Guide to Live Comedy Shows in NYC This Week: May 4 – May 10, 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 s

 

THURSDAY 5/4

 

Show: The Stand NYC Showcase

Venue: The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Ari Shaffir

Judah Friedlander

Chris DiStefano

Derek Gaines

Petey DeAbreu

Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1479837-jim-florentine-judah-new-york/

 

Show: Members Only

Venue: The Standing Room
Location:
47-38 Vernon Blvd LIC

Time: 8:00PM
Description of Show and Lineup:

A FREE comedy show for members only.

Want to be a member? Show up!

We’ll have voter registration forms in case you’re STILL not registered.

Hosted by Liz Magee and Ariel Elias

Featuring:

May Wilkerson

Sarah Lazarus

Karolena Theresa

Alyssa Limperis

Paul Julmeus

Brent Gill

Ticket Link: www.standingroomlic.com

 

Show:  The Pacific Stand Up Show

Venue: Pacific Standard
Location:
82 4th Avenue. Brooklyn. NY

Time: 8PM
Description of Show and Lineup:

It is time once again for Pacific Stand-up, the hottest* comedy show in Brooklyn! Past guests include Ilana Glazer, , Ophira Eisenberg, Jessica Williams, Sean Patton, Judah Friedlander, Eugene Mirman, Roy Wood Jr., Jessi Klein, Jordan Klepper, and Ronny Chieng.

This week’s stellar line-up:

Rojo Perez (MTV’s #Decoded)

Jay Gillespie (High Plains Comedy Festival)

Rob Cantrell ()

Brad Austin (New York Times)

+special guests!

Hosted by Emmy Blotnick!

House Band: Tony Zaret

Price: Free!

Ticket Link: Free, at door

 

Show: New Joke Night

Venue: Comedy Cellar at Fat Black Pussycat
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NYC

Time:  8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Wil Sylvince

Jared Freid

Louis Katz

Justin Silver

Liza Treyger

Mike Yard

Sam Morril

Kelsey Cook

Alingon Mitra

Mehran Khaghani

Ticket Link: http://www.comedycellar.com

 

FRIDAY 5/5

 

Show: Hot Soup at NYCC

Venue: New York Comedy Club
Location:
241 24th Street NYC

Time: 11:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Hot Soup at NYCC Produced by Mark Normand, Matt Ruby, Gary Vider, & Jeremy Levenbach, the weekly show at Irish Exit has been named a Best Show by TimeOut and Thrillist, and is now a monthly show at the Legendary New York Comedy Club! Hot Soup features the best stand-ups from NYC and around the country, and boasts amazing drop-ins from superstars like , Aziz Ansari, David Cross, Nick Kroll, Hannibal Buress, Jim Gaffigan, and Anthony Jeselnik

Featuring:

Sal Vulcano

Sean Patton

Liza Treyger

Esther Steinberg

Tyler Fischer

Jennie Sutton

Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/hot-soup-at-nycc-2017-05-05

 

Show: On The Offensive

Venue: New York Comedy Club
Location:
241 24th Street NYC

Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

“On The Offensive” is one of the most unique comedy shows running in New York City. O.T.O combines stand-up and off-the-cuff riffing on popular internet videos featuring the best comedians New York City has to offer. After each comic finishes their set, the audience will then screen an online video clip that the comic will provide ruthless commentary on. This show is not for the politically correct. Hosted by Mike Feeney.

Featuring:

Nick Turner

Brendan Fitzgibbons

Clark Jones

Josh Gondelman

Matteo Lane

Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/on-the-offensive-2017-05-05

 

Show: Godfrey

Venue: Gotham Comedy Club
Location:
208 W. 23rd Street NYC

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

GODFREY is one of the hottest comedians on the circuit. Growing up in Chicago, he constantly got in trouble for misbehaving and being an all-around class clown. Godfrey’s Nigerian parents unknowingly encouraged his bad behavior by showing him classic comedy films from an early age. While performing impressions of his college football teammates, Godfrey realized his irreverent style of comedy might be more than just a hobby.

Godfrey’s talent landed him several high profile projects. His performance in Zoolander has achieved cult status; he is recognized across the country as the beloved “7UP Guy” from 7UP’s national advertising campaign; and he has cracked up moviegoers in Johnson Family Vacation, The Cook Out with Queen Latifah, Phat Girlz starring Academy Award-winning actress Monique, and Soul Plane, alongside Snoop Dogg. For years, Godfrey provided pop culture commentary on VH1 as a talking head and also appeared on Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen.

