Guide to Live Comedy Shows in NYC This Week: June 15 – June 21, 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 6/15

Show: Matteo Lane
Venue: Carolines on Broadway
Location:
1626 Broadway NYC
Time: 9:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

MATTEO LANE is a New York-based comedian, originally from Chicago.  Matteo is in the new Comedy Central series THE COMEDY JAM, and also recently performed on LATE NIGHT WITH and Comedy Central’s ADAM DEVINE’S HOUSE PARTY.  He can also be seen on MTV’s GIRL CODE and MTV2’s GUY CODE, and the IFC holiday special AT JOE’S PUB alongside Tony Hale and the Dap Kings.  Matteo is also currently developing an IFC digital series that he will both write and star in, and an animated project with Titmouse.  In 2014, Matteo was selected to be a New Face at the Just For Laughs festival Montreal.  Before starting stand up, Matteo lived in Italy as an oil painter and opera singer.
Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/matteo-lane/

 

Show:  Members Only
Venue: The Standing Room
Location:
47-38 Vernon Blvd LIC
Time: 8PM
Description of Show and Lineup:
A FREE comedy show for members only.
Want to be a member? Show up!
We’ll have voter registration forms in case you’re still not registered. Featuring:
Dina Hashem
Caitlin Brodnick
Chris Calogero
Chris Daniels
Scotland Green
Jenn Welch
Ticket Link: http://www.standingroomlic.com/event/1497680-members-only-long-island-city/

 

Show: New Joke Night Hosted by Wil Sylvince
Venue: The Comedy Cellar at The Fat Black Pussycat
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NYC
Time:  8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Comedy Cellar drop in’s hosted by Wil Sylvince
Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com

 

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

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.
CHUCK NICE is a Philadelphia native and a 18 year veteran of stand up comedy with a rich history in television and radio. For eight years he provided comic relief to the Radio Chick show, bringing the funny to New York’s radio air waves. From that time until present, Chuck has been equally busy making a name for himself on the small screen. He is the host of Buy Like A Mega Millionaire on HGTV, The Juice on Veria Living and The Hot Ten on Centric. Chuck is seen regularly on the Today Show, has guest hosted Joy Behar’s Say Anything and Co-hosted The View. Chuck maintains his radio presence as the co-host of Star Talk Radio with Dr. where he provides humorous commentary on one his favorite subjects…science.

Lineup:
Host: Tom Kelly (The view, Good morning America)
Nathan Macintosh (Just For Laughs)
Neko White (VICE, TruTV)
HEADLINER: Chuck Nice (VH1, CBS’ “THE EARLY SHOW”, HGHTV)
Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/the-quarterly-2017-06-15

 

FRIDAY 6/16

 

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

The show is called itMatters Comedy. itMatters is a monthly show at NY Comedy Club that has featured such greats as Gary Gulman, Hasan Minaj, Jim Gaffigan, Judah Friedlander and some hilarious upcoming NYC comedians. This month’s show is featuring Shane Torres (Comedy Central Half Hour, ), Wendi Starling (Glamourpuss), Santi Espinosa (SiriusXM), Brad Stoll (Breakdowns Podcast) & much more.
Santi Espinosa presents a night of fun and laughs featuring:
Shane Torres
Wendi Starling
Chris Hamilton
Kip Geddes
Marisa Riley
Santi Espinosa
Hosted by: Brad Stoll
Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/itmatters-comedy-night-ft-shane-torres-wendi-starling-6-16-17-0700pm
Use code ITMATTERS for $5 tickets!
Show: Maz Jobrani
Venue: Carolines on Broadway
Location:
1626 Broadway NYC
Time: 7:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

MAZ JOBRANI is currently set to co-star in SUPERIOR DONUTS, a new CBS sitcom slated to come out in the Spring of 2017. He has had three Showtime standup comedy specials, BROWN AND FRIENDLY, I COME IN PEACE and most recently, I’M NOT A TERRORIST, BUT I’VE PLAYED ONE ON TV, which is now available on Netflix. He performs stand-up live around the world, including the Middle East where he performed in front of the King of Jordan. In the Spring of 2016 he performed at the White House where he had the privilege of introducing Michelle Obama. His tour also took him to the Kennedy Center where he headlined a show as part of their 2016 season. He was a founding member of The Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, which aired on Comedy Central in 2007. Most recently, Maz starred as the title character in the award-winning indie comedy, JIMMY VESTVOOD: AMERIKAN HERO, a film which he co-wrote and co-produced and is now available on all major outlets online. He has co-starred in many films including Disney’s, THE DESCENDANTS, Sydney Pollack’s THE INTERPRETER and Ice Cube’s FRIDAY AFTER NEXT. With over 50 guest star appearances, Maz can regularly be seen on television’s most popular shows. Guest stars include GREY’S ANATOMY, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, TRUE BLOOD, and SHAMELESS. He is a regular panelist on NPR’s WAIT WAIT DONT TELL ME and has given 2 TED Talks. His LA Times Best Selling Book, I’M NOT A TERRORIST BUT I’VE PLAYED ONE ON TV, was published by Simon & Schuster.
Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/maz-jobrani/

