Guide to NYC Live Comedy This Week: December 28 – January 3

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 12/28

 

Show: Dave Attell

Venue: Carolines on Broadway
Location:
1626 Broadway NYC

Time: 7:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Born in Queens and raised on Long Island, Dave Attell got into stand-up comedy in the late eighties after graduating from New York University with a degree in Film and Television. He is the creator and host of “Dave’s Old Porn” on Showtime, which has featured such talent as Whitney Cummings, Chelsea Handler, Adam Carolla and Daniel Tosh. His Stand Up Series, DAVE ATTELL’S COMEDY UNDERGROUND and his one hour special, ROAD WORK were featured on Comedy Central and ROAD WORK is streaming on Netflix now!

He was named one of the “25 Funniest People in America” by Entertainment Weekly Magazine. His caustic wit, rapid-fire delivery and his choice of material that can best be described as “very adult” has earned him the reputation as a “comic’s comic.” But if you ask Attell, he’d say, “I’m just trying to get some laughs and sell some drinks.”

In 2001, Attell used this love of booze and laughter to create and host the hit series, “Insomniac with Dave Attell” for Comedy Central. A travelogue show in which Attell goes from city to city looking for late-night fun, The New York Times called the show, “a doubly rare beast, a comedy without rancor and a travel show about the virtues of the American underdog.” To Attell, the Insomniac show is more of a cross between “Girls Gone Wild” and “Cops”.

After four seasons of “Insomniac,” Attell taped several hour-long “Insomniac” specials overseas in Japan, Germany, England and Brazil. Once back in the states, he headed out on a thirty-five city theatre tour ending in Vegas, where he hosted a two-hour special for Comedy Central featuring Sean Rouse, Greg Giraldo and Dane Cook, some of the biggest comics in the country.

Dave Attell has made numerous appearances on “The Late Show with ,” “The Tonight Show with ,” “Late Night with O’Brien,” “The Howard Stern Show,” “Last Call with Carson Daly” and “ with ”. He also appeared in ’s cult film “Pootie Tang”. Other television credits include FOX’s “Arrested Development,” NBC’s “Ed,” HBO, Comedy Central’s “Tough Crowd with ” and his own half-hour stand-up special “Comedy Central Presents Dave Attell”.

Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/dave-attell/

*7:30 & 10PM SHOWS FRIDAY 12/29 & SATURDAY 12/30 AS WELL*

 

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)

Ticket Link: https://east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/58232

 

Show: Roast Battle

Venue: New York Comedy Club
Location:
241 E. 24th Street NYC

Time: 11:30pm
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:

Jill Weiner vs Justin Lanzo

Stephen Boilles vs Anthony Passaretti

Main Event:

Maddy Smith vs Dan Wickes (Special Holiday Lovers Battle)

Your Host:

Neko White

Judges:

Rell Battle, Yamaneika Saunders, Mike Cannon)

Stand up from:

Elon Altman, Corinne Fisher, Matt Richards

Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/roast-battle-nyc-2017-11-30

 

Show: All Is Forgiven: A Non-Religious Comedy Show About Religion

Venue: QED Astoria
Location:
27-16 23rd Avenue Queens, NY

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Want to confess? If not, how about hearing others do it? On a stage. Join some of New York’s best performers and storytellers for a comedy show about how belief runs deep in everyone’s lives. Religion guides some on how to live, who to marry, afterlife planning, and decides whether or not you can be president. So let’s all get together to see some good folks divulge personal anecdotes about the impact of religion on their lives. This show is not aimed at converting, convincing, or destroying, just relating. Whether it’s positive, negative, or somewhere in between (purgatory?) this is a show for anyone who wants some catharsis in a world where everything you do seems wrong.

Anna Suzuki

Omar Shaukat

Joe Rumrill

Guy Montgomery

Joe Noh

Amanda Van Nostrand

Ticket Link: https://qedastoria.com/collections/ian-goldstein/products/all-is-forgiven-a-non-religious-comedy-show-about-religion

 

FRIDAY 12/29

 

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 UCBT East Village.

Featuring:

Alex Edelman (ABC)

Andy Haynes (Conan)

Max Fox (HuffPo)

Pat Regan (UCB)

Ticket Link: https://east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/58254

 

Show: Creek Cave Live

Venue: The Creek and The Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue LIC

Time: 8pm
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!

Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/creek-cave-live-5-15/

 

Show: The Stand NYC Showcase

Venue: The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd Avenue LIC

Time: 8 & 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Big

Vladimir Caamano

Derek Gaines

Ari Shaffir

Laurie Kilmartin

Ticket Link: https://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1608242-laurie-kilmartin-ari-shaffir-new-york/

 

Show: Dave Attell

Venue: Carolines on Broadway
Location:
1626 Broadway NYC

Time: 7:30pm & 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Born in Queens and raised on Long Island, Dave Attell got into stand-up comedy in the late eighties after graduating from New York University with a degree in Film and Television. He is the creator and host of “Dave’s Old Porn” on Showtime, which has featured such talent as Whitney Cummings, Chelsea Handler, Adam Carolla and Daniel Tosh. His Stand Up Series, DAVE ATTELL’S COMEDY UNDERGROUND and his one hour special, ROAD WORK were featured on Comedy Central and ROAD WORK is streaming on Netflix now!

He was named one of the “25 Funniest People in America” by Entertainment Weekly Magazine. His caustic wit, rapid-fire delivery and his choice of material that can best be described as “very adult” has earned him the reputation as a “comic’s comic.” But if you ask Attell, he’d say, “I’m just trying to get some laughs and sell some drinks.”

In 2001, Attell used this love of booze and laughter to create and host the hit series, “Insomniac with Dave Attell” for Comedy Central. A travelogue show in which Attell goes from city to city looking for late-night fun, The New York Times called the show, “a doubly rare beast, a comedy without rancor and a travel show about the virtues of the American underdog.” To Attell, the Insomniac show is more of a cross between “Girls Gone Wild” and “Cops”.

After four seasons of “Insomniac,” Attell taped several hour-long “Insomniac” specials overseas in Japan, Germany, England and Brazil. Once back in the states, he headed out on a thirty-five city theatre tour ending in Vegas, where he hosted a two-hour special for Comedy Central featuring Sean Rouse, Greg Giraldo and Dane Cook, some of the biggest comics in the country.

Dave Attell has made numerous appearances on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “The Howard Stern Show,” “Last Call with Carson Daly” and “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”. He also appeared in Chris Rock’s cult film “Pootie Tang”. Other television credits include FOX’s “Arrested Development,” NBC’s “Ed,” HBO, Comedy Central’s “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn” and his own half-hour stand-up special “Comedy Central Presents Dave Attell”.

Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/dave-attell/

 

SATURDAY 12/30

 

Show: Side Ponytail

Venue: Friends and Lovers
Location:
341 Classon Avenue Brooklyn, NY

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Subhah Agarwal (The Jim Jefferies Show)

Jon Laster (The Comedy Cellar)

Abbi Crutchfield (Host of You Can Do Better on TruTV)

and Dina Hashem (Conan)

Hosted by Emily Winter

Ticket Link: free at door

 

Show: Instatacular Comedy Show

Venue: The Creek and The Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue LIC

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

“The world can be a cold, difficult place for anyone who’s vertically challenged . Instatacular : short sets brings together all the funniest comedians under 5’7″. People of any height are welcome to come, and enjoy the laughs. Come by and get to learn a little from a different point of view. Hosted by the short Daniel J Perafan”

Lineup:

Sydnee Washington

Eman El Husseini

Emily winter

Ian Kitchen

Chanel Ali

Josh Branham

Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/instantacular-2017-12-23/

 

Show: The Stand NYC Showcase

Venue: The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd Avenue LIC

Time: 8 & 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Big Jay Oakerson

Ari Shaffir

Laurie Kilmartin

Ticket Link: https://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1608245-rich-vos-big-jay-oakerson-new-york/

 

Show: Dave Attell

Venue: Carolines on Broadway
Location:
1626 Broadway NYC

Time: 7:30pm & 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Born in Queens and raised on Long Island, Dave Attell got into stand-up comedy in the late eighties after graduating from New York University with a degree in Film and Television. He is the creator and host of “Dave’s Old Porn” on Showtime, which has featured such talent as Whitney Cummings, Chelsea Handler, Adam Carolla and Daniel Tosh. His Stand Up Series, DAVE ATTELL’S COMEDY UNDERGROUND and his one hour special, ROAD WORK were featured on Comedy Central and ROAD WORK is streaming on Netflix now!

He was named one of the “25 Funniest People in America” by Entertainment Weekly Magazine. His caustic wit, rapid-fire delivery and his choice of material that can best be described as “very adult” has earned him the reputation as a “comic’s comic.” But if you ask Attell, he’d say, “I’m just trying to get some laughs and sell some drinks.”

