Tom Segura to Take Part in This Year’s New York Comedy Festival

Tom Segura is ready to crack up the Big Apple

The 40-year-old half Peruvian American stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and podcaster has been added to the lineup of headliners for this year’s New York Comedy Festival

Tom Segura

The 16th annual edition will take place this November, featuring a roster that includes Segura, as well as late-night TV hosts Stephen ColbertBill Maher and Trevor Noah.

More than 200 comedians, sketch performers, TV hosts and podcasters will perform in more than 100 shows at various venues across the city.

Other headliners include Nate BargatzeNicole ByerComedy Bang! Bang!Vir DasKathleen MadiganDemetri MartinNorm McDonaldRandy RainbowBenito SkinnerJenny Slate, Kevin Smithand Jay MewesNo Such Thing As A Fish, and Betches Media’s U Up? Live

More performers and shows will be announced in the coming months.

The NYCF this year is partnering with The Female Quotient(The FQ), a woman-owned business committed to advancing equality in the workplace. Through the partnership, the FQ will aim to increase female comedic representation both on and off the stage via its signature pop-up experience, The FQ Lounge. The venue will be inside the flagship Bloomingdale’s department store on 59th Street and Lexington in New York on November 7 and 8. 

“As we mark 16 years of the New York Comedy Festival, we celebrate the varied and diverse talent – both up-and-coming and established stars – who continue to come out to put on a great show each and every year,” said Caroline Hirsch, founder and owner of the New York Comedy Festival and Carolines on Broadway. “We’ve always supported and championed those in the industry, and we’re excited to continue to bring the very best comedic talent to entertain comedy fans this November.”

Diaz Named Artistic Director at Fashion Accessories Company Pour La Victoire

Cameron Diaz has accepted a high-profile gig in the fashion world…

The 40-year-old half-Cuban American actress has accepted the role of Pour La Victoire‘s artistic director.

Cameron Diaz

Diaz’s unspecified-yet-rather-lucrative deal with the New York-based accessories company, which is known for contemporary, trend-focused shoes and handbags that range from $200 to $500 at retailers including Bloomingdale’s and, according to WWD.

Along with having a voice in the brand’s design direction and advertising campaigns, Diaz also now owns an unspecified stake in PLV Studio, the parent company of Pour La Victoire and its lower-priced line, Kelsi Dagger.

Diaz told WWD that the deal is a “true partnership.”

So far in her new role, Diaz visited the set and “provided input” for the brand’s latest Terry Richardson-photographed advertising campaign.

In the coming months, she’ll star in a social media campaign for fall and holiday, and her first collection for the brand will launch for spring.

Even though the actress has no prior experience in the fashion world, except for a 2011 endorsement deal with watchmaker Tag Heuer, she plans on adding “pockets” and other accouterment to make her products for the company both luxurious and functional.

“We want the brand to be accessible for that working girl,” she told WWD. “I work hard for my money. I want [the collection] to be sensible, whether you have a lot of money or you are scraping together pennies.”