Live Comedy Shows in NYC: February 16 – February 23, 2017


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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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Live Comedy THURSDAY 2/16

Show: She Makes Me Laugh

Venue: The PIT
Location:
123 E. 24th Street NYC
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Come join the Ladies of Darling Satan as they host the February edition of She Makes Me Laugh with some of the best female stand-ups, storytellers, improvisers, and character actors in New York City!

Stand up from Lane Moore (Tinder Live With Lane Moore! The Onion! Girls!), Chloé Hilliard (The Nightly Show! ! Social Misfit Podcast!), Hadiyah Robinson (Black Ass Podcast! BET! CentricTV!), and Eve Peyser (Brooklyn Magazine’s 50 Funniest People, GQ, Gawker)!

Storytelling from Julia Whitehouse (NAKED PEOPLE! Happy Hour Story Hour!)

Improv from Generous Lovers (Stephanie Del Toro! Ali Joseph! Shelly Mar!)

Characters from Brittany McDonald (Perfect Strangers, A Character Show!)
Ticket Link: https://thepit-nyc.com/event/2017-02-16-she-makes-me-laugh

 

Show: “Dying Laughing” Advanced Screening

Venue: The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC
Time:  7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Join us for an advanced screening of “Dying Laughing!”    Admission is FREE, but in honor of Garry Shandling, we are taking suggested donations to his favorite charity Cystic Fibrosis Foundation http://fightcf.cff.org/comedy .
Ticket Link: http://thestand.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=482119&cart

 

Show: Roast Battle NYC

Venue: New York Comedy Club
Location:
241 E. 24th Street NYC
Time: 10:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

The bi-coastal phenomenon just keeps rolling. Like Thunderdome of insult comedy, two comedians enter, one leaves hilariously humiliated.

The Battles:
WEISS VS WEISS
Sandip Sen vs Ryan Arnold
Elon Altman vs Rob Ryan
Main Event: David Feldman vs Kurt Metzger
Your Host: Neko White

Judges:
Mike Cannon
Yamaneika Saunders
Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/roast-battle-nyc-02-16-2017

 

Show: Center City Comedy LIVE

Venue: The Standing Room
Location:
47-38 Vernon Blvd. LIC
Time: 8pm
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, and Andrew Schiavone welcome some of the best comics in New York City for this stand up comedy show.
Ticket Link: http://standingroomlic.com/event.cfm?id=480886&cart

 

Live Comedy FRIDAY 2/17

Show: Toasty

Venue: The Bishop Gallery
Location:
916 Bedford Ave Brooklyn
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Toasty is a slightly dressy cocktail party/reception – no stage – and there’ll be 6 to 7 comedians (or group acts) doing short comedic toasts amongst the attendees. The comedians pick someone in the crowd to toast for a random/silly reason/occasion. In addition, the occasions/reasons can keep changing. The people receiving the toasts may also keep changing. There’ll be music on and off throughout the party/show, as well as drinks.

Jo Firestone, Three Busy Debras, Josh Gondelman, Ana Fabrega, Brett Davis & Clare O’Kane
Hosted by Nick Turner
Ticket Link: https://nightout.com/events/toasty-with-nick-turner/tickets

 

Show: Joel McHale

Venue: Carolines on Broadway
Location:
1626 Broadway NYC
Time:  7:30pm & 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Joel McHale is one of the most sought after comedians and actors in the industry. McHale recently wrapped his twelfth and final season of E!’s The Soup in which he satirized pop culture and current events. He is also best known for his starring role on the hit comedy series Community, which wrapped its sixth season on Yahoo after five seasons on NBC. McHale can most recently be seen on Fox’s revival of The X-Files, where he plays a conservative news anchor. He also continues to perform his stand-up act around the country to sold-out audiences and his new show, The Great Indoors, aired October 27th on CBS. Joel released his new book, Thanks for the Money, on October 25th. Previously, McHale starred as ’ son in A Merry Friggin’ Christmas and was seen in the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced supernatural thriller Deliver Us From Evil.  He also appeared in the Warner Bros’ romantic comedy Blended alongside and Drew Barrymore. His additional film credits include ’s comedy smash TED, What’s Your Number?, The Big Year, Spy Kids: All The Time in The World, and The Informant. In 2014, McHale hosted the annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington D.C.. He also recently hosted the 2015 ESPYS on ABC. Born in Rome and raised in Seattle, Washington, McHale was a history major at the University of Washington where he also was a member of their championship football team.  He received his Master’s of Fine Arts from UW’s Actor’s Training Program.

