Guide to Live Comedy Shows in NYC This Week: April 13 – 19, 2017


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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LIVE STAND UP COMEDY THURSDAY 4/13

Show: Roast Battle NYC
Venue: New York Comedy Club
Location:
241 E. 24th Street NYC
Time: 11:15pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

The bi-coastal phenomenon just keeps rolling. Like Thunderdome of insult comedy, two comedians enter, one leaves hilariously humiliated.
What is Roast Battle? Check out what people are saying in Vulture, The Interrobang and Comedy Groupie
The Battles:
Dan Wickes vs Michal Verdi
Daniel Perafan vs Jeremy Pinsley
Main Event:
Dave Sirus (Champ) vs Wendi Starling
Your Host: Neko White
Judges: Mike cannon, Yamaneika Saunders, Zainab Johnson
Stand up from: Frank Liotti, Wellie Jackson
Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/roast-battle-nyc-2017-04-13

 

Show: BombShelter Comedy Show
Venue: The Gaf
Location:
401 W. 48th Street NYC
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Local Favorites Matt Azark, Jeff Cerulli & Erik Bransteen invite some of their favorites comedians to perform on this weekly showcase.  Lineups include comedians from Comedy Central, Late Night & MTV.  The show includes free pizzas and $3 bud lights, so come early.
This Thursdays Lineup
Anthony Devito (Comedy Central, Colbert)
Mark Normand (Inside , Netflix)
Marina Franklin (Crashing, )
Ticket Link: www.Bombsheltercomedyshow.club

 

Show: Race and Sex
Venue: The Standing Room
Location:
47-38 Vernon Blvd LIC
Time: 7:30PM
Description of Show and Lineup:  

This new series proves to be a titillating journey with co-hosts JC & Tracey Carnazzo as they navigate through a plethora of racially & sexually charged topics with the grace of a Lifetime Bio Flick. Mature audience with a twisted sense of humor ONLY!
This month
JC Best (Trans Talk with JC Best and Dina Marie) &
Tracey Carnazzo ( The Week In Sex) Host:
Justin Flanagan (New York Comedy Festival)
Josh Gondelman (Last Week Tonight with )
Joe Machi (Last Comic Standing)
Ticket Link:  
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1464397

 

Show:  Haha, Wow!  By Reductress
Venue: UCB Chelsea
Location:
8PM
Time: 307 West 26th Street NYC
Description of Show and Lineup:

Haha, Wow! is a monthly show brought to you by Reductress, the only satirical women’s magazine. Each month they’ll deliver a brand new show with the best comedians in New York. Come on out and get a hearty dose of comedy, female empowerment, and tips on how to sex good!
Hosted by Taryn Englehart & Jasmine Pierce
Featuring!
Halle Kiefer (Friends of the People, MTV)
Rae Sanni (The President Show, Comedy Central)
May Wilkerson (someecards)
Chrissy Shackelford (UCBT Characters Welcome, Diane Shangri-La Presents)
Ticket Link: http://chelsea.ucbtheatre.com/performance/52646#reservation

 

LIVE STAND UP COMEDY FRIDAY 4/14

 

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

Jay Pharoah is an actor and stand-up comedian. With six seasons as a cast member of NBC’s “,” Pharoah is best known for his wide array of uncanny celebrity impressions, including President Barack Obama, Will Smith, Denzel Washington, Stephen A. Smith, Kanye West and Chris Tucker, as well as his recurring character of school principal Daniel Frye.
Picked up to series by Showtime early this year, Pharoah stars in the new half-hour comedy White Famous, executive produced by Jamie Foxx and Tom Kapinos (Californication). Between headlining comedy clubs around the country and shooting his new series, Pharoah co-hosted the 2016 American Music Awards with supermodel Gigi Hadid in November.
In 2015, Pharoah and First Lady Michelle Obama teamed up at the White House to create a viral rap video, “Go to College,” promoting the value of higher education. Later that year, he debuted his first stand-up comedy special, “Jay Pharoah: Can I Be Me?”, on Showtime. His past feature film credits include Get a Job with Bryan Cranston and Miles Teller, Ride Along with and Ice Cube and Top Five with , among others.
Pharoah developed his comedy skills at a young age, training in local comedy clubs. He went on to tour in the U.K., U.S. and Montreal. He has released a series of music videos through Above Average including “Bad Kisser,” a parody on Usher’s “Good Kisser,” and “Problems.” Pharoah’s previous Kanye West parody, “I Am a Dog,” became an instant viral video reaching over a million views within the first week.
Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/jay-pharoah/
*SHOWS THUR 4/13 & SAT 4/15

