Guide to NYC Live Comedy Shows This Week: October 12 – October 18, 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 10/12

 

Show: Nerdy, Dirty, Dark
Venue: Cantina Royal
Location: 58 North 3rd Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Time: 9pm
Description of Show and Lineup:
Nerdy, Dirty, Dark pushes everyone a little out of their comfort zone by making comedians open their sets with a nerdy joke, do a dirty joke in the middle and end their set with a dark joke. This is a unique show you won’t want to miss!
Hosted by David Piccolomini (NPR) and featuring:
Casey James Salengo (CC Half Hour)
Harrison Greenbaum (America’s Got Talent)
Martin Urbano ()
Emily Winter (TV Land)
Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nerdy-dirty-dark-ft-harrison-greenbaum-casey-james-salengo-tickets-38512810854

 

Show: James Adomian
Venue: Carolines on Broadway
Location: 1626 Broadway NYC
Time: 7:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:
JAMES ADOMIAN is a comedian and actor who is well known for his standup, characters and impressions. He can be seen in David Cross’ feature directorial debut HITS, and in forthcoming feature films LOVE AFTER LOVE and ADVENTURES OF DRUNKY. He just wrapped filming on the UNTITLED CHRISTOPHER MORRIS film, alongside Anna Kendrick. He has guest starred on Comedy Central’s @MIDNIGHT, THE MELTDOWN and DRUNK HISTORY, on Adult Swim’s CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL and on IFC’s COMEDY BANG! BANG! as a variety of guest characters. As Bernie Sanders, James is one-half of TRUMP VS. BERNIE, a comedy debate act that includes a memorable guest appearance on Comedy Central, and two TV specials for Fusion, along with a live international tour in 2016 and a #1 Comedy Album (TRUMP VS BERNIE: LIVE IN BROOKLYN).
James performed standup on ’S NEW YORK STAND UP SHOW on Comedy Central, and on NBC’s where he was a Top 10 finalist. James has also performed to much acclaim over the years at the JUST FOR LAUGHS Festival in Montreal and many other top comedy festivals. He works as a voiceover artist on numerous animated shows including AMERICAN DAD, VENTURE BROTHERS, Disney’s FUTURE WORM and Nickelodeon’s PIG GOAT BANANA CRICKET. He is also a beloved regular guest on the Earwolf podcast network, where his debut standup comedy album LOW HANGIN FRUIT was released in 2012.
Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/james-adomian/

*SHOWS FRIDAY 10/13, SATURDAY 10/14 & SUNDAY 10/15 AS WELL*

 

Show: Hooray For Boobies!
Venue: The Stand NYC
Location: 239 3rd Avenue NYC
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:
“HOORAY FOR BOOBIES!®” produces several fundraising events to benefit the American Cancer Society including “Relay for Laughs” which has featured some of the top comic in the country including: , Keith Robinson, , Esther Ku and Donnell Rawlings.Hooray for Boobies is a production company dedicated to organizing fundraising events such as “Relay for Laughs” and the annual Hooray for Boobies party.
Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1571707-jenny-saldana-hooray-for-new-york/

 

Show: On A Lighter Note
Venue: Halyard’s Bar
Location: 406 3rd Ave, Brooklyn NY
Time: 8:00pm
Description of Show and Lineup:
Face it. The world is garbage right now. But there’s always a silver lining! Lighten your mood at “On a Lighter Note” where Dan Wilbur hosts the finest comics in NYC – bringing you raw & uncensored stand-up. The only caveat? Every comedian MUST leave the stage by saying something positive. It’s a free comedy show with guaranteed laughs. If that doesn’t cheer you up, there will be random chances to win a free drink throughout the show!
Jena Friedman (Daily Show, Late Show)
Nore Davis (Comedy Central, MTV)
Josh Gondelman (Last Week Tonight)
Giulia Rozzi (TEDx, Moth GrandSLAM)
Shane Torres (, Comedy Bang! Bang!)
Ticket Link: https://lighternotecomedy.tumblr.com

 

FRIDAY 10/13

 

