Best Live Comedy Shows in New York City This Week: August 25 – 31, 2016

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New York features some of the best live comedy in the world every single night. Christine Marie Evans and Emily Cohen curate a list every week of their picks for the shows you should check out each week.  You can submit your show for consideration for our listings each week.  Just email us at nylistings@theinterrobang.com or fill out the form that follows this week’s picks. This week, Gotham Comedy Live is back and taping several episodes for their new season, there are some great selections from the Brooklyn Comedy Festival, Nate Bargatze is in town, a special event with and so much more.

THURSDAY 8/25

Show: The Noah Gardenswartz Album Release Show
Venue: The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC
Time: 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

On Thursday, August 25, come to the Stand where Noah Gardenswartz will be celebrating the release of his debut comedy album, “Blunt,” with a live show full of some of his favorite comedians in New York
Lineup:
Damien Lemon
Ester Steinberg
Liza Treyger
Anthony DeVito
Rob Haze
Petey DeAbreu
Andy Sandford & more
Ticket Link: http://thestand.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=462948&cart

 

Show: “So Get This…” A Comedy Storytelling Show
Venue: Rockaway Brewing Company
Location: 46-01 5th Street
Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:
Producers/Comedians Brandon Collins (“Comedy Outliers”) and Mike Feeney (“On the Offensive”) bring you “So Get This…” – A Comedy Storytelling Show!
During this FREE showcase professional comedians will be ditching their material and telling one TRUE hilarious, honest story from their lives. Things are bound to get weird and personal in what guarantees to be an interesting, unique show!
The comedians performing on this edition of “So Get This…” include:
Evan Williams (Montreal’s “Just for Laughs”)
Angela Cobb (TimeOut NY)
Nathan Macintosh (Caroline’s on Broadway)
Tim Dillon (Gotham AXS)
Ticket Link:

 

Show: What Are You Afraid Of? Hosted by Mara Wilson
Venue: Q.E.D.: A Place to Show and Tell
Location:
27-16 23rd Avenue Queens
Time: 7:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

writer and actor Mara Wilson will host another installment of her popular monthly storytelling show ‘What Are You Afraid Of?’ at Q.E.D. in Astoria, Queens. This month, Mara welcomes
Jo Firestone (Punderdome, The Chris Gethard Show)
Will Miles (The Chris Gethard Show)
and Lyssa Mandel (High Maintenance, The Bitch Seat).
Ticket Link: http://qedastoria.com/collections/mara-wilson/products/what-are-you-afraid-of-4

 

Show:  IFC & Ice Breakers Comedy Showcase, hosted by Julie Klausner: Brooklyn Comedy Festival
Venue: The Bell House
Location:
149 7th Street Brooklyn
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Julie Klausner is a writer, actor, comedian, podcaster and author. She created the Hulu series “Difficult People,” produced by and starring Klausner and Billy Eichner. Her podcast, How Was Your Week, was recently called “one of the few essential podcasts” by the New York Times. She is head writer and Co-EP of Funny or Die Presents: Billy on the Street. She’s also written for Mulaney, Best Week Ever, The Big Gay Sketch Show, The Triumph and Jack Show and many other comedy specials and pilots. She wrote a YA Novel called Art Girls Are Easy, and a a memoir called I Don’t Care About Your Band. Julie was, at one point, steadily employed by Vulture.com, which showcased her Real Housewives recaps and original videos in addition to lots of her other pop culture writing. Julie does a lot of comedy, variety and cabaret shows in New York City, where she lives with her tuxedo cat, Jimmy Jazz.
Featuring: Langston Kerman
Sasheer Zamata
Sean Donnelly
Julio Torres, and more!
Ticket Link: http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1274123

 

Show: Cuntagious: A One Woman Show by Kaytlin Bailey
Venue: Abrazo Interno at the Clemente
Location:
107 Suffolk Street NYC
Time: 5:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

