Live Comedy Listings in New York City This Week: October 27 – November 2, 2016

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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. Just email us at nylistings@theinterrobang.com or fill out the form below follows this week’s picks.

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Live Comedy THURSDAY 10/27

 

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

Jessica Kirson’s unique style and captivating stage presence captures the attention of audiences and club bookers everywhere she performs. Her wide variety of characters brings a diverse energy to her routine. Once you have seen her amazing talent, it is easy to understand why she was selected to perform at the Hamptons, Toyota, Marshall’s Women in Comedy, Comedy Central’s South Beach, Montreal, and HBO’s Las Vegas comedy festivals. She was awarded, “Best Female Comic” by the MAC association in New York City and recently accepted the Nightlife Award for, “Best Stand up Comedian” in NYC. Jessica has a strong social media presence. Her Youtube channel, “The JessyK Show” and her Facebook page, ComedianJessicaKirson, videos have over 10 million views.
Jessica has been featured on various television shows, including, 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 “” Seasons 2 and 3, NBC’s “Last Call With Carson Daly”,  “The Dr. Oz Show”, “Why We Heart Vampires”, “When Vacations Go Bust” on The Travel Channel, TV Guide channel, Two appearances on the “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. Jessica appeared in a movie written directed by, Nick Cannon, starring, Jim Breuer, and, George Lopez, called, “School Dance”.
She recently was on “The Nightly Show”, on Comedy Central and “The Jim Gaffigan Show”, on TV Land. She has been working with the Howard Stern show producing and starring in prank calls that are being played weekly on Sirius/XM radio. In 2017, she will be in Robert Deniro’s new movie comedian. She is also a consultant and co writer on the film.
Ticket Link: http://gothamcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=465611

 

Show: 2 Dope Queens
Venue: The Bell House
Location:
149 7th Street Brooklyn
Time: 7:30 & 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

2 Dope Queens consists of Jessica Williams (“”) and Phoebe Robinson (“Broad City”). They host a monthly stand-up and storytelling show at Union Hall and invite some of their funniest friends from film, TV, and music to talk about black hair, white boyfriends, and everything in between.
Ticket Link:  http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1334843

 

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:
May Wilkerson v McCarton Ackerman
Barry Ribs vs Mike Bocchetti
Main Event: Geno Bisconte vs Mike Feeney
Your Host: Corinne Fisher
Judges: Dave Sirus, Rory Albanese, Yamaneika Saunders, Marc Gerber
Stand up from:
Yamaneika Saunders
Kase Raso
Blair Socci
Ticket Link: http://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/roast-battle-nyc-10-27-2016

 

Show:  Backfat Variety’s 4 Year Anniversary
Venue: 61 Local
Location:
61 Bergen Street
Time: 8PM
Description of Show and Lineup:  

BackFat Variety—Brooklyn’s premier free, monthly comedy show—turns 4 years old on Thursday, Oct. 27. Join hosts Larry Mancini, Emily Winter, and John Payne for this CAKE FILLED birthday party that also features a distinguished lineup of performers:
Emily Galati (as seen on , Last Comic Standing)
Amber Nelson (as seen on TruTV’s Almost Genius)
Eli Sairs (The New York Times)
Frank Nelson (Fingerlakes Comedy Festival)
with music by Amelita AL (Out of Bounds Comedy Festival)
Plus the unveiling of our new MUSIC VIDEO!
Ticket Link: Free show

 

FRIDAY 10/28

 

Show: Stand Up NY 30th Anniversary Weekend
Venue: Stand Up NY
Location:
236 W. 78th Street
Time:  8 & 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

We have been making people laugh on the Upper West Side since 1986! Come and share some memories and new laughs with special guests and some of the funniest people in the comedy industry today. Featuring 30 minute sets from some of your favorite NYC comics!
8:00 – Mike Yard
10:00 – Christian Finnegan
Ticket Link: http://www.standupny.com

 

Show: Nacho Bitches
Venue: New York Comedy Club
Location:
241 E. 24th Street NYC
Time: 11:15
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).
Alingon Mitra
Myka Fox
Blair Socci
Corinne Fisher
Ticket Link: http://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/nacho-bitches-halloween-edition-10-28-2016

 

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

Robert Kelly’s comedy is deeply rooted his own life and relationships which makes it honest, abrasively funny, yet refreshingly vulnerable. He has been winning over audiences for years touring clubs, colleges and theaters, including repeat performances at Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival.
His new hour special Robert Kelly: Live at the Village Underground debuted on Comedy Central and is now available on Netflix. Besides being a fixture on Comedy Central, Robert plays Bam Bam in Denis Leary’s FX show Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, which will air again this summer. He can also be seen as Louie CK’s brother Robbie on the hit series Louie. His other acting credits include roles in Trainwreck, Maron, Benders, Nurse Jackie and Inside . Robert currently hosts the top rated podcast “You Know What Dude?” that can be found on iTunes.  Robert is also the co-founder of the RiotCast podcasting Network.
Ticket Link: http://gothamcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=458301

