Guide to Live Comedy Shows in NYC This Week: May 25 – May 31, 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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THURSDAY 5/25

 

Show: Greg Proops Is The Smartest Man In The World
Venue: The Bell House
Location:
149 7th Street Brooklyn
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

It’s just Proops and you. There’s no fan fare. Proops takes center stage at small table and chair setup with a single microphone. Then he’s off. An hour or so of great conversation that flies by at a break neck clip. He crams the feeling of a great two-way conversation into the lecture-style format of a one-way conversation.

Part professorial, part crazed comedian, Proops forms the show around his talent and passions. The show flows like a love letter to tangents. The Proopcast has been to Australia, New Zealand, Montreal, London, Paris, Edinburgh, Norway, Amsterdam, Brooklyn, Dublin, Austin, Cleveland, San Francisco and off the coast of St. Martin in the Caribbean. Now you must fall.
Be there and experience joy for once in your life.
Download for free at: iTunes, Proopcast.com or gregproops
Ticket Link: http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1413524-greg-proops-is-smartest-man-brooklyn

 

Show: Bodega Cat
Venue: The Offside Tavern
Location:
137 W. 14th Street NYC
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Bodega Cat is a weekly comedy show brought to you by Kevin Seefried (202 Comedy Festival), Andy Ostroff (Jimmy Kimmel Live!), and Dane Hanson (Laughs on FOX).

Tim Dillon
Wendi Starling
Katie Hannigan
Yedoye Travis
Ticket Link: http://bodegacatnyc.eventbrite.com

 

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

May 25th line up: hosted by Joyelle Johnson (SeeSo’s Night Train with Wyatt Cenac). Featuring Yamaneika Saunders (Comedy Central’s “The Half Hour”) Naomi Ekperigin (Comedy Central’s Broad City), Leah Bonnema (IFC’s Comedy Drop), Leighann Lord (StarTalk Radio with Dr. Neil de Grasse Tyson), with special guest Michaela Angela Davis (Essence, CNN).

Agunda Okeyo’s ongoing production at Caroline’s on Broadway, Sisters of Comedy, showcases a who’s who of black women in stand-up plus a few special guests like Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Gloria Steinem and Image Activist/CNN commentator Michaela Angela Davis.

Some of the amazing talent I’ve worked with include Trainwreck’s (2015) Marina Franklin, with Trevor Noah’s Gina Yashere, Two Dope Queen’s Phoebe Robinson, Def Comedy Jam’s Zainab Johnson, Comedy Central half hour’s Yamaneika Saunders, Oxygen’s Funny Girls Calise Hawkins, SNL’s Sasheer Zamata, plus many more. Sisters of Comedy at Caroline’s on Broadway is the best live show on Thursday Night in NYC, come out and laugh!

Okeyo has been featured as a rising producer and activist in Time Out New York, The New Yorker, PBS MetroFocus, Essence, The Root, Black Enterprise, The Hollywood Reporter, Forbes, The New York Times and  NBC. She has also produced  shows at Ginny’s Supper Club and Gotham Comedy Club.

In February 2016, Okeyo produced a benefit show to support an Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in the U.S. Constitution to legally assure sex equality. The star studded event was hosted by Jane Fonda and featured Gloria Steinem, Rosie O’Donnell, Judah Friedlander, Wyatt Cenac, Michelle Buteau, Sasheer Zamata and Tony winning playwright Sarah Jones. In November 2016 Sisters of Comedy was in the New York Comedy Festival.

Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/sisters-of-comedy/

 

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

If Roast Battle & Debate Club had a Super Gay Baby!
With comedians, pop culture experts & performances
*fabulous drag queens!
Hosted by Matteo Lane & Christi Chiello
This month will be MADONNA vs CHER!
With
DJ MOLLY AUSTIN
Ticket Link: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1488036-battle-divas-madonna-vs-brooklyn/

 

FRIDAY 5/26

 

Show: Dave Smith
Venue: The Creek and The Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue LIC
Time: 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Dave Smith is a New York based stand-up comedian, radio personality, and political commentator. Dave can be seen regularly on “The Greg Gutfeld Show” and “Red Eye” on Fox News, as well as “Kennedy” on Fox Business Network. In 2013 Dave was featured as one of the New Faces at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. He was also a featured performer on the New York Comedy Festival’s “New York’s Funniest” showcase in 2014 and 2015. Dave’s outlet for his social commentary is his podcast, “Part of the Problem,” which is available on iTunes. Dave is also co-host of “The Legion of Skanks” podcast, available on gasdigitalnetwork.com.

Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/dave-smith-live-friday/
*10PM SATURDAY 5/27 AS WELL: http://creeklic.com/events/dave-smith-live-saturday/

 

Show: Nacho Bitches
Venue: New York Comedy Club
Location:
241 E. 24th Street NYC
Time: 11:15pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

NACHO BITCHES is the wildly popular late night show brought to you by NYC comedy scene favorites CORINNE FISHER (Guys We Fucked podcast) & BLAIR SOCCI (Brooklyn Comedy Festival). These two dainty women (LOL!), er, foul-mouthed, beer-guzzling babes, bring you the city’s best comedians once a month for a rowdy night of laughter. And, because they are really decent human beings, they offer all of their beloved guests free nachos (with a side of unmatched weirdness). NB REGZ INCLUDE: Michael Che, Gary Gulman, Pete Davidson, Ari Shaffir, Chris Gethard & Kevin Meaney
Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/nacho-bitches-2017-05-26

 

Show: Harris Stanton
Venue: Gotham Comedy Club
Location:
208 W. 23rd Street NYC
Time: 8 & 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Featuring Marion Grodin, Rob Cantrell and Veronica Mosey!
Harris Stanton:
Harris stanton is an American comedian based in Brooklyn. Harris attended spartnburg methodist college in spartanburg south Carolina.  In 1996, he was drafted by the Chicago cubs in the 52 round of the major league amateur draft. He decided  to pursue comedy leading to a almost two decade-long career. Harris tours nationally and internationally including appearances on European television. He has been featured on BET’s comic view, premium Blend and comics unleashed and as a sketch character on . He recorded a comedy dvd with patrice oneal , “elephant in the room”. Stanton appeared in the opening act line up for the ’s “Turn it Funny” tour
Ticket Link: http://gothamcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=482757

 

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/53942

 

SATURDAY 5/27

 

Show: Ari Shaffir’s “This Is Not Happening”
Venue: The Bell House
Location:
149 7th Street Brooklyn
Time: 7:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Ari Shaffir hosts a night of storytelling featuring Big , Yamaneika Saunders, Kurt Metzger, Gastor Almonte & Sean Patton
Ticket Link: http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1482714-ari-shaffir-this-is-not-brooklyn

 

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


Big Jay Oakerson
Mike Vecchione

Aaron Berg
Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1479960-ron-bennington-big-jay-new-york/

 

Show: Black Metal Chvrch
Venue: The Creek and The Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue LIC
Time: Midnight
Description of Show and Lineup:

The First Chvrch of Black Metal has finally come to The Creek to have its first mass ever. Mother Oslo (aka Oslo The Gay Black Metal Southerner) will host and read scriptures from the most unholy book of all eternity. The Black Metal Bible. Come for the damnation. Stay for the sacrifice
Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/black-metal-chvrch-2017-05-27/

 

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

Brian Scott McFadden
James Mattern
Yamaneika Saunders
Mike Yard
Christian Finnegan
Ticket Link: http://www.standupny.com/buy-tickets/

 

SUNDAY 5/28

 

Show: Triggered
Venue: The Standing Room
Location: 47-38 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
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. This week’s lineup includes Mike Feeney, Eagle Witt, May Wilkerson, JL Cauvin, Anthony O’Connell, AND MORE!
Ticket Link: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1492910

 

Show: Marlon Wayans
Venue: Carolines on Broadway
Location:
1626 Broadway NYC
Time: 7:30pm & 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Wayans can next be seen starring in the NBC sitcom “Marlon,” loosely based on his life. “Marlon” is a family comedy centered around a loving (but immature) father committed to co-parenting his two kids with his very-together ex-wife, played by Essence Atkins. “Marlon” will premiere this August 16 at 9 p.m.

Wayans also stars in the upcoming Netflix movie NAKED which will premiere on the streaming site on August 11. Based on the Swedish film, NAKEN, the romantic comedy co-stars Regina Hall and reunites Wayans with director Michael Tiddes. Marlon, who is also a writer and producer on the movie, stars as Rob Anderson, a charming man-child, who wakes up on his wedding day, naked in an elevator, reliving the hour before the ceremony over and over again. He last starred in FIFTY SHADES OF BLACK, which he also wrote and executive produced, in January 2016. Directed by Michael Tiddes, the film co-starred Mike Epps and Kali Hawk.

Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/marlon-wayans/

 

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

Ari Shaffir
Laurie Kilmartin
Mike Lawrence
Bonnie McFarlane
Graham Kay
Aaron Berg
& more!

Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1479964-ari-shaffir-laurie-kilmartin-new-york/

 

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

Union Hall presents Dark Spots, a stand-up comedy showcase where the city’s best comedians will perform their darkest, saddest, and most traumatic–but still funny–material.
The show is hosted by Shane Torres (), Nate Fridson (AST Records) and Alison Zeidman (Humor Contributor, New York Times)
Shane Torres, Nate Fridson, Alison Zeidman, Gilbert Lawand, Rae Sanni, Anthony DeVito, Ayanna Dookie, Mike Recine, Ashley Brooke Roberts, Bryan Yang
Ticket Link: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1452888-dark-spots-brooklyn/

 

MONDAY 5/29

 

Show: Frantic

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! Hosted by Aaron Berg with Justin Silver, Laurie Kilmartin, Graham Kay, Derek Gaines, Elon Altman, Ramy Youssef, Annie Lederman, Justin Smith, and More!
Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1479829-frantic-free-show-hosted-by-new-york/

 

Show: Awkward Sex and the City: Planned Parenthood We Got You
Venue: The Pleasure Chest
Location:
1150 2nd Avenue NYC
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

I’m not going to lie, I’m sick of crying every time I read the news. So I’m protesting the best way I know: talking about sex, and giving money to Planned Parenthood!

