Live Comedy Listings in New York City This Week: November 17 – November 23, 2016


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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 11/17

 

Show: Mark Normand: Comedy Central One Hour Special Taping
Venue: The Angel Orensanz Center
Location:
172 Norfolk Street NYC
Time: 7:30 & 9:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Mark Normand has been told over and over again the same advice; “be yourself,” but that has never worked out so well for him. Fortunately for you, everything Mark wants to talk about (drinking, race, religion, gender, sexuality), though not necessarily appropriate, makes a hilariously twisted sort of logical sense. Mark is awkward and possibly autistic but his jokes are honest and funny. So far, Mark has done a Comedy Central HALF HOUR special, has appeared on TBS’s four times, Showtime’s “Live at SXSW”, INSIDE , TruTv, , @Midnight, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Comedy Central’s Roast Battles and released an album with Comedy Central records titled “Still Got It.” In 2013, he won Caroline’s March Madness competition, beating out 63 other comedians. He was also voted Village Voice’s “Best Comedian of 2013.” Mark’s podcast “Tuesdays with Stories” is hugely popular. He is famous for doing the most spots of any New York Comic doing an unprecedented 7 spots some nights. New York Magazine said of him “”he’s one of the best joke writers out of many.” In 2012, Mark appeared on “’s New York Standup Show” on Comedy Central, and in 2011 was picked as one of Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch.” He has toured the US and at this point, the world selling out clubs and even performing in arenas. And the accolades keep piling up, Mark was also named Esquire’s “Best New Comedians 2012”, Splitsider’s “Top 10 Up and Coming Comedians on Each Coast”, and Time Out New York’s “21 New York Comedy Scene Linchpins”. What has this all been for, well Mark would say that it has all been pushing him to put together the best Hour of Comedy possible. And guess what, a few lucky New Yorkers like you can be there to see him film that amazing hour of comedy for Comedy Central.
Ticket Link: http://www.theblacklistnyc.com/markn

 

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

Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the “100 Greatest Standups of all Time,” actor and comedian Sinbad has had audiences laughing for over three decades. His storytelling style of comedy is profound without being profane. Sinbad has recently appeared on Disney’s “Planes,” “Comedy Bang Bang,” “The Eric Andre Show,” FX Television series “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice”. Sinbad produced and starred in his own WE TV’s reality show, SINBAD: It’s Just family.” He has done 6 one hour comedy specials in his long comedy career, 4 on HBO and the last 2 on Comedy Central…and he’s not stopping anytime soon!
Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/sinbad/
*SHOWS FRIDAY 11/18 AND SATURDAY 11/19 AS WELL
Show: Center City Comedy
Venue: The Standing Room
Location:
47-38 Vernon Blvd LIC
Time: 9:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Each month the guys behind The Center City Comedy Podcast host their live stand up showcase. Comedians Derek Gaines, H.Foley, Kevin Ryan, Tom Cassidy and Andrew Schiavone welcome some of the best comics in New York City for this FREE stand up comedy show. Reserve your seats now.
Ticket Link: http://standingroomlic.com/event.cfm?id=472619&cart

 

Show: Judah Friedlander
Venue: Union Hall
Location:
702 Union Street
Time: 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Stand-up comedy has been Judah’s main thing since he first started in 1989. His onstage persona of The World Champion has taken on different shades over the years. It was initially a satire on narcissism & braggarts. Then the persona morphed into being a real life superhero (who is actually humble) subliminally getting audiences to question why we have heroes. For the past several years & currently, Judah’s act has been predominantly satirizing American exceptionalism as well U.S. domestic and foreign policy. The World Champion is a champion of the world – who stands up for earth’s rights and the people, animals, and plants of the planet. If America does the right thing, Judah will be the next president of the United States. Judah has a stand-up special & album coming out soon.
Ticket Link: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1367437-judah-friedlander-brooklyn/

 

FRIDAY 11/18

 

