Best comedy in NYC this week
Wickedly funny web goon Mark Vigeant invites you into a world of gut-busting HTML nonsense as he builds a bizarre website for his favorite funny guests. At the September Dark Web edition, he's joined by Bowen Yang, Rachel Joravsky, Dave Mizzoni, Branson Reese and Jo Firestone.
How apt for Ben Wasserman and Brantley Brice's sweet new stand-up show to go down at Friends & Lovers, as their room will most certainly be packed with their best buddies. Join the two adorable whackjobs as they welcome funny friends Carmen Lagala, Jes Tom, Eudora Peterson, Adam Wade, Sam Taggart and Maria Wojciechowski to chill on stage.
The deadly duo of Irene Merrow and Amanda Hurley have decided to reclaim comedy from the hands of the mediocrity. At their fierce new show, they assemble a defiantly diverse lineup to blast open the paradigm and make you laugh in the process. For the inaugural edition, they're joined by Julia Schiplett, Clare O'Kane, Justy Dodge, SallyAnn Hall, Hattie Hayes and Calvin Cato.
Pups are welcome at this stand-up show at a "barkeasy" in Brooklyn, which happens to features a consistently-excellent lineup. Josh Gondelman, Shalewa Sharpe, Andy Blitz, Ana Fabrega and Andrew Casertano and host Jonathan Zeller are sure to get tails wagging.
If you're like us and can't stop crushing for comics Chelsea Davison and Asher Perlman, hit up their delightful free showcase at Pacific Standard, which features upbeat banter and plenty of excellent guests on the lineup. For the September edition, they welcome Sean Donnelly, Katie Hannigan, Lorelei Ramirez, Friends Who Folk, Joon Chung and Steve Waltien to the stage.
Unleash your rage at the great cultural offenses of our time at this cathartic comedy show. A whopping 50 performers are each given one minute to take on a pressing topic, like Grimes and Elon Musk or Johnny Depp in those Harry Potter spin-offs. Hosts Bowen Yang and Matt Rogers curate the operatic bitchiness, based on the beloved segment from their podcast.
Join Mary Cella, Cara Weinberger and Brian Bahe on Tuesdays for their weekly hangout at karaoke bar Baby Grand. After catching a free round of sets from borough favorites, stick around for drunken songs and popcorn with the comics.
Leading a new generation of well-adjusted, no-drama comedians in NYC's golden age are Jenny Gorelick and Addie Weyrich, two theater goons with hearts of gold and a bastion of dance moves. At this bonkers monthly birthday party, the frighteningly upbeat goofballs go all out with songs, costumes, schticks and guests from the worlds of stand-up, musical comedy and drag. For the game night edition, they're joined by Mary Beth Barone, Ms. Golden Delicious, Milly Tamarez, X Mayo, Britanick and Marie Faustin.
Show up well-lit for this gangja-themed edition of the monthly comedy variety talk show, with hosts Pat Wise and Alise Morales ringing in a totally trippy time. Get down to sets by Irene Fagan Merrow, Danny Vega, Marcia Belsky, Joe Rumrill, Danny Groh and Sydnee Washington.
First times: we've all had 'em. Some were better than others, but most make great comedy fodder. Hear host Angela Cobb and a slew of guest comics joke about the life milestone society's most obsessed with at Astoria's intimate comedy club.