Live Comedy Listings in New York City This Week: October 20 – 26, 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 10/20

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

Whiplash comes to The Bell House!
Aparna Nancherla, Sal Vulcano, and more TBA!
Ticket Link: http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1337507

 

Show: Right NOW! with Carolyn Castiglia
A live talk show with a live band hosted by a live wire
Venue: Union Hall
Location:
702 Union Street, Brooklyn
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

The Election Episode!
Panelists Jena Friedman (, American C*nt), Myka Fox (Keith and the Girl) and Elsa Waithe (Cinder Block Comedy Festival) dissect the candidates from hair to heels, and may mention their policy, too!
Writer and Healthcare Activist Karen Fratti talks to us about living with HIV.
Featuring Stand-Up Guest !
With Musical Guest It Was Romance, led by Lane Moore.
…and more games and surprises! Plus, as always, featuring the music of Rebecca Vigil and The Righteous NOW!
Hosted by Carolyn Castiglia (MTV, VH1, HLN)
Ticket Link: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1326789

 

Show: Smokehouse NYC
Venue: Kymberle Place
Location:
1332 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn
Time: 9pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Do you Smoke, Do you Drink, Do you have Ears & Love to Laugh?
SMOKEHOUSE NYC was made for YOU!
Come join us in Brooklyn to see some the best comics in NYC in an Atmosphere built for you Enjoy the show to the Fullest.
Host – Pockets
Petey Deabreu
Christine Meehan
Napoleon Emil
Joyelle Johnson
Mookie Thompson
Mohammed Amer
Ticket Link: First come, first served

 

Show: The Comedienne Project
Venue: The Standing Room
Location:
47-38 Vernon Blvd. LIC
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

All the comedians must do a set with no mention of sex, relationships, whatever gender they are sexually attracted to, or their genitals. After each set, hosts Katie Hannigan and Corinne Fisher give them a score from 1-10 to see how well they adhered to the project and during the set the comic will get “buzzed” if they outright fuck-up.
Ticket Link: http://standingroomlic.com/event.cfm?cart&id=470040

 

Live Comedy FRIDAY 10/21

 

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

BERT KREISCHER is a standup comic who performs to sellout crowds across the country. He just taped his brand new stand up special for Showtime, which will air later this fall.  He is the host of the Travel Channel’s Trip Flip, an upcoming new season of the hit Bert the Conqueror, and previously hosted Hurt Bert.  He is a regular guest on The Joe Rogan Experience and The Rachael Ray Show and has appeared on Late Night with and Live. His one-hour special Comfortably Dumb appeared on Comedy Central and his book Life of the Party, Stories of a Perpetual Man-Child shares the hilarious and outrageous stories that define his comedy and exemplify what has made him one of the best story-tellers of his generation.
Featuring Angelo Lozada & Shane Torres!
Ticket Link:  http://gothamcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=458296&cart
*Shows SATURDAY 10/22 & SUNDAY 10/23 as well

 

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 cartoonist and talk show host of Art School Acid Dropout. This unique comedy talk show invites a surprise guest visual artist to spend 15min showcasing their visual work. Is it Marina Abramovic or Paul Pope? You will have to show up and see who this crazy savant tricks into showing up!
Then we invite 5 of New York’s top comedians to tell a story about anything their heart desires. Each comedian will be sketched by Grant and his surprise guest artist. Bring your sketchbook, bring your dad, Bring a live wild animal! The person with the best live sketch will win a kewl prize.
It will be a fun filled night of deep intellectual art therapy and shallow humorous comedy story telling!
P.S
The first 20 guests to show up get a signed limited edition poster!
Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/art-school-acid-dropout-5-2-2016-10-21/

 

