Guide to NYC Live Comedy Shows This Week: August 10 – 16, 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 8/10

 

Show: Aries Spears
Venue: Gotham Comedy Club
Location:
208 W. 23rd Street NYC
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Ever since Chicago native Aries Spears was 14 years old, he has been a force to be reckoned with in the comedy scene throughout America. His quick wit, charisma and ferociously aggressive style of comedy have earned him critical acclaim, high accolades, and above all, a busy schedule. From being a regular on Fox’s Mad TV, starring in feature films, appearing on a number of national talk shows, and continually touring the country with his stand-up, Aries’s talents are becoming recognized and appreciated throughout the entertainment industry.
Featuring Mike Finoia and Andy Steinberg!
Ticket Link: http://gothamcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=489639&cart

 

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

Nore Davis
Ryan Hamilton
Michelle Wolf
Andrew Schulz
Nimesh Patel
Liza Treyger
Mehran Khaghani
Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com

 

Show: The Baby Berg Roast
Venue: New York Comedy Club
Location:
241 E. 24th Street NYC
Time: 6:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Aaron Berg and Christine Meehan-Berg are having a baby! And what better way to celebrate the coming of this genetically hilarious little one than with a Roast! Join Aaron & Christine’s funny pals as they poke fun at the the ever expanding Berg family!
 
With your Roastmaster Yamaneika Saunders
Mike Cannon
Nathan McIntosh
Geno Bisconte
Casey Balsham
Robby Slowik
Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/the-baby-berg-roast-8-10-17-0630pm

 

Show: The Blackout Diaries
Venue: Cobra Club
Location:
6 Wyckoff Avenue Brooklyn
Time: 9pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Comics and real people tell true drinking stories.
Featuring:
Joel Kim Booster
Alex Pavone
Ali Kelley
Andrew Collin
Amy Shanker
Chris Moore
Ticket Link: at door

 

LIVE COMEDY FRIDAY 8/11

 

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

Mike Vecchione

Ari Shaffir

Wyatt Cenac
Vladimir Caamano
& more!
Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1535782-mike-vecchione-ron-new-york/

 

Show: Petey’s World
Venue: The Creek and The Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue LIC
Time: 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Fresh out the Bronx and live in Long Island City, Petey DeAbreu invites you to join him and three of his funniest friends as they tell jokes and rip each other to shreds. It’s like The Creek’s stage is Petey’s living room, and the audience are all his peoples. He’s got stand-up comics, sketches, characters, commercials, dudes on god mics, maybe a magician, anything could happen in Petey’s World!
Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/peteys-world-2017-08-11/

 

Show: Las Culturistas LIVE: I Don’t Think So, Honey!
Venue: Littlefield
Location:
635 Sackett Street Brooklyn
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

50 comedians each take one minute each to go off on culture.
Hosted by Matt Rogers & Bowen Yang,
Featuring: Lauren Adams, Drew Anderson, Molly Austin, Joe Castle Baker, Kristen Bartlett, Jeremy Beiler, Henry Russell Bergstein, Brantley Brice, Michelle Buteau, Tyler Coates, Michelle Collins, Annie Donley, Amanda Duarte, Timothy Dunn, Ziwe Fumudoh, Adam Goldman, Gabe Gonzalez, Hallie Haas, Bobby Hankinson, Brandon Scott Jones, Mike Kelton, Daniel Lempert, Sunita Mani, Morgan Miller, Beth Newell, Isaac Oliver, Shane O’Neill, Rachel Pegram, Joe Pera, Joel Perez, Eleanore Pienta, Jasmine Pierce, Lorelei Ramirez, Ben Rimalower, Rae Sanni, Josh Sharp, Shalewa Sharpe, Nicole Silverberg, Tessa Skara, Peter Smith, Nicole Spiezio, Abra Tabak, Greta Titelman, Danny Visconti, Sarah Grace Welbourn, Emma Willmann, Max Wittert, Jaboukie Young-White, Moujan Zolfaghari &Keisha Zollar
Ticket Link: http://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/1524245-las-culturistas-live-i-dont-brooklyn/

 

Show: On The Offensive with Mike Feeney
Venue: New York Comedy Club
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC
Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

“On The Offensive” is one of the most unique comedy shows running in New York City. O.T.O combines stand-up and off-the-cuff riffing on popular internet videos featuring the best comedians New York City has to offer. After each comic finishes their set, the audience will then screen an online video clip that the comic will provide ruthless commentary on. This show is not for the politically correct. Hosted by Mike Feeney.
Featuring:
Liza Treyger
Robby Slowi
Mike Albanese
Chris Scopo
Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/on-the-offensive-2017-08-11

