Guide to NYC Live Comedy This Week: December 7 – December 13


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 12/7

 

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

Tiffany Haddish is quickly establishing herself as one of the most sought-after comedic talents in television and film. Haddish can currently be seen starring in Universal’s Girls Trip alongside Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah and Regina Hall. Girls Trip had the highest opening for an R rated comedy in the past two years and VanityFair.com called Haddish “the funniest woman alive.” She will next be seen in her debut comedy special for Showtime titled Tiffany Haddish: SHE READY! From the Hood to Hollywood, which will premiere in August. She will also be seen starring alongside in his new TBS show, The Last O.G., which is slated to premiere in 2018. Previously, she was a series regular on NBC’s The Carmichael Show and was seen co-starring alongside Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele in the film, Keanu. Her other film credits include diverse projects such as Meet the Spartans and the Lifetime drama Racing for Time, where she played a lead role opposite Charles S. Dutton and opposite Ice Cube in The Janky Promoters. Her television credits include a recurring role on the Tyler Perry’s OWN soap opera series, If Loving You Is Wrong, ’s BET show Real Husbands of Hollywood and FOX’s New Girl. Haddish currently tours all over the world bringing her edge, unusual take on life & love and tons of laughter, introducing herself by announcing “She Ready” & “The Last Black Unicorn.” In the past, Haddish’s comedy has landed her on Jenny McCarthy’s Dirty Sexy Funny comedy tour and she has made appearances on the Tonight Show, Chelsea Lately and The Show. She was an early stand out since first appearing on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes? for TV One and on Comedy Central’s Reality Bites.  Haddish’s journey in life has inspired her comedy and sense of humor on and off stage. Growing up in foster care in South Central Los Angeles, it was her excessive talking and imaginary friends that prompted her increasingly flustered social worker to steer her into standup comedy by enrolling her into the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp for children. One of Tiffany’s special passions is performing in a comedy show Chuckles Not Knuckles, a program she developed for inner city high school students that promotes nonviolence. Haddish sees herself as sexy as Halle Berry, as funny as Jim Carrey, raw like Richard Pryor with the comedic timing of Lucille Ball, smooth like Eddie Murphy, Jewish as Whoopi Goldberg, and hopes to someday have money like Oprah.

Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/tiffany-haddish/
*SHOWS FRIDAY 12/8, SATURDAY 12/9 & SUNDAY 12/10 AS WELL*

 

Show: Lasers In The Jungle
Venue: UCBeast
Location:
153 E. 3rd Street NYC
Time: 8pm
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.)
Past guests have included , Wyatt Cenac, Mike Birbiglia, Jim Gaffigan, Melissa Villasenor, Todd Barry, Janelle James, Hari Kondabolu and that one comic you saw whose name you forgot but really loved.
*Line-ups subject to change*
Featuring:
Ranaan Hershberg (NBC’s StandUp for Diversity)
Scott Rogowsky (HQ Trivia)
Brooke Van Poppelen (truTV)
and
December Comedian-in-Residence
Aminah Imani (Wine Before Nine)
Ticket Link: https://east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/58230

 

Show: The Undie Party with Corinne Fischer
Venue: Stand Up NY
Location:
236 W. 78th Street NYC
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Undie Party is a comedy show set up at a secret new location every month. The fact you’re even reading this is incredible. All proceeds from the show go to New Alternatives, a charity for homeless LGBTQ youth. Guests who bring new underwear to donate are entered in a raffle for a prize provided by DANKSTOP.COM and MEUNDIES.COM.
Hosted by Corinne Fisher (GWF Podcast), Justin Perez (Undie Party)  & Boris Khaykin (UCB)
LINEUP- Mara Marek and Rob Haze
Ticket Link: http://standupnyc.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=499780&cart

 

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


Dan Soder
Ari Shaffir

Subhah Agarwal
Graham Kay
Ticket Link: https://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1603710-jim-florentine-dan-soder-ari-new-york/

 

LIVE COMEDY FRIDAY 12/8

 

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

Tim Dillon
Dan Naturman
Joe List
Marina Franklin
Ticket Link: http://standupnyc.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=499782&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!
Line up available week of show!
Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/creek-cave-live-2017-12-01/

 

Show: Comedy Outliers: The Winter Holiday Show
Venue: Union Hall
Location:
702 Union Street Brooklyn, NY
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Brandon Collins (TimeOut NY) and Mike Brown (TruTV) bring the holiday cheer with their high energy, critically acclaimed “Comedy Outliers” stand-up showcase.
The line-up for this special event includes live music from Bart Tesoriero (The Bitter End) and hilarious stand-up comedy from:
Tyler Fischer (TV Land)
Dave Temple (1st World Problems)
Yamaneika Saunders (Comedy Central)
Adrienne Iapalucci (Late Show w/ ) and more!
Get ready to laugh non-stop and possibly get lucky with some free raffle prizes!
Ticket Link: https://www.unionhallny.com/event/1593377-comedy-outliers-winter-brooklyn

 

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 UCBT East Village.
Ticket Link: https://east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/58251

 

LIVE COMEDY SATURDAY 12/9

 

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

Roy Wood Jr: In 2015 Roy Wood Jr, became one of the new correspondents on Comedy Central’s with Trevor Noah. In July of 2016 Roy was named one of “Ten Comics to Watch” by Variety Magazine.

