The best comedy shows in NYC

Whether you’re looking for stand-up, improv, free shows or anything else in the world of New York comedy, you’ve come to the right place

Robin Montague at the Time Out New York Comedy Showcase
Photograph: Dominick MastrangeloRobin Montague at the Time Out New York Comedy Showcase

Sure, you can watch stand-up comedy on Netflix or enjoy one of the many, many funny Web series out there, but there’s nothing quite like seeing comedy shows in NYC in person. Here you’ll find everything from long-running improv shows and one-off special performances to free shows and live tapings. New York is one of the greatest cities in the world for comedy, so get out there and make the most of it.

New York's best comedy shows

The top comedy shows in NYC this week
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The top comedy shows in NYC this week

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The best comedy shows in NYC this month

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The greatest weekly improv comedy club shows in NYC
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The greatest weekly improv comedy club shows in NYC

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The top free comedy shows in NYC
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The best comedy clubs in NYC
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The best comedy clubs in NYC

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The top weekly comedy shows in NYC
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The top weekly comedy shows in NYC

There are so many great comedy shows in NYC to choose from, but these are the most consistently hilarious