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The best comedy shows in NYC this week

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


The best comedy shows in NYC this week include some exciting one-off shows in addition to the usual slate of weekly and monthly shows. Don't miss shows like SNL’s co–head writer and Weekend Update star Michael Che and an anti-Valentine's Day schtick in Gowanus, among others below. Plus, make sure to get out to the best comedy clubs in NYC which feature some of the city’s best. 

Best comedy in NYC this week

Magic After Hours
Photograph: Courtesy Noah Levine

1. Magic After Hours

4 out of 5 stars
Theater Circuses & magic Tannen's Magic, Midtown West
Open run

Thrice a week, after closing time, 20 people crowd into the city’s oldest magic shop, Tannen’s, for a cozy evening of prestidigitation by the young and engaging Noah Levine. The charm of Levine's show is in how well it fits the environment of this magic-geek chamber of secrets. As he maneuvers cards, eggs, cups and balls with aplomb, he talks shop, larding his patter with tributes to routines like the Stencel Aces and the Vernon Boat Trick—heirlooms of his trade that he gently polishes and displays for our amazement.


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