 

LIVE COMEDY SATURDAY 8/12

 

Show: Bowery
Comedy at Bowery Electric
Venue: Bowery Electric
Location:
327 Bowery NYC
Time: 6pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Esther Steinberg (Funny Girls on Oxygen)
Selena Coppock (The News Rules for Blondes)
Josh Gondelman ()
Ryan Schutt (2 Dope Queens)
Hosted by Chelsea Taylor and Carolyn Busa
Ticket Link: http://www.theboweryelectric.com/

 

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
Sam Morril
Ricky Velez
Mike Britt
Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/saturday-night-headliners-2017-08-12190000

 

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.
Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/creek-bros-5-2017-08-12/

 

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

Christian Finnegan
Marina Franklin
Jonathan Randall
Nathan McIntosh
Dante Nero
Ticket Link: http://standupnyc.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=492964&cart

 

LIVE COMEDY SUNDAY 8/13

 

Show: Bacon Bits
Venue: The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC
Time:  3:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Mehran Khagani
Samantha Ruddy
Reg Thomas
Matthew Broussard
Dan Perlman
Host: Betsy Carroll
Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1540317-bacon-bits-brunchtime-comedy-new-york/

 

Show: Triggered
Venue: The Standing Room
Location: 47-38 Vernon Blvd, LIC
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
J.P McDade
Stavros Halkias
Scotland Green
Lawrence Deloach
Maddy Smith
AND MORE!
Ticket Link: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1537671

 

Show: Due Date: An Hour With Christine Meehan Berg
Venue: New York Comedy Club
Location:
241 E. 24th Street NYC
Time: 7 & 9:15pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

“Pregnant”
Main entry: heavy
Definition: having a great weight
Synonyms: bulky, burdensome, cumbersome, lumbering, unmanageable, excessive
Christine Meehan-Berg should be a blissful newlywed. But, she is currently 8 months pregnant, growing a half-Jew/half-shiksa baby in a world where pregnant women are put on diets and grown women still wear sparkles.
This basic, Delaware-born turned angry New York bitch hates it all and wonders how pregnant women aren’t legally allowed to murder strangers. Being knocked up isn’t all sunshine and rainbows no matter how many people love your baby daddy. Christine shares how an unprepared comic views life itself and how growing one inside of you can make you a complete jackass. Come watch a woman at her best..and her worst on her due date. We hope you won’t have to witness a live birth.
***Tarps provided at no additional cost.
Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/due-date-an-hour-with-christine-meehan-berg-8-13-17-0700pm

 

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

Featuring:
PHIL HANLEY
The Late Show w/ Craig Ferguson, Montreal Comedy Festival
http://www.philhanley.net/
ALISON LEIBY
E!, New York Times
https://twitter.com/AlisonLeiby
LIZA TREYGER
The Half Hour, This Isn’t Happening
http://www.lizatreyger.com
JOSH SHARP
NBC Stand Up For Diversity, Cool Shit/Weird Shit
http://ucbcomedy.com/user/17821
CARMEN LAGALA
The Vermont Comedy Divas, Wigging Out with Carmen Lagala
https://twitter.com/CarmenLagala
RYAN SCHUTT
Laughs on Fox. Al Jazeera
http://www.ryanschutt.net/
Ticket Link: https://east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/55978

 

LIVE COMEDY MONDAY 8/14

 

Show: NightTrain with Wyatt Cenac
Venue: Littlefield
Location:
635 Sackett 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.
with guest co-host Seth Herzog, Joyelle Nicole, Erik Bergstrom, Leah Bonnema, Raghav Mehta, Mookie Thompson
Ticket Link: http://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/1531616-night-train-wyatt-cenac-brooklyn/

 

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!
Mark Normand, Vladimir Caamano, Ari Shaffir, Dean Delray, Pete Lee, Paul Chowdhry, Yamaneika Saunders, Jeremy Adams, Benji Aflalo
Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1532511-frantic-free-show-hosted-by-new-york/

 

Show: Whiplash
Venue: UCB Chelsea
Location:
307 W. 26th Street NYC
Time: 11pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

New York City’s hottest alternative stand-up comics come together for this weekly showcase. Hosted by Leo Allen and Aperna Nancherla
Ticket Link: https://chelsea.ucbtheatre.com/performance/56107

 

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*
Each week Michael Che, Nimesh Patel and Mike Denny join New York City’s best comics.
Ticket Link: https://www.facebook.com/NYCBrokenComedy/