Previously, McHale starred as Robin Williams’ son in A Merry Friggin’ Christmas and was seen in the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced supernatural thriller Deliver Us From Evil.  He also appeared in the Warner Bros’ romantic comedy Blended alongside Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. His additional film credits include Seth MacFarlane’s comedy smash TED, What’s Your Number?, The Big Year, Spy Kids: All The Time in The World, and The Informant. In 2014, McHale hosted the annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington D.C.. He also recently hosted the 2015 ESPYS on ABC. Born in Rome and raised in Seattle, Washington, McHale was a history major at the University of Washington where he also was a member of their championship football team.  He received his Master’s of Fine Arts from UW’s Actor’s Training Program.

Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/joel-mchale/
*SHOWS SAT 2/18 & SUN 2/19 AS WELL

 

Show: Paid or Pain

Venue: New York Comedy Club
Location:
241 E. 24th Street NYC
Time: 11:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Host Jay Nog lets you live the ultimate audience fantasy – punishing bad comedy! Four young comedians take the stage and your audience vote decides if they get PAID for a good set or PAIN for a bad set. The Pain is delivered by Professional Dominatrix Lady Zombie while our expert panel of veteran comedians offer their commentary. Plus audience participation games, fun and prizes! Recorded LIVE for SiriusXM!

Host Jay Nog
House Dominatrix Lady Zombie
Special Guests
Andy Fiori
Guest Judges
Jordan Carlos
Jared Freid
Contestants
Stan Talouis
Andrew Monge
Vanetta Schoefield
April Brucker
Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/paid-or-pain-021717

 

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.

Joel Kim Booster ()
Ian Fidance (Gotham Comedy Live)
Lucas Connolly (NY Comedy Fest
Ticket Link: http://east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/51616

 

SATURDAY 2/18

Show: Comedy Outliers 5 Year Anniversary Show

Venue: Union Hall
Location:
702 Union Street Brooklyn
Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Brandon Collins and Mike Brown celebrate the fifth anniversary of their high energy, critically acclaimed “Comedy Outliers” stand-up showcase. The line-up for this special event includes Christian Finnegan (Netflix), Joe Machi (Last Comic Standing), Reformed Whores (CBS), Petey DeAbreu (NY Comedy Festival), Alingon Mitra (Comedy Central) and some surprise guests. Get ready to laugh non-stop and possibly get lucky with some free raffle prizes!
Ticket Link: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1421287-comedy-outliers-5-year-brooklyn/

 

Show: Billy Gardell

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

Emmy nominated actor and comedian Billy Gardell starred in the CBS Hit television series, MIKE & MOLLY as Officer Mike Biggs from 2010-2016. MIKE & MOLLY continues to air in syndication to this day.
As a followup to the hit CBS series, Billy has taken a dramatic turn in the CMT series Million Dollar Quartet as Colonel Tom Parker, the infamous manager of Elvis Presley. The drama series was inspired by the Broadway musical.
In 2016 he received a Daytime Emmy nomination as Best Gameshow Host for Monopoly Millionaires Club.
Before Mike and Molly, Gardell co-starred in the critically acclaimed television series Lucky. His other television credits include Yes Dear and Judging Amy, on the Network, My Name is Earl, The Practice,Monk and Gary the Rat.

