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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.
Comedy at the Knitting Factory
This wildly popular weekly show—originally created by the delightfully understated Hannibal Buress (Broad City's Lincoln)—is hosted by Will Miles, Clark Jones and Kenny DeForest, and features the funniest pros and up-and-comers. Past guests include Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Bridget Everett and Method Man.
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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Chris Gethard: Career Suicide
The stand-up, sketch and improv performer known best for The Chris Gethard Show presents an hour-long set covering suicide, alcoholism and other dark themes, with his genuine charm and curiosity.
Kevin Hart: What Now Tour
The stand-up sensation and movie star is midway through his current tour What Now?. We expect him to answer this question as we've been scratching our heads about the same thing, since it appears Hart has his hilarious hand in nearly everything.
He appears on many comics-to-watch lists and is coming to NYC to share his irresistably sweet and hilarious stand-up. His act is a pleasure you won't feel guilty enjoying.
The Roast of Big Jay Oakerson
One of the funniest and raunchiest crowd-work comedians gets roasted by a gang of fellow comics including Dave Smith, Mike Vecchione, Luis J. Gomez, Bonnie MacFarlane, Joe DeRosa, Ari Shaffir and Dan Soder; they're led by roastmaster Kurt Metzger.
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Mike Birbiglia talks Trainwreck and Orange Is The New Black
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Jeff Garlin talks Curb, Girls Gone Wild and being a Twitter quitter
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Simon Amstell talks insecurities and being consistently adorable
The popular British comedian is back to expose himself to New York City (metaphorically speaking, of course)