Guide to NYC Live Comedy Shows This Week: August 3 – 9, 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 8/3

Show:

Venue: Carolines on Broadway
Location:
1626 Broadway NYC

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

From stand-up to sketch comedy to movies, TV and the biggest radio show in the world, Artie Lange has done it all in the comedy world. His decidedly non-PC material often consists largely of observational bits and storytelling . Artie is often compared to one of his idols, John Belushi and remains one of the funniest guys around. Artie was born in Union, New Jersey, in October of 1967. A talented athlete and die-hard New York Yankees fan at a young age, Lange had dreams of playing professional baseball. But, as he got older and gained a reputation for being the class clown, he began to consider a career in stand-up. Lange performed his first stand-up comedy routine at 19 years of age. He took up work as a longshoreman to help support his family. In 1995, Lange starred in the first and second seasons of MADtv. Lange was also featured in Dirty Work with Norm Macdonald, who brought Lange into the second season of his sitcom, The Norm Show. In 2001, Lange replaced Jackie Martling on The Howard Stern Show and stayed until late 2009. He quickly became one of the most popular characters on the show. Lange has released comedy specials – It’s the Whiskey Talkin’ (2004) and Jack and Coke (2009). He co-wrote, produced and starred in his film Artie Lange’s Beer League in 2006, and co-wrote, with Anthony Bozza, the book Too Fat to Fish in 2008, which entered The New York Times Bestseller list at number one. His latest book, “Crash and Burn,” was released last November.  Artie currently hosts “The Artie Lange Show,” seen on DirecTV, the Audience Network and heard on Sirius XM Radio.

Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/artie-lange/

 

Show: Serious Matters

Venue: Union Hall
Location:
702 Union Street Brooklyn

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:
Featuring: Kevin McCaffrey, Josiah Madigan, Brock Mahan, Phil Hanley, Ester Steinberg, Nick Turner, Steve Young

Description: A data-driven comedy show determined to solve the world’s issues one serious matter at a time. Hosted by Kevin McCaffrey and featuring Josiah Madigan, Brock Mahan, and special guests.

Ticket Link: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1530299-serious-matters-brooklyn

 

Show: Roast Battle

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.

What is Roast Battle? Check out what people are saying in Vulture, The Interrobang and Comedy Groupie

The Battles:

Venessa Peruda vs Rachel Green

Turner Sparks vs Jeremy Pinsly

MAIN EVENT: Walker Hayes vs Zach McGovern

Your Host: Neko White

Judges: Yamaneika Saunders, Mike Cannon, Dave Sirus

Stand up from: Ali Kolbert, Annie Lederman & special guest

Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/roast-battle-nyc-2017-08-03223000

 

Show: Bootleg Comedy

Venue: Parkside Lounge
Location:
317 East Houston Street

Time:  8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

The Bootleg Comedy Show is back THIS AUGUST 3rd for a rousing show at killer Parkside Lounge in the Lower East Side!  We’ve got another amazing lineup of top-shelf talent and up and coming stars to start your weekend off with a laugh!

Emma Willmann, from MTV’s Vidiots, The Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert, and AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live!

Justin Smith, featured on PBS, MTV, and the world-famous Apollo Theater!Napoleon Emill, whom you’ve heard on BBox Radio, Creek Cave Live, and the underground Deadstock Comedy Show!

Usama Siddiquee, fresh off a nationwide tour with The Young Guns of Comedy, you’ve seen his hilarity on FusionTvand the Huffington Post

Shalewa Sharpe, late of Night Train w/Wyatt Cenac On Sesso TV, and Comedy Night at the Knitting Factory.

Hosted by the inimitable Melissa Diaz, regular at Caroline’s on Broadway and finalist at the She-Devil Comedy Festival!

It wouldn’t be a Bootleg Comedy Show without our famous raffles! At the end of the show we’re giving out prizes! Every drink you buy will get you another ticket and another chance to win! If you get your ticket through Eventbrite, you’ll also receive a bonus extra raffle ticket to start your night off!

Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-bootleg-comedy-show-feat-emma-willmann-justin-smith-shalewa-sharpe-more-tickets-36473157195

 

FRIDAY 8/4

 

Show: Ben Gleib

Venue: Gotham Comedy Club
Location:
208 W. 23rd Street NYC

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

Ben Gleib was just named by TBS one of the “Funniest Comedians Working Today.”

He is host of the Emmy nominated game show “Idiotest” in its 4th season on GSN, with 210 episodes. It’s the most watched original program on the network.

His hilarious hour standup special “Ben Gleib: Neurotic Gangster” is currently airing on Showtime.

He’s also a regular on “The Today Show” with Kathie Lee and Hoda, on their “Guys Tell All” segment, and you may have seen one of his recent appearances on “@Midnight with Chris Hardwick” on Comedy Central.

