Live Comedy Shows in New York City: January 26 – February 1, 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 SHOWS ON THURSDAY JANUARY 26

 

Show: Dark Spots
Venue: Union Hall
Location:
702 Union Street Brooklyn
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Union Hall presents Dark Spots, a stand-up comedy showcase where the city’s best comedians will perform their darkest, saddest, and most traumatic–but still funny–material. The show is hosted by Shane Torres (), Nate Fridson (AST Records) and Alison Zeidman (Humor Contributor, New York Times), and has run on first Saturday nights at the popular alt comedy club The Creek & The Cave for over a year. The show was also recently selected for the 2016 New York Comedy Festival, produced by Carolines on Broadway in association with Comedy Central. Dark Spots has attracted sold-out audiences from across Northern Brooklyn and Queens, and is now expanding with this special Union Hall showcase. The January 26 show will feature six of the city’s top stand-up comics:
Noah Gardenswartz (Comedy Central)
Joe List (Late Night with )
Josh Gondelman (Last Week Tonight)
Christie Cheilo (Roast Battle)
Phoebe Robinson (2 Dope Queens)
Langston Kerman (Comedy Central)
Ticket Link: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1408367-dark-spots-brooklyn/

 

Show: Brooklyn Brewery Presents An Evening With Above Average
Venue: Brooklyn Brewery
Location:
79 North 11th Street Brooklyn
Time: 7:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

2017 is already better than 2016 thanks to a free comedy showcase series in our Tasting Room, curated by us and our friends at Above Average, The Internet’s Last Hope For Comedy. The first installment of the year is on Thursday, January 26 at 8 PM– doors at 7:30– featuring a lineup that will surprise, delight, confuse, and set the whole room laughing. Settle in with a few beers and enjoy Monroe Martin (The Jim Gaffigan Show, Masters of None), Seaton Smith (Nightly Show, Difficult People), Gina Brillon (Comedy Central), Frank Garcia-Hejl (UCB, USA, Comedy Central), host Matt Catanzano (Super Unemployable) and more. The most important thing to remember about comedy shows in New York City is that anything can happen and anyone can drop by. In the past we’ve been visited by the likes of Hannibal Burress, Jon Rudnitsky, and Michelle Wolf. Trust us, you want to stay through last call.
RSVPs for the night are free, but are very limited and will fill up quickly. Grab yours and get here early– RSVPs do not guarantee admission, and you don’t want to be one of the people stuck on line.
The full lineup for January 26 includes:
Host Matt Catanzano (Simply Unemployable)
Monroe Martin (The Jim Gaffigan Show, Masters of None)
Seaton Smith (Nightly Show, Difficult People)
Gina Brillon (Comedy Central)
Frank Garcia-Hejl (UCB, USA, Comedy Central) and more!
Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brooklyn-brewery-presents-an-above-average-comedy-showcase-tickets-31133991607

 

Show: What’s Your Damage?
Venue: The Grand
Location:
647 Grand Street Brooklyn
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Every month Sachi Ezura and Halle Kiefer host a stand-up/storytelling show that asks performers, “What, exactly, is your damage?” Comics ruminate on the middle school humiliations, dating embarrassments and family drama that haunt them to this day, and that make them the weird, wonderful people they are today. This month’s lineup:
COLE ESCOLA (Difficult People)
DAN CHAMBERLAIN (Above Average)
BLAIR SOCCI (Ladylike)
JORDAN CARLOS (The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore)
Ticket Link: Free Show- http://thegrandbarandgrill.com/
Show: Fresh Out! NY
Venue: UCBeast
Location:
153 E. 3rd Street NYC
Time: 9pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Fresh Out! is a standup comedy show featuring the freshest comics available anywhere. From heavy hitters like past guests , John Mulaney, Jim Gaffigan, David Cross, Mike Birbiglia, and , to the best of New York’s up-and-coming comics, we bring you the best!
Hosted by Ashley Brooke Roberts (UCBT’s MAUDE NIGHT) and Jim Tews (HBO, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival)
Featuring:
Mike Recine – Roast Battle
Kate Willett – This Is Not Happening
Freddy Sheffield – Sexcut
And more!
Ticket Link: http://east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/51209