As one of the most dominant forces in the comedy circuit, Godfrey is in demand as both a host and a standup headliner at the nation’s premiere comedy clubs. Godfrey has performed at comedy festivals in Montreal, Toronto, and Chicago, as well as the Just For Laughs Roadshow.

With his fourth appearance on BET’s Comicview, a guest starring role on 30 ROCK, and his own half-hour special for Comedy Central under his belt, Godfrey is clearly on the verge of super-stardom.

Ticket Link: http://gothamcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=478680&cart

 

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 UCBeast.

Rojo Perez (MTV’s Decoded)

Lynn Bixenspan (Comedy Central)

Alyssa Stonoha (Three Busy Debras)

Matt Bachus (Cave Comedy Radio)

Ticket Link: https://east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/53939

 

SATURDAY 5/6

 

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 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!

Josh Gondelman (), Katherine Jessup (BENTZEN BALL), Merrill Davis (PUNCHING HENRY), Dario Joseph (PITTSBURGH COMEDY FESTIVAL), Paul Julmeus (BRICKELL COMEDY FESTIVAL), AJ Thompson (THE NAKED SHOW), Lily Fender (TAR HEEL COMEDY)

Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/jackknife-comedy-5-2017-05-06/

 

Show: The Stand NYC Showcase

Venue: The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Ari Shaffir

Jim Florentine

Monroe Martin

Sean Patton

Derek Gaines

Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1479845-ron-bennington-derek-gaines-new-york/

 

Show: Stand Up New York Showcase

Venue: Stand Up NY
Location:
276 W. 78th Street NYC

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

James Mattern

Yamaneika Saunders

Brian Scott McFadden

Dean Edwards

Ticket Link: http://www.standupny.com/buy-tickets/

 

Show: Hari Kondabolu

Venue: Caroline’s on Broadway
Location:
1626 Broadway NYC

Time:  7:30 and 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Hari Kondabolu is a Brooklyn-based, Queens-raised comic who the NY Times has called “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today.” In March 2014, he released his debut standup album WAITING FOR 2042 on indie-label Kill Rock Stars. He is currently NYU’s APA Institute’s “Artist in Residence” for the 2014-2015 Academic Year.

Hari was a writer and correspondent on the -produced television show TOTALLY BIASED WITH W. KAMAU BELL on FX. He has also done standup on the LATE SHOW WITH , CONAN, LIVE, AND ’S NEW YORK STANDUP SHOW. His COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS half-hour television special debuted on the network in February 2011.

In 2014, he was interviewed on a full episode of FRESH AIR WITH TERRY GROSS on NPR. A regular on the public radio circuit, he has also appeared on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Studio 360, Bullseye and Soundcheck and Q with Jian Ghomeshi. He has also appeared on popular podcasts like WTF with , You Made it Weird with and Too Beautiful to Live with Luke Burbank.

In the UK, Hari has established himself with appearances on BBC 3’s RUSSELL HOWARD’S GOOD NEWS and LIVE AT THE ELECTRIC and Channel 4’s 8 OUT OF 10 CATS.

Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/hari-kondabolu/

 

SUNDAY 5/7

 

Show: Stand Up New York Showcase

Venue: Stand Up NY
Location:
276 W. 78th Street NYC

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

J.P. Mcdade

Anthony DeVito

Damien Lemon

Ticket Link: http://www.standupny.com/buy-tickets/

 

Show: Ryan Hamilton

Venue: Comedy Cellar at Fat Black Pussycat
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NYC

Time:  8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Ryan Hamilton running his new hour at The Fat Black Pussycat

Ticket Link: http://www.comedycellar.com

 

Show: 4th Annual Grist COmedy Extravaganza: A Benefit For A Future That Doesn’t Suck

Venue: The Bell House
Location:
149 7th Street Brooklyn

Time: 7:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Grist is a source of intelligent, irreverent environmental news and commentary that’s been around since 1999, when the internet was made of rubber bands. We set out to change the way the story of the environment was told — to make the issues accessible and relevant, and to wake readers up to the problems confronting us. Now, with the alarm raised, we are pointing our beacon in a new direction: toward a just, sustainable future. To do this work, we will transform the story of the environment, and the story society tells itself about its future. Our motto: Less freaking out, more figuring out.

Eugene Mirman, Aparna Nancherla, Caroline Rhea, David Cross, Jon Glaser, And More Special Guests!

