New York Comic Con has become more than just a mecca for all things pop culture. And comedy is no stranger to the annual gathering. More intertwined now than ever before, comedy will be running the gamut with panels, signing, showcases, and shows. For all of you making the journey to NYCC 2016, the 11th Annual, we’ve put together the complete comedy guide to help you cut through the clutter. Everyone from the Impractical Jokers to Jon Glaser and Dana Gould to Keegan Michael-Key will be in attendance this year. A lot of new shows and projects involving comedians will be on display and some will be returning with sneak peaks. So get out your calendars, download your schedule apps, and get ready to lock and load all the comedy goodies into your upcoming four day fun fest experience at the 11th Annual New York Comic Con running October 6th – 9th. Here’s your day-to-day breakdown that includes our very on panel, The Laugh Button Presents: The Superhero Fantasy Draft 2016.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5TH
The Adventures of Danny & Mike LIVE – Le Poisson Rouge Gallery
7:00pm – 8:20pm
Join those infinite children Danny Tamberelli & Michael C. Maronna (The Adventures of Pete & Pete) for a night of LIVE podcasting at the Le Poisson Rouge Gallery as part of the 2016 New York Comic Con. It’ll be an evening full of tall tales, brand hating and 90’s nostalgia, all with a very special guest Ned Luke! The podcast is produced by Jeremy Balon and part of the Feral Audio podcast collective.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6TH
STARZ Presents: Ash vs Evil Dead – Hammerstein Ballroom
11am – 12:15pm
STARZ Original Series Ash vs Evil Dead Panel and Screening with Bruce Campbell (executive producer/Ash), Lucy Lawless (Ruby), Ray Santiago (Pablo), Dana DeLorenzo (Dana), Lee Majors (Brock Williams), Ted Raimi (Chet Kaminski) and Michelle Hurd (Linda B.) discuss the hit series, preview what’s to come this season and premiere episode 2.
The Animation of Stephen Colbert – NYCC Live Stage
12:15pm – 12:30pm
Join animation legend J.J. Sedelmaier (SNL’s Saturday TV Funhouse) as he discusses his relationship with Stephen Colbert and his work for Colbert’s Late Show.
The Impractical Jokers’ Foolproof Plan-el – Main Stage 1-D
3:45pm – 4:45pm
The stars of truTV’s hit comedy Impractical Jokers, return to NYCC for the second year in a row! Yup, Joe Gatto, James “Murr” Murray, Brian “Q” Quinn and Sal Vulcano are back and ready to spill some behind-the-scenes stories… Find out how they created a hit TV show that spawned sold-out national tours, popular podcasts and even their own cruise! Have questions? Come on by and ask! Don’t you dare miss it!
Stan Against Evil: Advanced Screening of Premiere Episode and Q&A – Room 1A06
5:15pm – 6:15pm
Advanced screening of the premiere episode of IFC’s new horror-comedy series and Q&A with creator Dana Gould (The Simpsons), and stars John C. McGinley (Scrubs) and Janet Varney (The Legend of Korra). Stan Against Evil follows Stan (McGinley), a disgruntled former sheriff of a small town who was forced into retirement. When the new, tough sheriff Evie Barret (Varney) opens his eyes to the plague of angry demons haunting their town, Stan begrudgingly forms an alliance with her to fight them off.
truTV’s Jon Glaser Loves Gear: Live Q&A – Room 1A10
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Before his new hybrid comedy series Jon Glaser Loves Gear debuts on truTV, comedian Jon Glaser (Trainwreck, Parks and Recreation, Girls) comes to NYCC to discuss his greatest passion: GEAR. You like gear? You like Jon Glaser? Then you’ll like this Panel. You don’t like gear? You don’t like Jon Glaser? Maybe you’ll still like this Panel. Either way, Jon Glaser will still love gear.
Archer: Screening/Q&A – Hammerstein Ballroom
6:45pm – 7:45pm
FX’s Archer is an animated, half-hour comedy that revolves around a former spy agency turned private investigation firm and its employees who use every seedy surveillance or investigation as another excuse to undermine, sabotage and betray each other for personal gain. Come see an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming eighth season and then join the voice cast of H. Jon Benjamin (Sterling Archer), Aisha Tyler (Lana Kane), Jessica Walter (Malory Archer), Chris Parnell (Cyril Figgis), Judy Greer (Cheryl/Carol Tunt), Amber Nash (Pam Poovey) and Lucky Yates (Dr. Algernop Krieger), plus Creator / Executive Producer / Writer Adam Reed (Ray Gillette), Executive Producer Matt Thompson and Co-Executive Producer Casey Willis as they discuss bringing this animated series to life.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7TH
Cartoon Network Presents: Regular Show – Hammerstein Ballroom
10:30am – 11:30am
Come on OOOOOH-ver to Regular Show’s panel at the Hammerstein! Mordecai and Rigby will take you through never-before-seen footage from inside the studio, along with a sneak peek of the new season of Regular Show. Panelists include JG Quintel (Creator, Voice of Mordecai) and William Salyers (Voice of Rigby).
