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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

Catherine Cohen: Advice from a Hot/Shy Bitch
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Catherine Cohen: Advice from a Hot/Shy Bitch

"It’s no secret to my beautiful fans that I live an incredibly glamorous life. On any given day, I’ll wake naturally around noon, roll over, grab my phone, and scroll through apps until it dies. When my phone is dead, I know it’s time to begin my day."

The best spring comedy in NYC
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The best spring comedy in NYC

After a rough winter, we’re guessing you could use a laugh this spring. Fortunately, some of the best comedians are hitting NYC comedy clubs for insane stand-up, sketch and improv sets, and we’ve got the rundown. Check out new material from some of our favorite NYC comedy podcast hosts and big names at these NYC comedy shows. 

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.

Remy Kassimir seeks sexual wisdom on her podcast How Cum
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Remy Kassimir seeks sexual wisdom on her podcast How Cum

On her NYC comedy podcast How Cum, the sharp stand-up welcomes comics, sex educators and other guests to discuss their craziest sex stories; they also assign her homework to help her along the way.

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Uptown Thursday Nights

Uptown Thursday Nights

Atlanta-bred badass Aminah Imani reigns supreme at this long-running weekly comedy showcase. Get down to sets from a well-curated lineup of new faces and old favorites, and don't miss the chance to see Imani tear it up live.

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The Exhibition

The Exhibition

While we're always down to see familiar faces performing comedy at dimly lit, unheated Bushwick bars, sometimes it's nice to go fancy. Badass buddies Mary Beth Barone and Michael Cruz Kayne invite you to the Public Hotel for this well-curated get-down for the cool kids. The opening edition boasts Aaron Jackson, Drew Michael, Mitra Jouhari, Rae Sanni, Gina Yashere and Patti Harrison. Stay after to mix it up with performers, hotel guests and fans at a free party. 

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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