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The celebs come out for the New Yorker Festival

Zach Galifianakis

Zach Galifianakis Photo Credit: Zach Galifianakis (Getty Images)

The New Yorker Festival kicks off Friday and boasts a series of events showcasing some of the most talented people in the arts. Expect sit-down chats, panel discussions and even a cocktail hour or two.

Here are some of the standout events. For a full list or tickets, check out

• A New Yorker Night with The Moth
Experience a day in the life of The New Yorker with some of the magazine’s most recognizable writers: Ian Frazier, Raffi Khatchadourian, Robert Mankoff, Michael Specter, and Gay Talese. Hosted by Andy Borowitz. 6 p.m., $50, 508 W. 37th St.

• Chris Colfer talks with Susan Morrison
The “Glee” star talks Kurt Hummel and more. 7 p.m., $35, 333 W. 23rd St.

• Owen Wilson talks with Michael Spencer
Owen Wilson discusses the ups and downs of his life. 10 p.m., $35, 110 W. 57th St.

• Zach Galifianakis talks with Andy Borowitz
We know him and love him for his role in “The Hangover,” but Galifianakis goes beyond the drunken escapade in this chat. 10 p.m., $35, 508 W. 37th St.

• The Cartoon Caption Game
This live version of The New Yorker’s Cartoon Caption Contest will be hosted by New Yorker cartoonists and is sure to have you laughing. 1 p.m., $50, 4 Times Sq.

• ‘Coriolanus’
Catch an advance screening of Ralph Fiennes’ directorial debut, a contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy. The film is set to be released in December and also stars Fiennes, who will speak with Anthony Lane after the screening. Noon, $35, 110 W. 57th St. 


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