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Comedy Shows in New York City This Weekend - February 16-February 18

February 12, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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Who doesn't enjoy a hearty laugh? You'll get your fill of chuckles and then some at any of the comedy club shows on this weekend roundup from City Guide. Attending comedy shows in New York City is a must for anyone wanting to enjoy everything the city has to offer, and you might even catch a famous name performing a set at The Comedy Cellar, Gotham Comedy Club, or The Stand if you're lucky!

Up and Coming: Stand Up Comics to Know - The PIT Underground
February 16, 2018 - New York

You won't want to miss this comedy show, since it's about to be big. Any day now, this show is gonna be super famous, and by coming to see it, you will also be famous. And we're not talking "I won a season of Survivor" famous. We're talking "Bill Cosby (before we knew what he did) famous." Come laugh, and get famous.

Katt Williams - Barclays Center
February 16, 2018 - Brooklyn

Comedy icon Katt Williams is coming to Brooklyn on February 16. Katt Williams returns to the stage for his latest national comedy tour this Spring 2018. This past year, Williams has immersed himself in multiple upcoming projects. From several big-name films to his latest standup special taping, the comedian remains at the top of his game.

Bonner and Borchert - The Broadway Comedy Club
February 16, 2018 - Manhattan

There was Mike Nichols & Elaine May, George Burns & Gracie Allen, Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz, Jackie Gleason & Audrey Meadows, Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara all great legendary Male and Female Comedy Teams and now there is "BONNER and BORCHERT" Chomping at their Comedy Bits to make their mark as Comedy Legends in their own feeble minds (oh yeah, and to make some bucks too!")

The Boys from Syracuse - Theater Row
February 16, 2018 - New York

The Boys from Syracuse Summary The Boys from Syracuse by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart is loosely based upon Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors as adapted by George Abbott who directed it. George Balanchine choreographed the show. Songs include: "Sing for Your Supper", "You Took Advantage of Me", "This Can't Be Love", "Oh, Diogenes!", "What Do You Do With a Man?" and "Falling in Love with Love". Identical twins Antipholus of Ephesus and Antipholus of Syracuse, were separated from each other in a shipwreck as young children. Their servants, both named Dromio, are also long-separated identical twins. When the pair from Syracuse come to Ephesus, a comedy of errors and mistaken identities ensues when the wives of the Ephesians, Adriana and her servant Luce, mistake the two strangers for their husbands. Adriana's sister Luciana and the Syracuse Antipholus fall in love. But all ends happily.

Janeane Garofalo, Todd Barry - Eastville Comedy Club
February 16, 2018 - New York

Asian AF - UCB East
February 16, 2018 - New York

Asian AF is a variety show featuring the best Asian American talent in Los Angeles and New York. Improv, sketch, stand-up and even some music. This show isn't just lit AF, it isn't just funny AF, it's Asian

Let Me Break You Up: An Anti-Dating Game Show - UCB East
February 16, 2018 - New York

Let's be honest, love doesn't exist, couples suck, and Valentine's Day is bullshit. Join your host Carly Ann Filbin in taking down THAT annoying couple. She'll test real life couples to see if their partnership even means anything (it doesn't). The couples with the least amount points will have to break-up because we all die alone and what's the point of anything really? It'll be fun!

Mike Britt, Jason Salmon, Sara Contreas, DC Benny, Chuck Nice - Comic Strip Live
February 16, 2018 - New York

Comic Strip Live Comedy Club is a New York City staple for NY comedy, nightlife, and entertainment! Since 1975, Comic Strip Live has been the home to some of the biggest names and greatest legends in comedy. Drawing crowds 7 nights a week, Comic Strip Live Comedy Club is a right of passage for the young, fresh, up and coming Stand-Up Comics and the most iconic comedians in the biz. Enjoy scrumptious food favorites, and delicious mixed drinks and specialty brews as you laugh away each and every night.

Movies R Dumb Presents...Air Force One - Q.E.D
February 16, 2018 - Queens

Every month Chris Gersbeck and Freddy G invite NYC's quickest comedians to riff on the worst movies of all time.

Free Mic Fridays - Q.E.D
February 16, 2018 - Queens

ignup starts at 4:30 and the mic goes from 5:00-7:00 pm. We have 20 5-minute spots. We will take late comers as long as we still have room.. Order is determined randomly. If you arrive after we have filled those 20 spots, don't panic! At the end of the show, we do a lightning round with the remaining time. Could be 30 seconds of stage time, could be 2-3 minutes. We welcome comedians, storytellers, improvisers, poets, acapella singers, rappers, etc. The place has two mics so duos are also cool. This is a supportive room so no use of phones or notes in the room.

