Guide to Live Comedy Shows in NYC This Week: May 18 – May 24, 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 5/18

 

Show: Tom Green
Venue: Carolines on Broadway
Location:
1626 Broadway NYC
Time: 7:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

You know Tom Green from his anything-goes run as the funniest, most unpredictable personality on MTV, and his unforgettable, deliciously loony roles in uproarious film comedies including “Road Trip” and “Freddy Got Fingered.” He’s graced the cover of Rolling Stone, commandeered the coveted guest-host chair on “The Late Show with ,” and conquered the World Wide Web with his free-wheeling, wildly popular internet talk show, “Tom Green’s House Tonight.” Now, Tom brings his unique brand of hilarity to the art of stand-up comedy. Experience one of the great comic minds in the field of entertainment, live and in person, when Tom Green takes the stage and provides non-stop laughter with his brilliantly cracked view of the world around him.

Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/tom-green/

*SHOWS FRIDAY 5/19 AND SATURDAY 5/20 AS WELL*

 

Show: New York Comedy Club Showcase
Venue: New York Comedy Club
Location:
241 E. 24th Street NYC
Time:  8:30pm
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, , , The Nightly Show, and more.

Featuring:
Neko White
Emma WIllmann
Duncan Trussell
Lenny Marcus
Ahmed Ahmed
Christi Chiello
Kate Wolff
Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/thursday-night-standup-5-18-17-0830pm

 

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

Mike Feeney
Anthony DeVito
Dante Nero
Ticket Link: http://www.standupny.com/buy-tickets/

 

Show: Fresh Out NY!
Venue: UCBeast
Location:
153 E. 3rd Street NYC
Time: 9pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Dan St. Germain (Conan)
Riley Soloner (The Chris Gethard Show)
Maria Shehata (New York Underground Comedy Festival)
Josh Sharp (2 Broke Girls)
Hari Kondabolu (Letterman)
Ticket Link: https://east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/53925

 

FRIDAY 5/19

 

Show: Comedy Juice
Venue: Gotham Comedy Club
Location:
208 W. 23rd Street NYC
Time:  11:45pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

ComedyJuice is one of the top live comedy brands in the world, producing hundreds of All-Star stand up comedy events each year. ComedyJuice has been called the best standup comedy show in the nation by sources ranging from Sirius Satellite radio to People magazine.

ComedyJuice attracts such comedy stars as , Daniel Tosh, Aziz Ansari, Dane Cook, and on a regular basis and has consistently been a place to discover new comedy stars before they are famous.

Christian Finnegan, Comedy Central’s Phil Hanley, Bill Dawes, Ian Lara, David Shine & More!
Ticket Link: http://gothamcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=486884&cart

 

Show: Midnight Showcase
Venue: The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC
Time: Midnight
Description of Show and Lineup:

Ari Shaffir
Duncan Trussell
Luis J. Gomez
Matteo Lane
Subhah Agarwal
& more!!!
Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1479918-duncan-trussell-ari-shaffir-new-york/

 

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.
Emily Heller (People of Earth)
Dru Johnston (The Chris Gethard Show)
Brendan Scannell (Heathers)
Clifton Cash (Laughs)
Ticket Link: https://east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/53941

 

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

Mike Vecchione
Marion Grodin
Ari Shaffir
Mike Yard
Ticket Link: http://www.standupny.com/buy-tickets/

 

SATURDAY 5/20

 

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

Boast Rattle: A roast-style competitive COMPLIMENT contest. Comedians go head to head seeing who can complement the other better, and even a lucky crowd member gets to have their day improved with some on-the-spot boasting. With special guest judges and performances throughout.
Kyle Ayers, Emmy Blotnick, Matt Koff, Josh Gondelman, Maeve Higgins, Giulia Rozzi, Robert Dean, DJ Will Winner
Ticket Link: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1456875?utm_source=MEL&utm_medium=221060

 

Show: Comedy Outliers
Venue: Sean’s Bar & Kitchen
Location:  
42 West 48th Street NYC
Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Greg Stone (America’s Got Talent), Ricky Velez (Netflix), Dan Lamorte (Comedy Cellar), Sarah Tollemache (Late Night w/ Stephen Colbert) AND SOME SURPRISE GUESTS!!!
Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/comedy-outliers-a-monthly-stand-up-showcase-no-drink-min-tickets-34181802692

 

Show: Acid Art School Dropout
Venue: The Creek and The Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue LIC
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Grant Lindahl is a cartoonist and talk show host of Art School Acid Dropout. This unique comedy talk show invites a surprise guest visual artist to spend 15min showcasing their visual work. Is it Marina Abramovic or Paul Pope? You will have to show up and see who this crazy savant tricks into showing up!

