Guide to NYC Live Comedy Shows This Week: October 19 – October 24, 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 LISTINGS THURSDAY 10/19

 

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

Jeff Garlin’s talent encompasses writing, producing, directing, acting and performing stand-up comedy. Garlin is co-star and Executive Producer of the HBO series “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Raised in Chicago and then South Florida, Garlin studied filmmaking and began performing stand-up comedy while at the University of Miami. He has toured the country as a stand-up comedian, is an alumnus of Chicago’s Second City Theatre, and has written and starred in three critically acclaimed solo shows (“I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With,” “Uncomplicated” and “Concentrated”). In 2007, Garlin adapted his solo show “I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With” into an independent film. It premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival to critical acclaim. Garlin has also directed “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and both (“Unleavened”) and Denis Leary (“Lock-n-Load”) in their HBO specials. Garlin has extensive feature and television acting credits.  Garlin also has voiced for the Captain in Disney-Pixar’s “WALL-E” and Buttercup in “Toy Story 3.” Jeff also released his book, “Curbing It” (Simon & Schuster) where Garlin shares his hysterical and eye-opening journey to reduce his waistline and his carbon footprint during the production of the seventh season of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Currently, Garlin is on a fall comedy tour and has a local show based in Los Angeles at Largo called By the Way – Conversations With (soon to be released). Guests have included Michael Moore, , O’Brian, , J.J. Abrams, Lena Dunham, and Jeff Tweedy to name a few.  Jeff works with Michael Moore as co-founder of the Traverse City Comedy Arts Festival, occurring annually in Michigan.  In Summer 2012, Jeff directed his second feature film, which he wrote and stars in.  The film, dealin’ with idiots, will be released in Summer 2013.

Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/jeff-garlin/

*SHOWS FRIDAY 10/20 & SATURDAY 10/21 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 fund raising 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: New Jokes
Venue: Comedy Cellar at The Fat Black Pussycat
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NYC
Time: 8:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Wil Sylvince hosts some of the best comics in New York as they try out new material
Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com

 

Show: Death Comedy Jam
Venue: The Creek and The Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue LIC
Time: 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Justin Williams and Akash Bhasin drink, banter and host this monthly showcase featuring the best young comics from NYC and beyond.  The free Tecate for the audience flows like the laughter that earned Death Comedy Jam the 2013 Creek Award for Best Stand-Up Show! Past performers include, Joe Machi, Pat Dixon, Jena Friedman, Jeffrey Joseph, Aparna Nancherla and Josh Rabinowitz
Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/death-comedy-jam-2017-10-12/

 

LIVE COMEDY LISTINGS FRIDAY 10/20

 

Show: Adam Cayton-Holland: Comedy Central Album Recording
Venue: Union Hall
Location:
702 Union Street NYC
Time: 8 & 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Adam Cayton-Holland (www.adamisfreakingoutrightnow.com) is a national touring comic who has appeared on Conan, @midnight, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, The Show, Happy Endings, Deadbeat, Flophouse, Hidden America and was named one of Esquire’s “25 Comics to Watch.,” as well as one of “10 Comics to Watch” by Variety. Along with his cohorts in The Grawlix, he is one of the creators and stars of the truTV show, “Those Who Can’t,” in which Adam plays Spanish teacher and bon vivant Loren Payton. His albums, “I Don’t Know If I Happy” and “Backyards” are both available on iTunes, and his writing has appeared in Village Voice, Spin, The A.V. Club and The Atlantic. Adam has been described as “genial” and “with pretty decent teeth.”
Ticket Link: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1519680-adam-cayton-holland-s-comedy-brooklyn

 

Show: Camouflage: A Comedy Show
Venue: Big Irv’s
Location: 381 Hooper St Brooklyn, NY
When: Friday, 10/20/17 Doors at 8:30, show starts at 9
Description of Show and Lineup:
Dulcé Sloan (, Conan, Comedy Knockout)
Sonia Denis(Brown Girls, Comedy Central “Comics to Watch” 2016)
Gary Vider (America’s Got Talent, Conan)
Corinne Fisher(Guys We F###ed Podcast)
Tyler Fischer (Younger, America’s Got Talent)
and surprise guests!!!!
Hosted by Lucas Connolly
Ticket Link: http://tinyurl.com/camoshow1

 

Show: Week at the Creek: Blair Socci
Venue: The Creek and The Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue LLIC
Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