In 2001, Attell used this love of booze and laughter to create and host the hit series, “Insomniac with Dave Attell” for Comedy Central. A travelogue show in which Attell goes from city to city looking for late-night fun, The New York Times called the show, “a doubly rare beast, a comedy without rancor and a travel show about the virtues of the American underdog.” To Attell, the Insomniac show is more of a cross between “Girls Gone Wild” and “Cops”.

After four seasons of “Insomniac,” Attell taped several hour-long “Insomniac” specials overseas in Japan, Germany, England and Brazil. Once back in the states, he headed out on a thirty-five city theatre tour ending in Vegas, where he hosted a two-hour special for Comedy Central featuring Sean Rouse, Greg Giraldo and Dane Cook, some of the biggest comics in the country.

Dave Attell has made numerous appearances on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “The Howard Stern Show,” “Last Call with Carson Daly” and “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”. He also appeared in Chris Rock’s cult film “Pootie Tang”. Other television credits include FOX’s “Arrested Development,” NBC’s “Ed,” HBO, Comedy Central’s “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn” and his own half-hour stand-up special “Comedy Central Presents Dave Attell”.

Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/dave-attell/

 

SUNDAY 12/31

 

Show: New Year’s Eve at The Stand NYC

Venue: The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd Avenue

Time: 6pm, 8pm & 10pm shows
Description of Show and Lineup:

Make your New Year’s Eve a one stop destination as The Stand offers the best food, drinks, and laughs all night long! All shows include a complimentary champagne toast! Open bar packages, special prix fixe menu, and more great options are available to you!

Ron Bennington

Laurie Kilmartin

Joe DeRosa

Aida Rodriguez

Todd Barry

Derek Gaines

Pete Lee

Randy Syphax

Vladimir Caamano

(lineups by show on website)

Ticket Link: https://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com

*Call 212.677.2600 for more information! Any more questions? Feel free to email us: standnyc [at] gmail.com

Show: New Year’s Eve at Stand Up NY

Venue: Stand Up NY
Location:
236 W. 78th Street NYC

Time: 6:30pm, 8:30pm & 10:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

The year 2018 is almost here. Donald Trump is still president. What better way to ring in the new year than by stopping by for some stand-up comedy? On New Year’s Eve Stand Up NY will offer a VIP Open Bar option alongside general admission tickets so you can experience the talent of comedians like Tim Dillon, Dante Nero and Yamaneika Saunders. Packages include a champagne toast to help ring in the new year and if you are at our late show, watch the ball drop on one of our 5 flat screen tv’s! Laugh now because soon you’ll be crying about all of those failed New Year’s resolutions. Email laugh@standupny.com to learn more about our VIP Open Bar option and our VIP Bottle Service option!

Champagne toast at midnight!

Ticket Link: http://standupny.com/buy-tickets/

 

Show: New Year’s Eve at The Comedy Cellar

Venue: The Comedy Cellar
Location:
117 Macdougal Street NYC

Time: 8:00pm & 10:15pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

William Stephenson

Lynne Koplitz

Phil Hanley

Lenny Marcus

Modi

Keith Robinson

Dov Davidoff

Allen Havey

Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com

 

Show: New Year’s Eve at The Village Underground

Venue: The Village Underground
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NYC

Time: 8:15pm & 10:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Lynne Koplitz

Tom Papa

Kevin Brennan

Michelle Wolf

Dan Naturman

Greer Barnes

Hosted by Ray Ellin

Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com

 

MONDAY 1/1

 

Show: Frantic hosted by Aaron Berg

Venue: The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC

Time:  10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Tim Dillon

Laurie Kilmartin

Ari Shaffir

Ramy Youssef

Subhah Agarwal

Abby Rosenquist

Nick Mullen

Stavros Halkias

Ticket Link: https://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1617818-frantic-free-show-hosted-by-new-york/

 

Show: New Year’s Day Showcase

Venue: Stand Up NY
Location:
236 W. 78th Street NYC

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Brian Scolaro

Dante Nero

Alingon Mitra

Luis J Gomez

Laurie Kilmartin

Ticket Link: http://standupny.com/buy-tickets/

 

Show: Weeknight Headliners

Venue: New York Comedy Club
Location:
241 E. 24th Street NYC

Time: 9:15pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Get the authentic NYC stand up comedy experience at New York Comedy Club! Enjoy a nightly showcase of the best comedians in the city, hot up-and-comers, plus hotshot celebrity drop ins, national and international touring comics and more surprises!

Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/weeknight-headliners-2018-01-01211500

 

TUESDAY 1/2

 

Show: Carolines Comedy Madness Stand-Up Competition

Venue: Carolines on Broadway
Location:
1626 Broadway NYC

Time: 7:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Let the madness begin!  Taking a page from the NCAA college basketball tournament’s “March Madness,” Carolines on Broadway is proud to present the sixth annual Carolines Comedy Madness stand-up tournament.  64 of New York City’s best young comedians step into the spotlight to take their best shot and go head-to-head in a five-round tournament in which each week the field will be narrowed down to 32, the Sweet 16, the Elite Eight, then down to the Final Four.  A panel of industry judges will determine who advances and is eventually crowned champion and the winner will receive a cash prize and a chance to perform in the 2018 New York Comedy Festival this November.  You don’t want to miss out on all the fun and games, so get your tickets now!

Past winners include Kerry Coddett, Nate Bargatze, Dan Soder, Michael Che, Adam Newman, Mark Normand, Gary Vider, Anthony DeVito & Neko White.

 

Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/carolines-comedy-madness-stand-up-competition/

 

Show: Comedy Juice

Venue: Gotham Comedy Club
Location:
208 W. 23rd Street NYC

Time: 9:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Todd Barry

Sam Jay

Pete Lee

Andy Haynes

Pat Brown

James Mattern

Ticket Link: http://gothamcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=497494&cart

 

Show: Roastmasters Hosted by Luis J. Gomez

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 presented by Jeff Ross & Brian Moses

Ticket Link: https://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1606423-roastmasters-hosted-by-luis-new-york/

 

Show: Hasan Minhaj: Experiment Time

Venue: Comedy Cellar at The Fat Black Pussycat
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NYC

Time: 8:30 & 11pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Hasan Minhaj is a comedian, actor, and writer in New York. He is a correspondent on the Emmy and Peabody award-winning program ‘The Daily Show with Trevor Noah’. He was the host of the 2017 White House Correspondents’ Dinner. His critically acclaimed one man show ‘Homecoming King’ is now streaming on Netflix.

Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com

 

WEDNESDAY 1/3

 

Show: Comedians You Should Know NYC

Venue: The Gutter
Location:
200 N. 14th Street Brooklyn, NY

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 is our first week back from the holidays and we’re kicking off the new season with a bang! This week features

Michael Kosta (The Daily Show)

Judah Friedlander (30 Rock)

Mehran Khaghani ()

Aparna Nancherla (Comedy Central)

Saurin Choksi (Brown Privilege)

Hosted by Mike Lebovitz (Last Comic Standing).

Ticket Link: https://cysknyc.eventbrite.com/

 

Show: Sam Morril: Working on New Stuff

Venue: Comedy Cellar at The Fat Black Pussycat
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NYC

Time: 8:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Sam Morril, one of the fastest-rising stand-up comics in New York City, is also one of the best joke writers in the scene today. How do you know that’s true? Because he is writing this bio, and he wouldn’t lie about that to get extra work. In 2011, Sam won The Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta and was named one of Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch.” More recently, Sam has been seen on Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’s House Party, “Conan” on on TBS three times, and the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. He’s also been on Last Comic Standing, America’s Got Talent, @Midnight, and Inside Amy Schumer. Sam recorded his debut album on Comedy Central records, which went to #1 on iTunes and made numerous top 10 lists. He also released his very own half-hour Comedy Central special. Sam is currently hosting his very own show on MSG called “People Talking Sports” Monday-Thursday at 11PM, and each episode is uploaded to YouTube because I know you’re all too cheap to pay for

Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com

 

Show: The Moth Story Slam

Venue: The Bell House
Location:
149 7th Street Brooklyn, NY

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

The Moth StorySLAMs are story telling competitions where the stage is open to any and all with a story to tell on the evening’s theme.

AMBITION: Prepare a five-minute story about keeping your eye on the prize! Clawing your way to the top, cut-throat tactics or just keeping your nose to the grindstone. Practice, practice, practice can get you to Carnegie Hall and beyond…but some have made it via sabotage, nepotism or other nefarious calculations! Tell us of the quest to be king or queen of the mountain.

Ticket Link: https://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1580522-moth-storyslam-hosted-by-brooklyn

 

Show: Five Dollar Funnies

Venue: The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC

Time: 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Dan Soder

Joe List

Mark Normand

Pete Lee

Monroe Martin

Ticket Link: https://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1617824-s5-funnies-dan-soder-joe-new-york/

 

 

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