Guide to NYC Live Comedy Shows This Week: October 5 – October 11, 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 10/5

 

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

Calise Hawkins
Dante Nero
Graham Kay
Greg Stone
Anthony DeVito
Rory Albanese
Ticket Link: http://www.standupny.com

 

Show: Bodega Cat
Venue: The Offside Tavern
Location:137 W. 14th Street NYC
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:
Bodega Cat is a weekly comedy show brought to you by Kevin Seefried (202 Comedy Festival), Andy Ostroff (Jimmy Kimmel Live!).
Shane Torres (CONAN, Comedy Central’s Half-Hour)
Morgan Miller (UCB)
Kofi Thomas (Boston Comedy Festival)
Zach Sims (Freakin Hilarious)
Ticket Link: http://bodegacatnyc.eventbrite.com

 

Show: Lasers In The Jungle
Venue: UCBeast
Location:
153 E. 3rd Street NYC
Time: 7:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

New York comedy favorites Katina Corrao and Sean Crespo host this weekly standup show bringing you the best up-and-coming and visiting comics in the city, as well as celebrity drop-ins. Plus, Katina, Sean, and Matt Little open each show with a new sketch or game that offers one lucky audience member a chance to win a free beer. You never know what will happen or who might show up, so stop by every week. (Please, stop by every week… Katina and Sean’s self worth depends on it.)
Featuring:
Chanel Ali – Women in Comedy Festival
Molly Austin – TruTV, Comedy Central
Kendra Cunningham – Just For Laughs
Lance Weiss – New York Comedy Festival
And October Comedian-in-Residence:
Nore Davis – Inside Amy Schumer
Ticket Link: https://east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/57359

 

Show: New Jokes
Venue: The 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 NYC trying out new material
Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com

FRIDAY 10/6

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

Described as a high energy comic, Chris Distefano acts out a variety of characters derived from his life, typically leaving you on the edge of your seat wondering “Who the hell is that he’s talking about?” Chris has worked at all of the top comedy clubs across New York City including but not limited to Gotham Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, Caroline’s on Broadway, and the Laugh Lounge. Chris still lives in Brooklyn, NY with his Mom (punch line). Chris has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology to impress his mom’s friends, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy to impress his Moms friend’s Moms. That kind of thinking got him on the SNY network as the host of the 2010 Fencing Masters at Hammerstein Ballroom. It also got him all the way to the Final 4 of the 2011 March Madness Comedy Competition at the world famous Caroline’s on Broadway. Chris also headlined at Caroline’s this month and recently opened for Gilbert Gottfried & Dustin Diamond. When he’s not making witty remarks (like the ones you’ve just read) or transforming into various personas on stage, you can find him stretching people’s hamstrings and getting yelled at to clean his room.
Ticket Link: http://gothamcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=489944&cart
*SHOWS SATURDAY 10/7 AS WELL*

 

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-2017-10-06/

 

Show: Mid Riff Comedy Show
Venue: Precious Metal
Location:
143 Troutman Street Brooklyn
Time: 8:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

The show that’s so hot we can’t wear full shirts! Every month we feature the hottest stand up comics in NYC. You’ve seen them on Comedy Central, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel, and more! Hosted by Alissa May Atkinson and Lauren Vino, who give away free drinks to their favorite crop top wearers!
Josh Gondelman
Mara Wiles
Kevin O’Brien
Emmy Blotnick
Eman El Husseni
and special guests
Ticket Link: at door

 

Show: Transplant Comedy
Venue: QED Astoria
Location:
27-16 23rd Avenue Astoria, Queens
Time:  7:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Alexis Guerreros Newark NJ, AXS TV & Cooligans
Katie Boyle Ireland Brooklyn Comedy Festival, Cinderblock Festival
Kat Burdick Germany Moth, NPR, NB
Mary Cella Williamstown, MA Female Comedians (with Tits!)
John Rosenberger Berkshire County, MA Dr. Gameshow on WFMU, WNYC, NY1
Colin Burgess Rochester, NY
Patrick Schroeder Coconut Creek Florida Comedy Central
Host: Kathryn Henson Reno, NV Broadway Comedy Club
Ticket Link: https://qedastoria.com/products/transplants-17

