Guide to Live Comedy Shows in NYC This Week: April 20 – 26, 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 4/20

Show: JB Smoove

Venue: Carolines on Broadway
Location:
1626 Broadway NYC

Time:  7:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Born in Plymouth, North Carolina and raised in Mount Vernon, NY, Smoove is a gifted writer, comedian and actor, who continues to entertain audiences all over the world with his unique brand of comedic funk.  His breakout role on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” as Leon has firmly planted him as one of the best comedic actors today.  He began his career in 1999, when he moved to Los Angeles and landed a recurring role on MTV’s “The Lyricist Lounge Show,” as well as featured guest spots on “The Show” and “Premium Blend.”   This led to his first big feature film, where he narrated and starred in the cult classic “Pootie Tang,” reuniting with Rock. Smoove subsequently followed this up with a co-starring role opposite in “Mr. Deeds. After a season as a cast member on the sketch comedy program “Cedric the Entertainer Presents,” Smoove moved back to New York City where he landed a writing position on NBC’s “.”  He later was a recipient of the 2007 Writers Guild award for “Best Comedy/Variety Series” for his work on the show. In the standup and acting worlds, Smoove has been featured on “Tough Crowd,” “Jamie Foxx Presents: Laffapalooza,” “” sketches and recurring spots on “Late Night with O’Brien,” “Everybody Hates Chris,”“’Til Death,”  “Bent,” and “The Real Husbands of Hollywood.”  Recently, he was seen as host of NBC’s “,” the Comedy Central standup series, “Russell Simmons Presents: The Ruckus,” and shot his own one-hour stand-up special, “JB Smoove: That’s How I Dooz It” for Comedy Central. Smoove also hosted the 2012 CLIO Awards, which celebrates the world’s best commercials on NBC.  He co-starred in the CBS comedy “The Millers” and is launching season three of his show “Four Courses with JB Smoove” on the MSG Network.

Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/jb-smoove/

*SHOWS FRI 4/21, SAT 4/22 & SUN 4/23

 

Show: F*ck, Marry, Kill

Venue: The Standing Room
Location:
47-38 Vernon Blvd LIC

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

The best comedians in LIC discuss who they’ve f*cked, would marry as they kill on stage.

Hosted by Luchana Gatica & Walker Hays

Ticket Link: http://www.standingroomlic.com/events

 

Show: Week at the Creek: Ryan Schutt

Venue: The Creek and The Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue LIC

Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

One Artist.  7pm.  The Creek and The Cave is proud to present a Week at The Creek.  A hand picked, organically grown free range comedian will cook up an hour before your very eyes.

This week’s artist: Ryan Schutt

When Ryan gets the opportunity to talk at a group of strangers with a microphone, he relates to them by drawing from his pathetically shallow reservoir of life experience. Staying comfortably within the bounds of his limited knowledge and interests, his material focuses on things that bother him, getting bothered by things, and the relationship between him and things that are bothersome. It goes without saying that it is clearly everything else that has a problem, not him.

Ryan has performed at a wide range of international comedy festivals, including SF Sketchfest, NXNE, Limestone, Bentzen Ball, Laugh Your Asheville Off, Cape Fear, and the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival. He has opened for comics like Dave Attell, , Wyatt Cenac, Dan Soder, Godfrey, Beth Stelling, Nate Bargatze, Joe List, and Mark Normand at venues across the country. He has also made appearances on WNYC’s “2 Dope Queens,”  the Nerdists’s “Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction,” “Gotham Comedy Live” on AXS TV, “Laughs” on Fox Network, “The Alyona Show” on Russia Today, and “The Stream” on Al Jazeera. Born and raised in Washington, DC, Ryan now lives in New York City where he regularly performs standup, sketch, and improv comedy.

Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/week-creek-ryan-schutt-2017-04-20/

 

Show: Bodega Cat

Venue: The Offside Tavern
Location:
137 W. 14th Street NYC

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Bodega Cat is a weekly comedy show brought to you by Kevin Seefried (202 Comedy Festival), Andy Ostroff ( Live!), and Dane Hanson (Laughs on FOX).