Featuring Special Guests:JG Quintel (Creator, Voice of Mordecai) and William Salyers (Voice of Rigby)
The Laugh Button Presents: The Superhero Fantasy Draft 2016 – Room 1A21
1:30pm – 2:30pm
Have you ever wanted to make your own version of the Justice League and have them take on your ideal lineup of Avengers? What version of X-Men would you pit against Suicide Squad? Could the Sinister Six hold their own against the Watchmen? Join comedians, artists, and comic book luminaries as they draft their fantasy superhero squad. They select their ultimate team roster and defend their selections against the rest of the dais and you, the audience, who will ultimately decide who has the best team.
An Inside Look at People of Earth – Room 1A10
1:45pm – 2:45pm
From Emmy winners Conan O’Brien (Conan) and Greg Daniels (The Office) and creator David Jenkins comes People of Earth, a half-hour single-camera comedy series about a support group for alien abductees. Join series star Wyatt Cenac (The Daily Show) for a screening of the pilot episode followed by a Q&A. People of Earth centers on skeptical journalist Ozzie Graham (Cenac) who investigates a support group to write about the member’s supposed alien encounters. The more he digs into their oddball claims, however, the more he realizes a semblance of truth to their stories and, possibly, even signs that point to his own alien abduction. The onetime outsider now finds himself a part of this eclectic group of misfits, all the while struggling with the idea of knowing that life could exist beyond our world. Produced by Conaco LLC in association with Warner Horizon Television, People of Earth is coming this fall to TBS.
Adult Swim Panel Block: Your Pretty Face is Going To Hell, Dream Corp LLC, and The Venture Bros. – Main Stage 1-D
4:15pm – 6:45pm
Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell
Join co-creators Casper Kelly (Too Many Cooks) and Dave Willis (Squidbillies) as they discuss what’s to come from the upcoming third season of Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell, a live-action workplace comedy set in Hell, premiering in October on Adult Swim. They will be joined by cast members Matt Servitto (Banshee), Dana Snyder (Squidbillies) and Craig Rowin (The Jack and Triumph Show).
DREAM CORP LLC
Creator Daniel Stessen (The Gold Sparrow), co-executive producer John Krasinski (The Office) and cast members Jon Gries (Napoleon Dynamite) and Nick Rutherford (The Office) invite you for a first look at the new original series, DREAM CORP LLC, premiering this October on Adult Swim. DREAM CORP LLC is an absurd comedy set in a neglected dream therapy facility. Each week desperate patients have their dreams recorded and analyzed by Dream Corp’s absent-minded professor, Dr. Roberts (Jon Gries), and his team of unremarkable scientists.
The Venture Bros.
The Venture Bros. co-creators Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer will take the stage to dive into the Venture world and discuss their fan-favorite original series on Adult Swim.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8TH
Cards Against Humanity Panel – Room 1A24
8:00pm – 9:00pm
The weirdos behind Cards Against Humanity will share the secrets of their biggest pranks and stunts, like the time they sent 30,000 fans a box of poop or created a for-real Donald Trump survival kit. This Panel features the exclusive trailer for Avengers 4: Attack of the Kissing.
The Cyanide & Happiness Group Sketch Jam Panel – Room 1A10
8:00pm – 9:00pm
The Creators of Cyanide & Happiness take audience suggestions and all draw frantically on the same piece of paper until everyone is offended. (Adult Language and Subject matter)
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9TH
Vulture Presents Saturday Night Live, the Day After — SNL Head Writers in Conversation With Jesse David Fox – Room 1A24
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Heading into the television institution’s 42nd season, Bryan Tucker, Sarah Schneider and Chris Kelly have been tasked by Lorne Michaels to steer the ship to the comedy promise land. Talking with Vulture Senior Editor Jesse David Fox, the three will discuss working with different hosts, each’s stand-out sketches, and what they are and are not looking forward to this coming season, which is happening in an election year, if you hadn’t noticed. It’s a must for any sketch comedy fan.