Comedy

New York City’s best guide to comedy clubs, stand-up comedy, comedy venues and comedy events

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Lady Dynamite’s Maria Bamford is the caged bird that sings

Bamford finally gets the spotlight to perform her own beautiful tune

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Best comedy events in NYC: Critics’ picks

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Electoral Dysfunction

One part political debate, one part improv show. How are the two connected? Tom Brennan gathers some of the PIT’s favorite perfomers to make up scenes based on the week's news. And with the 2016 election looking more bananas than ever before, its likely this crew will have a stellar set of impersonations to choose from.

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Grandma's Ashes: We Won't Tell

The comedic Rumpelstiltskins who make up this popular improv team take an audience member’s real, tragic secrets—like missing their father’s funeral or being left at the altar—and spin them into golden hilarity. This group of improvisers, whose credits include appearances on Conan, Comedy Central and MTV, are longtime vets who will show you the light.  

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The Nasty Show

If you’re not one to blush, Comedy Cellar’s late-night show every Wednesday and Thursday invites local legends like Dave Attell, Big Jay Oakerson and Liza Tyger to unleash their more shocking material—the bluer the better. The revered Greenwich Village club is known as the spot where megastars like Louis C.K., Dave Chappelle, Amy Schumer and Aziz Ansari are liable to drop in unannounced to try out new material, and this show is no exception.

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The Front Room

Each Wednesday, Ryan Beck, Anthony DeVito, Megan Gailey and Joyelle Johnson introduce the best local and international stand-ups in the front room of this Brooklyn venue.

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Upcoming NYC comedy events

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Soft Spot: A Comedy Show

Claudia Cogan and Brendan McLaughlin host this monthly gathering of their favorite comedians in a charming Gowanus brewery. Get there early to nab a seat before they're all taken.

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Side Ponytail

Carolyn Busa used to call her monthly stand-up show "Williamsburg's cutest," but now that it's two-years old and weekly at Over the Eight, Side Ponytail has become a reliable night for solid sets and surprise stars. Check out sets from guests like Josh Gondelman, Carmen Lynch and Corinne Fisher at this Monday night staple. 

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Cole Escola Is the First Gay President

The saucer-eyed costar of Logo's Jeffery & Cole Casserole returns with his solo comedy act, which offers to reveal new facets of a talent that gleams with scrappy razzle-dazzle. Blending boyish mischief with dizzy charm and the ruthless coyness of a starlet bent on fame, Escola's comic persona suggests a street urchin raised by The Match Game.

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Fat Baby Live!

The guys behind Fat Baby Comedy—Benny D and Giulio Gallarotti—host a different crew of comedians every Thursday. They also produce an involved series of promos for the show on YouTube that are worth checking out for, if nothing else, their degree of goofy cinematic skills.

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Top comedy stories

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Let’s talk about sex, baby, with the hosts of Guys We Fucked

Let’s talk about sex, baby, with Guys We F**ked podcasters comedians Krystyna Hutchinson and Corinne Fisher

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We talked to comedian John Early about Showgasm. XXL

Early told us about his flagship variety show’s impending end, his Netflix stardom and his BFF Kate Berlant

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We talked to comedian David Cross about his new stand-up tour

David Cross takes a break from TV to make people laugh with Making America Great Again

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Jo Firestone is the hardest working comedian in New York

Jo puts on dozens of original shows, performs every night, and has a day job

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We went on the Sex and the City bus tour and had a very sexy time

The comedians of podcast The Worst Idea of All Time joined us for a Sex in the City bus tour adventure

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These comedians have watched Sex and the City 2 every week for a year

The men behind the podcast The Worst Idea of All Time tell us about the struggle of watching horrible sequels

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