Andy Ostroff

Kevin Seefried

Tom Thakkar

Amy Shanker

Usama Siddiquee

Yassir Lester (Making History)

Emma Willman (Colbert)

Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bodega-cat-comedy-tickets-33092459437

FRIDAY 4/21

Show: Comedy Juice at NYCC

Venue: New York Comedy Club
Location:
241 E. 24th Street NYC

Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

ComedyJuice has been called one of the top live comedy brands in the world. We humbly say that we’ve been around and doing our best to put on extraordinary comedy shows since 2001. We started our journey at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood, Ca and having grown to have weekly shows at incredible venues across the country.

We try to pair booking the funniest and most talented up and coming comics with stars. From before they were famous to current appearances, we’ve had comics like , Daniel Tosh, Aziz Ansari, Dane Cook, Dave Chappelle, Joe Rogan, , , Drew Carrey, Jeff Ross, Whitney Cummings, Chelsea Handler, Harlan Williams, Ben Gleib, LIsa Lampanelli, Hannibal Buress, Donald Glover, … you get it. Point is, a lot of people discover these comics at our shows. We hope you can come out to one of our shows and discover what’s great about comedy and a comic you love as well.

Featuring:

Aaron Berg

Annie Lederman

Roy Wood Jr

Alingon Mitra

Carly Aquilino

Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/comedy-juice-at-nycc

 

Show: Yannis Pappas

Venue: Gotham Comedy Club
Location:
208 W. 23rd Street NYC

Time: 8 & 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Yannis Pappas: Yannis can be seen every night on the new ABC/Univision network Fusion, where he hosts Fusion Live.  Yannis has been featured on Comedy Central, VH1’s Best Week Ever and Good Morning America on ABC. He tours the world doing stand up comedy and is known for his immensely popular characters Mr. Panos and Maurica. Along with Director Jesse Scaturro, he is the co-founder of the comedy production company Ditch Films. Follow Yannis on twitter @yannispappas.

Ticket Link: http://gothamcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=476383

 

Show: Acid Art School Dropout

Venue: The Creek and The Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue LIC

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Grant Lindahl is a cartoonist and talk show host of Art School Acid Dropout. This unique comedy talk show invites a surprise guest visual artist to spend 15min showcasing their visual work. Is it Marina Abramovic or Paul Pope? You will have to show up and see who this crazy savant tricks into showing up!

Then we invite 5 of New York’s top comedians to tell a story about anything their heart desires. Each comedian will be sketched by Grant and his surprise guest artist. Bring your sketch book, bring your dad, Bring a live wild animal! The person with the best live sketch will win a kewl prize.

It will be a fun filled night of deep intellectual art therapy and shallow humorous comedy storytelling!

P.S. The first 20 guests to show up get a signed limited edition poster!

Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/art-school-acid-dropout-5-2-2017-04-21/

 

Show: Silver Linings Comedy Show

Venue: Precious Metal
Location:
143 Troutman Street, Brooklyn

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Silver Linings is a one of the hottest comedy shows in Brooklyn! Silver Linings is presented by Precious Metal with prominent performers in the comedy industry as seen on Comedy Central, MTV, Late Night TV, national festivals and more! The show is ABSOLUTELY FREE and occurs monthly – every third Friday. Great drink specials ($4 Select Beers) and the host will be giving out FREE DRINKS all night long!

We have the hottest line up in town!

Tim Dillon (Just for Laughs, Last Comic Standing on NBC, New York Comedy Festival)

Sean Patton (Comedy Central’s Half Hour and This Is Not Happening)

May Wilkerson (Someecards)

Chris Calogero (Fusion TV)

Sydnee Washington (The UnOfficial Expert)

Jake Head (Laughs on Fox)

Host: Jacky Beren (South Beach Comedy Festival)

Reservations **highly** recommended

Ticket Link: https://silverliningsapril.eventbrite.com/

 

SATURDAY 4/22

 

Show: Tinder Live with Lane Moore

Venue: Littlefield
Location:
622 Degraw Street Brooklyn

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Tinder Live has been named one of the best comedy shows in NYC for good reason. Produced and hosted by comedian Lane Moore (The Onion, HBO’s GIRLS, Brooklyn Magazine’s “50 Funniest People In Brooklyn,” former Cosmopolitan Magazine sex & relationships editor), Tinder Live is a totally improvised, anything-can-happen interactive comedy showstopper with helpful and oftentimes ridiculous Tinder tips, tricks, real-time swiping, and messaging (and sometimes even real-time phone calls with Tinder matches)! You’ll relate to Moore’s live-swiping and laugh at her reactions and find inspiration in her ridiculous, random emoji-filled messages (and sometimes even phone calls!) to would-be suitors. It’s also a great show to attend with a date, Tinder or otherwise. If you’ve ever been on an online dating site (or a bad date in general), you need to see this show.

