Live Comedy Shows in New York City This Week: September 22 – 28, 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. Christine Marie Evans and Emily Cohen curate a list every week of their picks for the shows you should check out each week, live in New York City. 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.

 

Live Comedy Listings for THURSDAY 9/22

 

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

Countless theater, television, film and comedic endeavors have pushed David Alan Grier’s career to remarkable heights and his ability to excel across all mediums and contexts is a testament to his inherent sense of comic timing and creative drive. The three-time Tony and GRAMMY Award nominee was trained in Shakespeare at Yale where he received an MFA from the Yale School of Drama. Grier has enjoyed many accolades and awards throughout his career, not the least of which was his inclusion on Comedy Central’s list of the “100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time.”
On the big screen, David Alan Grier was recently seen starring in PEEPLES, produced by Tyler Perry, opposite Kerry Washington and Craig Robinson. Grier made his film debut in STREAMERS (1983), directed by Robert Altman for which he won the Golden Lion for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival. He also appeared in the Wayans Brothers’ spoof movie DANCE FLICK (2009).
Grier’s television work is highlighted by a turn as principal cast member on the Emmy Award winning In Living Color (1990–1994) where he helped to create some of the show’s most memorable characters, DAG (2000–2001) and Life with Bonnie (2003) which earned an Image and Golden Satellite nomination. David created, wrote and executive produced a show for Comedy Central called Chocolate News (2008). Last fall, David starred in THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM, a Hallmark Channel adaptation of Paul Curtis’ 1996 Newbery Award-winning novel by the same name. Grier recently wrapped shooting a starring role as ‘Principal Carl Gaines’ in a new series for CBS, Bad Teacher.
Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/david-alan-grier/
*Shows FRI 9/23  and SAT 9/24 as well

 

Show: What’s Your Damage?
Venue: The Grand
Location:
647 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Every month Sachi Ezura and Halle Kiefer host a stand-up/storytelling show that asks performers, “What, exactly, is your damage?” Comics ruminate on the middle school humiliations, dating embarrassments and family drama that haunt them to this day, and that make them the weird, wonderful people they are today. This month’s lineup:
Josh Gondelman (Last Week Tonight)
Naomi Ekperigin (Broad City)
Jesse Fox (Vulture)
Marlena Rodriguez (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
Ticket Link: http://thegrandbarandgrill.com/

 

Show: Jason & Eric’s Classy Comedy Night
Venue: New York Comedy Club
Location:
41 E. 24th Street NYC
Time:
Description of Show and Lineup:

You ever feel like doing something classy in New York City, but don’t feel like putting on a tie…or even a button-down shirt?  Jason Salmon and Eric Neumann bring you the Classy Comedy Show, where we supply the class with some of the top comedians from New York City and around the country, and all you have to do is show up…even if you’re wearing shorts and flip-flops
Chris Millhouse
Justy Dodge
Blair Socci
Justin Silver
Joe Machi
Chris Roach
Josh Wesson
Jason Salmon
Eric Neumann
Ticket Link: http://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/jason-and-eric-s-classy-comedy-night-09-22-2016

 

Show: Like Me! Comedy Show
Venue: The Creek and The Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue LIC
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Challenge your attention span at the ’like me!’ smartphone interactive comedy show, where comedians vie for your attention using tweets, stand up, games, polls and more. Hosted by Shelby Taylor and Melissa Stokoski.
Nick Turner (Comedy Central)
Amber Nelson (Tru TV)
Ariel Elias (Jezebel)
Chris Calogero (Fusion TV)
Samantha Ruddy (College Humor)
Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/like-me-2016-09-29/

 

Live Comedy Listings for FRIDAY 9/23

 

Show: Joey “Coco” Diaz Headline
Venue: Gotham Comedy Club
Location:
208 W. 23rd Street
Time: 8pm & 10:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

On the comedy front, Diaz continues to tour and perform at the biggest comedy clubs in the country. His comedy specials in “The Testicle Testaments” have sold thousands of downloads, and have even made it to the Billboard Top 100. Diaz’s raw style of comedy is highlighted on television with recurring sketch roles on “Stand Up Revolution” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Later this year, Diaz will release his new DVD/CD special – which will surely top the charts once more.
Ticket Link: http://gothamcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=456738
*Shows Saturday 9/24 as well

 

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 UCBeast.
Ticket Link: https://east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/49065

 

Show: Creek Cave Live
Venue: The Creek and 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)
Line up available week of show!
Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/creek-cave-live-2016-09-23/

 

Show: Nothing Important!
Venue: One and One
Location:
76 East 1st Street
Time: 8:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Nothing Important! is a stand-up comedy show that takes place every Friday at One & One Bar in Manhattan. Comedians performing have been on Comedy Central, Letterman, Conan, HBO, SNL, and more.
Matt Koff (The Daily Show)
May Wilkerson (Someecards)
Joe Rumrill (Fresh Perspectives)
Erik Bransteen (VH1, SNL)
Kevin Seefried (Boston A-list’s Best Live Comedy Award winner)
Ticket Link: RSVP to nothingimportantcomedy@gmail.com or just show up. Space is limited!

