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Comedy Shows in New York City This Weekend - July 21-July 23

July 17, 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!

No Name Comedy Variety July 14 & 21 Shows @ Otto's In Manhattan - Ottos Shrunken Hesd
July 21, 2017 - New York

"No Name... & A Bag O' Chips" comedy / variety show producer, Eric Vetter recently announced two July 2017  shows at Otto's in Manhattan with the first -   a Summer Reading Show featuring the city's best established and emerging authors and storytellers including  Tom Shillue ('Mean Dads for a Better America"); Leighann Lord ("Real Women Do It Standing Up"); Vicky Kuperman ("How to Spy on Your Neighbor") and Jennifer Gersbeck ("Celebrating Sound,")  set to take place on Friday, July 14th. The  comedy, music  and fun  continues on Friday, July 21st and both shows - which start at 7:00PM - will feature the sounds of The Summer Replacements" including Carl (BabyFreak) Fortunato and  Fernando (Dr. Sandman) Morales Gonzalez. No Cover, No minimum and Otto's is located at 538 E 14th St (Cross Street: Between Avenue A and Avenue B) "L" subway train to First Avenue. For more info, call (212) 228-2240 or go to: ottosshrunkenhead.com ; Performers subject to change, for more "No Name," info, contact (347) 885-3466 /  NoNameNYC@hotmail.com.

Haunting Renditions Live with Eliot Glazer - The Bell House
July 21, 2017 - Brooklyn

With his live show Haunting Renditions, Eliot Glazer blends the good, bad and the ugly of popular music, employing his classically trained voice and flawless backing band in finding new, deeper meaning in otherwise lightweight compositions. Featuring special guest Taran Killam (SNL) and Marina Franklin (Louie, Trainwreck). Blending the good, bad and the ugly of popular music, Eliot's classically trained voice and flawless backing band find new, deeper meaning in otherwise lightweight compositions. Like a twisted version of MTV Unplugged with elements of Lip Sync Battle, Carpool Karaoke, Austin City Limits, and VH1 Storytellers, Haunting Renditions Live is an intimate night of bad music made good. Watch a video of Eliot performing a Nickelodeon Medley with Danny "Little Pete" Tamberelli here: https://youtu.be/RrIJF-sUhy4

No Name... & a Bag O Chips - Otto's Shrunken Head
July 21, 2017 - New York

NYC's Best Damn Comedy/Variety show encourages its performers to play, invites its audience to hang out afterwards to share feedback & shoot the breeze, and concludes each show with a Cheap Door Prize giveaway.

Let Me Break You Up: An Anti-Dating Game Show - UCBeast
July 21, 2017 - New York CIty

Let's be honest, love doesn't exist, couples suck, and Valentine's Day is bullshit. Join your host Carly Ann Filbin in taking down THAT annoying couple. She'll test real life couples to see if their partnership even means anything (it doesn't). The couples with the least amount points will have to break-up because we all die alone and what's the point of anything really? It'll be fun!

Bucky - UCBeast
July 21, 2017 - New York CIty

Thank F#@% it's Friday! Come blow off steam from your crazy work week with Bucky. Need someone to vent about your desk-mate with jiggly leg syndrome or your roommate's dog who craps in your bed? Come complain to over 100 of your closest friends before you start your weekend! Members of BUCKY have been featured on NBC, Comedy Central, MTV, HBO, VH1, FX, College Humor, Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer and 30 Rock.

Take It Personal: the Hip Hop Improv Show - UCBeast
July 21, 2017 - New York CIty

Ladies and Gentleman, the game has changed... Hip Hop and Comedy has always co-existed but never like this. The forces have been combined like never before by CIPHA SOUNDS (Chappelle show, ROCnation, Hot 97). Every Friday Cipha Sounds and his team, A Tribe Called YES, the best improvisers and comedians ever, create a comedy show all completely made up on the spot. No script, no rehearsal, all freestyle, based on the real life stories of Hip Hop celebrities and personalities. Some past guest have been 2 Chainz, Swizz Beats, Wu-Tang clan, Quest Love, Victor Cruz, Jadakiss, Action Bronson, and even Childish Gambino. You never know who will show up so make sure YOU do!!!

