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Comedy Shows in New York City This Week - April 15-April 22

April 15, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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Any night in New York brings dozens of chances for laughter. From basement comedy clubs to classic established venues, national comedians and sketch comedy groups are everywhere. City Guide lists Manhattan icons like Carolines, Gotham Comedy Club, and Comedy Cellar, alongside Jerry Seinfeld?s monthly Beacon Theatre performances and up and coming comedy venues like Union Hall and The Creek and The Cave. We also list great improv spots like the PIT/Peoples Improv Theater and UCB/Upright Citizens Brigade.

Much Ado About Nothing - Queens Theatre
April 15, 2018 - Corona

A saucy and sparkling battle of wits. Love and victory are in the air at the start of one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies. When Claudio, a young gentleman and soldier, swears his love to the charming Hero -- Signor Benedick, a bachelor, swears by his beard that he will never marry. Little does Benedick know that he may have, at last, met his match in Hero's erce-witted cousin, Beatrice. And little does the town of Messina know that it is about to be rocked by a scandal that will take a miracle to put right. Titan Co-founders and real-life husband and wife team, Lenny Banovez and Laura Frye, take on Shakespeare's spirited, sparring duo in Much Ado About Nothing.

The Mixtape Comedy Show - Gotham Comedy Club
April 15, 2018 - New York

Comedian Royale Watkins brings you an original mix of the funniest comics, the Livest music and a guaranteed good time! Four comics, one of NY's most incredible DJ's, a live band and a guest music act to close to show. Past performers include Tracy Morgan, Tom Papa, Sherri Shepherd, Amy Schumer, Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld to name a few. But what really sets The Mixtape Comedy Show apart from other shows is your presence. We look forward to seeing you at the show!

Shut Up Sit Down - Broadway Comedy Club
April 15, 2018 - New York

Drew Tessier Presents a Comedy Celebration - Broadway Comedy Club
April 15, 2018 - New York

Drew Tessier presents a lineup full of our Top Headliners , as well as Up and Comers...See the stars of tommorow , today .These are the best comedians from New York City with special guests from all across the country. You've seen them on MTV, HBO, The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, The Daily Show, Last Comic Standing and more! Sheba Mason, Gary Vider

Desus & Mero Do NYC Tour - Kings Theatre
April 15, 2018 - Brooklyn

Comedy duo Desus Nice and The Kid Mero have gained a loyal following with their "Bodega Boys" podcast, and now the Bronx-bred buds bring their thoughts on current events to TV on Viceland's first daily, late-night show. The comedians, who met while classmates in high school, offer their thoughts about the day's news, pop culture and day-to-day life on the half-hour series that is filmed at Vice's Brooklyn headquarters. The show has a strong pedigree behind the scenes, including Emmy-winning producer Erik Rydholm, who has served as an executive producer on ESPN's "Pardon the Interruption" since its 2001 debut.

Is This Funny?! (PIT ATTIC) - PIT Striker Mainstage
April 15, 2018 - New York

A new material only open mic! Bring your notebook!

The Last Laugh - The PIT Underground
April 15, 2018 - New York

The Pit's weekly all-star stand-up showcase! Get your last laugh in before your miserable week begins!

La Fiaca - Repertorio Español
April 15, 2018 - New York

"La fiaca" is a comedy which premiered in 1967 and has had world-wide success. In this classic Argentine comedy, Néstor wakes up on a Monday without a desire to go to work. Spending his day in bed, making love and playing childhood games become his goals. But what started as a day missing work soon turns into a cause célèbre!

Corey Holcomb - Carolines on Broadway
Through April 15, 2018 - New York

Corey Holcomb Going from hanging in the hood to performing comedy on Jay Leno's "Tonight Show," not to mention the privilege of afterward being invited to take a seat on the "couch" which not many comics are asked to do, has been a long and fulfilling journey. Corey hit his first open mic in 1992 when Adele Givens called him to the stage. He was a smashing success and has been a full-time comedian ever since. He has taken top honors at the Miller Genuine Draft Comedy Search, Budweiser Comedy Competition, Chicago Home Jam, and Laffapalooza. He has appeared at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival and the Chicago Comedy Festival. Corey's film and television credits include the films "Think Like A Man Too," "Wedding Ringer," independent film "Who's Watching The Kids," MTV2's "Wild 'N Out," MTV's "Wild 'N Out," NBC's "Last Comic Standing," 20th Century Fox's "Like Mike," a recurring role on UPN's "Half & Half," NBC's "The Tonight Show," BET's "Comic View," Fox's "Mad TV," Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," HBO's "Def Comedy Jam," "It's Showtime at the Apollo," Showtime's "Shaq's All Star Comedy Jam," Tyler Perry's "House of Pain," TV Ones "Rickey Smiley Show," and plays recurring... (read more)

Ice Cravings (PIT ATTIC) - PIT Striker Mainstage
April 16, 2018 - New York

A stand-up open mic: No judgement, no fear, just jokes.

