Indian-origin comics to debut at the New York Comedy Festival

Indian-origin standup comedians will make their debut at the New York Comedy Festival (NYCF), under the banner of 'Made in India', at Carolines on Broadway, on November 5.

Amit Tandon, Sanjay Manaktala, Tushar Singh and Arun Govada are among the comedians performing at the event which this year boasts top headliners including Stephen Colbert and India’s Vir Das from November 5-10 at various venues across New York City.

Indian comedy stars, Amit Tandon, Sanjay Manaktala, Tushar Singh and Arun Govada on their New York Comedy Festival debut
Indian comedy stars Amit Tandon, Sanjay Manaktala, Tushar Singh and Arun Govada on their New York Comedy Festival debut. Photo courtesy: NYCF

Vir Das is slated to headline at Town Hall on November 8.

Over 200 comedians, late-night hosts and podcast stars will perform in more than 100 shows at the city's most prestigious venues at the festival, according to a press release.

"As we mark 16 years of the New York Comedy Festival, we celebrate the varied and diverse talent - both up-and-coming and established stars - who continue to come out to put on a great show each and every year," said Caroline Hirsch, founder and owner of the New York Comedy Festival and Carolines on Broadway, in a statement. 

Nate Bargatze, Nicole Byer, Stephen Colbert, Vir Das, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Kathleen Madigan, Bill Maher, Demetri Martin, Norm McDonald, Trevor Noah, Randy Rainbow, Tom Segura, Benito Skinner, Jenny Slate, Kevin Smith and Jay Mewes, No Such Thing As A Fish, and Betches Media's U Up? Live are some of the top performers in attendance.

"Nothing beats being able to perform stand-up comedy in New York to some of the best audiences in the world, and that's what this festival is. I can't wait." said comedian and The Daily Show host Trevor Noah, who will be headlining the festival's largest venue, Madison Square Garden, as part of his ‘Loud & Clear’ Tour on November 8.

Shows will take place on New York City's most iconic stages, including the Beacon Theatre, Carnegie Hall, Carolines on Broadway, Madison Square Garden, Town Hall and Tribeca Performing Arts Center, among others.

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