Guide to Live Comedy Shows in NYC This Week: July 13 – July 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 COMEDY THURSDAY 7/13

Show: Judd Apatow</strong
Venue: Gotham Comedy Club
Location:
208 W. 23rd Street NYC
Time: 9pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

JUDD APATOW is considered one of the most sought-after comedy minds in the business.  He has been closely associated with many of the biggest comedy films and hit TV shows over the last decade and a half. Apatow’s latest project is the HBO series Crashing serving as co-executive producer. He is also the co-executive producer of HBO’s Girls and Netflix’s Love. On the film side, Apatow recently produced The Big Sick starring Kumail Nanjiani and Ray Romano set for release on June 23rd by Amazon Studios and Lionsgate.

2016 marked Apatow’s documentary directorial debut with the ESPN 30 For 30 documentary, Doc & Darryl. He co-directed the upcoming HBO documentary, May It Last, which will premiere later this year. Apatow’s film credits include hit comedies The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Bridesmaids, Knocked Up,Superbad, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Pineapple Express, The Cable Guy, Anchorman and Anchorman 2 and numerous others.
Ticket Link: http://gothamcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=488807

 

Show: Haha, Wow by Reductress
Venue: Upright Citizens Brigade
Location:
307 West 26th Street NYC
Time: 8PM
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!
Jena Friedman (, American Cunt)
Janelle James (Comedy Central, ’s Total Blackout Tour)
Christi Chiello (Comedy Central, MTV’s Girl Code)
Ariel Elias (Someecards)

Ticket Link: https://chelsea.ucbtheatre.com/performance/55535

 

Show:  Grin and Barrett Comedy – 4th Anniversary Show
Venue: Beauty Bar
Location:
231 East 14th Street NYC
Time: 8:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Since 2013, Comedian Liz Barrett (Caroline’s Breakout Artist) has brought you a true mix of comedians at her free, fabulous show Grin & Barrett Comedy. A mix of comedians you’ve seen on TV and comedians who will be on TV soon.
Josh Gondelman (, Last Week Tonight with )
Kerry Coddett (MTV’s Joking Off, Carolines Comedy Madness Competition Winner)
Dan Perlman (TruTV, MTV2)
Liz Barrett (Gotham Comedy Live, Laughs on Fox)
Frank Liotti (Fox TV’s Gotham, Fat Pig Podcast)
Katie Hannigan (Carolines)
Ticket Link: Free show with raffles, drink specials, manicures, and LAUGHS.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grin-barrett-comedy-4th-anniversary-show-tickets-35949577153?aff=es2

 

Show: Gossip Girls
Venue: The Standing Room
Location:
47-38 Vernon Blvd. LIC
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Awesome FREE show!!! Come watch Betsy Carroll, Remy Kassimir, and Chloe LaBranche roast each other and also see these great comics perform:
Mike Feeney (Funny or Die)
Giulio Gallarotti (Gotham Comedy Live)
Mike Recine (Late Night with Conan O’Brien)
Eli Sairs (Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle II)
Abby Rosenquist (Just For Laughs Festival)
Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gossip-girls-a-sht-talking-comedy-show-tickets-35898689948

 

Show: Go Ricki!
Venue: QED Astoria
Location:
27-16 23rd Avenue Astoria, Queens
Time: 9pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

“Go Ricki!” is a monthly comedy show where sets and stories springboard off topics from Ricki Lake’s 90’s TV show. July is the show’s 1st birthday and we’re celebrating this milestone with the topic “I’m Sick & Tired of Hearing About Your Baby…Shut Up & Get a Life!”
Myq Kaplan
Christi Chiello
Oscar Aydin
Robyn Schall
Sydnee Washington
Ticket Link: https://qedastoria.com/products/go-ricki-9

 

FRIDAY 7/14

 

Show: Camouflage Comedy Show
Venue: Big Irv’s
Location:
381 Hooper St Brooklyn
Time: 9PM
Description of Show and Lineup:

Camouflage is a new monthly comedy show featuring New York City’s top comedians from HBO, Comedy Central, Conan, SeeSo and more! Come out to Big Irv’s in Williamsburg for free comedy and free pizza courtesy of Two Boots Williamsburg. Beer is provided for audience members 21+, donations encouraged.
Liza Treyger (Horace and Pete/Comedy Central Half Hour)
Langston Kerman (HBO)
Joe Pera (Adult Swim/ Late Night with )
Noah Gardenswartz (Comedy Central Half Hour)
Krystyna Hutchinson (Guys We F****ed Podcast)
Rob Cantrell ()
Nick Vatterott (Comedy Central Half Hour, Fallon, Conan)
Hosted by Lucas Connolly (Siriusxm, Comedy Central South Beach)
and surprise guests!

****This month is a special edition of Camouflage: it’s Lucas’s Birthday! All the same excellent show as before, now with cupcakes! Come ready to party. ****

Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/camouflage-a-comedy-show-free-pizza-tickets-35695512238?aff=erelexpmlt

 

Show: COMEDY OUTLIERS: A Monthly Stand-Up Showcase
Venue: Sean’s Bar and Kitchen
Location:
42 W. 48th Street NYC
Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Featuring Comics who have appeared on MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CollegeHumor, Late Night with , and much more:
Barry Ribs (The Apollo Theater)
Ayanna Dookie (MTV2)
Nathan Macintosh (Montreal’s “Just for Laughs”)
Dan Lamorte (Fox)
and some SURPRISE guests!
Ticket Link: FREE RAFFLES ** NO DRINK MIN ** PURE COMEDY

 

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

NACHO BITCHES is the wildly popular late night show brought to you by NYC comedy scene favorites CORINNE FISHER (Guys We Fucked podcast) & BLAIR SOCCI (Brooklyn Comedy Festival). These two dainty women (LOL!), er, foul-mouthed, beer-guzzling babes, bring you the city’s best comedians once a month for a rowdy night of laughter. And, because they are really decent human beings, they offer all of their beloved guests free nachos (with a side of unmatched weirdness). NB REGZ INCLUDE: Michael Che, Gary Gulman, Pete Davidson, Ari Shaffir, Chris Gethard & Kevin Meaney
Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/nacho-bitches-7-14-17-1130pm

 

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

“On The Offensive” is one of the most unique comedy shows running in New York City. 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.

Hosted by Mike Feeney
Featuring:
Shuli Egar
Yannis Pappas
Nick Vatterott
Lance Weiss
Luis J Gomez
Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/on-the-offensive-ft-mike-feeney-2017-07-14

 

SATURDAY 7/15

 

Show: Tinder Live with Lane Moore featuring David Cross
Venue: The Bell House
Location:
149 7th Street Brooklyn
Time:  8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Produced and hosted by comedian Lane Moore (The Onion, New Yorker Shouts & Murmurs, Brooklyn Magazine’s Funniest People In Brooklyn, HBO’s GIRLS), 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, laugh at her reactions, and find inspiration in her ridiculous, random emoji-filled messages to would-be suitors. Whether you’re single or married, the show is a hilarious, sex positive look at all the ways we fumble to connect in a city full of people. Moore also retains a deft touch for kindness and empathy, while still finding the boundless humor in modern dating. It’s also a great show to attend with a date, Tinder or otherwise. If you’ve ever been single before, you need to see this show.
Lane Moore
David Cross
Ashley Nicole Black
Ticket Link: http://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/1484220-tinder-live-brooklyn/

 

Show: Summer Fling
Venue: Union Hall
Location:
702 Union Street Brooklyn
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Lacey and Buckels have returned to Union Hall in Summer Fling to find love… again. They really think it’s gonna work this time with Anna Drezen, Will Miles, Julio Torres, Kristen Buckels, Lacey Jeka
Ticket Link: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1519177?utm_source=MEL&utm_medium=227113

 

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

Creek Cave Live (CCL) is the touring arm of The Creek & The Cave, when we are not on the road we bring you the an amazing showcase full of Creek favorites, comics just passing through and some of the best stand up comics living in NYC.
Because we love comedy and our audiences so much we give you a free PBR for supporting our space! And if you’re a dear and sit in the front row we give you a free shot!
Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/creek-cave-live-39/