Shame! - Q.E.D
February 16, 2018 - Queens

Repent! Come witness the shameful confessions of some of New York's funniest. Performers share jokes and tales of less-than-proud moments and honest experiences in this cringe-worthy comedy show. Featuring: Samantha Ruddy Andrew Casertano Misha Han Nick Nicosia

Nore Davis: Too Woke! Album Recording - Union Hall
February 16, 2018 - Brooklyn

NORE DAVIS, the young refreshing face of comedy, delivers an energetic performance filled with witty quips and sharp punch lines, combined with an amazing stage presence. Edgy and clean, NORE tells it like it is, speaking to audiences everywhere. NORE is a comedian for the masses, relating to everyone from teens to the mature adult, delivering original content, and leaving no topic unturned. From relationships to family, race, and politics, NORE brings a comedic talent that has been refined in front of countless audiences on the world's biggest stages. NORE's credits include Kevin Can Wait CBS, Boardwalk Empire, Luke Cage, Inside Amy Schumer, Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Ours to Own Campaign on www.Upworthy.com, two appearances on Gotham Comedy Live, nickmom Night Out, and The Ruckus. Time Out NY named Nore one of the Top 10 Comics to Watch at the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal. Other festival appearances include Bridgetown and Chicago Comedy Festivals. His first CD Home Game was released on Black Friday 2014, on RoofTopComedy to rave reviews, with sales still climbing. His second CD Away Game on Comedy Dynamics is doing just as well. NORE is always p... (read more)

Sunday School Dropouts - Stand Up New York
February 16, 2018 - New York

Stand up Ny Shithole Comedy Ft. Harrison Greenbaum, Chloe Hilliard + More! - Stand Up New York
February 16, 2018 - New York

Described by TimeOut NY and the NY Daily News as "the hardest-working man in comedy," Harrison Greenbaum is one of the most in-demand comedians in the country, "a favorite young star on the comedy scene" (New York Times), and "one of stand-up's hottest rising stars" (am New York). Featured on NBC's Last Comic Standing, AXS.TV's Gotham Comedy Live, National Geographic Channel's Brain Games, and the warm-up comic for ABC's Katie, Harrison is one of Comedy Central's "Comics to Watch" and the winner of the Andy Kaufman Award for originality and creativity in comedy. Headlining around the country and showcasing his unique style of comedy, Harrison proves each night why publications such as Newsday have named him one of "today's best." Chloé Hilliard: Chloé Hilliard is a larger than life comedian. Well, that's because she's 6'1 and rocks a killer afro. Born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in a large Hasidic Jewish neighborhood, Chloé has spun her unique experiences into side splitting laughs. For the last ten years, Chloé has been a culture/entertainment journalist, writing for The Village Voice, Huffington Post, Vibe, The Source and more.

BUCKY: Thank F#@% It's Friday! - UCB East
February 16, 2018 - New York

Thank F#@% it's Friday! Come blow off steam from your crazy work week with Bucky. Need someone to vent about your desk-mate with jiggly leg syndrome or your roommate's dog who craps in your bed? Come complain to over 100 of your closest friends before you start your weekend! Members of BUCKY have been featured on NBC, Comedy Central, MTV, HBO, VH1, FX, College Humor, Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer and 30 Rock.

The Campaign - The PIT Loft
February 16, 2018 - New York

THE CAMPAIGN is a love letter to all things fantasy, adventure and nerd-dom. Armed with only a 20 sided dice, our players use a blend of theater and improv to fight dragons, traverse dungeons and save the realm from all forms of evil. THE CAMPAIGN takes the audience through one whole adventure each performance, from the heroes choosing their quest to the final showdown with whatever lurks in the darkness. One-shot audience members will be treated to a complete narrative, while repeat viewers can follow an overarching storyline. There will be dungeons. There will be dragons. There will be mountain dew.

What Town? The Musical - The PIT Underground
February 16, 2018 - New York

In "What Town? The Musical" Katie Hammond and Daniel Tepper create an improvised musical on the spot, telling the story of a made up location provided by the audience. Katie Hammond and Daniel Tepper also play all of the characters in the town. It's hilarious. It's heartfelt. It's... What Town?

CPT: Comedy People's Time - PIT Striker Mainstage
February 16, 2018 - New York

Every month, LeMar McLean assembles an all-star cast of improvisers and stand-up comics, including some of the funniest women of late-night television.

How to Survive Your High School Reunion - The PIT Loft
February 16, 2018 - New York

Three women visit their hometown for their 10 year H.S. Reunion and soon come to find that reliving the "glory days" isn't always all that glorious. As proof, they've documented the whole chaotic event, in an attempt to teach anyone who will listen, "How to Survive Your High School Reunion." The real question is, will they?

You're Welcome (PIT ATTIC) - PIT Striker Mainstage
February 16, 2018 - New York

A weekly stand up show featuring a rotating cast of the best new comics

BoogieManja - The PIT Loft
February 16, 2018 - New York

BoogieManja (n): 1.) A huge, exciting, experimental monster. 2.) An hour of fantastic sketch comedy from some of the best performers and writers in NYC. 3.) Something that changes shape or form every month. Boogiemanja.com

The Defiants - PIT Striker Mainstage
February 16, 2018 - New York

This show is changing everyones mind... to DANCE AND LAUGH FOR A LIVING Directed by Jeff Leaf.

