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Comedy Shows in New York City This Weekend - September 15-September 17

September 11, 2017 - 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!

New Team Honeybear Presents - The Pit Underground
September 15, 2017 - New York

In pursuit of the perfect show, NTHB puts their friendship to the test. What ends will they go to to achieve it? What lines won't they cross? Where is Jeff? Directed by Kevin Laibson/Kevin Laibson's Spirit Animal

Boogiemanja - The PIT Loft
September 15, 2017 - 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.

Jay Malsky Slept with My Boyfriend! - UCB Theatre
Through September 15, 2017 - New York

On September 8th and 15th, Jay Malsky stars in multiple roles in the new show Jay Malsky Slept with My Boyfriend!, a drag queen musical at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater Chelsea. Jay has slept with a number of straight men in his life. Some of their girlfriends have found out! Now they are putting Jay through his own Salem Witch Trial for the spells he cast on their men. Come listen to their testimony and watch Jay defend himself... through song. That's right, a musical trial! Tickets are available here: https://www.ucbtheatre.com/show/6301

Swing Rider's Open Mic - The PIT Loft
September 16, 2017 - New York

Welcome to the Swing Riders Mic FB Group. Mosey on by to try out your new jokes and kick dust off the old ones. The mic will be run lottery style. Sign up at 2:45pm. $5 for Citizens, $3 for PITizens

Electoral Dysfunction - The PIT Loft
September 16, 2017 - New York

Politics. Comedy. Yelling. Weekly! A night of political debate will inspire a comedy show so funny, fierce and daring that we'll all be arrested without due process before the night is done! Produced by Tom Brennan (Marvel Entertainment)

North Coast - The Pit Underground
September 16, 2017 - New York City

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 resident beatboxer and World Beatbox Champion, Kaila Mullady. 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. Named one of the "Top Ten Best Comedy Shows" by Time Out New York, North Coast has been featured on MTV, Vh1, in Slate's Podcast The Gist, The Village Voice, and The New York Times Comedy Listings. Currently, you can catch them performing every Saturday night.

Star-Crossed: Dances for Lovers - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
September 16, 2017 - New York

TruDee—pink polyester-clad, mullet-sporting, middle-aged, divorced dancing storyteller—has cast herself as Juliet in Shakespeare's famous tale of love and tragedy. But TruDee's dream role is short-lived when Romeo fails to show up for the premiere. Will she find a way to keep the show and her search for true love from being cancelled? Show image by Stephanie Seguino. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community, dance, physical comedy, and clown communities. Links: artist, video, related. 2017 United Solo is the world's largest solo theatre festival, currently in its 8th season. All shows are staged at Theatre Row: 410 West 42nd Street, New York City. TICKETS, with a price of $35 (plus a $2.25 Theatre Restoration Charge) are available at the Theatre Row Box Office and online through Telecharge at www.telecharge.com. You may also call Telecharge at 212-239-6200. When placing your reservation, please provide: the FESTIVAL name (United Solo Theatre Festival), the name of THEATRE (Theatre Row – The Studio Theatre), and the specific DAY and TIME of SHOW you would like to see.

Naked Boys Singing - New York City Theatre
September 16, 2017 - New York

In this case, the title really says it all! Naked Boys Singing is New York's most risque musical comedy, and it's a whole load of fun! Don't expect any Chippendale-type antics at this show - this is a traditional musical revue packed with talented singers, and fact that they're gorgeous and seem to have misplaced all their clothes sees almost inconsequential...almost. Written and directed by Robert Schrock, Naked Boys features 15 tongue-in-cheek tracks that explore everything from circumcision to coming out, all sung with gusto by 8 beefcakes with some very impressive vocal chords. Originally opening Off-Broadway in 1999, Naked Boys has now been housed at four different New York venues over the years, and is now firmly established as a true Off-Broadway fixture. Seriously, they're naked, go see it!

Colin Kane Headlines Gotham Comedy Club - Gotham Comedy Club
Through September 16, 2017 - New York

If you like dirty comedy, Colin Kane’s your man. An insult comic that acknowledges the line and leaps over it, Kane is best known for his in-your-face delivery and off-the-cuff crowd work. Featuring an unlikely blend of piercing bite and authentic heart, Kane’s R-rated act tackles sex, relationships, race... and everyone who is brave enough to sit in the front row. In 2015 Kane made his film debut in a breakout role opposite Kevin Hart in “The Wedding Ringer,” which was the #1 comedy in America for three weeks in a row. He has a special on Showtime, won Howard Stern’s “Kill or Be Killed” comedy competition, and performs for our troops whenever possible through the Wounded Warrior Project. Kane’s popularity has proven contagious across the country, and has happened mostly via word-of-mouth from a dedicated fan base. Anyone who comes to one of his shows is guaranteed to come back with 20 of their friends. A Los Angeles resident, the born-and-bred New Yorker sells out theaters and comedy clubs across the country. Now it’s time for you to see why. Visit: http://www.colinkane.com/. Showtimes: Fri. & Sat. 7:30PM & 10:00PM

Amateur Night at the Gemini - The PIT (Peoples Improv Theater)
September 17, 2017 - New York

Welcome to Amateur Night at the Gemini at The PIT! This stand up open mic is turn up, sign up so come early and get a good spot. Comics get 3-5 minutes depending on the number of people signed up. Stick around until the end of the night to support your fellow comedians and you can pre-signup for the slot of your choice next week. Hosted by Will Neville and Alex Dayan

Ladies Night - The PIT Loft
September 17, 2017 - New York

Blair Dawson, Kiran Jani, Tiffany Dill, and Katie Jo host any all female night of alternative comedy.

