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COMEDY CENTRAL's Jokes.com and the New York Comedy Festival Present the First Live Online Streaming Stand-Up Comedy Show on Wednesday, November 3rd From Carolines on Broadway
Oct 21, 2010 (02:10 PM EDT)


Comedian Bobby Lee to Host Un-cut and Uncensored Show




NEW YORK, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Comedy Central's Jokes.com and the New York Comedy Festival will present the first online live streaming stand-up show from Carolines on Broadway on Wednesday November 3rd at 9:30 p.m. ET. Comedian Bobby Lee will host the show which will include performances by Joe Mande, Kurt Metzger, Morgan Murphy and Donnell Rawlings, among others.

Jokes.com's live coverage of the show begins at 9:30 pm ET from backstage and the green-room prior to the main event at 10 pm ET.  Comedians will field questions from fans watching the live streaming event via Twitter and Facebook in between sets.  The show will be streamed un-cut and uncensored.

"We are excited to be able to bring the first live streaming event from a club that has seen a lot of firsts!" says Caroline Hirsch, founder of the Festival and owner of the famed Carolines on Broadway.  "We wanted to be able to include fans who are not able to make it to New York City for the shows and Jokes.com is a great partner to make this happen."

Jokes.com Live will be made available for purchase as a digital download-to-own on iTunes after the show airs on November 3rd. In addition to the stand-up portion, the play list will also include a rare behind-the-scenes peek inside the green room at Carolines on Broadway, as remote cameras follow performers and capture their pre-show antics backstage.

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ABOUT THE NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL:
The New York Comedy Festival is produced by Carolines on Broadway and United Entertainment Group in association with Comedy Central. The festival has featured some of the country's top comedians, including Bill Maher, Tracy Morgan, Dane Cook, Sarah Silverman, Artie Lange, Katt Williams, Steven Wright, Denis Leary, and Joy Behar, to name a few.   In 2007, the festival launched the Stand Up for Heroes event to benefit the Bob Woodruff Foundation.  

NYCF media sponsors include Time Out New York and the New York Post. Jameson...Taste Above All Else is the official Whiskey, B.R. Guest is a signature partner, Travelocity is the official travel sponsor of the 2010 New York Comedy Festival, and Energizer and Buick Regal are supporting sponsors.  

For more information on each event and to purchase tickets, please visit www.nycomedyfestival.com for the full 2010 line-up including previously announced shows.


SOURCE COMEDY CENTRAL Corporate Communications