 

Show: Hidden Fences
Venue: Littlefield
Location:
622 Degraw Street Brooklyn
Time: 7PM
Description of Show and Lineup:

Hidden Fences is an absurd comedic mashup of a play based on the movie ‘Hidden Figures’ and the play/movie ‘Fences’. Hidden Fences is inspired by the viral mistakes made at the Golden Globes and Academy Awards.
In the play, Troy from ‘Fences’ wants to be the first black man to hit a baseball into space and the Hidden Figures do the math to help get it there.
Written by Jordan Temple
With: Jermaine Fowler, Petey DeAbreu, Langston Kerman, Karolina Theresa, Devion McArthur
Ticket Link : http://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/1451226-hidden-fences-play-brooklyn/

 

Show:  Petey’s World Presents: “Fam Feud”
Venue: The Creek and the Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue LIC
Time: 10PM
Description of Show and Lineup:

Petey’s World is a talk show, stand-up show, and for one night only, it’s a game show. Join us as we pay tribute to our favorite game show, Family Feud, by pitting two of the hottest NYC Comedy Shows against each other: FAT BABY COMEDY vs. COMEDY FREAKNIK!!!
Sponsored by Monkey Rum
With Stand-up performances by Kyle Ayers (First Comes Love), Josh Gondelman (Last Week Tonight) & Greg Stone (America’s Got Talent)
$10 to get in, free beer for the community, laughter, surveys, etc.
See you there!

 

Show: On The Offensive
Venue: New York Comedy Club
Location:
241 E. 24th Street NYC
Time:  7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

“On The Offensive” is one of the more unique comedy shows running in New York City and was featured in the 2015 New York Comedy Festival. Now in its fourth year, O.T.O combines stand-up and off-the-cuff riffing on popular internet videos featuring the best comedians New York City has to offer. After each comic finishes their set, the audience will then screen an online video clip that the comic will provide ruthless commentary on. This show is not for the politically correct.
Yamaneika Saunders – Comedy Central’s “Roast Battle”
Zainab Johnson – Last Comic Standing
Emmy Blotnick@midnight
Luke Mones – New York Comedy Festival
Farah Brook – The New York Times
Hosted by Mike Feeney – TruTV
Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/on-the-offensive-2017-04-14
*****Grab your tickets for only $10 (Normally $29) with the promo code “OTO”*****

 

LIVE STAND UP COMEDY SATURDAY 4/15

 
Show: Sex! With Your Mom: The Adult Sex-Ed Game Show!
Venue: Friends and Lovers
Location:
 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!
Show costs $5 and all proceeds will be going to Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund.
Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sex-with-your-mom-the-adult-sex-ed-game-show-tickets-33461274573

 

Show: Cinder Block Comedy Festival Presents: Will Be Here* ( Will Not Be Here)
Venue: Q.E.D. Astoria
Location:
27-16 23rd Avenue, Queens
Time: 9:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Cinder Block Comedy Festival invites you to a night of hilarious comedy where… no… Tina Fey won’t actually be here.
This show is a who’s who in comedy, featuring national headliners and also up and coming names you gotta see before they make it big. This month we have the amazing Kerry Coddett (MTV) headlining!
Kerry Coddett, Shelly Colman, Melissa Diaz, Sam & Bill and  Khalid A. Rahmaan Hosted by Sarah Kennedy
Ticket Link: https://qedastoria.com/products/tina-fey-will-be-here-tina-fey-will-not-be-here-2