Vic Dibitetto - The Theatre at Westbury
July 22, 2017 - Westbury

This performance will be played in the half round, the stage will not rotate. This performance will be be played to sections B,C,D,E,F and G, Sections B and G are side partial view. No Seat in the Theatre is more than sixty feet from the stage. 18 & OVER!! Interested in VIP Membership and Premium Seating for our events? For information please call 516-247-5211 Members get the best seats!.

Comedy Krew - The Broadway Comedy Club
July 22, 2017 - New Your

Location : Broadway Comedy Club New York, NY - Red Room Comedy Crew presents a lineup full of our Top Headliners. 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!

Backyard Brawl - UCB Theater - Chelsea
July 22, 2017 - New York

Two of the best sketch groups in NYC will battle each other for laughs and votes as the audience decides which group is the best (and the funniest). The winning sketch group will return the following month to defend their title against a new onslaught of challengers. Hosted by Alden Ford and Justin Tyler Does your sketch group want to brawl? Contact backyardbrawlucb@gmail.com for submission details.

It's a Long Story - UCBeast
July 22, 2017 - New York CIty

It's a Long Story features the city's hottest stand-up comedians telling their longer, hilarious and true stories.

Schtick A Pole In It: The Police Edition - Drom
July 22, 2017 - New York

Schtick A Pole In It is a night of comedy and pole dancing from producers/comics Dan Goodman & JoAnna Ross. Schtick works like this- Comics and pole dancers share the same stage but not at the same time to create a show that makes everyone happy. Who doesn't like to laugh. Who doesn't like to watch dancers do insane things on a pole? This month's theme is The Police. We are going to turn on the red light..... If you don't see shows like this why are you even paying the crazy NYC rents? *Limited Seating* *Reservation Highly Recommended* Theme: The Police Venue Drom- 85 Avenue A (between 5th and 6th streets) New York, NY 10009 (212) 777-1157 Time/Date/Tickets Saturday, July 22nd 8pm (doors open at 7:30) $20 online- https://www.ticketfly.com/event/1516794 $25 cash at the door Subways 2nd ave stop on the F. Walkable from the 6 (Astor Place) and R (8th St - NYU) train stations. Comics Dan Goodman(Fusion Network) JoAnna Ross(Schtick Creator) Special Guests TBA Dancers Emily Keith (Finding Your Freestyle) Irmingard Mayer (PSO National Artistic Champion) Tehera Nesfield (Bad ass in all things) Jenny (Ko) Irwin (APC Level 2 1st place) Aparna Sa... (read more)

Craig Ferguson - The Town Hall
July 22, 2017 - New York

Craig Ferguson entered the world of late night comedy following a diverse and eclectic career that encompasses film, television and the stage. In December 2014, Ferguson concluded his ten-year run as the host of CBS's "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," which set all-time viewer records, earned him a Primetime Emmy nomination and the 2009 Peabody Award for Excellence in Broadcasting for his interview with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. As the host of "Celebrity Name Game," Ferguson was awarded the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game Show Host two years in a row. This year he was nominated for a third Daytime Emmy Award. As of February 2017, Craig launched his new SiriusXM program "The Craig Ferguson Show" which is broadcast live on Comedy Greats every evening.

Saturation! a Comedy Show - Friends & Lovers
July 22, 2017 - Brooklyn

Matt Wayne! George Gordon! Rachel Lenihan! Tito Garza! Special guests! Hosted by Dan Fisher!! And it's FREE (the drinks cost money)

Women and Men: Party Jumpin - UCBeast
July 22, 2017 - New York CIty

It's Saturday night and WOMEN AND MEN are ready to get the party started! Tell us a story about the weirdest and wildest weddings, birthdays, bachelorettes, or bar mitzvahs you've ever been to and we'll use it to throw a totally improvised shindig live on stage. WOMEN AND MEN is made up of some of New York's top improvisers whose credits include The Onion, Comedy Central, Funny or Die, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and CBS's hit legal drama Bull.

