Guide to NYC Live Comedy This Week: January 17 – 23, 2018

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 1/18

 

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

Jen Kirkman is a stand-up comedian and the author of the book, I Can Barely Take Care of Myself, which became an instant New York Times Bestseller in April 2013. Her 2015 Netflix Original Comedy Special “I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)” was named one of the Top 10 comedy specials of 2015 by Time Out New York, New York Magazine, and The Atlantic.  Her most recent Netflix Original Comedy Special, “Just Keep Livin’?” is streaming worldwide as of January 3rd, 2017.

Jen has released two stand-up albums Hail to the Freaks (released March 2011) which hit #13 on the Billboard Charts. Her debut album was 2006’s Self Help.  Jen has a weekly podcast, I Seem Fun: The Diary of Jen Kirkman, which is often in the top 100 in comedy on iTunes.

Her second book, “I Know What I’m Doing and Other Lies I Tell Myself; (Dispatches From a Life Under Construction)” will be released through Simon & Schuster in early 2016. Jen tours the world as a stand-up and recently toured Australia to sold out crowds in both Melbourne and Sydney. She is currently based in Los Angeles

Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/jen-kirkman/

 

Show: New Jokes
Venue: Comedy Cellar at The Fat Black Pussycat
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NYC
Time: 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Wil Sylvince hosts a night of some of the best comics in New York trying out new material
Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com

 

Show: Fresh Out NY!
Venue: UCBeast
Location:
153 E. 3rd Street NYC
Time: 10pm
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/58660

 

Show: Nacho Bitches
Venue: New York Comedy Club
Location:
241 E. 24th Street NYC
Time: 10:30pm
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. Nacho Bitches B REGZ INCLUDE: Michael Che, Gary Gulman, Pete Davidson, Ari Shaffir, Chris Gethard & Kevin Meaney.
Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/nacho-bitches-2018-01-18

 

FRIDAY 1/19

 

Show: Monotony!
Venue: Caveat
Location:
21 A Clinton Street, NYC
Time: 9pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Monotony! is the only show that dares let your favorite comedians and storytellers go deep on their weird obsessions with seemingly boring things. Their passion and (lets face it) disturbing breadth of knowledge on topics like The Science of Urinal Cakes and The History of the Rubber Duck will leave you laughing — and possibly leaving with a brand new obsession of your own.
Hosted by Raj Sivaraman, a Jeopardy! runner-up, writer, comedian, scientist, and co-host of the Universe City podcast, which breaks down scientific papers for mainstream audiences. He has performed in several festivals all over the country and presented his research at as many international scientific conferences.
Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/register?orderid=a31dd11ef48f11e7a7ac06c6d83e01fe&client_token=34d40f5f29a84faa9eaff1fb85e1da8c&eid=40749127738

 

Show: Acid Art School Dropout
Venue: The Creek and The Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue LIC
Time: 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Grant Lindahl is a world renowned visual artist banned from MoMA PS1 for being too extreme. Every month he hosts an interactive comedy show at the Creek and the Cave in LIC Queens. Grant opens each show with an eccentric performance piece. Past stunts include getting tattooed live on stage, having a knife thrown at him and playing a giant paint by numbers with the audience! Everyone is provided drawing materials and encouraged to make art during the show. Each member gets a limited edition show poster and button with the ticket price.
Past guest artists have included Erik Bergstrom (The New Yorker), Christina Faraj (Pixar), and Matteo Lane (MTV).
Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/art-school-acid-dropout-5-2-2018-01-19/

 

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

Decepticomics is a traveling comedy group that combines urban, alternative, and middle-America comedy into one hilarious show. Gordon Baker-Bone, Mike Brown, John Minus, Cerrome Russell and Dillon Stevenson have toured collectively since 2012 with multiple sold-out shows in New York, New Jersey, and DC. The Decepticomics members have appeared/performed on MTV, BET, AXS Gotham Live, and Adult Swim.
Join a night of comedy featuring The Decepticomics and their favorite comics.
Featuring:
Mike Brown, Dillon Stevenson, Gordon Baker-Bone, John Minus, Ayanna Dookie, Tim Barnes
Ticket Link: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/decepticomics-presents-2018-01-19

