Best Comedy Shows in NYC: March 2 – 8, 2017


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Live Comedy in New York City This Week:

New York features some of the best live comedy in the world every single night, from Manhattan to Queens, Brooklyn and beyond. But with so many to choose from, it can be difficult to find them all and nearly impossible to decide which shows to see. Every week, Christine Marie Evans and Emily Cohen curate this list, carefully reviewing dozens of shows every night, to select the live stand up comedy shows you need check out. Comedy producers can submit their show for consideration for our listings each week.

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THURSDAY 3/2

Show: Craig Robinson
Venue: Gotham Comedy Club
Location:
208 W. 23rd Street NYC
Time:  8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Featuring Wil Sylvince and Ralph Roberts!
Craig Robinson:
Appeared in the ninth and final season of the Emmy-winning “The Office” on NBC, Robinson portrays acerbic Dunder-Mifflin employee Darryl Philbin. He is definitely a world away from his original career intentions; before deciding to pursue his comedy career full time, Robinson was a K-8 teacher in the Chicago Public School System. He earned his undergraduate degree from Illinois State University and his Masters of Education from St. Xavier University. It was while he was studying education in Chicago that he also discovered his love of acting and comedy when he joined the famed Second City Theatre. As a stand-up comedian, Robinson first made his mark in the comedy circuit at the 1998 Montreal “Just For Laughs” Festival. That year, he also won the Oakland Comedy Festival Awards and the Miller Genuine Draft 1996 Comedy Search. He soon went on to perform his act on “The Jimmy Kimmel Show,” and “Real Time with Bill Maher.” Now headlining venues and festivals across the country, he does both solo acts as well as full-band sets – “The Nasty Delicious” – tying together his lyrical comedy with his finesse at the piano. Whether Robinson shows up with just his keyboard or also with his seven-man band, the clubs are packed to the brims with raucous laughter in response to the musical comedy on display.

His rise to success with “The Office” and his stand-up prowess quickly brought him to the forefront with industry comedy maven Judd Apatow. Robinson made audiences question their notions of vanity playing the sensitive bouncer in KNOCKED UP. He then kept audiences glued to their seats as one of the henchman hunting Seth Rogen and James Franco’s bumbling stoner characters in PINEAPPLE EXPRESS, and made fans squirm when he co-starred with Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks in ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO.

Later this summer, he appear as himself as part of the Hollywood juggernaut that makes up the Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg comedy world. With the likes of James Franco, Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, Seth Rogan, Emma Watson, Danny McBride, and a slew of their other actortype friends, Sony Pictures’ THIS IS THE END tells us what will happen while attending a party at James Franco’s house the celebrities are faced with the apocalypse.

Robinson has made it a point to flesh out every element of his resume, turning in a hilarious cameo in NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: BATTLE OF THE SMITHSONIAN as one of the Tuskegee Airman, lending his comedy genius to fellow Apatow devotee Danny McBride in his HBO television series “East Bound & Down,” and voicing several characters on “The Cleveland Show.” Robinson was heard in the final chapter of the SHREK film series, SHREK FOREVER AFTER, as one of the new characters being introduced to the repertoire, a member of the ogre clan and the camp’s resident chef named “Cookie.” And taking a dramatically different role, Robinson starred in the independent feature FATHER OF INVENTION with Kevin Spacey and Camilla Belle.

Robinson’s additional credits include the films THE GOODS with Jeremy Piven, MISS March, WALK HARD: THE DEWEY COX STORY, Tyler Perry’s DADDY’S LITTLE GIRL and television shows including “Friends,” “The Bernie Mac Show,” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” He also turned up as a preacher in the demonstrative web video celebrity push in support of Gay rights, “PROP 8: THE MUSICAL” with Jack Black, John C. Reilly, and Neil Patrick Harris
Ticket Link: http://gothamcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=474084&cart

*SHOWS FRI 3/3, SAT 3/4 & SUN 3/5  AS WELL

 

Show: Roast Battle NYC
Venue: New York Comedy Club
Location:
241 E. 24th Street NYC
Time:  11:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