BLAIR SOCCI is an NYC-based comedian from Southern California. She recently starred in the MTV series, LADYLIKE, and on the new comedy series for FUSE TV, UPROARIOUS. This past year she also served as creative consultant for Guy Code vs. Girl Code on MTV and also appeared on the show. She is the host of the podcast, How To Be a Beefy Woman, and was recently named to Bustle’s Class of 2017 Comedians to Watch. She was also a New Face at the Just For Laughs Festival 2017. When she isn’t watching Vanderpump Rules, you can find Blair performing nightly at some of the best clubs and alternative shows in town. Blair has also been lucky to perform alongside some of her favorite comics at the New York Comedy Festival, Brooklyn Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival, Laughing Skull Festival, CROM Comedy Festival, Red Clay Comedy Festival, and Chicago Comedy Exposition. Once a month, she co-hosts a popular show, NACHO BITCHES, at New York Comedy Club that she co-founded with Corinne Fisher of Guys We F*cked fame. Blair holds an MFA in creative writing from The New School and a Bachelors of English from UCLA – which as it turns outs out, she only got to list in this bio as you do not need any degrees to be a comedian. Looking towards the future, Blair notes that she wouldn’t mind having her own weird cooking show after she gets old and slows down. In terms of extracurricular goals, she hopes to become un-allergic to dogs, cats, and horses, and get really good at drawing
Ticket Link:  www.creeklic.com
*SHOW THURSDAY 10/19 AS WELL*

 

Show: Art School Acid Dropout
Venue: The Creek and The Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue LLIC
Time: 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Grant Lindahl is a world renowned visual artist banned from MoMA PS1 for being too extreme. Every month he hosts an interactive comedy show at the Creek and the Cave in LIC Queens. Grant opens each show with an eccentric performance piece. Past stunts include getting tattooed live on stage, having a knife thrown at him and playing a giant paint by numbers with the audience! Everyone is provided drawing materials and encouraged to make art during the show. Each member gets a limited edition show poster and button with the ticket price. Past guest artists have included Erik Bergstrom (The New Yorker), Christina Faraj (Pixar), and Matteo Lane (MTV)
Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/art-school-acid-dropout-5-2-2017-10-20/

 

Show: Nacho Bitches
Venue: New York Comedy Club
Location:
241 E. 24th Street NYC
Time: 11:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

NACHO BITCHES is the wildly popular late night show brought to you by NYC comedy scene favorites CORINNE FISHER (Guys We Fucked podcast) & BLAIR SOCCI (Brooklyn Comedy Festival). These two dainty women (LOL!), er, foul-mouthed, beer-guzzling babes, bring you the city’s best comedians once a month for a rowdy night of laughter. And, because they are really decent human beings, they offer all of their beloved guests free nachos (with a side of unmatched weirdness). NB REGZ INCLUDE: Michael Che, Gary Gulman, Pete Davidson, Ari Shaffir, Chris Gethard & Kevin Meaney
Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/nacho-bitches-2017-10-20

 

LIVE COMEDY LISTINGS SATURDAY 10/21

 

Show: Comedy Outliers: A Monthly Stand-Up Showcase
Venue: Sean’s Bar and Kitchen
Location:
42 West 48th Street NYC
Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Brandon Collins and Mike Brown offer up a stellar lineup of talented comics at their monthly Comedy Outliers showcase, plus giveaways for the audience and cheap drink specials.
Tim Dillon (NY Comedy Festival)
Wil Sylvince (BET)
Mike Drucker (The Tonight Show)
Rebecca O’Neal (Laugh Factory)
Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/comedy-outliers-a-monthly-stand-up-showcase-tatis-bday-show-tickets-38534118586?aff=ehomecard

 

Show: Pete Correale
Venue: Gotham Comedy Club
Location:
208 W. 23rd Street NYC
Time:  8pm & 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Pete Correale is one of the best comedians working today. Pete has made numerous appearances on The Late Show with , The Conan O’brien Show and The Tonight Show.  Aside from the late night circuit, Pete has two critically acclaimed one hour stand up specials, the first, a Comedy Central special titled- Things We Do For Love. Plus a brand new one hour special on Showtime titled Let Me Tell Ya.Pete’s success is directly correlated to his ability to dissect his life, whether talking about being a husband and father or the joy of ice cream; people laugh because they see their own lives through Pete. Simply put, Pete Correale performs his craft on a level very few comedians are working at today and he always delivers a knockout performance.
Ticket Link: http://gothamcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=489950&cart