 

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


Nikki Glaser

Paul Virzi
Marina Franklin
Yannis Pappas
Ticket Link: https://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1618324-paul-virzi-marina-franklin-new-york/

 

SATURDAY 1/20

 

Show: Dark Spots
Venue: Union Hall
Location:
702 Union Street Brooklyn NY
Time: 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Dark. Sad. Traumatic. COMEDY. Hosted by Shane Torres (Comedy Central’s The Half Hour), Nate Fridson (AST Records) and Alison Zeidman (Adam Ruins Everything), Dark Spots is a stand-up comedy showcase where comedians tell jokes that’ll make you cry so hard you laugh. Based in NYC, the show has been featured in the New York Comedy Festival (produced by Carolines on Broadway in association with Comedy Central).
Sarah Tollemache, Doug Smith, Noah Gardenswartz, Marcia Belsky, Petey Deabreu, Wanjiko Eke, Alison Zeidman, Shane Torres, Nate Fridson
Ticket Link: https://www.unionhallny.com/event/1606068-dark-spots-brooklyn/

 

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

Creek Bros takes your regular Saturday night and turns it into a comedy-filled frat party. Beer bongs, free PBRs, and the best comics in NYC are all waiting for you on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 8pm—only at The Creek and The Cave. Hosted by Billy Prinsell, Carmen Lagala, Luke Mones, and Samantha Ruddy.
Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/creek-bros-5-2-2018-01-20/

 

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

Whiplash is a weekly standup show at the UCB Theatre in New York. Every Monday night at 11pm, people have a chance to see some of the best stand ups in the world today performing ten to twenty-minute sets.
Aparna Nancherla, Noah Gardenswartz, Dina Hashem, Josh Rabinowitz, Jacqueline Novak, Josh Johnson, Brendan Eyre, Casey James Salengo, and more!
Ticket Link: https://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1623793-whiplash-brooklyn

 

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

Dante Nero, James Mattern, Craig Gass, Shane Torres, Laurie Kilmartin
Ticket Link: http://standupny.com/buy-tickets/

 

SUNDAY 1/21

 

Show: Sasheer Zamata’s Party Time
Venue: The Bell House
Location:
149 7th Street Brooklyn, NY
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Sasheer Zamata (SNL, This American Life) likes to party, spend time with friends and do shows. Watch her do all three of those things at the same time! There will be laughter, merriment, and probably a lot of booze.
Sasheer Zamata, Judah Friedlander, Chloe Hilliard, Rojo Perez
musical guest Jocelyn Mackenzie
Ticket Link: https://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1607025-sasheer-zamata-party-time-brooklyn

 

Show: Rob Cantrell: Pure Uncut Joy (Album Release Party)
Venue: Littlefield NYC
Location:
635 Sackett Street, Brooklyn, NY
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Stand-up comic, writer and actor Rob Cantrell has been seen on several TV networks (NBC, CBS, HBO, FX, Comedy Central). He acted in sketches on Comedy Central’s Colbert Report and FX’s Totally Biased. Rob has performed at Bonnaroo, SXSW and the New York Comedy Festival. He also toured in the “Off Broadway” play “The Marijuana-Logues”. Early in his career, Cantrell was a Top 10 finalist on the first season of NBC’s . He has headlined theaters and comedy clubs around the world. Based in Brooklyn, NY, Rob enjoys walking, crossword puzzles and designing spaceships with his mind.
Ticket Link: https://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/1617930-rob-cantrell-pure-uncut-joy-brooklyn/

 

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

JARED LOGAN (The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, The Late Late Show), RAMY YOUSSEF (The Late Show w/Stephen Colbert, Mr. Robot), ALEX HOOPER (New Girl, Comedy Central), JOHN L. MCKAY (Funny Or Die, Young Guns of Comedy), ALISON LEIBY (E!, Bridgetown Comedy Festival), STEVE WAY (Uplifting Dystrophy, The Lockdown)
Ticket Link: https://east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/58583

 