MAD…OR DAD? - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
September 17, 2017 - New York

2017 United Solo is the world's largest solo theatre festival, currently in its 8th season. All shows are staged at Theatre Row: 410 West 42nd Street, New York City. TICKETS, with a price of $35 (plus a $2.25 Theatre Restoration Charge) are available at the Theatre Row Box Office and online through Telecharge at www.telecharge.com. You may also call Telecharge at 212-239-6200. When placing your reservation, please provide: the FESTIVAL name (United Solo Theatre Festival), the name of THEATRE (Theatre Row – The Studio Theatre), and the specific DAY and TIME of SHOW you would like to see.

IN THE GRAY - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
September 17, 2017 - New York

It's hard to put Antu into words. It's even harder to put her in a box. Quirky, awkward, sometimes hot, sometimes lukewarm, this Ethiopian American woman, actor, daughter and mother explores her experience of being an outsider from deep within. Director: Celestine Rae. Lighting & Set Design: Matthew Fick. Executive Producer: TADIAS Magazine. Show image by Anthony Artis. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community, African American community, immigrants. Links: artist, related.

The Mixtape Comedy Show - Gotham Comedy Club
September 17, 2017 - Chelsea

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!

THE Q - Dont Tell Mama
Through September 21, 2017 - New York

Talk & Variety Show $7.00 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum per person CASH ONLY Seating from 6:30pm Approximate running time: 70 minutes The Q debuts at Don't Tell Mama's this May. Joseph Macchia producer and creator is bringing back his talk show The Q to midtown. Joining Joseph on the panel will be Thomas Dieter and Shawn Moninger. There has been The View, The Chew and The Talk but nothing like The Q ...and it's hosted by all gay men who vary in interests, abilities and backgrounds. There's the Long Islander with a leathery past, the free-spirited southern boy with a thing for attention, and the reverend who knows a thing or two about what's GOOD. They sing, they joke, they talk, and they're up for most anything. Special guests to include singers and musicians, comics and writers, florists and sex-toy store owners, among others. Specialty Topics and more to be discussed.

Distorted Diznee - The Laurie Beechman Theatre
Through September 22, 2017 - New York

The Laurie Beechman Theater continues its long-running late night spectacle DISTORTED DIZNEE -- now in its 5th year. Performances run select Friday nights at The Laurie Beechman DISTORTED DIZNEE is an outrageous Las Vegas-style parody revue of some of America's most beloved animated classics. Come be Part of Our World as a troupe of fabulous drag queens takes you on a twisted -- and very adult -- journey, where Evil Queens become Mean Girls, Pocahontas is a proud mary, and a little mermaid yearns for the carnal benefits of being an anatomically correct woman. This 75-minute non-stop extravaganza features high-energy dance numbers, pop culture, comedy, dazzling costumes and lip-syncing "ladies"-- with a bit of Cher, Patti LuPone, Idina Menzel, Precious, and Rihanna thrown in for good measure! DISTORTED DIZNEE began in March 2012 and was originally concieved by Daniel Logan. Current performers include Holly Dae, Bootsie LeFaris, Pixie Aventura, Monet X. Change, Brenda Dharling, and Fifi DuBois with past Distorted Diznee performers include Dallas DuBois, Bob The Drag Queen, Sutton Lee Seymour, Shenea DeDranke and Tina Burner. Daniel Logan is no longer involved or affiliated in... (read more)

Let's Talk! Comedy Show - Pine Box Rock Shop
Through September 28, 2017 - New York

Ricky Ritzel's Broadway - Dont Tell Mama
Through September 28, 2017 - New York

Ricky Ritzel's Broadway 2-Time MAC Award-Winning Tribute To Broadway Musical Comedy with Ricky Ritzel at the piano Ensemble Cast

The Yes Show - Pine Box Rock Shop
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

BEYOND WORDS - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
Through November 19, 2017 - New York

An award-winning combination of Mime, Music, and Monologue that takes us on the journey from Boyhood to Manhood, set against the back drop of small town America. Bill Bowers continues his ongoing investigation of Silence in our Culture. "Bowers effortlessly brings us to laughter and tears, often at the same time." – New York Post. Developed with & Directed by: Scott Illingworth. Sound Design: David Margolin Lawson. Costume Design: Michael Growler. Production Coordinator: Laura Lindsay. Show image by Benjamin Heller. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, theatre community, LGBTQ community, mime and physical theatre, gender studies.

Star-Crossed: Dances for Lovers - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
Through November 19, 2017 - New York

TruDee—pink polyester-clad, mullet-sporting, middle-aged, divorced dancing storyteller—has cast herself as Juliet in Shakespeare's famous tale of love and tragedy. But TruDee's dream role is short-lived when Romeo fails to show up for the premiere. Will she find a way to keep the show and her search for true love from being cancelled? Show image by Stephanie Seguino. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community, dance, physical comedy, and clown communities. Links: artist, video, related.

Token - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
Through November 19, 2017 - New York

Kaye Winks has been a token black for as long as she can remember. In this show, she shares her hilarious and often cringeworthy adventures in being that lone black person in a world of white. Director: Schoen Smith. Show image by Chris Popio. Recommended for: adults, theatre community. Link: artist.

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