Guide to Live Comedy Shows in NYC This Week: June 29 – July 5, 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 6/29

Show: Stand Up NY Showcase

Venue: Stand Up NY
Location:
236 W. 78th Street NYC

Time:  9:30
Description of Show and Lineup:

Ari Shaffir

Adrienne Iapalucci

Jared Freid

Mike Cannon

Joe List

Mark Normand

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

 

Show: The Funniest Show On Broadway

Venue: Carolines on Broadway
Location:
1626 Broadway NYC

Time:  9:30
Description of Show and Lineup:

Hosted by Brendan Fitzgibbons & Lance Weiss. Featuring Jimmy Martinez  Casey James Salengo, Ariel Elias, Willie Jackson, Yamaneika Saunders & Drew Michael.

A showcase of New York City’s best comics handpicked by Carolines on Broadway staff. The Funniest Show On Broadway comedians have been featured on ABC, CBS, Comedy Central, E!, Funny or Die, HBO, Hulu, MTV, NBC, Netflix, TBS, truTV, Vice & More!

Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/Funniest-Broadway

 

Show: Reductress: Wet

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

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Janelle James, Blair Socci, Anna Drezen, Rae Sanni, hosted by Nicole Silverberg

Ticket Link: http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1490077-reductress-wet-brooklyn

 

Show: New Jokes

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

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

Wil Sylvince hosts as some of the best comics in New York come and try out their new material!

Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com

 

Show: Fresh Out NY

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

Time: 9pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Fresh Out! is a standup comedy show featuring the freshest comics available anywhere. From heavy hitters like past guests , John Mulaney, Jim Gaffigan, David Cross, Mike Birbiglia, and , to the best of New York’s up-and-coming comics, we bring you the best!

Hosted by Ashley Brooke Roberts (UCBT’s MAUDE NIGHT) and Jim Tews (HBO, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival)

Featuring:

Ian Karmel ()

Danny Tamberelli (Undone Sweaters)

Dina Hashem (Bridgetown Comedy Festival)

Samantha Ruddy (New York Comedy Festival)

Ticket Link: https://east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/54970

 

TICKETS FOR THE MOTH STORYTELLING SLAM HOSTED BY OPHIRA EISENBERG AT THE BELL HOUSE ON 7/6 ON SALE TODAY 6/29 AT 3PM!

 

LIVE COMEDY FRIDAY 6/30

 

Show: The Naked Show

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

Time:  11:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Yeah, like *really* naked. Legions of neurotic stand-ups may claim that they are bearing their souls while rambling about MTA fees, but how many of them really expose themselves? Watch as some of the NYC’s most daring comics strip down and do stand-up the way God made ’em. Audience members are welcome to watch in any state of undress they like, but pictures are strongly prohibited.

Myq Kaplan (Letterman), Sam and Bill (Sam and Bill are Huge, #1 album on Amazon), Vanetta Schoefield (Harlem Comedy Festival), Cres Hernandez (Lost City), Kelli Dunham (Penn and Teller’s Bullshit), Ali Clayton (HBO VICE), Alison Klemp (MTV)

Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/naked-show-20-pre-sale-30-door-5/

 

Show: Nothing Important

Venue: Friends & Lovers
Location:
641 Classon Avenue Brooklyn

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Kevin McCaffrey (Late Show with )

Samantha Ruddy (College Humor)

Yedoye Travis (Late Show with Stephen Colbert)

Mo Fry Pasic (Reductress)

Charlie Vergos (The Onion)

Pete Mutino (Run From The Police)

Ticket Link: RSVP on Eventbrite, Facebook, or send an email nothingimportantcomedy@gmail.com.

 

Show: Casey James Salengo Album Recording

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

Time:  8pm & 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 just recorded  a half hour special for “Comedy Central Stand Up Presents” in New Orleans that will premiere later this year!

Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/calendar/

 

Show: Risk! Featuring Kevin Allison

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

Time: 8pm
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 Janeane Garofalo, Lisa Lampanelli, Kevin Nealon, Margaret Cho, , , 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.”

Kevin Allison, Jean LeBec, Dan Wilbur, Shane Torres, Danny Artese, Donna Bailey

Ticket Link: http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1500640-risk-kevin-allison-brooklyn

 

LIVE COMEDY SATURDAY 7/1

 

Show:

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

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

Raised in New Jersey, Rich Vos is a no-holds-barred performer who destroys in comedy clubs around the country. A comedian’s comedian, he can be heard regularly on Opie and Jimmy and as a guest on the most popular podcasts including WTF with Marc Maron and Rogan.

Rich also has his own hit podcast (on Riotcast) and a radio show (on Sirius) both called My Wife Hates Me. (That’s not confusing.) His cohost is his wife, comedian .

Rich can be seen on HBO, Showtime, Starz, and Comedy Central where he has two stand-up specials. Rich Vos can also be seen in the hit Netflix movie Women Aren’t Funny which he also produced.

As a comedy writer, he’s come up with the best lines for the Comedy Central Roasts and was a writer this year on the Oscars for the second time.