 

SATURDAY 10/7

 

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!
Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/jackknife-comedy-5-2017-10-07/

 

Show: The Stand NYC Showcase
Venue:  The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC
Time:  8 & 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Ron Bennington
Mike Vecchione
Yannis Pappas
Monroe Martin
Yamaneika Saunders and More!
Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1569259-ron-bennington-mike-vecchione-new-york/

 

Show: Comedy for Puerto Rico
Venue: Union Hall
Location:
702 Union Street Brooklyn
Time: 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

7:30PM:
Sasheer Zamata
Cipha Sounds
Jo Firestone
Rojo Perez
Nore Davis
9:30PM:
Aparna Nancherla
Ronny Chieng
Cipha Sounds
Cristela Alonzo
Ricky Velez
Rojo Perez
Ticket Link: http://www.unionhallny.com/events/

 

Show: Tinder Live with Lane Moore
Venue: Littlefield
Location:
635 Sackett Street Brooklyn
Time:  8:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Produced and hosted by comedian Lane Moore (The Onion, New Yorker Shouts & Murmurs, Brooklyn Magazine’s Funniest People In Brooklyn, HBO’s GIRLS), Tinder Live! is a totally improvised, anything-can-happen, interactive comedy showstopper with helpful and oftentimes ridiculous Tinder tips, tricks, real-time swiping, and messaging (and sometimes even real-time phone calls with Tinder matches)! You’ll relate to Moore’s live-swiping, laugh at her reactions, and find inspiration in her ridiculous, random emoji-filled messages to would-be suitors.
Whether you’re single or married, the show is a hilarious, sex positive look at all the ways we fumble to connect in a city full of people. Moore also retains a deft touch for kindness and empathy, while still finding the boundless humor in modern dating. It’s also a great show to attend with a date, Tinder or otherwise. If you’ve ever been single before, you need to see this show.
Ticket Link: http://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/1527208-tinder-live-brooklyn/

 

SUNDAY 10/8

 

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

BARRY ROTHBART
Comedy Central, Wolf Of Wall Street
http://www.barryrothbart.com/
JO FIRESTONE
Tonight Show w/Jimmy Fallon, Chris Gethard Show
http://www.jofirestone.com/
ANTHONY DEVITO
Late Show w/Stephen Colbert, Montreal Comedy Festival
http://www.anthonydevitocomedy.com/
MIKE LEBOVITZ
Comedians You Should Know, Montreal Comedy Festival
http://mikelebovitz.com/
ELI YUDIN
Last Comic Standing, @NotTildaSwinton
http://www.eliyudin.com/
PEET GUERCIO
Hashtaggers, MTV’s Greatest Party Ever
https://www.peetguercio.com
REFORMED WHORES
Chicago Sketchfest, Charleston Comedy Festival
http://reformedwhores.com/
Ticket Link: https://east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/57292

 

Show: Comedy at the Knit
Venue: The Knitting Factory
Location:
361 Metropolitan Avenue NYC
Time: 9pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Brooklyn’s hottest weekly comedy show, started by Hannibal Buress, is now hosted by a trio of the fastest rising comics in the city in Will Miles, Clark Jones, and Kenny DeForest who have, between them, received accolades and acknowledgements from Comedy Central, BET, Brooklyn Magazine, Timeout New York, The Observer and The New Yorker among others. Lineups are guaranteed to feature a diverse lineup of the hippest, funniest comedians from across New York and the country at large and frequently have surprise drop-ins from comedy’s biggest stars. For more info, check out the Comedy at the Knitting Factory Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.
Ticket Link: http://bk.knittingfactory.com/calendar/

 