If the world worked the way Kaytlin’s father thought it did, she would be dead. But she isn’t.
Kaytlin began having sex for money in high school. No bills & no drug habit,
just arrogant curiosity. This is her story.
Ticket Link: http://www.cuntagiouslaughter.com
*Closes Saturday, August 27th at 7:30pm

 

FRIDAY 8/26

 

Show: Nacho Bitches!
Venue: New York Comedy Club
Location:
241 E. 24th Street NYC
Time: 11:30pm
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.
Mike Lebowitz
Mike Abrusci
Sydnee Washington
Samantha Bednarz

Ticket Link: http://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/nacho-bitches-08-26-2016

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Show: Brooklyn Comedy Festival IFC’s Slightly Off Showcase with Vanessa Bayer
*Brooklyn Comedy Festival
Venue: The Bell House
Location:
149 7th Street Brooklyn
Time: 7:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Vanessa Bayer is currently a cast member on . Vanessa was previously a member of iO Chicago, The Annoyance, and The Second City. She trained in the Chicago area and performed as an understudy for The Second City’s Mainstage and touring company. Additionally, Vanessa starred in the acerbic puppet show “Felt” and the improv team “Revolver” at iO Chicago, wrote and performed in the Annoyance Theatre’s “Swear Jar”, and performed stand-up at Zanies.
Joe Pera
Erik Bergstrom
Bridey Elliott
and more TBA!
Ticket Link: http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1275469

 

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

A portion of ticket sales will benefit 826NYC. 826NYC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.
Performances by
Gibran Saleem
Nimesh Patel
Rosebud Baker, + MORE TBA.
Ticket Link: http://bkcomedyfestival.com/event/bkcf-at-knitting-factory/

 

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

Creek Cave Live (CCL) is the touring arm of The Creek & The Cave, when we are not on the road we bring you the an amazing showcase full of Creek favorites, comics just passing through and some of the best stand up comics living in NYC.
Because we love comedy and our audiences so much we give you a free PBR for supporting our space! And if you’re a dear and sit in the front row we give you a free shot!
Hosted by Peggy O’Leary (Montreal Just for Laughs)
Ticket Link:

 

SATURDAY 8/27

 

Show: Comedy Outliers
Venue: Sean’s Bar & Kitchen
Location:
42 West 48th Street
Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

They’re back with another one! Comedians/Producers Brandon Collins and Mike Brown welcome their diverse pick of stand-up comedians at Sean’s Bar and Kitchen for the August edition of their “Comedy Outliers” show
Tanael Joachim (Elite Daily)
Corinne Fisher (“Guys We F**ked” Podcast)
Casey James Salengo (Montreal’s “Just for Laughs”)
Alexis Guerreros (Cooligans Radio) and more!
In addition to A-list comedians, we give out free raffle prizes and always have surprise performances
Drink specials are available throughout the show
Ticket Link: www.comedyoutliers.com

 

Show: Hashtag Comedy
Venue: Q.E.D.: A Place to Show and Tell
Location:
27-16 23rd Avenue Queens
Time: 9:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Hashtag Comedy is monthly Comedy show at QED in Astoria. Hashtag Comedy features the best comics in NYC and beyond. Come join us every 4th Saturday of the month to have the best time ever!
Tracey Carnazzo and Lawrence DeLoach host:
Allan Finn (Head of Games on Playboy Radio)
Aldo Marachlian (Comedy Central)
Chris Gersbeck (QED: A Place to Show & Tell)
Christopher Guardino
Jon Laster (Comedy Central)
Ester Steinberg (Gotham Comedy Live on AXS TV)
Ticket Link: http://qedastoria.com/collections/tracey-carnazzo

 

Show: Comic Sans
Venue: Over The Eight
Location:
594 Union Avenue Brooklyn
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

