Live Comedy Listings in New York City This Week: October 13 – 19, 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. Just email us at nylistings@theinterrobang.com or fill out the form below follows this week’s picks.

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Live Comedy THURSDAY 10/13

Show: Lasers In The Jungle
Venue: UCBeast
Location:
153 E, 3rd Street NYC
Time: 7:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

A once-in-a-lifetime comedy event every Thursday at 7:30 PM!
Welcoming stand-up comics from Comedy Central, SNL, NPR, , Late Show, , Tonight Show, Late Night, MTV, VH1, and More
Featuring:
Mark Normand (Comedy Central)
Josh Gondelman (Last Week Tonight)
Jeff Simmermon (This American Life)
Dina Hashem (Bridgetown)
and more!
Ticket Link: https://east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/49524

 

Show: Jenny Saldana Presents: Hooray For Boobies!
Venue: The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

A Breast Cancer Fundraiser for the American Cancer Society!
Sean Patton
Christian Finnegan
Pat Brown
Nikki Carr
Amy Liszka
Mike Vecchione
Von Decarlo
Ticket Link: http://thestand.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=463630&cart

 

Show: Center City Comedy Live
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.
Dave Temple
Chris Cheny
Reggie Conquest
Mike Coscarelli
Ticket Link: http://standingroomlic.com/event.cfm?id=469011&cart

 

Show:  Jest for Fun
Venue: Lovecraft
Location: 50 Avenue B

Time: 8PM
Description of Show and Lineup:

October 13th is our next show and we can’t wait to see you all. It’s our second show at Lovecraft and the venue has been great so far. We have an amazing line up, so get ready, put on your laughing gear, and let’s have another great Jest For Fun:
Nimesh Patel (Broken Comedy)
Shalewa Sharpe (Comedy Freaknik)
Bryan Yang(Standup NBC)
Janelle James (Comedy Central, Just For Laughs
Jon Laster (BET, The Comedy Cellar)
Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jest-for-fun-comedy-8-donation-tickets-16981112966

 

Live Comedy FRIDAY 10/14

 

Show: Petey’s World
Venue: The Creek and The Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Ave. LIC
Time: 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Fresh out the Bronx and live in Long Island City, Petey DeAbreu invites you to join him and three of his funniest friends as they tell jokes and rip each other to shreds. The Creek’s stage is Petey’s living room, and the audience are all his peoples. He’s got stand-up comedians, sketches, characters, commercials, dudes on god mics, maybe a magician, anything could happen in Petey’s World!
Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/peteys-world-5-2016-10-14/

 

Show: Race & Sex
Venue: The Standing Room
Location:
47-38 Vernon Blvd LIC
Time:  9:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

A titillating journey with co-hosts JC & Tracey Carnazzo as they navigate through a plethora of racially & sexually charged topics!
This month JC Best and Tracey Carnazzo host:
Lance Weiss
Mark Normand
Phill Hunt
Neko White
Drew Michael
Aldo Marachlian
Ticket Link: http://standingroomlic.com/event.cfm?id=469239&cart

 

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:

New York Comedy Club presents a nightly showcase of the best talent in the city, plus special guests from Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver, Boston, Austin, and around the world. You’ve seen these guys on Comedy Central, MTV, The Tonight Show, Late Night, Conan, The Daily Show, The Nightly Show, and more.
Featuring:
Mike Cannon
Sherrod Small
Kurt Metzger
Abby Rosenquist
Matt Pavich
Liz Miele
Ticket Link: http://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/friday-night-prime-time-comedy-10-14-2016

 

Show: Not Quite Midnight
Venue: Pine Box Rock Shop
Location:
 12 Grattan Street
Time: 7:30
Description of Show and Lineup:  

On Friday, October 14th, 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 comedians 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 October 14th, it will feature:
Jordan Temple (MTV’s Decoded)
Lauren Maul (One of BKmag’s 50 funniest comedians in Brooklyn, Dudes Being Dudes Being Dudes)
Katie McVay (Yell You Better)
Adam Sokol (Starwipe)
And
Tim Platt (UCB, Cartoon Monsoon)
With announcer Ahri Findling and the debut of late night band Glitchy & Scratchy, NOT QUITE MIDNIGHT is the kitschy, self-aware version of a late night talk show. But live. And amidst the warehouses of Bushwick. And at the very reasonable hour of 8 PM.
For more information, please visit NQM’s website, or contact Courtney Maginnis (cmmaginnis@gmail.com) and Chris Calogero (chris.calogero@gmail.com)
Ticket Link: http://notquitemidnight.flavors.me/