 

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


Ari Shaffir

Big

Chris DiStefano
Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1519141-rich-vos-ari-shaffir-ron-new-york/

 

SUNDAY 7/16

 

Show:  Mike Cannon Album Recording
Venue: New York Comedy Club
Location:
241 East 24th Street NYC
Time: 7:15 and 9PM
Description of Show and Lineup:

Come and have your laugh immortalized on Mike Cannon’s debut comedy album! If your first reaction to that first sentence was “who is Mike Cannon?” then hopefully this answers the question. Mike Cannon is a New York City based comedian and a delightful human being. He thinks being a good human being is more important, but for the purposes of this advertisement will keep his thoughts focused to comedy. Mike was a finalist in the 2016 (and 2014) New York Comedy Festival’s “NY’s Funniest” contest and made his stand up television debut in March 2017 on AXS Gotham Comedy Live. He has recently appeared as a regular guest on Fox’s Red Eye, a talking head on TruTV’s Greatest Ever, as a panelist on Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, TruTV’s Top Funniest, MTV’s Failosophy, MTV’s Money From Strangers, MSG’s The Bracket and has been a contributing writer/performer for MTV2’s Guy Code. He currently is a regular guest on several Sirius/XM Radio shows including Opie Radio, The and Sam Roberts Show, Bennington, The Compound Media Network, tons of popular podcasts as well as hosting two of his own – Mike and Tim Visit Earth and Irish Goodbye Podcast. Previously Mike hosted a popular weekly web-series called “The Weed News with Mike Cannon” and his conspiracy theory podcast “Deep Inside the Rabbit Hole.” He was also a co-host of Cosmopolitan Magazine’s web-series Sexy vs Skanky and a featured performer on VH1’s “Why Am I Still Single?” Mike regularly tours the country, but when he is home in New York City he plays all the major clubs and is always working on his act. It makes no difference to him whether he’s performing in a bar, an elevator (done that twice), trying jokes out on his friends, or bothering strangers on the subway for loose change or a sandwich. Comedy is his life, and he is dedicated to making the majority of you laugh and the rest of you confused, yet oddly satiated. He also isn’t sure if he used the word satiated correctly.

Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/calendar/2017-07?day=16&ref=ib

 

Show:  Picture This
Venue: Union Hall
Location:
702 Union St. Brooklyn, NY
Time: 7:30PM
Description of Show and Lineup:

PICTURE THIS! is a new show from Brandie Posey & Sam Varela: two girls who want to push the boundaries of what a comedy show can be. Picture This! is a live comedy show with stand-ups performing while they are drawn live by some of the best animators, cartoonists, and other artists in Hollywood, CA, SF, NYC and Portland. Picture This! has also debuted in Toronto, New Zealand and Australia! The comedians don’t know what the animators are drawing and the animators don’t know how the comedians will react.
Ticket Link: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1493095-picture-this-brooklyn/

 

Show:  Can You Even? Presented by Josh Gondelman and Jeffery Self
Venue: The Bell House
Location:
149 7th St Brooklyn
Time: 4PM
Description of Show and Lineup:

Presented by Josh Gondelman and Jeffery Self

A comedy game show hosted by Jeffery Self designed to test the practical knowledge and skills of millennial contestants! When it comes to topics like shopping for affordable produce, assembling furniture, and doing your own taxes, this is the show that asks…Can You Even?
Ticket Link: http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1520239

 

Show: Triggered
Venue: The Standing Room
Location: 4738 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:
Every Sunday at 8pm at The Standing Room in LIC, Queens, Corey Reppond and Josh Homer present some of the funniest comics who make the uncomfortable comedic and the comedic uncomfortable. This week’s lineup includes Luis J. Gomez, Jim Tews, Christian Polanco, Hannah Boone, Lance Weiss, AND MORE!

