Guide to Live Comedy Shows in NYC This Week: April 6 – 12, 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 4/6

THURSDAY 4/6

 

Show: Week at the Creek: Justin Silver & Eric Neumann
Venue: The Creek and The Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue LIC
Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Two Artists.  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 weeks artists: Justin Silver & Eric Neumann
Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/week-creek-justin-silver-eric-neumann-2017-04-06/
*SHOW FRI 4/7 AS WELL*

 

Show: Headlines The Quarterly
Venue: New York Comedy Club
Location:
241 E. 24th Street NYC
Time: 8:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

The Quarterly – New headliner series to spotlight four of the city’s best stand-ups in one week
The Quarterly features four of the city’s hottest comedians, each doing an hour long headlining set throughout the week and all appearing together on two showcases Saturday
Tonight’s Headliner: Bonnie McFarlane
Featuring:
Yamaneika Saunders
Nore Davis
Hosted by James L Mattern
Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/the-quarterly

 

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


Tim Dillon
Duncan Trussell
Laurie Kilmartin
Derek Gaines
Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com

 

Show: New Joke Night
Venue: Comedy Cellar at Fat Black Pussycat
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NYC
Time: 8pm & 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Wil Sylvince
Mike Yard
Carmen Lynch
Sean Donnelly
Ardie Fuqua
Mehran Khaghani
Kelsey Cook
Justin Silver
Derek Gaines
Emma Willmann
Adrienne Iapalucci
Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com/reservation

 

FRIDAY 4/7

 

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

Whitney Cummings is a Los-Angeles-based comedian, actor, writer and producer. Cummings is executive producer and, along with Michael Patrick King, co-creator of the Emmy-nominated CBS comedy , which is currently in its sixth season. She also wrote, produced and starred in , which aired on NBC from 2011 to 2013. Cummings directed her first feature film the Female Brain which will be relased in 2017.
Her third one-hour stand up special, debuted on HBO in January. Previously, her second one-hour stand-up special, , aired on Comedy Central in June 2014.
Cummings appeared regularly on E!’s, , as well as Comedy Central’s Roast series. Her first one-hour stand up special, , premiered on Comedy Central in August 2010 and was nominated for an American Comedy Award later that year.
Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/whitney/
*SHOWS THURSDAY 4/6 & SATURDAY 4/8 AS WELL*

 

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

Hot Soup at NYCC Produced by Mark Normand, Matt Ruby, Gary Vider, & Jeremy Levenbach, the weekly show at Irish Exit has been named a Best Show by TimeOut and Thrillist, and is now a monthly show at the Legendary New York Comedy Club! Hot Soup features the best stand-ups from NYC and around the country, and boasts amazing drop-ins from superstars like , Aziz Ansari, David Cross, Nick Kroll, Hannibal Buress, Jim Gaffigan, and Anthony Jeselnik
Featuring:
Josh Gondelman
Kate Willett
Phil Hanley
Matt Ruby
Mark Normand
Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/hot-soup-at-nycc

 

Show: Late Night Snack
Venue: The Creek and The Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue
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-5-2017-04-07/

 

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

Mike Vecchione
Marina Franklin
Tim Dillon
Aaron Berg
& more!
Ticket Link: http://standupnyc.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=484580&cart

NYC PodFest Runs April 7th-April 9th
http://nycpodfest.com

 

SATURDAY 4/8

 

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

Creek Bros takes your regular Saturday night and turns it into a
comedy-filled frat party. Beer bongs, free PBRs, and the best comics
in NYC are all waiting for you on the 2nd Saturday of the month at
8pm—only at The Creek and The Cave. Hosted by Billy Prinsell, Carmen
Lagala, Luke Mones, and Samantha Ruddy. Produced by Cassie Grimaldi.
The line-up is:
Steve Rogers (Opener for )
Joe Kwaczala (Clickhole)
Tommy McNamara (The Onion Sports)
Katie Hannigan (Laughs on Fox)
Rae Sanni (The President Show)
Marcia Belsky (Misandry Podcast)
Emma Willmann (Colbert)
Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/creek-bros-5-2017-04-08/

 

Show: Bowery Comedy at Bowery Electric
Venue: Bowery Electric
Location:
327 Bowery NYC
Time: 6pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

FREE || HAPPY HOUR || COMEDY || 21+
Comedy from:
Dan St. Germain (Comedy Central Half Hour)
Josh Johnson (The Tonight Show)
Emmy Blotnick (Not Safe on Comedy Central)
Josh Gondelman ()
hosted by Chelsea Taylor and Carolyn Busa
*Bowery Comedy is located upstairs in the Map Room*
6PM + Happy Hour prices!
Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bowery-comedy-at-the-bowery-electric-tickets-33156539101

