Guide to NYC Live Comedy This Week: January 4 – 10, 2018


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 1/4

 

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) and
Andy Ostroff (Jimmy Kimmel Live!)
Michelle Buteau (VH1, Comedy Central, FOX)
Luke Mones (Winner 2017 Laughing Devil Comedy Festival)
Lucas Connolly (Comedy Central’s South Beach Comedy Festival)
Ticket Link: http://bodegacatnyc.eventbrite.com

 

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

Sean Patton
Derek Gaines
Bonnie McFarlane
Matteo Lane
Yannis Pappas
Ron Bennington
and More!
Ticket Link: https://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1617835-sean-patton-derek-gaines-new-york/

 

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

Roy Wood Jr.
Chris Distefano
Michelle Wolf
DC Benny
Louis Katz
Phil Hanley
Sam Morril
Hosted By Wil Sylvince
Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com

 

Show: Serious Matters
Venue: Union Hall
Location:
702 Union Street Brooklyn NY
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

A data-driven comedy show determined to solve the world’s issues one serious matter at a time
Kevin McCaffrey
Brock Mahan
Josiah Madigan
Sean Patton
Tom Thakkar
Courtney Maginnis
Ken Schultz
Hari Kondabolu

Ticket Link: https://www.unionhallny.com/event/1609125-serious-matters-brooklyn

 

FRIDAY 1/5

 

Show: The 12th Annual “50 First Jokes”
Venue: The Bell House
Location:
149 7th Street, Brooklyn NY
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

50 First Jokes NYC returns to The Bell House once again on January 5th! “50 Comics. One Mega Show. 1st New Joke of the New Year!” – That’s been the logline that defines this very special party show, celebrating the massively talented stand up comedy scene in this City. A mixture of established NYC comedians along with the best and brightest up-and-comers share the stage to present the 1st new joke they’ve written since The Ball has dropped. This fun, fast and loose show is a favorite amongst audience and comedians alike.
Alison Leiby Ana Fabrega, Ashley Brooke Roberts, Casey James Salengo, Emmy Blotnick, Ike Ufomadu, Janelle James, Jo Firestone, Jordan Temple, Mary Houlihan, Matteo Lane, Noah Gardenswartz, Robert Dean, Sam Taggart, Sean Donnelly, Will Miles, Ziwe Fumudoh, and more!!!
Hosted by John F. O’Donnell
Ticket Link: https://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1602978-12th-annual-50-first-jokes-nyc-brooklyn

 

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

Faizon Love grew up as a military brat; raised in San Diego and Newark, NJ.  He got his start as a stand-up comedian and made his acting debut Off-Broadway both at the age of nineteen. He’s appeared on Def Comedy Jam, Shaq’s All Star Comedy Jam and Martin Lawrence’s 1’st Amendment Comedy.

In his motion picture debut Bebe’s Kids, Faizon provided a dead on vocal impression of legendary comedian Robin Harris, who died before production began on this animated cult classic. That later led to a role in The Meteor Man starring Robert Townsend who then cast Love in a co-starring role on his sitcom The Parent ‘Hood.

Faizons breakout performance, however, was as Big Worm in the 1995 hit film Friday (Ice Cube, Chris Tucker). Follow up films include Elf (), Money Talks (Chris Tucker), Blue Crush, Tourque (Ice Cube, Laurence Fishburne), The Perfect Holiday (Charlie Murphy, Katt Williams), Big Mommas (Martin Lawrence), and Couples Retreat (Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau). Evidencing his strong music ties, he’s also appeared in Hip Hop driven films such as Idlewild (Outkast), and Who’s Your Caddy (Terry Crews, Sherri Shepherd) as well as guested on Ludacris’ Freaky Thangs from the album Word of Mouf.

In 2012, Love began appearing in a series of commercials for the prepaid wireless provider Boost Mobile, promoting its new 4G phones.