 

Show: Samantha: Comedy at The Pleasure Chest
Venue: The Pleasure Chest New York
Location:
1150 2nd Avenue NYC
Time: 8PM
Description of Show and Lineup:  

Liz Magee and Jasmine Pierce invite their favorite funny people to pleasure you orally (by telling jokes). Come get your laughs and lube in the same place!
The show is free, BYOB, and all audience members get 15% off Pleasure Chest merch.
This month features:
Sally Brooks
Casey Balsham
Cres Hernandez
Karolena Theresa
Teresa Lee
Ticket Link: Free, tickets available at door first come first serve

 

Show:  What That Mouth Do
Venue: The Creek and The Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue NYC
Time: 11:59pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Christina Galston hosts this lip sync contest with a new theme every month. This month’s theme 90’s Hip Hop and R&B! Come see your favorite comedians show you what they’re mouths do! Acts will be judged on costume, choreography, audience hypeness, and lip sync by YOU THE AUDIENCE!!! Come out and throw a couple back while your throwing that ass back to your favorite throwback jamz! Now that’s what I call a lyp sync contest!
Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/what-that-mouth-do-2017-04-15/

 

LIVE STAND UP COMEDY SUNDAY 4/16

 

Show: Ready 2 Crumble
Venue: The Creek and The Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue NYC
Time: 9pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Ready 2 Crumble brings all the excitement and passion of the definitely real “sport” of professional wrestling to standup comedy. Your clueless announcers, Kelsey Caine and Jack Comstock, invite you to get up and throw down for this monthly comedy show that is sure to be a blood bath. Watch as the best of New York Comedy enter the ring hoping for glory! Who will suvive? Who will be there? Who actually cares about wrestling? Come on out and get Ready 2 Crumble!!!
Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/ready-2-crumble-2017-04-16/

 

Show: If You Build It
Venue: UCBeast
Location:
153 E. 3rd Street NY
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Hosted by JO FIRESTONE
KEVIN AVERY
Last Week Tonight, Totally Biased
http://www.kevinaverycomedy.com/
ALISON LEIBY
E!, New York Times
https://alisonmleiby.wordpress.com/
MIKE CANNON
VH1, MTV
http://www.mikecannoncomedy.com/
GILBERT LAWAND
The Laughing Skull, Atlanta Improv
https://twitter.com/GilbertLawand
BRENT GILL
Viceland’s Flophouse, Denver Comedy Works
http://www.brentgillcomedy.com/
KHALID RAHMAAN
Sooo Up and Coming Comedy Show, N.W.A. Comedy
http://www.khalidrahmaan.com/
Ticket Link: https://east.ucbtheatre.com/show/2835

 

Show: Rory Albanese: Before I Tape
Venue: Comedy Cellar at The Fat Black Pussycat
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NYC
Description of Show and Lineup:

Rory Albanese EMMY WINNING WRITER/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER – DAILY SHOW, NIGHTLY SHOW WITH LARRY WILMORE, HALF HOUR SPECIAL ON COMEDY CENTRAL
Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com/reservation

 

Show: Comedy At The Knit
Venue: The Knitting Factory
Location:
361 Metropolitan Avenue Brooklyn
Time: 9pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Every Sunday night at Knitting Factory Brooklyn!
Brooklyn’s hottest weekly comedy show, started by Hannibal Buress, is now hosted by a trio of the fastest rising comics in the city in Will Miles, Clark Jones, and Kenny DeForest who have, between them, received accolades and acknowledgements from Comedy Central, BET, Brooklyn Magazine, Timeout New York, The Observer and The New Yorker among others. Lineups are guaranteed to feature a diverse lineup of the hippest, funniest comedians from across New York and the country at large and frequently have surprise drop-ins from comedy’s biggest stars. For more info, check out the Comedy at the Knitting Factory Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.
Ticket Link: http://bk.knittingfactory.com/event/7324705

 