 

LIVE COMEDY FRIDAY JANUARY 7

 

Show: The Little Miss Rock Bottom Pageant 2017
Venue: The Creek and The Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue
Time: 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Watch comics compete in a pageant-style show designed to celebrate the not-so-glitz or glamorous bits of their lives. This year’s pageant will feature categories such as “Too real Q&A”, Walk of Shame, and unfortunate talents! There will be drag queens, a dirty dance troupe, a live band and so much more! Join us as we crown Little Miss Rock Bottom 2017.
Contestants: Courtney Maginnis (Brooklyn Comedy Festival) Joel Walkowski (Wildcats!) Jennie Sutton (Letterman) Brantley Brice (Quickie Fest) Julia Solomon (The Laugh Factory) Gilbert Lawand (Red Clay Comedy Fest)
Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/little-miss-rock-bottom-2017-5/

 

Show: Bitches Brew
Venue: Halyard’s Bar
Location:
406 3rd Ave Brooklyn
Time: 8:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

A free Comedy Variety show cooked up for you every Friday, 8:30 at Halyard’s Bar Backroom in Gowanus, 406 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY. Featuring some of the best stand up & musical comedians in NYC.
Rebecca Vigil
Giulia Rozzi
Rojo Perez
Adam Mamawala
Tim Dillon
Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bitches-brew-comedy-variety-show-tickets-30705645412

 

Show: The Stand Showcase
Venue: The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC
Time: 8 & 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:



Wyatt Cenac
Chris DiStefano
Monroe Martin
Ticket Link: http://thestand.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=479580&cart

 

Show: Nacho Bitches
Venue: New York Comedy Club
Location:
241 E. 24th Street NYC
Time: 11:15pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

NACHO BITCHES is the wildly popular late night show brought to you by NYC comedy scene favorites CORINNE FISHER (Guys We Fucked podcast) & BLAIR SOCCI (Brooklyn Comedy Festival). These two dainty women (LOL!), er, foul-mouthed, beer-guzzling babes, bring you the city’s best comedians once a month for a rowdy night of laughter. And, because they are really decent human beings, they offer all of their beloved guests free nachos (with a side of unmatched weirdness). NB REGZ INCLUDE: Michael Che, Gary Gulman, Pete Davidson, Ari Shaffir, Chris Gethard & Kevin Meaney
Ticket Link: http://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/nacho-bitches-01-27-2017

 

LIVE COMEDY SATURDAY 1/28

 

Show: Midnight Showcase
Venue: The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC
Time: 11:59pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Duncan Trussell
Yamanieka Saunders
Tim Dillon
Matteo Lane
Sarah Tollemache
Alex Pavone
Ticket Link: http://thestand.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=479582&cart

 

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

Every month, hostS scotland Green invite four 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-3/

 

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

Paul Mecurio
James Mattern
Hadiyah Robinson
Christian Finnegan
Mike Yard
Ticket Link: http://www.standupny.com/buy-tickets/

 

Show: Saturday Night Headliners
Venue: New York Comedy Club
Location:
241 E. 24th Street NYC
Time: 7pm, 9:15pm & 11:30pm
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 Nightly Show, and more.
Ticket Link: http://newyorkcomedyclub.com

 

LIVE COMEDY SUNDAY 1/29

 

