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Comedy Shows in New York City This Weekend - August 11-August 13

August 7, 2017 - by CG Directory Editor
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Who doesn't enjoy a hearty laugh? You'll get your fill of chuckles and then some at any of the comedy club shows on this weekend roundup from City Guide. Attending comedy shows in New York City is a must for anyone wanting to enjoy everything the city has to offer, and you might even catch a famous name performing a set at The Comedy Cellar, Gotham Comedy Club, or The Stand if you're lucky!

The Boyfriends Present: Last Days Before Film School - The PIT Loft
August 11, 2017 - New York City

A raucous mirage of angst and dreams made into sketch comedy. Inspired by anxiety-laughs. In other words: Four women. More than four sketches. You do the math. (We're women.) Written and performed by: Lisa Cheong Shannon Kelley Natalie Sayth Sarah Schweppe

National Scandal - The Pit Underground
August 11, 2017 - New York City

National Scandal is a tight sketch comedy ensemble with a focus on collaborative writing straight from the groin. The team dissects society and politics in order to find its beautifully flawed human core. Like your scientist friend who gets too drunk at a dinner party, National Scandal is smart yet unpredictable. They're the dirty freaks you wouldn't mind introducing to your parents. Cast: Jenifer Bloodsworth Parker Denton Jonathan Desley Patrick Jones Sarah Nowak Meghan O'Malley Holden McNeely (director) Art: Jenifer Bloodsworth

Las Culturistas Live: I Don't Think So, Honey - Littlefield
August 11, 2017 - Brooklyn

Hosted by Matt Rogers & Bowen Yang, Lauren Adams, Drew Anderson, Molly Austin, Joe Castle Baker, Kristen Bartlett, Jeremy Beiler, Henry Russell Bergstein, Brantley Brice, Michelle Buteau, Tyler Coates, Michelle Collins, Annie Donley, Amanda Duarte, Timothy Dunn, Ziwe Fumudoh, Adam Goldman, Gabe Gonzalez, Hallie Haas, Bobby Hankinson, Brandon Scott Jones, Mike Kelton, Daniel Lempert, Sunita Mani, Morgan Miller, Beth Newell, Isaac Oliver, Shane O'Neill, Rachel Pegram, Joe Pera, Joel Perez, Eleanore Pienta, Jasmine Pierce, Lorelei Ramirez, Ben Rimalower, Rae Sanni, Josh Sharp, Shalewa Sharpe, Nicole Silverberg, Tessa Skara, Peter Smith, Nicole Spiezio, Abra Tabak, Greta Titelman, Danny Visconti, Sarah Grace Welbourn, Emma Willmann, Max Wittert, Jaboukie Young-White, Moujan Zolfaghari, Keisha Zollar The HIT live show returns to Littlefield! Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang host 50 of New York's best comedians and performers as they each take one minute to go off on culture! Do not miss the show of the Summer. AND we're so excited to announce our partnership with Spoke, an amazing new platform for podcasters and podcast lovers. Download now to see what all the hype is about, an... (read more)

Sutton Lee Seymour - West Bank Cafe
August 11, 2017 - New York

SUTTON LEE SEYMOUR welcomes you to CAMP KWEEN, the draggiest camp where a young queen can dream! Through live vocals and comedy, Sutton Lee Seymour will teach you the fundamentals of drag. Hike (up your skirt), pitch a tent and get ready to fish, because at CAMP KWEEN it's not just marshmallows we'll be roasting! Who could ask for anything s'more? SUTTON LEE SEYMOUR is the alter ego of actor Prescott Seymour. Seymour premiered The Way Off Broad in January 2017 in Puerto Vallarta followed by the New York premiere of Fame-ish in April 2017. She recently appeared in the ensemble of The Witches of East Village with Coco Peru, Chad Michaels, and Peaches Christ as well as numerous shows with Paige Turner.