Golden Lady Burlesque - Sid Gold's Request Room
April 17, 2018 - New York

A monthly Burlesque/Variety Show hosted by Essence Revealed. With special guests, piano bar singalongs and more!

Comic Book Club - The PIT Loft
April 17, 2018 - New York

Comic Book Club is a live talk show and podcast held every Tuesday at 8:00 pm in NYC! It's hosted by Pete LePage, Justin Tyler, and Alex Zalben. We talk nerdy stuff.

Prodigy Comedy - Eastville Comedy Club
April 17, 2018 - New York

Education is a Laughing Matter – Benefit for Baruch HS - Gotham Comedy Club
April 18, 2018 - New York

Our school is dedicated to providing a challenging interdisciplinary liberal arts education for students in grades nine through twelve. We are committed to creating an environment that provides a place for students to develop high level thinking skills, exceed performance standards and develop civic and social skills which will lead them to become socially conscious, responsible citizens. The proceeds from this event will help fund classroom supplies, sports equipment, books, arts programs and supplement students who are below poverty level and need additional support in order to be successful in school

Awkward High Five Open Mic - The PIT Underground
April 18, 2018 - New York

Five dollar, Five minute comedy open mic, 12 spots max, list goes out at 10pm. Hosted by Max Halpert every Wednesday at 11pm. $5 for Citizens, $3 for PITizens

The Judgement Day Open Mic (PIT ATTIC) - PIT Striker Mainstage
April 19, 2018 - New York

Bring your worst jokes! Judge not, that ye be not judged.

Ladies Night Open Mic - The PIT Underground
April 19, 2018 - New York

Some might say stand-up comedy is predominantly male. Well, let's change that. Come on out to Ladies Night Open Mic at the PIT. We'll take the first 8 comics. $5 for 5 minutes. Sign up at 5:50pm and starts promptly at 6:30pm. Photo credit: Ed Polish and Darren Wotz Check us out on Facebook.

You're Welcome (PIT ATTIC) - PIT Striker Mainstage
April 20, 2018 - New York

A weekly stand up show featuring a rotating cast of the best new comics.

Adhoc Presents Helltrap Nightmare - Baby's All Right
April 20, 2018 - Brooklyn

HELLTRAP NIGHTMARE, Chicago's monthly freak show, is stopping coming to horrify New York Shitty for the third time. HELLTRAP is a showcase of experimental comedy//performance art// and noise music featuring Chicago psychos Sarah "Squirm" Sherman, The Shrimp Boys, Scott Egleston, and New York Drama Queen Ruby McCollister. We were recently named the "Best Underground Comedy Show in Chicago" by Chicago Magazine and "The Most Perverted Shit On The Planet" by Sarah's dad.

BoogieManja - The PIT Loft
April 20, 2018 - New York

BoogieManja (n): 1.) A huge, exciting, experimental monster. 2.) An hour of fantastic sketch comedy from some of the best performers and writers in NYC. 3.) Something that changes shape or form every month.

Finesse Mitchell - Gotham Comedy Club
April 20, 2018 - New York

n March of 2015 SNL/Saturday Night Live alum Finesse Mitchell played a role in HBO's new comedy pilot Brothers In Atlanta. The show is executive produced by Lorne Michaels (SNL/ Saturday Night Live) with Tim Story (Ride Along, Think Like A Man) directing. In February of 2015 Mitchell hit the road with Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire) and producer JJ Abrams (Star Wars, Star Trek, Lost) for the Showtime Network's new comedy pilot Roadies. In January of 2015 Mitchell a supporter of the men and women in the armed forces appeared at Ron White's Comedy Salute to the Troops. The live event from Las Vegas was recorded for airing at a later date on Country Music Television (CMT), and all proceeds benefit the Armed Forces Foundation. Also in the stand-up comedy space, Finesse was a member of the 2014 Shaq All-Star Comedy Jam tour. He further shined on the SHAQ All-Star one-hour comedy special taped in Atlanta, GA which aired on SHOWTIME.

