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Comedy Shows in New York City This Week - December 2-December 9

December 2, 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 frequent 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.

Chanukah Festival - 92Y
December 02, 2018 - Upper East Side

Bring the whole family for imaginative crafts, lively performances, games, and don't forget the sufganiyot (jelly donuts)! We'll have it all at this community Chanukah Festival.

Chanukah with Elli the King of Broadway MUSICAL COMEDY - The Triad
December 02, 2018 - New York

The theme is, of course, Chanukah the Festival of Light and Freedom! There will be Music, Song, Comedy, Menorah Lighting, Latkes, Sufganiot, Dreidels, Chanukah Gelt & MORE! Featuring: Elli Thekingofbroadway and an all-star Broadway cast! With Music by "The Drey-dels". Please Note: The Triad has a 2-beverage minimum.

Comedy at the Knitting Factory Hosted by Will Miles, Clark Jones and Kenny Deforest - Knitting Factory Brooklyn
December 02, 2018 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund. Age Limit: 21+

Mo Amer - Carolines on Broadway
Through December 02, 2018 - New York

Mo Amer is a global standup comedian from Houston, Texas. He has performed hundreds of shows with Dave Chappelle over the past five years, including at Chappelle's historic Radio City Music Hall residency and multiple Netflix special tapings (Austin, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles), as well as Austin City Limits. Last year, Mo was named a 'Comedian You Should Know' by Rolling Stone and performed at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Mo's television credits include Crashing (HBO), @midnight (Comedy Central), and Late Night with Stephen Colbert (CBS). He is a paid regular at the Comedy Cellar in New York City, and continues to tour worldwide. Mo will be releasing his first one-hour Netflix comedy special later this year

Elon Gold and Modi: A Hanukkah Miracle - Stand Up NY
December 03, 2018 - New York

ags: Entertainment, Comedy Club, Comedy Show Restrictions: 18 & over Two drink minimum 16+ w/Parent or Guardian Must Arrive 30 Minutes Prior to Showtime Special Event

Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word - Parkside Lounge
December 03, 2018 - New York

NYC's hottest showcase + open mic in one of NYC's hottest performance venues - The Inspired Word @ the newly renovated Parkside Lounge! Age limit: 21+ (Must bring valid ID) When: EVERY Monday Night Where: The Parkside Lounge http://www.parksidelounge.net/ 317 E. Houston Street Manhattan, New York 10002 Doors open @ 7pm. This is a VERY popular open mic. We STRONGLY suggest you purchase a ticket in advance to guarantee a performance slot. Make sure to purchase ticket with your desired time slot window. You must arrive at least a half-hour before your slot window. Full backline. Honky-tonk piano and Casio Semi-Weighted Keyboard. Cool stage. Comfy cabaret-style seating. Cheap drinks, including the Bailout Package (shot of whisky + 22-ounce beer) for only $8, and $2 non-alcoholic options available. Cover charge: $10 for solo performer or audience member @ the door. Discount options online. You can pay online (to guarantee a slot) or at the door. Make sure to bring a printed out version of your ticket/tickets or be prepared to show your ticket/tickets (with confirmation number) on your phone. Please Note... (read more)

Chanukah with Elli the King of Broadway MUSICAL COMEDY - The Triad
December 03, 2018 - New York

The theme is, of course, Chanukah the Festival of Light and Freedom! There will be Music, Song, Comedy, Menorah Lighting, Latkes, Sufganiot, Dreidels, Chanukah Gelt & MORE! Featuring: Elli Thekingofbroadway and an all-star Broadway cast! With Music by "The Drey-dels". Please Note: The Triad has a 2-beverage minimum.

Tonight's Special with Shane Shane - Sid Gold's Request Room
December 05, 2018 - New York

A one-man variety show programmed by the audience in realtime! Every audience member receives a menu of jokes, stories, songs, and video pieces. For one hour, the audience orders off the menu for a one-of-a-kind variety show delivered by Shane Shane. At Sid Gold's Request Room 8:00 PM Sharp $5 suggested donation, 1 drink minimum. Followed by live piano karaoke!

Rhonda Hansome @ "Women Of A Certain Age" Comedy Showcase - Kraine Theatre
December 05, 2018 - New York

Actor / comedian Rhonda "Passion" Hansome, (SiriusXM “John Fugelsang's Tell Me Everything” podcast) will be among the performers featured at the “Women Of A Certain Age” (WOACA) comedy showcases of “female comics who tell it like it is” on Wednesday, December 5th in Manhattan. Rhonda will be joined at the 7;30pm show by WOACA creator Carole Montgomery (Nick @ Nite's Funniest Mom in America) and performers Sandy Ehlers ABC’s The View and Jane Condon! NBC's "Last Comic Standing." Tickets are $15.00 and The Kraine Theatre is located at 85 E. 4th Street (between Second & Third Aves). Subway: "F"to Second Ave, "N" or "R" to 8th Street, #6 to Astor Place and for reservations and further information go to: www.womenofacertainagecomedy.com/ or call (212) 777-6088.