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

The Original NYC Talent show is a real New York tradition. It’s an interdisciplinary open stage. Performance Art, Music, Comedy, Poetry, Pooping… whatever. A home for the truly weird and whimsical.
RULES
-6 minutes of stage time
-No Heckling
-No fire – Sorry witches
-If you make us say “Holy Shit” with your performance, you get a free drink.
-There is always a writing contest.
-There is most likely a beer chugging contest.
-No throwing chicken wings
-keep it weird
FREE (we never turn an artist away. There is a suggested donation of $5)
Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/original-nyc-talent-show-2018-01-21/

MONDAY 1/22

 

Show: Week at the Creek: Chris Laker
Venue: The Creek and The Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue LIC
Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

One Artist.  7pm.  The Creek and The Cave is proud to present a Week at The Creek.  A hand picked, organically grown free range comedian will cook up an hour before your very eyes.
This week’s artist: Chris Laker
Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/week-creek-chris-laker-2018-01-22/

 

Show: Butterboy with Jo, Aparna and Maeve
Venue: Littlefield NYC
Location:
635 Sackett Street, Brooklyn, NY
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Three chuckle monsters descend on Littlefield every Monday at 8pm, clutching with them a horde of the freshest, silver-tongued comics and phone sex operators this city has to offer. Legends in their own right, these three friends, Aparna Nancherla, Maeve Higgins and Jo Firestone combine forces to host the funniest and best show in Gowanus! Accompanied by the musical stylings of DJ Donwill and the sensual silence of a rotating Idris Elba impersonator, you won’t want to miss it. Plus, find out which parts of this blurb are bold, unapologetic lies!
Jackie Kashian, Jared Logan, Dina Hashem, Kara Klenk, + more!
Ticket Link: https://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/1611928-butterboy-jo-aparna-maeve-brooklyn/

 

Show: Benefit for The High School of American Studies
Venue: The Village Underground
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NYC
Time: 7:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Proceeds from this show benefit the High School of American Studies:
Our school emphasizes the study of American history and offers students an academic program that is both well-rounded and challenging. Our goal is to prepare students for admission to highly competitive colleges and for a wide range of careers in politics, law, journalism, business, science, mathematics, and the arts.
All students engage in a three-year chronological study of American History. Our aim is to make history come alive through the use of primary source documents, films, biographies, literature, and creative teaching techniques. Supported by the Gilder-Lehrman Institute, students gain first-hand knowledge of the key events in American history through trips to sites and cities of historic importance and through participation in special seminars with guest speakers. We also offer honors-level, Advanced Placement, and elective courses in mathematics, science, constitutional and criminal law, literature, film, foreign languages, history, and the arts. A special component of our program focuses on the development of college-level research skills and methodologies, and students are therefore supported by school and college faculty in the process of pursuing individualized research projects. Through our collaboration with Lehman College, students have access to its campus library and athletic facilities, and take credit-bearing college classes and seminars in their junior and senior years. After school, students may participate in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities and PSAL sports.In all of our endeavors, we seek to encourage in our students a love for learning and an inquisitive spirit.
Kevin Brennan
Sherrod Small
Caroline Rhea
Tom Papa
Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com

 

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

Yamaneika Saunders, Damien Lemon, Subhah Agarwal, Graham Kay, Sarah Tollemache, Nick Mullen, Crystian Ramirez
Ticket Link: https://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1617821-frantic-free-show-hosted-by-new-york/

 

TUESDAY 1/23

 

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

CollegeHumor shuts down their computers one night per month, presenting some of the sites favorite comics, stand-ups and sketch performers so that they can make you LOL IRL.
Django Gold (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert), Jordan Mendoza (Drunk Science), Mary Beth Barone (Viceland), Eagle Witt (New York Comedy Club)
Ticket Link: https://east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/58643

 

