Guide to Live Comedy Shows in NYC This Week: May 11 – May 17, 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 s

 

THURSDAY 5/11

 

 

Show: Kyle Dunnigan

Venue: Carolines on Broadway
Location:
1626 Broadway NYC

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

Most recently Kyle Dunnigan earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Music and Lyrics for the song “Girl You Don’t Need Makeup,” for his work on Inside on Comedy Central, which Kyle has been a writer and performer on for all 3 seasons.  In addition to this, Kyle has been contributing on air comedic pieces for The Howard Stern Show.  He recently sat in the “ Chair” for several shows which nobody else has done for years.  Kyle can next be seen in his supporting role in the Judd Apatow feature Trainwreck.  Furthermore, Kyle continues to grow his online following with his weekly podcast Professor Blastoff (co-hosts with Tig Notaro) along with his YouTube Channel which features a myriad of original characters.  Rolling Stone ranked the podcast #9 on its “20 Funniest Podcasts Now” list and the YouTube Channel boasts 30,000 subscribers and over 9 million views.  Kyle has also been invited to perform at the most prestigious comedy and music festivals such as Montreal and Chicago Just for Laughs, Bumbershoot, Sasquatch, Bonnaroo, Vancouver, San Francisco Sketchfest, Fun Fun Fun Fest, and Tomorrow Never Knows.

Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/kyle-dunnigan/

 

Show:  Race and Sex

Venue: The Standing Room
Location:
4738 Vernon Blvd. Long Island City, NY

Time: 7:30PM
Description of Show and Lineup:

This new series proves to be a titillating journey with co-hosts JC & Tracey Carnazzo as they navigate through a plethora of racially & sexually charged topics with the grace of a Lifetime Bio Flick. Mature audience with a twisted sense of humor ONLY!

This month JC Best and Tracey Carnazzo host:

Rick Younger (HBO)

Cipha Sounds (MTV)

Rae Sanni (Comedy Central)

Gordon Baker-Bone

and more!

Ticket Link: http://www.standingroomlic.com/event/1479717-race-sex-long-island-city/

 

Show:  Haha, Wow! By Reductress

Venue: UCB Theater
Location:
307 West 26th Street

Time: 9:30PM
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!

Blair Socci (MTV’s Ladylike)

Alex English (Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac, Caroline’s)

SJ & Ginny (NY Television Festival, Huffington Post)

Mary Beth Barone (Viceland)

Ticket Link: https://newyork.ucbtheatre.com/performance/53800

 

Show: Roast Battle at NYCC

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

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

The bi-coastal phenomenon just keeps rolling. Like Thunderdome of insult comedy, two comedians enter, one leaves hilariously humiliated.

The Battles:

Keele Howard Stone vs Kristin Mana

Adam Gable vs Jon Newman

Main Event:

Geno Bisconte vs Corey Reppond

Your Host: NEKO WHITE

Judges: Yamaneika Saunders, Anthony DeVito, Damien Lemon

Stand up from: Zach McGovern, Anthony DeVito

Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/roast-battle-nyc-2017-05-11223000

 

FRIDAY 5/12

 

Show: Comedy Central Records: Anthony DeVito Album Recording

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

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

Originally from New Jersey, Anthony DeVito is a NYC based comedian. Recently making his network television debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Anthony’s stand up has also been featured on Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’s House Party, AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live and Seeso’s New York’s Funniest. Chosen as one of the “New Faces” at the prestigious Montreal Just for Laughs Festival and the 2015 winner of Caroline’s March Madness he can be seen on TVLand’s Jim Gaffigan Show and his regular appearances on Fox News Channel’s Red Eye. Devito can be heard on NPR’s This American Life, Sirius XM’s Bennington and on his highly rated weekly podcast the Rad Dude Cast.

Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/comedy-central-records-anthony-devito-a/

 

Show:  Relationshit 3 Year Anniversary Show

Venue: QED: A Place to Show and Tell
Location:
27-16 23rd Avenue. Astoria, NY.