Entertainment Weekly described the thought-provoking comedy of Roy Wood Jr. as “Charismatic Crankiness.” His comedy has entertained millions across stage, television and radio. Prior to The Daily Show, Wood co-starred for two seasons season on TBS’ Sullivan & Son, playing the loving drinking buddy of star Steve Byrne, who has returned to Pittsburgh to run the family bar.

Wood, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, began his comedy career in 1999 at the age of 19 while attending Florida A&M University. In October 2006, Wood made his network television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman. In 2008, Wood appeared on HBO’s historic Def Comedy Jam. In 2010, he was selected by America as one of the top three finalists on on NBC. Wood has made appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson and TBS’ . He  has also performed for the troops on USO tours to Guam and The Philippines.

Wood appeared at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in the New Faces Showcase, an appearance that lead the Hollywood Reporter to call Roy a “standout”. He is also known for his prank calls which he’s done for over a decade on various radio morning shows including the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Show.  In addition he has been a regular contributor to ESPN’s Sports Nation. His comedy CD ‘Things I Think, I Think’ is available on itunes.

Ticket Link: http://gothamcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=493422

*SHOWS FRIDAY 12/8 AS WELL*

 

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

Yamaneika Saunders
Keith Robinson
Ron Bennington
Monroe Martin
Sean Patton
Ticket Link: https://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1603733-yamaneika-saunders-keith-new-york/

 

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 Feeney
Sam Morril
Ari Shaffir
Dante Nero
Adrienne Iapalucci
Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/saturday-night-prime-time-comedy-2017-12-09211500

 

Show: Last Stop Laughs
Venue: QED Astoria
Location:

Time: 11pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Last Stop Laughs is a weekly late night Stand Up Show. It’s the perfect way to end your Saturday night in the Astoria Ditmars area.
Victor Varnado (Conan)
Raanan Hershberg (Laughs on Fox)
Erica Spera (Conan’s Comic to Watch)
Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival)
FreddyG (NPR)
Hosted by Suzanne Lea Shepard (Edinburgh Fringe)
Ticket Link: https://qedastoria.com/collections/shows/products/last-stop-laughs-119

 

SUNDAY 12/10

 

Show: Ari Shaffir: New Hour In Progress
Venue: Comedy Cellar at The Fat Black Pussycat
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NYC
Time: 8:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Stand-up comedian, podcaster and actor ARI SHAFFIR describes his comedy as a puppet show–but way filthier and without the puppets. The New York native grew up Orthodox Jewish, spent 2 years in a yeshiva in Israel, and came back to America to lose his religion and become a comic. LA Weekly has called Shaffir “a gifted unyielding comic…a real force to be reckoned with.”
This July, Shaffir released two Netflix specials called Double Negative Which is presented in two 45 minute episodes called Children and Adulthood.Self-described as his version of a “Smashing Pumpkins Double Album,” this type of double header release hasn’t been seen since George Carlin’s 1972 release of FM & AM. In Children Shaffir discusses the pressure he is getting from his family and friends to have kids, and why he is getting more and more thoughts in his head about why he doesn’t want to do that and in Adulthood, he discusses the freedoms of being child-free.  Decider.com called Shaffir’s Netflix debut“positively audacious.” Shaffir recently finished 3 seasons as the host and co-creator of Comedy Central’s weekly storytelling series This is Not Happening. He was a regular panel guest on the series @midnight, and TBS’s Conan. In 2016, Shaffir co-starred , Gal Gadot and Jon Hamm in Twentieth Century Fox’s comedy Keeping Up With The Joneses.

Shaffir also hosts the wildly popular podcast, Skeptic Tank, a weekly interview show where he chats with everyone from parents to comedians to prostitutes “to help better understand humanity and also to make fart jokes.” The podcast is consistently among the top-rated podcasts on iTunes and averages over 100,000 downloads per week.  Shaffir is also an avid sports fan and gets together with Sam Tripoli and Jayson Thibault once a week to record the Punch Drunk Podcast. Dubbed “an Asian massage for the real sports fans,” by The Podcast Tribune, these three stand-up comics share their sports thoughts, arguments, stories, fights, and beats. In the past 5 years, Shaffir has released two hour-long standup specials on Comedy Central entitled Paid Regular and Passive Aggressive. Prior to these popular specials, Shaffir’s standup album Revenge for the Holocaust went to #1 on both iTunes charts and Amazon.com the week of its premiere. He continues to perform stand up to sold-out crowds nationwide and has been featured at Montreal’s prestigious Just for Laughs Festival, San Francisco SketchFest, SXSW, the Edinburgh Comedy Festival, The Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival.

Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com

 

Show: Comfort Zone with Brooke Van Poppelen & Julian Velard
Venue: Union Hall
Location:
702 Union Street Brooklyn, NY
Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Comedian Brooke Van Poppelen and singer/songwriter Julian Velard are Comfort Zone, a musical duo that lampoons the state of modern thirty-somethings through original song. This December mark’s Julian and Brooke first ever holiday show featuring seasonally themed performances fromNYC comedians and musicians. Past guests include Har Mar Superstar, Janeane Garofalo, Wyatt Cenac Dave Hill and more
Ticket Link: https://www.unionhallny.com/event/1589490-comfort-zone-julian-velard-brooklyn

 

Show: Part Time Bro’s Two Minute Warning NFL Sports Roast
Venue: New York Comedy Club
Location:
241 E. 24th Street NYC
Time: 5pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Take shit talking your least favorite team to a whole new level as AMarie Castillo (Part Time Bro) presents a roast that pits comedian on comedian, defending their favorite teams in an onslaught of hilarity.
AMarie “Part Time Bro” Castillo hosts 32 comedians from all over the country to represent all 32 teams in the NFL that will go head to head in instant knock out rounds. The winner of each round will be decided by our panel of judges – James Mattern, Geno Bisconte, JJ, and Mike Benevento (winner of SiriusXM Mad Dod Sound-A-Like Contest) – until a Lombardi trophy is won! A guest performance by Comedian Dustin Chafin will be held before the Super Bowl.
Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/part-time-bro-s-two-minute-warning-nfl-sports-roast-2017-12-17170000

 

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

Join special guest hosts and some of the best up and coming stand up comics in the country and major headliners! Comics have been featured on Letterman, Leno, Fallon, Conan, Comedy Central, VH1, MTV, and many other channels, websites, radio shows, colleges, and clubs.
MATT BRAUNGER MadTV, Comedy Central
http://www.mattbraunger.com/
BARATUNDE THURSTON The Daily Show, The Onion
http://baratunde.com/
JOSH RABINOWITZ TruTV’s Friends of the People, Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch
http://joshrabinowitzcomedy.com/
ESTER STEINBERG Funny Girls, Montreal Comedy Festival
http://estersteinberg.com/
RYAN BECK Girl Code, The Daily Show
http://www.iamryanbeck.com/
JULIA CLAIRE Boston Comedy Festival, New York Comedy Festival
http://www.julia-claire.com/
Ticket Link:  https://east.ucbtheatre.com/show/2835

 

LIVE COMEDY MONDAY 12/11

 

Show: Women In Need- FUNraiser!
Venue: West Side Comedy Club
Location:
201 W. 75th St. NYC (Basement of Playa Bettys)
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Women in Comedy Org. NYC Chapter and West Side Comedy Club are teaming up to raise money and big laughs for the Women in Need Org. All ticket sales go to this NY women & children’s shelter. AMarie Castillo, Venessa Peruda & Gina Savage bring you NYC’s funniest women to give back love and laughs to NYC! Mark your calendar!
Ticket Link: https://westsidecomedyclub.com/calendar-view/

 

Show: Judd Apatow
Venue: Gotham Comedy Club
Location:
208 W. 23rd Street NYC
Time: 8:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

JUDD APATOW is considered one of the most sought-after comedy minds in the business.  He has been closely associated with many of the biggest comedy films and hit TV shows over the last decade and a half. Apatow’s latest project is the HBO series Crashing serving as co-executive producer. He is also the co-executive producer of HBO’s Girls and Netflix’s Love. On the film side, Apatow recently produced The Big Sick starring Kumail Nanjiani and Ray Romano set for release on June 23rd by Amazon Studios and Lionsgate.

2016 marked Apatow’s documentary directorial debut with the ESPN 30 For 30 documentary, Doc & Darryl. He co-directed the upcoming HBO documentary, May It Last, which will premiere later this year.

Apatow’s film credits include hit comedies The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Bridesmaids, Knocked Up,

Superbad, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Pineapple Express, The Cable Guy, Anchorman and Anchorman 2 and numerous others.

