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The best comedy shows in NYC this week

Hit the best stand-up, improv and sketch comedy shows going down in NYC every day this week

Photograph: Courtesy Bea Helman Mary Beth Barone
By David Goldberg
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Want to be in the cult of comedy? These get-downs at comedy clubs in NYC feature some of the city’s best and most diverse comedians taking the stage and doing what they do best. So whether you’re into regular open-mic nights or insane sketch comedy, we’ve got you covered. Some of the best NYC comedy podcast stars are known to make surprise appearances at these shows, so keep your eyes open! 

Best comedy in NYC this week

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Julia Shiplett, Ben Wasserman, Emily Winter and Carolyn Busa
Photograph: Courtesy Jenni Walkowiak
Comedy, Stand-up

Side Ponytail

icon-location-pin Friends and Lovers, Crown Heights
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This free weekly getdown from Carolyn Busa, Julia Shiplett, Ben Wasserman and Emily Winter is a reliable night for solid laughs and surprise stars in Crown Heights. 

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Comedy, Stand-up

Lap Dance Saloon

icon-location-pin 2A, East Village
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Whether you're visiting town and looking for laughs or a jaded New Yorker who needs a break, you can count on Jeffrey Emerson and Jill Weiner to deliver excellent comedy at this free weekly East Village stand-up night. Look out for some of our favorite all-star performers to hit up the low-key show. 

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Live! At the Inn!
Photograph: Courtesy David Zimand
Comedy

Live! At the Inn!

icon-location-pin Music Inn World Instruments, West Village
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Head to a beloved West Village music shop for a banging musical comedy blowout every month. Host Max Stalker-Wilde and his big band welcome a lineup of stand-ups and musical guests to tear the roof off the classic venue every month. Show up early, save a seat and BYOB: You're in for a party. 

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Marie Faustin, Sydnee Washington and Aminah Imani
Photograph: Courtesy Jenni Walkowiak
Comedy, Stand-up

Comedy at the Knitting Factory

icon-location-pin Knitting Factory, Williamsburg
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Forget Game of Thrones, forget laundry night, forget your dayjob in the morning: Sunday nights now belong to Marie Faustin, Sydnee Washington and Aminah Imani. The trio of stand-up supremes give you looks, life and a top-tier comedy showcase every week. Stay sharp and look fresh. You're about to witness the best night of comedy in New York. 

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Julia Shiplett, Ben Wasserman, Emily Winter and Carolyn Busa
Photograph: Courtesy Jenni Walkowiak
Comedy, Stand-up

Side Ponytail

icon-location-pin Friends and Lovers, Crown Heights
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This free weekly getdown from Carolyn Busa, Julia Shiplett, Ben Wasserman and Emily Winter is a reliable night for solid laughs and surprise stars in Crown Heights. 

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