Rhett Sever's Tumbled Weed Connection Open Mic (PIT ATTIC) - PIT Striker Mainstage
February 17, 2018 - New York

Rhett Sever's Tumbled Weed Connection Open Mic: $5 for Citizens, $3 for PITizens

The Elastic Time Cannon - The PIT Loft
February 17, 2018 - New York

The Elastic Time Cannon is a mind bending, time blending, never ending adventure through the space-time continuum. With the suggestion of an opening line of dialogue this extratemporal cast creates an expanding and eventually collapsing universe of characters all born from the same moment in time. ETC shows are marked with causal loops, dimensional incursions, and a multiverse of high stakes moments. It's an absurd, laugh out loud thrill ride of a show!

The Meghan St. Thomas Birthday Sketch Show - PIT Striker Mainstage
February 17, 2018 - New York

A sketch comedy show celebrating the acting and writings of Magnet and P.I.T. Alum Meghan St. Thomas. Featuring special guest performers and writers from NYC's comedy finest. And a secret musical guest. Come for the laughs, leave with an experience

Uncle Function - PIT Striker Mainstage
February 17, 2018 - New York

Uncle Function is a NYC-based sketch comedy group featuring Chris Cafero, Russell Daniels, Jessica Frey, Douglas Goodhart, and Gianmarco Soresi. This is a sketch team of serious actors. This sketch team can act. This sketch team can act the shit out of a sketch. One of the members of the sketch team has booked a national commercial. One of the members of the sketch team only does Shakespeare and sketch. So, you know, high brow. One of the members of Uncle Function will never actually be an uncle. And it isn't because of infertility. Just like your real Uncles, we'll make you laugh, cry, think, feel moderately uncomfortable, and then send you back to your parents forever changed.

The Baldwins - The PIT Underground
February 17, 2018 - New York

The PIT's longest running team, The Baldwins, perform their signature brand of longform improv comedy at 8pm every Saturday night. "One of the most impressive and absurd long-form improv routines in the city." - TimeOut NY "Terrific, hilarious and disgusting." - Josh Radnor, How I Met Your Your Mother The Baldwins are Kevin Cragg, Daniela Donohue, Meg Griffiths, Chris Griggs, Sarah Nowak, Amanda Peck, Pat Sheperd, and Micah Sherman.

North Coast - The PIT Underground
February 17, 2018 - New York

With a cast of improv comedy veterans in New York City, North Coast's explosive performances have been packing comedy venues, universities, and festivals nationwide since 2009. Built around a single suggestion from an audience member, the show's improvised scenes escalate into full-blown hip-hop songs, facilitated by a live beatboxer. With their seamless melding of comedic timing and freestyle rapping abilities, North Coast frequently blurs the line between comedy show and concert, drawing audiences from the comedy, hip-hop, and theater communities for an experience that has been hailed as "mind-blowing" and "next level" by critics and audiences alike.

The Moth (Balls): Stand-Up In The Attic - PIT Striker Mainstage
February 17, 2018 - New York

More stand-up, less storytelling, and a fair amount of dick jokes.

Terrorbird - PIT Striker Mainstage
February 17, 2018 - New York

Terrorbird is weird sketch for weird people.

FOREVER: Improv Inspired by NYT Wedding Announcements - The PIT Loft
February 17, 2018 - New York

FOREVER is an improv comedy show inspired by New York Times wedding announcements. You pick a wedding announcement, we make up a funny show.

The Last Show You Should See: Running Out Of Time - The PIT Underground
February 17, 2018 - New York

Every 3rd Saturday of the month, show boss Allen McRae brings you a show full of bits that ain't nobody ever seen before, including him! The best comedians in NYC pitch brand new skits and bits and all Allen gets to see in the title. Hosted by sketch comedy vagrants Yukon Shorty, The Last Show You Should See is comedy on the edge, start streching nerds. February is the shortest month of the year, so this month our performers will tackle the subject of Running Out Of Time.

Tinderella - PIT Striker Mainstage
February 17, 2018 - New York

One-part stand-up comedy One-part dating game show One-part guess who? Tinderella is a monthly variety show that examines and pokes fun at the crazy era of modern digital romance. Bachelor/bachelorette stand-up comics perform for you, then participate in a dating game show, where they'll choose between three mystery contestants. The only information given comes from the contestant's REAL online mobile dating profile. How else does a performer find love in the crazy era of modern digital romance?

Janeane Garofalo, Todd Barry - Eastville Comedy Club
February 17, 2018 - New York

Best Answer - UCB East
February 17, 2018 - New York

A panel of original characters performed by the best comedic minds in the city attempt to answer obscure quiz questions correctly... or at least to the best of their ability.

Mike Britt, Sara Contreas, Jason Salmon, DC Benny (8pm) Chuck Nice - Comic Strip Live
February 17, 2018 - New York

Comic Strip Live Comedy Club is a New York City staple for NY comedy, nightlife, and entertainment! Since 1975, Comic Strip Live has been the home to some of the biggest names and greatest legends in comedy. Drawing crowds 7 nights a week, Comic Strip Live Comedy Club is a right of passage for the young, fresh, up and coming Stand-Up Comics and the most iconic comedians in the biz. Enjoy scrumptious food favorites, and delicious mixed drinks and specialty brews as you laugh away each and every night.