2 Dope Queens - Kings Theater
Through December 05, 2018 - Brooklyn

Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson will return to The Kings Theatre to film two more specials of their hit comedy podcast, 2 DOPE QUEENS. The new, hour-long specials will premiere on HBO in 2019. HBO first launched the series of specials in February 2018. Also taped at The Kings Theatre the specials were directed by Tig Notaro and guests included Tituss Burgess, Sarah Jessica Parker, Uzo Aduba and Jon Stewart. 2 DOPE QUEENS is WNYC Studios' first comedy podcast and debuted at the top of the iTunes charts when it launched in 2016. The weekly podcast is a mix of standup and storytelling featuring the hosts' friends and favorite comedians, talking about sex, romance, race, hair journeys, living in New York, and Billy Joel. Previous guests include: Queen Latifah, Jon Hamm, Iliza Shlesinger, LeVar Burton, Naomi Ekperigin, Vanessa Bayer, Marc Maron, and Fred Armisen. Williams' credits include the upcoming Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald, Booksmart, and Corporate Animals. Her previous credits include The Inccredible Jessica James, The Daily Show, Girls, and the Upright Citizens Brigade comedy troupe. Robinson can next be seen in What Men Want and previous credits ... (read more)

The Trailer Park Boys Headline the Beacon Theatre - Beacon Theatre
December 07, 2018 - New York

On Friday December 7th, the Beacon Theatre in New York, NY welcomes Ricky, Julian, Bubbles and Randy with another holiday season extravaganza! To spread some genuine holiday cheer, Bubbles is determined to put on a good old-fashioned Xmas concert despite Julian’s relentless attempts to monetize the festive spirit of the audience, and Ricky and Randy’s all-out war to prove who really understands the true meaning of Xmas! Spend an evening with the boys for an alcohol and drug-fueled Christmas show you will never forget! Trailer Park Boys are Canada's most beloved miscreants from a small town in Nova Scotia, Canada. Robb Wells (Ricky), John Paul Tremblay (Julian) and Bubbles (Mike Smith) have created loyal and loveable characters on their television series and their message has spread globally. Over the past 17 years “The Boys” have garnered much press and gained a hardcore following of fans. The Boys began as a short film starring John Paul Tremblay and Robb Wells, which debuted to rave reviews at the 1999 Atlantic Film Festival. The premise: a camera crew chronicles the boys’ adventures living in the Sunnyvale Trailer Park in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The camera crew continue... (read more)

Dear Santa, Define Good. Love, Ike : COMEDY - The Triad
December 08, 2018 - New York

An Adult Variety Show filled with Comedy/Music/Drag/Audience Participation and Giveaways.

Tom Papa Headlines Gotham Comedy Club - Gotham Comedy Club
Through December 08, 2018 - New York

With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa is one of the top comedic voices in the country finding success in film, TV, radio and podcasts as well as on the live stage. Tom is the new Head Writer and regular performer on the nationally syndicated radio show, “Live From Here,” the newest incarnation of the legendary radio show, “A Prairie Home Companion.” Tom is featured on the show in his own regular segment, “Out. In. America. With Tom Papa,” heard by the 2.6 million fans of the weekly radio show. Tom’s first book, Your Dad Stole My Rake: And Other Family Dilemmas, is available for pre-order and will be released on June 5, 2018 from St Martin’s Press. The comedic book takes a hilarious look at the host of characters in our families with bizarre, inescapable behavior: from crazy aunts with mustaches, grandparents who communicate by yelling, and uncles who use marijuana as a condiment. Anyone who has a family, grew up in a family, or has spent time with another human being will love this book. A regular on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “Conan,” Tom’s third hour-long stand-up special, “Human Mule,” is now available to rent or buy on iTunes, Googl... (read more)

Tom Papa - Gotham Comedy Club
Through December 08, 2018 - New York

18 & over 2 Beverage Minimum Per Person Non-Refundable & Non-Transferable Tom Papa: With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa is one of the top comedic voices in the country finding success in film, TV, radio and podcasts as well as on the live stage. Tom is the new Head Writer and regular performer on the nationally syndicated radio show, Live From Here, the newest incarnation of the legendary radio show, A Prairie Home Companion. Tom is featured on the show in his own regular segment, "Out. In. America. With Tom Papa," heard by the 2.6 million fans of the weekly radio show. Tom's first book, Your Dad Stole My Rake: And Other Family Dilemmas, is available for pre-order and will be released on June 5, 2018 from St Martin's Press. The comedic book takes a hilarious look at the host of characters in our families with bizarre, inescapable behavior: from crazy aunts with mustaches, grandparents who communicate by yelling, and uncles who use marijuana as a condiment. Anyone who has a family, grew up in a family, or has spent time with another human being will love this book. A regular on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Conan, Tom's third hour-lo... (read more)

Airplane Mode: Free Weekly Comedy Show in Park Slope - Cherry Tree
Through December 27, 2018 - New York

Airplane Mode is a weekly stand-up comedy show hosted by Raghav Mehta, Rebecca O’Neal, Rohan Padyhe and Geoffrey Asmus at Cherry Tree Bar in Park Slope right next to the Barclay's Center. Every Thursday @ 8pm Airplane Mode showcases the best stand-up comedians in NYC and the world for FREE. These comedians have been featured on Comedy Central, NETFLIX, HBO, CONAN and the Tonight Show. So make sure to see them before they are famous. This week's show features Chloe Radcliffe (CONAN’s Comics to Watch) Tyler Fischer (America’s Got Talent), Randall Otis (Above Average), Gena Gephart (Laugh Factory), and Donnie Sengstack (Winner of Funniest Comic in Baltimore).

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