Ticket Link: http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1460493-4th-annual-grist-comedy-brooklyn

 

Show: If You Build It

Venue: UCBeast
Location:
153 E. 3rd Street NYC

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

KEITH ALBERSTADT

Late Night w/ David Letterman, Red Eye

http://www.keithcomedy.com/

NORE DAVIS

Inside , Montreal Comedy Festival

http://www.noredavis.com/

ALYSSA WOLFF

Lean Over, Bridgetown Comedy Festival

http://alyssawolff.com/

KRISTAL ADAMS

Funny Women Fest LA, Riot Girl Laugh Fest

https://www.instagram.com/thedarkkristal/

SAURIN CHOKSI

White Guy Talk Show, Bridgetown Comedy Festival

http://www.saurinchoksi.com/

TAMER KATTAN

Edinburgh Comedy Festival, World Series of Comedy

http://tamerkattan.wpengine.com/

Ticket Link: https://east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/53853

 

MONDAY 5/8

 

Show: Sam Morril: You’ve Changed

Venue: Comedy Cellar at Fat Black Pussycat
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NYC

Time:  8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Sam Morril’s new hour “You’ve Changed”

Ticket Link: http://www.comedycellar.com

 

Show: Frantic Mondays

Venue: The Stand NYC
Location:
239 Third Avenue NYC

Time: 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Come experience the best free show in all of Manhattan! Featuring club regulars, up & coming talent, and surprise drop-ins…this is Frantic!Hosted by Aaron Berg with Tim Dillon, Vladimir Caamano, Katie Hannigan, Derek Gaines, Sarah Tollemache, Scott Chaplain, Gibran Saleem, Alex Wood, and More!

Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1479825-frantic-free-show-hosted-by-new-york/

 

Show: Ask Me Another with Andy Karl

Venue: The Bell House
Location:
149 7th Street Brooklyn

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.

 

Ask Me Another is recorded live at The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY.

 

Ask Me Another is a co-production of NPR and WNYC.

Ticket Link: http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1443456-ask-me-another-brooklyn

 

Show: Comedy Gala of the Gotham Comedy Foundation

Venue: Gotham Comedy Club
Location:
208 W. 23rd Street NYC

Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Comedy Gala of the Gotham Comedy Foundation

5:30pm – pre-show cocktail reception (for VIP ticket holders)

6:30pm – doors open for GA ticket holders

7:00pm – comedy show

Comedy Gala Chair-Ellen Fine Levine, Co-Chairs- Dr. Kathryn Alcarez, Robert Lisi, Barry Newmark, Joan Weisblatt

The Gotham Comedy Foundation is the nonprofit charitable affiliate of the Gotham

Comedy Club. The mission of GCF is to bring humor to those who need it, one laugh at a time!

GCF sends stand up comics and other  entertainers to hospitals, nursing homes, senior centers and social services agencies at no cost to these community partners to bring laughter to the sick, aged and lonely as part of GCF’s humor and music therapy programs.

Among the organizations GCF works with are Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Mt. Sinai-Beth Israel,  New York Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, Goodwill Industries, JASA, NYU Langone Medical Center, HANAC, Community Access, St. Barnabas Hospital, Serendipity and many others.

Ticket Link: http://gothamcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=483885&cart

 

TUESDAY 5/9

 

Show: Hyperbole! The Best Comedy Show Ever

Venue: The Creek and The Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue LIC

Time: 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Hyperbole is THE ABSOLUTE BEST comedy show in New York City! If you’ve ever been to another comedy show and thought to yourself, “This show is the best!” then you’re silly because this one is even better. It can’t be beat! Host Stu Melton brings you free jokes, free beers, AND the FUNNIEST names in New York City stand up comedy. Come check out the “hype” (get it??!?!). By the way…this show is REALLY GOOD!

Shane Torres (Conan), Dan Perlman (Fox), Jordan Temple (MTV’s Decoded), Ariel Elias (Members Only Comedy Show), Mike Lebovitz (Comedians You Should Know)

Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/hyperbole-2017-05-09/

 

Show: Breakout Comedy Series: Jason Salmon

Venue: Caroline’s on Broadway
Location:
1626 Broadway NYC

Time:  7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Jason was born in Texas, in the middle of a hail storm, so things have always been a little weird. He pursued a degree in Engineering and upon graduating, decided he preferred words to numbers and he preferred people laughing at him for being silly to people congratulating him for doing math. He has acted, written, and performed comedy ever since, doing sketch, improv and, of course, standup. He is based out of New York City, but headlines around the country.