It’s been so freakin’ hot. I mean, WTF?! Anyway, the Olympics will be over, the breeze will be coming in (PLEASE!), and, there may be an election going on, or something… Escape from your TV and Internet and come watch FREE LIVE COMEDY! We’ll have free candy and maybe even some cold treats!
Darin Patterson and Evan Morgenstern present stand-up comics:
Alexis Guerreros
Brian Parise
Kristin Seltman
Ja-Ron Young
Jourdain Searles
and
Maria Heinegg!
Did we mention FREE CANDY? 😉
Also, we Comic Sans are serious about trying to make the comedy and overall community a safer place.
You can donate to our fundraising campaign for Safe Horizon by clicking on the link below. Safe Horizon provides help and resources for the survivors of sexual assault. Anything you can donate helps! Thank you!
https://www.safehorizon.org/events/team-horizon/?%2Fcomicsans
Ticket Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/152525738520218/?notif_t=plan_user_associated&notif_id=1471725599112670

 

Show: An Evening With Reggie Watts: Brooklyn Comedy Festival
Venue: Music Hall of Williamsburg
Location:
66 N. 6th Street Brooklyn
Time: 7pm & 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Show presented by: Leafly. The world’s cannabis information resource. An evening with Reggie Watts, with performances by Jena Friedman and Michelle Buteau. Music by The Gotham Easy.
Ticket Link: http://bkcomedyfestival.com/event/an-evening-with-reggie-watts-early-show/

 

SUNDAY 8/28

 

Show: Center City Comedy Live!
Venue: The Stand
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC
Time:  9:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Direct from Philly and featuring the stars of the Center City Podcast!
Tom Cassidy
Derek Gaines
Kevin Ryan
Foley
Andrew Schiavone
Big
Ticket Link: http://thestand.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=461926&cart

 

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

Hosted by TIM DILLON
AKAASH SINGH
MTV2’s Guy Code, Wild N Out
http://akaashsingh.com/
CHARLIE PICKERING
The Weekly with Charlie Pickering, Australia’s The Project
http://charliepickering.com/
BORIS KHAYKIN
Broad City, Red Oaks
http://boriskhaykin.com/
KEVIN SAUCIER
Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Red Clay Comedy Festival
http://www.kevinsaucier.net/
DEREK SHEEN
Delicious Mediocrity Podcast, Scruffy City Comedy Festival
http://derektime.com/
MERRILL DAVIS
Merrillwood, The Hollywood Improv
https://twitter.com/merrilldavis
Ticket Link: https://east.ucbtheatre.com/show/2835

 

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

Come join White Chocolate every Sunday at 8pm for free!
Hosted by rising stars Christi Chiello & Petey DeAbreu and featuring
Aaron Berg
Irene Morales
Katie McVay
Joel Walkowski
and More!
Ticket Link: http://standingroomlic.com/event.cfm?id=460194&cart

 

Show: Nate Bargatze at Caroline’s
Venue: Caroline’s Comedy Club
Location:  1626 Broadway
Time: 7:30PM
Description of Show and Lineup: Originally from Old Hickory, TN, Nate Bargatze is a stand-up comedian following in the entertainment business footsteps of his dad, a former clown turned world class magician. He has appeared on Tonight Show Starring twice, following two appearances on Late Night with .
He has also appeared on four times, is a recurring guest on @midnight, and had his own Comedy Central Presents. He has written for Spike TV’s Video Game Awards and received critical acclaim at the Montreal Comedy Festival multiple years. He has performed at Bonnaroo, SXSW, and Oddball Comedy Festival, and went on tour with Jimmy Fallon’s Clean Cut Comedy Tour. Nate has also performed for the troops in Iraq and Kuwait five times.
Ticket Link: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?eventId=6674725&pl=carolines&dispatch=loadSelectionData&__utma=92010376.2097465560.1472065597.1472065602.1472065602.1&__utmb=92010376.4.10.1472065602&__utmc=92010376&__utmx=-&__utmz=92010376.1472065602.1.1.utmcsr=google|utmccn=(organic)|utmcmd=organic|utmctr=(not%20provided)&__utmv=-&__utmk=232492311

 

MONDAY 8/29

 

