Guide to NYC Live Comedy Shows This Week: September 21 – September 28, 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 9/21

 

Show:  Sam Jay: Comedy Central Album Recording

Venue: The Stand
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC

Time: 8 & 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Sam Jay is an emerging stand up comedian, actress, and speaker who hones her skills on the Boston comedy scene. Now a resident of Los Angeles, Sam is considered one of the industry’s hottest up-and-coming talents and she was selected as one of Comedy Central’s Comics To Watch in 2015. In addition to headlining some of the best comedy festival across the country, Sam is the star of Viceland’s new TV series ‘Flop House.’ As a queer woman of color, Sam is breaking ground in comedy every day.

When asked how long she has been doing comedy Samaria Sam Jay Johnson smiles and replies ‘For as long as I could speak’. Hailing from Boston MA a city that is no stranger to comedic prowess; a place that can lay claim to the comedic talents of Jay Leno, Louis C.K., Conan O’Brien and many others, Sam Jay is setting her own stage. Some would say the fact that she’s female, African American, and a lesbian has allowed her to stand out in a male dominated industry. But it is more so how she can take these experiences and make them not only funny but relatable. Witty, candid, and raw she is bringing about a brand of comedy that has yet to be seen. Provoking audiences by pushing their thinking while still giving her sets the feel of a barroom conversation with one of your funniest friends. Her familiar personality on and off stage has allowed her to build quite the buzz in and around Boston comedy circles. Her 2013 invite to Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival and her 2014 acceptance into the Women In Comedy Festival as well as a stellar performance at the auditions for BET Comic View return to TV has got the industry insiders buzzing about this young lady. Opening for power house/veteran acts like Joe Clair BET, Hannibal Buress Comedy Central, and Rob Stapleton Comedy Central has not only helped this rising star hone her skills but has allowed her to branch out booking shows up and down the east coast. Performing at comedic institutions like Gotham NYC to the Comedy Studio in Cambridge Ma. Sam Johnson is wowing audiences and building her fan base. Her fresh, unique and warm approach makes Sam Jay a comedian worth seeing and one you will be talking about long after you do.

Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1558001-sam-jay-comedy-central-album-new-york/

 

Show: Muddy Waters: The Comedy Show

Venue: The Fulton Grand
Location:
1011 Fulton Street. Brooklyn, NY.

Time: 8PM
Description of Show and Lineup:

Funny person Veronica Garza will be filling in to help Jim Search host another magical installment of Muddy Waters at The Fulton Grand. And do we ever have a line up waiting for you…check these stellar individuals out:

Zach Garner

Jessica Watkins

Dillon Stevenson

Patrick Schroeder

Bronwyn Ariel Isaac

Alex Ansoleaga

Oniyide Francis

Hosted by: Jim Search & Veronica Garza

Drinks are cheap, comedy is great. What more do you want?!

Ticket Link: Free show, first come first serve

 

Show: Capritarrius

Venue: The Standing Room

Location: 4738 Vernon Blvd. Long Island City, NY.

Time:  8PM

Description of Show and Lineup: Capritarrius’ is the name of a monthly comedy show held at The Standing Room.

With performances by Menuhin Hart & Philéo Shacor.

https://www.freestandupfestival.com/

Ticket Link: http://www.standingroomlic.com/event/1556965-capritarrius-comedy-show-long-island-city/

 

Show: Battle of the Divas

Venue: Union Hall

Location: 702 Union Street Brooklyn

Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

If Roast Battle & Debate Club had a Super Gay Baby!

With comedians, pop culture experts & performances

*fabulous drag queens!

Hosted by Matteo Lane & Christi Chiello

Lindsay Lohan vs Hilary Duff

Brian McIntyre rep’n Lindsay

Marcia Belsky rep’n Hilary

With drag performances by Elizabeth James & More!

DJ Molly Austin

Hosted by Matteo Lane & Christi Chiello

Ticket Link: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1556272-battle-divas-lindsay-lohan-brooklyn

 

Show: Unmasked with Ron Bennington: Pamela Adlon

Venue: The Village Underground

Location: 130 W. 3rd Street NYC

Time: 5pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Pamela Adlon is set to guest on SiriusXM’s critically acclaimed Unmasked series in New York City. Adlon will be coming to New York City’s famed Village Underground to tape the hour with host Ron Bennington in front of a live audience. Adlon is the star, co-creator and executive producer of FX’s brilliant series, Better Things. Frequent collaborator Louis C.K. is the co-creator and a co-EP on the series. The two also worked together on FX’s Louie and HBO’s Lucky Louie. Adlon is also the unforgettable voice of Bobby Hill on Fox’s King of the Hill animated series, and the voice of Pajama Sam, and she’s known for her appearances on Californication

Ticket Link: http://www.comedycellar.com/reservation/?showid=1506027600

 

FRIDAY 9/22

 

Show: Bitches Brew-Variety Show

Venue: Halyard’s Bar
Location:
406 3rd Avenue. Brooklyn, NY.