Show: Relationshit! Special Halloween RelationScares
Venue: QED
Location: 27-16 23rd Avenue Astoria, Queens
Time: 9:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:
Hosted by Lynn Bixenspan and Morgan Pielli, Relationshit features a mix of stories about all kinds of relationships and good old-fashioned new-fangled advice from REAL-LIVE THERAPISTS ONSTAGE.
Be a voyeur into one person’s therapy session!
This show featuring HARROWING TALES with*:
Katie Skiff (The PIT)
Kambri Crews (QED, Burn Down The Ground: A emoir)
Erin Rose Chan (“The President Show”)
Ticket Link: https://qedastoria.com/collections/lynn-bixenspan-and-morgan-pielli/products/relationshit-12

 

Show: Bitches Brew Variety Show
Venue: Halyard’s Bar
Location: 406 3rd Ave, Brooklyn NY
Time: 8:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:
Halyard’s brings you jokes from a bunch of very funny ladies at this free weekly show with hosts Naomi Karavani, Melissa Stokoski, Shelby Taylor and Erica Spera and live music. Plenty of brews, bar snacks and a pool table await you.
Comedy by: Tito Garza, Melissa Diaz, Christi Chiello, Khalid Rahman & more!
Ticket Link: http://bitchesbrewcomedy.tumblr.com/

 

Show: Richard Lewis
Venue: Carolines on Broadway
Location: 1626 Broadway NYC
Time: 7:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:
Lewis has taken his lifelong therapy fodder and carved it into a commanding, compelling art form. His early career as a stand-up brought him to the top of his ranks. Over time and through a variety of mediums, he broadened his exposure and more and more came on board to appreciate his brilliantly warped world. The NY Times said, “This renowned comedian, often considered to be the heir to Lenny Bruce, is a master of long form storytelling who turns his endless neurotic energy into brilliant comedy.” Comedy Central has recognized Mr. Lewis as one of the top 50 stand-up comedians of all time and he was charted on GQ Magazine’s list of the ’20th Century’s Most Influential Humorists’. In December of 1989, Lewis achieved a very personal goal…he performed at Carnegie Hall to a standing room only audience.
Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/richard-lewis/

 

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-5-2017-10-06/

 

Show: On The Offensive
Venue: New York Comedy Club
Location: 241 E. 24th Street NYC
Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:
“BOO!” – A ghost AND me to you if you miss this month’s killer Friday the 13th lineup!
This month we showcase:
Sean Donnelly – Conan
Adrienne Iapalucci – Late Show with
Ryan Donahue– Jimmy Kimmel Live
Stavros Halkias– MSG’s “People Talking Sports (And Other Stuff)”
Geno Bisconte – AXS TV’s “Gotham Comedy Live”
Hosted by Mike Feeney – New York Comedy Festival
Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/on-the-offensive-2017-10-13

 

SATURDAY 10/14

 

Show: Bowery Comedy
Venue: The Bowery Electric
Location: 327 Bowery NYC
Time: 6pm
Description of Show and Lineup:
Kristin Manna (Bridgetown Comedy Festival)
Blair Socci (MTV)
Crystian Ramirez (Comedy Central)
Rob HAze (Adam Devine’s House Party)
Carlos Delgado (Redacted Tonight)
Hosted by Chelsea Taylor and Carolyn Busa
Ticket Link: http://www.theboweryelectric.com

 

Show: Dov Davidoff
Venue: Gotham Comedy Club
Location: 208 W. 23rd Street NYC
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:
Dov hails from a junkyard in Englishtown, New Jersey and now lives with his wife Jessica and their dog in Brooklyn.  He also spent some time on an Ashram in Southern India as a child, and will never go back.
As an actor, Dov played opposite Mark Wahlberg in the film Invincible, as well as ongoing roles on NBC’s Shades of Blue, and HBO’s Crashing.  He’s also been seen on The League on FX, Raines on NBC, Law & Order, Boston Legal, and Maron.
As a comedian he’s written and performed two one-hour standup specials for television and has appeared on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Chappelle’s Show, Showtime, Comedy Central, and many others.  
Ticket Link: http://gothamcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=493527&cart

 

Show: The Stand NYC Showcase
Venue: The Stand NYC
Location: 239 3rd Avenue NYC
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:
Big
Dan Soder

Ari Shaffir
Keith Robinson
Marina Franklin
Vladimir Caamano
Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1571692-big-jay-oakerson-dan-soder-new-york/

 

Show: Jennifer Lopez Said She’d Be Here: A Benefit for Puerto Rico
Venue: Union Hall
Location: 702 Union Street Brooklyn NY
Time: 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Josh Gondelman