For years Ben was best known as one of the most frequent regulars on “Chelsea Lately” on E! with over 100 appearances!

His podcast “Last Week On Earth” on the Smodcast Network debuted on iTunes Comedy at #9, and was #1 on stitcher for 20 straight weeks.

Gleib is the first comedian to ever live stream a full headline set on Facebook Live, and he did it for one show in each city on his last tour, 100% improvised. His act is chock full of hilarious material, but he’s also one of the best improvisers in standup comedy.

An accomplished voice over actor, he voices characters in “Ice Age: Continental Drift” and “ The Book of Life,” and is one of the stars of “Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie.”

He’s been headlining comedy clubs around the globe since 2007, and has toured sold-out arenas with Chelsea Handler and Dane Cook.

Esquire once called him one of “Six comedians who could be comedy’s next big thing.” The other five were Aziz Ansari, , David Cross, Demetri Martin, and Flight of the Conchords. It came true for all of them and it now seems to be Ghalib’s time.

Featuring Aaron Berg and Chloe Hilliard!

Ticket Link: http://gothamcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=489635&cart

 

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.

Because we love comedy and our audiences so much we give you a free PBR for supporting our space! And if you’re a dear and sit in the front row we give you a free shot!

Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/creek-cave-live-5-2017-08-04/

 

Show: Hot Soup

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

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

Produced by Mark Normand, Matt Ruby, Gary Vider, & Jeremy Levenbach, the weekly show at Irish Exit has been named a Best Show by TimeOut and Thrillist, and is now a monthly show at the Legendary New York Comedy Club! Hot Soup features the best stand-ups from NYC and around the country, and boasts amazing drop-ins!

Featuring:

Luis Gomez

Dave Smith

Gary Vider

Alingon Mitra

Nimesh Patel

Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/hot-soup-at-nycc-8-4-17-1130pm

 

Show: Stand Up NY Showcase

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

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Pat Brown

Marion Grodin

Craig Gass

Mike Vecchione

Mike Yard

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

 

SATURDAY 8/5

 

Show: The Stand NYC Showcase

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

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

Greg Fitzsimmons

Ben Bailey

Pete Lee

Sarah Tollemache

Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1532505-greg-fitzsimmons-ben-bailey-new-york/

 

Show: Jackknife Comedy

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

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Jackknife Comedy is a rad monthly stand up show hosted by two dummies from Iowa, Gideon Hambright and Patrick Hastie! Each month they pick a bunch of their favorite comedians to come do sets, drink and have a blast! Come party with us!

Jackknife Comedy on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackknifeComedy

Jackknife Comedy on Tumblr: http://jackknifecomedy.tumblr.com/

Jackknife Comedy on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackknifecomedy

Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/jackknife-comedy-5-2017-08-05/

 

Show: The Dirty Show

Venue: QED Astoria
Location:  
27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria

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

Ben Conrad and Lucas Connolly proudly present a stand up show featuring dirty, unsafe for prime time jokes, bits, and riffs from some the funniest comedians in New York City.

Jaboukie Young-White (Rough Night)

Annie Lederman (MTV’s Girl Code)

Jenny Zigrino (Bad Santa 2)

Leah Bonnema (IFC’s Comedy Drop)

Mike Mercadal (Zeroes on Heroes Podcast)

Ticket Link: https://qedastoria.com/collections/shows/products/the-dirty-show-27

 

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, , , The Nightly Show, and more.

Featuring:

Brendan Sagalow

Sam Rubinoff

Mike Cannon

Tom Cassidy

Adam Newman

Wellie Jackson

Dante Nero

Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/saturday-night-headliners-2017-08-05190000

 

SUNDAY 8/6

 

Show: Triggered

Venue: The Standing Room

Location: 4738 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 Alison Leiby, Jeff Cerulli, Mike Brown, Brendan Sagalow, Joel Walkowski, AND MORE!

Ticket Link: http://www.standingroomlic.com/event/1537662-triggered-long-island-city/

 

Show: If You Build It

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

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

LIZA TREYGER

The Half Hour, This Isn’t Happening

http://www.lizatreyger.com

MYQ KAPLAN

Last Comic Standing, The Late Show w/

http://myqkaplan.com

LIZ MIELE

Gotham Comedy Live, WE

http://lizmiele.com/

ROSEBUD BAKER

Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival, Seeso

https://www.rosebudbaker.com/

ALEX PAVONE

The Ice House, Yuk Yuks

https://twitter.com/MrAlexPavone

DANNY SOLOMON

Upload with Shaq, JASH

https://twitter.com/DannySolomonn

Ticket Link: https://east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/55977

 

Show: Jeremy Scippio Album Recording

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

Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. Jeremy, as a kid, was more of a thinker than a class clown, pointing out inconsistencies of everyday life. Jeremy’s comedic style has been described as intellectual, sarcastic, witty and of course, hilarious.