Show: Vir Das
Venue: The Vintage Lounge at Gotham Comedy Club
Location:
208 W. 23rd Street NYC
Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Vir is one of the highest grossing stand-up comedians in India, as well as a multi-talented performer, accomplished Musician and Bollywood actor.  Born and raised in India and educated in the US, Das transforms the western image of the typical Kwik-E-Mart humor into a show that is raw, edgy, intelligent and relevant. With two successfully sold out stand-up tours in North America including New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, Das brings his “Unbelievable” tour back to the US by popular demand.
The “Unbelievable” tour with it’s hilarious tall tales and truths of love, life and politics has become a global success with performances in over 40 cities in India and abroad in Dubai, Singapore and North America.  It has been deemed the highest selling comedy tour in India and contributed to the sale of over half a million tickets in his home country. Penned as the “King of Stand Up Comedy in India” by the largest selling English newspaper publication in India, the Times of India, Das further cemented his success with “History of India,” the largest selling theatre show in the Indian subcontinent. In addition to his long list of accomplishments, Das introduced the first ever Indian Comedy Festival, Pajama Festival in 2014, attracting record-breaking numbers in Indian comedy festival history.
Ticket Link: http://gothamcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=472504

 

Show: The Hardcore Comedy Show
Venue: The Creek and The Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue
Time:  Midnight
Description of Show and Lineup:

Join former porn-star and 2015 AVN Mainstream Star of the Year nominee, Alia Janine for a night of the hardest comedy at The Hardcore Comedy Show! The Hardcore Comedy Show features everyone from strip club bouncers to porn stars that have switched careers into comedy, as well as some of today’s top and up-and-coming comedians!
Dave Smith
Luchana Gatica
Wanjiko Eke
Cate Weinberg
Kris Hasbun
Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/hardcore-comedy-show-2016-11-18/

 

Show: Greg Proops Is The Smartest Man In The World
Venue: The Bell House
Location:
149 7th St, Brooklyn, NY
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Rolling Stone Magazine: “Here he is, though, in front of a live audience each week, bravely recording some of the boldest comedy on the podcasting frontier right now.”   It’s just Proops and you. There’s no fan fare. Proops takes center stage at small table and chair setup with a single microphone. Then he’s off. An hour or so of great conversation that flies by at a break neck clip. He crams the feeling of a great two-way conversation into the lecture-style format of a one-way conversation.   Part professorial, part crazed comedian, Proops forms the show around his talent and passions. The show flows like a love letter to tangents. The Proopcast has been to Australia, New Zealand, Montreal, London, Paris, Edinburgh, Norway, Amsterdam, Brooklyn, Dublin, Austin, Cleveland, San Francisco and off the coast of St. Martin in the Caribbean. Now you must fall.   Be there and experience joy for once in your life.
Ticket Link: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1210081?_ga=1.76203221.1725118343.1479319914&__utma=1.237596196.1479319914.1479319914.1479319914.1&__utmb=1.2.10.1479319914&__utmc=1&__utmx=-&__utmz=1.1479319914.1.1.utmcsr=google|utmccn=(organic)|utmcmd=organic|utmctr=(not%20provided)&__utmv=-&__utmk=238109312

 

Show: It’s A Long Story
Venue: UCBeast
Location:
153 E. 3rd Street NYC
Time: Midnight
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.
Casey James Salengo (Comedy Knockout)
Kyle Ayers (Just For Laughs)
Ryan Beck (MTV)
Ahri Findling (Funny or Die)
Will Winner (Comedy At The Knit)
Jo Firestone (Comedy Central)
Ticket Link: https://east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/50201

 

SATURDAY 11/19

 

Show: John Heffron
Venue: Gotham Comedy Club
Location:
208 W. 23rd Street NYC
Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Energetic and accessible, acclaimed standup John Heffron shares an array of relatable experiences from childhood through life as a married father. He’s learned a thing or two about relationships with family, friends, and even himself along his journeys, gaining an astute, uniquely honest perspective widely praised among his comedy peers. Audiences of all ages relate to his enthusiastic, hard-won wisdom, recognizing how often the path to maturity is marked by universal triumphs and failures. Rather than mock differences, the Detroit native aims to engage, connect, and enlighten.
Ticket Link: http://gothamcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=462281
*SHOWS SATURDAY 11/20 AS WELL

 

Show: Week at the Creek: Matt Ruby
Venue: The Creek and The Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue
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: Matt Ruby
Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/week-creek-matt-ruby-2016-11-19/

 

Show: Stand Up NY Showcase
Venue: Stand Up NY
Location:
236 W. 78th Street NYC
Time: 8 & 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Dante Nero
Michelle Buteau
Lenny Marcus
Ticket Link: http://www.laughstub.com/events/471127?&&cart

 