Jeffrey Joseph

Veronica Garza

Becca Beberaggi

Drew Dowdey

Gina Ginsberg

Jimmy Hoffman

Venessa Peruda

Zilla Vodnas

Christina Galston

Melissa Rocha

Ticket Link: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1572130-jennifer-lopez-said-shed-be-brooklyn

 

SUNDAY 10/15

 

Show: Picture This!
Venue: Union Hall
Location: 702 Union Street, Brooklyn
Time: 7:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:
Picture This! the ONLY live animated comedy show is BACK at the Union Hall!!
COMEDY BY:
Corinne Fisher (Guys We F*cked Podcast)
Blair Socci (Ladylike, Girl Code)
Erik Bergstrom (Comedy Credit: Comedy Central Half Hour)
Shane Torres (Comedy Central Half Hour)
Robby Hoffman (Just For Laughs)
& Becky Yamamoto (Fort Tilden)
ANIMATION BY:
Bryan Brinkman (Tonight Show)
Erik Bergstrom (Artist Credit: The New Yorker)
Chrissy Fellmeth (Titmouse)
Patrick Hosmer (TruTV)
Jesse Willmon
Pete Bregman
& Dan Pinto!
HOSTED BY: Ian Fidance!
Ticket Link: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1568871

 

Show: If You Build It
Venue: UCBeast
Location: 153 E. 3rd Street NYC
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:
SAM MORRIL
The Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert, Comedy Central
http://www.sammorril.com/
JULIO TORRES
Montreal Comedy Festival, SNL
http://spaceprincejulio.tumblr.com/
KEVIN MCCAFFREY
Late Show w/David Letterman, World’s Dumbest
http://kevin-mccaffrey.com/
KENDRA CUNNINGHAM
Montreal Comedy Festival, Montreal Comedy Festival
http://www.kendracunningham.com/
KATE WILLETT
This Is Not Happening, The Jim Jefferies Show
https://katewillett.com
ROB HAZE
Montreal Comedy Festival, Last Comic Standing
http://robhaze.tumblr.com/
Ticket Link: https://east.ucbtheatre.com/show/2835

 

Show: Sasheer Zamata Party Time
Venue: The Bell House
Location: 149 7th Street Brooklyn, NY
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:
Sasheer Zamata (SNL, This American Life) likes to party, spend time with friends and do shows. Watch her do all three of those things at the same time! There will be laughter, merriment, and probably a lot of booze.
With and more!
Ticket Link: http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1568710-sasheer-zamata-party-time-brooklyn

 

 

LIVE COMEDY MONDAY 10/16

 

Show: New York’s Funniest Stand-Up Competition
Venue: Carolines on Broadway
Location: 1626 Broadway NYC
Time: 7:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:
The search is on for “New York’s Funniest Stand-Up,” a competition open to any and all comedians who think they have what it takes to be New York’s Funniest.   36 semi-finalists will be featured on showcases on October 11th (12 comics), 16th (12 comics), and the 21st (12 comics). From these three showcases, ten finalists will be chosen from an open call of hundreds to be judged by a panel of industry experts based on material, originality, and stage presence. The final show will take place as part of the 2017 New York Comedy Festival on Saturday, November 11th at 4pm at Carolines. The New York Comedy Festival runs from November 7-12.  The winner will receive a cash prize and a week of performances at Carolines on Broadway.
Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/new-yorks-funniest-stand-up-competition-semi-finals/

 

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

Abby Rosenquist

Jessica Kirson

Mark Normand

Pete Lee

Joe List

Ashton Womack

Eli Sairs

Mike Stanley

Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1569244-frantic-free-show-hosted-by-new-york/

 

Show: NightTrain
Venue: Littlefield
Location: 632 Sackett Street Brooklyn, NY
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.
Alzo Slade
Kenny DeForest
D.C. Benny
Aparna Nancherla\
Ophira Eisenberg, + more!
Ticket Link: http://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/1547935-night-train-wyatt-cenac-brooklyn/

 

Show: Cipha Sounds Presents: Don’t Get Gassed
Venue: Comedy Cellar at The Village Underground
Location: 130 W. 3rd Street NYC
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:
Andrew Schulz
Mo Amer
Jessica Kirson
Jon Laster
Hosted by Cipha Sounds
Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com

 

LIVE COMEDY TUESDAY 10/17

 

