Erik Griffin of Workaholics chats breaking character and life on the road
Comedian Erik Griffin is back in NYC and ready to win over crowds with his playfully raunchy comedy
The best comedy shows in NYC this month
Find all the best stand-up, improv, storytelling and sketch-comedy shows in NYC
The best New York sitcoms
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Free comedy shows in NYC
Laugh along to both budding and established local comedians at these free comedy shows
NYC comedy shows run by female comedians
If you're looking for great sketch and stand-up, these funny women have you covered
Best comedy events in NYC: Critics’ picks
The Moth StorySLAM
Ten stories. Three teams of judges. One winner. The outrageously (and deservedly) popular storytelling series pits local yarn-spinners against one another, challenging them to deliver an impressive tale based on a specific topic.
Comedy as a Second Language
This weekly show started by Sean Patton takes place in the back of an East Village dive bar, but don't be deceived by appearances; it's home to some of the best up-and-coming comics and is frequently visited by the biggest names in stand-up. Guests including Louis C.K., Bonnie McFarlane and Murderfist have dropped by at some point.
Every first and third Wednesday, Lindsay Boling, Justy Dodge, Dina Hashem and Peggy O’Leary host this stand-up showcase featuring the city's best up-and-comers, notable drop-ins and a fantastic beer and food selection.
Upcoming NYC comedy events
With his crackling energy, simmering rage and trademark “uninformed logic,” Burr is simply one of the best comics working. His latest Netflix special I'm Sorry You Feel That Way can attest, Burr is at his best when positing notions that no sane person could possibly agree with (at least not in public) and then winning the crowd over, joke by joke and laugh by laugh.
Sarah Silverman and Friends
Need any further evidence that comedy’s lowbrow is becoming accepted in the hallowed halls of high culture? Silverman takes her acerbic, off-color act to BAM during the NYCF. Bring Mom—if BAM approves, she’d be wrong to disagree.
Sunday Night in Brooklyn with Colin Quinn
Every Sunday, Colin Quinn invites his funniest comic friends to perform and then closes out the show with an hour's length of new material.
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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