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Sara Schaefer interview

The former Nikki & Sara Live co-host talks gender representation and toilet naps

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Ari Shaffir interview

January is a busy month for Ari Shaffir, who’s ignoring the deep freeze and airing both a new stand-up special and hosting a storytelling series on Comedy Central

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Best comedy shows of 2014

The absolute best of New York’s stand-up, improv and sketch shows from 2014

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Joke of the week

Every week, New York’s funniest comics give you their best dirty jokes, one-liners, gags and zingers

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The 10 funniest women in NYC

Meet the ten local stand-ups, scribes and performers you need to know right now

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Best comedy events in NYC: Critics’ picks

Music

Bridget Everett: Rock Bottom

Bridget Everett: Rock Bottom. Joe’s Pub (see Off Broadway). By Bridget Everett. Music and lyrics by Everett, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Directed by Wittman. With Everett. Running time: 1hr 40mins. No intermission. Rock Bottom: In brief The astonishing, totally fearless Amazon of alt cabaret and raunchy comedy (Inside Amy Schumer) returns to Joe's with a new show commissioned for the venue. Cocreated with Broadway's Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray) and Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz, this is full-contact New York magic, and not to be missed. Rock Bottom: Theater review by David Cote I was a Bridget Everett virgin before Rock Bottom, so yes, there was some blood. There was also lots of spilled chardonnay, sweat and a few other fluids I’d rather not name. In other words, it was all flavors of crazy, and I loved every second. How is it possible that for years I’ve missed Everett’s vaginacentric shock comedy and rafter-splitting rock belt? Fear, if we’re being truthful. I’d seen the pictures, heard the titles and assumed she was too much woman to handle. Still, her latest cabaret act—with songs cowritten by Broadway vets Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray), as well as with Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and Matt Ray­—is a nice way to ease, semi-lubed, into the Everett aesthetic. Between a ditty about sampling international dong, “Tell Me (Does This Dick Make My Ass Look Big?),” and a nearly scatological dalliance with a British film star, “A Man So Fine,” Everett works

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North Coast

This spirited improv troupe weaves beat-boxing and freestyle verse into its long-form. Expect more raps about office life than thug life.

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The Business NYC

A team of four promising comics—Alex Koll, Michelle Wolf, Kara Klenk and Jared Logan—produces this biweekly New York edition of the popular West Coast stand-up showcase. Use promo code "BUSINESS" for $10 tickets.

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ASSSSCAT 3000

NYC’s long-form improv royalty (including UCBT and SNL folk) play pickup-game style in this famous long-running show.

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Upcoming NYC comedy events

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ASSSSCAT 3000

NYC’s long-form improv royalty (including UCBT and SNL folk) play pickup-game style in this famous long-running show.

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Night Train with Wyatt Cenac

This weekly offering, hosted with a cool head and a warm heart by former Daily Show correspondent Wyatt Cenac, welcomes great young New York comics and noteworthy out-of-towners.

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Whiplash

This wildly popular show, started by Leo Allen and adopted by Aparna Nancherla, has run for more than five years and been home to the best up-and-comers and biggest names in comedy.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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ComedyJuice

This revered weekly show features lots of worthy local stand-ups and often one or two big names, thanks to the draw of the top comedy giant.

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Top comedy stories

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Michael Che interview

The Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update star is back onstage at Carolines and spreading the news like a pro

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W. Kamau Bell interview

The politically minded comic returns to NYC to share his brand of enormously likeable satirical comedy

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Eddie Pepitone’s New Year’s Eve survival guide

The self-eviscerating comic is here to help you get through the craziest night of the year

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Chris Rock interview

With Top Five, the comedic heavyweight becomes a writer-director we need to take seriously

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Bobby Moynihan interview

Let’s give three (holiday) cheers to the man behind Saturday Night Live’s Drunk Uncle, Bobby Moynihan

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Gilbert Gottfried interview

The man with the most famous voice in comedy is back to tear New York a new one

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New York's best comedy

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Best cheap comedy shows

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Best free comedy shows

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Joke of the week

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