Then we invite 5 of New York’s top comedians to tell a story about anything their heart desires. Each comedian will be sketched by Grant and his surprise guest artist. Bring your sketchbook, bring your dad, Bring a live wild animal! The person with the best live sketch will win a kewl prize.

It will be a fun filled night of deep intellectual art therapy and shallow humorous comedy storytelling!

P.S
The first 20 guests to show up get a signed limited edition poster!
Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/art-school-acid-dropout-5-2-2017-05-19/

 

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


Ari Shaffir
Mike Lawrence
Christian Finnegan
Aaron Berg
Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1479922-mike-lawrence-christian-new-york/

 

SUNDAY 5/21

 

Show: Picture This
Venue: Union Hall
Location:
702 Union Street Brooklyn
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. It may be weird. It may different. But it will be FUN!

Danny Tamberelli, Drew Michael, Emmy Blotnick, Jono Zalay, Liz Miele, Ian Fidance, Dan Pinto, Morag Wesselman, Victoria Montes, Dima Drjuchin, Bob Al-Greene, Bryan Brinkman

Ticket Link: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1421102?utm_source=MEL&utm_medium=221060

 

Show: Brunch at the Comedy Cellar
Venue: The Comedy Cellar
Location:
117 MacDougal Street NYC
Time: 2pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Comedy Brunch at The Comedy Cellar!
Ticket Link: http://www.comedycellar.com

 

Show: Robyn Schall & Friends
Venue: Carolines on Broadway
Location:
1626 Broadway NYC
Time: 7:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

May 21 show: Hosted by Meghan Hanley. Featuring Corinne Fisher, Naomi Ekperigin & Emma Willmann

Named “1 of the top 5 outstanding comics in NY” listed by CBS.com, Robyn is in demand in the NYC comedy club scene. Besides having her own show here at Carolines called “Ladies Night With Robyn Schall” she has also been in the NY Comedy Festival and won 1st place in the Hoboken Comedy Festival Competition.  You have seen her on TV shows such as The Bethenny Show, Wendy Williams Show, Raising McCain, The Little Couple and Live At Gotham. Robyn was a regular on this past season of The List on the WWE network and has just filmed two pilots; one for the Oxygen network and the other for WE network.  In addition, she is currently a writer for a new sketch comedy show on the WWE Network called Edge and Christian’s Show that Totally Reeks of Awesomeness. Robyn is the star of the Web-series “Not The Sharpest Crayon” and “Dumbbelles” both which can be seen at her website www.robynschall.com

Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/robyn-schall/

 

Show: Creek Cave Live
Venue: The Creek and The Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue LIC
Time: 8pm
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.

Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/creek-cave-live-33/

 

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=474066&cart

 

MONDAY 5/22

 

Show: Week at The Creek: Justin Flanagan
Venue: The Creek and The Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue LIC
Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

One Artist.  7pm.  The Creek and The Cave is proud to present a Week at The Creek.  A hand picked, organically grown free range comedian will cook up an hour before your very eyes.

Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/week-creek-justin-flanagan-2017-05-22/

 

Show: ResistanceNYCComedy Fundraiser for Planned Parenthood
Venue: The Vintage Lounge at Gotham Comedy Club
Location:
208 23rd Street NYC
Time:  8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

ResistanceNYC Comedy presents its 3rd installment of its Resistance Fundraiser Comedy Shows.  Help us raise funds to support Planned Parenthood as it protects women’s reproductive rights! Oh, yeah, and have some laughs! (Warning: The humor will trend political.)  (Fun: Free Planned Parenthood swag!)

Performers and producers are donating their time and energies. All profits will be contributed to the Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood is America’s most trusted provider of reproductive health care. Their skilled health care professionals are dedicated to offering all people high-quality, affordable medical care. One in five American women has chosen Planned Parenthood for health care at least once in her life.

The heart of Planned Parenthood is in the local community. Their 56 unique, locally governed affiliates nationwide operate nearly 650 health centers, which reflect the diverse needs of their communities.

These health centers provide a wide range of safe, reliable health care — and the majority is preventive care, which helps prevent unintended pregnancies through contraception, reduce the spread of sexually transmitted infections through testing and treatment, and screen for cervical and other cancers. Caring physicians, nurse practitioners, and other staff take time to talk with clients, encouraging them to ask questions in an environment that millions have grown to trust.