Swing Rider's Open Mic - The PIT Loft
August 12, 2017 - New York

Welcome to the Swing Riders Mic FB Group. Mosey on by to try out your new jokes and kick dust off the old ones. The mic will be run lottery style. Sign up at 2:45pm. $5 for Citizens, $3 for PITizens

Dion Flynn Works Well with Others - The PIT (Peoples Improv Theater)
August 12, 2017 - New York

DION FLYNN is best known as Barack Obama on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and has over 60 appearances as 14 different characters on both The Tonight Show & Late Night w/ Jimmy Fallon. Cited by Oprah aMagazine as "one of our favorite creative thinkers..." Dion's solo improv has been described as: "Alternately maniacal and tender, vulnerable and ballsy, Dion Flynn looses his brand of liquid, synapse-rich comedy in an evening of interactive improv which takes the audience on a loopy, looping comic odyssey from which the ghosts of Orson Welles and Spalding Grey are never far. Flynn's mind is both shock and absorber, as spongy and receptive as the suspension in a New York taxicab: pretty soon, you're flying." — Tom Shone, Film Critic, Intelligent Life "Dion Flynn's solo theatrical improvisations are what it would be if Jackson Pollack and James Joyce did comedy." -An audience member named Nick, pressed for comment during a show by Dion. "Dion's solo performance at The PIT is an experience. He takes the audience on the same journey he is going through as he figures out his show/performance art piece/happening. And it's all in an empty space, armed with only a microphone, a... (read more)

North Coast - The Pit Underground
August 12, 2017 - New York City

With a cast of improv comedy veterans in New York City, North Coast's explosive performances have been packing comedy venues, universities, and festivals nationwide since 2009. Built around a single suggestion from an audience member, the show's improvised scenes escalate into full-blown hip-hop songs, facilitated by resident beatboxer and World Beatbox Champion, Kaila Mullady. With their seamless melding of comedic timing and freestyle rapping abilities, North Coast frequently blurs the line between comedy show and concert, drawing audiences from the comedy, hip-hop, and theater communities for an experience that has been hailed as "mind-blowing" and "next level" by critics and audiences alike. Named one of the "Top Ten Best Comedy Shows" by Time Out New York, North Coast has been featured on MTV, Vh1, in Slate's Podcast The Gist, The Village Voice, and The New York Times Comedy Listings. Currently, you can catch them performing every Saturday night.

Stand up and Chill - The Pit (Peoples Improv Theater)
August 12, 2017 - New York City

Why Netflix and Chill when you can Stand Up and Chill? Don't miss out on watching some of the best comedians in New York City. Stand Up and Chill is always a sold out show--don't miss out and get your tickets today!

Gas Station Horror - The Pit Underground
August 12, 2017 - New York City

Gas Station Horror is a monthly, high-energy improv show that turns terrible horror movies into excellent comedy. Host J. W. Crump is joined by a talented group of horror-philes from the major comedy theaters in New York. After playing clips from low-rent horror movies, the improvisers take the stage to finish the scene in new and hilarious ways. Every show features movie fun-facts, brand-new clips, and a sponsored raffle where audience members have the chance to win free DVDs and other prizes. Most shows take place at the Peoples Improv Theater. Check out the Upcoming Shows section to find out when the next Gas Station Horror is premiering. GSH has been featured as a hot pick in the skint, Hy Reviews, The Blot, Time Out NY, and Horror Society, among many others! "GSH manages to be all of the things we want from a comedy show - slick, silly, welcoming, and hilarious from house open to post-show. J. W. Crump created a monster, and invites the whole city to come laugh at it." - Kevin Laibson, Former PIT Artistic Director Gas Station Horror is J. W. Crump, Sean Reidy, Connor McClure, B. J. Thorne, Josh Krebs, Kaitlin Fontana, Sam Jackel, Michelle Francesca Thomas, Keisha Zollar, T... (read more)

Paul Virzi TV Taping w Special Guests Bill Burr & Pete Davidson - Tarrytown Music Hall
August 13, 2017 - Tarrytown

Paul Virzi is a stand up comedian on the rise! His debut comedy album Night At The Stand was #1 on iTunes and reached #4 on the Billboard Top 100. Paul is a national headliner and has toured with Bill Burr in some of the country's most iconic theaters including, Madison Square Garden, The Chicago Theatre and Carnegie Hall. Every week you can hear him host his very popular podcast The Virzi Effect. Some of his credits include TV appearances on truTV's Comedy Knockout, AXS TV's Gotham Comedy Live, The NFL Network's Good Morning Football, FOX's Redeye and writing for the ESPN ESPY Awards. Paul has made numerous appearances at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival In Montreal and performed at the SXSW Festival in Austin, TX. Now he is taping his first TV comedy special at the Tarrytown Music Hall in Westchester County, where he was raised. He touches on his family, crazy thoughts and a recent bout with depression in this funny, but honest special. Executive Producers Bill Burr (F is for Family) and Pete Davidson (Saturday Night Live) will also make guest appearances on the show! "Paul's growth as a comedian over the last 5 years has been amazing to watch. He has found ... (read more)