His voice over roles include the voices of “Bruce The Bear” in Zookeeper and “Sweet” in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. TV appearances include Black-Ish, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, That’s So Raven, Real Husbands of Hollywood and The New Edition Story.
In 2018 Faizon ushers in the digital age, starring in YOUTUBE RED’S first, original scripted series Step Up: Highwater
Ticket Link: http://gothamcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=500939&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!
Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/creek-cave-live-5-2018-01-05/

 

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

Michael Kosta
Mike Vecchione
Yamaneika Saunders
Aaron Berg
Dan Naturman
Godfrey
Ticket Link: http://standupny.com/buy-tickets/

 

SATURDAY 1/6

 

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 the first Saturday of every month at The Creek and The Cave in Queens, hosted by two dummies from Iowa named Gideon Hambright and Patrick Hastie! Each show they pick a bunch of their favorite comedians to come do sets, be cool and have a blast!
Jo Firestone (THE TONIGHT SHOW)
Subhah Agarwal (MTV)
Kate Willett (THE JIM JEFFERIES SHOW)
Ben Katzner (THE COMEDY EXPOSITION)
Dash Kwiatkowski (LIMESTONE COMEDY FESTIVAL)
Alex Stypula (PITTSBURGH COMEDY FESTIVAL)
Matt Levy (BEAST VILLAGE COMEDY FESTIVAL)
Jake Vevera (SIRIUS XM).
Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/jackknife-comedy-5-2018-01-06/

 

Show: Not Quite Midnight
Venue: Pine Box Rock Shop
Location:
12 Grattan Street Brooklyn, NY
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

On Saturday, January 6th, Brooklyn’s answer to the late night talk show, NOT QUITE MIDNIGHT, returns to Pine Box Rock Shop with a star-studded lineup! Hosts Courtney Maginnis and Chris Calogero will introduce their favorite comedian pairings for short performances then take them to couch to get to the bottom of their jokes.
Not Quite Midnight is a unique take on a traditional setup, and on January 6th, it will feature:
TOM THAKKAR (, Doug Loves Movies)
DINA HASHEM (Conan, Comedy Central)
CAROLYN BUSA (Good Day NY, Bridgetown Comedy Festival)
JOHN ROSENBERGER (WFMU’S DR. GAMESHOW)
Plus! An all new edition of Brooklyn’s Favorite New Song Parody Game “Let’s Get Weird Al!” with contestants ALBERT KIRCHNER & DREW ANDERSON writing brand spanking new parody songs on the spot!
With special guest announcer MIKE ABRUSCI and one man late night band STEVEN DESIENA, NOT QUITE MIDNIGHT is the kitschy, self-aware version of a late night talk show. But live. And amidst the warehouses of Bushwick.
Ticket Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/869923503194304

 

Show: Stand Up NY Showcase
Venue: Stand Up NY
Location:
236 W. 78th Street NYC
Time: 10:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Mike Vecchione
Brian Scott McFadden
Emma Willmann
Chloé Hilliard
Dan Naturman
Godfrey
Ticket Link: http://standupny.com/buy-tickets/

 

Show: Yvonne Orji
Venue: Caroline’s on Broadway
Location:
1626 Broadway NYC
Time: 7:30pm & 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Yvonne Orji is a Nigerian-American actress, comedienne and writer who continues to display her versatility and passion with each project she takes on. On television, she stars in HBO’s critically acclaimed comedy series Insecure. The show follows the friendship of two modern-day black women and all their uncomfortable experiences and racy tribulations. Orji stars as one of these women opposite Issa Rae, who is executive producing the show along with Prentice Penny and Melina Matsoukas. She is also currently developing a half-hour sitcom based on her life entitled First Gen, that Oprah Winfrey and David Oyelowo are executive producing. The show is a comedy about a Nigerian girl who trades medical school for a career in stand-up comedy and the adventures that ensue after her strict African mother discovers her plans. Yvonne is also a distinguished stand-up comedian. This summer, she opened for in Atlanta and will be opening for him at other stops on his tour later this year. Yvonne is also known for her inspiring TED Talk, “The Wait is Sexy,” in which she discusses her virginity and decision to wait until marriage. Additional television projects she has been involved with include The Africa Channel and BET’s Comic View and the Martin-Lawrence produced, TV One series Love That Girl. She also hosted a YouTube series called The Conversation, presented by P4CM, whose channel boasts nearly 147K subscribers. During her time between projects, Orji travels nationally and internationally for comedic performances. She is a celebrated stand-up comedian and has also been enlisted to host corporate and social engagements. Additionally, she has served as the entertainment correspondent for Black Star News. Outside of her creative work, she is dedicated to her charitable efforts. In 2008 and 2009 she spent six months working in post-conflict Liberia, with Population Services International (PSI), an NGO that utilizes social marketing in the adoption of healthy behaviors. While in Liberia, she worked with a group of talented youth to help build a mentoring program as well as a weekly talk show that helped educate and prevent against the spread of teen pregnancy and HIV/AIDS. Orji has brought her work with the youth community back to the states, where she is currently involved in Anti-bullying campaigns and faith based youth ministries. Before moving to Los Angeles, Orji earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a Masters of Public Health from George Washington University.

Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/yvonne-orji/

 

SUNDAY 1/7

 

Show: Mike Yard: I Love My Job
Venue: Comedy Cellar at The Fat Black Pussycat
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NYC
Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Mike Yard is a stand-up comedian and former correspondent on Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore”. He is also the host of podcast “Yard Talk with Mike Yard.” He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com

 

Show: You Can Use That
Venue: The Creek and The Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue LIC
Time: 9pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Every comedian has had someone who does not do comedy tell them “You can use that”. In this show host Will Carey collections joke suggestions from non comedians and makes the performers incorporate them into their act on the spot.  Come see if they, can use that.
Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/you-can-use-that-3-2018-01-07/

 

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

Calise Hawkins
Erin Jackson
Adrienne Iapalucci
Leah Bonnema
Sarah Tollemache
Emma Willmann
Ticket Link: http://standupny.com/buy-tickets/

 

Show: If You Build It
Venue: UCB East
Location:
153 E. 3rd Street NYC
Time: 7:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

JENA FRIEDMAN
, The Late Show
http://www.jenafriedman.com/
GEOFFREY ASMUS
Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival
http://www.whitecomedian.com/
KATIE HANNIGAN
Night Train, Woodstock Comedy Festival
https://www.katiehannigan.com
HARRIS MAYERSOHN
Conan, Comedy Bang! Bang!
http://www.harrismayersohn.com
KENICE MOBLEY
Bridgetown Comedy Festival, SF SKetchfest
http://kenicemobley.com/
LIZ MAGEE
Brooklyn Comedy Festival, Laughing Skull Comedy Festival
http://lizmageecomedy.tumblr.com/
Ticket Link:  https://east.ucbtheatre.com/show/2835

 

MONDAY 1/8

 

Show: The Tenderloins Podcast Show
Venue: Carolines on Broadway
Location:
1626 Broadway NYC
Time: 7pm & 9:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Join The Tenderloins, stars of truTV’s Impractical Jokers, for a live podcast where they discuss stories from their past, current events, and whatever’s on their minds.
Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/the-tenderloins-podcast-shows/

 

Show: Hasan Minhaj: Experiment Time
Venue: Comedy Cellar at The Fat Black Pussycat
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NYC
Time: 11pm & Midnight
Description of Show and Lineup:

Hasan Minhaj is a comedian, actor, and writer in New York. He is a correspondent on the Emmy and Peabody award-winning program ‘The Daily Show with Trevor Noah’. He was the host of the 2017 White House Correspondents’ Dinner. His critically acclaimed one man show ‘Homecoming King’ is now streaming on Netflix.
Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com

 

Show: Butter Boy with Jo, Aparna & Maeve
Venue: Littlefield
Location:
635 Sackett Street NYC
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!
Hari Kondabolu
Kate Willett
Chanel Ali
Geoffrey Asmus
Anthony Moore
Ticket Link: https://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/1601270-butterboy-jo-aparna-maeve-brooklyn/

 

Show: Cutthroat Comedy Showcase
Venue: The Standing Room
Location:
47-38 Vernon Blvd LIC
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Kenny Warren
Nick Alexander
Angela Cobb
Von Decarlo
Andy Ostroff
Hosted by Alia Janine
Ticket Link: https://www.standingroomlic.com/event/1620421-cutthroat-comedy-showcase-long-island-city/

