Guide to Live Comedy Shows in NYC This Week: March 30 – April 5, 2017


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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 3/30

THURSDAY 3/30

Show: Big
Venue: Carolines on Broadway
Location:
1626 Broadway NYC
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Big Jay Oakerson is one of the most beloved and easily recognizable comedians in New York City. His easy charm and dirty delivery endear him to audiences every night at The Comedy Cellar, The Stand and Stand Up New York. He’s no stranger to the rest of America, either regularly headlining across the country and playing festivals including Bonnaroo, Jäger’s Korn tour, Rock Star Energy Drink’s Mayhem Fest, Gathering of the Juggalos and Funny or Die’s Oddball Festival.  Jay has also recently been featured on This Is Not Happening with Ari Shaffir, Comedy Underground with Dave Attell, FX’s Louie, Inside , and Late Night with .

This last year, Jay’s Comedy Central hour special “Big Jay Oakerson: Live At Webster Hall” premiered. Filmed at the legendary music venue in New York City providing the perfect heavy metal vibe for the show. Jay’s comedy is raw, compelling and honest to the core, as he takes viewers on a journey of brutal truths about his relationship with his teenage daughter, sexual tension between him and his best friend Dave and advice to women on how to delicately handle a man with an unfortunate penis size. His second album with Comedy Central Records, The Crowd Work Sessions: What’s Your F@#king Deal?! Recorded in 2013 live at The Stand, it captures Jay’s raunchy, off-the-cuff essence with a full hour of crowdwork. It joins Jay’s first album, An American Storyteller, a one-hour onslaught of unbridled awesomeness and raunchy rock n’ roll hilarity recorded at Stand Up New York in 2009.

Oakerson has hosted 2 seasons of “What’s Your F@#king Deal?! Crowdwork & Off The Cuff Comedy” on Seeso. Jay asks the audience to let go of pretension and leave egos at the door as he leads a pack of comics in a completely improvised show based on interactions with the crowd. The atmosphere is loose and no-holds-barred, so you’ll see a side of the performers you’ve never seen before.

He is co-host of two wildly popular podcasts – “The Most Offensive Podcast on Earth” Legion of Skanks with Luis J. Gomez and Dave Smith and The SDR (Sex, Drugs & Rock & Roll) Show with Ralph Sutton.  He also the co-host’s of The Bonfire on Comedy Central Radio SiriusXM 95 alongside Dan Soder Mondays and Wednesdays 6-8pm EST. He’s a fan favorite guest on SiriusXM’s Bennington (previously Ron & Fez).

Longtime fans of Jay’s will also remember him as Neil, the sexually ambiguous owner of a NYC rock club, on IFC’s Z-Rock, and from his appearances on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, Comedy Central Presents and Tough Crowd with . He’s wowed audiences at the  prestigious Just For Laughs Montreal festival an impressive four times, both on The Nasty Show and with his solo show, The American Storyteller.

Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/BigJayCarolines
***SHOWS FRIDAY 3/31 7:30 & 10PM, SATURDAY 4/1 7:30 & 10PM & SUNDAY 4/2 7:30PM AS WELL***

 

Show: Comedy at the Astor Room
Venue: The Astor Room
Location:
35-11 35th Avenue
Time: 8PM
Description of Show and Lineup:

Comedians/Producers Brandon Collins (RogerEbert.com) and Chrissie Mayr (NY Comedy Festival) host this fun night of stand-up comedy at one of the coolest, most legendary spots in Queens, The Astor Room!
Featuring Comics who have appeared on MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CollegeHumor, Late Night with , and much more:
Matt Pavich (MTV2)
Charles McBee (Nerd is the New Black)
Ariel Elias (Caroline’s on Broadway )
Richie Tolway (What’s Your Problem Podcast)
Kim Manfre (2008 Prom Queen, Florida’s Funniest Finalist)
Brian Grossi (Governor’s Comedy Brokerage)
Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/comedy-at-the-astor-room-tickets-665961910

 

Show:  Dogslam
Venue: Brooklyn Bazaar
Location:
150 Greenpoint Avenue
Time:7-10PM
Description of Show and Lineup:

A three hour long event combining improv and stand up. Lineup includes: Eudora Peterson
Seb Dinatale
J.P McDade
Eliza Hurwitz
Dan Chamberlain
Ticket Link: Free, tickets available at venue

