Guide to NYC Live Comedy Shows This Week: August 23 – 29, 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 8/24

 

 

Show: Prenup

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

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

These ladies know a thing or a thousand about divorce! Hosted by Mara Marek & Lauren Kubera

Mara Marek

Jared Freid

Ian Fidance

Mehran Khaghani

Nathan Macintosh

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

 

Show: Brooklyn Comedy Festival: BackFat Variety

Venue: 61 Local
Location:
61 Bergen Street, Brooklyn

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

BackFat Variety’s Brooklyn Comedy Fest show

This year’s incredible lineup includes:

NORE DAVIS (Comedy Central, MTV)

CASEY JAMES SALENGO (as seen on , the Comedy Central Half Hours)

AIMEE ROSE RANGER (from Boston’s Women in Comedy Festival)

and MALCOLM NICHOLAS (NY Fringe Fest)

Hosted by EMILY WINTER (Glamour, TV Land) and CHRIS CALOGERO (VICE, Paste Magazine)

Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brooklyn-comedy-festival-presents-backfat-variety-tickets-36913161259

 

Show: Russell Peters

Venue: Carolines on Broadway
Location:
1626 Broadway NYC

Time: 7:30pm & 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Only a handful of today’s artists can claim their success began with YouTube, and even less, if any, having then been named alongside such luminaries as Richard Pryor, George Carlin and Eddie Murphy in Rolling Stone’s just released list of the 50 Best Comics of All Time. In comedian Russell Peters’ case, “success” may be a drastic understatement.

Russell Peters was born and raised in Canada, where his parents had emigrated to from India in the 1960’s. From a solidly working-class family, Peters learned the value of levity from his father and Russell’s own observations on the family’s struggles with racism and multicultural differences.

Peters started doing stand-up at the age of nineteen at open mics in his native Toronto in 1989. He spent the next fifteen years honing his craft at clubs across Canada and the United Kingdom.

In 2004, Peters gained critical and global recognition for his CTV “Comedy Now!” special which wound up on YouTube. Peters says: “I never put the special on YouTube. I still don’t know how to upload anything on the web to this day.” That upload launched a new level of fame and unforeseen success. It also led to larger and larger shows, not only in arenas in his native Canada, where he became the first comedian to sell-out Toronto’s Air Canada Centre in 2007 (as of today, six times and over 100,000 people), but to arenas in the United States, the UK, Australia, South Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Since that time Peters has released five stand-up specials on Showtime, Comedy Central and Netflix; Outsourced (2006); Red, White and Brown (2008); The Green Card Tour Live from the O2 Arena (2010); Notorious (2013); Almost Famous (2016) and a documentary series Russell Peters Vs The World (2013).

Peters has also appeared in CBS hit show Life in Pieces and has starred in several features; The Clapper (2017), Public Schooled (2017), Supercon (2017), Ripped (2017), The Jungle Book (2016), Source Code (2011), Breakaway (2012), Girl In Progress (2011) as well as having lent his voice to Family Guy, Bojack Horseman, Bob’s Burgers and Ribbit. He has also appeared on The Tonight Show with , The Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Lopez Tonight, Craig Ferguson, the Queen Latifah Show and Def Comedy Jam.

Peters is currently filming and starring in his first series, The Indian Detective for CTV / Bell Media and Netflix. The Indian Detective also stars William Shatner, Anupam Kher and will begin airing in the fall of 2017.

In June 2017, Peters begins a tour of clubs across the United States as he builds his new material.

Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/russell-peters-2/

*SHOWS FRIDAY 8/24 & SATURDAY 8/25 AS WELL*

 

Show: Fresh Out NY!

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

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Fresh Out! is a standup comedy show featuring the freshest comics available anywhere. From heavy hitters like past guests , John Mulaney, Jim Gaffigan, David Cross, Mike Birbiglia, and , to the best of New York’s up-and-coming comics, we bring you the best!

Hosted by Ashley Brooke Roberts (UCBT’s MAUDE NIGHT) and Jim Tews (HBO, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival)

Nathan Macintosh ()

Giulia Rozzi (Chelsea Lately)

Noah Gardenswartz (Conan)

Drew Anderson (Out of Bounds Comedy Festival)

Chris Lamberth (Gotham Comedy Live)

Ticket Link: https://east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/56049

 

LIVE COMEDY FRIDAY 8/26

 

Show: Awkward Sex in the City

Venue: The Pleasure Chest
Location:
1150 2nd Avenue NYC

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Holy shit, I can’t believe it’s been FOUR FUCKING GLORIOUS YEARS OF AWKWARD SEX AND THE CITY?!!?

