Rosie O'Donnell To Appear At Comedy Fest

Rosie O'Donnell, left, and from "Spring Awakening" John Gallagher Jr. speak at the "Spring Awakening and Degrassi Panel Discussion with Rosie O'Donnell" at the Eugene O'Neill Theater on April 30, 2007 in New York.
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Rosie O'Donnell is going back to her roots with a performance at the N.Y. Comedy Festival.

O'Donnell, who grew up in Commack on Long Island, got her start as a stand-up comedienne performing in clubs in the New York area.

She will both host and do stand-up at the festival's opening night on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center.

"I am honored to open this year's New York Comedy Festival! There is no better city in the world and I am looking forward to taking the stage for a great cause," O'Donnell said in a statement.


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The event, which will feature a number of special guests, will benefit Rosie's Broadway Kids, an education organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children through the arts.

The Fourth Annual NYCF's roster also includes celebrated comics Sarah Silverman performing at Carnegie Hall on Nov. 7; Denis Leary at the Beacon Theatre on Nov. 8; Louis CK at Town Hall on Nov. 8; Artie Lange at Town Hall on Nov. 9; Damon Wayans at the Beacon Theatre on Nov. 9; Bill Maher at the Beacon Theatre on Nov. 10 and Seth MacFarlane at Avery Fisher Hall on Nov. 11.