Ticket Link: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1523964

 

MONDAY 7/17

 

Show: Benefit for the National Military Family Association hosted by  Dave Attell
Venue: The Village Underground
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NYC
Time: 8m
Description of Show and Lineup:

NMFA is the voice of military families because, for 48 years, we have proven that we stand behind service members, their spouses and their children. One of the programs offered is Operation Purple.
For more information, visit: MILITARYFAMILY.ORG
At Operation Purple Camp they embrace being “purple” and bring together military kids from all ranks and services, including National Guard and Reserve components, to a unique and memorable summer camp experience.
Operation Purple Family Retreats provide military families with the opportunity to reconnect as a family. We are bringing families to beautiful outdoor locations in order to provide fun family-oriented activities and the ability to spend quality time together.

Dave Attell hosts:
Liza Treyger
Luis J. Gomez
Dan Soder
Big Jay Oakerson
& Surprise Special Guests!!!
Ticket Link: http://www.comedycellar.com/events/attellmilitary.html

 

Show: Permission To Fail
Venue: The Creek and The Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue LIC
Time: 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Andy Sandford hosts a secret lineup of some of the funniest standups that NYC has to offer. All doing their newest, rawest, most untested material. Witness the birth of comedy gold, or the death of a once promising premise. Both will likely happen, and that’s the beauty of the process. It’s all good, because the comedians are all good
Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/permission-to-fail-2017-07-17/

 

Show: Mike Birbiglia: Working It Out
Venue: Union Hall
Location:
702 Union Street Brooklyn
Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Comedian/filmmaker Mike Birbiglia just released his Netflix special Thank God For Jokes after 4 years of developing it- a lot of it here. This is his NEW HOUR OF COMEDY. Early stages. Unfinished. These shows are unique. Funny. One of a kind. Help Mike work it out. See some material that is not good enough for Mike’s next show and some material that’s TOO GOOD for it. Also, there are always some unannounced guests who are always awesome.
Ticket Link: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1502229-mike-birbiglia-working-it-out-brooklyn

 

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 Pete Lee, Mark Normand, Ari Shaffir, Ali Kolbert, Joe List, Ian Lara, Jourdain Fisher, Josh Wesson, and More
Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1517235-frantic-free-show-hosted-by-new-york/

 

TUESDAY 7/18

 

Show: Not Quite Midnight
Venue: Littlefield
Location:
635 Sackett Street Brooklyn
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

On Tuesday, July 18, Brooklyn’s answer to the late night talk show, NOT QUITE MIDNIGHT, celebrates its third birthday at Littlefield with a star-studded lineup. Hosts Courtney Maginnis and Chris Calogero will introduce their favorite comedians for short performances, then take them to couch to get to the bottom of their jokes.
Roy Wood, Jr. (The Daily Show, Late Night With Seth Meyers)
Joel Kim Booster (Conan, Comedy Central Half-Hour)
Emily Winter(TV Land, What A Joke National Comedy Festival)
Patti Harrison (Seriously.tv, It’s a Guy Thing)
and Conor Delehanty (Limestone Comedy Festival)

Featuring a brand new “Let’s Get Weird Al” with Carmen Lagala vs. Casey James Salengo!

With announcer Steve Whalen and one-man late night band Steven DeSiena, Not Quite Midnight is the kitschy, self-aware version of a late night talk show. But live. And on the dirty shores of the Gowanus Canal.
Ticket Link: http://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/1506144-not-quite-midnight-brooklyn/

 

Show: Chris DiStefano: This Better Be Good
Venue: The Comedy Cellar at The Fat Black Pussycat
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NYC
Time:  8:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Described as a high energy comic, Chris Distefano acts out a variety of characters derived from his life, typically leaving you on the edge of your seat wondering “Who the hell is that he’s talking about?”Chris has worked at all of the top comedy clubs across New York City including but not limited to Gotham Comedy Club, Carolines on Broadway, and The Comedy Cellar. Chris has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology to impress his mom’s friends, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy to impress his Moms friend’s Moms.

You can catch Chris all over MTV! He is a current cast member on MTV2s hit show “Guy Code”. You can also see him featured on MTV’s “Girl Code” “Failosophy” and “Money From Strangers”.