New Material Night with Aasif Mandvi: Come See How the Sausage Is Made - The PIT (Peoples Improv Theater)
August 13, 2017 - New York

Aasif Mandvi is a Peabody award winning actor, writer, creator, comedian, author and producer. Widely known for his work as a correspondent on the multi Emmy-winning The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Mandvi made his roots in New York theater under the tutelage of the pre-eminent acting teacher, Wynn Handman, with whom he was able to develop and create his critically acclaimed one-man show, Sakina's Restaurant, which made it's premiere at the American Place Theater, earning him an Obie Award. Mandvi also received rave reviews for originating the role of 'Amir Kapoor' in the world premiere of Ayad Aktahr's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Disgraced, at Lincoln Center. Other stage credits include the Broadway revival of OKLAHOMA and SUBURBIA. In feature film, Mandvi can next be seen alongside Alec Baldwin and Salma Hayek in the feature film,Drunk Parents and starred opposite Kate Hudson, Jennifer Aniston, and Julia Roberts in the Garry Marshall feature, Mother's Day. Mandvi co-starred opposite Jon Hamm in Million Dollar Arm, and had supporting roles in The Internship, with Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, Movie 43, The Dictator with Sacha Baron Cohen, Dark Horse for Todd Solondz, Ruby ... (read more)

Amateur Night at the Gemini - The PIT (Peoples Improv Theater)
August 13, 2017 - New York

Welcome to Amateur Night at the Gemini at The PIT! This stand up open mic is turn up, sign up so come early and get a good spot. Comics get 3-5 minutes depending on the number of people signed up. Stick around until the end of the night to support your fellow comedians and you can pre-signup for the slot of your choice next week. Hosted by Will Neville and Alex Dayan

Aasif Mandvi’s Mid-Life Crisis (A Solo Show in Development) Plus Special Guests! - Peoples Improv Theater
Through August 13, 2017 - New York

The Peoples Improv Theater (The PIT) is proud to announce a limited weekly run for Aasif Mandvi’s Mid-Life Crisis (A Solo Show in Development) Plus Special Guests, starting Sunday June 25th and running through August 13th, 2017. About Aasif Mandvi Aasif Mandvi is well known for his work as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s Emmy-winning show, THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART. Most recently, Aasif wrote, produced, and starred in the HBO series, THE BRINK, co-starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins. Other notable television work includes PERSON OF INTEREST, MADAM SECRETARY, US & THEM, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, SEX AND THE CITY, SLEEPER CELL, THE SOPRANOS, THE BEDFORD DIARIES, OZ, CSI, LAW AND ORDER, and TANNER ON TANNER directed by Robert Altman. Recurring roles include JERICHO and ER. Mandvi will next be seen starring opposite Kate Hudson, Jennifer Aniston, and Julia Roberts in MOTHER’S DAY, directed by Garry Marshall. November also marked the release of his memoir, NO LAND’S MAN, a collection of humorous and personal stories published by Chronicle Books. Mandvi co-created and starred in the critically acclaimed web-series, HALAL IN THE FAMILY, which addressed anti-Muslim bigotr... (read more)

Amber Martin Presents The Amber Zone! - Sid Gold's Request Room
Through August 21, 2017 - New York

Celebrated comedian, singer and cabaret star, Amber Martin, curates and hosts a weekly showcase of some of the most brilliant performers in NYC, thus the world. A TimeOutNY Pick! The Amber Zone happens each Monday, with doors at 7pm and show at 8pm, Amber Martin will present a different one-hour program starring a bevy of downtown and beyond artists (Amber's very talented friends!). Each week, a different show by a different performer. You never know who or what you'll get, but you can rest assured it will be fun, truly brilliant and most importantly, intimate. No reservations. Please note… First come first served, and the room is intimate, so it will fill up quickly. Amber Martin is a NYC – based performing artist, vocalist and funny lady with a pretty great resume in downtown performance chic. Each Monday, Amber plays producer of the show as well as her own version of Joe the Bartender! She'll be serving them up cold and classy in the front bar while you sip away and enjoy a true NYC – style show experience in the back! Please stick around after the show to mingle with the artists and their cool friends while everyone is invited to join the post-show, honest to god rock... (read more)