Airwolf: Let's Go Back to Your Place - UCBeast
July 22, 2017 - New York CIty

What's the worst living experience you've ever had? Was it that haunted apartment you found through Craigslist? What about the time in college when your roommate always watched you sleep? Or maybe it was that year you lived on a hippie commune in the middle of the desert? Airwolf interviews an audience volunteer about their hellish tales of crazy roommates, weird neighbors, and other outrageous living situations and spins it into a fast, funny and fully improvised show. Please label your food if you don't want us to eat it. Members of Airwolf have appeared on Comedy Central, The Onion News Network, ESPN, Nickelodeon, and Adult Swim, among many others. FEATURING Eddie Dunn (Maude Night) Adam Frucci (Splitsider) Karin Hammerberg (Bleacher Report, TruTV) Molly Lloyd (Adult Swim) Tim Martin (Broad City) Ben Rameaka (Alpha House, Above Average) Achilles Stamatelaky (Broad City) Kate Zelensky (MTV)

Brent Morin Headlines Gotham Comedy Club - Gotham Comedy Club
Through July 22, 2017 - Manhattan

A nationally touring stand-up comedian, writer and actor, Brent Morin starred in the NBC series “Undateable,” produced by Bill Lawrence, which finished airing its third and final season in January 2016. His one-hour stand-up special, “I’m Brent Morin,” is currently streaming on Netflix. In 2013, Brent was named one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch”. He recently finished filming the lead role in David Haskell’s independent feature “The Outdoorsman.” Morin has appeared on “Chelsea Lately,” “Conan,” Comedy Central, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “The McCarthy’s” and “Ground Floor.” Currently he resides in Los Angeles. Visit: http://brentmorin.com/. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSgHA-P_Ya8. Showtimes: Fri. & Sat. 8:00PM & 10:00PM

Fora - NY Musical Theatre Festival
Through July 22, 2017 -

When you fall in love, you'll remember... FORA is a brand new musical about love, history, family, and country set on the island of Forafu – a place of vibrant people, rich ancestry, soulful music, and lost magic from another time. We meet Forafu in the time of its Great Migration as the island is losing its citizens and traditions to the harsh realities of a changing world. Told through the eyes of 17-year-old Gigi, the fate of a nation rests on the choice between unraveling the mysteries of the past or succumbing to the struggles of the present.

Night Tide - NY Musical Theatre Festival
Through July 22, 2017 -

Try to run! Try to hide! Someone lurks in the night tide... Inspired by the B-movie of the same title, NIGHT TIDE tells the kitschy and compelling tale of Johnny Drake, a lonely Naval sailor. While enjoying his first shore leave in a spooky, run-down seaside resort town, he meets Mora, a seductive and mysterious young woman who performs as a mermaid in the sideshow. Johnny immediately becomes smitten with Mora, but he soon discovers that she may actually be a real siren of the sea, and she may have lured her previous boyfriends to their watery graves...

Show Up - 59E59 Theaters
Through July 22, 2017 - New York

PM2 Entertainment, Project Y Theater Company and Civil Disobedience presents SHOW UP Written & performed by PETER MICHAEL MARINO Directed by MICHOLE BIANCOSINO & The Audience Award-winning solo performer Peter Michael Marino (Desperately Seeking the Exit, Late with Lance!) transforms the real-life audience experiences into an improvised, comedic, vibrant life-story that's daring and different each time. You get to control the content, set and sound for this socially-anxious show that's mostly about you.

Comic Hood - The Broadway Comedy Club
July 23, 2017 - New Your

Location : Broadway Comedy Club New York, NY - Red Room Curtis B Sterling and Broadway Comedy Club presents a lineup full of our Top Headliners. 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!

Comic Hood - The Broadway Comedy Club
July 23, 2017 - New Your

Location : Broadway Comedy Club New York, NY - Red Room Curtis B Sterling and Broadway Comedy Club presents a lineup full of our Top Headliners. 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!