 

Show: Like Me: A Twitter Interactive Comedy Show
Venue: The Creek and the Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue LIC
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Join some of NYC’s best Tweeters and stand-up comics for a smartphone interactive experience. Play games, answer polls, and watch your favorite Twitter jokes brought to life….all from the comfort of your seat!
Hosted by Shelby Taylor and Melissa Stokoski!
Dan Perlman (Just For Laughs Montreal) Katie Hannigan (Elite Daily) Jake Head (Comedy Central South Beach Fest) Lucie Steiner (HBO) Keele Howard-Stone (Wolf Spirit)
Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/like-me-2017-03-30/

 

FRIDAY 3/31

 

Show:  The Naked Show
Venue: The Creek and the Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue LIC
Time: Midnight
Description of Show and Lineup:  

The Naked Show features NYC’s best & bravest comedians performing in the nude.
MIDNIGHT SHOW!
* NO PHOTOGRAPHY OR FILMING ALLOWED DURING THE SHOW! Really.
*The audience has the option of being as naked as they like! (please come wearing clothes, we will let you know when it’s ok to get naked)
– There will be no lewd or sexual acts during the show. Save that for later.
Featuring:
*drumroll please* (in no particular order)
Hannah Cowger
Wendi Starling
Calvin Cato
Kate Willett
Sandip Sen
Jack Comstock
Evan Jones
Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/naked-show-20-pre-sale-30-door-4/

Show: The Stand NYC Showcase
Venue: The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC
Time: 8 & 10:00pm
Description of Show and Lineup:


Sean Patton
Joe List

Mike Vecchione
Sherrod Small
Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/listing

 

Show: Nothing Important
Venue: Friends and Lovers
Location:
8PM
Time: 641 Classon Avenue. Brooklyn. NY.
Description of Show and Lineup:

Nothing Important! is a stand-up comedy show at Friends and Lovers in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Comedians performing have been on Comedy Central, Letterman, , HBO, SNL, and more. Produced by Phil Stamato, Daniel Raderstrong, and Fumi Abe.
Sonia Denis (Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch)
Alingon Mitra (Late Night with Conan O’Brien)
Anna Drezen (Writer for )
Gilbert Lawand (Caroline’s on Broadway)
Nick Pupo (Halt and Catch Fire on AMC)
Jon Newman (Comedians in Coffee Getting Cars)
Ticket Link:
RSVP to nothingimportantcomedy@gmail.com or just show up. Space is limited!
Show: Friday NIght at The Standing Room
Venue: The Standing Room
Location:
47-38 Vernon Blvd LIC
Time:  8 & 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Joe List
Blair Socci
Ian Lara
Corinne Fisher
Tom Cassidy
Shane Torres
Ticket Link: http://www.standingroomlic.com/events

 

Big Jay Oakerson at Carolines on Broadway
Luis J. Gomez & Dave Smith – Legion of Skanks
7:30 & 10pm http://bit.ly/BigJayCarolines

 

SATURDAY 4/1

 

Show:  Harlem Nights
Venue: Harlem Nights Bar
Location:
2361 7th Avenue NYC
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Reggie Conquest & Kevin Iso host the hottest comedy show in Harlem every 1st Sunday of the month!
Cipha Sounds
Michelle Wolf
Jared Freid
Wil Sylvince
Rob Haze
Ticket Link: Free Show! https://www.facebook.com/events/772689796223790/

 

Show: Nerd is the New Black
Venue: QED Astoria
Location:
27-16 23rd Ave, Queens
Time: 7:30
Description of Show and Lineup:
Charles McBee (Laughs on FOX & Gotham Comedy Live AXS TV) Brings smart, edgy and hilarious stand up comedy live to Q.E.D Astoria. The comedians featured on this show headline clubs and colleges all over the country and are also featured on MTV, VH1, NBC’s and Saturday Night Live. Whether it’s a date night or a fun night out, you won’t find a better show at a better deal!
Charles McBee – Uncommon Sense Live MTV2 / Laughs on FOX
Tony Deyo – Conan
Jocelyn Chia –  Winner of the Ladies of Laughter / Gotham Comedy Live
Eric Bransteen – Caroline’s On Broadway
Justin Flanagan – MTV
Ticket Link: https://qedastoria.com/collections/shows/products/nerd-is-the-new-black-all-star-comedy-showcase-19