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

2016 has already started off with a bang for Donnell, he has already been cast in ’s pilot Hollyweed.  2015 was a huge year for Donnell Rawlings,he lit the stage at The Dubai Comedy Festival.  He also rocked it at Montreal Comedy Festival. He has been touring all over with Dave Chappelle. In 2014  he killed during a record number of shows working with Dave Chappelle at Radio City Music Hall in NYC. You just saw him starring in his own show as Judge Rawlings on MTV2’s Guy Court. Donnell was also was a cast member  on MTV2’s Guy Code. Donnell can be seen hosting Staann’ Dup to be seen on StarzBlack.  He lends his voice in a recurring role as “Another Cat Named Rally” on the hit animation Black Dynamite as well being featured in Adult Swim’s animation. Donnell continues to tour heavily, performing his intelligently bold stand-up throughout the US, Europe, and the Caribbean.
Donnell is an overnight success a decade in the making.  He made a splash in the DC comedy clubs going from a heckler in the audience to HBO’s Def Comedy Jam in a period of six months. You’ve seen him as ‘Ashy Larry’ on Comedy Central’s award winning and critically celebrated Chappelle’s Show, where he joined Dave Chappelle as both as a writer and performer. He will also be featured in Queen Latifah’s new movie Percentage. His 1-Hour Stand-Up “Ashy to Classy” premiered on Comedy Central in October of 2010.
He was a co-host on both Power 105’s (NY’s #1 Hip Hop and R&B radio station) morning show “Egypt and Ashy in the Morning” and “The Big Tigger Morning Show” on WPGC in Washington DC, and he enjoyed weekly guest appearances on New York’s Hot 97 Morning Show. He was a regular on E!’s “Chelsea Lately”, starred in Comedy Central’s “Reality Bites Back,” and was the resident “Funny Guy” on the Ricki Lake Show. In 2007, Donnell co-created and starred in Heavy.com’s hit web series “From Ashy to Classy”, which was picked up for a second round of episodes. His movie of the same name screened at the 2011 L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival.
As an actor Donnell has also appeared in the Law & Order series, Special Victims Unit (SVU) and Criminal Intent (CI) as well as NBC’s Third Watch, the Emmy-Award winning HBO Mini-Series: The Corner and as Day-Day Price on HBO’s Emmy-Award winning series “The Wire.”  On the big screen he could be seen in the blockbuster Spider-Man II.
Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/donnell-rawlings/

 

Show: If You Build It
Venue: UCBeast
Location:
153 E. 3rd Street NYC
Time: 9pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Hosted by JO FIRESTONE
MYQ KAPLAN
Last Comic Standing, The Late Show w/ David Letterman
http://myqkaplan.com
HADIYAH ROBINSON
BET, The Mo’Nique Show
http://www.hadiyahrobinson.com
ERIK BERGSTROM
Comedy Central’s The Half Hour, Fuse
http://erikbergstrom.com/
DAVID ANGELO
The Daily Show, Late Night with
http://www.davidangelo.info/
ROB CANTRELL
Comedy Central, HBO
http://www.robcantrell.com/
KENDRA CUNNINGHAM
Montreal Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival
http://www.kendracunningham.com/
Ticket Link: https://east.ucbtheatre.com/show/2835

 

Show: Comedy Night to Benefit Homeless Children NYC
Venue: New York Comedy Club
Location:
241 E. 24th Street NYC
Time: 5pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Come, enjoy an evening of laughter & fun with NY comics and make a difference in the lives of homeless children through your participation. Proceeds of the ticket sales would go towards health, education & social development of homeless children.
There are nearly 24000 homeless children in New York City, this number exceeds the number of single homeless adults (around 14000). Homeless children are the fastest growing segment among homeless population in NYC. There has been a 40% increase in last 5 years. If this trend continues, we could be looking at 30000 homeless children in the city in the next 5 years. Homelessness is a trauma for these children and it occurs when their cognitive skills are still developing (there are more homeless children in first grade than any other) which leads to problems in their health, social development and education later in life.
Let’s create a possibility that we don’t have homeless children in NYC, a possibility for the kids to have shelter, security, love, joy, fun, dignity and just be normal kids who don’t know what being homeless means
Ticket Link: http://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/comedy-night-to-benefit-homeless-children-nyc-01-29-2017

 

Show: Who Dis? Free Comedy Hosted by Christina Galston & Rufat Agayev
Venue: The Standing Room
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue LIC
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

New show, who dis? This weekly comedy show hosted by childhood friends Christina Galston (MTV) and Rufat Agayev, features some of the absolute best comics you’ve never heard of but should totally know! Every Sunday at 8pm. Not to mention the seductive ambiance of The Standing Room which is free just like this weekly comedy show FREE!! So get a seat while you can because they don’t call it The Standing Room for nothing!
Ticket Link: http://standingroomlic.com/event.cfm?cart&showTimingID=478748