This show wouldn’t be here without you and so many other people in my life, and I will be forever grateful. This show has humbled me, taught me more than I could ever imagine about sex and sexuality, stressed me out, and brought me so much joy. Four years of hilarious comedians, sold out shows, shows with 2 people in the audience, and I never wanna stop!

So thank YOU! Thank you for being apart of this dream. And to celebrate let’s talk awkward sex with this stellar line up and more!

Featuring:

Krystyna Hutchinson

Care Stigs

Angela Perrone

Unlimited free beer and wine!!! 15% off store merch!! and a raffle for two $40 gift cards to the pleasure chest!!!

Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/awkward-sex-and-the-city-4-year-anniversary-tickets-36747846799

 

Show: Comedy/Dance Party at Secret Loft (Free Pizza!)

Venue: Secret Loft
Location:
Manhattan, near the 14th Street/Sixth Avenue subway

Exact address will be sent to ticket holders on the day of the show

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

We have an amazing line-up and FREE PIZZA! Your ticket is also good for FREE entry to “Shane Maux’s Haus Party” a hip-hop/house music dance party that starts right after the comedy show.

Sarah Tollemache (The Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert, Adam Devine’s House Party)

J.P. McDade (Comedy Central’s “Roast Battle II”, Monreal Just for Laughs Festival)

Eman El Husseini (Boston Comedy Festival, CTV’s 15th Season Comedy Now!)

Sagar Bhatt (Boston Comedy Festival, )

Aminah Imani (Wine Before Nine Podcast, UCB East)

Tito Garza (Funny or Die, SXSW)

Amber Rollo (The Box, Deep Dish Comedy Show)

Ticket Link: https://secretloftcomedy-august25.eventbrite.com/

*You must purchase a ticket through EventBrite in advance in order to gain entry to the show. There will not be tickets at the door. Your ticket is also good for FREE entry to Shane MauX’s After School Special, an 80’s and 90’s dance party that starts right after the comedy show.

 

Show: Wolf Spirit with Tom and Keele

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

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

The Wolf Spirit Boys host this 90-minute monthly comedy variety show featuring stand up, live panel discussions, sketches, and a new video every month. Each show, Wolf Spirit is joined by a brand new lineup of the most exciting members of the New York City comedy community. Past guests include Jared Logan, Sean Patton, Mark Normand, and more.

Ticket Link:  http://creeklic.com/events/wolf-spirit-tom-keele-2-2017-08-25/

 

Show: Paid or Pain

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

Time: 11:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Hosts Jay Nog let you live the ultimate audience fantasy – punishing bad comedy! Four young comedians take the stage and your audience vote decides if they get PAID for a good set or PAIN for a bad set. The Pain is delivered by Professional Dominatrix Lady Zombie while our expert panel of veteran comedians offer their commentary. Plus audience participation games, fun and prizes! Recorded LIVE for SiriusXM!

Host Jay Nog

House Dominatrix Lady Zombie

Special Guests

Daniel Tirado

Guest Judges

TBA

Contestants

Simone Norman

Phil Korz

Antonio Giurato

Farooq Hussain

Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/paid-or-pain-2017-08-041748256547

 

LIVE COMEDY SATURDAY 8/26

 

Show: The Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Presents: Tony Hinchcliffe

Venue: Gramercy Theater
Location:
127 E 23rd St NYC

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Tony Hinchcliffe (Kill Tony, Comedy Central, One Shot) brings his raw and unapologetic stand-up comedy to headline at Gramercy Theater as part of the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour, with special guest Jeremiah Watkins and more tba. Tony is touring the country fresh off the release of his new comedy album One Shot, out in wide release now

Ticket Link: https://concerts1.livenation.com/event/000052AC114B9B89

 

Show: Wanderfest

Venue: Houdini’s Pizza Kitchen
Location:  
1563 Decatur St, Ridgewood NY

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Wanderfest, the monthly traveling comedy festival, returns! Hosts

Martin Urbano, Kelsey Caine, and Jack Comstock have wandered on over

to Houdini Kitchen Laboratory, a pizza place on the edge of Ridgewood,

  1. As an added bonus: this month is FREE! Holy cow, you have no

excuse to miss out!