 

Live Comedy Listings for SATURDAY 9/24

 

Show: On The Offensive
Venue: The Creek and The Cave
Location:
10-93 Jackson Avenue
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

“On The Offensive” is one of the most unique comedy shows running in New York City and was voted “Best Stand-up Show” at The Creek. Now in its third year, O.T.O combines stand-up and off-the-cuff riffing on popular internet videos featuring the best comedians New York City has to offer. After each comic finishes their set, the audience will then screen an online video clip that the comic will provide ruthless commentary on. This show is not for the politically correct. Hosted by Mike Feeney.
Nick Vatterott
Liza Treyger
Jon Laster
Hosted by Matt Richards and Mike Feeny
Ticket Link: http://creeklic.com/events/on-the-offensive-2016-09-24/

 

Show: Comedy Outliers: A Monthly Stand-Up Showcase
Venue: Sean’s Bar and Kitchen
Location:
42 W. 48th Street NYC
Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Comedy Outliers: A Monthly Stand-Up Showcase (MIke’s BDAY Show)
GET THERE EARLY FOR SEATS!!!
Featuring Comics who have appeared on MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CollegeHumor, Late Night with David Letterman, and much more!
FREE RAFFLES ** NO DRINK MIN ** PURE COMEDY
Off of the B, D, F, E, 1, 2, 3, N, R, 6, 4 and 5 trains! Easy commute to start your Saturday night
Joe Pera(Adult Swim)
Khalid Rahmaan (NBC)
Pat Brown (BET)
Seth Herzog (The Tonight Show)
Matt Richards(MTV2)
SURPRISE GUESTS!!!
Ticket Link: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2599309

 

Show: The Virgin Chronicles
Venue: Over The Eight
Location:
594 Union Ave. Brooklyn
Time:
Description of Show and Lineup:

Comic Sans brings our themed show, “The Virgin Chronicles” where comics and storytellers share a “first time” story. Could be about anything, i.e.: first kiss, first job, first time having sex, first car, etc.! There’s a first time for everything, and we got some doozies!
Darin Patterson and Evan Morgenstern welcome:
Stefanie Sparks
Kelly Fastuca
Lance Weiss
Josh Homer
Katie Haller
and Tom Cowell!
Additionally, we at Comic Sans are committed to supporting survivors of sexual assault.
You can donate to our fundraising campaign for Safe Horizon by clicking on the link below. Special guest Kate Krug from Safe Horizon will join us to give a little more insight into what Safe Horizon does and why it is important!
https://www.safehorizon.org/events/team-horizon/?%2Fcomicsans
Ticket Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/100357957092946/

 

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

Matt Richards
Greg Stone
Sarah Tollemache
Andrew Schulz
Christian Finnegan
Ticket Link: http://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/saturday-night-headliners-09-24-2016

 

Live Comedy Listings for SUNDAY 9/25

 

Show: Center City Comedy
Venue: The Stand NYC
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, Tom Cassidy and Andrew Schiavone welcome some of the best comics in New York City for a stand up comedy show. This month they welcome Annie Lederman from Chelsea Lately and comedy legend Turae Gordon.
You can order $5 tickets with promo code “center city.”
Ticket Link: http://thestand.laughstub.com/mobile/show.cfm?id=465092&cart

 

Show: ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING LIVE! with Adam Conover
Venue: The Bell House
Location: 149 7th Street Brooklyn
Time: 7pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

About ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING: In Adam Ruins Everything, host and comedian Adam Conover embarks on a comically inventive yet unrelentingly serious quest to reveal the hidden truths behind everything you know and love. Tackling topics ranging from football and weddings to drugs and prison, he gives you not just fun facts to know and tell your friends, but information that will make you see the world in a whole new way. If knowledge is power, then Adam Conover will have you laughing all the way to the top. Adam Ruins Everything is produced by Big Breakfast. About ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING ELECTION SPECIAL: In Adam Ruins Everything, host and comedian Adam Conover uncovers and then unpacks the hidden truth behind everything you thought you knew about the world. This fall, Adam brings that same approach to the upcoming presidential election in an hour-long special that explains everything you need to know before entering the booth on Election Day. The Adam Ruins Everything election special will air on truTV Tuesday, October 25 at 10pm ET/PT. About ADAM CONOVER: Adam Conover is creator and host of truTV’s hit comedic investigative series Adam Ruins Everything. He joined CollegeHumor in 2012 as a staff writer and cast member of CollegeHumor Originals. In addition to writing CollegeHumor Originals such as Mitt Romney Style, he has appeared in videos for the site’s Hardly Working series. Prior to joining CollegeHumor, he was an instructor and performer at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in NYC. Conover is a standup comedian who performs nightly around Los Angeles, and hosts his weekly comedy show, Fresh Out, at UCB Sunset. He graduated from Bard University with a degree in philosophy and lives Los Angeles.
Ticket Link: http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1279679

 

Show:  Harlem Comedy Festival All Star Showcase
Venue: Denny Moe’s Superstar Barbershop
Location:  
2496 Fredrick Douglass Boulevard NYC
Time: 7:30
Description of Show and Lineup: Hosted by Theresa “Cookie” Wright, the first annual Harlem Comedy Festival’s showcase includes Jeffrey Joseph, Dave Lester, Nore Davis, Jon Laster, Omar Thompson, Sonya Vai, Omar Thompson, Pat Brown, DJ Mo Beta and more
Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harlem-comedy-festival-tickets-25420217555#tickets

 

Show:  White Chocolate
Venue: The Standing Room
Location:
4738 Vernon Blvd LIC
Time: 8:00PM
Description of Show and Lineup:  Featuring the smoothest comedians around! Co-Hosted by Comedy Central Roast Battle star Christi Chiello and rising star Petey DeAbreu!
With Mike Cross, James Goff, Alise Morales, Ryan Beck, Blair Socci, and more!
Ticket Link: http://standingroomlic.com/event.cfm?cart&id=465428

 

Live Comedy Listings for MONDAY 9/26

 

Show: Two Beers In: Live Debate Special
Venue: UCBeast
Location:
153 E. 3rd Street NYC
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Trump vs. Hillary! The Hoedown at Hofstra! The First Presidential Debate!
Come watch the most anticipated presidential debate in history LIVE at UCB Theatre with Two Beers In as your tipsy tour guides.
Drink along with us as we watch our political system implode on live TV.  We’ll have pre and post show commentary from Two Beers In hosts Cody Lindquist & Charlie Todd along with a panel of comedians.  Participatory drinking games included.
Trust us, you don’t want to watch this home alone.
Guests for our Tipsy Political Round Table:
ANTHONY ATAMANUIK (Trump vs. Bernie, 30 Rock)
DAN GUREWITCH (Last Week Tonight w/John Oliver)
JULI WEINER (Last Week Tonight w/John Oliver)
Ticket Link: https://east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/48995

 

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

Pete Bladel
Neko White
Nore Davis
Krystyna Hutchinson
Michael Brigante
Ari Shaffir
Ticket Link: http://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/monday-night-headliners-service-industry-specials-09-26-2016

 

Show: Frantic!
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
Mark Normand
Ari Shaffir
Dan Soder
Omar Shakaut
Kerryn Feehan
Pete Lee
Ester Steinberg
and More!
Ticket Link: http://thestand.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=465046&cart

 

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

Join Citymeals on Wheels for a night full of fun and laughter with New York’s hottest comedians at Stand Up NY! Since opening its doors in 1986, Stand Up NY has solidified its status as the city’s premiere comedy club. From Jerry Seinfeld to Chris Rock to Jon Stewart, Stand Up NY continues to be a home for the brightest stars of today and tomorrow. Citymeals invites you to the Upper West Side to enjoy jokes, tasty food, and delicious drinks.
Plus, you never know who will stop by…!
Ticket Link: Ticket (purchased from the organization organization) includes 2 drinks (well); Please visit WWW.CITYMEALS.ORG/COMEDY to purchase the package!