Show: Paid or Pain hosted by Jay Nog & Mehran Khaghani
Venue: New York Comedy Club
Location:
241 E. 24th Street NYC
Time:  11:15pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Tired of being tortured by bad comedy? Terrible comedy should be punishable! In this unique comedy show, comedians perform and the audience decides if they should be PAID cash or administered PAIN by a Dominatrix.
The show opens with our hosts, Jay Nog and Mehran Khaghani, who introduce the show and the pre-selected special guests, who sit in on the show as a panel. Nog and Khaghani interact with the guests, warm up the crowd by discussing the world of sex and relationships, play interactive games, and give away some sex toys. Then they bring on a headlining comedian to perform. Before the competition begins, Nog and Khaghani bring out the house Dominatrix, explain the rules, and let the games begin.
The competition begins: four stand-up comedians compete for either cash (“paid”) or torture (“pain”) from our Dominatrix, based on a good or bad performance, which is decided by the audience. If the audience votes for a comedian to receive “pain,” he or she must pick a card from the “Deck of Pain,” and the dominatrix administers the torture based on whatever card is drawn (tortures include paddling in pink panties, clothes-pin nipple clamp Christmas tree, cat tail lashings, or hot wax on the chest, etc). In case the comedian can dish it out but can’t take the pain, there is of course a safe-word, which is chosen prior to the competition by the audience.  Finally, the show culminates with an erotic banana eating contest, in which audience members volunteer to participate. Who will be PAID or PAIN?!
Hosts Jay Nog and Mehran Khaghani
House Dominatrix Lady Zombie
Special Guests
Pat Dixon (NYC Crime Report, Comedy Central Presents)
Kurt Metzger (Race Wars, 1 Hour Comedy Central Special)
Headliner
Mike Recine ()
Contestants
Ray Vazquez
Jennifer Gable
Chloe LaBranche
Chip Hall
Ticket Link: http://newyorkcomedyclub.laughstub.com/event.cfm?cart&id=467207&_ga=1.2878960.1799888842.1476292164

 

Show:  Whatever
Venue: Niagara Bar
Location:
112 Avenue A
Time: 8PM
Description of Show and Lineup:
Produced by Amy Cardinale and Brad Stoll. With:
Farah Brook
Luke Mones
Ryan Schutt
Alex Pavone
Melissa Stokoski
Carmen Lagala
And more!
Ticket Link:
Free show

 

Live Comedy SATURDAY 10/22

 

Show: The Roast Of Carrie Bradshaw
Venue: The PIT
Location:
123 E 24th St NYC
Time: 9:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

NYC’s top comedians roast one of the most flawed characters in the history of television.
Hosted by Liz Magee
Featuring:
Christi Chiello (Comedy Central, Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle)
Liza Treyger (Comedy Central, Horace And Pete)
Matteo Lane (Comedy Central, MTV)
Heidi Haux (So You Think You Can Drag)
Ticket Link: https://thepit-nyc.com/event/2016-10-22-the-roast-of-carrie-bradshaw

 

Show: Comedy at Stonewall
Venue: The Stonewall Inn
Location:
53 Christopher Street NYC
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Chrissie Mayr (FOX, Wendy Williams Show) is back with her monthly comedy show at the Stonewall Inn. This month features all straight comics! So scary!
Mark Demayo (A&E’s Black and White, The Unmovers for Optimum Cable)
Corinne Fisher (GWF)
Katie Hannigan (Comedienne Project)
Doogie Horner (America’s Got Talent)
Camille Theobald (MTV)
Jono Zalay (NY Comedy Festival)
& more!
Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/comedy-at-stonewall-scared-straight-tickets-28343113014

 

Show: White Chocolate
Venue: The Stand NYC
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC
Time: Midnight
Description of Show and Lineup:

The smoothest show in all of Manhattan! Hosted by Roast Battle star Christi Chiello and rising star Petey DeAbreu!
Featuring:
Sal Vulcano
John Laster
Liza Treyger
Evan Williams
Hadiyah Robinson
& more!
Ticket Link: http://thestand.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=468246&cart

 

Show: Shit You Should Know
Venue: QED Astoria
Location:
27-16 23rd Avenue
Time: 7:30
Description of Show and Lineup:

Shit You Should Know” An Educational Comedy Show is back!
Our line-up this month features:
Kevin Iso (Comedy Central)
Rosebud Baker (Elite Daily)
Petey DeAbreu (Petey’s World)
And some special guests!
We’re also welcoming back Colum Tyrrell from his trip to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival!
Ticket Link: https://qedastoria.com/products/sh-t-you-should-know-an-educational-comedy-show-7

 

Live Comedy SUNDAY 10/23

 

Show: Race & Sex
Venue: The Stand
Location:
239 3rd Avenue NYC
Time: 9:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

This new series proves to be a titillating journey with co-hosts JC & Tracey Carnazzo as they navigate through a plethora of racially & sexually charged topics with the grace of a Lifetime Bio Flick. Mature audience with a twisted sense of humor ONLY!
Now every second to last Sunday at The Stand Comedy Club and Restaurant
Tracey Carnazzo and JC Best host:
Yamaneika Saunders
Ari Shaffir
Aaron Berg
Pete Lee
Joe List
and more!
Ticket Link: http://thestand.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=468314&cart

 

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

Damien Lemon’s comedy career began from his seat in the back of public school classrooms and continued at his college alma mater, Clark Atlanta University, where he fine-tuned his ability to make people laugh until they choke. With a standup act that can be best described as an all-inclusive bug-out session, Damien has worked at all of the top comedy clubs across New York City as well as many of the top clubs across the country. He was chosen a “New Face” of 2013’s Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival as well as a featured performer on Whitney Cumming’s Gala show that aired on HBO. Damien has been featured on MTV 2′s Hip Hop Squares and performed stand-up on Russell Simmons: The Ruckus on Comedy Central. He is a series regular on MTV2’s Guy Code and has been featured on other hit MTV shows such as Guy Court, and Most Extreme Elimination Challenge. He was also featured in The Amazing Spiderman from SONY Pictures Entertainment and is the creator and star of the hit web series D. Lemon in the Morning. In July of 2014, Damien’s Half Hour premiered on Comedy Central.
Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/damien-lemon/
*Shows THUR 10/20, FRI 10/21 & SAT 10/22 as well

 

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

Hosted by ROBERT DEAN
LIZA TREYGER
The Half Hour, This Isn’t Happening
http://www.lizatreyger.com
CHRISTIAN FINNEGAN
Chappelle’s Show, Comedy Central
http://www.christianfinnegan.com/
GILBERT LAWAND
The Laughing Skull, Atlanta Improv
https://twitter.com/GilbertLawand
ADAM SOKOL
San Francisco Sketch Fest, Comedy at Beauty Bar
http://www.adamsokol.com/
DREW MICHAEL
Montreal Comedy Festival, Laughing Skull Comedy Festival
http://drewmichaelcomedy.com/
BLAIR SOCCI
MTV’s LADYLIKE, Nacho Bitches at NYCC
http://blairsocci.com/
MELISSA VILLASENOR
SNL, America’s Got Talent
http://www.melissavillasenor.com/
Ticket Link: https://east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/49468

 

Show: Comedy Cellar Showcase
Venue: Comedy Cellar
Location:
117 MacDougal Street
Time: 11:30PM
Description of Show and Lineup:

Wil Sylvince
Ari Shaffir
Adrienne Iapalucci
Liza Treyger
Ricky Velez
Godfrey
Ticket Link: http://www.comedycellar.com/line-up/?_date=%0D%0A%09%09%09%09%09%09%091477526400

 

Live Comedy MONDAY 10/24

 

Show: Fresh Fifteen: A 100% Organic Comedy Show
Venue: The Experiment Comedy Gallery
Location:
272 Grand Street Basement Level Brooklyn
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Join your host, Benel Germosen and Amy Jans, as they present some of the fiercest, fearless and funny people they know to entertain you for fifteen minutes at a time. It’s the Fresh Fifteen: A show so fresh, we put “fresh” in the title. This month features:
Will Carey (Between Awesome and Disaster podcast)
Lucas Connolly (New York Comedy Club; Storyfest)
Corinne Fisher (Guys We F@%ked podcast )
Katie Hannigan (The Comedienne Project)
Ticket Link: http://theexcomedy.ticketfly.com/event/1333367-fresh-fifteen-100-organic-brooklyn/