Lineup:
Stephanie Holmes (host)
Adam Oliensis
Alex Barnett
Kyle Ocasio
Liz Barrett
Vicky Kuperman
Ticket Link: http://gothamcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=487925&cart

 

Show: The “Just For Laughs: New Faces” Showcase hosted by Tim Dillon
Venue: The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC
Time: 8 & 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Bringing the best comics from around the world, right to you. Check our website for details on our touring and Festivals #JFLMTL.
Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1488598-just-for-laughs-audition-new-york/

 

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TUESDAY 5/23

 

Show: Snap Impression Live
Venue: UCBeast
Location:
153 E. 3rd Street NYC
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Snap Impression is a gameshow podcast that pits comedians against each other to see who can do the best off-the-cuff impressions of celebrities, fictional characters and historical personages. Hosted by Andy Beckerman (The Show) and Ramsey Ess (Ramsey Has a Time Machine).

Emily Tarver (Orange Is the New Black), Pete Lee (Comedy Central Half Hour), Rae Sanni (The President Show), Dan Black (UCB), Michael Hartney (Throwing Shade)
Ticket Link: https://east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/53883

 

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

Adam Mamawala is a stand-up comedian based out of New York City. Named one of Funny or Die’s “Top 30 Under 30: Comedians to Watch”, Adam recently appeared on MTV’s Girl Code and has headlined over 200 colleges across more than 35 states, earning him the title of Campus Activities Magazine’s “Fastest Rising Star” in 2013. In the past year, Adam has taken part in the Boston Comedy Festival and Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, was a semi-finalist in Caroline’s’ New York’s Funniest Competition (as seen on SeeSo) and a finalist in the Laughing Devil Comedy Festival, finishing 5th out of 72 comics. He has been featured as Time Out New York’s “Joke of the Week”, has been a Freelance Contributor to ’s Weekend Update, and is currently a contributing writer for Someecards.

Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/breakout-artist-comedy-series-presents-adam-mamawala/

 

Show: Comedy For A Cure: St. Baldrick’s Foundation “Conquer Childhood Cancers”
Venue: The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC
Time:  8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Admission includes a beer, wine, or well drink!Come laugh, giggle, and possibly even cry from all the jubilee with some seriously funny comedians as we strive to raise money for St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a non-profit which raises money for childhood cancer research.Did you know that kids’ cancers are different from adult cancers? It’s true. And childhood cancer research is extremely underfunded. Every 2 seconds a child is diagnosed with cancer. We need your help! Twenty-five dollars from every ticket purchase ($40) will be going to making a difference for the thousands of infants, children, teens, and young adults fighting childhood cancers.For more info about St. Baldrick’s Foundation/make an online donation outside of this event, visit: www.stbaldricks.org/participants/jessevincent

Ron Bennington
Dan Soder
Sherrod Small
Mark Normand
Tim Dillon
Annie Lederman
& more!
Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1487994-comedy-for-cure-st-new-york/

 

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

Nick DiPaolo: Working It Out
Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com

 

WEDNESDAY 5/24

 

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.

Hosted by Nore Davis.

Emma Willmann, Will Miles, Yamaneika Saunders, Sydnee Washington, Joel Kim Booster – With special guest Sasheer Zamata
Ticket Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/752662231572906/

 

Show: First Set with Giulia Rozzi
Venue: Union Hall
Location:
702 Union Street Brooklyn
Time: 7:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Comedians are interviewed as they share rare and embarrassing footage of one of their first sets. Don’t worry, they’ll perform current material, too.
Robert Dean, Jim Tews, Dava Krause & more!
Ticket Link: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1484962?utm_source=MEL&utm_medium=221060

 

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 Aparna Nancherla (Comedy Central), Joe List (Conan), Evan Williams (Comedy Central), Emily Heller (), Bryan Cook (JASH), David Drake, and more! Hosted by Saurin Choksi (Brown Privilege).

Ticket Link: https://cysknyc.eventbrite.com/

 

Show: Montreal “Just For Laughs: New Faces” Showcase hosted by Neko White
Venue: New York Comedy Club
Location:
241 E. 24th Street NYC
Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Watch some of New York’s best up-and-coming comedians audition for a spot at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Canada. Every July, Montreal hosts the largest gathering of comedy industry executives and performers from across the globe. For stand-ups, the Just For Laughs New Faces show is the most important and recognized career-launcher around. This showcase is the first step towards getting that big break.

Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/montreal-just-for-laughs-new-faces-showcase-05-24-17-0700pm