The Simpsons Bingo - Videology Bar & Cinema
Through August 30, 2017 - New York

Hey, hey kids! Guess what's back by popular demand?! The Simpsons bingo! What better way to celebrate the longest running TV comedy of all time than with a good old ding-dong-diddily game of BINGO? Every Wednesday night we'll be watching The Simpsons and playing BINGO. Watch for things like Duff beer, celebrity cameos, and the Itchy and Scratchy show. Listen for quotes like "D'oh!" "Eat my shorts!" and "Excellent…" Get a BINGO and you'll win a free drink (or doughnut that makes you go "Mmmm")!

Me the People - Triad Theater
Through September 02, 2017 - New York

They say that comedy is tragedy plus time. After over 100 days of Trump, the creators of 2006's acclaimed musical revue Bush Wars declare that, IT'S TIME! Their new show, Me The People—The Trump America Musical, is an uproarious entertainment that takes aim at the embarrassment that is the self-dealing, topsy-turvy presidency of Donald J. Trump. From his crony cabinet, to his far right Supreme Court, White House grifters Ivanka & Jared and of course, the Trumpcare debacle, no one is spared. ME THE PEOPLE also offers a hilarious diagnosis from Sigmund Freud, and a tour de force earful from Hillary Clinton. ME THE PEOPLE is certain to thrill & delight progressives and deeply offend Trumpworld. PLEASE NOTE: THE VENUE HAS A 2-DRINK MINIMUM per person. (1-drink minimum for rear balcony)

Trigger Play - Pine Box Rock Shop
Through September 02, 2017 - New York

Trigger Play is a monthly comedy show featuring diverse lineups of NYC's best up-and-coming comics. Produced by Amanda Kay Holstien and Pranav Behari.

Killing Joke - Pine Box Rock Shop
Through September 09, 2017 - New York

THE Q - Dont Tell Mama
Through September 21, 2017 - New York

Talk & Variety Show $7.00 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum per person CASH ONLY Seating from 6:30pm Approximate running time: 70 minutes The Q debuts at Don't Tell Mama's this May. Joseph Macchia producer and creator is bringing back his talk show The Q to midtown. Joining Joseph on the panel will be Thomas Dieter and Shawn Moninger. There has been The View, The Chew and The Talk but nothing like The Q ...and it's hosted by all gay men who vary in interests, abilities and backgrounds. There's the Long Islander with a leathery past, the free-spirited southern boy with a thing for attention, and the reverend who knows a thing or two about what's GOOD. They sing, they joke, they talk, and they're up for most anything. Special guests to include singers and musicians, comics and writers, florists and sex-toy store owners, among others. Specialty Topics and more to be discussed.

Distorted Diznee - The Laurie Beechman Theatre
Through September 22, 2017 - New York

The Laurie Beechman Theater continues its long-running late night spectacle DISTORTED DIZNEE -- now in its 5th year. Performances run select Friday nights at The Laurie Beechman DISTORTED DIZNEE is an outrageous Las Vegas-style parody revue of some of America's most beloved animated classics. Come be Part of Our World as a troupe of fabulous drag queens takes you on a twisted -- and very adult -- journey, where Evil Queens become Mean Girls, Pocahontas is a proud mary, and a little mermaid yearns for the carnal benefits of being an anatomically correct woman. This 75-minute non-stop extravaganza features high-energy dance numbers, pop culture, comedy, dazzling costumes and lip-syncing "ladies"-- with a bit of Cher, Patti LuPone, Idina Menzel, Precious, and Rihanna thrown in for good measure! DISTORTED DIZNEE began in March 2012 and was originally concieved by Daniel Logan. Current performers include Holly Dae, Bootsie LeFaris, Pixie Aventura, Monet X. Change, Brenda Dharling, and Fifi DuBois with past Distorted Diznee performers include Dallas DuBois, Bob The Drag Queen, Sutton Lee Seymour, Shenea DeDranke and Tina Burner. Daniel Logan is no longer involved or affiliated in... (read more)

Ricky Ritzel's Broadway - Dont Tell Mama
Through September 28, 2017 - New York

Ricky Ritzel's Broadway 2-Time MAC Award-Winning Tribute To Broadway Musical Comedy with Ricky Ritzel at the piano Ensemble Cast

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