 

Show:  Fat Baby Halloweed
Venue: The Stand NYC
Location:  
239 3rd Avenue
Time: Midnight
Description of Show and Lineup:
 Fat Baby Comedy presents a Halloweed party sponsored by the new pot-friendly High There app, with special guests and giveaways. Featuring:
Ari Shaffir
Josh Wesson
Ben DeMarco
Ricky Velez
Giulio Gallarotti
Ticket Link: http://thestand.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=468336&cart

 

SATURDAY 10/29

 

Show: Stand Up NY 30th Anniversary Weekend
Venue: Stand Up NY
Location:
236 W. 78th Street
Time:  8 & 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

We have been making people laugh on the Upper West Side since 1986! Come and share some memories and new laughs with special guests and some of the funniest people in the comedy industry today. Featuring 30 minute sets from some of your favorite NYC comics!
8:00 – Judy Gold
10:00 – Marina Franklin
11:45- Ari Shaffir
Ticket Link: http://www.standupny.com

 

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

Tom Segura is a comedian originally from Cincinnati, Ohio.  His specials Mostly Stories (2016) and Completely Normal (2014) are currently streaming on Netflix. His television credits include Conan,  Not Safe with Nikki Glaser, Happy Endings, The Late Late Show,  Comedy Central Presents: Tom Segura, Mash Up and How To Be A Grown Up.  Additionally, his noted podcast, Your Mom’s House, which he co-hosts with his wife, comedian Christina Pazsitzky, was a finalist for Best Comedy Podcast at the Stitcher Awards and profiled by VICE. Segura also co-wrote and starred in the short series, Cutman, which aired on Comedy Central.  When he’s not touring clubs, Tom continues to perform at the top comedy festivals in the world, including Montreal’s Just For Laughs Comedy Festival,  The Melbourne International Comedy Festival,  The Comedy Festival – Las Vegas,  The South Beach Comedy Festival, and The Hong Kong Comedy Festival.
Tom also regularly appears on radio shows like and some of the most downloaded podcasts in the world of comedy such as The Joe Rogan Experience and WTF with among others. Tom recently released his third hour-long stand up album, which sat atop the iTunes and Billboard Comedy charts for consecutive weeks. Tom’s first two albums Thrilled And White Girls with Cornrows also debuted at number 1 and continue to play heavily on satellite radio and streaming music platforms. When Tom isn’t performing on stage or recording a podcast he’s watching College Football or waiting for College Football to come back.
Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/tom-segura/
*SHOWS THURSDAY 10/27 and FRIDAY 10/28 as well

 

Show: Invasion of the Bawdy Snatchers
Venue: The Creek and The Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue LIC
Time:  8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Bawdy Snatchers is a show where local comedians perform as other local comedians in the spirit of Halloween. It is a holiday tradition at the Creek and the Cave.
Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/invasion-of-the-bawdy-snatchers/

 

Show:  Show/Tell Show
Venue: Over the Eight
Location:
594 Union Avenue
Time: 8:30 PM
Description of Show and Lineup:
In this free weekly show, audience members are able to participate in the Show and Tell aspect for a chance to win $20.
Hosted by
Kelsey Caine
With:
Scott Chaplain
Ryan Donahue
Naomi Karavani
Brandon Scott Wolf
James Hamilton
Lukas Kaiser
Ticket Link: Free show, doors at 8PM

 

Live Comedy SUNDAY 10/30

 

Show: Stand Up NY 30th Anniversary Weekend
Venue: Stand Up NY
Location:
236 W. 78th Street
Time:  8 & 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

We have been making people laugh on the Upper West Side since 1986! Come and share some memories and new laughs with special guests and some of the funniest people in the comedy industry today. Featuring 30 minute sets from some of your favorite NYC comics!
8:00 – Joe List & Caroline Rhea
10:00 – Godfrey
Ticket Link: http://www.standupny.com

 

Show: Center City Comedy LIVE
Venue: The Stand
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC
Time: 9:30pm
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. Reserve your seats now. $5 tickets with promo code: center city
Ticket Link: http://thestand.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=468341&cart

 