Ticket Link: http://gothamcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=485997&cart

 

Show: Jackknife Comedy

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

Time:  8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Jackknife Comedy is a rad monthly stand up show hosted by two dummies from Iowa, Gideon Hambright and Patrick Hastie! Each month they pick a bunch of their favorite comedians to come do sets, drink and have a blast! Come party with us!

Jackknife Comedy on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackknifeComedy

Jackknife Comedy on Tumblr: http://jackknifecomedy.tumblr.com/

Jackknife Comedy on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackknifecomedy

Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/jackknife-comedy-5-2017-07-01/

 

Show: The Stand NYC Showcase

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

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

Big

Ari Shaffir

Joe DeRosa

Mike Vecchione

Christian Finnegan

Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1509726-big-jay-oakerson-joe-derosa-new-york/

 

Show: New York Comedy Club Showcase

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

Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

New York Comedy Club presents a nightly showcase of the best talent in the city, plus special guests from Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver, Boston, Austin, and around the world. You’ve seen these guys on Comedy Central, MTV, The Tonight Show, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, , The Nightly Show, and more.

Featuring:

Mike Cannon

Joe Derosa

Sean Donnelly

Ricky Velez

Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/saturday-night-headliners-2017-07-01190000

 

LIVE COMEDY SUNDAY 7/2

 

Show: New York Comedy Club Showcase

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

Time: 9pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

New York Comedy Club presents a nightly showcase of the best talent in the city, plus special guests from Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver, Boston, Austin, and around the world. You’ve seen these guys on Comedy Central, MTV, The Tonight Show, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, The Daily Show, The Nightly Show, Last Comic Standing and more.

Featuring:

Mike Cannon

Jocelyn Chia

Greg Stone

Anthony Devito

Jerron Horton

Chris Scopo

Pete Bladel

Wendi Starling

Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/sunday-night-prime-time-comedy

 

Show: Michael Blackson: The African King of Comedy

Venue: Carolines on Broadway
Location:
1626 Broadway NYC

Time:  7:30 & 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Michael Blackson has been called one of the most original stand-up comics in the country, and his performances leave audiences laughing in tears. Michael Blackson, aka, ‘The African King of Comedy’, has been entertaining audiences all across the country and around the globe for more than a decade. Inspired by the stand up comedy of Eddie Murphy, Blackson began to develop his comedic talent in 1992 in the unkind comedy clubs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Blackson’s comedic appeal grew from his involvement with BET’s ComicView series, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, Showtime at Harlem, and Live in Hollywood. However, it was in a Los Angeles comedy club where Blackson got his big break. Blackson was performing at the Comedy Store where actor/director Ice Cube was in attendance to see comedian Mike Epps perform. But after experiencing Blackson’s performance, Ice Cube invited the young comic for a reading…and the rest is smash hit history! Blackson’s outstanding and unforgettable performance in the smash hit comedy, Next Friday, drew praise and a fan following like no other.

Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/michael-blackson/

 

Show: If You Build It

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

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

DREW MICHAEL

Montreal Comedy Festival, Laughing Skull Comedy Festival

http://drewmichaelcomedy.com/

CASEY JAMES SALENGO

Bridgetown Comedy Festival, The Heavenly Bodcast

https://twitter.com/caseyJsalengo

EVAN WILLIAMS

Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, Comedy Central’s Roast Battle

https://evanwilliamscomedy.com/

MOLLY RUBEN-LONG

Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Hidden America with Jonah Ray

https://www.mollyrubenlong.com/

ZACH PUGH

Pittsburgh Comedy Festival, Accidental Comedy Fest

https://zachpughcomedy.com/

ELI SAIRS

Comedy Central’s Roast Battle II, The Comedy Show Show

https://twitter.com/elisairs

Ticket Link: https://east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/55347

 

Show: Stand Up NY Showcase

Venue: Stand Up NY
Location:
236 W. 78th Street NYC

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Bronston Jones

Anthony DeVito

Leah Bonnema

Mehran Khaghani

Jared Freid

Mark Normand

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

 

LIVE COMEDY MONDAY 7/3

 

Show: Ted Alexandro: Senior Class of Earth Special Taping

Venue: The Village Underground
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NYC

Time:  7pm  & 9pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Ted has performed multiple times on David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Craig Ferguson, The View and two half-hour specials on Comedy Central.Ted opened for Louis C.K. at Carnegie Hall and for Jim Gaffigan at Madison Square Garden.Ted has performed internationally in Jordan, Egypt, Kuwait, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, Jakarta, England, Holland, Israel, South Africa and Qatar. Ted appears regularly at the Comedy Cellar in NYC. Ted has appeared on “Louie,” “Inside ,” “The Gaffigan Show,” “Dr. Katz,” and “Oz.” Ted co-created the award-winning comedy webseries “Teachers Lounge” with Hollis James. The series stars Ted as a music teacher and Hollis as a janitor in a NYC elementary school. Each episode stars a different comedian (Judy Gold, Jim Gaffigan, Dave Attell, Michael Che) as a faculty member. Ted is one of the co-founders of the New York Comedians Coalition, which successfully organized over three hundred comedians for a pay raise. Ted has been active in social justice movements like Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, The Climate March and Fight for $15