B.Y.O.T. - Improv/Sketch Team Jam - UCBeast
July 23, 2017 - New York CIty

B.Y.O.T. is UCBT's improv/sketch team jam. Are you on an improv team and want to do a short set on stage at UCBT? BYO improv team. Does your sketch team want to try out that new sketch in front of an audience? BYO sketch team. In a practice group that wants more practice? BYO practice group. In an improv/sketch class and want some more reps?BYO class. Do you have a friend group that wants to give this improv stuff a shot? BYO friend group. Are you just a person that wants to try out a character? BYO self. BRING YOUR OWN TEAM. UCBT's only team jam. Hosted by Austin Rodrigues and the Hot Chicks Room bartenders. Every Sunday at 10pm. Totally FREE. HOW IT WORKS: Sign up starts in the Hot Chicks Room bar at 9pm. Get your team name in either the sketch or improv bucket by 10:00pm to perform. Sketch teams should put team name and sketch title on piece of paper placed in bucket as well as a script with team name on it. The same goes for character pieces. Anything that's not improv should have a printed out script. All improv teams are guaranteed around 5-10 minutes on stage, depending on how many teams show up that night. Solo improv will only get 2 minutes. All sketch te... (read more)

Tommy Davidson - Carolines on Broadway
Through July 23, 2017 - New York

An actor, stand-up comedian, musician, and singer, Tommy Davidson’ s exceptional range has made him a stellar force in entertainment. Perhaps best known as one of the original cast members of the hit television show In Living Color, Davidson has parlayed that success into a flourishing motion picture career. He made an impressive film debut opposite Halle Berry in Strictly Business and next starred opposite Jada Pinkett Smith in the romantic comedy, Woo (New Line). Tommy starred in Spike Lee’ s Bamboozled, where he received acclaim and praise for his turn as ‘Womack/Sleep ‘~N Eats,’ a character which showcased his comedic and dramatic acting abilities. Tommy starred in Morgan Creek Productions’ Juwanna Mann (2002) and was simultaneously seen cracking jokes and doing what he does best, making people laugh, in THE FOX NFL SHOW, which aired weekly on Saturday nights. Tommy co-hosted this new and unique show with football greats Michael Irvin and Tony Siragusa. He next starred in the provocative urban comedy, Booty Call (Columbia Pictures). Davidson started his career as a standup comedian in the late 1980s throughout the Washington Metropolitan region, Baltimore, and Phila... (read more)

Numbers Nerds - NY Musical Theatre Festival
Through July 23, 2017 -

The [almost] all-girl math challenge! Numbers Nerds is an almost all-girl high school math team from Waukesha, Wisconsin. The team has won the Regional Math Competition and is chosen to compete in the National Math SUM-IT. These smart and funny whiz kids must unite to solve difficult math problems without getting distracted by teen drama and pressures. It is a story of girls becoming women, conquering both anxiety and rivalry, finding a way to affirm themselves both as individuals and as team-members, so they can win at math…and at life!

Temple of the Souls - NY Musical Theatre Festival
Through July 23, 2017 -

A tale of forbidden love where nightmares and dreams come true. TEMPLE OF THE SOULS is an award-winning contemporary pop musical of secrets, lies, and forbidden love. Two worlds collide in this mythical tale when Amada, the beautiful daughter of a Conquistador, and Guario, a young Taíno, meet in the magical rain forest of Puerto Rico. To escape the intolerant world below, our young lovers run away to the Temple of the Souls where nightmares and dreams come true.

