Organizers announced Wednesday that Gervais and Morgan will perform at Carnegie Hall and Maher will play Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Specific dates for the performances weren't announced; the festival will be held Nov. 4-8.
Gervais said that it was an honor to headline the festival and to play Carnegie Hall, which he noted was near his apartment.
Said Gervais: "I can walk to work. I won't walk, obviously. I'll take a limo. But I could walk if I had to."
More performers will later be announced for the festival, which expects to showcase more than 150 comedians.
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