He made his major motion picture debut alongside Anthony Quinn and Sylvester Stallone in Avenging Angelo, and had a memorable scene with Billy Bob Thornton in the Cohen Brother’s film Bad Santa. He also appeared in You, Me & Dupree.
As a standup comic, Gardell took the long road to Hollywood, stopping at every small town lounge, military base and comedy club along the way. His comedy act took him to Los Angeles where his dedication to acting, along with touring as a stand-up comedian, allowed him to grow consistently in both arenas. His stand-up show is a powerhouse. His grounded, down-to-earth point of view strikes a strong chord with American audiences. Stories about his rough childhood, wild adolescence and new family life are executed with the skill of a master craftsman. His comedy specials, Billy Gardell: Halftime, premiered on Comedy Central and Billy Gardell Presents Road Dogs premiered on Showtime.
Ticket Link: http://gothamcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=475796&cart

 

Show: Acid Art School Dropout

Venue: The Creek & The Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue LIC
Time: 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Grant Lindahl is a cartoonist and talk show host of Art School Acid Dropout. This unique comedy talk show invites a surprise guest visual artist to spend 15min showcasing their visual work. Is it Marina Abramovic or Paul Pope? You will have to show up and see who this crazy savant tricks into showing up!

Then we invite 5 of New York’s top comedians to tell a story about anything their heart desires. Each comedian will be sketched by Grant and his surprise guest artist. Bring your sketch book, bring your dad, Bring a live wild animal! The person with the best live sketch will win a kewl prize. It will be a fun filled night of deep intellectual art therapy and shallow humorous comedy story telling!
P.S The first 20 guests to show up get a signed limited edition poster!
Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/art-school-acid-dropout-5-2-2017-02-17/

 

Show: Cinderblock Comedy Festival Presents: Will Be Here

*Tina Fey will not be here
Venue: QED Astoria
Location:
27-16 23rd Avenue Queens
Time: 9:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Cinder Block Comedy Festival invites you to a night of hilarious comedy where… no… Tina Fey won’t be here.
Proceeds for this event go to Swipe It Forward. We will be taking cash donations and metrocard donations!

Lineup:
Laurie KilmartinJes Tom
Joel Kim Booster
Melissa Diaz
Whitney Chanel Clark
Victor Varnado
Hosted by: Erin Lynn O’Connor
Lineups subject to change.
Ticket Link: https://qedastoria.com/products/tina-fey-will-be-here

 

Show: Auntie’s House

Venue: Kofi’s Apartment
Location: 1080 Greene Ave, Apt.2, Brooklyn
Time: 8:00pm
Description of Show and Lineup:
Saturday, February 18th, comedians CHRIS DANIELS (New York Comedy Festival) and KOFI THOMAS (Boston Comedy Festival) are going to throw lil a house party and also have some of their favorite people stop by to tell some jokes. Show is free. Food is free. Drinks are free (but feel free to bring your own in case we run out!). Y’all remember that cool Auntie who always had something on the stove and let you take a sip of her wine cooler… This her show! AUNTIE’S HOUSE!! Keep this night on your calendar clear, SHE GON RAISE THE ROOF!

Featuring:
CHANEL ALI
ROB HAZE
MARLENA RODRIGUEZ
DAN PERLMAN
& HANNAH BOONE!
Ticket Link: Free.99

 

Live Comedy SUNDAY 2/19

Show: The Mixtape Comedy Show

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

Comedian Royale Watkins brings you an original mix of the funniest comics, the Livest music and a guaranteed good time! Four comics, one of NY’s most incredible DJ’s, a live band and a guest music act to close to show. Past performers include , Tom Papa, Sherri Shepherd, , and Jerry to name a few. But what really sets The Mixtape Comedy Show apart from other shows is your presence. We look forward to seeing you at the show!
Ticket Link: http://gothamcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=474064&cart

 

Show: If You Build It

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

Hosted by ANTHONY DEVITO

APARNA NANCHERLA
Late Night w/ , Conan
JULIO TORRES
Montreal Comedy Festival, SNL
SHANE TORRES
Comedy Bang Bang, Last Comic Standing
DOOGIE HORNER
America’s Got Talent, Bridgetown Comedy Festival
CLARK JONES
Comedy at the Knitting Factory, Zanies Chicago
MEGHAN HANLEY
AXSTV’s Gotham Comedy Live, Fox’s Laughs

Ticket Link: http://east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/51535

 

Show: Picture This

Venue: Union Hall
Location:
702 Union Street Brooklyn
Time: 7:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

PICTURE THIS! is a new show from Brandie Posey & Sam Varela: two girls who want to push the boundaries of what a comedy show can be. Picture This! is a live comedy show with stand-ups performing while they are drawn live by some of the best animators, cartoonists, and other artists in Hollywood, CA, SF, NYC and Portland. Picture This! has also debuted in Toronto, New Zealand and Australia! The comedians don’t know what the animators are drawing and the animators don’t know how the comedians will react.