 

Live Comedy Listings for TUESDAY 9/27

 

Show: Tuesdays With Stories LIVE
Venue: Stand Up NY
Location:
149 7th Street Brooklyn
Time: 8pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Come and see your favorite podcast taped LIVE.
Join Mark Normand and Joe List for a good time.
Ticket Link: http://standupnytmdstaging.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=464463&cart

 

Show: Comedy Central’s Comics To Watch Sketch Showcase
Venue: UCBeast
Location:
153 E. 3rd Street NYC
Time: 9:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

A collection of showcases where you can watch the best, brightest and funniest sketch teams and performers all on one stage.
Hosted by Langan Kingsley
Performances by:
Astronomy Club
Betsy Kenney
Aaron Jackson
Cathryn Mudon
Dan Chamberlain
Dylan Marron
James Dwyer
Ticket Link: https://east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/49011

 

Show: Iliza Shelsinger
Venue: Carolines on Broadway
Location:
1626 Broadway NYC
Time: 9:30pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

Originally from Dallas, Iliza Shlesinger moved to Los Angeles after graduating from Emerson College. She is the only female and youngest comedian to hold the title of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Her debut one-hour comedy special, War Paint, reached #1 on the iTunes charts and was named one of its Top 10 Albums of 2013. In early 2015, Shlesinger’s follow-up Freezing Hot, a Netflix Original Comedy Special, sealed her title as one of the hottest touring acts in America, with Esquire Magazine listing her as one of the top working comedians today.
Her next Netflix stand-up special Confirmed Kills was just filmed at The Vic Theatre in Chicago and will premiere in September 2016.
Shlesinger’s live stand-up resume also includes performing at the coveted Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, and most recently the New York Comedy Festival.  A National Headliner, Iliza tours year-round selling out hundreds of clubs and colleges throughout the US, and Canada. In 2015 she performed a run of successful shows in London and will return in 2016.  Shlesinger also participated in the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s personal USO Tour throughout the Middle East and Europe, as well as Al Roker’s Today Show USO Tour in Afghanistan, with Jay Leno and Craig Robinson.
Shlesinger’s television credits include hosting the CBS syndicated comedy dating show Excused, for which she filmed 230 episodes, as well as multiple appearances on NBC’S Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central Presents, Today Show, The View, Hollywood Game Night, E! Entertainment’s Chelsea Lately, The Soup, NBC’S Last Call with Carson Daly and the TBS show Deal With It.
She can be currently seen on TBS in her new series “Separation Anxiety” which premiered in March and later in 2016  her short-form scripted comedy series starring herself for ABC Network’s soon-to-be launched digital platform. Recently, Weinstein Books announced it will publish Shlesinger’s first book Girl Logic in the Spring 2017.
Ticket Link: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/iliza-shlesinger/

 

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

YOU KNOW HIM FROM LOUIE ON FX, NUMEROUS SPECIALS ON COMEDY CENTRAL AND HIS CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ONE HOUR SPECIAL ON SHOWTIME ENTITLED RAW NERVE
Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com

 

Live Comedy Listings for WEDNESDAY 9/28

 

Show: Risk!
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, Marc Maron, Sarah Silverman, 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
Liz Miele
Smith Galtney
Rojo Perez
and more!
Ticket Link: http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1271067

 

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 Ronny Chieng (The Daily Show), Jordan Carlos (Nightly Show), Gary Gulman (Conan), Natalie Jose (Last Comic Standing), Kenny Deforest (Comedy Central), and Saurin Choksi (Fuse’s White Guy Talk Show). All hosted by Jeff Steinbrunner (Accidental Comedy Fest).
Ronny Chieng (The Daily Show)
Jordan Carlos (Nightly Show)
Gary Gulman (Conan)
Natalie Jose (Last Comic Standing)
Kenny Deforest (Comedy Central)
Saurin Choksi (Fuse’s White Guy Talk Show)
Jeff Steinbrunner (Accidental Comedy Fest)
Ticket Link: http://cysknyc.brownpapertickets.com

 

Show: Colin Quinn: Ruined
Venue: The Comedy Cellar at The Fat Black Pussycat
Location:
130 W. 3rd Street NYC
Time: 7:00pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

FROM THE MOVIE “TRAINWRECK”, STAR OF ONE MAN SHOWS: “UNCONSTITUTIONAL”, “LONG STORY SHORT” ON BROADWAY AND HBO, STAR OF COMEDY CENTRAL’S “TOUGH CROWD”, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, NBC’S “THE COLIN QUINN SHOW’.
Ticket Link: www.comedycellar.com

 

Show: The Comedienne Project
Venue: The Standing Room
Location:
47-38 Vernon Blvd. LIC
Time: 9pm
Description of Show and Lineup:

“The Comedienne Project stars stand-up comedians Katie Hannigan and Corinne Fisher, and directed by Ted Alexandro, made its debut this month at the FringeNYC festival in an attempt to kick “the single lady, the girlfriend and the crazy girl” to the comedy curb. No jokes about dating, sex, or feminine hygiene. Just about everything else, though.” – The Comic’s Comic
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&showTimingID=466796

 

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