 

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


Dan Soder
Keith Robinson

Greg Fitzsimmons

Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1497121-dan-soder-rich-vos-ron-new-york/

 

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

Mike Vecchione
Adrienne Iapalucci
Mike Yard
Andrew Schulz
Ticket Link: http://www.standupny.com/buy-tickets/

 

 

SATURDAY 6/17

 

Show: Will Be Here* ( Will Not Be Here)
Venue: Q.E.D. – A Place to Show and Tell
Location:
27-16 23rd Avenue Queens
Time: 7:30pm
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 such as Laurie Kilmartin and Jeffrey Joseph and also up and coming names you gotta see before they make it big.
Lineup*:
Sydnee Washington
Ali Clayton
Ashley Gavin
Cres Hernandez
*Lineups subject to change.
Ticket Link: https://qedastoria.com/collections/cinder-block-comedy-festival/products/tina-fey-will-be-here-tina-fey-will-not-be-here-4

 

Show: Starlight: A Backyard Comedy Experience
Venue: Backyard Comedy Show
Location:
243 Irving Ave Apt 1L (Bushwick)
Time: 8:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Frank Conniff (Mystery Science Theater 3000)
Myq Kaplan  (Netflix Hour & )
Krystyna Hutchinson (Guys We F****ed Podcast)
Emmy Blotnick (Comedy Central’s @Midnight)
Rae Sanni (The President Show)
Ben Kronberg (Comedy Central’s Half Hour & Conan)
Kerry Coddett (MTV’s Joking Off & Comedy Central)
Hosted by Lucas Connolly (SeeSo & Comedy Central) and Anthony Kapfer
Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/starlight-a-backyard-comedy-experience-free-pizza-tickets-35268567234

 

Show: Jay Chandrasekhar from Super Troopers
Venue: Gotham Comedy Club
Location:
208 W. 23rd Street NYC
Time:  8 & 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Featuring Ophira Eisenberg and Jon Fisch!
Jay Chandrasekhar: Director/writer/comedian/actor Jay Chandrasekhar has contributed and appeared in a wide variety of critically acclaimed television programs and films throughout his career.
After graduating, Chandrasekhar and his classmates from Colgate University formed Charred Goosebeak, a sketch comedy group.  Upon graduating, the members of Charred Goosebeak changed their name to Broken Lizard and performed at comedy clubs and college campuses across the nation until the mid-90s, when they set their sights on producing television and feature films.
Under his Broken Lizard banner, Chandrasekhar directed and co-wrote Fox Searchlight Picture’s comedy cult classics Super Troopers and Club Dread, and Warner Bros.’ Beerfest.  He also directed the Broken Lizard comedy special, Broken Lizard Stands Up.
In 2005, Chandrasekhar directed The Dukes of Hazzard, a silver screen adaptation of the hit 1980’s television show for Warner Bros. which grossed over $111 million worldwide. In 2012 he directed and starred in Millennium Entertainment’s The Babymakers, alongside Olivia Munn, Paul Schneider, Kevin Heffernan and Nat Faxon.  He can also be seen in DreamWorks’ comedy hit, I Love You, Man opposite Paul Rudd and .
Most recently, Chandrasekhar wrote, directed and starred in the adult comedy pilot Really, for Amazon Studios. Really follows the life of four hard-charging Chicago couples who are trying to hold on to their receding youth. The pilot stars Chandrasekhar, Sarah Chalke, Selma Blair, Travis Schuldt and Hayes MacArthur and will be available for viewing on Amazon Prime in late August.
In addition to his feature film work, Chandrasekhar has directed various TV shows, including several episodes of the Emmy Award winning series Arrested Development, Up All Night, Happy Endings, Community, Royal Pains, Blue Mountain State, Psych, Chuck, Undeclared, The Human Giant and more.
Chandrasekhar tours the country doing stand-up comedy and currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and children.
Ticket Link: http://gothamcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=487425&cart

 

