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The best comedy shows in NYC this week
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The best comedy shows in NYC this week

Want to be in the cult of comedy? These get-downs at comedy clubs in NYC feature some of the city’s best and most diverse comedians taking the stage and doing what they do best. So whether you’re into regular open-mic nights or insane sketch comedy, we’ve got you covered. Some of the best NYC comedy podcast stars are known to make surprise appearances at these shows, so keep your eyes open…

The best comedy shows in NYC this month
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The best comedy shows in NYC this month

Sure, you could stay home and watch the best stand-up comedians’ specials, or you could head out to the best comedy clubs in NYC and see some world-class performances in person. Below you’ll find our picks of the absolute best shows happening this month, from improv to open mic nights and everything in-between. RECOMMENDED: Complete comedy shows in NYC guide

The best comedy shows by women in NYC
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The best comedy shows by women in NYC

The days of schlubby male stand-ups in sweatpants complaining about their girlfriends are (hopefully) over, at least in NYC. Women-identifying, trans and nonbinary performers have taken over NYC's best comedy clubs, and we couldn't be happier.  Here's our handy guide for shows going down in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. 

The best comedy clubs in NYC
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The best comedy clubs in NYC

Some of the best comedians in the world call NYC home, and whether you're seeing them in Manhattan clubs or Bushwick dive bars, you're guaranteed to be blown away. Here's our rundown of the venues where you can see the best comedy in NYC this month.

Sydnee Washington revisits her years as a hard-partying bottle girl
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Sydnee Washington revisits her years as a hard-partying bottle girl

Sydnee Washington may be one of NYC’s most in-demand stand-ups, but living the dream isn’t always lucrative. In her one-woman show, Death of a Bottle Girl, the ferociously funny cohost of The Unofficial Expert podcast returns to the wild decade she spent as a high-earning cocktail server.

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Jenny's Birthday Variety Show
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Jenny's Birthday Variety Show

Like a hilarious retrograde amnesiac, Jenny Gorelick thinks it's her birthday...every month. Celebrate with the chipper performer, co-host Addie Weyrich and an excellent lineup of comedians at this frighteningly-upbeat show featuring pizza, pajamas and live music. Aug 29 welcomes Sydnee Washington, Shantira Jackson, Mary Kate Doherty, Sam Taggart, DJ @arlos Charlie, David Goldberg, Michael Kruz Kayne and Community Dance Corps to the stage.

Camouflage Comedy

Camouflage Comedy

The always-charming Lucas Connolly beats his Friday night competition by offering guests free pizza and beer, along with some fantastic stand-up. For August, you get quite a lineup with your slice, with Emma Willmann, Harrison Greenbaum, Louis Katz, Tyler Fischer, Kate Willett and Mike Lebovitz taking the mic. September's edition boasts Katie Hannigan, Josh Gondelman, Matt Koff and Lorelei Ramirez.  

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So Many Problems
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So Many Problems

Sharp writer, comic and musician Becca Beberaggi welcomes a well-curated lineup of comedians to share sets on their biggest issues. We have a feeling they won't be running out of material any time soon. Catch sets by Sydnee Washington, Molly Austin, Doug Smith, Victoria Hoffman, Melissa Rocha and Usama Siddiquee. 

Who Made The Potato Salad?
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Who Made The Potato Salad?

The unstoppable showcase presents you with a brand new musical comedy spectacular written, produced and performed in one day entirely by performers of color. Count on a stellar show, with bites, brews and music going all night. 

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Sydnee Washington revisits her years as a hard-partying bottle girl
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Sydnee Washington revisits her years as a hard-partying bottle girl

Sydnee Washington may be one of NYC’s most in-demand stand-ups, but living the dream isn’t always lucrative. In her one-woman show, Death of a Bottle Girl, the ferociously funny cohost of The Unofficial Expert podcast returns to the wild decade she spent as a high-earning cocktail server. 

Stand-up Kate Wolff launches her rap video Labia Game and her album 11:11
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Stand-up Kate Wolff launches her rap video Labia Game and her album 11:11

Stand-up comedian. Single Mom. Healer. Tarot reader. And now...rapper? As Kate Wolff triumphantly launches her hilarious, totally-empowering rap video "Labia Game," along with her debut stand-up album 11:11, the goddess of dirty comedy tells us about her journey from telling jokes to spitting flow. 

Joel Kim Booster on dating fans and his new comedy album Model Minority
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Joel Kim Booster on dating fans and his new comedy album Model Minority

When it comes to hustling, nobody does it like Joel Kim Booster. You can often see the sharp and shady stand-up—who just released a Comedy Central special and the album Model Minority—at multiple venues every night, making merciless observations on race, politics and the secrets of his sex life. 

The best NYC comedy podcasts
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The best NYC comedy podcasts

Some of the funniest up-and-coming New York comedians are throwing down on these outrageous podcasts 

LGBTQ POC comedians we're obsessed with right now
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LGBTQ POC comedians we're obsessed with right now

As the power dynamics of the comedy world shift towards balance, inclusivity and creativity, NYC is once again pumping fresh blood into the scene. Get to know these acts before they become superstars. 

Sex tips from Never Sleep Alone's Dr. Alex Schiller
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Sex tips from Never Sleep Alone's Dr. Alex Schiller

Meet Dr. Alex Schiller, the mad sexual-genius alter ego of immersive comedian Roslyn Hart and host of Never Sleep Alone at Joe's Pub