Comedian Roy Wood Jr. tells us about The Daily Show and Ben Carson’s Popeyes order
The Daily Show correspondent may be new to the show and NYC, but he’s an experienced—and hilarious—stand-up
NYC comedy shows run by female comedians
If you're looking for great sketch and stand-up, these funny women have you covered
Free comedy shows in NYC
Laugh along to both budding and established local comedians at these free comedy shows
50 funniest New Yorkers
See our list of the very best comedians—and most hilarious stand-up comics, writers, improvisers and more—living in Gotham
The top open mic comedy nights in NYC
These comedy clubs let you take charge of the mic for free (or cheap)
Best comedy events in NYC: Critics’ picks
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.
Gandhi, Is That You?
Brendan Fitzgibbons and Lance Weiss welcome comedy fans into the bar's basement every Wednesday for this friendly stand-up show. So friendly, in fact, that famous comedians including Louis C.K., Jim Gaffigan and Todd Barry are known to stop by and try out new material.
This absurdly talented, hip-hop-obsessed improv troupe shows off both its comedy and freestyle skills in a show that feels more like a party. If its fully improvised “hip-hopera” doesn’t do it for you, its sheer energy will.
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.
Upcoming NYC comedy events
NYC’s long-form improv royalty (including UCBT and SNL folk) play pickup-game style in this famous long-running show.
Carolyn Busa hosts what she calls "Williamsburg's cutest comedy show," featuring the city's top up-and-coming stand-ups. She's not wrong about the cuteness, but she did forget to mention it's also one of the funniest in the city.
New Release Day with Christian Finnegan
Stand-up and former Best Week Ever cast member Christian Finnegan brings togther comics, writers and musicians to perform their newest material for the first time.
Top comedy stories
Trevor Noah talks the New York Comedy Festival, gun control and trying to drink
New York Comedy festival bigwig Trevor Noah of The Daily Show chats his coveted gig, Twitter, and loving New York
Kathy Griffin chats about New York celebrities
Stand-up comedian Kathy Griffin dishes about Donald Trump, Taylor Swift and more
The case against hot dogs as sandwiches
John Hodgman explains why hot dogs cannot be called sandwiches, despite podcaster Dan Pashman’s contrary argument
The case for hot dogs as sandwiches
Foodie Podcaster Dan Pashman explains his logic at the Sporkful Live
Comedian Matt Braunger talks stand-up, podcasts and staying young
Touring headliner Matt Braunger brings his latest hour of silly, self-deprecating stand-up to Brooklyn
British stand-up Josie Long talks comedy, New York and the Olympics
Clever Londoner Josie Long brings her gratitude and glee with her hilarious new stand-up show Cara Josephine