Time: 8:30PM
Description of Show and Lineup:
Kate Willett, Mike Lebovitz, Liza Treyger & More!

Hosted by: Erica Spera, Naomi Karavani, Shelby Taylor & Melissa Stokoski

Past description when listed:

Halyard’s brings you jokes from a bunch of very funny ladies at this free weekly show with hosts Naomi Karavani, Melissa Stokoski, Shelby Taylor and Erica Spera and live music. Plenty of brews, bar snacks and a pool table await you.

Ticket Link: Free-no cover.

 

Show: Live from Outer Space

Venue: The Cobra Club
Location:
6 Wyckoff Avenue. Brooklyn, NY

Time: 9PM
Description of Show and Lineup:

Live From Outer Space is a weekly comedy show put on by Erik Bergstrom (Comedy Central, The New Yorker), John F. O’Donnell (Redacted Tonight, Comedy Central), Moly Austin (TruTv, MTV), and Max Bruno.

Michael Drucker (The President Show, Adam Ruins Everything, Bill Nye)

https://twitter.com/mikedrucker

Joel Kim Booster (Conan, Comedy Central)

http://www.ihatejoelkim.com/

Molly Austin (TruTV)

http://mollyisfunny.com/

Julia Johns (Girl Code, Time Out New York)

http://www.juliajohns.com/

Victor Varnado (Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live)

http://www.supremerobot.com/best/

Dina Hashem (2017 NYC Roastmaster’s tournament champ)

http://www.dinahashem.com/

Ticket Link:

 

Show: Wolf Spirit

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

Time: 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

The Wolf Spirit Boys host this 90-minute monthly comedy variety show featuring stand up, live panel discussions, sketches, and a new video every month. Each show, Wolf Spirit is joined by a brand new lineup of the most exciting members of the New York City comedy community. Past guests include Jared Logan, Sean Patton, Mark Normand, and more.

Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/wolf-spirit-tom-keele-2-2017-09-22/

 

Show: Stand Up NY Showcase

Venue: 236 W. 78th Street NYC
Location:

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Anthony DeVito

Yamaneika Saunders

Greg Stone

DC Benny

Dean Edwards

Ticket Link: www.standupny.com

 

SATURDAY 9/23

 

Show:  Free Stand Up Festival Finale at Liberty Hall

Venue: Ace Hotel
Location:
20 West 29th Street NYC

Time: 6:30PM
Description of Show and Lineup:
 

Join us as we close out the 2017 Free Standup Festival in the amazing Liberty Hall at Ace Hotel New York! Meet us downstairs for a lineup of pro comics and a brilliant night to end a week of free comedy!

Harrison Greenbaum

Regina Decicco

Meghan Walsh

Marcus Madness

Rebecca Vigil – Musical Crowd Work

Your hosts!

Andrew Ian Bayroff

Jared Wilder

Ticket Link:  https://www.freestandupfestival.com/libertyhall

 

Show: The Stand NYC Showcase

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

Time: 8 & 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Ari Shaffir

Yannis Pappas

Ron Bennington

Rich Vos

Mike Vecchione

Aida Rodriguez

Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1553641-ari-shaffir-yannis-pappas-new-york/

 

Show: Comedy Outliers: A Monthly Stand-Up Showcase

Venue: Sean’s Bar & Kitchen
Location:
42 W.  48th Street NYC

Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Featuring Comics who have appeared on MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CollegeHumor, Late Night with David Letterman, and much more!

Nore Davis (HBO)

Justy Dodge (Keith and the Girl), Robby Slowik (Stand-Up on the Spot), Mehran Khaghani (NBC)

Ticket Link: at door

 

Show: It’s A Long Story

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

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

It’s a Long Story features the city’s hottest stand-up comedians telling their longer, hilarious and true stories.

Josh Rabinowitz (Broad City)

Anthony Devito (Colbert)

Jordan Temple (Showtime)

Alison Leiby (Comedy Central)

Raanan Hershberg

Jo Firestone (Tonight Show)

Ticket Link: https://east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/56836

 

SUNDAY 9/24

 

Show:  Sasheer Zamata Party Time

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

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

This event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat sIt would be a party without FREE SNACKS! This month we’re thrilled to be giving away these crispy, crunchy, gluten free and vegan Roasted Broad Bean Crisp snacks from Enlightened! Could this be the healthy bar snack we’ve been waiting for? Let’s all find out together! While supplies last of course.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to All Hands, Sasheer Zamata, Hari Kondabolu, Kevin Barnett, Sonia Denis, Grey Reverend

Ticket Link: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1553148?_ga=2.26089021.1218028504.1505892754-1386070328.1505892752

 

Show: Ronny Chieng

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

Time: 7pm
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 Bill Burr 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: If You Build It

