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Free comedy shows in NYC

Laugh along to both budding and established local comedians at these free comedy shows

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Penn and Teller are back in town!

The magicians leave their regular Vegas haunt for their first New York run in over two decades

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The best 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 10 best New York sitcoms

See who made the list of the greatest comedy shows ever set in NYC

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The best open mic comedy nights in NYC

We can't teach you how to write a joke, but we can tell you about comedy clubs that will let you take charge of the mic for free (or cheap)

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Best comedy events in NYC: Critics’ picks

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The Stepfathers

The well-respected group, whose founders include Chris Gethard and Saturday Night Live's Bobby Moynihan, create patient, smart improv in this flagship show.

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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.

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What Are You Afraid Of?

Former child actor Mara Wilson takes a comical look at the things that scare her most in this storytelling show, inviting comedians and performers onstage to do the same.

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Upcoming NYC comedy events

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Godfrey

Longtime club comic Godfrey has been inching his way toward greater success—he starred in a special last year, Black by Accident, and was recently featured on 30 Rock and Louie—but he continues to bring a naughty, impish glee to his stage sets.

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The Time Out New York Comedy Showcase

Time Out New York’s monthly show brings together some of the biggest names on the NYC comedy scene.

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Live from Outer Space

The endearingly histrionic John F. O'Donnell joins understated absurdists Ben Kronberg and Erik Bergstrom to host this weekly night of stand-up.

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Side Ponytail

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.

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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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Abbi Jacobson runs down her most memorable New York moments

From passionate make outs to grave digging neighbors, the Broad City star has experienced everything the city can throw at you

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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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