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Upcoming Summer Comedy Shows in NYC

July 11, 2018 - by Merrill Lee Girardeau
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Whether you’re based in New York City or coming here for a break, stop by one of these tried-and-true comedy clubs to keep your giddy going this summer. Find clean laughs for you and your kids at LOL, or laugh along with Whitney Cummings at Carolines. We’ve listed the shows according to venue. Catch the best comics around throughout July in the comedy capital of the world!

Upcoming Summer Comedy in NYC: LOL Comedy Club

Ken Boyd

Ken Boyd at LOL Comedy Club (Instagram)

LOL Comedy Club is your sure-fire pick for family-friendly magic and comedy. Every night of the week, LOL hosts a night of hilarious magic shows. Times Square Magic showcases magician-comedians from “America’s Got Talent,” “Last Comic Standing,” “Brain Games,” and “Masters of Illusion.” Times Square Magic plays Monday through Saturday at 7pm and 6pm on Sundays. LOL’s family friendly standup shows also occur nightly: 8:15pm Sunday through Thursday and 7:30pm Saturday and Sunday. Upcoming talents include Kenny Ortega, Francisco Aldorando, Dominic Leonelli, and Ken Boyd. Use our coupon and take 50% off tickets711 Seventh Ave., 212-643-6557, 

Upcoming Summer Comedy in NYC: Gotham Comedy Club

Gotham Comedy Club

As usual, Gotham Comedy Club boasts an impressive lineup of comedians at its Chelsea location. Vladimir Caamano (Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Brooklyn 99) plays July 13-14, while the incomparable Gina Yashere (Last Comic Standing, Netflix’s The Stand-Ups) drops in August 17 and 18. Even more funny females  can be found at the Ladies of Laughter competition finale on August 15, where the 2018 Lady of Laughter will be crowned. 208 W. 23rd St., 212-367-9000,

Upcoming Summer Comedy in NYC: Carolines on Broadway

Whitney Cummings

Whitney Cummings performs at Carolines July 19-21.

Another essential near Times Square is Carolines, where heavy hitters like Jerry Seinfeld and Dave Chappelle have headlined over the club’s 35 years in the business. Whitney Cummings (HBO special “I’m Your Girlfriend,” 2 Broke Girls) sets up shop July 19-21, while comedy legend Marlon Wayans (Marlon, White Chicks) arrives July 26 and will play 6 shows, ending July 29. 1626 Broadway, 212-757-4100, 

Upcoming Summer Comedy in NYC: Comedy Cellar, Village Underground, & Fat Black Pussycat

A venue for comedians’ comedians, The Comedy Cellar now extends its reach past the original cellar on MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village. The cellar also books acts at Village Underground, a club around the corner on West 3rd Street. Coming up, see a weekly showcase of comics from Late Night With Seth Meyers, including Meyers’ warmup act Ryan Reiss, Sunday nights at 8:30 this summer. Roy Wood, Jr. (The Daily Show with Trevor Noah) also has a standing engagement Wednesdays at 11pm at the Underground. Comedy Cellar: 117 MacDougal St.; Village Underground/Fat Black Pussycat Lounge: 130 W. 3rd St., 212-254-3480,

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