Finesse Mitchell - Gotham Comedy Club
April 21, 2018 - New York

In March of 2015 SNL/Saturday Night Live alum Finesse Mitchell played a role in HBO's new comedy pilot Brothers In Atlanta. The show is executive produced by Lorne Michaels (SNL/ Saturday Night Live) with Tim Story (Ride Along, Think Like A Man) directing. In February of 2015 Mitchell hit the road with Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire) and producer JJ Abrams (Star Wars, Star Trek, Lost) for the Showtime Network's new comedy pilot Roadies. In January of 2015 Mitchell a supporter of the men and women in the armed forces appeared at Ron White's Comedy Salute to the Troops. The live event from Las Vegas was recorded for airing at a later date on Country Music Television (CMT), and all proceeds benefit the Armed Forces Foundation. Also in the stand-up comedy space, Finesse was a member of the 2014 Shaq All-Star Comedy Jam tour. He further shined on the SHAQ All-Star one-hour comedy special taped in Atlanta, GA which aired on SHOWTIME.

The Baldwins - The PIT Underground
April 21, 2018 - New York

The PIT's longest running team, The Baldwins, perform their signature brand of longform improv comedy at 8pm every Saturday night. "One of the most impressive and absurd long-form improv routines in the city." - TimeOut NY "Terrific, hilarious and disgusting." - Josh Radnor, How I Met Your Your Mother The Baldwins are Kevin Cragg, Daniela Donohue, Meg Griffiths, Chris Griggs, Sarah Nowak, Amanda Peck, Pat Sheperd, and Micah Sherman.

Magic Show - Broadway Comedy Club
April 21, 2018 - New York

Happy Hour Comedy with Herron Entertainment - Eastville Comedy Club
April 21, 2018 - New York

Much Ado About Nothing - Queens Theatre
Through April 21, 2018 - Corona

A saucy and sparkling battle of wits. Love and victory are in the air at the start of one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies. When Claudio, a young gentleman and soldier, swears his love to the charming Hero -- Signor Benedick, a bachelor, swears by his beard that he will never marry. Little does Benedick know that he may have, at last, met his match in Hero's erce-witted cousin, Beatrice. And little does the town of Messina know that it is about to be rocked by a scandal that will take a miracle to put right. Titan Co-founders and real-life husband and wife team, Lenny Banovez and Laura Frye, take on Shakespeare's spirited, sparring duo in Much Ado About Nothing.

Much Ado About Nothing - Queens Theatre
April 22, 2018 - Corona

A saucy and sparkling battle of wits. Love and victory are in the air at the start of one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies. When Claudio, a young gentleman and soldier, swears his love to the charming Hero -- Signor Benedick, a bachelor, swears by his beard that he will never marry. Little does Benedick know that he may have, at last, met his match in Hero's erce-witted cousin, Beatrice. And little does the town of Messina know that it is about to be rocked by a scandal that will take a miracle to put right. Titan Co-founders and real-life husband and wife team, Lenny Banovez and Laura Frye, take on Shakespeare's spirited, sparring duo in Much Ado About Nothing.

Is This Funny?! (PIT ATTIC) - PIT Striker Mainstage
April 22, 2018 - New York

A new material only open mic! Bring your notebook!

The Last Laugh - The PIT Underground
April 22, 2018 - New York

The Pit's weekly all-star stand-up showcase! Get your last laugh in before your miserable week begins!

Miss You like Hell - The Public Theater
Through May 06, 2018 - New York

ony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes (Water by the Spoonful, In the Heights) and acclaimed, genre-breaking singer/songwriter Erin McKeown bring their highly anticipated new musical to The Public this season. Two-time Tony nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega (Anna in the Tropics, Daphne's Dive) is Beatriz, flawed mom to 16 year-old Olivia, and an undocumented immigrant on the verge of deportation. After living estranged from each other for years, a mother and daughter embark on a road trip that crosses state lines. Together they meet Americans of different backgrounds, shared dreams, and complicated truths in this powerful new show with vast heart and fierce humor. OBIE-winning director Lear deBessonet (Resident Director/ Founder of Public Works) and choreographer Danny Mefford (Dear Evan Hansen, Fun Home) stage this transcendent new production with music that will find your soul, and stay with you forever.

Mlima's Tale - The Public Theater
Through May 20, 2018 - New York

This season, two time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage returns to the Public with a new drama as moving and incisive as her Broadway debut play Sweat, heralded by The New York Times as a "vital contribution to contemporary drama." Taking us on a journey that starts in a game park in Kenya and goes around the world, MLIMA'S TALE is the story of Mlima, a magnificent elephant trapped in the clandestine international ivory market. Following a trail of greed and desire as old as trade itself, Mlima leads us through memory and fear, history and tradition, and want and need. Obie Award winner Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars) directs this poignant new play that reveals the surprising and complicated deals that connect us all.

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