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

Hosted by JO FIRESTONE
BRENDAN EYRE
Adam Devine’s House Party, Montreal Comedy Festival
https://twitter.com/BrendanCEyre
JOE ZIMMERMAN
Comedy Central’s The Half Hour, ’s NY Stand Up Show
http://zimmermancomedy.com/
JEFFREY JOSEPH
The Tonight Show, In Living Color
http://jeffreyjoseph.net/
DOUG SMITH
UpROARious on Fuse, Montreal Comedy Festival
https://twitter.com/whodougsmith
ALISON LEIBY
E!, New York Times
https://twitter.com/AlisonLeiby
DREW ANDERSON
Brooklyn Comedy Festival, Out of Bounds Comedy Festival
https://twitter.com/imdrewanderson
CARMEN LAGALA
The Vermont Comedy Divas, Wigging Out with Carmen Lagala
https://twitter.com/CarmenLagala
Ticket Link: https://east.ucbtheatre.com/show/2835

 

Show:  White Chocolate Sundaes
Venue: The Standing Room
Location:
4738 Vernon Blvd
Time: 8:00PM
Description of Show and Lineup:
Hosted by Christi Chiello and Petey DeAbreu, with
Meghan Hanley
Joel Kim Booster
Brendan Eyre
Selena Coppock and more!
Ticket Link: http://standingroomlic.com/event.cfm?cart&id=468347

 

Live comedy MONDAY 10/31

 

Show: Frantic: Halloween Edition
Venue: The Stand
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC
Time: 9:00pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Join us for a special 9pm start time this Halloween for the best FREE show in all of Manhattan!
Hosted by Aaron Berg and featuring
Adam Lowitt
Laurie Kilmartin
Aida Rodriguez
Sean Patton
Monroe Martin
Subhah Agarwal
Matteo Lane
Gibran Saleem
Annie Lederman
and More!
Ticket Link: http://thestand.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=468342&cart

 

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.
Alingon Mitra
Jenny Zigrino
Seaton SMith
Plus Special Guests!
Ticket Link: https://www.facebook.com/NYCBrokenComedy/

 

Show:  A Very Special Halloween Night Train
Venue: Littlefield
Location:  
622 Degraw Street Brooklyn
Time: 8PM
Description of Show and Lineup:  

Join Wyatt and Donwill for a very special Halloween-edition of Night Train! We’ll be hosting some of our favorite New York variety and stand-up acts, plus a costume contest with prizes like free drinks, Night Train show tickets, pie from Brooklyn’s Daly Pie, and more! PLUS, if you come in costume you only have to pay $5 at the door. With:
Jon Glaser,Rob Cantrell, Jean Grae, Reformed Whores, Tawanda Gona, Puppeteer James Godwin, Donwill (DJ set), + more!
Ticket  Link: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1356603?_ga=1.146453809.405377813.1475100058&__utma=1.402226571.1475100058.1475103064.1477517257.3&__utmb=1.2.10.1477517257&__utmc=1&__utmx=-&__utmz=1.1477517257.3.3.utmcsr=google|utmccn=(organic)|utmcmd=organic|utmctr=(not%20provided)&__utmv=-&__utmk=57658666
TUESDAY 11/1

 

Show: NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL: The Bonfire w/ Big & Dan Soder LIVE BROADCAST from The Village Underground
Venue: The Village Underground
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NYC
Time: 6pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

The Bonfire invites listeners and friends to come and hang out by the radio bonfire as the blunt and candid duo talk about everything from comedy and entertainment to sports, sharing their funniest stories from the road and discussing their opinions on the topics of the day. For the New York Comedy Festival, the show will be broadcasting live on Comedy Central Radio, Sirius XM 95 in front of a live audience at “The Village Underground” in New York City.
Ticket Link: http://www.comedycellar.com/events/bonfire_110116.html

 

Show: NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL: Comedy 101 w/ Ron & Gail Bennington
Venue: The Village Underground
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NYC
Time: 9pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

The concept for Comedy 101 is simple: open mic meets a roast. Five brave open mic comics hit the stage and try to tell a joke while a panel of three “mentors” who are some of New York’s fastest and funniest and most ruthless comics sit in judgment. If our open micers can’t make our panel laugh, and fast, they get interrupted with some “advice” and “tough love.”  The “advice” is rarely helpful, but brutally funny.  The show is hosted by the brilliantly funny and Gail Bennington from SiriusXM’s Bennington Show, with our celebrity mentors to be announced.
Ticket Link: http://nycomedyfestival.com/event/interrobang-presents-comedy-101/

 

Show: DAMN, She’s Funny!
Venue: Union Hall
Location:
702 Union Ave Brooklyn
Time: 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