Show: Comedy Cellar Showcases
Venue: The Comedy Cellar
Location:
117 Macdougal Street
Time: 9 showtimes
Description of Show and Lineup:

The Comedy Cellar will be running 9 shows tonight across their 3 venues.
Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com/reservations

 

SUNDAY 11/20

 

Show: Jokes for Haiti
Venue: Littlefield
Location:
622 Degraw Street Brooklyn
Time:  8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

A few months ago, category 4 Hurricane Matthew hit the southern coast of Haiti, taking several lives and communities with it. It resulted in the country’s largest humanitarian emergency since the 2010 earthquake.
Hosted by the hilarious Tanael Joachim, a NYC based Haitian comedian who’s performed stand up on FOX and AXS TV, the lineup features rising comics from major networks including Comedy Central, NBC, FOX, BET, and VH1 among others.  Featured comedians include Michelle Wolf from w/ Trevor Noah, Sasheer Zamata from , Nathan MacInthosh,  Kareem Green, and Michelle Buteau.
Proceeds from the event will go to NOVA Hope for Haiti, a non-profit organization that brings sustainable healthcare to Haiti.
Ticket Link: http://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/1381292-jokes-for-haiti-fundraiser-brooklyn/

 

Show: Mike Birbiglia: Working It Out
Venue: Union Hall
Location:
702 Union Street Brooklyn
Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Comedian/filmmaker Mike Birbiglia just filmed his Netflix special Thank God For Jokes after 4 years of developing it- a lot of it here. This is his NEW HOUR OF COMEDY. Early stages. Unfinished. These shows are unique. Funny. One of a kind. Help Mike work it out. See some material that is not good enough for Mike’s next show and some material that’s TOO GOOD for it. Also, there are always some unannounced guests who are always awesome.
Ticket Link: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1382411-mike-birbiglia-working-it-out-brooklyn/

 

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

Hosted by ROBERT DEAN
ERIN JACKSON
Last Comic Standing, Live at Gotham
http://erinjackson.net/
KARL HESS
Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, Laughing Skull Comedy Festival
http://www.karlhesscomedy.com/
DAVE ROSS
WOMEN Sketch Comedy, IFC
http://davetotheross.com/
ROB LITTLE
Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time, Chicago Comedy Festival
http://www.roblittle.com/
PAUL ODDO
Boston Comedy Festival Winner, Paul Cast
http://www.pauloddo.com/
LIZ MIELE
Brooklyn Comedy Festival, Laughing Skull Comedy Festival
http://lizmiele.com/
Ticket Link: https://east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/50126

 

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

IN THE FRONT ROOM
Every Sunday night at Knitting Factory Brooklyn! Special guests each week.  Past performances have included unannounced sets from , , , , Dave Chappelle, Aziz Ansari & more!
Ticket Link: http://bk.knittingfactory.com/event/6998235

 

MONDAY 11/21

 

Show: Suckerpunch
Venue: Lucky Jacks
Location:
129 Orchard Street NYC
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

J.P. McDade (Comedy Central Road to Roast Battle) and Samantha Ruddy (Brooklyn’s 50 Funniest) will be co-headlining and taping sets.
Ticket Link: Free show

 

Show: Frantic Mondays
Venue: The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC
Time: 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

The best free show in all of Manhattan! Featuring club regulars, rising stars, and special guest drop-ins!
Hosted by Aaron Berg
Paul Virzi
Derek Gaines
Joe List
Ari Shaffir
Sean Patton
Tim Dillon
Theo Von
Matteo Lane
Ticket Link: http://thestand.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=472013&cart

 

Show: Ian Fidance’s Laugh Time
Venue: Triple Crown Basement
Location:
10pm
Time: 330 7th Avenue NYC
Description of Show and Lineup:

Nick Vatterott
Jennie Sutton
Stavros Halkias
Shakir Standley
Ticket Link: Free Show  http://triplecrownnyc.com

 

Show: NightTrain
Venue: Littlefield
Location:
622 Degraw Street Brooklyn
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Sean Patton
Josie Long
Karl Hess
Daniel Simonsen
Sonia Denis
+ more!
Ticket Link: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1380542?_ga=1.109582981.1696557299.1479238398&__utma=1.1119152955.1479238398.1479238398.1479320038.2&__utmb=1.2.10.1479320038&__utmc=1&__utmx=-&__utmz=1.1479238398.1.1.utmcsr=cfl.dropboxstatic.com|utmccn=(referral)|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/&__utmv=-&__utmk=112778884

