Stand-up comedy in NYC this summer

Laugh all summer long with our roundup of hilarious stand-up shows



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Dave Chappelle

Dave Chappelle Courtesy Live Nation

This summer brings plenty of opportunities to catch some great comedians. Beloved comic Dave Chappelle steps back into the spotlight with NYC gigs at Radio City, and hilarious alt-cabaret star Bridget Everett plays a show at Joe's Pub. Be sure to snap up your tickets before they're gone!

The Gregory Brothers

Two Internet-famous, meme-browsing musical groups share the spotlight tonight. The Gregory Brothers, best known for their appropriations of political debates and TV news interviews, make painfully catchy songs from Auto-Tuned snippets of dialogue.

  1. Mercury Lounge 217 E Houston St, between Essex and Ludlow Sts, 10002
  2. Mon Apr 28
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Jeffrey Ross

Having presided over roasts of celebrities ranging from Flavor Flav to Joan Rivers, the Roastmaster General has also hacked his way into other media with a book (I Only Roast the Ones I Love) and a DVD (No Offense: Live from New Jersey). Onstage, his commitment to evisceration remains, even as he launches his arrows at a larger number of targets.

  1. Carolines on Broadway 1626 Broadway, between 49th and 50th Sts
  2. Thu May 29 - Sun Jun 1
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Doug Loves Movies Live Podcast

Comic and inveterate pothead Doug Benson welcomes a few special guests to dish about motion pictures for his podcast, Doug Loves Movies.

  1. Irving Plaza 17 Irving Pl, at 15th St
  2. Mon Jun 2
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Dave Chappelle

In the years since the demise of Chappelle's Show, this comic's mystique has grown almost as much as his fans' reverence. He laid low until last year, when his Oddball Festival gigs proved that his incisive mind and delivery had not suffered. Some things are different—he's ripped and smokes like a fiend now—but anyone going to this show not just to hear him say "I'm rich, bitch" will be satisfied.

  1. Radio City Music Hall 1260 Sixth Ave, at 50th St
  2. Wed Jun 18 - Sun Jun 22
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Bridget Everett

Bridget Everett, the astonishing and totally fearless mama bear of alt-cabaret, has been playing more comedy shows these past few years, including opening for Amy Schumer. Towering sex goddess that she is, Everett never fails to shake up a room with hits like "Boob Song."

  1. Joe's Pub at the Public Theater 425 Lafayette St, between Astor Pl and E 4th St
  2. Tue Jun 24
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The 16th Annual Del Close Marathon

This annual celebration in honor of long-form improvisation's mad guru, Del Close, is many things: 56 continuous hours of staged silliness, a chance to spot visiting comedy names in signature shows or weird one-off happenings, a bacchanalian summer camp for performers and an endurance contest for stalwart audience members. A weekend pass gets you into anything on smaller stages, space pending; individual tickets for shows on bigger stages cost a bit more. As always, star-studded ASSSSCAT 3000 shows close out the weekend. More details will be revealed at and, eventually,

  1. Various locations
  2. Fri Jun 27 - Sun Jun 29
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D.L. Hughley

Always explosive and outspoken, the Original King of Comedy's recent work has proved more thoughtful, tackling immigration, the n-word and more.

  1. Carolines on Broadway 1626 Broadway, between 49th and 50th Sts
  2. Thu Jul 17 - Sun Jul 20
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