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

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

PAUL MECURIO

The Daily Show, VH1

http://www.paulmecurio.com/

EMMY BLOTNICK

@Midnight, SF Sketchfest

https://www.emmyblotnick.com/

MATT GOLDICH

Late Night with Seth Meyers, Comedy Central

http://mattgoldich.com/

MIKE DRUCKER

SNL, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

http://druckerbrothers.com/bio/

MICHELLE BILOON

Chelsea Lately, Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson

http://www.biloon.com/

LOGAN GUNTZELMAN

New York Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival

https://loganguntzelman.com/about/

Ticket Link: https://east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/56733

 

Show: Comedy at the Knit

Venue: The Knitting Factory
Location:
361 Metropolitan Avenue Brooklyn

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/

 

MONDAY 9/25

 

Show: Hasan Minhaj: Experiment Time

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

Time: 10:30pm
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’. His critically acclaimed one man show ‘Homecoming King’ is on Netflix now.

Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com

 

Show: Broken Comedy

Venue: Bar Matchless
Location:
557 Manhattan Avenue Brooklyn

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

New York City Broken Comedy is a free weekly comedy showcase that takes place in the backroom of Bar Matchless at 557 Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY. (L to Bedford or G to Nassau)

*EVERY MONDAY NIGHT*

Each week Michael Che, Nimesh Patel and Mike Denny join New York City’s best comics.

Ticket Link: https://www.facebook.com/NYCBrokenComedy/

 

Show: Frantic! Hosted by Aaron Berg

Venue: The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd 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!

Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1553420-frantic-free-show-hosted-by-new-york/

 

Show:  Night Train

Venue: Littlefield NYC
Location:
622 Degraw Street Brooklyn

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

This week’s edition of Night Train will be hosted by the wonderful Tanael Joachim!

The weekly 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.

Claudia Coga

Josh Gondelman

Shalewa Sharpe

Michelle Buteau

Joe Pera

+ more!

Ticket Link:  http://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/1547930-night-train-wyatt-cenac-brooklyn/

 

TUESDAY 9/26

 

Show: Greer Barnes

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

Time: 8:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

FROM HBO’S “CRASHING”, THE “DAVE CHAPPELLE SHOW”, “TOUGH CROWD”, “FOR LOVE OF THE GAME”, AND “THE DAVID LETTERMAN SHOW”

Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com

 

Show: Get Lit and Have Fun with Wil Miles

Venue: Union Hall
Location:
702 Union Street Brooklyn

Time: 9pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Will Miles and friends get together to have fun for a night of debauchery, comedy, and the beauty of all things weed

Jo Firestone

Nore Davis

Kevin Barnett

Kenny DeForest

Will Miles

Ticket Link: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1561965-get-lit-have-fun-will-miles-brooklyn

 

Show: Comedy Juice

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

Time: 9:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

ComedyJuice is one of the top live comedy brands in the world, producing hundreds of All-Star stand up comedy events each year.

Ron Bennington

Ari Shaffir

Joe List

Kyle Grooms

Chris Millhouse

Kat Radley

Ticket Link: http://gothamcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=493678&cart

 

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WEDNESDAY 9/27

 

Show: Dan Soder

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

Time: 8:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Dan Soder is a New York City based comedian and actor who’s best known as ‘Mafee’ on the hit Showtime Billions series. He has a new Half Hour Special on Netflix’s “The Standups”. His first hour-long stand-up special, Not Special premiered last year on Comedy Central. Other credits include: Comedy Central’s Half Hour, Conan, Inside Amy Schumer, and @midnight. Dan also hosts Sirius XM’s The Bonfire with Big Jay Oakerson, every Monday and Wednesday at 6pm ET.

Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com

 

Show:  Comedians You Should Know

Venue: The Gutter
Location:
200 N. 4th 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:

Jo Firestone (Fallon)

Emma Willmann (Colbert)

Jordan Temple (MTV)

Mike Lebovitz (Last Comic Standing)

and David Drake. Hosted by Jeff Steinbrunner.

Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/comedians-you-should-know-nyc-tickets-37732944252

 

Show: The Stand NYC Showcase

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

Time: 8 & 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Ari Shaffir

Yannis Pappas

Ron Bennington

Rich Vos

Michael Kosta

Abby Rosenquist

Ticket Link: http://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1553651-ron-bennington-ari-shaffir-new-york/

 

Show: Stand Up On The Spot

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

Time: 9:15pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Stand-Up On The Spot: The Improvised Stand-Up Show with Jeremiah Watkins has been entertaining audiences around LA since 2010. Comedians go up with no prepared material, ask the audience for suggestions, and create Stand-Up on the Spot based off the suggestions. This is the only stand-up show where you, the audience, get to suggest what the comedians talk about.

Robby Slowik

Casey Balsham

Michael Kosta

Aaron Berg

Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/stand-up-on-the-spot

 

 

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