 

Show: The Quarterly Showcases
Venue: New York Comedy Club
Location:
241 E. 24th Street NYC
Time: 7 & 9:15pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

All four headliners, together on one show!
Nore Davis
Yamaneika Saunders
Paul Virzi
Bonnie McFarlane
Hosted by Aaron Berg
Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/the-quarterly-showcase-4-8-17-0700pm
https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/nore-davis-paul-virzi-yamaneika-saunders-bonnie-mcfarlane-04-08-17-0915pm

 

Show: NYC PodFest Presents: The Book of Ye w/ Cipha Sounds
Venue: The Bell House
Location:
149 7th Street Brooklyn
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Comedians Rob Haze and Chris Daniels enter the Kanye-verse to explore the cultural significance and artistic legacy of Mr. Kanye West. Every episode, joined by a special guest, the duo dives into a different chapter of the ever-expanding legend of the mad genius Yeezy.
Now entering it’s fifth year, the New York City Podcast Festival is a celebration of all things podcasting from across North America. The festival has hosted shows from networks such as Nerdist, All Things Comedy, Maximum Fun, Smodcast, Feral Audio and folks such as , Gilbert Gottfried, , Jackie Kashian, Eddie Pepitone, Dave Hill, Myq Kaplan, Wyatt Cenac, Judah Friedlander, Eugene Mirman, Caroline Rhea, Dick Cavett and more have participated. This year the festival celebrates its Fifth year in New York City with 15 shows across three days at The Bell House. For more info on this years festival please visit NYCPODFEST.Com
Ticket Link: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1420552?_ga=1.56281896.2081228595.1490842422&__utma=1.1040881707.1490842422.1491414826.1491419225.4&__utmb=1.7.10.1491419225&__utmc=1&__utmx=-&__utmz=1.1491419225.4.3.utmcsr=nycpodfest.tumblr.com|utmccn=(referral)|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/schedule&__utmv=-&__utmk=228995484

NYC PodFest Runs April 7th-April 9th
http://nycpodfest.com

 

SUNDAY 4/9

 

Show: Matt Ruby “Hot Flashes” Album Release Party
Venue: New York Comedy Club
Location:
241 E. 24th Street NYC
Time:  9:15pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

New York City comedian Matt Ruby celebrates the release of his debut comedy album “Hot Flashes” (available 3/31 at https://www.mattrubycomedy.com/) with this special show featuring some of his fave NYC comics.
Featuring:
Alexis Guerreros
Jordan Temple
Joe List
On his debut album, Hot Flashes, Ruby takes a smart, cynical, and brutally honest look at relationships, race, religion, politics (including Donald Trump), technology, and sex. He offers up ways to heal the red/blue state divide, talks about psychedelics and weed, gives advice to terrorists, and brings you into the psyche of a single, Jewish, ex-rocker-turned-comedian trying (and usually failing) to figure out how to live and love in New York City. Ruby is also the star and creator of Vooza, a video comic strip about the tech world (called the “The Spinal Tap of startups” by Mashable), and co-producer of two of the hottest live comedy shows in New York City (Hot Soup and Schtick or Treat). Other credits include MTV’s Girl Code, Seeso/NBC, CNN.com, The Huffington Post, NY Magazine, Time Out NY, Splitsider, and Gawker.
Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/matt-ruby-album-release-party
Show: White Chocolate Sundaes
Venue: The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC
Time: 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Mark Normand (Comedy Central, Conan)
Annie Lederman (GirlCode, Chelsea Lately)
Jeffrey Joseph (Comedy Central)
Damien Lemon (Comedy KnockOut)
Grant Cotter (MTV)
Pretty Sad White Girls (NYC Sketchfest)
& more!
Hosted by up & coming comics Christi Chiello (Comedy Central’s Roast Battle) & Petey DeAbreu (NY Comedy Festival)
Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com

 

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

Join special guest hosts and some of the best up and coming stand up comics in the country and major headliners! Comics have been featured on Letterman, Leno, Fallon, Conan, Comedy Central, VH1, MTV, and many other channels, websites, radio shows, colleges, and clubs.
Hosted by ROBERT DEAN
MEGAN GAILEY
Conan, NY Comedy Festival
www.megangailey.com/
MATT WAYNE
Adam Devine’s House Party, See You In Hell
http://www.rooftopcomedy.com/comics/MattWayne
AMBER NELSON
Almost Genius, Montreal Comedy Festival
http://www.ambersmelson.com/
JOE KWACZALA
Funny Or Die, SF Sketchfest
http://joekwaczala.com/
PEET GUERCIO
Hashtaggers, MTV’s Greatest Party Ever
https://www.peetguercio.com
CHERITH FULLER
Laughing Skull Festival, Reductress
https://twitter.com/cherithfuller
Ticket Link: http://east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/52725