Bunk Bed Time Open Mic - Q.E.D.
February 17, 2018 - Queens

Andrea Shapiro & Chris Gersbeck host this open mic every Saturday, unless otherwise posted on the calendar. They welcome stand up comedy, storytelling, poetry, whatever floats your boat. We have 25 4-minute spots. The mic is lottery style and order is determined randomly.

The Manhattan: Comedy for the New Yorker in You (The Vintage Lounge) - Gotham Comedy Club
February 17, 2018 - New York

Whether you're a New Yorker, or you're just visiting, you've come to Manhattan because it's exciting, it's fun, it's the heart of the City that never sleeps, and it's different from any other place on the planet It's also our show, which is as cool, as fun, as captivating as the City it's named for. With great comics from across the nation who've made New York their home, the Manhattan Comedy Show is stand-up for grown-ups, and a fun night out! It's a show filled with laughter and good times that is simply unforgettable! So, whether you're a New Yorker or just visiting, the Manhattan is a night of comedy just for you. The show is brought to you by: Alex Barnett As the White, Jewish husband of a Black woman (who converted to Judaism) and the father of a 3-year old, Biracial son, Alex focuses on the challenges of being a parent in a bad economy and the issues that confront interracial families. Alex, who hosts the "Multiracial Family Man Podcast" has been featured on the Katie Couric Show, Sirius/XM Radio's "Raw Dog Comedy," and in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and CNN.com.

QED Presents - Q.E.D.
February 17, 2018 - Queens

QED Presents is QED's series of house-booked stand up showcases, featuring national headliners and up-and-coming gems! Be sure to keep an eye out for special guests and other surprises! Featuring: Dina Hashem (Conan) Derek Humphrey (Derek Mansplains It All) Ashley Brooke Roberts (NatGeo Explorer) Lauren Hope Krass (Cinder Block Comedy Festival) Hosted by Calvin Cato (Time Out New York)

Last Stop Laughs - Q.E.D
February 17, 2018 - Queens

Last Stop Laughs is a weekly late night Stand Up Show. It's the perfect way to end your Saturday night in the Astoria Ditmars area. This week features*: Dina Hashem (Conan) Wendi Starling (Guys we F*cked) Usama Siddiquee (Winner of The Laughing Devil Festival) FreddyG (NPR) Hosted by Luke Mones (Caroline's on Broadway)

Baby & Me Comedy - Q.E.D
February 17, 2018 - Queens

Join nationally touring stand-up comedian and Astoria mom Sally Brooks as she hosts an afternoon of adult comedy for parents and babies (think Cry Baby Cinema meets live stand-up comedy). Come enjoy a few drinks, adult company, and stand-up comedy from some of New York's best comedians; and still be home before bedtime. Lineup*: Katie Boyle Mike Joyce Ariel Elias & more! Babies under one year old welcome at the show. Changing table and room for strollers!

Oh, Such a Good Show, Oh! - Union Hall
February 17, 2018 - Brooklyn

The most exciting and greatest best comedy/variety show in all of the big world! Hosted by Ethan Beach, this stand-up/sketch/all-around excellent fun good-times silly has played host to many famous illustrious comedy comedian luminaries, and will continue to do so right now! This will be the most fun you have all year, guaranteed, without a doubt, and the most laughs, and you'll probably see some animals, which is a big plus in your book. Past guests have included Judah Friedlander, John Early, Phoebe Robinson, Michelle Wolf, Julio Torres, Roy Wood Jr., Beth Stelling, Maeve Higgins, Arthur Meyer, Conner O'Malley, Jo Firestone, Jena Friedman, Cole Escola, and many many many more. Ethan, the host, will also give you a cold wet seal which you can kiss!

Midnights: Romy and Michele's High School Reunion - Videology Bar & Cinema
February 17, 2018 - Brooklyn

"A frothy comedy with the most adorable buddies since Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid." – San Francisco Chronicle "Kudrow's Michele is a deadpan delight." – Rolling Stone "Beneath the endless silliness of the movie beats a real heart." – Los Angeles Times Ten years after their high school graduation, Romy (Mira Sorvino) and Michele (Lisa Kudrow) haven't exactly accomplished everything that they set out to do. Despite their strong friendship, their personal and professional lives are still lacking. When they hear of their upcoming high school reunion, they take it as an opportunity to show their classmates how much they've changed — first by trying to reform themselves, then by creating a lie that eventually spins out of control. Dir. David Mirkin. 1997. 92 min. Midnight Special! $5 beer + shot combos available during the screening.

Odd Rock Comedy Hour - QED Astoria
February 17, 2018 - Queens

The Odd Rock Comedy Hour brings you music, comedy, sketch, video, or whatever oddness we can dream up! This month features: Comedy songwriter Ben Pernick Comedian/musician Pat Wise Standup comedian Ray Devito Standup Comedian Dekunle Somade Rob Paravonian is an internationally-known musician and comedian with over 18 million total views on YouTube, including the 12 million-view hit Pachelbel Rant. He was the opening act for a dozen shows on George Carlin's final tour, he's been on Comedy Central, satellite radio, and the Dr. Demento Radio Show.