Show: Chicken Soup
Venue: New York Comedy Club
Location:
241 24th Street NYC
Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Chicken Salad Show is a perfect blend of some of the biggest and best comics in the world with a relaxing and fun loving atmosphere! Hosts Mara Marek and Andrew Collin bring a small town vibe to this BIG city show! It’s a show where the most important thing is for the audience to have fun, relax , laugh, and not take anything too seriously!
Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/chicken-salad-with-mara-marek-andrew-collin-2017-10-08

 

MONDAY 10/9

 

Show: The Stand NYC Showcase
Venue:  The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC
Time:  8 & 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Janeane Garofalo
Mark Normand
Joe List
Tim Dillon
Dean Delray
and More!

Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1571677-janeane-garafalo-mark-new-york/

 

Show: NightTrain with Wyatt Cenac
Venue: Littlefield
Location:
635 Sackett Street Brooklyn NY
Time:
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.
Ari Shaffir
Clark Jones
Marina Franklin
Chanel Ali
+ more!
Ticket Link: http://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/1547934-night-train-wyatt-cenac-brooklyn/

 

Show: Ask Me Another w/ guest Adam Conover
Venue: The Bell House
Location:
149 7th Street Brooklyn NY
Time: 7:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Puzzlemaster Will Shortz and Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! host Peter Sagal walk into a bar… No, it’s not the start of a joke. It’s the essence of Ask Me Another, a rambunctious hour that blends brainteasers and local pub trivia night with comedy and music. Host  Ophira Eisenberg invites in-studio guests and listeners alike to stretch their noggins, tickle their funny bones, and enjoy witty banter and guitar riffs from house musician  Jonathan Coulton.
For an hour, listeners can play along as Eisenberg puts questions to a rotating band of puzzle gurus, audience members and special mystery guests, who then takes a turn in the contestant’s chair facing trivia games written especially for him or her. What you’ll hear resembles the casual intimacy of game night at a friend’s house: one where scores are forgotten in favor of hilarious gaffes.
Ticket Link: http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1534294-ask-me-another-brooklyn

 

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

Classic New York stand up comedy starring a mix of your famous favorites and hot up and comers. Featuring Ashley Gavin and friends.
Featuring:
Robby Slowik
Emma Willmann
Sydnee Washington
Dina Hashem
Ian Hunt
Host: Jason Chatfield
Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/ashley-gavin-presents

 

TUESDAY 10/10

 

Show: Ester Steinberg
Venue: Carolines on Broadway
Location:
1626 Broadway NYC
Time: 9:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Ester Steinberg is one of New York’s hottest comedians. She starred in Oxygen’s hit show Funny Girls. She’s appeared on NBC’s Meredith Vieira show, Gotham Comedy Live, and E! She was also featured in Time Out NY Joke of the Week and created the popular Kibitz Room Comedy Show at Canter’s Deli. You may have also seen her from the viral youtube video 7 Girls You’ll Meet on Jdate or her Web Series: Esoteric. She was one Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival’s New Faces in 2015 and continues to perform at clubs and colleges all over the country.
Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/ester-steinberg-2/

 

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:
Mike Cannon
Brendan Sagalow
Greg Stone
Casey Balsham
Blair Socci
Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/weeknight-headliners-2017-10-10211500

 