Show: Never Seen It
Venue: Union Hall
Location:
702 Union Street Brooklyn
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Comedians rewrite famous movies that they’ve NEVER SEEN. We put too much effort into producing them, LIVE on stage.
Created and hosted by Kyle Ayers. Scripts based on what you’ve overheard or learned through pop culture and pretending-at-parties. Famous movies written by people who’ve never seen them, acted out by comedians on stage, complete with live soundtrack. If you’ve never seen the movie, you’ll laugh along with the writer. If you have, you may be infuriated when there is a droid named R2-3PO.
Past movies never seen include: Jaws (Kyle Ayers), 12 Angry Men (Jo Firestone), Annie Hall (Jean Grae), Star Wars (Will Miles), The Godfather (Anna Drezen), Pan’s Labyrinth (Brett Davis), Rudy (Julio Torres), and more!
Ticket Link: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1486649-never-seen-it-brooklyn/

 

SUNDAY 6/18

 

Show: The Mixtape Comedy Show
Venue: Gotham Comedy Club
Location:
208 W. 23rd Street NYC
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, , 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=474067&cart

 

Show:  Triggered
Venue: The Standing Room
Location:
47-38  Vernon Blvd LIC
Time: 8PM
Description of Show and Lineup:

Free weekly comedy show with Aaron Berg
Jono Zalay
Gabe Pacheco
Claudia Cogan
Greg Stone  
Ticket Link: http://www.standingroomlic.com/event/1497681-triggered-long-island-city/

 

Show: If You Build It!
Venue: UCBeast
Location:
153 E. 3rd Street NYC
Time:  p7:30m
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.
Ticket Link: https://east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/54900

 

Show: Comedy At The Knit
Venue: The Knitting Factory
Location:
3362 Metropolitan Avenue Brooklyn
Time: 9pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

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 page.
Ticket Link: http://bk.knittingfactory.com/event/tw-eventinfo/Comedy+At+The+Knitting+Factory+hosted+by+Will+Miles%2C+Clark+Jones+and+Kenny+DeForest/7437465/

 

MONDAY 6/19

 

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.
Liza Treyger
Monroe Martin
Dan Soder
Sasheer Zamata
Chris DiStefano
Ticket Link: https://www.facebook.com/NYCBrokenComedy/

 

Show: Tommy McNamara’s Summer Beach Bash
Venue: Union Hall
Location:
702 Union Street Brooklyn
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

At this summer spectacular, Tommy McNamara hosts a scorching line up of comedians, and attempts to write the song of the summer 2017 live on stage. Swimwear optional
Aparna Nancherla, Jo Firestone, Joe List, Langston Kerman, Kyle Ayers, Tommy McNamara
Ticket Link: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1493067-tommy-mcnamaras-summer-beach-brooklyn/

 

Show: Frantic! 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!
Mark Normand, Sean Patton, Monroe Martin, Abby Rosenquist, Gibran Saleem, Giulio Gallarotti, Erica Spera & more!
Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1497079-frantic-free-show-hosted-by-new-york/

 

Show:  Night Train
Venue: Littlefield NYC
Location:
622 Degraw Street Brooklyn
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

This week’s edition of Night Train will be hosted by the wonderful Tanael Joachim!
The weekly 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.
Janine Brito, Kenice Mobley, Adam Wade, + more
Ticket Link:  http://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/1496468-night-train-guest-host-tanael-brooklyn/

 

 

TUESDAY 6/20

 

Show: Mike Finoia’s Hot Seat Comedy Show
Venue: The Comedy Cellar at The 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.
Jared Freid
Nimesh Patel
Jessica Kirson
Monroe Martin
Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com

 

Show: Our Famous Friends
Venue: Three of Cups
Location:
83 1st Ave NYC
Time: 7:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Featuring:
Anthony Devito
Lauren Kubera
Ray Gootz
Dave Smith
Brought to you by:
Remy Kassimir, Jamie Manelis, Betsy Carroll
Ticket Link: Free, first come first served.