LIVE STAND UP COMEDY MONDAY 4/17

 

Show:  Casey James Salengo LIVE
Venue: The Creek and The Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue NYC
Time: 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Casey james Salengo is a New York City-based comedian originally hailing from the Adirondack Mountains. He has been featured in the Bridgetown, Brooklyn, and Red Clay comedy festivals and is one of the Just For Laughs 2016 “New Faces” in Montreal. He can be seen on the upcoming season of Uproarious on Fuse.
He will be recording a half hour special this month for “Comedy Central Stand Up Presents” in New Orleans
Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/casey-james-salengo-live/

 

Show: Ian Fidance’s Get Weird
Venue: Triple Crown
Location:
330 7th Ave, NYC
Time: 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Every third Monday hilariously weird & weirdly hilarious stand up Ian Fidance brings you his funny pals from Comedy Central, , , etc., etc., to perform in the intimate setting of a midtown basement. This month features: Monroe Martin, Kate Willett, Reggie Conquest, Casey Balsham, & Jeremy Hammond.
Ticket Link: Free Show, First come first served seating

 

Show:  Frantic
Venue: The Stand
Location:  
239 3rd Avenue
Time: 10PM
Description of Show and Lineup:

Matteo Lane, Yannis Pappas, Ian Lara, Rob Haze, Annie Lederman, Matt Rife, Alex Pavone, Raanan Hershberg.
Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1441740-frantic-free-show-hosted-by-new-york/

 

Show:  Night Train with Wyatt Cenac
Venue: Littlefield
Location:  
622 Degraw Street Brooklyn
Time: 8PM
Description of Show and Lineup:

Hosted by Brooklyn-based comedy favorite Wyatt Cenac, Night Train show features comedy from the best local and international stand up comedians, and–at times–special guest appearances by musicians, local celebrities, and the occasional surprise only found in Gowanus.
This week’s lineup Dan St. Germain, Eliza Skinner, Jo Firestone, Alison Leiby, Justin Williams, + more!
Ticket Link: http://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/1458963-night-train-wyatt-cenac-brooklyn/

 

LIVE STAND UP COMEDY TUESDAY 4/18

Show: The Stand NYC Showcase
Venue: The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd Avenue
Time:  10pm
Big
Dan Soder
Dan St. Germain
Aida Rodriguez
Robert Powell
Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1468606-s5-funnies-big-jay-oakerson-new-york/

 

Show:  Muddy Waters
Venue: The Standing Room
Location:
47-38 Vernon Blvd LIC
Time: 8PM, doors 7:30PM
Description of Show and Lineup:
HEY YO! Thomas F. Ray and Jim Search will not let rain or any other bullshit stand in the way of bringing you top shelf comedy. Which is why we are comin back stronger than ever to bring you “Muddy Waters: The Comedy Show” at The Standing Room! This show is gonna be official like the referee whistle so don’t be a dumb dumb and pull up!
Line Up:
Cyrus McQueen
Maria Heinegg
Laura Michelle
Crystian F Ramirez
Alexis Guerreros
Brandon Collins

 

Show: Comedy Cellar at The Fat Black Pussycat
Venue: The Fat Black Pussycat
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NYC
Description of Show and Lineup:

7pm: : Work In Progress
8:30pm: Ryan Hamilton Does His Hour
Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com/reservation

 
Show: Hot Soup
Venue: Irish Exit
Location:
978 2nd Ave (between 51st & 52nd St) NYC
Description of Show and Lineup:

:: LINEUP
Dan St. Germain (Conan)
Josh Johnson (Tonight Show)
Jonathan Morvay (Bridgetown)
Mark Normand (Conan)
Gary Vider (America’s Got Talent)
Matt Ruby (MTV)
…and more!*
8-10pm (optional) Open Bar for $20 deal is back!
* We often have big name guests who drop by but we can’t announce them publicly. Recent drop-ins include , Aziz Ansari, Maria Bamford, Hannibal Buress, Jim Gaffigan, , David Cross, Nick Kroll, Anthony Jeselnik, Ilana Glazer, etc. Our email list is the place we drop that kind of info. You can sign up here: http://eepurl.com/sX5j5
 
Ticket Link: RSVP to freecomedytuesdays@gmail.com or just show up. Seats fill fast.
This is a FREE show but there is a two item minimum for those seated at tables.
8-10pm (optional) Open Bar for $20 deal is back!