 

Show: NYC PodFest Presents: Risk!
Venue: The Bell House
Location:
149 7th Street Brooklyn
Time:  8:15pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

RISK! is a live show and podcast “where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public” hosted by Kevin Allison, of the legendary TV sketch comedy troupe The State. The award-winning live show happens monthly in New York and Los Angeles. It’s featured people like , Lisa Lampanelli, Kevin Nealon, Margaret Cho, , Sarah Silverman, Lili Taylor, Rachel Dratch, Andy Borowitz and more, dropping the act and showing a side of themselves we’ve never seen before. The weekly podcast gets hundreds of thousands of downloads each month. Slate.com called it “jaw-dropping, hysterically funny, and just plain touching.”
Ticket Link: http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1420110-risk-ft-michelle-buteau-brooklyn/

NYC PodFest Runs April 7th-April 9th
http://nycpodfest.com

 

MONDAY 4/10

 

Show: Comics of Opie Radio
Venue: The Village Underground
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NYC
Time: 8pm & 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Sherrod Small
Vic Henley


Chris DiStefano
Plus surprise guests
Ticket Link: http://comedycellar.com/events/opieradio.html

 

Show: Julio Torres/Jo Firestone: 60 Minutes of Standup Comedy
Venue: The Bell House
Location:
149 7th Street Brooklyn
Time: 9:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Julio Torres is a Brooklyn-based comedian and Space Prince who currently writes for . His abilities have also been put to use in the most recent seasons of The Chris Gethard Show and Billy on the Street. As a standup Julio was named a New Face of the Montreal Comedy Festival, a Comedy Central Comic to Watch and a finalist for Standup NBC. The New York Times has called him “avant-garde,” “intriguing,” but most importantly: “young.”
It is hard to say where Julio first appeared, but some say it was in El Salvador before moving to New York to go to The New School.
Jo Firestone is a comedian and writer based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has been featured on The Tonight Show Starring and The Chris Gethard Show on Fusion. She was named one of Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch in 2015 and a New Face at this year’s Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal. Jo recently made a card game for pun lovers called Punderdome.
Ticket Link: http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1462411?utm_source=MEL&utm_medium=214165

 

Show: Week at the Creek: Lucas Connelly
Venue: The Creek and The Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue LIC
Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Two Artists.  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 weeks artists: Lucas Connelly
Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/week-creek-lucas-connelly-2017-04-10/
*SHOW TUES 4/11 & WED 4/12  AS WELL*

 

Show: Frantic Mondays hosted by Aaron Berg
Venue: The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC
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 Yamaneika Saunders, Dane Cook, Dan St. Germain, Kelsey Cook, Duncan Trussell, Abby Rosenquist, Eli Sairs, Courtney Fearrington, and More!
Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com

 

Show: Broken Comedy
Venue: Bar Matchless
Location:
557 Manhattan Avenue Brooklyn
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

New York City Broken Comedy is a free weekly comedy showcase that takes place in the backroom of Bar Matchless at 557 Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY. (L to Bedford or G to Nassau)
*EVERY MONDAY NIGHT*
Each week Michael Che, Nimesh Patel and Mike Denny join New York City’s best comics.
Kevin McCaffery
Aparna Nancherla
Nick Vatterott
Ticket Link: https://www.facebook.com/NYCBrokenComedy/

 

TUESDAY 4/11

 

Show: The Most RACES Show on Earth!
Venue: The Knitting Factory
Location:
361 Metropolitan Avenue Brooklyn
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

The Most RACES Show on Earth! is a stand-up comedy show that features the funniest multicultural comedians in North America. Since 2005, We’ve been bringing audiences together with the notion that just being around people who are different than us, makes us better. We’re more tolerant, more accepting and more understanding of others.
The show features the funniest comedians of all different ethnicities, cultures, religions and sexual orientations. If you’re cool with us, then we’re cool with you!
Knitting Factory Presents: The Most RACES Show on Earth!
Hosted by:
 Drew Thomas (Atlanta, GA) – NBC’s , Live @ Gotham
Performances by:
Daniel Tirado (Queens, NY) – Live @ Gotham, AXS TV
Sheng Wang (Los Angeles, CA) – Comedy Central, Writer for ABC’s “Fresh off the Boat”
Eman (Montreal, QC) – Just for Laughs, CTV Comedy Now!
Rob Haze (Brooklyn, NY) – Adam Devine’s House Party on Comedy Central, Flophouse – Viceland)
Gina Brillon (Bronx, NY) – One Hour Special “Pacifically Speaking”, Comedy Central’s “Live @ Gotham”
A Glimpse into MRSOE!
https://vimeo.com/202844091
Ticket Link: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?eventId=7240935&pl=bkf&dispatch=loadSelectionData&REFID=fbevent