Ticket Link: http://gothamcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=500300

 

Show: The Bonfire with Big & Dan Soder LIVE Holiday Show
Venue: The Village Underground
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NYC
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Hosted by comedians Big Jay Oakerson and Dan Soder, “The Bonfire” invites listeners and friends to come and hang out by the radio bonfire as the blunt and candid duo talk about everything from comedy and entertainment to sports, sharing their funniest stories from the road and giving fans a chance to call in and get their opinions on the topics of the day.
Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com

 

Show: Butterboy w/ Jo, Aparna & Maeve
Venue: Littlefield
Location:
635 Sackett Street Brooklyn
Time:  8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Three chuckle monsters descend on Littlefield every Monday at 8pm, clutching with them a horde of the freshest, silver-tongued comics and phone sex operators this city has to offer. Legends in their own right, these three friends, Aparna Nancherla, Maeve Higgins and Jo Firestone combine forces to host the funniest and best show in Gowanus! Accompanied by the musical stylings of DJ Donwill and the sensual silence of a rotating Idris Elba impersonator, you won’t want to miss it. Plus, find out which parts of this blurb are bold, unapologetic lies! Julio Torres, Nore Davis, Katina Corrao, Guy Montgomery, Brooke Van Poppelen & Mary Mack.
Ticket Link: https://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/1562401-butterboy-jo-aparna-maeve-brooklyn/

 

LIVE COMEDY TUESDAY 12/13

 

Show: Breakout Artist Comedy Series: Rosebud Baker
Venue: Carolines on Broadway
Location:
1626 Broadway NYC
Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Rosebud Baker is a standup comic and writer who has been featured on SiriusXM’s Raw Dog Comedy Radio, BET, SeriouslyTV, SeeSo, and Fox’s Red Eye w/ Tom Shilloue. Her acting has been featured on Discovery Channel and Sundance Channel, and in several independent feature films. She regularly performs live at New York Comedy Club, Stand-Up New York, Broadway Comedy Club, Greenwich Village Comedy Club and is ranked in the Top 10 comics regularly performing on Roastmasters at The Stand Comedy Club in New York and was the 2016 winner of the New York Comedy Competition and recently opened for SNL’s Colin Jost at Carolines On Broadway.
A contributing writer for Someecards and a staff writer at Elite Daily, Rosebud has performed at New York Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival, Brooklyn Comedy Festival, Laugh Your Asheville Off, Limestone Comedy Festival, Rogue Island Comedy Festival, Skankfest, Red Clay Comedy Festival, and was a finalist in New York’s She-Devil Comedy Festival. You can hear her as a returning guest on podcasts ”Lady Lovin,” “Race Wars,” Bobby Kelly’s “You Know What Dude?” and “Keith & The Girl” and catch her on shows around Brooklyn like Wyatt Cenac’s Night Train or Broken Comedy at Bar Matchless.
Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/breakout-artist-comedy-series-rosebud-baker/

 

Show: Week at the Creek: Ariel Elias
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 Week’s Artist: Ariel Elias
Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/week-creek-ariel-alias-2017-12-12/

Show: Come To Papa Live
Venue: The Village Underground
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NYC
Time:  8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

A live recording of Tom Papa’s award winning radio show:  Come To Papa.  An old-style radio production, with skits, standup comedy, live sound effects, live music, and more.
Tom Papa
Judy Gold
Mike Yard
Nick Griffin
Keith Robinson
Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com

 

Show: The RoastMasters NYC
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: https://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1600554-roastmasters-hosted-by-luis-new-york/

 

LIVE COMEDY WEDNESDAY 12/14

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

The Anita Dick Christmas Show at The Comedy Cellar
Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com

 

Show: Five Live
Venue: New York Comedy Club
Location:
241 E. 24th Street NYC
Time: 8:30pm
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!
Mark Normand
Emma Willmann
Jacob Williams
Samantha Ruddy
Chanel Ali
Mark Smalls
Jared Freid
Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/five-live

 

Show: Out Of Pocket
Venue: The Standing Room
Location:
47-38 Vernon Blvd LIC
Time:  8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Check out Pocket’s Monthly Standing Room Show “Out of Pocket”
Tom Cassidy
Alia Janine
Rob Haze
Kathryn Henson
Dan Perlman
Courtney Reynolds
Ticket Link: https://www.standingroomlic.com/event/1605616-out-pocket-comedy-showcase-long-island-city/

 

Show: Legion of Skanks
Venue: The Creek and The Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue LIC
Time: 9pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Legion of Skanks has been called “the most offensive podcast on Earth” and the hosts and creators wouldn’t want it any other way! Stand up comedians and real-life best friends Big Jay Oakerson, Luis J. Gomez, and Dave Smith host their weekly “podcast party” from the Creek and Cave in Long Island City where they invite their loyal fans in studio to hang out and listen in as they discuss anything and everything in a hilarious and extremely uncensored way. The “skanks” consistently raise the bar on filth and depravity. The goal of the show isn’t to educate, but rather to make you piss your pants laughing and possibly question your own moral code.

Ticket Link: www.creeklic.com

 

 

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