 

LIVE COMEDY MONDAY 1/30

 

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
Ticket Link: http://thestand.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=477504&cart

 

Show: Side Ponytail
Venue: Friends & Lovers
Location:
641 Classon Ave Brooklyn
Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Side Ponytail is Brooklyn’s cutest free comedy show! This weekly showcase in the backroom of Friends and Lovers in Crown Heights features some of the best performers in the city and from around the country.
this weeks lineup:
Devin Delliquanti (The Daily Show)
Sharron Paul (Cheap Date Comedy)
Calvin Cato (SF Sketchfest)
Brantley Brice (Spike TV)
and more!
Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/side-ponytail-free-comedy-show-feat-daily-shows-devin-delliquanti-tickets-31031996537?aff=erelpanelorg

 

Show: The Check Spot Live
Venue: New York Comedy Club
Location:
241 E. 24th Street NYC
Time: 9:15pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Host, Emma Willmann spotlights up and coming comedians and battle tested veterans of the comedy circuit. These are the comedians that you need to hear.
Featuring
Greg Stone
Rosebud Baker
Mike Celona
Kate Wolff
Neko White
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, Last Comic Standing and more.
Ticket Link: http://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/the-check-spot-live-01-30-2017

 

Show: Whiplash
Venue: UCB Chelsea
Location:
307 W. 26th Street NYC
Time: 11pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

New York City’s hottest alternative stand-up comics come together for this weekly showcase.
Ticket Link: http://chelsea.ucbtheatre.com/performance/51055

 

LIVE COMEDY TUESDAY 1/31

 

Show: Breakout Artist Comedy Series: Samantha Ruddy
Venue: Carolines on Broadway
Location:
1626 Broadway NYC
Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Samantha Ruddy is a comedian and writer who hails from outside Scranton, Pennsylvania, and now lives in Brooklyn. She has been named 1 of the 50 Funniest in Brooklyn by Brooklyn Magazine and was called a comic “you should be obsessed with” by BUST. She has performed in the New York Comedy Festival, Laugh Your Asheville Off Festival, and Limestone Comedy Festival. She brings to the stage a world of goofy observations, witty one-liners, and the perspective of a 20-something living in New York. In addition to standup, she is a contributing writer to Collegehumor, Someecards, and Reductress.
with J.P. McDade (Comedy Central), Ariel Elias (Someecards), and Luke Mones (New York Comedy Festival)
Ticket Link: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?eventId=7089025&pl=carolines&dispatch=loadSelectionData
*Tickets are discounted with the code “YOUGUYS”

 

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

OPHIRA & ADIRA an awesome variety show with comedy, music, magic and more! featuring Ophira Eisenberg (NPR’s Ask Me Another, HBO’s Girls) Adira Amram & The Experience (Funny or Die, UCB) Standup by Becky Yamamoto (Uninspired, Fort Tilden) Story by Mike Albo (Spermhood, The Moth) Magic by Matthew Holtzclaw (Penn & Teller: Fool Us)
Ticket Link: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1405339

 

Show: The Daily Show Staff Stand Up Show
Venue: UCBeast
Location:
153 E. 3rd Street NYC
Time: 9:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

THE DAILY SHOW STAFF STANDUP SHOW, AN EVENING OF POLITICAL-ISH COMEDY features the writers and producers from behind the Daily Show. Standup credits of performers include ’’s NY standup show, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’’Brien, Adam DeVine’’s House Party,  performances for the USO in Afghanistan and more.
Ticket Link: http://east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/51181

 

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. With regular shows at many of the top comedy clubs in the country, ComedyJuice is proud to add Gotham Comedy Club to that list and launch ComedyJuice NYC.  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.
Roy Wood Jr.
Jessica Kirson
Giulio Gallarotti
Paul Mecurio
& more!
Ticket Link: http://gothamcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=468050&cart

 