 

TUESDAY 1/9

 

Show: Comedy for a Cause Benefiting PS11
Venue: Gotham Comedy Club
Location:
208 W.23rd Street NYC
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

The curriculum at PS 11 continues to be threatened. What does the school stand to lose? Art, Enrichment, Science, Music, Chess, Substitute Teachers, Dance, Computers, After School Scholarships, Staff Development, the Library. And this is the short list! The PS11 PTA has made it their mission to make up for this shortfall and more with crowd-pleasing fundraisers like Comedy for a Cause.  Please join us for this special fundraising event!
Gilbert Gottfried
Dave Attell

Mario Cantone
Judy Gold
Dan Naturma
Greer Barnes
Anthony Atamanuik
Julie Goldman
Ticket Link: http://gothamcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=500496&cart
Proceeds from ticket sales benefit PS 11 – The William T Harris School.

 

Show: Mike Finoia: Amigos
Venue: Comedy Cellar at The Fat Black Pussycat
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NYC
Time: 11pm & Midnight
Description of Show and Lineup:

Mike Finoia & 2 special guests work out longer sets.
This show features Sal Vulcano & Jessica Kirson
Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com

 

Show: The Adventures of Danny and Mike Presents: Nostalgia Personified
Venue: Union Hall
Location:
702 Union Street Brooklyn NY
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

You might remember Danny Tamberelli and Michael C. Maronna from 90’s classics like All That, Figure it Out, The Mighty Ducks, Slackers or Home Alone, just to name a few. But chances are you remember them as Pete’s on Nickelodeon’s The Adventures of Pete & Pete, where they played sharp-tongued brothers bent on adventure. Well, times have changed and the guys are all grown up — but that doesn’t mean that the adventures have stopped! Join them for their weekly podcast The Adventures of Danny and Mike where they wander into the world in search of their next great adventure. The podcast is produced by Jeremy Balon.

Nostalgia Personified is a monthly live show born inside the podcast The Adventures of Danny and Mike. In an attempt to make a more interactive, visually friendly version of the podcast, the guys not only record a full episode, but also they confront their pasts with some fun and games. This nostalgic journey utilizes audio, visual and on-stage competitions given to them by their on air producer, Jeremy Balon and typically features disgruntled guests vowing to unseat our very own TV brothers.
Ticket Link: https://www.unionhallny.com/event/1612734-adventures-danny-mike-brooklyn

 

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.
Sponsored by Two Boots and Forbidden Planet.
Ticket Link: https://east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/58636

 

Show: Donate The Door: The China Institute
Venue: Stand Up NY
Location:
236 W. 78th Street NYC
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Join us for a night of laughs to benefit the China Institute. Proceeds of the door will go towards this great organization
Wil Sylvince
Monroe Martin
Ronny Chieng
Ticket Link: http://standupny.com/buy-tickets/

 

WEDNESDAY 1/10

 

Show: Battle of the Divas
Venue: Union Hall
Location:
702 Union Street Brooklyn NY
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

This long running Brooklyn show pits two of the greatest divas against each other to settle it once and for all.
Janet Jackson repped by Sydnee Washington
Jennifer Lopez repped by Rob Haze
With drag performances by Shuga Cain & Elizabeth James
Hosted by Matteo Lane and Christi Chiello
Feat. DJ Molly Austin
Ticket Link: https://www.unionhallny.com/event/1603226-battle-divas-janet-vs-jlo-brooklyn

 

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 Sam Jay (Comedy Central)
Josh Rabinowitz (SNL)
Matt Ruby (Girl Code)
and more!
Hosted by David Drake.
Ticket Link: https://cysknyc.eventbrite.com/

 

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

Dan Soder
Ari Shaffir
Sean Patton
Yannis Pappas
Derek Gaines
Sarah Tollemache
and More!
Ticket Link: https://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1617848-dan-soder-ari-shaffir-sean-new-york/

 

 

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