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

Find all the best stand-up, improv, storytelling and sketch-comedy shows in NYC

There was an amazing gathering at Comedy Cellar
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There was an amazing gathering at Comedy Cellar

Some of the best comedians of all time gathered at the Comedy Cellar

The best comedians of 2016
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The best comedians of 2016

These comedians gave New Yorkers something to smile about

See inside the Golden Girls cafe coming soon to NYC
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See inside the Golden Girls cafe coming soon to NYC

The Golden Girls–themed Rue La Rue Café is soon to descend upon Washington Heights

Best comedy events in NYC: Critics’ picks

Art School Acid Dropout
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Art School Acid Dropout

Artist Grand Lindahl invites you to laugh, drink and draw at his monthly show. While comedians tell stories, audience members draw what they hear with paper and crayon. Plus, a guest artist graces each show (like New Yorker cartoonist Erik Bergstrom) to talk about their work and play a game, like an impromptu caption contest. That dreamer creative locked deep inside can live again for one sweet night. 

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
Comedy at Stonewall

Comedy at Stonewall

Chrissie Mayr hosts this monthly showcase of stellar queer and queer-appealing comics at the historic Stonewall. This month's edition features the ubiquitous Julio Torres, Sooyah Jun, Henry Foley Adam Mamawala and Rich Kiamco. 

The Sensible Show
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The Sensible Show

Head to the Annoyance Theater on Wednesday nights for excellent stand-up by a rotating selection of comics, with hosting duties covered by the ever-prolific Josh Gondelman, Chris Duffy, Emma Willmann and Evan Kaufman.

Bitches Brew
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Bitches Brew

Halyard's brings you jokes from a bunch of very funny ladies at this free weekly show with hosts Naomi Karavani, Melissa Stokoski, Shelby Taylor and Erica Spera and live music. Plenty of brews, bar snacks and a pool table await you.

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Bitches Brew
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Bitches Brew

Halyard's brings you jokes from a bunch of very funny ladies at this free weekly show with hosts Naomi Karavani, Melissa Stokoski, Shelby Taylor and Erica Spera and live music. Plenty of brews, bar snacks and a pool table await you.

Side Ponytail
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Side Ponytail

Carolyn Busa used to call her monthly stand-up show "Williamsburg's cutest," but now that it's two-years old and weekly at Over the Eight, Side Ponytail has become a reliable night for solid sets and surprise stars. 

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  • 1 out of 5 stars
Lasers in the Jungle
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Lasers in the Jungle

Hosts Dan Wilbur, Sean Crespo and Katina Corrao welcome stand-ups to this weekly showcase. 

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Phoebe Robinson on her new book of personal essays
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Phoebe Robinson on her new book of personal essays

The New York-based stand-up superstar speaks about 2 Dope Queens, her new book of essays and diversity in comedy

Yom Kippur with Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher
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Yom Kippur with Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher

Stand-up super-couple Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher apologize for their worst comedy sins

Let’s talk about sex, baby, with the hosts of Guys We Fucked
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Let’s talk about sex, baby, with the hosts of Guys We Fucked

Let’s talk about sex, baby, with Guys We F**ked podcasters comedians Krystyna Hutchinson and Corinne Fisher

We talked to comedian John Early about Showgasm. XXL
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We talked to comedian John Early about Showgasm. XXL

Early told us about his flagship variety show’s impending end, his Netflix stardom and his BFF Kate Berlant

We talked to comedian David Cross about his new stand-up tour
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We talked to comedian David Cross about his new stand-up tour

David Cross takes a break from TV to make people laugh with Making America Great Again

Jo Firestone is the hardest working comedian in New York
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Jo Firestone is the hardest working comedian in New York

Jo puts on dozens of original shows, performs every night, and has a day job