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For those who can make it to Vegas


http://www.newsday.com/travel/ny-glbc4485805oct30,0,4143450.story?
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Newsday.com
Travel section
Three days of yuks in Vegas
MEREDITH DANIELS
October 30, 2005

For those who don't see the humor in losing money at a blackjack table,
The Comedy Festival schedule for Nov. 17- 19 in Las Vegas might be just
the thing. This inaugural event, an outgrowth of the annual U.S. Comedy
Arts Festival held in Aspen, will feature performances by comedians
Dave Chappelle, George Lopez, Bill Maher, Dennis Miller and Jon Stewart.
Jerry Seinfeld will be honored as the first recipient of The Comedian
Award.

More than 50 events will take place over the The Comedy Festival's
three days. They will include stand-up performances, sketch comedy and film
screenings. Shows will be held in nine venues at Caesars Palace and the
Flamingo Las Vegas.

A two-hour comedy extravaganza called "Earth to America!" will kick off
festivities on Nov. 17 at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Scheduled to
appear live are Larry David, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Dustin
Hoffman, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Steve Martin, Ray Romano, Martin Short and Ben
Stiller. Pre-taped segments feature Jack Black, Will Ferrell and Robin
Williams. The show will be taped and shown Nov. 20 on TBS stations. The
festival is being presented by HBO and AEG.

Tickets are available for single events as well as in packages. They
range from $25-$125 for individual shows and up to $1,500 for Platinum
Pack admission to all events. Tickets are available at the Colosseum box
office, online at www.thecomedyfestival .com and www.ticketmaster .com,
and by phone at 877- TCF-FEST.

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