Line-up:

Ana Fabrega

Chloe McGovern

Emmy Blotnick

Joe Pera

Luke Mones

Liza Treyger

Mike Recine

Shalewa Sharpe

Musical guests

Max Azulay & Alex Mullen

Ticket Link: free at door

 

Show: Aparna N’ Jo

Venue: Union Hall
Location:
702 Union Street, Brooklyn

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Aparna and Jo are many things to many people: comedians, scarecrows, junior chefs, crayons. Suffice it to say they know what it’s like to be an outsider looking in. Join them as they navigate their way through a show with the help of their foolish friends who agreed to help them. Their only promise is they will delight and confuse you, not in that order. Actually, no promises. Scarecrows have enough on their plate as is.

Ticket Link: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1541330?utm_source=MEL&utm_medium=230964

 

Show: Cool World

Venue: Mad Tropical
Location:
236 Troutman St, Brooklyn

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

Mike Abrusci and Diego Lopez bring you a brand new comedy show at the new Bushwick hotspot Mad Tropical. Each month they’ll showcase comedians from Conan, Comedy Central, NBC and more! The show is free and everyone is ready to make out at all times.

Sean Donnelly (Late Night, Comedy Central)

Emmy Blotnick (writer for The President Show)

Joe Rumrill (Cartoon Monsoon)

Katie Hannigan (Oxygen, Collegehumor)

Sydnee Washington (Unofficial Expert podcast)

Ticket Link: free at door

 

LIVE COMEDY SUNDAY 8/27

 

Show: The Stand NYC Showcase

Venue: The Stand
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Chris DiStefano

Mark Normand

Mike Vecchione

Laurie Kilmartin

Aida Rodriguez

Dean Delray

Aaron Berg

Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1535887-chris-distefano-mark-normand-new-york/

 

Show: If You Build It

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

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

MATT KOFF

, Adam Devine’s House Party

http://www.mattkoff.com/

JOSH RABINOWITZ

TruTV’s Friends of the People, Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch

http://joshrabinowitzcomedy.com/

KELSEY CAINE

Oddity Festival, Moontower Comedy Festival

https://www.kelseycaine.com/

LIZ MAGEE

Brooklyn Comedy Festival, Laughing Skull Comedy Festival

http://lizmageecomedy.tumblr.com/

HOODO HERSI

Boston Women in Comedy Festival, SiriusXM

https://twitter.com/sheiscleverbro

BRANDON ASH-MOHAMMED

Siriusxm, Telefilm New Voices

Ticket Link: https://east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/55980

 

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, Paul Verdi and Michael Verdi and offers up some of the hottest young comedians in Brooklyn on a monthly basis. Now catch the heat here at NYCC!

Featuring:

Host: Sam Stevens

Roy Wood, Jr.

Ian Lara

Laura High

Ray Gootz

SallyAnn Hall

Lev Fer

Dave Hess

Paul Verdi

Mike Verdi

Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/roy-wood-jr-ian-lara-michael-verdi-paul-verdi

 

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.

Ticket Link: http://www.standingroomlic.com/event/1537674-triggered-long-island-city/

 

LIVE COMEDY MONDAY 8/28

 

Show: Frantic hosted by Aaron Berg

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

Time: 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Laurie Kilmartin

Mark Normand

Monroe Martin

Aida Rodriguez

Michael Kosta

Chris Distefano

Ray Kump

Tim Dillon

Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1532513-frantic-free-show-hosted-by-new-york/

 

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.

Jacqueline Novak

Louis Katz

Jaboukie Young-White

Paige Weldon

Kevin Barnett

Ticket Link: http://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/1539842-night-train-wyatt-cenac-brooklyn/

 

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/

 

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

 

LIVE COMEDY TUESDAY 8/29

 

Show: Know Your Audience: An Evening With Modi

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

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Voted one of the top 10 comedians in New York City by the Hollywood Reporter and BackStage, MODI is one of the comedy circuit’s most sought after performers. Featured on HBO, CBS, NBC, ABC.Comedy Central, Howard Stern and E! Entertainment, MODI has received rave reviews in the New York Times, Time Out NY and the New York Post.

Born in Israel, MODI moved to the United States when he was seven.  After college, MODI worked as an investment banker and had no plans to become a stand up comedian.   But one open mic changed everything.

Amelia David of BackStage raves, “MODI has a young Sid Caesar-esque talent for creating accents and characters, making him appeal to a diverse market.”   According to the Los Angeles Times, MODI is “versatile and quick on his feet. He can read an audience in a beat and improvise so nimbly that he keeps any audience, regardless of age, race and gender, laughing.”

MODI has appeared in several feature films and played leading roles in two: Waiting for , which won the LA Film Festival, and Stand Up, a feature-length film. According to Variety, MODI delivers a “naturally funny performance with a tremendous amount of energy on screen.”