 

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!
Marie Faustin (MTV), Jake Hart (CINDER BLOCK COMEDY FESTIVAL), Kevin Froleiks (LAUGHING DEVIL COMEDY FESTIVAL), Sue Smith (BEST WEEK EVER), Stu Melton (A COMEDIAN’S NOTEBOOK), Jes Tom (LEVITY & JUSTICE FOR ALL), KC Arora (LAUGHS ON FOX)
Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/jackknife-comedy-5-2017-04-01/

 

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

Yamaneika Saunders
Jonathan Randall
Monroe Martin
Dante Nero
Ticket Link: http://www.standupny.com/buy-tickets/

 

Big Jay Oakerson at Carolines on Broadway
Luis J. Gomez & Dave Smith – Legion of Skanks
7:30 & 10pm http://bit.ly/BigJayCarolines

 

SUNDAY 4/2

 

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

Lone Bird Comedy was created by brothers and comedians, Mike Verdi and Paul Verdi and offers up some of the hottest young comedians in Brooklyn on a monthly basis! A high-energy mix of pros and up-and-comers that will keep you laughing through the week!
Mark Normand, Yamaneika Saunders, Duncan Trussell, Mike Verdi, Paul Verdi, Raj Belani, Iris Bahr, Ron Raganella, Jimmy Peoples
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/LBCAPRIL

 

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

Hosted by BLAIR SOCCI
SASHEER ZAMATA
Saturday Night Live, Bonnaroo
http://sasheer.com/
MICHAEL PALASCAK
Conan, Gotham Comedy Live
http://nathanmacintosh.com/
JIM TEWS
Louie, Felines of New York
http://jimtews.com/
EMAN EL-HUSSEINI
Just for Laughs Festival, Boston Comedy Festival
http://www.emantertainment.com
DANIEL AUDRITT
BBC, Comic Relief
https://www.danielaudritt.com/
CHERITH FULLER
Laughing Skull Festival, Reductress
https://twitter.com/cherithfuller
Ticket Link: https://east.ucbtheatre.com/show/2835

 

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

IN THE FRONT ROOM
Every Sunday night at Knitting Factory Brooklyn! 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 pages.
Ticket Link: http://bk.knittingfactory.com/event/7324685

 

Big Jay Oakerson at Carolines on Broadway
7:30PM http://bit.ly/BigJayCarolines

 

MONDAY 4/3

 

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EVENT RUNS JUNE 23RD-25TH 2017

 

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

New York Comedy Club is pleased to announce a new headliner series to begin Monday, April 3 2017. The Quarterly will feature 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 April 8. Nore Davis, Bonnie McFarlane, Yamaneika Saunders and Paul Virzi have been tapped to kick off the series, which will take place four times throughout the year with a new group of headliners each quarter.  
Nore Davis has been doing stand up comedy since he was in college and it shows. Now a highly respected comedian throughout the country, his slow burn style packs a big punch that gives new meaning the the phrase “killing them softly.” Nore has made appearances on “Inside Amy Schumer,” “The Guestlist,” “Boardwalk Empire,” MTV, BET and covered the elections for Seriously.tv. His album “Home Game” is available on iTunes and Spotify.
Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/shows/the-quarterly

 

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

Hosted by Brooklyn-based comedy favorite Wyatt Cenac, 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.
Ophira Eisenberg, Adam Newman, Ariel Elias, + more!
Ticket Link: http://www.littlefieldnyc.com/calendar/

 

Show:  Frantic
Venue: The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC
Time: 10:00pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Christi Chiello, Laurie Kilmartin, Sean Patton, Casey James Salengo, Joe List, Mo Vida, Matt Rife, Ali Kolbert & surprise guests!
Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com

 

Show: Do It Yourself Comedy Hour
Venue: The Well
Location:
272 Meserole Street. Brooklyn. NY.
Time: 8PM
Description of Show and Lineup:

Do-It-Yourself at The Well is a free comedy show where you can submit a joke premise (A dog walks into a bar…), watch as your hosts turn it into a joke, and you’ll get a FREE drink! You’ll also see some of the best talent in the world including:
Sean Patton (from Maron, Those Who Can’t)
Will Miles (from The Chris Gethard Show)
Lakendra Tookes (SNL writer)
Erik Bergstrom (Comedy Central Half-Hour Special)
Sharron Paul (CollegeHumor)
Do-It-Yourself is followed by a screening of a movie chosen by your headliner. Hang out with us after the show and watch a movie chosen by your headliner Sean Patton! This month we’re watching Petey Wheatstra, The Devil’s Son In Law.
Ticket Link: First come, first served

 

TUESDAY 4/4

 

Show: Comedy Cellar at The Village Underground & The Fat Black Pussycat
7PM: : Work In Progress
8PM: Jessica Kirson: Talking To Myself
8:30PM: Tuesdays With Stories Live Podcast Taping: Mark Normand & Joe List
Venue: The Village Underground & Fat Black Pussycat
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NYC
Ticket Link: http://www.comedycellar.com/reservation/

 

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

New York Comedy Club is pleased to announce a new headliner series to begin Monday, April 3 2017. The Quarterly will feature 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 April 8. Nore Davis, Bonnie McFarlane, Yamaneika Saunders and Paul Virzi have been tapped to kick off the series, which will take place four times throughout the year with a new group of headliners each quarter.  
Yamaneika Saunders first caught America’s eye with a memorable appearance on the reboot of “Last Comic Standing,” followed quickly by her standout performance on Oxygen’s “Funny Girls.” Her high energy, no bullshit style landed her a gig as a regular correspondent on “The Meredith Vieira Show” and she has appeared on Comedy Central’s “Roast Battle” and TruTV’s “Comedy Knockout.” Her podcast “Rantin’ and Ravin’” is available on iTunes and Soundcloud.
Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/shows/the-quarterly

 

Show: Creative Resistance Comedy
Venue: Bar Schimmi
Location: 54 North 11th Street. Brooklyn, NY.
Time: 7:30PM
Description of Show and Lineup:

Bar Schimmi + Chemistry Creative present:
Creative Rezistance Comedy Series!
Featuring:
Ariel Elias
Remy Kassimir
Ryan Mulholland
Kerry Coddett
Brian Park
& Special Guests
No Cover.
No Drink Minimum
Ticket Link: Free, tickets at door

 

Show:  Roast Masters Hosted by Luis J. Gomez
Venue: The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC
Time: 10:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Jeff Ross & Brian Moses presents The RoastMasters! Head-to-head competitive roasting hosted by Luis J. Gomez!
Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/listing

 

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

Chris Millhouse is a nationally touring comedian and a self described “idiot from Connecticut.” He currently splits his time between NYC & LA, and he has been featured recently on AXS TV’s “Gotham Comedy Live,” Comedy Central, VH1, NuVo TV, & CBS!
Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/breakout-artist-comedy-series-chris-millhouse/

 

WEDNESDAY 4/5

 

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

New York Comedy Club is pleased to announce a new headliner series to begin Monday, April 3 2017. The Quarterly will feature 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 April 8. Nore Davis, Bonnie McFarlane, Yamaneika Saunders and Paul Virzi have been tapped to kick off the series, which will take place four times throughout the year with a new group of headliners each quarter.  
Paul Virzi has amassed a massive following thanks to his wildly popular podcast, “The Virzi Effect.” A sports fan at heart, Virzi has contributed on- and off-air to “The ESPY Awards” and The NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football.” He regularly tours the country with , showcasing a his smart aleck everyman style. His first album “Night at The Stand” hit #1 on the iTunes comedy chart and he will be filming his first hour special this spring.
Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/shows/the-quarterly

 

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 Chris Gethard (Don’t Think Twice), Yamaneika Saunders (Comedy Central), Michael Palascak (Comedy Central), Joe Kwaczala (IFC), David Drake, and more! Hosted by Saurin Choksi (Brown Privilege).
Ticket Link: https://cysknyc.eventbrite.com/

 

Show: Five Dollar Funnies
Venue: The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC
Time: 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Bonnie McFarlane
Laurie Kilmartin
Monroe Martin
Joe List
Sean Patton
Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/listing

 

Show: Comedy Cellar at The Village Underground & The Fat Black Pussycat
7PM: Jim Norton: Work In Progress
8:30PM: Comedy Storytelling Show
Venue: The Village Underground & Fat Black Pussycat
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NYC
Ticket Link: http://www.comedycellar.com/reservation/

 

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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