Guide to NYC Live Comedy Shows This Week: August 31 – September 5, 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 8/31

 

Show: Comedy Juice

Venue:  Gotham Comedy Club
Location:
208 West 23rd Street

Time: 9:30PM
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.

Carly Aquilino

Michelle Buteau

Chris Millhouse

Michael Kosta

Greer Barnes

Ticket Link:  http://gothamcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=492227&cart

 

Show: Week at the Creek: Jon Laster

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.

This Weeks Artist: Jon Laster

Ticket Link:  http://creeklic.com/events/week-creek-dave-laster-2017-08-31/

*FRIDAY 9/1 AS WELL*

 

Show: Roast Battle NYC

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:

Catherine Zini vs Jill Weiner

James Pontillo vs Alex Engelbert

Main Event: Ali Kolbert vs Maddy Smith

Your Host: Neko White

Judges: Mike Cannon, Carly Aquilino, Akaash Singh

Stand up from: Matthew Broussard, Carly Aquilino, Alex Pavone

Ticket Link:   https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/roast-battle-nyc-2017-08-31223000

 

Show: New Jokes

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

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Hosted by Wil Sylvince

Dan LaMorte

Derek Gaines

Justin Silver

Michelle Wolf

Mehran Khaghani

Ticket Link:  www.comedycellar.com

 

FRIDAY  9/1

 

Show: Creek Cave Live

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

Time: 8pm & 10pm
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-5-2017-09-01/

 

Show: Transplants Comedy Show

Venue:  Q.E.D. A Place To Show and Tell
Location:
27-16 23rd Avenue Astoria, Queens

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

Harris Mayersohn Florida The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Carlos Delgado Newark NJ Rooftop Comedy

Anders Lee Minnesota Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Jessica Mears Florida Sirius Xm

Katie Boyle Ireland Crosstown Comedy Festival

Sarah Lazarus Maryland Brooklyn Comedy Festival

Maria Wojciechowski Alabama Entertainment Weekly

Casey James Salengo Vermont Live

Ticket Link:  https://mail.google.com/mail/u/1/#label/FUTURE+DATES/15e00cda9a57b8fe

 

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 from superstars like  , Aziz Ansari, David Cross, Nick Kroll, Hannibal Buress, Jim Gaffigan, and Anthony Jeselnik

Ticket Link:  https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/hot-soup-at-nycc-2017-09-01

 

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/56808

 

SATURDAY 9/2

 

Show: NY Houston: A Comedy Fundraiser for Victims of Hurricane Harvey

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

Time: 5pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

A comedy fundraiser for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Houston and southeast Texas was pummeled by this storm and they need our help. This show will feature some of Houston’s best comedians along with some of your New York favorites!

Proceeds from this show will be donated to the American Red Cross.

Ticket Link:  http://gothamcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=495049&cart

 

Show: See You in Hell

Venue:  UCB Chelsea
Location:
307 West 26th Street

Time: Midnight
Description of Show and Lineup:

See You In Hell! The show where hosts Doug Smith and Matt Wayne put NYC’s finest stand-ups through comedy purgatory. Each comic will perform while engulfed in a “HELL” designed by the hosts. Watch them tell jokes while doing yoga, freestyle rapping, or dressed in a bear suit downing shots of whiskey. The hell is drawn at random by the comic right before their set. What ensues is hellish to the performer but hilarious to the audience!

Greg Stone (America’s Got Talent)

Alison Leiby (The President Show)

Anthony Devito (Colbert)

Blair Socci (MTV)

Ticket Link: https://newyork.ucbtheatre.com/performance/56654

 

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-5-2017-09-02/

 

Show: The Stand NYC Showcase

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

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

Big Jay Oakerson

Sherrod Small

Christian Finnegan

Derek Gaines

Yamaneika Saunders

Tim Dillon

& More

Ticket Link:  http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1553471-big-jay-oakerson-sherrod-new-york/

 

SUNDAY 9/3

 

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

Sirius XM, Telefilm New Voices

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

 

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/1553402-triggered-long-island-city/

 

Show: Comedy Showcase at The Stand NYC

Venue:  The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd Avenue

Time: 10PM
Description of Show and Lineup:

Mark Normand

Joe List

Luis J. Gomez

Subhah Agarwal

Derek Gaines

Ticket Link:   http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1553409-mark-normand-derek-gaines-new-york/

 

Show: Stand Up NY Showcase

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

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Anthony DeVito

Ashley Austin Morris

Greg Stone

Kerry Coddett

Ronny Chieng

Keith Alberstadt

Ticket Link:  www.standupny.com


MONDAY 9/4

 

Show: Nore Davis: Live  

Venue:  Union Hall
Location:
702 Union Street Brooklyn

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Nore Davis is bringing you an hour of all new material and will be joined by some of NY’s hottest stand ups! With Nore Davis, Marie Faustin, Yassir Lester, Sydnee Washington, Petey Deabreu, Music by Mamoudou N’Diaye

Ticket Link:   https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1523061

 

Show: Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks

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

Time: 9:15pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Be a part of TruTV’s hottest new show Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks! Cipha Sounds hosts eight amazing comedians as part of this groundbreaking new series, and you can see it live!

Featuring:

Neko White

James Mattern

Akaash Singh

Alex Pavone

Irene Morales

Wellie Jackson

Kenny DeForest

Mike Brown

Chanel Ali

Eman El Husseini

Nathan Macintosh

Ticket Link:  https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/trutvs-laff-tracks-9-4-17-0915pm

 

Show: The Funniest Show on Broadway

Venue:  Caroline’s on Broadway
Location:
1626 Broadway

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

Hosted by Alex English with

Casey James Salengo

Greg Stone

Jessica Kirson

Michael Albanese

and more!