 

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


Laurie Kilmartin


Sean Patton
Christian Finnegan
Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1571716-rich-vos-laurie-kilmartin-new-york/

 

Show: Week at The Creek: Joel Walkowski & Jake Head
Venue: The Creek and The Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue LIC
Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

 
Two artists 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 Week’s Artist: Joel Walkowski & Jake Head
Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/week-creek-joel-walkowski-jake-head/

 

LIVE COMEDY LISTINGS SUNDAY 10/22

 

Show: A Thousand Deaths
Venue: Stand Up NY
Location:
236 W. 78th Street NYC
Time: 10:15pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Some of NYC’s top stand up comics share their horror stories from stage and beyond in this hysterical storytelling show. Kick off your Halloween week with real life tales of flopping/getting heckled/performing at a Marie Callender’s buffet… if you’ve ever wondered what comics endure during their rise to the top, this is a not-to-be-missed one night event. Join us for some #flopsweatandtears
Emma Willmann
Mehran Khaghani
James Mattern
Erin Maguire
Ashley Austin Morris
Corinne Fisher
Ticket Link: http://standupnyc.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=496827&cart

 

Show: Marlon Wayans
Venue: Carolines
Location:
1626 Broadway NYC
Time: 7:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Marlon Wayans is an actor, producer, comedian, writer and film director. His films have grossed more than $736-million in domestic box office, an average of nearly $50-million per outing. As a standup comedian, he is selling out nationwide and adding shows every weekend.
Wayans can be seen starring in the NBC sitcom “Marlon,” loosely based on his life. “Marlon” is a family comedy centered around a loving (but immature) father committed to co-parenting his two kids with his very-together ex-wife, played by Essence Atkins.
Wayans also stars in the upcoming Netflix movie NAKED which will premiere on the streaming site on August 11. Based on the Swedish film, NAKEN, the romantic comedy co-stars Regina Hall and reunites Wayans with director Michael Tiddes. Marlon, who is also a writer and producer on the movie, stars as Rob Anderson, a charming man-child, who wakes up on his wedding day, naked in an elevator, reliving the hour before the ceremony over and over again. He last starred in FIFTY SHADES OF BLACK, which he also wrote and executive produced, in January 2016. Directed by Michael Tiddes, the film co-starred Mike Epps and Kali Hawk.
Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/marlon-wayans/

 

Show: Risk!
Venue: Littlefield
Location:
635 Sackett Street Brooklyn, NY
Time: 7:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

RISK! is the show where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public. Created and hosted by Kevin Allison (MTV’s The State, Reno 911!, High Maintenance), the RISK! live show and podcast has been running since 2009, receives over 2.5 million downloads per month, and tours internationally to sold out audiences. Slate.com calls RISK! “jaw-dropping, hilarious and just plain touching,” and Rolling Stone named RISK! one of its top podcasts. The RISK! live show features famous faces and regular folks dropping the act and showing a side of themselves we’ve never seen before. Learn more at RISK-show.com.
Ticket Link: http://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/1558164-risk-brooklyn/

 

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

JON FISCH
The Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert, Late Show w/David Letterman
http://jonfisch.com/
RYAN DONAHUE
Montreal Comedy Festival, HBO’s Crashing
http://ryan-donahue.com/
KATH BARBADORO
Roast Battle, ATX Uncensored(ish)
http://www.kathbarbadoro.com/
KENNY DEFOREST
Brooklyn Comedy Festival, New York Comedy Festival
http://www.kennydeforest.com/
SARA JUNE
SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival
http://www.heysarajune.com/
ELLA GALE
Moontower Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival
http://ellagalecomedy.com/
Ticket Link: https://east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/57294

 

LIVE COMEDY LISTINGS MONDAY 10/23

 

Show: New York’s Funniest Stand Up Competition
Venue: Carolines
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:

Ari Shaffir
Jessica Kirson
Sean Patton
Mark Normand
Courtney Fearrington
Alia Janine
J.P. McDade
Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1569244-frantic-free-show-hosted-by-new-york/

 

Show: NYCC Comedy Competition
Venue: New York Comedy Club
Location:
241 E. 24th Street NYC
Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