It may be weird
It may different.
But it will be FUN!

John Roberts, Dan Soder, Clare O’Kane, Monroe Martin, Shane Torres, Ian Fidance, Bryan Brinkman, Dan Pinto, Josh Sachs, Jason Chatfield, Rachel Gitlevich, Christie O’Brien-Murphy
Ticket Link: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1421089-picture-this-brooklyn/

 

Show: Comedy Cellar Showcase

Venue: The Comedy Cellar
Location:
117 MacDougal Street NYC
Time: 3 shows
Description of Show and Lineup:

It’s not impossible to get a table at the Cellar, you just have to plan ahead! Stand By list for every show at the door
Ticket Link: http://www.comedycellar.com/reservation/

 

LIVE COMEDY MONDAY 2/20

Show: Frantic Mondays

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!   Hosted by Aaron Berg and featuring Pat Dixon, Aida Rodriguez, Duncan Trussell, Sam Rubinoff, Sarah Tollemache, Tracey Carnazzo, Chris Lamedieu, and more!
Ticket Link: http://thestand.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=481357&cart

Show: BASIC

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

Featuring New Yorks funniest comedians who happen to be female.

Hosted by: Casey Balsham and Christine Meehan-Berg
Kerryn Feehan
Justy Dodge
Kerry Coddett
Rebecca Green
Ticket Link: http://standingroomlic.com/event.cfm?id=480890&cart

 

Show: Godfrey Does His Hour

Venue: Comedy Cellar at The Village Underground
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NYC
Time: 8:15pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

HOST OF NEW FOX SHOW “BULLSEYE”, FROM “LOUIE” CK SHOW. AS SEEN ON NBC’S “30 ROCK”, THE MOVIE “SOUL PLANE”, “ZOOLANDER”, NBC’S “3RD WATCH”, “IT FACTOR” ON BRAVO AND STAR OF 7 UP TV ADS.
Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com

 

Show: Ian Fidance’s: Get Weird

Venue: Triple Crown Ale House
Location:
330 7th Ave, NYC
Time: 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Every third Monday hilariously weird & weirdly hilarious stand up Ian Fidance brings you his funny pals to perform in the intimate setting of a midtown basement. This month features: Nick Mullen, Shalewa Sharpe, Chris Donahue, Tom Delgado, & Carolyn Busa.
Ticket Link: Free Show

 

Live Comedy TUESDAY 2/21

Show: The Duncan Trussell Family Hour

Venue: The Bell House
Location:
149 7th Street Brooklyn
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Duncan Trussell is a stand-up comedian and podcaster who most recently co-hosted Syfy channel’s “Joe Rogan Questions Everything” and appeared on Comedy Central’s “This is Not Happening”. Duncan’s popular podcast, “The Duncan Trussell Family Hour” (www.duncantrussell.com), is known for its blend of humor, fringe ideas, eclectic guests, and great interviews. He regularly tours the country as a stand-up comedian and has performed at Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal and the Moontower Comedy Festival in Austin. In addition, Duncan has appeared on “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, “Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time”, Cartoon Network’s “Adventure Time”, and Funny or Die’s “Drunk History”.
Ticket Link: http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1415740?utm_source=MEL&utm_medium=205195

 

Show: Cum Town Live Podcast w/ Nick Mullen and Stavros Halkias

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

Official Podcast of the Cum Boys. Hosted by Nick Mullen (@nickmullen), Adam Freidland and Stavros Halkias (@stavcomedy), PROFESSIONAL comedians, folks.
New York’s Best Podcast presents: several comedians.
Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/cum-town-podcast-live/

 

Show: Patrice O’Neal Comedy Benefit

Venue: New York City Center
Location:
131 W. 55th Street NYC
Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