 

Live Comedy SATURDAY 10/15

Show: Bowery Comedy
Venue: Bowery Electric
Location:
327 Bowery NYC
Time: 6pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

This month’s lineup:
Matt Ruby (MTV’s Girl Code, Seeso)
Amber Nelson (TruTV)
Chris Donahue (Panic Attack)
Austin Chardac (VICE)
and surprise guests!

Hosted by Chelsea Taylor and Carolyn Busa
Ticket Link: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=6882535

 

Show: Brooke Van Poppelen Album Release Show
Venue: Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
Location:
185 Orchard Street
Time: 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

On Thursday, October 13th, standup comedian and TV host Brooke Van Poppelen (truTV’s Hack My Life, @midnight, The Nightly Show) will release her debut comedy album Hard Feelings On all digital platforms with Sure Thing Records. Recorded during SXSW 2016 in Austin, Hard Feelings is a collection of Brooke’s favorite material that she’s created and performed over the past five years, drawing from personal struggles with anxiety, living in NYC, self-image, stressful salad bars, failed relationships, and family nonsense, with a dash of non sequitur goofiness.
Brooke Van Poppelen (host of truTV’s Hack My Life, @midnight)
Musician Julian Velard (NPR’s Ask Me Another, Sid Gold’s Request Room)
Janelle James (Just for Laughs Montreal, Brooklyn Magazine’s 50 Funniest People)
Matteo Lane (MTV’s Guy Code and Girl Code)
Ticket Link: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1329121

 

Show: Comedy Outliers: A Monthly Stand-Up Showcase (The Halloween Edition)
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 , and much more:
Emma Willmann (Sirius XM)
Janelle James (Montreal’s “Just for Laughs”)
Richie Redding (Hot 97FM)
Sharron Paul (ABC)
Akaash Singh (MTV2)
AND SURPRISE GUESTS!!!
Ticket Link: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2636205

 

Show: The Banter Show
Venue: The Creek and The Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Ave. LIC
Time: 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Every month, hosts Scotland Green (Comedy as a Second Language) and Alison Zeidman (New York Times Loose Ends) invite five pairs of comedians to entertain the audience with their banter, without any prior preparation or discussion prompt. Whenever the conversation starts to lull, the hosts interrupt with a random discussion topic to keep the banter going.
Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/banter-show-5-2016-10-15/

 

Show: Andrew Schulz Headline
Venue: Gotham Comedy Club
Location:
208 W. 23rd Street NYC
Time: 8 & 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Andrew Schulz: Native New Yorker Andrew Schulz likes laughs. Real, hard laughs. And this fall, the comedian – known for his hilariously edgy, street-smart, and unapologetic comedy- will deliver his due. Handpicked by MTV as their new tastemaker, Schulz will take over the small screen with five new shows for their network. He’ll be on the road for his accompanying stand-up tour. And as “one of the top five up-and-coming artists on Twitter”, there will be more than a few ways to get your fix.
Ticket Link: http://gothamcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=458291

 

Live Comedy SUNDAY 10/16

 

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

Hosted by JOE ZIMMERMAN
SARAH TOLLEMACHE
Adam Devine’s House Party, Last Comic Standing
http://www.sarahtollemache.com/
TONY DEYO
Conan, Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
http://tonydeyo.com/
MATT GOLDICH
Late Night with , Comedy Central
http://mattgoldich.com/
EVAN WILLIAMS
Complex Magazine, MTV’s Bugging Out
https://evanwilliamscomedy.com/
SEAN DONNELLY
Comedy Central Half Hour, Conan
http://seandonnellycomedy.com/
NATALIE JOSE
Oddball Fest, Last Comic Standing
http://www.nataliejosecomedy.com/
Ticket Link:  https://east.ucbtheatre.com/show/2835

 

