Free comedy shows in NYC
Laugh along to both budding and established local comedians at these free comedy shows
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The well-respected group, whose founders include Chris Gethard and Saturday Night Live's Bobby Moynihan, create patient, smart improv in this flagship show.
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.
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.
Upcoming NYC comedy events
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.
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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