 

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

Born in Brooklyn and raised in Florida, Cristian Duran’s upbringing has formed a unique comedic voice which is at varying times insightful, irreverent, surprising, intelligent, silly, and always fun.
Cristian’s comedy has taken him all over the world including appearances at several national comedy festivals and competitions. Cristian is the creator and star of the animated web series ‘Future Hall of Famers.
Ticket Link:
http://www.carolines.com/comedian/breakout-artist-comedy-series-presents-cristian-duran/

 

Show: The RoastMasters Hosted by Luis J. Gomez
Venue: The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC
Time: 8pm & 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Brian Moses and Jeff Ross Presents The RoastMasters Hosted By Luis J. Gomez!
Head-to-head competitive roasting at it’s best!
Ticket Link: www.RoastMastersNYC.com

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY 6/21

 

Show: : Hard R
Venue: The Comedy Cellar at The Fat Black Pussycat
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NYC
Time:  8:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

FX’s “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll” Louie Trainwreck
Robert Kelly’s comedy is deeply rooted his own life and relationships which makes it honest, abrasively funny, yet refreshingly vulnerable. He has been winning over audiences for years touring clubs, colleges and theaters, including repeat performances at Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival.
His one-hour special Robert Kelly: Live at the Village Underground debuted on Comedy Central and is now available on Netflix. Besides being a fixture on Comedy Central, Robert recently starred as Bam Bam in Denis Leary’s FX show Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll and can also be seen as Louie CK’s brother Robbie on the hit series Louie. His other acting credits include roles in Trainwreck, Maron, Benders, Nurse Jackie and Inside Amy Schumer. Robert currently hosts the top rated podcast “You Know What Dude?” that can be found on iTunes.  Robert is also the co-founder of the RiotCast podcasting Network.
Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com

 

Show: Uptown Downtown Comedy
Venue: Starr Bar
Location:
214 Starr Street Brooklyn
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

This free monthly show brings together the best stand-up comics from all over New York – uptown, downtown, and occasionally out of town. With host Nore Davis, Uptown Downtown delivers all the talent of a gritty Manhattan club, but in a cozy Bushwick venue complete with soft lighting and no drink minimum.
Anthony DeVito, Rae Sanni, Ricky Velez, Langston Kerman
Ticket Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1536931603044803/

 

Show: Sasheer Zamata’s Rent Party
Venue: Union Hall
Location:
702 Union Street Brooklyn
Time: 8pm
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. Yedoye 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.
Sasheer Zamata, Rob Haze, Mike Abrusci, Tommy McNamara, Julia Claire, Blair Socci, Martin Urbano, host Yedoye Travis, host Farah Brook
Ticket Link: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1497448-rent-party-brooklyn/

 

Show: Laugh For A Cause: A Night of Comedy To Benefit the Bideawee YPC
Venue: The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC
Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Come out for an evening of comedy to benefit The Bideawee NYC and help rescue animals! Bideawee’s Young Professionals Committee (YPC) is a dynamic group of New York-based professionals in their 20s and 30s who are passionate about animal welfare and share Bideawee’s core values focused on helping homeless pets. The YPC supports Bideawee’s mission by hosting outreach and fundraising events throughout the year to cultivate awareness and support for the organization’s programs and services. Tickets include a draft beer or wine.

Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1502881-laugh-for-cause-night-new-york/

 

Show:  Trans Talk Live! At Caroline’s
Venue: Caroline’s on Broadway
Location:
1626 Broadway NYC
Time: 7:30PM
Description of Show and Lineup:  

TRANS TALK
Proceeds from this event will go to the Ali Forney Center whose mission is to protect LGBTQ youth from the harms of homelessness.
This show will feature: Live Music From House Band the “Lit Empire”
Live Panel Discussing Issues Within The Trans Community Featuring:
Dr AC Demidont, LLC, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Quinnipiac University’s Frank K Netter School of Medicine
Comedian Judy Gold
The first openly Transgender NY City Council candidate, Mel Wymore
Fran Sisco: artist, a musician, a comedian.. an entertainer
Hann Cowger: Brooklyn based comedian & creator/cohost of ROCK’N’ROAST & Thick Skin: A Bad Tattoo Show
Comedian Tammy Twotone
Comedian Jeena
Zarria Montes: transgendered Drag performer
On Wednesday June 21 (Pride Week), Comedian JC Best and Trans Personality Dina Marie host a live broadcast of their boundary breaking new podcast, “Trans Talk! LIVE at Carolines!” The show will feature hand selected comedy acts, outrageous drag performances, a panel discussion on Current Trans issues affecting the community, adult themed give always and “Notable” Drop ins.
Ticket Link: http://m.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?eventId=7435125&pl=carolines&dispatch=loadSelectionData

 

Show: Prenup with Mara Marek and Lauren Kubara
Venue: Stand Up New York
Location:
276 W. 78th Street NYC
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Married? Divorced? Engaged? They’ve been it all several times over. Come laugh at their pain…and maybe yours. Line-up subject to change.
Ticket Link: http://www.standupny.com/buy-tickets/

 

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