Happy Hour Comedy with Herron Entertainment - Eastville Comedy Club
February 17, 2018 - New York

Bring It! Ft. Mehran Khaghani + More! - Stand Up New York
February 17, 2018 - New York

Stand up Ny Showcase Ft. Jared Freid, Christian Finnegan + More! - Stand Up New York
February 17, 2018 - New York

Christian Finnegan is a stand up comedian. He appears frequently on the television and also writes things, for both money and for kicks. Christian can currently be seen on the TBS sitcom "Are We There Yet?" but is perhaps best known as one of the original cast members of VH1's "Best Week Ever", where he offered keen insight into the workings of popular culture and the ubiquity of celebrity genitalia. "Chappelle's Show" fans will recognize him as 'Chad', the only white roommate in the infamous "Mad Real World" sketch. And pinko Communists know Christian from his regular appearances on MSNBC's "Countdown with Keith Olbermann". Christian Finnegan is a fixture (some might say 'barnacle') on Comedy Central, having starred in countless network interstitials, the shows "Premium Blend" and "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn" and in his own special, "Comedy Central Presents: Christian Finnegan". Christian was also the host of TV Land's "Game Time" and has appeared on "The Today Show" and "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson". Christian's first CD, "Two for Flinching", was released by Comedy Central Records in 2006 and his super-duper DVD extravaganza, "Au Contraire!" was released by ... (read more)

Stand up Ny Showcase #Latenight - Stand Up New York
February 17, 2018 - New York

Dante Nero was born in Brooklyn NY. He attended Catholic school and was an alter boy.As a clever young boy he began a lucrative business of loosening soup thermoses for kids with over protective thermos tightening moms. At age 11 he began his martial arts journey as well as training in modern dance, tap and jazz. At 13 too young to work legally, Dante taught himself how to ride a unicycle and handed out flyers for $50 a day. He ran an icy stand, worked in a library as well as ran slips for the local bookie. He learned how to fence at Tompkins recreation center in Bed Stuy, which earned him a scholarship for fencing to SUNY New Paltz. Tired of Ramen noodles he got a job with emotionally disturbed kids and on the side did strip shows for sororities on campus. When he got home to Brooklyn he bounced at some of the biggest clubs in the city with his brawler friends and fought them in closed factories at night for money. Always looking for a new hustle, he started a male strippers troop with 13 members. He then took a job with the phone company and became a cable splicer while still dabbling in exotic dancing and bouncing. He later became involved in his labor union. He quickly moved... (read more)

Women and Men: Party Jumpin' - UCB East
February 17, 2018 - New York

It's Saturday night and WOMEN AND MEN are ready to get the party started! Tell us a story about the weirdest and wildest weddings, birthdays, bachelorettes, or bar mitzvahs you've ever been to and we'll use it to throw a totally improvised shindig live on stage. WOMEN AND MEN is made up of some of New York's top improvisers whose credits include The Onion, Comedy Central, Funny or Die, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and CBS's hit legal drama Bull.

La Fiaca - Repertorio Español
February 17, 2018 - New York

"La fiaca" is a comedy which premiered in 1967 and has had world-wide success. In this classic Argentine comedy, Néstor wakes up on a Monday without a desire to go to work. Spending his day in bed, making love and playing childhood games become his goals. But what started as a day missing work soon turns into a cause célèbre!

Gotham Girls Roller Derby Presents: Derbytaunt - Littlefield Performance and Art Space
February 17, 2018 - Brooklyn

Derbytaunt is Gotham Girls Roller Derby annual start of season party! Come watch the introduction of new Fresh Meat and the reveal of new home team skaters.

AIRWOLF: Let's Go Back To Your Place - UCB East
February 17, 2018 - New York

Was it that haunted apartment you found through Craigslist? What about the time in college when your roommate always watched you sleep? Or maybe it was that year you lived on a hippie commune in the middle of the desert? Airwolf interviews an audience volunteer about their hellish tales of crazy roommates, weird neighbors, and other outrageous living situations and spins it into a fast, funny and fully improvised show. Please label your food if you don't want us to eat it. Members of Airwolf have appeared on Comedy Central, The Onion News Network, ESPN, Nickelodeon, and Adult Swim, among many others.

What I Did For Love - UCB East
February 17, 2018 - New York

Watch as some of the UCBT's top improvisers interview an audience member about their love life, and then spin their stories of romantic love and loss into comedy gold!

Janeane Garofalo featuring Todd Barry - Eastville Comedy Club
Through February 17, 2018 - New York

Is This Funny?! (PIT ATTIC) - PIT Striker Mainstage
February 18, 2018 - New York

A new material only open mic! Bring your notebook!

Trophy Wives Present: the Show & Tell Show! - PIT Striker Mainstage
February 18, 2018 - New York

Trophy Wives are bringing back "show & tell!" Two special guests will share their most personal treasures to inspire some insightful improv comedy.