Ticket Link:   


Show: Nat Towsen’s Downtown Variety Hour

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

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

Comedian and native New Yorker Nat Towsen (VICE, CollegeHumor) welcomes hilarious comedians, local artists, and Village luminaries for a variety show in the eclectic tradition of the disappearing downtown Manhattan culture. Every show also features a “Downtown History” segment, music from classic local musicians, and free giveaways from local businesses. New Yorkers, transplants, and tourists are all welcome.

Erik Bergstrom (The New Yorker, Comedy Central’s Half Hour)

Downtown History with Hank Smith (Sesame Street, The Story of Tap)

Arish Singh (Standup NBC, Bridgetown)

The Rate and Subscribe Podcast (a rare live appearance!)

NYC Trivia (win prizes!)

Sponsored by Two Boots and Forbidden Planet

Ticket Link:  bit.ly/NTDVH51


TUESDAY 9/5

 

Show:  Our Famous Friends

Venue:  Three of Cups
Location:
83 1st Avenue

Time: 8PM
Description of Show and Lineup:

Hosted by Remy Kassimir, Jamie Manelis and Betsy Carroll, this week’s lineup features:
Carole Montgomery

Sydnee Washington

Lindsey Jennings

Casey Salengo

Simon Taylor and more!

Ticket Link:  Free, tickets at door

 

Show: Dark Spots

Venue:  Union Hall
Location:
702 Union St. Brooklyn, NY.

Time: 8:30PM
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), and has run on first Saturday nights at the popular alt comedy club The Creek & The Cave for over a year. The show was also recently selected for the 2016 New York Comedy Festival, produced by Carolines on Broadway in association with Comedy Central. With Shane Torres, Nate Fridson, Alison Zeidman, Casey James Salengo, Dan Perlman, Marcia Belsky, Molly Austin, Wanjiko Eke, Ben Wasserman

Ticket Link: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1548775


Show: Comedy Juice

Venue:  Gotham Comedy Club
Location:
208 West 23rd Street

Time: 9:30PM
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.

Tim Dillon

Adrienne Iapalucci

Ronny Chieng

Gibran Saleem

Mark Normand and more!

Ticket Link: http://gothamcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=486991&cart

 

Show: Breakout Artist Comedy Series: Rojo Perez

Venue: Carolines on Broadway
Location:
1626 Broadway NYC

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

ROJO PEREZ is a NY-based comedian. Originally from Puerto Rico, Rojo moved to Florida for college and began performing stand-up comedy at age 20 in local clubs and small cafés. Since moving to New York City, Rojo has become a regular in the comedy scene, performing at places like Caroline’s, Upright Citizens Brigade, The Creek and the Cave, The Knitting Factory, among others. He has also performed at top-tier comedy clubs across the country, such as the Comedy Studio in Boston, the Comedy Club on State in Madison, Cap City Comedy Club in Austin, ACME Comedy Company in Minneapolis, and Go Bananas Comedy Club in Cincinnati. A cast member on MTV’s Decoded, Rojo was featured on Comedy Central’s Funny ‘Cause It’s True, Time Out New York and Univision’s FLAMA. This year he was selected as a Standup NBC finalist and has been a part of the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, New York Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, LA Riot Comedy Festival and Akumal Comedy Festival in Mexico.

Ticket Link:  http://www.carolines.com/comedian/breakout-artist-comedy-series-rojo-perez/

 

WEDNESDAY 9/6

 

Show: The Broken Tailed Dog: #SocialHour

Venue: Carolines on Broadway
Location:
1626 Broadway NYC

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Have you ever wondered how your favorite social media influencer knows how to take the perfect selfie? Ever wanted to read their craziest DM’s? Well, you’re in LUCK!

Josh Accardo (@joshaccardo) is bringing a spin off of his popular podcast (@BrokenTailed) to Caroline’s on Broadway. “Broken-Tailed Dog: THE #SOCIALHOUR” will feature some of the nation’s top comedians, as well as a different social media influencer on every show. The first installment will feature Lux Suicide (@luxsuicide) reading some of her craziest DM’s and giving tips on how to be most effective on social media. Don’t miss it!

Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/the-broken-tailed-dog-socialhour/

 

Show: The Stand NYC Showcase

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

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Janeane Garofalo

Sean Patton

Mark Normand

Michael Kosta

Tim Dillon

Chris DiStefano

Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1553446-janeane-garafalo-sean-patton-new-york/

 

Show: Witch Hunt

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

Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Witch Hunt comedy show was inspired by the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 in Colonial Massachusetts where many women were accused of witchcraft and burned at the stake. This show is in memory of those women and all the female comedians who when they see an all male lineup want to set themselves on fire.

Did you know that all female comedians are actually witches? We have powers beyond making people laugh. Like for example, we live forever. This is an all female comedy show plus one or two male mortals whose lives we decided to spare. We hope to see you so we can make you laugh for eternity!

Featuring:

Jessica Kirson

Dina Hashem

Sonia Denis

Chris DiStefano

Sam Morril

Hosted by

Merrill Davis

Wanjiko Eke

Irene Morales

Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/witch-hunt-ft-jessica-kirson-dan-soder-sam-morril

 

Show: Comedians You Should Know NYC

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

Time: 8:30pm
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 Anthony Devito (Colbert), Yamaneika Saunders (Comedy Central), Kate Willett (Comedy Central), Dan Perlman (MTV), Conor Delehanty (Keith and the Girl), and Saurin Choksi (Brown Privilege). Hosted by David Drake.

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

 

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