“DAMN, She’s funny”, is a brilliant and hilarious night celebrating women in comedy! BanterGirl and LOCA team up to bring together NYC’s top comedic talent, and incredible women to watch, for the the prestigious New York Comedy Fest!
Hosted by Kerry Coddett
Featuring: Michelle Wolf
Emma Willmann
Subhah Agarwal
Liza Treyger
Janelle James
Aparna Nancherla
Ticket Link:  http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1321287

 

Show: NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL: Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast with special guest Whoopi Goldberg
Venue: Carolines on Broadway
Location:
1626 Broadway NYC
Time:  7:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Comedian and actor Gilbert Gottfried, a man Stephen King once called “a national treasure,” talks with the show business legends, icons and behind-the-scenes talents who shaped his childhood and influenced his comedy, including Dick Van Dyke, Bruce Dern, Chevy Chase, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Adam West, Micky Dolenz and Michael Nesmith, Jim Gaffigan, Judd Apatow and DOZENS more, for a funny, frenetic, fly-on-the-wall look at showbiz then and now (but mostly then.) And for this special NYCF edition, Gilbert (along with co host and fellow pop culture obsessive Frank Santopadre) is bringing his Amazing Colossal Podcast to Carolines on Broadway in front of a live audience!Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast was named “Best Podcast of 2015” by the Village Voice and one of iTunes’ “Best of 2014.” It has been featured in Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and the Los Angeles Times
Ticket Link:
http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?eventId=6932535&pl=carolines&dispatch=loadSelectionData

 

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

The Finals!
Zac Amico vs Christi Chilli
Evan Williams vs JP Mcdade
Plus Aaron Berg vs Kurt Metzger main event.
Judges: Ari Shaffir, Jay Oakerson, Mike Lawrence, and Sal Vulcano.
Ticket Link: http://thestand.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=468342&cart

 

 

Show:  Our Famous Friends
Venue: Rochelle’s NYC
Location:
205 Chrystie Street NYC
Time: 8PM
Description of Show and Lineup:
Josh Gondelman
Casey Balsham
Noah Gardenswartz
Chris Scopo
Christine Meehan
Crystian Ramirez
With Remy Kassimir and Jamie Manelis O’Donnell
Ticket Link: Free show

 

Live Comedy WEDNESDAY 11/2

 

Show: NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL: “Would You Bang Him?” w/ &
Venue: The Village Underground
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NYC
Time: 6pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Is a sense of humor really the #1 quality women look for in a man? We put the theory to the test.
This is a live stand up game show hosted by Bonnie McFarlane and Rich Vos.
Here’s how it works: several male comedians each do 5 minutes of stand up for 4 hot female comedian judges. After every set, the judges determine if they would in fact ‘bang’ the comedian. They communicate this with witty, sexist and hilarious comments. It’s part comedy show, part roast and all female empowerment. The audiences love every minute of it.
The show does not actually determine a winner. But if we had pick one, we’d say it’s the audience.
Hosted by Rich Vos & Bonnie McFarlane
Featuring:
Chris DiStefano
Mike Yard
Aaron Berg
Sam Morril
Judges:
Lynne Koplitz
Gail Bennington
Kerryn Feehan
Tammy Pescatelli
Ticket Link: http://comedycellar.com/events/wifehate_110216.html

 

Show: NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL: Legion of Skanks LIVE
Venue: The Creek & The Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue LIC
Time: 9pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

NYC based stand up comedians Big Jay Oakerson, Luis J. Gomez, and Dave Smith get together every week to talk s**t, tell filthy stories, and discuss the viral news of the week. All this and more on the most offensive podcast on Earth… THE LEGION OF SKANKS!!! We record LIVE at the Creek and the Cave in Long Island City, NY every Wednesday at 9pm. The newest 8 episodes are always free but if you would like to listen/watch live, get shows early, have access to the full archive and more – head to gasdigitalnetwork.com and use the promo code LOS for 15% off membership and merch.
SPECIAL GUEST: ROBERT KELLY
Ticket Link: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2708652

 

Show: NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL:  Liza Treyger and Friends
Venue: Union Hall
Location:
702 Union Street Brooklyn
Time: 10pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Liza Treyger
Lil Freckles
Matteo Lane
Annie Lederman
Jared Freid
Chris Distefano
Ricky Velez
Dan Soder
Ticket Link: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1320125

 

Show: NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL: Stand Up On The Spot
Venue: The Stand
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC
Time: 8:00pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

The show where you, the audience, give the comedians the topics to joke about on-the-fly!
Direct from the World Famous Comedy Store in Los Angeles. Hosted by Comedy Central Roast Battle Wave star Jeremiah Watkins!
Ticket Link: http://thestand.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=468930&cart

 

 

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