For four weeks every Autumn, New York Comedy Club showcases twenty emerging comedians who have distinguished themselves as stand-outs by their talent, hard work and contributions to the club and comedy community. Join us in watching the future of comedy unfold!
Featuring:
Nick Simmons
Turner Sparks
Ali Kolbert
Maddy Smith
Chip Hall
Jatty Robinson
Mike Verdi
Gracie Caanan
Roddy MacInnes
Phil Duckett
Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/nycc-comedy-competition-2017-10-23190000

 

Show: The Blackout Diaries: Live Taping
Venue: The Village Underground
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NYC
Time: 9pm & 11pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

The Blackout Diaries is a comedy show were standup comedians, plus ‘regular’ people (cops, firefighters, teachers, etc) tell true drinking stories. Then you, the audience, can ask questions.
Dan Soder
Liza Treyger
Sean Patton
Mark Normand
Erica Nicole Clark
& more
Ticket Link: http://www.comedycellar.com

 

LIVE COMEDY LISTINGS TUESDAY 10/24

 

Show: New York Comedy Club Showcase
Venue: New York Comedy Club
Location:
241 E. 24th Street NYC
Time: 9:15pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Get the authentic NYC stand up comedy experience at New York Comedy Club! Enjoy a nightly showcase of the best comedians in the city, hot up-and-comers, plus hotshot celebrity drop ins, national and international touring comics and more surprises!
Featuring:
Neko White
Greg Stone
Alli Breen
Emma WIllmann
Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/weeknight-headliners-2017-10-24211500

 

Show: Wil Sylvince Presents: “I Am Maurice” Kickstarter Show
Venue: The Village Underground
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NYC
Time: 9pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Hasan Minaj
Leslie Jones
Michelle Wolf
Mo Amer
Ronnie Cheing
Trevor Noah
Sal Vulcano
DJ Set by Cipha Sounds
Ticket Link: http://comedycellar.com/events/maurice.html

 

Show: College Humor Live
Venue: UCBeast
Location:
153 E. 3rd Street NYC
Time: 9pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

CollegeHumor shuts down their computers one night per month, presenting some of the sites favorite comics, stand-ups and sketch performers so that they can make you LOL IRL.
Host: Brian Park
Charles Gould (, Comedy Central)
Greta Titelman (Bravo, Lady Lovin’ Podcast)
Tori Piskin (Refinery29)
Blogologues (Forbes, Bustle)
Ticket Link: https://east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/57329

 

Show: RoastMasters 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/1569250-roastmasters-hosted-by-luis-new-york/

 

LIVE COMEDY LISTINGS WEDNESDAY 10/25

 

Show: In Your Dreams Comedy
Venue: Fishbowl at Dream Midtown
Location:
210 W. 55th Street NYC
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Janelle James
Chris DiStefano
Emma Willmann
Petey DeAbreu
Ryan Schutt
Ticket Link: https://inyourdreamscomedy.brownpapertickets.com

 

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


Ron Bennington
Dan Soder
Mark Normand
Yannis Pappas
Sean Patton
Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1571725-janeane-garafalo-dan-soder-new-york/

 

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

Ronny started performing comedy in Melbourne in 2009. Since then he has toured 4 sold out global stand up comedy theater tours in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, India, Canada and London. Ronny has been invited to the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal in 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016.  He made his US television debut on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson in 2015.

He has sold out his stand up comedy tours at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the SOHO Theatre in London, the Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Town Hall, the Enmore Theatre in Sydney, the Esplanade concert hall in Singapore and PJ Live Arts in Malaysia, and was also invited to open for Dave Chappelle and on their national stand up comedy tours of Australia.

In Australia Ronny has written and acted in multiple television comedy shows such as Problems (2012), Legally Brown (2014), It’s a Date (2013-2014), Kinne (2015) and more.

In 2016 also co-created and starred in his own TV comedy pilot “Ronny Chieng: International Student” on ABC (Australia) which won  Short Film Production of the Year at the 16th Screen Producers Australia Awards and was nominated for Best Comedy Programme at the Asian Television Awards 2016 in Singapore.

Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com

 

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

Lee Valentin
Sara Contreras
Ismael Maldonado
Rojo Perez
Peaches Rodriguez
Mark Viera
Angelo Lozada
All Proceeds go to Global Giving for Puerto Rico
Ticket Link: http://www.standupny.com/buy-tickets/

 

 

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