Dane Cook, Bill Cosby, Amy Schumer and More Headline 2014 New York Comedy Fest

Looking for laughs, America? The N.Y.C. Halloween Dog Parade isn’t the only thing that’ll make you giggle while visiting New York this time of year. Comedy fans better book their tickets now, because the 2014 New York City Comedy Festival hits town Nov. 5-9.

This year’s biggest draws include Bill Cosby, Dane Cook, Bill Maher, Chris Hardwick, Amy Schumer, Nick Offerman, Marc Maron, Maria Bamford and many more.

Five Reasons to Tune In to Dane Cook's Showtime Special Troublemaker

It’ll be his first comedy special in four years – and the first he’s ever directed – so comedian Dane Cook was all in for his Showtime comedy special Troublemaker.

“All the mysteries of life will be revealed,” the 42-year-old jokes. “No, honestly, it was me ponying up my own cash and you’ll get to watch something that I truly dreamed of.”

Here are five reasons you don’t want to miss Friday night’s special.

Independence Day Fireworks Make Dane Cook Nervous (VIDEO)

Dane Cook's Half Brother Ordered to Pay Him $12 Million

They admitted to embezzling money from Dane Cook – and now the comedian’s half brother and sister-in-law have to pay him $12 million.

The Massachusetts attorney general’s office ordered Darryl and Erika McCauley to pay restitution after they pleaded guilty to stealing from him, the Boston Globe reports.

Dane Cook's Half Brother Jailed for Embezzling Millions from Actor

The half brother of Dane Cook was sentenced to five to six years in prison Wednesday for embezzling millions of dollars from the actor and comedian while working as his business manager.

Darryl McCauley, 45, pleaded guilty to 27 counts of larceny over $250, three counts of forgery, embezzlement and other charges, reports the Boston Globe. At one point, McCauley wrote out a check for $3 million to himself from Cook’s account.

PHOTO: Julianne Hough & Dane Cook Step Out Again!

Another day, another date?

Julianne Hough and comedian Dane Cook were spotted leaving a West Hollywood hotel Wednesday afternoon, laughing, as the dancer/country singer walked to her waiting car.

She tweeted around 1 p.m. that she was getting picked up by a limo to go to LAX, and head back to Nashville.

Julianne Hough and Dane Cook: More Than Friends?

Since her split from boyfriend Chuck Wicks in November, country and dancing darling Julianne Hough appears to be enjoying the single life.

In December she was briefly linked to Kings of Leon bassist Jared Followill, and the Dancing with the Stars pro now seems to be spending some quality time with funnyman Dane Cook.

Dane Cook's Relative Accused of Embezzling Millions

The half-brother of comedian Dane Cook has been accused of swiping millions from him, and has already appeared in court, the Associated Press reports.

Darryl McCauley, 43, who worked as Cook’s manager and as part of Cook’s Great Dane Enterprises Inc., will be arraigned on Wednesday at Woburn District Court in Massachussetts.

McCauley has been accused of diverting money to his own personal accounts from Cook’s business accounts during 2007 and 2008. Authorities alleged that McCauley forged a $3 million check to himself out of Cook’s funds.

How Dane Cook Learned about Women

Dane Cook credits his five sisters with teaching him everything he knows about women – even joking, “there’s estrogen running through my veins!”

“My sisters would go out on bad dates and when they got home, I’d be sitting in my pajamas playing video games,” he recalled at a launch for Boston Common magazine Tuesday, while promoting his new romantic comedy. “They’d start giving me speeches, ‘Dane, this is what you should do. This is how you treat a girl.’ So I listened and I learned – that’s the key number one: listening. Don’t try to give them the answer.”

Dane Cook Blasts Poster for His Own Movie

Comedian Dane Cook says his new film with Kate Hudson, My Best Friend’s Girl, is the “best/funniest film I’ve done yet.” But he’s hardly crazy about the film’s poster – and he’s taking his gripe public.

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