Show: Drunk Education: Live Podcast
Venue: Stand Up NY
Location:
236 W. 78th Street NYC
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Join us for a History of Comedy with Drunk Education! Drunk Education (the show formerly known as Drunk TED Talks) is pretty much exactly what it sounds like: writers/comics/artists make slideshows about stuff they’re really into, get drunk, and deliver them. Whether it’s the horniness of St. Augustine, the history of mansplaining relayed through the plot of Love, Actually, or the way teen girl organizers could have prevented the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, Drunk Ed has you covered.Join us this night for a “History of Comedy”.  Joing the discussion is Jo Firestone, Ziwe Fumudoh and Josh Rabinowitz! Your host is Eric Thurm. He is the founder, producer, host, and overall doofus behind Drunk Education, which started as a party at his house that several people had to be tricked into attending. He is also a writer whose work has appeared in GQ, Esquire, Rolling Stone, The A.V. Club, and other publications.
Ticket Link:  http://standupny.com/buy-tickets/

Show: Mike Finoia: Amigos
Venue: Comedy Cellar at The Fat Black Pussycat
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NYC
Time: 8:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Mike Finoia & 2 special guests work out longer sets.
This show features Mike Vecchione & Godfrey
Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com

 

Show: Lynne Koplitz: Hormonal Beast
Venue: Comedy Cellar at The Fat Black Pussycat
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NYC
Time: 11pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Born in New York, but raised in Florida, Lynne Koplitz never lost her Long Island bite. After graduating from Troy University in 1992 with a degree in Theatre Arts and receiving a masters in Education Language Arts, Lynne began following her passion into comedy. Since that day, she has experienced a whirlwind of success on both stage and television. Lynne became the first woman since Barr to sign a development deal with legendary producer Tom Werner at Warner Brothers.
On television, Lynne was a regular on Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best. She also starred on the IFC cult favorite Z Rock. Lynne has been featured on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Tough Crowd with , Comedy Knockout, and had her own special; Comedy Central Presents Lynne Koplitz. Koplitz can be heard co-hosting the radio show Star Talk with legendary astrophysicist Dr. and seen as a panelist on the History Channel’s History of the Joke hosted by . Lynne is also a featured comedian in Jenny McCarthy’s Epix comedy special “Dirty, Sexy, Funny,” and her

2016 Netflix special “Hormonal Beast” is getting rave reviews! She is one of the most respected comedians in New York, and has recently opened for both and Louie CK.

Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com

 

WEDNESDAY 1/24

 

Show: Bushes Bday Bash in partnership with Bulletin
Venue: The Bell House
Location:
149 7th Street Brooklyn, NY
Time: 8:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Bushes B-Day Bash: a Comedy Show for Planned Parenthood. Hosted by Lacey Jeka and Kristen Buckels at The Bell House
Comedians Kristen Buckels and Lacey Jeka of Between Two Bushes have birthdays that are kind of close together. Like, close enough together where you’d go “I guess, sure” but VERY exciting to them. Exciting enough to plan a show. They’ve invited their friends to tell some jokes and play some music and proceeds are going to Planned Parenthood. Party!

Janeane Garofalo, Mary Houlihan, Jo Firestone, Sasheer Zamata. Dan Soder
with musical guest Adult Mom

Ticket Link: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1619152?utm_medium=bks

 

Show: #Adulting with Michelle Buteau & Jordon Carlos
Venue: Union Hall
Location:
702 Union Street Brooklyn NY
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Michelle & Jordan welcome guests to break down the what, the how, the where and the why #ADULTING is the puberty you opt into.
Michelle Buteau, Jordan Carlos, Marie Faustin, Matteo Lane, Clark Jones, Jerry O’Connell
Ticket Link: https://www.unionhallny.com/event/1609140-adulting-michelle-buteau-brooklyn

 

Show: Too Many Cooks
Venue: Lucky Jack’s
Location:
129 Orchird Street NYC
Time: 9pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Jared Logan, Dan LaMorte, Dina Hashem, Greg Stone, Sydnee Washington, Kara Klenk, JP McDade
hosted by Luke Touma
Ticket Link: free at door

 

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

Dan Soder, Joe List, Jessica Kirson, Yannis Pappas, Tim Dillon
Ticket Link: https://thestandnyc.ticketfly.com/event/1622499-dan-soder-joe-list-jessica-new-york/

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