This month has host Lane Moore (The Onion, Cosmopolitan’s former Sex & Relationships editor, HBO’s GIRLS) joined by a guest panel of Ariel Dumas (writer for Late Night With Stephen Colbert, Clickhole) and Sady Doyle (author, Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear… and Why, writer for Rookie) for a night of unstoppably funny, totally improvised, anything can happen, Tinder-themed hilarity.

Ticket Link: http://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/1436749-tinder-live-brooklyn/

 

Show: Comedy Outliers

Venue: Sean’s Bar and Kitchen
Location:
42 W. 48th Street

Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

During this show we will have SEVERAL giveaways for audience members, great comic performances and drink specials aplenty!

Line-up includes special guest host Christian Polanco (NY Times), Dan St. Germain (Comedy Central), Chris Daniels (Book of Ye Podcast), Ariel Elias (Carolines on Broadway), DC Benny (Last Comic Standing) and some surprise guests!

Ticket Link: www.ComedyOutliers.com

 

Show: Black Metal Chvrch

Venue: The Creek and The Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue LIC

Time: Midnight
Description of Show and Lineup:

The First Chvrch of Black Metal has finally come to The Creek to have its first mass ever. Mother Oslo (aka Oslo The Gay Black Metal Southerner) will host and read scriptures from the most unholy book of all eternity. The Black Metal Bible. Come for the damnation. Stay for the sacrifice

Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/black-metal-chvrch-2017-04-22/

 

Show: The Stand NYC Showcase

Venue: The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC

Time: 8 & 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Tim Dillon

Derek Gaines

Pete Lee

& more

Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1460290-rich-vos-bonnie-mcfarlane-new-york/

 

SUNDAY 4/23

 

Show: Mixtape Comedy Show

Venue: Gotham Comedy Club
Location:
208 W. 23rd Street

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Comedian Royale Watkins brings you an original mix of the funniest comics, the Livest music and a guaranteed good time! Four comics, one of NY’s most incredible DJ’s, a live band and a guest music act to close to show. Past performers include , Tom Papa, Sherri Shepherd, , Chris Rock and Jerry to name a few. But what really sets The Mixtape Comedy Show apart from other shows is your presence. We look forward to seeing you at the show!

Ticket Link: http://gothamcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=484503&cart

 

Show: The Stand Showcase

Venue: The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd Ave

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Sean Patton

Tim Dillon

Derek Gaines

Yamaneika Saunders

Alex Pavone

& more!

Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1460295-sean-patton-mike-vecchione-new-york/

 

Show: If You Build It

Venue: UCBEast
Location:
153 E. 3rd Street NYC

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Hosted by ROBERT DEAN

DAN ST. GERMAIN

Comedy Central’s The Half Hour, Late Night w/

http://danstgermain.net

LIZA TREYGER

The Half Hour, This Isn’t Happening

http://www.lizatreyger.com

BYRON BOWERS

Adam Devine’s House Party, Eric Andre Show

http://byronbowerslive.com/

RAJIV SATYAL

NBC, Nickelodeon

http://www.rajivsatyal.com/

MATT INGEBRETSON

The Soup, McSweeneys

http://www.mattingebretson.com/

ZACH SIMS

MTV.com, Boogie Woogie Google Boys Podcast

http://zachsimscomedy.tumblr.com/

Ticket Link: http://east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/52732

 

Show: Cipha Sounds Birthday Brunch

Venue: The Village Underground at Fat Black Pussycat
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street

Time: 1pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Cipha Sounds

Michael Che

Liza Treyger

Chris DiStefano

Ticket Link: http://www.comedycellar.com/events/ciphabirthday.html

 

MONDAY 4/24

 

Show: Frantic

Venue: The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd Avenue

Time: 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Come experience the best free show in all of Manhattan! Featuring club regulars, up & coming talent, and surprise drop-ins…this is Frantic! Hosted by Aaron Berg with Roy Wood, Jr., Dan St. Germain, Sean Patton, Emily Galati, Derek Gaines, Vladimir Caamano, Luz Pazos, Jay Light, and More!

Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1441741-frantic-free-show-hosted-by-new-york/

 

Show: Week at the Creek: Nore Davis

Venue: The Creek and The Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue LIC

Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

One Artist.  7pm.  The Creek and The Cave is proud to present a Week at The Creek.  A hand picked, organically grown free range comedian will cook up an hour before your very eyes.

This week’s artist: Nore Davis

Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/week-creek-nore-davis-2017-04-24/

 

Show: Judah Friedlander

Venue: The Village Underground at Fat Black Pussycat
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Judah Friedlander FROM NBC’S EMMY WINNER “30 ROCK”, THE MOVIES “SHOWTIME”, FROM “MEET THE PARENTS”.

Ticket Link: http://www.comedycellar.com/line-up/

 

TUESDAY 4/25

 

Show: CollegeHumor Live!

Venue: UCBeast
Location:
153 E. 3rd Street NYC

Time: 9:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

CollegeHumor shuts down their computers one night per month, presenting some of the sites favorite comics, stand-ups and sketch performers so that they can make you LOL IRL.

Host: Brian Park (CollegeHumor)

Aparna Nancherla (Comedy Central)

Zack Bornstein (SNL)

Hallie Haas (Masterpiece Classic: Women in Art, UCBT)

Usama Siddiquee (Comedy at the Knitting Factory)

Ticket Link: http://east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/52759

 

Show: : Law Abiding Criminals

Venue: Comedy Cellar at Fat Black Pussycat
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street

Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Colin Quinn FROM THE MOVIE “TRAINWRECK”, STAR OF ONE MAN SHOWS: “UNCONSTITUTIONAL”, “LONG STORY SHORT” ON BROADWAY AND HBO, STAR OF COMEDY CENTRAL’S “TOUGH CROWD”, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, NBC’S “THE COLIN QUINN SHOW’.

Ticket Link: http://www.comedycellar.com/line-up/

 

Show: Ryan Hamilton Doing His Hour

Venue: Comedy Cellar at Fat Black Pussycat
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street

Time: 8:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Ryan Hamilton FROM THE “LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT”, “CONAN O’BRIEN SHOW”, “LAST COMIC STANDING”,

Ticket Link: http://www.comedycellar.com/line-up/

 

WEDNESDAY 4/26

 

Show: Hot Seat with Mike Finoia

Venue: Comedy Cellar at Fat Black Pussycat
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NYC

Time:  8:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Mike Finoia hosts his friends in this unique new experiment. Comics share stories & new material, then the floor is opened to the crowd for Q&A with the comics.

Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com/reservation

 

Show: Comedians You Should Know NYC

Venue: The Gutter
Location:
200 N. 14th Street NYC

Time:  8pm
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 Anthony Devito (Comedy Central), Joyelle Johnson (Night Train), Ryan Donoghue (Kimmel), Kate Willet (This is Not Happening), Charles Gould (MTV), and Saurin Choksi (Brown Privilege). Hosted by David Drake.

Ticket Link: https://cysknyc.eventbrite.com/

 

Show: Mike Birbiglia: Just The Tips

Venue: The Bell House
Location:
149 7th Street Brooklyn

Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

There was a fire at Union Hall (everyone is fine). But that means a month where the Union Hall waitstaff and bartenders can’t work so they’ll get…NO TIPS. Mike Birbiglia brings his regular “Working It Out” show to the Bell House for one night and all the money goes to Union Hall staff. Tickets are 20 bucks. Birbiglia hosts secret special guests. Waiters get extra cash. Everyone wins.

Ticket Link: http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1466463?utm_source=MEL&utm_medium=214165

 

Show: Justin Silver Presents: Funny For Fido

Venue: The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Funny for Fido stand -up comedy events bring the country’s top comedians together each month to raise money for homeless and abused animals. Your tickets pay for veterinary care, food, training, transport, temporary and permanent housing for animals that would otherwise be killed. We are a non- profit 501c3. Tickets are tax deductible.

Judy Gold

Mo Amer

Jared Freid

Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1455971-justin-silver-funny-for-fido-new-york/

 

Show: Prenup with Mara Marek & Lauren Kubara

Venue: Stand Up New York
Location:
276 W. 78th Street NYC

Time: 10:15pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Married? Divorced? Engaged? They’ve been it all several times over.

Come laugh at their pain…and maybe yours.

Ticket Link:  http://www.standupny.com/buy-tickets/

 

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.”

 

 

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