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Best comedy events in NYC: Critics’ picks

Tapeheads: A Night of Comedy, Music and a Weezer Cover Band

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

The very funny Kondabolu brothers—Ashok and Hari—combine stand-up, stories and a love for angsty pop-punk in this evening of entertainment.

  1. Union Hall 702 Union St, between Fifth and Sixth Aves
  2. Fri Apr 18
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Keith and the Girl Week

  • Critics choice

To go to one of Keith and Chemda’s live podcast tapings, and to sit among KATG’s rabid fans, is to be part of a big, weird family.

  1. The Creek and the Cave 10-93 Jackson Ave, at 11th St, 11101
  2. Fri Apr 18 - Sat Apr 19
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Chris Gethard & Friends

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

This honest and lovable champion of underdogs endears himself to his audience with his tales of personal mishaps. Tonight, he celebrates a new album of stand-up.

  1. Knitting Factory 361 Metropolitan Ave, at Havemeyer St
  2. Tue Apr 22
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Marina Franklin

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Franklin's voice is self-reflective and honest. Her act is her personality, and it’s a funny and endearing one.

  1. The Stand 239 Third Ave, between 19th and 20th Sts, 10003
  2. Sat Apr 19
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Joke of the week

Joke of the week: Christian Finnegan

America is the greatest country in the world. But it’s possible we may be entering our Michael-Jordan-on-the-Wizards period.

Christian Finnegan performs The Gorgeous Mosaic at the Peoples Improv Theater Thu 17–Sat 19. Follow him on Twitter @ChristFinnegan.

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Top comedy stories

Q&A: Tina Fey

It’s some rap sheet: writer, actor, comedian, producer and all-around iconic lady. Tina Fey, you’ve got a lot to answer for.

The Pajama Men

Improv, sketch, stand-up and physical theater all play a part in the strange realm of Mark Chavez and Shenoah Allen

Eddie Izzard

As the comedian embarks on a massive stand-up tour, he offers ten pieces of wisdom on Python, politics and more Eddie Izzard may just be the world’s most ambitious man.

Three to watch: Dennie & Sharp and Luisa Omielan

Keep your eye on a UCBT sketch duo recreating Forrest Gump and a U.K. stand-up who looks to Beyoncé as a muse

Comedy events calendar

  1. Tapeheads: A Night...

    The very funny Kondabolu brothers—Ashok and Hari—c...

  2. Keith and the Girl...

    Keith Malley and Chemda Khalili, a.k.a. Keith and ...

  3. 50 Shades! The...

    50 Shades! The Musical—The Original Parody. Elektr...

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