LIVE COMEDY WEDNESDAY 2/1

 

Show: ZODIAC COMEDY: AQUARIUS EDITION
Venue: New York Comedy Club
Location:
241 E. 24th Street NYC
Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Are you ready for the dawning of the age of Aquarius!? How about Aquarius comics? Join Chrissie Mayr and Samantha SJ Bednarz for Zodiac Comedy, a show celebrating the current months zodiac with comedians all born under the sign. This month featuring:
James L Mattern
Subhah Agarwal
Sam Mushman
Jordan Carlos
Casey Balsham
Tim Dillon
Ticket Link:

 

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 Dan Soder (Comedy Central), Jo Firestone (Fallon), Sydnee Washington (UnOfficial Expert Pod), Mike Lebovitz (Last Comic Standing), and more! Hosted by Saurin Choksi (Brown Privilege).
Ticket Link: https://cysknyc.eventbrite.com/
Show: Breakout Artist Comedy Series: Ashley Gavin
Venue: Carolines on Broadway
Location:
1626 Broadway NYC
Time: 7:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Ashley Gavin is a New York City born and bred stand up comedian, actor and writer. She has been featured on Gotham Comedy Live on AXS TV, New York’s Funniest on SeeSo and SiriusXM Comedy. Recently, she was named a semi-finalist in both Comedy Central’s Comics To Watch and the New York’s Funniest competition as part of the 2016 New York Comedy Festival. She was also a finalist at Stand Up for NBC as part of the 2016 showcase. Over the past year, Ashley has headlined all across the country in over 25 clubs and colleges.
This summer Ashley raised 20,000 dollars on Kickstarter to fund her upcoming series, which she co-wrote, produced and starred in called Gay Girl Straight Girl. She is the gay one. The series was named a Kickstarter “Project We Love” and was also featured in Galore magazine.
Ashley is best known for her hard-hitting, intelligent, and sometimes absurd social commentary, particularly about her experiences as a gay woman and feminist.
Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/breakout-artist-comedy-series-presents-ashley-gavin/

 

Show: Smut Presents: Jessica Kirson
Venue: The Creek and The Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue
Time: 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

“The Headliner Series returns to Long Island City in a big way this February!Jonas Barnes & Lauryn Petrie are taking The Creek and The Cave by storm this month with a monster line up.
Jonas will be hosting. Lauryn will be dropping a set on the show. New York Comedy Festival veteran Brian Theriot is rolling through. One of the major stand outs from this years Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, Tim Dillon is coming by. Late Night TV veteran Pete Lee is here and from “Best Bars In America”, New Orleans native Sean Patton hits the mic. But that’s just the beginning.
Our headliner for February, dropping at least 40 minutes for you lucky bastards is one of the best comics in the country Jessica Kirson! Most recently, Jessica was featured in the trailer for the new movie “The Comedian” where she stars alongside film legend Robert DeNiro. But there’s more! You can check out her YouTube show, “The Jessy K Show” as well.
Jessica has been featured on various television shows, including, The Travel Channel, Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” and “Fresh Faces,” Nickelodeon’s “Sixth in the Suburbs,” Noggin’s “LOL,” VH1’s “Awesomely Bad” Shows, Oxygen’s premier game show “Can You Tell?,” Bravo’s “The Great Things About Being,” The Women’s Television Network’s “She’s So Funny,” NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” Seasons 2 and 3, NBC’s “Last Call With Carson Daly,” NBC’s “Why We Heart Vampires,” Fox’s “The Dr. Oz Show,” The Travel Channel’s “When Vacations Go Bust,” TV Guide Network, AXS TV, two appearances on NBC’s “The Tonight Show with ,” two appearances on ABC’s “The View,” Showtime’s “White Boyz in the Hood,” and NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice.” She also has a one hour special on the Logo Channel called “My Cookie’s Gone” and has appeared on “The Joy Behar Show” on CNN-HLN numerous times. She made her big screen debut in Nick Cannon’s “School Dance” and has also been heard on “The Howard Stern Show.”
Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/smut-presents-jessica-kirson-live/