Come join me! It’s the perfect way to protest: drink free beer and wine, laugh a crap ton, and know part of your ticket will be going to an organization that has helped millions.

Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door. Ticket price includes free beer and wine, 15% off all merch at The Pleasure Chest, and memories that will last a lifetime. Plus, a portion of the profits this month will be donated to Planned Parenthood.

Line up:
Natalie Wall
Sydnee Washington
Christi Chiello
Dava Krause
Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/awkward-sex-and-the-city-planned-parenthood-we-got-you-tickets-34543423309

 

Show: Permission To Fail
Venue: The Creek and The Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue LIC
Time: 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Andy Sandford hosts a secret lineup of some of the funniest standups that NYC has to offer. All doing their newest, rawest, most untested material. Witness the birth of comedy gold, or the death of a once promising premise. Both will likely happen, and that’s the beauty of the process. It’s all good, because the comedians are all good.
Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/permission-to-fail-2017-05-29/

 

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

Laurie Kilmartin
Sean Donnelly
Matthew Broussard
Damien Lemon
Dan Soder
Ticket Link: http://www.standupny.com/buy-tickets/

 

TUESDAY 5/30

 

Show: Hot Seat with Mike Finoia
Venue: Comedy Cellar at 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.
Big Jay Oakerson
Lenny Marcus
Wil Sylvince
Carmen Lynch
Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com/reservation

 

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

Head to Head competitive roasting hosted by Luis J. Gomez
Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1476655-roastmasters-returns-hosted-new-york/

 

Show: Shane Mauss: A Good Trip
Venue: The Bell House
Location:  
149 7th Street Brooklyn
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Shane Mauss Presents
A GOOD TRIP
Sponsored by the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)
Comedian Shane Mauss has appeared on Conan, , Showtime, and has specials on both Comedy Central and Netflix, and interviews scientists for the podcast Here We Are. Now he is touring around the country on a 100+ city tour with comedy show about psychedelics. Part stand-up, part storytelling, and part Ted Talk combine for one of the most unique, informative, and funny comedy shows you will ever see. (No psychedelic experience required)

The show has been heard about on This comedy show about psychedelics has been heard about on ’s WTF, ’ You Made It Weird, The Duncan Trussell Family Hour, The Joe Rogan Experience, Bertcast, Ari Shaffir’s Skeptic Tank, Cracked Podcast, Put Your Hands Together, Doug Loves Movies, and more.

Ticket Link: http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1443328-shane-mauss-good-trip-brooklyn

 

Show: Hindsight with Dan Perlman and Billy Prinsell
Venue: Carolines on Broadway
Location:
1626 Broadway NYC
Time: 7:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Hosted by Dan Perlman & Billy Prinsell, HINDSIGHT is a monthly show where top stand-ups tell funny, true stories, then face interjections and follow-up questions from the hosts and audience. Part-stand-up, part-storytelling, part-interview, HINDSIGHT is interactive and unpredictable.
*In honor of Fleet Week 2017 we will be offering FREE admission to the May 30th show to all military service members who present a valid military ID.

Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/hindsight-with-dan-perlman-and-billy-prinsell/

 

WEDNESDAY 5/31

 

Show: Mike Birbiglia: Working It Out
Venue: Comedy Cellar at Fat Black Pussycat
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NYC
Time:  8:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Mike Birbiglia: Working It Out at The Comedy Cellar at Fat Black Pussycat
Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com/reservation

 

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

OPHIRA & ADIRA
an awesome variety show with comedy, music, magic and more!
featuring
Ophira Eisenberg (NPR’s Ask Me Another, HBO’s Girls)
Adira Amram & The Experience (Funny or Die, UCB)
Will Miles (Comedy Central Comic to Watch)
Maeve Higgins (Host of Maeve in America)
Giulia Rozzi (Comedy Central, TruTV)
Magic by Matthew Holtzclaw (Penn & Teller: Fool Us)
Ticket Link: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1479339-ophira-adira-brooklyn/

 

Show: Gossip Girls: A Comedy Show
Venue: The Standing Room
Location:
47-38 Vernon Blvd.
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Gossip Girls: A shit talking show Hosted by Remy Kassimir, Betsy Carroll, & Chloe LaBranche. All three grew up in New York City and love to gossip. Watch them tear each other apart as well as the comedians that will perform for you.
Ticket Link: http://www.standingroomlic.com/event/1479707-gossip-girls-comedy-show-long-island-city/

 

Show: The Gotham Comedy All Stars
Venue: Gotham Comedy Club
Location:
208 West 23rd Street NYC
Time: 7:30PM
Description of Show and Lineup:

A professional Showcase featuring comics from “The Tonight Show with ”, “Late Night with ”, “The Late Show”, “The Daily Show”, Conan on TBS, Comedy Central, HBO and various TV shows and films.
Featuring Buddy Fitzpatrick, Chloe Hilliard, Nathan Macintosh, Drew Michael and Wil Sylvince!
Ticket Link: http://gothamcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=488219&cart

 

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