 

Show: New Release Day with Christian Finnegan
Venue: QED Astoria
Location:
27-16 23rd Avenue Astoria
Time: 8:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Groundbreaking, paradigm-shifting artistry doesn’t appear out of thin air, folks. Every great joke or character or song starts somewhere and on the 4th Monday of every month, that ‘somewhere’ is QED! Join host Christian Finnegan (“Are We There Yet?”, “Chappelle’s Show” & “Best Week Ever”) as he invites a few big time pros to try out new material before it’s unleashed on the general public.
Ticket Link: https://qedastoria.com/collections/christian-finnegan/products/new-release-day-with-christian-finnegan-16

 

Show: Frantic Monday’s
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 and featuring
Joe List
Sean Patton
Dan Soder
Anthony Kapfer
Pete Lee
Annie Lederman
Ari Shaffir
Luis J. Gomez
and More!
Ticket Link: http://thestand.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=465051&cart

 

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

For four weeks in October, New York Comedy Club showcases twenty emerging comedians who have distinguished themselves as stand-outs by their talent, hard work and contributions to the club and comedy community. Join us in watching the future of comedy unfold!
Paul Virzi Headlines
Hosted by James Mattern
Special Guest Emma WIllmann
FINALISTS:
Camille Theobald
James Myers
Sam Rubinoff
Rosebud Baker
Ashley Gavin
Mahesh Kotagi
Ticket Link:
http://newyorkcomedyclub.laughstub.com/event.cfm?cart&id=467144&_ga=1.237736640.1799888842.1476292164
SIN Mondays – Service Industry Night Specials!
You work hard for your money, so why not hold on to it!  FREE Admission to any Service Industry Professionals. Bring a biz card, badge, tip jar or battle scar! Plus, WE tip YOU! 20% off drinks all night!

 

Live Comedy TUESDAY 10/25

 

Show: Brendon Walsh LIVE
Venue: Union Hall
Location:
702 Union Street Brooklyn
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Originally from Philadelphia, PA, Brendon Walsh has an impressive resume. He was the first stand up to appear on TBS’ CONAN, and Comedy Central’s ’s New York Standup Show. He recorded his Comedy Central Stand Up Presents: The Half Hour special which premiered in May, 2012 as the highest rated episode of the season. He appeared on season 4 of NBC’s “.”  Brendon  has appeared on IFC’s MARON, FX’s LEGIT and Comedy Central’s @MIDNIGHT, and is currently headlining across America. See him live in NYC for one night only at Union Hall.
With special guest Louis Katz
Ticket Link: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1251301-brendon-walsh-brooklyn/

 

Show: New York’s Funniest Stand Up #NYCF
Venue: Stand Up NY
Location:
236 W. 78th Street NYC
Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

The search is on for “New York’s Funniest Stand-Up,” a competition open to any and all comedians who think they have what it takes to be New York’s Funniest. The final show will take place as part of the 2016 New York Comedy Festival, which runs from November 1-6. The winner will
receive a cash prize and a week of performances at Carolines on Broadway.
Line-up subject to change.
Ticket Link: http://standupnytmdstaging.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=468936&cart

 

Show: Brutally Honest
Venue: QED Astoria
Location:
27-16 23rd Avenue
Time: 9PM
Description of Show and Lineup:

Welcome to Brutally Honest! A stand up comedy and storytelling show where the performers hold nothing back and let you into the innermost hilarious parts of their souls. We believe TMI is always better than not enough.
Produced by: Caitlin Brodnick and May Wilkerson
Featuring:
Phil Stamato
Charles McBee
Ariel Elias
Aimee Rose Ranger
Ticket Link: https://qedastoria.com/collections/shows/products/brutally-honest-9
Show: Five Dollar  Funnies
Venue: The Stand NYC
Location: 239 3rd Avenue
Time: 10PM
Description of Show and Lineup:
Enjoy an all star comedy showcase for only $5! With:
Damien Lemon

Ari Shaffir
Sean Patton
Monroe Martin
Giulio Gallarotti
Ticket Link: http://thestand.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=468316&cart

 

Live Comedy WEDNESDAY 10/26

 

Show: Risk! featuring Kevin Allison and more!
Venue: The Bell House
Location:
149 7th Street Brooklyn
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:
RISK! is a live show and podcast “where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public” hosted by Kevin Allison, of the legendary TV sketch comedy troupe The State. The award-winning live show happens monthly in New York and Los Angeles. It’s featured people like Janeane Garofalo, Lisa Lampanelli, Kevin Nealon, Margaret Cho, , , Lili Taylor, Rachel Dratch, Andy Borowitz and more, dropping the act and showing a side of themselves we’ve never seen before. The weekly podcast gets hundreds of thousands of downloads each month. Slate.com called it “jaw-dropping, hysterically funny, and just plain touching.”
Kevin Allison
Mark Pagan
Janelle James
Samantha Ruddy
and more!
Ticket Link:  http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1271071

 

Show: Comedians You Should Know NYC
Venue: The Gutter
Location:
200 N 14th St 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 Pat McGann (Letterman)
Drew Michael (Comedy Central Half Hour, SNL)
Abby Rosenquist (Just For Laughs)
Langston Kerman (HBO)
David Drake (Fox)
Saurin Choksi (Brown Privilege)
All hosted by Mike Lebovitz (Last Comic Standing).
Ticket Link: http://cysknyc.brownpapertickets.com

 

Show: Shtick or Treat
Venue: Knitting Factory
Location:
361 Metropolitan Avenue Brooklyn
Time:  8pm (7pm doors)
Description of Show and Lineup:  

Mark Normand & Matt Ruby present the 9th Annual Schtick or Treat! This long standing comedy tradition features over 40 comedians performing as your favorite comedy legends, living and dead!

Comedians will be appearing as… , Andy Kaufman, Andy Kindler, , Broad City, Chris Farley, Dave Attell, David Letterman, , Gallagher, Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner, Henny Youngman, Howie Mandel, Jerrod Carmichael, Jim Gaffigan, Leslie Jones, Maria Bamford, Mitch Hedberg, Natasha Leggero, Norm McDonald, Rachel Feinstein, Richard Pryor, Ron White,  Barr, , Sebastian Maniscalco, Sinbad, Sonny & Cher, Steven Wright, The Blues Brothers, The Critic, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Weird Al,  (Subject to Change)

Ticket Link: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?eventId=6858295&pl=bkfeatureswideoct2015&dispatch=loadSelectionData

 

Show: Stand Up NY “GoodsForGoods” Charity Showcase

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

Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Please join us for an evening of stand-up comedy benefiting goods for good’s programs in Malawi! Enjoy specialty cocktails like a Malawi Wowie or a Lilongwe Iced Tea. 100% of ticket sales and a percentage of bar sales will help goods for good expand their programs in Malawi.

Applying the proven principles of microenterprise, goods for good approaches orphan care in a revolutionary and sustainable way. By partnering directly with Malawian community centers that care for orphans, goods for good gives communities the resources and industry knowledge required to build successful small businesses. In doing so, these community centers become fiscally equipped to support orphan care, all while creating living wage jobs that boost the local economy. So far, goods for good has launched ten community businesses and forty household level businesses, including poultry farms, tailoring co-ops, and honeybee hives. Now, these businesses help provide 95,000 orphans and vulnerable children with healthy meals, school scholarships, and basic medical care.

Ticket Link: http://standupnytmdstaging.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=466478&cart