One Man described his comedy as, “…like getting the best advice you’ve ever gotten, from the dumbest guy you know.”

He has appeared on 30 Rock and Orange is the New Black and in 3 out of every 5 commercials you see on TV. He loves you more than he is comfortable letting on and he wants you to follow him: on Instagram – @JasonSalmonComedy , Twitter – @JasonTSalmon , YouTube – Jason Salmon …or just follow him in real life. But wear comfortable shoes. He walks everywhere.

Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/breakout-artist-comedy-series-presents-jason-salmon/

 

Show: Five Dollar Funnies

Venue: The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC

Time: 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Big

Dan Soder

Chris DiStefano

Vladimir Caamano

Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1479859-s5-funnies-dan-soder-big-new-york/

 

Show: We Share A Void

Venue: New York Comedy Club
Location:
241 24th Street NYC

Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

IT’S THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF We Share a Void – a stand-up show compiled of an eclectic group of stellar comedians with one thing in common…they share a void. Come on out and laugh at the insecurities, shortcomings and utter self deprecation of these amazing comedians!

Hosted by Shauna Lane

featuring:

Ankara Martinez

Cate Weinberg

Carolyn Gitomer

Courtney Reynolds

Danny Cohen

Malorie Bryant

Sam Morril

Yamaneika Saunders

Headlining – !

Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/we-share-a-void-5-9-17-0700pm

 

Show: : Working It Out

Venue: Comedy Cellar at The Village Underground
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NYC

Time:  8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Robert Kelly: Working It Out live at The Village Underground

Ticket Link: http://www.comedycellar.com

 

WEDNESDAY 5/10

 

Show: DoublePlusGood Comedy show

Venue: Jimmy’s no. 43
Location:
43 East 7th Street NYC

Time: 9pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Every 2nd Wednesday of the month at Jimmy’s no. 43’s Back Room Stage, We curate a line-up for each month’s show that strives to reflects the

racial, ethnic, gender, and sexual diversity of NYC, what makes this

show unique is that, since 2013, we’re the only free downtown comedy

show that always provides all of the performers it showcases long set

times (20+ minutes), which allows all of the comics to flex their

muscles on stage and really hit their stride, and lets the audience

truly see the comedian’s essence, rather than just a snippet.

This month’s line-up:

Ophira Eisenberg (Host of NPR’s ‘Ask Me Another’; author “Screw

Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy”)

Sean Lynch (co-creator/writer MTV’s “Celebrity Death Match”; co-star

of AMC’s “The Walking Dead”

Adam Sank (Opens for Barr; NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”;

billed as ‘America’s Favorite Gay’; new album, “Live From the

Stonewall Inn. )

Rachael Burke (NBC’s “Tonight Show with ”; McSweeney’s)

Brian Jian (NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”; Montreal Just For Laughs

Comedy Festival)

produced/hosted by Ben Asher (The ; Headlined the Iceland

Comedy Festival; Finalist “Funniest Jewish Comedian of the Year”;)

Ticket Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1913087675576357/

 

Show: Week at the Creek: Yedoye Travis

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.

Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/week-creek-yedoye-travis-2017-05-09/

 

Show: Hasan Minaj: Experiment Time

Venue: Comedy Cellar at Fat Black Pussycat
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NYC

Time:  8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Hasan Minaj presents “Experimental Time”

Ticket Link: http://www.comedycellar.com

 

Show: : Law Abiding Criminals

Venue: Comedy Cellar at Fat Black Pussycat
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NYC

Time:  8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Colin Quinn FROM THE MOVIE “TRAINWRECK”, STAR OF ONE MAN SHOWS: “UNCONSTITUTIONAL”, “LONG STORY SHORT” ON BROADWAY AND HBO, STAR OF COMEDY CENTRAL’S “TOUGH CROWD”, , NBC’S “THE COLIN QUINN SHOW’.

Ticket Link: http://www.comedycellar.com

 

NOTICE: UNION HALL IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO FIRE DAMAGE

 

“There was a fire at Union Hall Friday, March 24. No one was injured and the fire was quickly contained but there was damage, which is currently being assessed. In the short term we will be closed and all shows are cancelled through May 15 (or moved to later date), except where noted and moved to other locations. We hope to reopen as quickly as possible.

 

We appreciate all the support from the community and will keep you updated.”

 

 

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