Show: Frantic! Hosted by Aaron Berg
Venue: The Stand
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC
Time:  10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Hosted by Aaron Berg and featuring Josh Johnson
KC Arora
Dan St. Germain
Kelsey Cook
Ray DeVito
Blair Socci
Dan Perlman
and More!
Ticket Link: http://thestand.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=457873&cart

 

Show: Axs TV Presents: Gotham Comedy Live Hosted By William Shatner
Venue:  Gotham Comedy Club
Location:
 208 W. 23rd Street NYC
Time: 9pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of a Live Comedy TV Taping that will be airing on AXS TV on Thursday’s at 10PM
Ticket Link: http://gothamcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=461956&cart

 

Show: NightTrain w/ Guest Host Shane Torres
Venue: Littlefield
Location:
622 DeGraw Street Brooklyn
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Dan St. Germain
Courtney Fearrington
Derek Sheen
Lince
Ticket Link: www.littlefieldnyc.com

 

Show: Broken Comedy
Venue: Bar Matchless
Location:
557 Manhattan Avenue
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.
Tell your friends.
Ticket Link: https://www.facebook.com/NYCBrokenComedy/

 

TUESDAY 8/30

 

Show: Kreeps With Kids
Venue: The Village Underground
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NYC
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

presents “Kreeps With Kids” hosted by is a stand Up comedy show followed by a panel discussion.
Lineup features:

Luis J. Gomez
Bonnie McFarlane
Ticket Link: http://www.comedycellar.com/events/kreepswithkids.html

 

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

Myq Kaplan
Jessica Kirson
Pete Lee
Josh Carter
Sean Patton
Hosted by Ray DeVito
Ticket Link: http://thestand.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=460617&cart
*$5 off tickets with code “IBANG”

 

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

Joe List
Paul Mecurio
Aaron Berg
Chris DiStefano
& more!
Ticket Link: http://www.laughstub.com/events/460695?&&cart
*Use code “IBANG” for $5 off tickets

 

Show: Cold Brew
Venue: QED: A Place to Show and Tell
Location:
27-16 23rd Avenue
Time: 7:30PM
Description of Show and Lineup: Jes Tom’s first half hour comedy special, COLD BREW, is an elegy for the Fuckboi. It’s a cautionary lamentation about being Queer and getting your heart broken in the age of “Love is Love is Love.” Through stand up, storytelling, and uncomfortably public vulnerability, COLD BREW tackles “falling in love,” astrology, interracial relationships, Pokémon, gay porn, and the inevitable fall of society as we know it. Ultimately, what is the end of a relationship in the face of the end of the world?
 
Ticket Link: http://qedastoria.com/collections/shows/products/cold-brew-a-comedy-special-with-jes-tom-friends

 

WEDNESDAY 8/31

 

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

H Foley
Jeff Scheen
Wendi Starling
Ian Fidance
Rob Mailloux
Erik Levi
Jared Freid
Ticket Link: http://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/late-night-comedy-college-night-specials-08-31-2016
*College Night $5 admission/free with college ID
*$5 off with code “IBANG”

 

Show: Axs TV Presents: Gotham Comedy Live Hosted By Sherri Shepherd
Venue:  Gotham Comedy Club
Location:
 208 W. 23rd Street NYC
Time: 9pm
Description of Show and Lineup:
Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of a Live Comedy TV Taping that will be airing on AXS TV on Thursday’s at 10PM
with Grayson Morris, Mike Finoia & more!
Ticket Link: http://gothamcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=461957&cart

 
Show: The Stand Showcase
Venue: The Stand NYC
Location:  
239 3rd Avenue NYC
Time: 10:00pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Joe List
Dan St. Germain
Derek Gaines
Tim Dillon
Paul Virzi
& more!
Ticket Link: http://thestand.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=460676&cart

 

Show: Legion of Skanks
Venue:  The Creek and The Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue LIC
Time: 9pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

A filthy podcast featuring stand-up comedians Big Jay Oakerson, Luis J. Gomez, and Dave Smith. Listen in every week as they discuss the skankier sides of life, love, and stand-up comedy…..
Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/legion-of-skanks-3-2016-08-17/

 

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