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The top 15 comedy shows in NYC to see this spring

The best comedy shows in NYC include stand-up by heavy-hitters and up-and-coming funny people.

Shaye Weaver
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Shaye Weaver
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If you're looking for the best things to do in NYC, heading to one of the city's best comedy shows is always a good idea, after all, New Yorkers have the best sense of humor. 

Check out these festivals, exciting one-off shows as well as the usual slate of weekly and monthly shows. Plus, make sure to get out to the best comedy clubs in NYC which feature some of the city’s best. 

Go get your laugh on!

The best comedy in NYC to see this spring

Mo Amer is an Arab American stand-up comedian, actor and writer, known for his iconic work with the comedy troupe “Allah Made Me Funny”. Mo was most recently shooting a role in New Line’s BLACK ADAM opposite Dwayne Johnson before executive producing and starring in his "Comedy Special: Mohammed in Texas," which aired on Netflix in November of 2021. He'll be at Carolines on Broadway on Thursday, March 24. Tickets start at $38.

Presented in partnership with WhoHaha, a creative community and content studio devoted to improving the representation of women and gender-expansive creators in the comedy space, “WhoHaha Live On Broadway,” is a special night of live stand-up comedy in celebration of Women’s History Month hosted by Hannah Pilkes and featuring performances by Liz Glazer, Vannessa Jackson, Leighann Lord, Caitlin Reese, Ashlynn Salzano and Pamela Zabala. The show takes place at Carolines on Broadway on Sunday, March 27. Tickets are $22.

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K-von is the most famous Half-Persian comedian in the world. Millions have seen his appearances on Dry Bar Comedy, NETFLIX, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and his popular TED Talk. He currently stars in a new hilarious movie alongside Jon Heder (aka Napoleon Dynamite). He’s coming to town to deliver a hilarious comedy show and sign his new book. The show is at Carolines on Broadway on Wednesday, April 20. Tickets start at $27.

Taylor Tomlinson: Deal With It Tour

Millennials looking for unapologetic comedy that tells it like it is will want to see Taylor Tomlinson on Friday, April 1, at Beacon Theater. Tickets start at $39.

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Sebastian Maniscalco: Nobody Does This Tour

Sebastian Maniscalco has sold out arena shows including the United Center in his hometown of Chicago, Boston’s TD Garden, The Forum in LA and New York’s Madison Square Garden and released a Netflix original special called Stay Hungry. He has also starred alongside Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci in Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-nominated The Irishman! He'll be at Madison Square Garden on Monday, March 21. Tickets start at $45.

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Crazy Woke Asians

Crazy Woke Asians, featuring the funniest Asian American comedians in Los Angeles, will be at Carolines On Broadway on May 18th, 2022. The lineup features Kiki Yeung (Asian Voices TV, Crazy Woke Asians Founder, Sweet and Sour Chicks, Laugh Factory, The Comedy Store), Andre Kim (In Godfrey We Trust Podcast), Sonya Vai (New York Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, Cinder Block Comedy Festival), Steven Ho (Tik Tok 10 mil, YouTube 1 mil), Alyce Chan (MOMCOM NYC, Scary Mommy). Plus special guests TBA. Hosted by Danny Plom (ABC, Netflix, Amazon Prime).

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  • Comedy
  • Gowanus

Looking for a treat? Head to Ample Hills' Gowanus Scoop Shop rooftop for a comedy show hosted by Savannah DesOrmeaux (X Change Rate) and Jenny Gorelick (NY Comedy Festival) featuring a heavily female, queer, and non-binary line-up every Friday. Pizza and ice cream will be available for purchase at the show.

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  • Comedy
  • Lower East Side

Sesh Comedy is the only BYOB comedy club in NYC and features comics from Comedy Central, HBO, Colbert, Netflix, Amazon, and others. It's "Comedy Cellar if the Comedy Cellar was $10 and when you arrived they handed you a free drink!" That's right, you get a free alcoholic drink with your ticket (if you're 21 or older). BYOB is also encouraged.

  • Comedy
  • Lower East Side

Comedy Nite Live is a new weekly stand-up comedy showthat features new comedians every week on Thursdays at 9pm at RPM Underground. Past comedians have included Usama Siddique, Zach Zimmerman, Jocelyn Chia, Derek Gaines, Robby Slowik and Kareem Green among others. What's cool is that the $5 ticket price includes an hour of free private-room karaoke after the show.

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  • Comedy
  • Improv
  • Lower East Side

As musical comedians, Rebecca Vigil and Evan Kaufman have played just about every room in NYC, and at their beloved monthly show, they play your heartstrings. Watch as the manically inventive duo interviews a couple in the audience live about how they met, then spins their love story into an epic, totally-improvised musical extravaganza. 

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