On November 29, 2011 one of the greatest stand up comics of all time passed away. If you never saw him live, the genius of Patrice O’Neal is not something that can be described. He was beyond a comic’s comic. For anyone who ever met him, saw him perform, was on the receiving end of his signature trash talking, or simply passed him on the street, it was an experience you would never forget. The 5th Annual Patrice O’Neal Comedy Benefit Concert is a night of stand up comedy to honor the memory of a master comedian and true friend with performances by Dave Attell, , Pete Davidson, Gary Gulman, Leslie Jones, , Keith Robinson, Dan Soder & .
Ticket Link: http://www.nycitycenter.org/tickets/productionNew.aspx?performanceNumber=10468

 

Show: The RoastMasters NYC

Venue: The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC
Time: 10:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Head to Head competitive roasting hosted by Luis J. Gomez
Ticket Link:  http://thestand.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=481928&cart

 

Show: Stand Up NY Comedy Festival

Venue: Stand Up NY
Location:
236 W. 78th Street NYC
Time:  5pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Stand Up NY is hosting its FIRST ever comedy festival February 21st-24th!
We are looking for new and up and coming comics on the scene.
Judges will be veterans of the industry including club owners and bookers outside of Stand Up NY.
Ticket Link: http://www.standupny.com/buy-tickets/

 

Live Comedy WEDNESDAY 2/22

Show: Funny For Fido presented by Justin Silver

Venue: The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC
Time:  8ppm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Funny for Fido  stand -up comedy events bring the country’s top comedians together each month to raise money for homeless and abused animals.   Your tickets pay for veterinary care, food, training, transport, temporary and permanent housing for animals that would otherwise be killed.    We are a non- profit 501c3. Tickets are tax deductible.
Ticket Link: http://thestand.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=478936&cart

 

Show: Battle of the Divas: Britney vs. Christina

Venue: Union Hall
Location:
702 Union Street Brooklyn
Time: 8pm
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
BRITNEY VS CHRISTINA
Rep’n Britney: BOWEN YANG
Rep’n Christina: MATT ROGERS
With drag performances by:
ZETA JONES & NOMI SAS
DJ MOLLY AUSTIN
HOSTED BY MATTEO LANE & CHRISTI CHIELLO 😉
Ticket Link: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1413603-battle-divas-britney-vs-brooklyn/

 

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:

The Improvised Stand-Up Show 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.
Since then, the show has expanded to include a live DEATHSQUAD podcast and has been featured at comedy festivals around the country. Now Stand Up on The Spot comes to NYC! Hosted by Robby Slowik, the New York edition has been featured in Village Voice, Time Out NY, The Interrobang and the New York Comedy Festival.

What? Is this a Stand-Up Show or an Improv Show?
It’s a little bit of both. All the performers are Stand-Up comedians, but like at an Improv show, YOU get to yell out suggestions.  And then they craft a whole new bit right there, thanks to you!  There’s no teams, no “yes, ands” and no pre-rehearsed material.

Well, that sounds… weird. If it’s not pre-rehearsed, is it funny?Oh yeah, it’s VERY funny.  We bring in some of the smartest, hardest working comedians we know.  Their minds are always looking for the funny in everything and many of the bits that start out on our show go on to become part of their regular act, and even on albums and specials!
Featuring:
Robby Slowik
Casey Balsham
Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/stand-up-on-the-spot-0217

 

Show: Risk!

Venue: The Bell House
Location:
149 7th Street Brooklyn
Time:  8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

RISK! is a live show and podcast “where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public” hosted by Kevin Allison, of the legendary TV sketch comedy troupe The State. The award-winning live show happens monthly in New York and Los Angeles. It’s featured people like , Lisa Lampanelli, Kevin Nealon, Margaret Cho, , , Lili Taylor, Rachel Dratch, Andy Borowitz and more, dropping the act and showing a side of themselves we’ve never seen before. The weekly podcast gets hundreds of thousands of downloads each month. Slate.com called it “jaw-dropping, hysterically funny, and just plain touching.”
with Kevin Allison, Kendra Cunningham, Doug Smith, Maritess Zurbano
Ticket Link: http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1413513