The bi-coastal phenomenon just keeps rolling. Like Thunderdome of insult comedy, two comedians enter, one leaves hilariously humiliated.
Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/roast-battle-nyc-021617

Show: Comfort Zone w/ Julian Velard and Brooke Van Poppelen
Venue: Union Hall
Location:
702 Union Street Brooklyn
Time: 9:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Comedian Brooke Van Poppelen and singer/songwriter Julian Velard are Comfort Zone, a musical duo that lampoons the state of modern thirty-somethings through original song. They regularly perform their stand-up and music hybrid variety show live in Brooklyn at Union Hall, and as a duo hosted the 2016 SXSW Interactive Awards. Past guests include Har Mar Superstar, Janeane Garofalo, Dave Hill and more.
Julian Velard, Brooke Van Poppelen, Wyatt Cenac, Seth Herzog

Ticket Link: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1421520-comfort-zone-julian-velard-brooklyn/

 

Show: Sex with Your Mom!
Venue: Friends & Lovers
Location:
641 Classon Street, Brooklyn
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Where is the vulva located? What is the proper way to clean a dildo? What does LGTBQIA stand for? Test your sexual wits with your vivacious hosts Natalie Wall and Emily Owens at your favorite adult sex-ed game show!
From female anatomy to orgasms and dental dams, how much do adults really know about sexual education? Battle it out on stage for the chance to win prizes, glory and probably some condoms!
Ticket Link: http://www.awkwardsexandthecity.com/nyc-shows/2016/9/23/sex-with-your-mom

 

FRIDAY 3/3

 

Show: Eric Griffin
Venue: Carolines on Broadway
Location:
1626 Broadway NYC
Time: 7:30 & 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Fans of the hit Comedy Central series “Workaholics” instantly recognize Erik Griffin as the show’s iconic series regular Montez.  Erik also tours the country headlining popular comedy clubs and colleges every weekend.  His debut comedy album, Technical Foul: Volume One, will be released this March.  His Comedy Central Presents Half-Hour Stand-Up Special will premiere this year.  Erik is a first generation American-born comedian/actor who made the decision in 2003 to quit his job and plunge headlong into making comedy his full-time occupation.

Erik first gained national exposure performing in the ALMA nominated “Payaso Comedy Slam” seen on Showtime and Comedy Central networks, “Live at Gotham” on Comedy Central, “Last Comic Driving” on NBC, “Comics Without Borders” on Showtime, nationally syndicated “Comics Unleashed;” He can also be seen featured in several national commercials, including the Emmy winning, Budlight “Swear Jar.” In 2008 at the Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival, he received overwhelming reviews. Erik was featured at the 2008 NACA National Conference, the 2007 East Regional, and 2006 NACA West Regional Showcases. He is currently headlining clubs and colleges throughout the United States and Canada.

Mostly recently, Erik was seen on “Surviving the Holidays” with Lewis Black on the History Channel, he was featured in the Tribeca Film Festival Documentary “Just Like Us,” and will be touring the world promoting the movie. Erik was also a guest star on the hit TNT show “Franklin & Bash.”

With his multicultural background, a Central American-Caribbean mother, a father of European descent, Erik blends well into the North American landscape particularly in this era of cultural diversity. With his routine full of hilarious observations about life, love, and self-evaluation, he brings together all ages and ethnic backgrounds, which makes for an uproariously good time.

Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/erik-griffin/

*SHOW THUR 3/2, SAT 3/4 & SUN 3/5 AS WELL

 

Show: Hot Soup Late Night
Venue: New York Comedy Club
Location:
241 E. 24th Street NYC
Time:  11:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Produced by Mark Normand, Matt Ruby, Gary Vider, & Jeremy Levenbach, the weekly show at Irish Exit has be named a Best Show by TimeOut and Thrillist, features the best stand-ups from NYC and around the country, and boasts amazing drop-ins from superstars like  Louis CK, Aziz Ansari, David Cross, Nick Kroll, Hannibal Buress, Jim Gaffigan, Sarah Silverman and Anthony Jeselnik
Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/hot-soup-at-nycc-09-02-2016

 