Show: Harrison Greenbaum: What Just Happened
Venue: The Comedy Cellar at The Fat Black Pussycat
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NYC
Time: 8:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Harrison began performing stand-up comedy while studying psychology and English at Harvard.  A summa cum laude graduate, Harrison was the co-founder of the Harvard College Stand-Up Comic Society (or “Harvard College SUCS,” as the group’s name is cheekily acronymized), the first organization at Harvard dedicated to the performance and appreciation of stand-up comedy and one still popular on campus today.
Now living in Manhattan, Harrison has quickly become one of the most in-demand comedians in New York, performing in more than 600 shows a year and thus leading both Time Out New York and the NY Daily News to call him “the hardest-working man in comedy.”  One of Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch,” Harrison has also received many awards and honors for his comedy, including the Andy Kaufman Award (2010) for creativity and originality in comedy, the Shorty Award in collaboration with Comedy Central and the New York Comedy Festival for “Best Emerging Comic” (2011), and the Magners Comic Stand-Off (2011).
On television, Harrison was featured on NBC’s Last Comic Standing (for a clip, click here), AXS.TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, and National Geographic Channel’s Brain Games, and has appeared on MTV, SPIKE TV, the Discovery Channel, and the Science Channel. Behind the scenes, Harrison was a producer for Primetime: Would You Fall for That? on ABC (which premiered in 2013 to over 3.5 million viewers) and a story producer for VH1’s This is HOT 97, as well as the warm-up comic for Katie, Katie Couric’s daytime talk show on ABC.
Internationally recognized for his talent, Harrison was the head writer for Tu Nite con Lorenzo Parro, the first-ever late night show on NBCU/Telemundo; was a featured correspondent on the Japanese television show, Scooper, which was broadcast nationally on Nippon TV; appeared in the documentary, 10 Minutes in America, on France’s Canal+; and was a featured act in the Magners Glasgow International Comedy Festival in Scotland. Harrison was also the co-host and featured performer of the official Times Square New Year’s Eve World Wide Webcast in 2010 and 2011, broadcasting live to over 250 million viewers around the globe.
Harrison also headlines comedy clubs around the country, including sold-out shows at TBS Just for Laughs Chicago and the legendary Carolines on Broadway (leading Punchline Magazine to name Harrison one of the “Breakout Artists” of the year).  Harrison has also been featured in a wide variety of national and international publications, including being highlighted for the “Joke of the Week” in TimeOut NY and being featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, and CNBC.com.
Harrison’s one-man show, Harrison Greenbaum: What Just Happened?, debuted at the legendary New York comedy hotspot, the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, before commencing an Off-Broadway run and international tour that’s included performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C, and the Magic Castle in Hollywood, CA. (For more information on the show, visit the show’s official site here.)
Harrison is a talented comedy writer as well.  He is a nationally published author (with selections printed in the books, 50 Successful Harvard Essays, 2nd ed., and How They Got Into Harvard) and has been a writer for MAD Magazine since 2005.
From colleges to comedy clubs, from talk shows to theaters, Harrison is bringing his unique style of comedy to audiences across the country and around the world, proving each night why publications such as Newsday have named him one of “today’s best.”
Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com

 

WEDNESDAY 10/11

 

Show: Comedians You Should Know NYC
Venue: The Gutter
Location:
200 N. 14th Street Brooklyn NY
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 Aparna Nancherla (Conan)
Jim Tews (Louie)
Katie Hannigan (College Humor)
Tom Thakkar (VICE)
and David Drake
Hosted by Saurin Choksi (Brown Privilege).
Ticket Link: https://cysknyc.eventbrite.com/

 

Show: New York’s Funniest Stand Up Competition Semi Finals
Venue: Carolines on Broadway
Location:
1626 Broadway NYC
Time: 7:00pm
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: The Stand NYC Showcase
Venue:  The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC
Time:  8 & 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Janeane Garofalo
Mark Normand
Joe List
Tim Dillon
Dean Delray
and More!
Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1571677-janeane-garafalo-mark-new-york/

 

Show: Bazaar Comedy
Venue: Brooklyn Bazaar
Location:
150 Greenpoint Avenue Greenpoint, BK
Time:  8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Bazaar Comedy is Brooklyn’s brand new premiere stand-up comedy show hosted at Brooklyn’s favorite mega-venue, Brooklyn Bazaar.
Hosted by Mookie Thompson featuring Josh Johnson, Janelle James, Rob Haze, Doug Smith & more!
Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bazaar-comedy-ft-josh-johnson-mookie-thompson-rob-haze-and-more-tickets-37916165271?aff=efbeventtix

 

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