The Last Laugh - The PIT Underground
February 18, 2018 - New York

The Pit's weekly all-star stand-up showcase! Get your last laugh in before your miserable week begins! This week's featured comedian: Aparna Nacherla

Golden Girls Trivia with The Golden Gays NYC - The Duplex
February 18, 2018 - New York

Hilarious drag trio The Golden Gays NYC serve up their legendary trivia show at The Duplex NYC. Test your Golden Girls knowledge as you try for prizes. Rounds include questions about the Lanai Ladies' past lovers -- from Charlie Nylund to Stan Zbornak. There'll also be live singing from these Dorothy, Blanche and Rose impersonators, plus an epic quest to find the next #TokenSophia. There is a prize for knowing the least too! $25 cover to play all rounds.

Pluto Is Missing! A Not-So-Planetary Musical - PIT Striker Mainstage
February 18, 2018 - New York

The year is 2006, and there's been a big shake up in the Milky Way: Pluto has been reclassified as a dwarf planet! When news of its demotion reaches the small planetoid, Pluto leaves the Solar System on a cosmic journey, meeting groovy satellites, fun-loving gas giants and a galaxy of other celestial oddballs on its quest to become a planet again. "Pluto Is Missing!" is a family-friendly space comedy that blends music, puppets and fantasy with real science and space exploration history. You'll leave the theater with your head full of catchy songs and astronomical knowledge! Created by Chris Mann Script and Music by Chris Mann and Emily Duncan Starring Calvin Cole, Emily Duncan, Alfonso Giansanti, Chris Mann, Aria Shahghasemi and Mallory Wu!

Student Driver: Indie Road - The PIT Underground
February 18, 2018 - New York

Watch out! Student Driver: Indie Road is shaking up the PIT Underground! Come revel in the fun, supportive vibe as we celebrate New York City's indie-improv community and beyond! Each week, two kick-ass indie teams dominate the stage, followed by the fast-paced, down-and-dirty moves of host team, Student Driver. Catch future superstars in a new team debut and say you knew them when! Bow down to seasoned veterans flexing their improv might! Eat cake because it's somebody's birthday! Your place is here, your time is now!

The Dope Show - The PIT Underground
February 18, 2018 - New York

A New Comedy Show in NYC, with a variety of different acts.

If You Build It: A Stand-Up Comedy Show - UCB East
February 18, 2018 - New York

Join special guest hosts and some of the best up and coming stand up comics in the country and major headliners! Comics have been featured on Letterman, Leno, Fallon, Conan, Comedy Central, VH1, MTV, and many other channels, websites, radio shows, colleges, and clubs.

Moody McCarthy Marc Theobald - Eastville Comedy Club
February 18, 2018 - New York

B.Y.O.T. - Improv/Sketch Team Jam - UCB East
February 18, 2018 - New York

Are you on an improv team and want to do a short set on stage at UCBT? BYO improv team. Does your sketch team want to try out that new sketch in front of an audience? BYO sketch team. In a practice group that wants more practice? BYO practice group. In an improv/sketch class and want some more reps?BYO class. Do you have a friend group that wants to give this improv stuff a shot? BYO friend group. Are you just a person that wants to try out a character? BYO self. BRING YOUR OWN TEAM. UCBT's only team jam. Hosted by Austin Rodrigues and the Hot Chicks Room bartenders.

The Mixtape Comedy Show - Gotham Comedy Club
February 18, 2018 - New York

Comedian Royale Watkins brings you an original mix of the funniest comics, the Livest music and a guaranteed good time! Four comics, one of NY's most incredible DJ's, a live band and a guest music act to close to show. Past performers include Tracy Morgan, Tom Papa, Sherri Shepherd, Amy Schumer, Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld to name a few. But what really sets The Mixtape Comedy Show apart from other shows is your presence. We look forward to seeing you at the show!

Run the Jokes with Killer Mic - Q.E.D.
February 18, 2018 - Queens

This is a FREE mic so please help us keep it that way by supporting the venue! Paul Dagliolo & Lauren Culp host this open mic every Sunday, unless otherwise posted on the calendar. They welcome stand up comedy, storytelling, poetry, whatever floats your boat. We have 25 4-minute spots. This is one of our more popular mics so be sure to arrive early to guaranteed your spot as sign up is first come first serve. The mic is lottery style and order is determined randomly.

The Dream Team Variety Hour - Q.E.D.
February 18, 2018 - Queens

The 1992 Olympic Basketball Team - The Avengers - Kim and Kanye - these are famous Dream Teams we know and love. Get ready to fall in love with a brand new Dream Team coming to Astoria the first Sunday of every month. Up-and-coming comedians join Broadway Divas for an hour of jokes, songs, Mariah Carey covers*, and more. Close out your weekend right at The Dream Team Variety Hour!

