, and more.

Hirsch says to keep an eye out for up-and-coming talent like Jordan Jensen and Alex English.

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