 

LIVE STAND UP COMEDY WEDNESDAY 4/19

 

Show: Stand-Up On The Spot: The Improvised Stand-Up Show
Venue: New York Comedy Club
Location:
241 E. 24th Street NYC
Time: 9:15pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Stand-Up On The Spot: The Improvised Stand-Up Show has been entertaining audiences around LA since 2010. Comedians go up with no prepared material, ask the audience for suggestions, and create Stand-Up on the Spot based off the suggestions. This is the only stand-up show where you, the audience, get to suggest what the comedians talk about.
Since then, the show has expanded to include a live DEATHSQUAD podcast and has been featured at comedy festivals around the country. Now Stand Up on The Spot comes to NYC! Hosted by Robby Slowik, the New York edition has been featured in Village Voice, Time Out NY, The Interrobang and the New York Comedy Festival.
It’s a little bit of both. All the performers are Stand-Up comedians, but like at an Improv show, YOU get to yell out suggestions.  And then they craft a whole new bit right there, thanks to you!  There’s no teams, no “yes, ands” and no pre-rehearsed material.
Oh yeah, it’s VERY funny.  We bring in some of the smartest, hardest working comedians we know.  Their minds are always looking for the funny in everything and many of the bits that start out on our show go on to become part of their regular act, and even on albums and specials!Featuring:
Robby Slowik
Emma Willmann
Dan St Germain
John Fugelsang
Wil Sylvince
Brendan Sagalow
Rosebud Baker
Casey Balsham
Yassir Lester
Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/stand-up-on-the-spot-4-19-17-0915pm

 

Show:  Jo Firestone LIVE
Venue: The Creek and The Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue NYC
Time: 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Jo Firestone is a comedian based in Brooklyn, NY who recently joined The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon as a staff writer. She hosts several alt comedy shows around the city, including Punderdome 3000, The Unexpectashow, and Friends of Single People. Jo was named one of Brooklyn Magazine‘s “50 Funniest People” and “30 Under 30,” and one of the “Top Up and Coming Comedians” by Splitsider. She was a regular contributor to The Chris Gethard Show on Fusion, and a co-host and writer of the Refinery29 digital series “Womanhood.” You can catch Jo on WNYC’s 2 Dope Queens, HBO’s High Maintenance, and in the critically acclaimed film Don’t Think Twice. She will be recording a half hour special this month for “Comedy Central Stand Up Presents” in New Orleans
Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/casey-james-salengo-live/

 

Show: Comedians You Should Know NYC
Venue: The Gutter
Location:
200 N. 14th Street Brooklyn
Time: 9pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Every Wednesday the Comedians You Should Know collective brings their signature Chicago-style stand up showcase to The Gutter in Brooklyn for an intimate night of comedy with NYC’s funniest. This week features Matteo Lane (), Dave Hill (Comedy Central), Sarah Sherman (Helltrap Nightmare), Will Miles (Chris Gethard Show), Saurin Choksi (Brown Privilege), and more! Hosted by David Drake.
Ticket Link: https://cysknyc.eventbrite.com/

 

Show: Comedy Story Telling Show
Venue: The Fat Black Pussycat
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NYC
Description of Show and Lineup:

Ben Bailey
DC Benny
Rachel Feinstein
& more

Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com/reservation

NOTICE:
UNION HALL IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO FIRE DAMAGE
http://www.unionhallny.com
“There was a fire at Union Hall Friday, March 24. No one was injured and it was quickly contained but there was damage, which is currently being assessed. In the short term we will be closed. We hope to reopen as quickly as possible.
We appreciate all the support from the community and will keep you updated.”