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

Show: The Stand NYC Showcase

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

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Mark Normand

Duncan Trussell

Derek Gaines

Tim Dillon

Subhuh Agarwal

Damien Lemon

Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1517231-mark-normand-derek-gaines-new-york/

 

Show: Nat Towsen’s Downtown Variety Hour

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

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Comedian and native New Yorker Nat Towsen (VICE, CollegeHumor) welcomes hilarious comedians, local artists, and Village luminaries for a variety show in the eclectic tradition of the disappearing downtown Manhattan culture. Every show also features a “Downtown History” segment, music from classic local musicians, and free giveaways from local businesses. New Yorkers, transplants, and tourists are all welcome.

Sasheer Zamata (SNL, This American Life)

Shannon Coffey (MTV’s Girl Code, VH1’s The 20)

Downtown History (know your city!)

NYC Trivia w/ Becca Beberaggi

Sponsored by Two Boots and Forbidden Planet, with free beer from Brewery Ommegang (while supplies last, for patrons 21+).

Ticket Link: https://east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/55364

 

Show: New York Comedy Club Showcase

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

Time: 9pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Be a part of TruTV’s hottest new show Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks! Cipha Sounds hosts eight amazing comedians as part of this groundbreaking new series, and you can see it live!

Sean Donnelly

Liz Miele

Kerry Coddett

Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/derek-gaines-tony-woods-greg-stone-daniel-tirado-2017-06-211559013741

 

LIVE COMEDY TUESDAY 7/4

 

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!!

A lot of venues are closed today for the holiday… make sure to call before you go out!

 

Show: Comedy Cellar Showcase

Venue: The Comedy Cellar
Location:
117 Macdougal Street NYC

Time: 11:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Dave Attell

Big Jay Oakerson

Liza Treyger

Sam Morril

Phil Hanley

Ryan Hamilton

Wil Sylvince

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

 

Show: The Dump: A Goddamn Story Telling Show

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

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

No one likes you…….GOOD! Welcome to The Dump!: A Goddamn Storytelling Show! This is where Jake Hart(RISK!; Nights of Our Lives) hosts NYC’s funniest storytellers & YOU! Get 8 MINUTES of stage time to tell any ONE true story y’all want.  No themes, no judgments.  Just a room full of shitty people scrambling for a reason to live.

Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/the-dump-a-goddamn-storytelling-show-3-2017-07-04/

 

Show: Post Fireworks: Stand Up NY Showcase

Venue: Stand Up NY
Location:
236 W. 78th Street NYC

Time: 10:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Rosebud Baker

Sean Donnelly

Tim Dillon

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

 

LIVE COMEDY WEDNESDAY 7/5

 

Show: SMUT Presents: Mehran Khagani

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

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Fresh off the 4th of July, the SMUT Presents team brings you a brand new headliner dropping 40 minutes for The Headliner Series. We’re proud to present July’s featured headliner: Mehran Khagani!

Mehran Khaghani is a standup comedian, emcee, actor, event producer, upstart, social advocate, serial yeller, trouble-maker, love-spreader, line-pusher and general intellect of intimidating proportion currently living in New York City. Remarkably gay and of Iranian descent, Mehran has a well earned reputation as a performer who can make any event a raucous, joyous success.

He has been a finalist in multiple comedy festivals, tours nationally, was featured on Season 9 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, has been seen on MTV, Comedy Central, IFC, TruTV and Seeso and is a regular at the world famous Comedy Cellar in New York City. Mehran currently hosts one of New York’s hottest weekly bar shows, Hush Money, every Monday night at Pinks bar in the East Village.

Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/smut-headliner-series-presents/

 

Show: Witch Hunt Comedy

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

Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Witch Hunt comedy show was inspired by the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 in Colonial Massachusetts where many women were accused of witchcraft and burned at the stake. This show is in memory of those women and all the female comedians who when they see an all male lineup want to set themselves on fire.

Did you know that all female comedians are actually witches? We have powers beyond making people laugh. Like for example, we live forever. This is an all female comedy show plus one or two male mortals whose lives we decided to spare. We hope to see you so we can make you laugh for eternity!

Hosted by

Merrill Davis

Wanjiko Eke

Irene Morales

Featuring:

Michelle Buteau

Kate Willett

Chanel Ali

Sean Donnelly

Josh Gondelman

Ariel Elias

Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/witch-hunt-7-5-17-0700pm

 

Show: Legion of Skanks            

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

Time: 9pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

A filthy podcast featuring stand-up comedians Big Jay Oakerson, Luis J. Gomez, and Dave Smith. Listen in every week as they discuss the skankier sides of life, love, and stand-up comedy…..

Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/legion-of-skanks-3-2017-07-05/

 

Show: Stand Up NY Showcase

Venue: Stand Up NY
Location:
236 W. 78th Street NYC

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Lenny Marcus

Sean Donnelly

James Goff

Mike Cannon

Elon Gold

Marina Franklin

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