Show: The Stand NYC Showcase
Venue: The Stand NYC
Location: 239 3rd Avenue NYC
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:
Janeane Garofalo
Dan Soder
Mark Normand
Joe List
Yannis Pappas
Tim Dillon
and More!
Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1571703-janeane-garafalo-dan-soder-new-york/

 

Show: Comedy Central Corporate Retreat
Venue: UCBeast
Location: 153 E. 3rd Street NYC
Time: 7:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:
Comedy Central’s monthly Corporate Retreat show features new hosts and new formats every month. From stand-up to sketch to musical comedy and more, Corporate Retreat always showcases New York’s most exciting young performers.
Ticket Link: https://east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/57323

 

Show: #ADULTING with Michelle Buteau and Jordan Carlos
Venue: Union Hall
Location: 702 Union Street, Brooklyn
Time: 7:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:
Michelle & Jordan welcome guests to break down the what, the how, the where and the why #ADULTING is the puberty you opt into.
Ticket Link: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1572139-adulting-michelle-buteau-brooklyn

 

Show: Stand Up NY Showcase
Venue: Stand Up NY
Location: 236 W. 78th Street NYC
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:
Lenny Marcus
Josh Gondelman
Mike Cannon
Rob Haze
Yamaneika Saunders
Joe List
Ticket Link: http://www.standupny.com/buy-tickets/

 

LIVE COMEDY WEDNESDAY 10/18

 

Show: Harriet
Venue: Littlefield
Location: 635 Sackett Street Brooklyn
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:
Best friends and New York comedians, Farah Brook and Blair Socci, started a comedy show in the East Village in 2014. They named it after Farah’s grandmother, Harriet, because they love her and she makes them laugh.
They’re back for the LAST TIME for another great show at the NEW LittlefieldNYC with a portion of proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society!
Featuring:
Todd Barry (Bob’s Burgers, Master of None)
Wyatt Cenac (People of Earth, Night Train)
Josh Gondelman (Emmy Award winner for Last Week Tonight)
Cocoon Central Dance Team (Broad City)
& more!
Hosted by:
Farah Brook (Girl Code)
& Blair Socci (Ladylike)
Ticket Link: http://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/1558581

 

Show: Benefit for The Sunrise Association
Venue: Gotham Comedy Club
Location: 208 W. 23rd Street NYC
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:
Gotham Comedy Club is proud to host a night of laughter and fun to benefit The Sunrise Association, whose mission is to bring back the joys of childhood to children with cancer and their siblings world-wide.  This mission is accomplished through the creation of Sunrise Day Camps, Year-Round Programs and In-Hospital Recreational Activities, all offered free of charge.
5:30pm – Doors open for VIP Reception for Silver, Gold, & VIP ticket holders
7:00pm – Doors open for General Admission & Bronze tickets
8:00pm – Comedy Show
Pre-show VIP Reception for VIP, Gold & Silver ticket levels – includes open bar & passed hors d’oeuvres, and continued open bar during the show.
All ticket levels are welcome to purchase food & drinks from Gotham during the show. Please note General Admission & Bronze ticket levels are required to meet a two beverage minimum.
Jessica Kirson
Mark Normand
Dean Edwards
Jimmy Failla
Ticket Link: http://gothamcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=494898&cart

 

Show:
Venue: Comedy Cellar at The Fat Black Pussycat
Location: 130 W. 3rd Street NYC
Time: 8:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:
FX’s “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll” Louie Trainwreck
Robert Kelly’s comedy is deeply rooted his own life and relationships which makes it honest, abrasively funny, yet refreshingly vulnerable. He has been winning over audiences for years touring clubs, colleges and theaters, including repeat performances at Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival.  
His one-hour special Robert Kelly: Live at the Village Underground debuted on Comedy Central and is now available on Netflix. Besides being a fixture on Comedy Central, Robert recently starred as Bam Bam in Denis Leary’s FX show Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll and can also be seen as Louie CK’s brother Robbie on the hit series Louie. His other acting credits include roles in Trainwreck, Maron, Benders, Nurse Jackie and Inside . Robert currently hosts the top rated podcast “You Know What Dude?” that can be found on iTunes.  Robert is also the co-founder of the RiotCast podcasting Network.
Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com

 

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
Chris Redd (SNL)
Sam Jay (Comedy Central)
Mike Stanley (Shiner)
Jack Comstock (Spike)
Mike Lebovitz (Last Comic Standing)
Hosted by Jeff Steinbrunner.
Ticket Link: https://cysknyc.eventbrite.com/