More New Yorker Festival Announcements

Michael Scott (aka Steve Carell) at The Office Halloween Party
Steve Carell

The NY Times (which has a little bit more pull than I do) recently announced some more details about the lineup for the 2010 New Yorker Festival. According to Dave Itzkoff, this year’s festival will also play host to Steve Carell, Seth Meyers and the cast of SNL, Stephen King and “Twilight” screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg, Dick Armey, Anthony Weiner, Ken Auletta, Atul Gawande, Paul Goldberger, James Surowiecki, music critic Alex Ross and Calvin Trillin (who will be doing his regularly sold out gastro tour of Chinatown). In case you forgot, those names are In addition to the already revealed lineup of: Alec Baldwin, Joyce Carol Oates, Werner Herzog, Paul Reubens (aka Pee-Wee Herman), Regina Spektor, James Taylor, Patricia Clarkson and Neil Gaiman.

PS If I were a betting man, I’d wager that Jonathan Franzen will be one of this year’s guest speakers as well.