Time: 9:30PM
Description of Show and Lineup:  

Hosted by Lynn Bixenspan and Morgan Pielli, Relationshit features a mix of stories about all kinds of relationships and good old-fashioned new-fangled advice from REAL-LIVE THERAPISTS ONSTAGE.

Be a voyeur into one person’s therapy session!

This show featuring:

Sam Grittner

Liz Miele

Lux Alptraum

Marc Gerber

Ticket Link: https://qedastoria.com/products/relationshit-7

 

Show: Gentrify

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

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

GENTRIFY is a weekly variety show that brings comedy’s hottest stand up, improv and sketch groups to the part of the city where no one would ever dare go: The East Village. GENTRIFY is the exposed brick of comedy, the working fireplace of laughter and the roof deck of fun at UCBeast.

Ticket Link: https://east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/53940

 

Show: Stand Up NY Showcase

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

Time: 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Geno Bisconte

Brian Scott McFadden

Jared Freid

Marina Franklin

D.C. Benny

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

 

SATURDAY 5/13

 

Show: The Stand NYC Showcase

Venue: The Stand
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC

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

Ari Shaffir

Keith Robinson

Yamaneika Saunders

Vladimir Caamano

Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1479879-ron-bennington-ari-shaffir-new-york/

 

Show:  Bowery Comedy at The Bowery Electric

Venue: The Bowery Electric
Location:
327 Bowery NYC

Time: 6PM
Description of Show and Lineup:  

Hosted by Chelsea Taylor and Carolyn Busa. With Jo Firestone (The Tonight Show)

Tim Barnes (Vice)

Ben Kronberg (Comedy Central)

Hari Kondabolu ()

Sonia Denis (Comedy Central Comic’s To Watch)

Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bowery-comedy-at-the-bowery-electric-tickets-34121180369

 

Show: The Human Citizen Comedy Show

Venue: The Art Cafe + Bar
Location:  
884 Pacific St. Brooklyn, NY.

Time: 9PM
Description of Show and Lineup:

Koshin Egal and Ben Totushek co-host Prospect Heights’ go-to stand-up showcase, every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, which brings together some of the most talented comics in the city. In an ideal room for comedy, a combination performance space/stage and art gallery/bar.Tickets are just $5, but are FREE to all those who arrive an hour early (Before 8:00 p.m.). This week, we’ve got a monster lineup, featuring:

Joe Zimmerman (The Tonight Show with )

J.P. McDade (Comedy Central’s Roast Battle II)

Julie Kottakis (NYC International Fringe Festival, 2014)

Courtney Fearrington (Bentzen Ball Festival)

Momoh Pujeh (Cinder Block Comedy Festival)

Gary Levitt (Producer: I Don’t Get It at HIFI)

Ticket Link: www.eventbrite.com/e/the-human-citizen-comedy-show-tickets-34224106223&source=gmail&ust=1494404376647000&usg=AFQjCNFhc9cfrbM5fA9cGgtff0wh6eFd0Q

 

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:

Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/creek-bros-5-2017-05-13/

 

Show: NYCC Showcase

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

Time: 11:30pm
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 Lebovitz

James Mattern

Andy Fiori

Greg Stone

Anthony Devito

Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/anthony-devito-greg-stone-andy-fiori-james-mattern-5-13-17-1130pm

 

SUNDAY 5/14

 

Show:  Sasheer Zamata Party Time!

Venue: The Bell House
Location:
147 7th Street Brooklyn

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Sasheer Zamata (SNL, This American Life) likes to party, spend time with friends and do shows. Watch her do all three of those things at the same time! There will be laughter, merriment, and probably a lot of booze.

We’ll be giving away a limited number of FREE posters!

Bob The Drag Queen, Michelle Wolf, Ivory Steward (Sasheer’s mom!), Molly Austin, DJ Zephyr Ann, Sasheer Zamata

Ticket Link: http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1471657-sasheer-zamata-party-time-brooklyn

 

Show:  Mother, May I?

Venue: QED: A Place to Show and Tell
Location:
27-16 23rd Avenue. Astoria, NY.

Time: 4:30PM
Description of Show and Lineup:

In Mother May I?, comics are given permission to share their most hilariously personal insights on motherhood. After all, there’s NOBODY like Mom.

