American funnyman Jerry Seinfeld has been selected to receive the Comedian award at HBO and AEG Live's inaugural Comedy Festival.

Seinfeld is set to be handed the honour during the event, which will take place in Las Vegas.

Dave Chappelle, Larry David, George Lopez, Jon Stewart, Bill Maher, Chris Rock and Ray Romano are among those who have been announced to perform and make appearances at the event.

The Comedy Festival will take place 17-19 November (05).