Thursday, September 20, 2007

The Comedy Festival In Las Vegas November Features Andy Kaufman Award

Don't miss this annual four-day event, from November 14-17 at Caesars, featuring a "who's who" of comedy in dozens of performances and special events at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Tickets for The Comedy Festival are now available through Ticketmaster

The Andy Kaufman Award

The Andy Kaufman Award is now a part of this year's The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas. That's a change of venue from its first three years when the contest and award took place as part of the New York Comedy Festival.

From the Andy Kaufman Award site:

"Are you the next Andy? Here's your chance to find out as The Comedy Festival and Ziddio present The Andy Kaufman Award, an online search for eight comedic artists who best embody Andy Kaufman’s spirit, originality, humor and courage in their own unique performances. Eight finalists will be chosen by a panel of judges that includes The Comedy Festival, Shapiro/West & The Andy Kaufman Estate and all finalists will perform in The Andy Kaufman Award show during The Comedy Festival at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas on November 16 and will be eligible for a $5,000 prize. Who's next? Could be you!"

More details about the Andy Kaufman Award and entry rules are available at The Andy Kaufman Award Site.

Andy Kaufman was born in New York on January 17, 1949 and was raised on Long Island.Even as a small child, Andy was always interested in being a comedian, but a different sort of comedian. He was the type of person who wanted to play tricks on people, as shown in the movie, “Man on the Moon,” when he wanted to trick people with having them think that their televisions weren’t working. Andy was quite the trickster.

The Comedy Festival In Las Vegas - Caesars Palace - November 14-17

Ticket Information

Box Office Numbers:
Box Office :702 866-1400
Group Sales :800 933-7110
TTY :702-866-1501
Package Related Questions: 702 866-1409

Box Office Hours:
10:00am - 10:00pm Daily

Web sites for The Comedy Festival:

Official Web Site

Myspace site

Lucky 21 Contest

The Lucky 21 is a nationwide and online stand-up comedy competition. 20 comedians from 7 regions are selected by Ziddio users to go to The Comedy Festival, Nov. 14–17 in Las Vegas. Voting begins Sept. 3rd. The Lucky 21st comic will come from! Enter your stand-up act now!

NY Daily News Update

"Here are the additions to the lineup at Caesars Palace:

  • Nov. 15
    5 p.m., Broadband Theatre: The best of the online funny shows up live.
    8 p.m., Tim & Eric's Awesome Show, Great Job!: From the Cartoon Network.

  • Nov. 16
    5 p.m., Unprotected Sketch: Hosted by Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler.
    8 p.m., Def Comedy Jam: Hosted by D.L. Hughley with DJ Kid Capri with four comics from the upcoming HBO season.
    11:59 p.m., Chelsea Handler & Jim Breuer

  • Nov. 17
    5 p.m., Broadband Theatre
    7:30 p.m., Tim Minchin: From Down Under: The Australian comedian and musician wowed crowds at Aspen this year, and previously won best newcomer honors in 2005 at Edinburgh.
    10 p.m., Joy Behar & Kevin Nealon
    11:59 p.m., Hot Tamales Live!, hosted by Kiki Melendez with performers including Amy Anderson, Tiffany Haddish, Jessica Kirson, Kira Soltanovich, Sandra Vals and Gina Yashere.
    11:59 p.m., Stephen Lynch

They join a lineup that already included Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Ellen DeGeneres, Eddie Izzard, Artie Lange, Frank Caliendo, Bill Burr, Marc Maron, Nick Cannon and Wanda Sykes."

Preceding is from the NY Daily News Blog
TCF is sponsored by TBS, Caesars Palace,, Geico, Twix, & Smirnoff Vodka.


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