Chris was selected from hundreds of comedians across the country to be one of Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch” as part of the 2012 New York Comedy Festival. He was selected as a finalist in “New York’s Funniest” as a part of the 2012 New York Comedy festival as well. On June 20th, 2013, Chris made his network Television debut, on The Late Show with David Letterman, on CBS. Chris has opened up for comedy legends such as Richard Lewis, Gilbert Gottfried, and .

Chris has been heard on Sirius XM radio and his left elbow was featured on a National Subway Commercial. It’s a good elbow. He would know. He loves elbows.

Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com

 

Show: The Duncan Trussell Family Hour
Venue: The Bell House
Location:
149 7th Street Brooklyn
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

The Duncan Trussell Family Hour is a weekly audio podcast by comedian and writer Duncan Trussell. each episode features Duncan and a special guest exploring a diverse range of topics, including art, society, politics, religion, and more. Duncan has appeared on Drunk History, Adventure time, and Curb Your Enthusiasm and is a recurring guest on the Joe Rogan Experience.
Ticket Link: http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1477889-duncan-trussell-family-hour-brooklyn

 

Show: Mike Birbiglia: Working It Out
Venue: Union Hall
Location:
702 Union Street Brooklyn
Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Comedian/filmmaker Mike Birbiglia just released his Netflix special Thank God For Jokes after 4 years of developing it- a lot of it here. This is his NEW HOUR OF COMEDY. Early stages. Unfinished. These shows are unique. Funny. One of a kind. Help Mike work it out. See some material that is not good enough for Mike’s next show and some material that’s TOO GOOD for it. Also, there are always some unannounced guests who are always awesome.
Ticket Link: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1502229-mike-birbiglia-working-it-out-brooklyn

 

Show: RoastMasters Hosted by Luis. J. Gomez
Venue: The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC
Time: 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:  

Head-to-head competitive roasting hosted by Luis J. Gomez
Ticket Link: https://www.roastmastersnyc.com

 

WEDNESDAY 7/19

 

Show: Stand Up on the Spot

Venue: New York Comedy Club
Location:
241 East 24th St NYC
Time: 9:15PM
Description of Show and Lineup:

Stand-Up On The Spot: The Improvised Stand-Up Show with Jeremiah Watkins 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.

Recently featured in the August 2015 issue of GQ Magazine as one of the “Five Funniest Nights in America,” this is the only comedy show where YOU get to choose what the comedians talk about and every set is brand-new. The show has appeared at Comedy Central’s New York Comedy Festival, Moontower in Austin, Riot LA, and many other festivals around the country. Now Stand-Up On The Spot comes to NY hosted by Robby Slowik! The NYC edition has been featured in Village Voice, Time Out NY, and also the Interrobang.

Robby Slowik
Casey Balsham
Rell Battle
Ricky Velez
Jared Freid
Ayanna Dookie
Tanael Joachim
+ a special guest

Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/stand-up-on-the-spot-ft-ricky-velez-jared-freid?ref=ib

 

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
Aaron Berg (Comedy Central)
Dave Hill (HBO)
Michelle Wolf (Daily Show)
Myq Kaplan (Letterman)
Petey Deabreu (Petey’s World)
Raanan Hershberg (Siriusxm)
Hosted by Jeff Steinbrunner.
Ticket Link: https://cysknyc.eventbrite.com/

 

Show: Sasheer Zamata Rent Party
Venue: Union Hall
Location:
702 Union Street Brooklyn
Time: 9:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Rent Party is a improvised music and stand up show that’s about as much fun as you can fit into one place. Yedoy Travis, Farah Brook and the backing band, The Original Lineup, invite New York’s best comedians to tell jokes and stories set to some of the best music in the city.
Jono Zalay, Shalewa Sharpe, Sean Donnelly, Melissa Stokoski, Rae Sanni, Martin Urbano, host Yedoye Travis, host Farah Brook
Ticket Link: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1511294-rent-party-brooklyn

 

 

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