MODI is a regular performer at the New York and Los Angeles comedy clubs and headlines around the country.  He has also gone on tour in the United Kingdom, Holland and Israel and performs in comedy festivals and special venues, including Montreal’s Just for Laughs Comedy Festival and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C

Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com

 

Show: Dear Owen Wilson

Venue: Union Hall
Location:
702 Union Street Brooklyn

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Dear Owen Wilson is a live comedy show hosted by NYC-based comedian, Blair Socci. The show is based on a letter Blair wrote to Owen Wilson in 2007 after his suicide attempt telling him how much she loved him and appreciated him and that she hoped he would feel better soon. A breakup with Jennifer Aniston could truly shatter anyone. Isn’t Blair sweet?

 

During this show, Blair will feature comedians who will read a 1-2 minute letter to a celebrity who has impacted them in their life. After their done, Blair will interview them about it. It will also include stand-up, variety acts, and other surprises. This show is probably the most fun way ever to get to know fellow comedians/personalities on a deeper level.

The power lineup includes Lo Bosworth (of Laguna Beach fame), Last Comic Standing’s Mehran Khaghani, The Chris Gethard Show writer Will Miles, Dan Soder who just released a Netflix special, Janelle James, Christi Chiello and more! Blair herself has been featured on Fuse, was a cast member on MTV’s Ladylike and recently performed at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal as a “New Face.”

Ticket Link:  http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1541310-dear-owen-wilson-brooklyn

 

Show: The Daily Show Staff Stand Up Show: An Evening of Political-ish Comedy

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

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

THE DAILY SHOW STAFF STANDUP SHOW, AN EVENING OF POLITICAL-ISH COMEDY features the writers and producers from behind the Daily Show. Standup credits of performers include ’s NY standup show, The Late Show with , Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Adam DeVine’s House Party, performances for the USO in Afghanistan and more.

Ticket Link: https://east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/56010

 

Show: Stand Up NY Showcase

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

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Mike Finoia

Robby Slowik

Monroe Martin

Joe List

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

 

LIVE COMEDY WEDNESDAY 8/30

 

Show: Comedians You Should Know NYC

Venue: The Gutter
Location:
200 N. 14th Street NYC

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

Kevin Barnett (Comedy Central)

(Letterman)

Rob Cantrell (Comedy Central)

Josh Johnson (Fallon), Martin Urbano (Just For Laughs)

and Mike Lebovitz (Last Comic Standing). Hosted by Jeff Steinbrunner

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

 

Show: The Stand NYC Showcase

Venue: The Stand
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Dan Soder

Pete Lee

Yannis Pappas

Matthew Broussard

Laurie Kilmartin

Chris DiStefano

Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1535894-pete-lee-yannis-pappas-new-york/

 

Show: Nick DiPaolo

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

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

In this day of watered down comedy Nick Di Paolo’s brutally honest performances remind us of what great stand up should be – funny, socially relevant and a little bit reckless.

His strong political opinions and razor wit make him a perfect fit for talk radio. He hosted his own show on New York’s 92.3 Free FM, co-hosted “The Nick & Artie Show” and presently hosts “The Nick Di Paolo Show” on SiriusXM Faction ch103 M-F from 6-8pm EST and “The Nick Di Paolo Podcast”.

He has performed on The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Conan O’ Brien. He was twice nominated for an Emmy for his writing on HBO’s The Show. He has also had three half hour standup specials on Comedy Central, a Showtime Special “Raw Nerve”, a self released special “Another Senseless Killing” and most recently “Inflammatory”. He was one of the stars on Tough Crowd with and a stand out on many Comedy Central Roasts.  Not limited to stand-up, radio and writing, he has had acting roles on FX’s Louie, Inside , The Sopranos, Cop Show and CK’s critically acclaimed Horace and Pete as well as many other sitcoms.

Ticket Link: https://www.nickdip.com/tour/

 

Show: Risk!

Venue: The Bell House
Location:
149 7th Street Brooklyn

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

RISK! is a live show and podcast “where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public” hosted by Kevin Allison, of the legendary TV sketch comedy troupe The State. The award-winning live show happens monthly in New York and Los Angeles. It’s featured people like Janeane Garofalo, Lisa Lampanelli, Kevin Nealon, Margaret Cho, , , Lili Taylor, Rachel Dratch, Andy Borowitz and more, dropping the act and showing a side of themselves we’ve never seen before. The weekly podcast gets hundreds of thousands of downloads each month. Slate.com called it “jaw-dropping, hysterically funny, and just plain touching.”

Ticket Link: http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1535140-risk-kevin-allison-brooklyn