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The best comedy shows in NYC this month

Find all the best stand-up, improv, storytelling and sketch-comedy shows in NYC over the next few weeks

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Uptown Showdown

Two teams of comics and comic writers face off in this debate competition

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The top NYC comedy shows run by female comedians

If you're looking for great sketch and stand-up, these funny women have you covered

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The 50 funniest Web series

The best and funniest Web series show us the future of a young medium perfect for the Internet

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The best comedy shows in NYC this week

The next seven days of stand-up, sketch, improv and assorted giggles

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Best comedy events in NYC: Critics’ picks

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Hold on to Your Butts

The painfully funny, live shot-for-shot reenactment of Jurassic Park returns to the PIT for 13 nights following two sold-out runs that received rave reviews. With every character (including the dinosaurs) played by just two guys, you'll never see this classic movie the same way again.

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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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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.

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Upcoming NYC comedy events

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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.

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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.

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Ron Funches

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.

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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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Top comedy stories

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Marc Maron talks feral cats and returning to New York

The stand-up and WTF podcast host is coming to BAM, but he’s leaving the kitties at home

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Mike Birbiglia talks Trainwreck and Orange Is The New Black

It looks like it’s finally the summer of Mike, although the stand-up and actor remains unconvinced

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Colin Quinn explains why comedy is the best way to discuss anything

The former Saturday Night Live “Weekend Update” anchor is ready to tackle any tricky topic

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Aparna Nancherla talks about her new album and crafting the perfect tweet

Get to know the stand-up who’s quietly taking over the New York comedy scene

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Jeff Garlin talks Curb, Girls Gone Wild and being a Twitter quitter

The Curb Your Enthusiasm star is back in town. Altogether now: Bum-bum-bum-badadada-da-da…

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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)

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