Show: The Comedienne Project
Venue: The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC
Time: 9:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Corinne Fisher and Katie Hannigan invite fellow comics to rise to the challenge of performing sets without mention of comedy’s hottest topics: sex, dating and relationships.
Mehran Khaghani
Sarah Tollemache
Subhuh Agarwal
Aaron Berg
& more!
Ticket Link: http://thestand.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=468235&cart

 

Show: White Chocolate Sundaes
Venue: The Standing Room
Location:
47-38 Vernon Blvd LIC
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Featuring the smoothest comedians in all of the scene!
Co-Hosted by Comedy Central Roast Battle star Christi Chiello & rising star Petey DeAbreu!
Featuring Kevin Iso
Anna Drezen
Scotland Green
Mehran Khaghani
Mo Fry Pasic
& more!
Ticket Link: http://standingroomlic.com/event.cfm?id=468345&cart

 

Show:  Legionfest
Venue: Leigon Bar
Location:
790 Metropolitan Avenue Brooklyn
Time: 6pm
Description of Show and Lineup:  

Welcome to Legionfest: the first ever weekly comedy festival that runs for 2 hours on a Sunday at 6pm! Founders Kelsey Caine, Jack Comstock, and Martin Urbano curate an entire comedy festival experience at Legion Bar, every single week. They bring you the hottest headliners, the hottest rising talents, and the hottest people, all under one roof, and for an unlimited time only, wristbands are free at the door! Just present a valid ID with a smile, and welcome to Legionfest!
Comedy line-up:
Langston Kerman (Legionfest)
Molly Ruben-Long (Legionfest)
Melissa Stokowski (Legionfest)
Brandon Scott-Wolf (Leigonfest)
Chris Calogero (Legionfest)
Damian Holmes (Legionfest)
Jenn Welch (Legionfest)
Tony Zaret (Legionfest
Dan Perlman (Legionfest)
Music tent:
Freeze Frame (rapper, Legionfest)
Ticket Link: First come, first served

 

Live Comedy MONDAY 10/17

 

Show: Side Ponytail Featuring Drunk History’s Jennifer Gable
Venue: Over The Eight
Location:
594 Union Ave. Brooklyn
Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

JENNIFER GABLE (Drunk History)
FARAH BROOK (Red Eye withTom Shillue)
DAVE BERGMANN (Caroline’s)
JAKE FROMM (Caroline’s) and
CHANEL ALI (Limestone Comedy Fest)
Ticket Link: First Come, First Served

 

Show: Frantic!
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, up & coming talent, and surprise special guests…this Is Frantic!
Hosted by Aaron Berg and featuring
Mark Normand
Dean Delray
Sean Patton
Ryan Hernandez
Matt Nedostup
David Suarez
Sarah Tollemache
Ari Shaffir
and More!
Ticket Link: http://thestand.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=465050&cart

 

Show: Des Bishop Headlines NYCC Comedy Competition Semi Finals
Venue: New York Comedy Club
Location:
241 E. 24th Street NYC
Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

For four weeks in October, New York Comedy Club showcases twenty emerging comedians who have distinguished themselves as stand-outs by their talent, hard work and contributions to the club and comedy community. Join us in watching the future of comedy unfold!
Semi Finalists Include:
Danny DelColle
Chanel Ali
Santi Espinosa
Camille Theobald
Sam Rubinoff
Rosebud Baker
Mahesh Kotagi
Venessa Peruda
James Myers
Ashley Gavin
Ticket Link: http://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/nycc-comedy-competition-10-17-2016

 

Show: Comedy Night at Snowdonia
Venue: Snowdonia
Location:
34-55 32nd Street. Astoria, NY.
Time: 10PM
Description of Show and Lineup:

Comedy Night at Snowdonia is now twice a month and this week we’ve got a fantastic lineup for you!
Featuring:
Jon Laster
Drew Michael
Mike Lebovitz
Wendi Starling
Dan Perlman
Clark Jones
Liz Magee
Free comedy and $4 pints of Two Roads Brewing Beer
Ticket Link: Free show

 