Bill Dyszel: The Internet Ate My Brain - Don't Tell Mama
February 18, 2018 - New York

Musical Comedy Richard Danley at the piano Directed by: Linda Burns

Best Laid Plans - HILTON GARDEN INN NEW YORK/MANHATTAN MIDTOWN EAST
February 18, 2018 - New York

The Experts in Mystery Entertainment are now performing live public and private interactive murder mystery dinner shows in New York City and surrounding areas throughout New York. Join us for a night of intrigue, deception, and delicious food in this comedic thriller!

RadhaMUSprime: BLACK HISTORY MOMF! Part Deux! - Joe's Pub
February 18, 2018 - Manhattan

Comedic emcee RadhaMUSprime: The 40-Year-Old Version returns to Joe's Pub for BLACK HISTORY MOMF!, a musical explosion of truth with a side-eye to all the suckery and fuckery! She's bringing new songs, new vids, a new pair of spanx but the same old blackity black unapologetic blacktitude, This one's for the culture (and her rent!) Come join RadhaMUSprime along with her trusty sound god DJ Jahmedicne and special guests as she celebrates the 28 most important days of the year! (Outside of her ovulation cycles). RadhaMUSprime is the GhostFace Killah-meets-Moms Mabley alter ego of Radha Blank, a New York native, award-winning playwright and TV writer (Empire, She's Gotta Have It). Her live mixtape 'The 40-Year-Old Version', is a self-produced Hip Hop/Comedy mash-up of dope beats, catchy hooks and thought-provoking rhymes that beg the question: where is the single, overweight, 40-Year-Old Black Woman's voice in Hip Hop? RIGHT HERE YO!

Comedy at The Knitting Factory Hosted by Will Miles, Clark Jones and Kenny Deforest - Knitting Factory
February 18, 2018 - New York

Brooklyn's hottest weekly comedy show, started by Hannibal Buress, is now hosted by a trio of the fastest rising comics in the city in Will Miles, Clark Jones, and Kenny DeForest who have, between them, received accolades and acknowledgements from Comedy Central, BET, Brooklyn Magazine, Timeout New York, The Observer and The New Yorker among others. Lineups are guaranteed to feature a diverse lineup of the hippest, funniest comedians from across New York and the country at large and frequently have surprise drop-ins from comedy's biggest stars. For more info, check out the Comedy at the Knitting Factory Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.

La Fiaca - Repertorio Español
February 18, 2018 - New York

"La fiaca" is a comedy which premiered in 1967 and has had world-wide success. In this classic Argentine comedy, Néstor wakes up on a Monday without a desire to go to work. Spending his day in bed, making love and playing childhood games become his goals. But what started as a day missing work soon turns into a cause célèbre!

The Unemployed Show - Littlefield Performance and Art Space
February 18, 2018 - Brooklyn

The Unemployed Show is getting up from the couch and going LIVE on a stage for their first ever award show! They've aired over 30 episodes and have had some of the city's funniest [unemployed/freelance] guests. America's favorite unemployed millennial Anna Roisman hosts the show featuring star performers who also happen to not have jobs, like, on that day. With music, standup, and of course an in memoriam, it's the award show of the season to attend! Pajamas invited, always. About The Unemployed Show: The Unemployed Show is a Facebook Live talk show with late night humor, hosted by [employable] comedian Anna Roisman. It's the spontaneity of Watch What Happens Live meets the millennial chill factor of Broad City. Each week Anna interviews creative people who are either unemployed or "freelance" while sitting in pajamas on her couch, drinking. [Yolo, baby!] Through segments like, "Anna Sells Her Sh*t" (QVC-style) to "Clay Makin: Sculpting Dicks Out Of Clay From Real Dick Pics," to a "Live Phone Interview While Playing A Drinking Game," The Unemployed Show celebrates the silver lining of being unemployed with everyone who can relate. It's the show that people at work wish they wer... (read more)

The Boys from Syracuse - Theater Row
Through February 18, 2018 - New York

The Boys from Syracuse Summary The Boys from Syracuse by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart is loosely based upon Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors as adapted by George Abbott who directed it. George Balanchine choreographed the show. Songs include: "Sing for Your Supper", "You Took Advantage of Me", "This Can't Be Love", "Oh, Diogenes!", "What Do You Do With a Man?" and "Falling in Love with Love". Identical twins Antipholus of Ephesus and Antipholus of Syracuse, were separated from each other in a shipwreck as young children. Their servants, both named Dromio, are also long-separated identical twins. When the pair from Syracuse come to Ephesus, a comedy of errors and mistaken identities ensues when the wives of the Ephesians, Adriana and her servant Luce, mistake the two strangers for their husbands. Adriana's sister Luciana and the Syracuse Antipholus fall in love. But all ends happily.