 

LIVE COMEDY TUESDAY 8/15

 

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

COLIN QUINN (Writer/Performer) is a stand up comedian from Brooklyn (okay Park Slope). From MTV’s Remote Control to SNL to Comedy Central’s “Tough Crowd”, Mr. Quinn is not one to take a hint and bow out gracefully. He’s been on Broadway with “Irish Wake” and “Colin Quinn Long Story Short” and off-Broadway with “Colin Quinn Unconstitutional” and “Colin Quinn The New York Story”. Colin can be seen in the recurring role of ‘Hermie’ on HBO’s “Girls”, opposite in Judd Apatow’s “Trainwreck” and later this year in “Sandy Wexler” with . Colin Quinn The New York Story (directed by Jerry ) and Colin Quinn Unconstitutional are now streaming on Netflix and his web series “Cop Show” can be seen on lstudio.com. His first and last book “The Coloring Book” is now out from Grand Central Publishing.
Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com

 

Show: The Duncan Trussell Family Hour
Venue: The Bell House
Location:
149 7th Street NYC
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”
Ticket Link: http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1526754-duncan-trussell-family-hour-brooklyn

 

Show: Northern Discomfort
Venue: The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Ray DeVito & Josh Carter bring you Northern Discomfort featuring
Dan Soder
Joe List
Christian Finnegan
Krystyna Hutchinson
Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1535820-northern-discomfort-ray-new-york/

 

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

Elon Gold
Mike Finoia
Matteo Lane
Jenny Zigrino
Lenny Marcus
Paul Mecurio
Ticket Link: http://standupnyc.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=493113&cart

 

LIVE COMEDY WEDNESDAY 8/16

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

The Funniest Show On Broadway
Host: Neko White. Featuring: Jared Freid, Samantha Ruddy, Katie Hannigan, Jordan Carlos
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/the-funniest-show-on-broadway-22/

 

Show: Marina Franklin: Single Black Female
Venue: Comedy Cellar at The Fat Black Pussycat
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NY
Time:  8:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

New-York based Marina Franklin is emerging as one of the hottest comedians in the comedy scene today, with such notable appearances as, The Movie Trainwreck, Stephen Colbert’s Late Show, Conan O’Brien,  Louie Season V, The Jim Gaffigan Show,  Showtime’s Women Who Kill, and The Chappelle’s Show. She is a favorite in Comedy Festivals across the world, like Melbourne Comedy Festival, Scotland’s Glasgow Comedy Festival, BBC’s World Stand’s Up, Rotterdam’s Comedy Factory, Montreal’s Just For Laughs, Ireland’s Kilkenny Comedy Festival, and Nashville’s Bonnaroo Music Festival. Franklin is viciously likeable, if there is such a thing
Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com
Show: Maria Bamford
Venue: The Bell House
Location:
149 7th Street NYC
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Maria Bamford stars in the semi-autobiographical Netflix comedy series Lady Dynamite, lauded as “revelatory” by Entertainment Weekly and one of 2016’s must-see shows by Variety and Rolling Stone. The series was created by Mitch Hurwitz (Arrested Development) and Pam Brady (South Park).
Maria is the creator and star of Maria Bamford: the special special special and of the cult hit web series The Maria Bamford Show, which screened at the Museum of Art and Design. She was the first female comic to have two half-hour Comedy Central Presents specials and starred alongside , and Brian Posehn in the Comedy Central series The Comedians of Comedy and Netflix’s Comedians of Comedy: The Movie.
Maria voices characters on numerous animated series including BoJack Horseman, Adventure Time, Legend of Korra, Puss in Boots and PBS’s Emmy-winning series Word Girl.She can also be heard voicing lead roles on Fox’s Golan the Insatiable and Yahoo’s Talking Tom & Friends.
Maria recurred as DeBrie Bardeaux on Netflix’s Arrested Development reboot, for which she was praised as a “standout” (TIME) and “perhaps one of the high points of the entire new season” (Black Book Magazine). She has also recurred on USA’s Benched, fX’s critically-praised Louie, and currently recurs on the ABC hit Fresh Off the Boat. Her next special Old Baby premieres on Netflix in 2017.
Ticket Link: http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1523556-maria-bamford-brooklyn

 

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.
Nore Davis, JP McDade, Alex English, John Rosenberger, Marie Faustin, Harris Mayersohn, Luke Mones, Robby Hoffman
Ticket Link: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1532379-rent-party-brooklyn