 

TUESDAY 11/22

 

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.  ComedyJuice attracts such comedy stars as Sarah Silverman, Daniel Tosh, Aziz Ansari, Dane Cook, and on a regular basis and has consistently been a place to discover new comedy stars before they are famous.  Every Tuesday night at 9:30pm.  You never know who will drop in, but you always know you will get the best in live comedy.
Sal Vulcano
Laurie Kilmartin
Mo Amer
Aaron Berg
Gibran Saleem
& more!
Ticket Link: http://gothamcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=462304&cart

 

Show: Northern Discomfort
Venue: The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC
Time: 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Ray DeVito and Josh Carter are back again to make your week better, not only that, but we have a fantastic lineup of awesome comics to help ease the pain
This week we welcome:
Big Jay Oakerson
Damien Lemon
Josh Gondelman
Carmen Lynch
Ticket Link: http://thestand.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=472856&cart

 

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

Joe Gerics and Matt Schwartzer present a show with lots of big laughs and one big surprise! Each week, an unannounced, unadvertised Special Guest will drop in on the show.  Wanna find out who it is?  The only way is to come out and see for yourself!
Ticket Link: http://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/the-drop-in-11-22-2016

 

Show: I’ll Leave You With This
Venue: Union Hall
Location:
702 Union Street Brooklyn
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Writer/Performer Jordan Carlos (Broad City, Girls, Guy Code, Girl Code, The Nightly Show) asks comedians to get out of their comfort zones and open their acts with their can’t-miss closing bit. With that reliable piece of material out of the way, who knows where sets will go? Also 10% of the door goes to a charity so we don’t feel like garbage people so much.
Hosted by Jordan Carlos, Tom Thriveni, and Justin Cappa
Rory Albanese, Nore Davis & more!
Portion of the proceeds will be going to Haitian Hurricane relief this month
Ticket Link: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1342165-i-ll-leave-you-this-brooklyn/

 

WEDNESDAY 11/23

 

Show: Comedians You Should Know NYC 11/23
Venue: The Gutter
Location:
200 N. 14th St. Brooklyn
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 Sean Patton (Comedy Central Half Hour)
Calise Hawkins (Late Night with )
Reena Calm (WGN)
Jeff Scheen (Montreux Comedy Festival)
Jeff Steinbrunner (Accidental Comedy Fest)
All hosted by David Drake (Laughs).
Ticket Link: http://cysknyc.brownpapertickets.com

 

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

Jo Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings at a Las Vegas coffee house.  He is now selling out clubs across the nation and has appeared on over 100 episodes of “Chelsea Lately.” His infectious, explosive energy onstage, insightful jokes, and family‐inspired humor cross all boundaries. Jo, who was raised in Tacoma, WA, credits his mother for his comedic and acting talents. She encouraged him to participate in school talent shows and to hold impromptu performances for his family and friends. This loving support led to performances at a Las Vegas coffee house, and inspired a move to Los Angeles. In 2005, Jo had the “opportunity of a lifetime” with a performance on The Tonight Show with . He became one of a select few ever to receive a standing ovation. Jo Koy pulls inspiration from his family and specifically his son.  He has had two Comedy Central specials “Don’t Make Him Angry” and “Lights Out.”  Jo has appeared on VH1, World’s Funniest Fails, The Joy Behar Show, Live, Last Call with Carson Daly and Jamie Foxx: Laffapalooza. Jo is a firm believer in service and giving back to the community and is currently working with The Lupus Foundation to bring awareness to this cause. Jo currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/jo-koy/

 

Show: The Comedienne Project
Venue: The Standing Room
Location:
47-38 Vernon Blvd LIC
Time: 9:00pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

All the comedians must do a set with no mention of sex, relationships, whatever gender they are sexually attracted to, or their genitals. After each set, hosts Katie Hannigan and Corinne Fisher give them a score from 1-10 to see how well they adhered to the project and during the set the comic will get “buzzed” if they outright fuck-up.
Ticket Link: http://standingroomlic.com/event.cfm?id=472087&cart

 

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

Ryan Hernandez and Eric Levi present a night of laughs so big, it can’t miss!
Ticket Link: http://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/too-big-to-fail-11-23-2016

 

 

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