A Midsummer Night's Dream - Sheen Center for Thought & Culture
Through February 25, 2018 - New York

"Frog & Peach is a jewel of Off-Broadway. You can't find a more exhilarating evening than to join this troupe for a romp in the woods!" – Ronald Gross, NYTB Guide The renowned Frog & Peach Theatre Company follows up their record breaking Sheen Center debut of 2017's Macbeth with A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare's rollicking romp of romance, wizardry, and show biz. A Midsummer Night's Dream transports audiences to the palaces of Athens, and the dark, bewitching forests surrounding the kingdom, where the fairy King Oberon (Erick Gonzalez, star of 2017's hit Macbeth) and his Queen Titania (Amy Frances Quint) are waging a deliciously romantic war. With help from the devilish Puck (Marcus Watson) Oberon casts a spell over his estranged lover, as well as the lovers Hermia (Alyssa Diamond), Helena (Bess Miller), Lysander (Edan Jacob Levy) and Demetrius (Kyle Primack). Meanwhile, as the Mechanicals rehearse their tragically hilarious Pyramus & Thisby, Puck cannot resist transforming the hapless Bottom (Kevin Hauver) into a donkey. Will witchcraft spell disaster, or save the day? With themes of sexual politics, climate change, and celebrity, A Midsummer Night's Dream is a st... (read more)

Hockey Cops - UCB Hell's Kitchen
Through February 28, 2018 - New York

Hockey Cops is a live version of an 80s action movie that tells the story of Matt and Drew, two police officers who love to play hockey. After skating into a burglar, they eventually realize he's a Soviet spy who's trying to destroy the world. Our only hope for survival is the Hockey Cops. Do you believe in miracles? YES!

Hockey Cops - UCB Hell's Kitchen
Through February 28, 2018 - New York

Hockey Cops is a live version of an 80s action movie that tells the story of Matt and Drew, two police officers who love to play hockey. After skating into a burglar, they eventually realize he's a Soviet spy who's trying to destroy the world. Our only hope for survival is the Hockey Cops. Do you believe in miracles? YES!

50th & 4th - FRIGID 2018 Play - UNDER St. Mark's Theater
Through February 28, 2018 - New York

50th & 4th, a new play written by Mike Lemme and directed by Tara Cioletti, will debut at the 2018 Frigid Festival as a limited engagement for five performances in the UNDER St. Marks Theater. Tickets are $20 and available now at MikeLemme.com 50th & 4th follows Rick and Sue, a married couple in Brooklyn, as they rent their spare bedroom online. Inspired by Lemme’s first roommates in New York, 50th & 4th is a tribute to everyone who brought you to the city and the new kind of family you create when you’re here. The play features Gloria Lamoureux (Perry Award Winner), Emil Ferzola and Kirsten Dwyer. Tara Cioletti (Perry Award Winner) directs. 50th plays the following schedule during the 2018 FRIGID Festival: Wednesday, February 14th 8:50PM | Satuday, February 17th 10:30PM | Tuesday, February 20th 7:10PM | Friday, February 23rd 7:10PM | Wednesday, February 28th 10:30PM Run Time: 60 Minutes Categories/Themes: Comedy, Drama No Late Seating

Black Light - The Public Theater
Through March 25, 2018 - New York

Daniel Alexander Jones returns to Joe's Pub as Jomama Jones, his critically-acclaimed alter-ego, in BLACK LIGHT. Commissioned as part of Joe's Pub's NEW YORK VOICES program, BLACK LIGHT is a musical revival for a turbulent time. Jomama leads an intimate journey – through the darkness of personal and political upheaval, and the shards of shattered illusions – illuminated by spontaneous humor and what The New Yorker calls her "very particular radiance." Set to pop, soul, rock and disco, this immersive performance piece removes the barrier between artist and audience through inquiry, story and song.

Kings - The Public Theater
Through March 25, 2018 - New York

Playwright Sarah Burgess (Dry Powder) and Tony-winning director Thomas Kail (Hamilton, Tiny Beautiful Things, Dry Powder) team up again for KINGS, a hilariously blistering new play about money, politics and the state of the American republic. Kate is a whip-smart lobbyist who doesn't waste her time on anyone who can't get elected, stay elected and help her clients get what they want. Kate thinks Representative Sydney Millsap is a political neophyte whose staunch ideals are going to cost her a burgeoning political career. But Representative Millsap and her high-minded principles turn out to be more resilient than Washington was expecting, and for the first time Kate is faced with a choice that might change everything for her: back the system, or back what she believes in? KINGS is a scathingly funny new play about the people at the heart of our democracy.

The Low Road - The Public Theater
Through April 01, 2018 - New York

From Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Bruce Norris (Clybourne Park, The Pain and the Itch) comes an epic play, featuring sixteen actors in fifty roles, examining the basic beliefs upon which we've built our economy and our country. Set in the 18th century, this wild new work imagines America's first laissez-faire capitalist, a young man inspired by a chance encounter with Adam Smith to put his faith in the free market. But his path to riches becomes inextricably entangled with that of an educated slave, a man who knows from experience that one person's profit is another's loss, in this parable about the true cost of inequality. Four-time Tony nominee and three-time Obie winner Michael Greif (Dear Evan Hansen, Next to Normal, Dogeaters) directs this richly imaginative, riotously funny new play about the imaginary lines between exploitation and opportunity.

Newsical the Musical - Theatre Row
Through April 01, 2018 - New York

Now in its 8th smash year and winner of the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Musical - NEWSical is NYC's hilarious, ever-evolving, sketch comedy musical of all the news that's fit to spoof!

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