Bring your mother and family and enjoy our mimosa specials!

Lineup:

Hosts:

Laura Michelle & Thomas F. Ray

Comics:

Joanna Reynolds

Misha Han

John Rosenberger

Shalewa Sharpe

Julie Kottakis

Ariel Elias

Ticket Link: https://qedastoria.com/collections/shows/products/mother-may-i

 

Show: Triggered

Venue: The Standing Room
Location:
47-38 Vernon Blvd. Long Island City, NY

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.

Ayanna Dookie, Ian Fidance, Nate Fridson, Usama Siddiquee, Eagle Witt

Ticket Link: http://www.standingroomlic.com/event/1486342-triggered-long-island-city/

 

Show: If You Build It

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

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

MIKE RECINE

Conan, Montreal Comedy Festival

http://www.mikerecine.com/

LOUIS KATZ

Comedy Central Presents…, This Isn’t Happening

http://www.louiskatzcomedy.com/

EMMY BLOTNICK

Not Safe w/ Nikki Glaser, @midnight

http://emmyblotnick.com/

SAM EVANS

Just For Laughs Festival, Cape Fear Fest

https://twitter.com/reallysamevans

AKAASH SINGH

MTV2’s Guy Code, Wild N Out

http://akaashsingh.com/site/

REBECCA VIGIL

NYC Fringe Festival, Your Love, Our Musical

https://twitter.com/rebecca_vigil

SARA ARMOUR

Last Comic Standing, Laughing Skull Comedy Festival

http://saraarmour.com/

Ticket Link:  https://east.ucbtheatre.com/show/2835

 

MONDAY 5/15

 

Show: : Working It Out

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

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

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 new 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 plays Bam Bam in Denis Leary’s FX show Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, which will air again this summer. He 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: http://www.comedycellar.com

 

Show: Zodiac Comedy Show

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

Time: 7PM
Description of Show and Lineup:

The Zodiac Show: Taurus Edition

Presented by Chrissie Mayr, Frank Pellegrino and Samantha Bednardz, this monthly showcase features a comedy stars in perfect alignment!

Featuring:

Julie Kottakis

Sean Donnelly

Rich Carucci

Regina DeCicco

Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/zodiac-comedy-ft-chrissy-mayr-samantha-bednarz-05-15-17-0700pm

 

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*

Ticket Link: https://www.facebook.com/NYCBrokenComedy/

 

Show: Frantic!

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

Time: 10:00pm
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 Joe Bartnick, Dan Soder, Mark Normand, Christine Meehan, Evan Williams, Luchana Gatica, and More!

Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1479826-frantic-free-show-hosted-by-new-york/

 

TUESDAY 5/16

 

Show: The Return of The RoastMasters Hosted by Luis J. Gomez

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

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

Jeff Ross and Brian Moses present “RoastMasters” head to head competitive roasting hosted by Luis J. Gomez

MAIN EVENT:

Katie Hannigan vs. Mookie Thompson

UNDERCARDS:

Chrissie Mayr vs. Carolyn Castiglia

Jonas Barnes vs. Mike Celona

Mike Albanese vs. Kase Raso

JUDGES:

, Big & Eli Sairs

Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1476654-roastmasters-returns-hosted-new-york/

 

Show:  The Duncan Trussell Family Hour

Venue: The Bell House
Location:
149 7th St. Brooklyn, NY.

Time: 8PM
Description of Show and Lineup:

Duncan Trussell is a stand-up comedian and podcaster who most recently co-hosted Syfy channel’s “Joe Rogan Questions Everything” and appeared on Comedy Central’s “This is Not Happening”. Duncan’s popular podcast, “The Duncan Trussell Family Hour” (www.duncantrussell.com), is known for its blend of humor, fringe ideas, eclectic guests, and great interviews. He regularly tours the country as a stand-up comedian and has performed at Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal and the Moontower Comedy Festival in Austin. In addition, Duncan has appeared on “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, “Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time”, Cartoon Network’s “Adventure Time”, and Funny or Die’s “Drunk History”. The show features Alex Gray and Allyson Gray.