 

Show: Breakout Artist Comedy Series: Kevin Dombrowski
Venue: Carolines on Broadway
Location:
1626 Broadway NYC
Time: 7:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Kevin Dombrowski is a standup comedian that constantly finds himself in the wrong place at the right time for comedy. A regular around the New York comedy circuit, Kevin has been seen multiple times on The Show on DirecTV, Comedy Time TV, and The Wendy Williams Show. Kevin has been cast in a series of Geico SportsNite Commercials, entitled ‘The House Of Fans’ as the ‘Yankee Fan’, circulating on SNY and other networks; as well advertisements for The Google app and StubHub. A regular on ’s Uncensored Podcast, Kevin has also been heard on Laughin’ and Livin’ with Carlos Mencia and Friends, as well as numerous other podcasts, terrestrial radio, and Sirius/XM satellite radio programs around the country. Kevin has been featured in several comedy festivals and competitions, including numerous times in the annual March Comedy Madness standup competition at the legendary Carolines On Broadway. Kevin has performed alongside such acts as Carlos Mencia, Gilbert Gottfried, , Colin Quinn, and more. When not performing at the top comedy clubs, casinos, and colleges around the country, you can catch Kevin opening up regularly for Carlos Mencia on the road.
Ticket Link:
http://www.carolines.com/comedian/breakout-artist-comedy-series-presents-kevin-dombrowski/

 

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

Comedy Central talent showcase hosted by Yannis Pappas
Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1455594-comedy-central-showcase-new-york/

 

Show: Comedy For Mackenzie
Venue:  The Village Underground
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NYC
Time:  8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:


Nick DiPaolo
Joe List
Mark Normand
A note from Mackenzie’s Father:
My daughter has a rarest form of pediatric brain cancer known as Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). This cancerous tumor attaches itself to the brain’s nerve center, making it inoperable. The only way to fight DIPG is through risky clinical trials found only in a few hospitals across the United States.
Due to its rarity, DIPG has not received adequate funding therefore the survival rate is less than 2%. Most families can’t afford the costs associated with treatments, and are forced to watch their child slowly pass on.
Mackenzie is currently enrolled in a clinical trial at Sloan Kettering Hospital where she has undergone 2 brain surgeries. The surgeries involved inserting a catheter through her skull and directly into her brainstem where chemotherapy could be administered directly into her tumor. Side effects from her last surgery left her unable to walk, and her fine motor skills were impacted as well.
“Time” means everything to my wife and I when it comes to our daughter. All we want is more time with her; one more month, one more week, one more day. We are not ready to lose her. Raising money puts the ball back in our court so to speak, and allows us the opportunity to afford her more time.
Please visit the GoFundMe page: gofundme.com/mackenziebennett
Ticket Link: http://www.comedycellar.com/events/macbenefit.html

 

WEDNESDAY 4/12

 

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.
Dan Soder
Gary Vider
Rachel Feinstein
Ted Alexandro
Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com/reservation

 

Show: Devour Hour Comedy
Venue: Hank’s Saloon
Location:
46 3rd Ave, Brooklyn
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Good thing it’s warming up because DEVOUR HOUR is coming in HOT this month.
Join us for a night of comedy featuring some of the best comedians in New York – plus, a different food every month! ALL FOR FREE.
COMEDY FROM:
Zach Sims (MTV)
Dan Perlman (SiriusXM)
Madonna Refugia (Reductress)
Alex English (New York Comedy Festival)
+ Hosts: Julia Shiplett, Drew Anderson, Kale Bogdanovs & Frank Nelson
FOOD OF THE MONTH: Brownies!!!
Ticket Link: First come, first served

 

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 Joe Pera (Conan), DC Benny (Comedy Central), Dan St. Germain (Comedy Central), Mehran Khaghani (Last Comic Standing), Shalewa Sharp (SXSW), and more! Hosted by Mike Lebovitz (Last Comic Standing).
Ticket Link: https://cysknyc.eventbrite.com/

 

Show: Colin Quinn: Law Abiding Criminals
Venue: Comedy Cellar at Fat Black Pussycat
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NYC
Time:  7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Colin Quinn’s new show “Law Abiding Criminals”
Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com/reservation

 

 

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