Jeremy’s comedic talent has led him all over the country, he regularly performs in Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago.

Jeremy hosts a show called, “Jeremy Scippio Live” at The World Famous Comedy Store in Hollywood which is a comedy/variety show with musical guests. You can catch his comedy at The Laugh Factory, The Hollywood Improv, and Caroline’s on Broadway in Times Square, New York City. He was also a finalist in the World Series of Comedy (2016) in Las Vegas, NV.

Jeremy has opened for tons of comedy juggernauts like Russell Peters and Tom Green. He also performed on the show entitled, “Dave Chappelle: THE PROCESS”

Jeremy has made a host of television appearances, appearing on Stand-Up and Deliver on Nuvo TV as well as on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), FOX, VH1 and Fuse. He’s also made appearances in very popular videos on Buzzfeed and Funny Or Die.

Featuring:

Tone Viera and Evan Combest

Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/jeremy-scippio-album-recording

 

MONDAY 8/7

 

Show: Race Wars Stand Up Show

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

Time:  8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Kurt Metzger

Ari Shaffir

Mark Normand

Pete Lee

Big

Hosted by Sherrod Small

Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com

 

Show: NightTrain

Venue: Littlefield
Location:
635 Sackett St, 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.

Adam Newman

Phil Hanley

Maria Heinegg,

Nonye Brown-West

+ more!

Ticket Link: http://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/1524719-night-train-wyatt-cenac-brooklyn/

 

Show: Comedy at The Grocery

Venue: Arlene’s Grocery
Location:
95 Stanton Street, NYC

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Comedy Showcase at the iconic Arlene’s Grocery hosted by Tim Dillon!

Mike Recine

Liza Treyger

Joel Kim booster

Ticket Link: http://www.arlenesgrocery.net/event/1477915-comedy-grocery-new-york/

 

Show: Frantic hosted by Aaron Berg

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

Time: 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Jim Florentine

Mark Normand

Kelsey Cook

Ian Lara

Joe Bartnick

Jenny Zigrino

Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1532510-frantic-free-show-hosted-by-new-york/

 

TUESDAY 8/8

 

Show: The Stand NYC Showcase

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

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Ari Shaffir

Dan Soder

Joe List

Mark Normand

Sarah Tollemache

Tim Dillon

Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1535763-ari-shaffir-dan-soder-joe-new-york/

 

Show: Nick DiPaolo

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

Time:  8:30pm
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 Dipaolo Show” on SiriusXM Faction ch 103 M-F from 6-8pm EST and “The Nick Dipaolo Podcast”. He has performed on The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, 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: Roast Masters 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/1532514-roastmasters-hosted-by-luis-new-york/

 

Show: The Drop In

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

Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Joe Gerics and Matt Schwartzer present a show with lots of big laughs and one big surprise! Each week, an unannounced, unadvertised Special Guest will drop in on the show.  Wanna find out who it is?  The only way is to come out and see for yourself!

Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/the-drop-in-2017-08-08190000

 

WEDNESDAY 8/9

 

Show: Sisters of Comedy

Venue: Carolines on Broadway
Location:
1626 Broadway NYC

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

Chloe Hilliard– MC (NBC’s Last Comic Standing)

Mugga (Orange is the New Black)

Michelle Buteau (Comedy Central half hour)

Janelle James (@Midnight)

Agunda Okeyo 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 (2015) Marina Franklin, The Daily Show 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, SNL’s Sasheer Zamata, plus many more. Sisters of Comedy at Caroline’s on Broadway is the best live show in NYC, come out and laugh!

Okeyo has been featured as a rising producer and activist in Time Out New York, 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 November 2016 Sisters of Comedy was part of the New York Comedy Festival.

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

 

Show: Colin Quinn: 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 Amy Schumer 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: 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!

This month will be WHITNEY HOUSTON vs MARIAH CAREY!!

With comedians, pop culture experts & performances

*fabulous drag queens!

Hosted by Matteo Lane & Christi Chiello

With Alex English, Marie Faustin, Elizabeth James and DJ Molly Austin

Ticket Link: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1513654-battle-divas-whitney-brooklyn

 

Show: “Crashing” Comedy Night with & Friends

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

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

With Season 1 of his hit HBO comedy series Crashing available on Blu-ray and DVD in August, comedian Pete Holmes, in association with HBO, hosts an evening of stand up featuring a collection of friends and fellow comedians. Additional performers to be announced. All proceeds from ticket sales will support the nonprofit organization REALgirl.

Ticket Link:

http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1526740-crashing-comedy-night-pete-brooklyn