Live Comedy TUESDAY 10/18

Show: Ari Shaffir Headline
Venue: The Bell House
Location:
147 7th Street Brooklyn
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Stand-up comedian and actor Ari Shaffir describes his comedy as a puppet show, but way filthier and without the puppets. He 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. Now with two hour standup specials and his own late-night TV series coming up, Ari is a “gifted comic unyielding in his art,” becoming “a real force to be reckoned with” (LA Weekly). Ari’s second hour standup special Paid Regular premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. His first hour special, Passive Aggressive, premiered on Chill.com in 2013 and premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. His standup album Revenge for the Holocaust was released in 2012 and went to number 1 on iTunes and amazon.com the week of its premiere. Ari’s weekly story-telling series This Is Not Happening premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. The show, which originally debuted as a web series on CC.com, features Shaffir and his comedian friends telling hilarious and true stories in front of a live audience at LA’s most distinguished gentlemen’s club, Cheetahs. Season 2 of This Is Not Happening will premiere in 2016 and it was recently picked up for a third season on Comedy Central. In addition to his TV and standup projects, Ari also hosts the wildly popular podcast The 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. Ari is a regular panel guest on the popular TV series @midnight and has appeared on Comedy Underground with Dave Attell, both on Comedy Central. He has also been featured on Showtime’s The Green Room with Paul Provenza, Comedy Central’s Brody Stevens: Enjoy It, and HBO’s Down & Dirty with , and he appeared alongside Rob Schneider and Adrian Brody in the film InAPPropriate Comedy. He performs standup to sold out crowds nationwide and has been featured at the prestigious Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, San Francisco SketchFest, SXSW, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and theMoontower Comedy and Oddity
Ticket Link: http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1329257

 

Show: Bodega Cat
Venue: The Standing Room
Location:
47-38 Vernon Blvd. LIC
Time:  8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

With Andy Ostroff & Kevin Seefried
Featuring
Casey Balsham
Ryan Dacalos
Anthony P. DeVito
Alingon Mitra
Ticket Link: www.standingroomlic.com

 

Show: The 2016 RoastMasters NYC Championship Tournament! Hosted by Luis J. Gomez!
Venue: The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC
Time: 10:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

16 battle tested warriors compete to be crowned the first ever RoastMasters NYC Champion!
Battles to be determined! Hosted by Luis J. Gomez
With Judges:

Big


Mike Lawrence
Ticket Link: http://thestand.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=467723&cart

 

Show: #SchumerTour
Venue: Madison Square Garden
Location:
4 Pennsylvania Plaza NYC
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Amy Schumer headlines Madison Square Garden
Ticket Link: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/3B0050CF9E9018E6

 

Live Comedy WEDNESDAY 10/19

Show: Comedians You Should Know NYC
Venue: The Gutter
Location:
200 N. 14th Street 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 Matteo Lane (Comedy Central Late Night w/Seth Meyers)
Tom Brady (Just For Laughs)
Sean Donnelly (Comedy Central, Conan)
Ashley B. Roberts (Fresh Out!)
Clark Jones (Comedy @ The Knit)
Jeff Steinbrunner (Accidental Comedy Fest)
All hosted by David Drake (Fox).
Ticket Link: http://cysknyc.brownpapertickets.com

 

Show: We’re All Going To Hell! Live Debate Commentary w/ Tim Dillon, Ray Kump, and More!
Venue: The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC
Time: 10:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Join the host of smash hit podcast Tim Dillon Is Going To Hell, Tim Dillon, as he teams up with Ray Kump to skewer the final presidential debate in our showroom!
Ticket Link: http://thestand.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=469370&cart

 

Show: Prenup w/ Mara Marek & Lauren Kubera
Venue: Stand Up NY
Location:
236 W. 78th Street NYC
Time:  10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Married? Divorced? Engaged? They’ve been it all several times over.
Come laugh at their pain…and maybe yours.
Ticket Link: http://standupnytmdstaging.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=467504&cart

 

Show: New York’s Funniest Semi-Finals
Venue: Carolines on Broadway
Location:
1626 Broadway NYC
Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

The search is on for “New York’s Funniest Stand-Up,” a competition open to any and all comedians who think they have what it takes to be New York’s Funniest. The final show will take place as part of the 2016 New York Comedy Festival, which runs from November 1-6. The winner will receive a cash prize and a week of performances at Carolines on Broadway.
Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/new-yorks-funniest-semi-finals/

 

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