Show: Stand Up NY Showcase
Venue: Stand Up NY
Location:
236 W. 78th Street NYC
Time: 8 & 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Tim Dillon
James Mattern
Joe List
Dante Nero
Ticket Link: http://standupnyc.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=483115&cart

 

Show: Late Night Snack
Venue: The Creek and The Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue LIC
Time: 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

It’s a Late Night show. It’s a cooking show. Late Night Snack is a feast of food sketches, interviews, stand up, videos, and live cooking onstage. Join your host Jon Schoss as he brings together NYC’s best comedians and culinary minds for a show that’ll fill your belly with good laughs and some dope free eats
Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/late-night-snack-5-2017-03-03/

 

SATURDAY 3/4

 

Show: The Bachelor Party Comedy Show! A Benefit for Planned Parenthood of NYC
Venue: Videology
Location:
308 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn
Time: 7:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

In lieu of having a traditional bachelor party before his March 2017 wedding, local producer/comedian Stephen Gardella will instead host The Bachelor Party Comedy Show! A Benefit for Planned Parenthood of NYC at Videology in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (308 Bedford Avenue) on Saturday, March 4th at 7:30 PM.

The Bachelor Party Comedy Show! will feature stand up performances by Sachi Ezura, Courtney Maginnis, Rae Sanni, and Sydnee Washington, and videos from sketch groups Brit & Brit, Chico, Future Wives, and Girls with Brown Hair. General admission is free, and there will be opportunities to donate to Planned Parenthood of NYC over the course of the evening.

Stephen was a writer and producer for Low Budget Sketch Show, an online sketch series that has been featured in The A.V. Club, Splitsider, the Observer, and The New York Times. He was also an Associate Producer for OSFUG The Fast Fuckin’ Sketch Show, the bi-monthly “fantastically popular, frantically paced sketch show” (New York Times) at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.
Ticket Link:

 

Show: The Stand NYC Showcase
Venue: The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC
Time:  8 & 10 pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Ron Bennington
Pete Lee
Bonnie McFarlane
Monroe Martin
Jim Florentine
Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com

 

Show: Jackknife Comedy
Venue: The Creek and The Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue LIC
Time:  8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

OH FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
IT’S #JACKKNIFECOMEDY34!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HOW AWESOME IS THAT???????????
LAST MONTH’S SHOW WAS SO GODDAMN GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THIS MONTH’S SHOW IS GONNA BE EVEN BETTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THE WORLD IS STILL ENDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WE ARE STILL INVITING BARACK, MICHELLE AND HILLARY TO EVERY SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
CHECK OUT THE AMAZING LINEUP:
Alli Brown (UCB)
https://twitter.com/heyitsmeAlliB
Davidson Boswell (LOOKING GLASS COMEDY)
https://twitter.com/DavidsonBoswell
Will Watkins (FUNNY OR DIE’S ODDBALL COMEDY FESTIVAL)
https://twitter.com/WilliamAWatkins
David Agyekum (COMEDY CENTRAL’S COMICS TO WATCH)
https://twitter.com/DavidRayAgyekum
Charles Gould (COMEDY CENTRAL’S COMICS TO WATCH)
https://twitter.com/middleKidGould
Rae Sanni (NEW YORK MAGAZINE)
https://twitter.com/raesanni
Blair Socci (MTV’S LADYLIKE)
https://twitter.com/blairsocci
HOSTED BY TWO DUMB FUCKS FROM IOWA NAMED Patrick HastieAND Gideon Hambright!!!!!!!!!
Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/jackknife-comedy-5-2017-03-04/

 

Show: The Dirty Show
Venue: Q.E.D. A Place To Show & Tell
Location:
27-16 23rd Avenue Astoria, NY
Time: 9:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Ben Conrad and Lucas Connolly proudly present a stand up show featuring dirty, unsafe for prime time jokes, bits, and riffs from some the funniest comedians in New York City.
Featuring:*
Kevin Avery (Last Week Tonight)
Matt Barats (High Maintenance)
Teddy Smith (Live at Gotham)
Rae Sanni (Buzzfeed)
Troy Alan (Laughing Devil Comedy Festival)
Ticket Link: https://qedastoria.com/products/the-dirty-show-22

 

 

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