Ticket Link: http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1459044-duncan-trussell-family-hour-brooklyn

 

Show: Comedy Central Corporate Retreat Presents: Brett Davis Is Not Real

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

Time:  8:00pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Comedy Central Corporate Retreat presents a “one-man nightmare” from Brett Davis, who might not actually exist. In this one-hour show making its New York debut, you’ll see Brett’s roster of characters, ranging from depressed poetry professors to demonic cult leaders, plus videos, special guests and more.

Comedy Central’s monthly Corporate Retreat show features new hosts and new formats every month. From stand-up to sketch to musical comedy and more, Corporate Retreat always showcases New York’s most exciting young performers.

Ticket Link: https://east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/53882

 

Show: Hasan Minaj: Experiment Time

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

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Hasan Minhaj is a comedian, actor, and writer in New York. He is a correspondent on the Emmy and Peabody award-winning program ‘The Daily Show with Trevor Noah’. His critically acclaimed one man show ‘Homecoming King’ will debut on Netflix spring 2017.

Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com

 

Show: I’m Obsessed With Me

Venue: Stand Up NY
Location:
236 W. 28th Street NYC

Time: 10:15pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Join Yamaneika, Matteo Lane and Mehran Khaghani to discuss all there is to know in pop culture news.

New monthly show where shirts and general respect are totally optional. Discouraged really.

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

 

WEDNESDAY 5/17

 

Show: Stand Up On The Spot

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

Time:  9:15pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Stand Up On The Spot: The Improvised Stand-Up Show 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.

Since then, the show has expanded to include a live DEATHSQUAD podcast and has been featured at comedy festivals around the country. Now Stand Up on The Spot comes to NYC! Hosted by Robby Slowik, the New York edition has been featured in Village Voice, Time Out NY, The Interrobang and the New York Comedy Festival.

It’s a little bit of both. All the performers are Stand-Up comedians, but like at an Improv show, YOU get to yell out suggestions. And then they craft a whole new bit right there, thanks to you! There’s no teams, no “yes, ands” and no pre-rehearsed material.

Oh yeah, it’s VERY funny. We bring in some of the smartest, hardest working comedians we know. Their minds are always looking for the funny in everything and many of the bits that start out on our show go on to become part of their regular act, and even on albums and specials!

Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/standup-on-the-spot

 

Show: 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.

After a fire put it out of commission for weeks, the Union Hal basement is back! We’re celebrating with a killer line-up of:

Ryan Schutt

Sean Donnelly

Samantha Ruddy

Jennie Sutton

Tom Thakkar

Robert Dean

Dan St. Germain

And your hosts: Yedoye Travis and Farah Brook

Ticket Link: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1484960-rent-party-brooklyn/

 

Show: WTF Donny: John Fugelsang and Friends featuring Special Guest Rosie O’ Donnell

Venue: Carolines on Broadway
Location:
1626 Broadway NYC

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

”Donny, you are out of your element.”

John Fugelsang, the host of Tell Me Everything on SiriusXM Insight, is leading a new series featuring some of the best comics in America – as well as artists & celebrities – to take on Trump.  It’s the State of The Union Address America’s been waiting for. WTF Donny is an adults-only political comedy for the whole family.

Featuring Special Guest Rosie O’Donnell, Frank Conniff, Travon Free, Judah Friedlander and  Judy Gold.

Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/wtf-donny-make-roasting-presidents-great-again-with-john-fugelsang/

 

Show: Comedy Storytellers

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

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

Ben Bailey and DC Benny of the “Tall But True” podcast present a night of comedy storytelling.

Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com

 

UNION HALL ANNOUNCEMENT:

“We are making progress to open the upstairs of Union Hall, but meanwhile we are happy to announce we are able to host some of our shows in the basement, with entry through the patio gate!

So please come for your Union Hall Basement Series starting May 15! The kitchen won’t be open yet but there will be music and comedy and delicious drinks.Our sincere thanks to our loyal patrons, audiences, performers, and neighbors for all your support and patience! We will see you soon!”

 

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