He Fourth Messenger - NY Musical Theatre Festival
Through July 23, 2017 -

What if Buddha were a woman, living in our times? What if the Buddha were a woman, living in our times? Mama Sid is a modern-day "awakened one" with a worldwide following. But a determined young woman seeks to unearth Mama Sid's mysterious past, exposing secrets that could change everything. Epic and intimate, comic and profound, THE FOURTH MESSENGER investigates what it means to be both enlightened and human. Directed by Broadway's Matt August (Grinch) with a ravishing score by indie favorite Vienna Teng. "An absolute delight!" —San Francisco Chronicle

The Cadaver Synod: a Pope Musical - NY Musical Theatre Festival
Through July 23, 2017 -

A carcass farce of most pope-y proportions. In the year 897 A.D., Pope Stephen VII dug up the rotting corpse of his predecessor, Pope Formosus, and placed it on trial in front of the entire Roman Clergy, Senate, and Aristocracy. After screaming at it for hours, Stephen had the body dismembered, disrobed, and thrown in the Tiber River. Why would he do this? Your guess is as good as ours. But, here's our guess. Brought to life with a sensuous mix of pope-punk, Catholic pop, and inarguably melodic ecclesiastical mandible-flappings, we invite YOU to the trial of the 9th century.

The Light Rail - NY Musical Theatre Festival
Through July 24, 2017 -

Take that first step... Stinging from old and recent loss, childhood neighbors Sam and Lindsay reunite by chance on Seattle's light rail. As they begin to fall in love, they slowly learn that healing can be found in the most unusual places, and in other people just as broken as themselves. In this original contemporary musical by Kira Stone, innovative movement and music combine to depict the realities of people living with mental illness, and the power we all have to live imperfectly and beautifully.

Improv Nerds - UCBeast
Through July 24, 2017 - New York CIty

Improv Nerds; America's favorite Improv Nerds Chelsea, Anthony and Steve host and perform in this weekly celebration of making stuff up. Every show features guests ranging from your favorite UCB performers to some of the NYC improv scene's newest rising stars. Whether you're a long-form virgin or a grizzled old vet, be prepared to hide your improv boner under a mimed object.

The Improv Nerds Jam! - UCBeast
Through July 24, 2017 - New York CIty

The Improv Nerds Jam!;Come get up on stage and do some improv, nerd! Hosted by Improv Nerds.

John and Scott - UCB Theater - Chelsea
Through July 24, 2017 - New York

Scott Adsit (30 Rock) performed as a member of the Mainstage, ETC, and Northwest companies of the Second City in Chicago. John Lutz (30 Rock) performed at the Improv Olympic in Chicago and The Second City Touring Company. Now they are combining their improv skills for the first time. Come see what happens. (There will be a stand-by line for this show, if you are a UCB students and want to use your ID card to get in free, stand-by is the way to go!)

Spill the T with the Mannequin Room - UCB Theater - Chelsea
Through July 25, 2017 - New York

Are you just done with everything? Have you just had IT?! Come and sit down with your favorite friends, The Mannequin Room, as we chat it up with you about your day/week/month/decade over actual Tea or Lemonade or whatever beverage we have that day! Then watch us create an improvised set off of all that T we just spilled!!!

Harold Night - UCB Theater - Chelsea
Through July 25, 2017 - New York

Come see longform improv from NYC's top improv ensembles. The Harold is a 30 minute improv structure pioneered by Del Close. ADVANCED RESERVATIONS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ON THE WEDNESDAY BEFORE EACH PERFORMANCE DATE.

The Shakespearean Jazz Show - NY Musical Theatre Festival
Through July 26, 2017 -

Energetic and innovative, THE SHAKESPEAREAN JAZZ SHOW reinvigorates and recontextualizes Shakespearean performance. Experience how the loose, improvisatory nature of jazz music can free Shakespearean text, allowing the feeling and intent of the words to be expressed in a completely new way. The Nine Worthies provide an unforgettable parade of Shakespearean sonnets, songs, and scenes composed to original New Orleans-style jazz. Don't miss your chance to enjoy the playful antics and soulful music live in THE SHAKESPEAREAN JAZZ SHOW!

The Nights of Our Lives - UCB Theater - Chelsea
Through July 26, 2017 - New York

The Nights Of Our Lives Some of the funniest writers in New York are getting together to let you know about the nights of their lives - those nights that stand out a cut above the rest, that left behind stories so full of hilarity and wonder that they're worth sharing.

Lloyd Night - UCBeast
Through July 26, 2017 - New York CIty

Judy Big Mouth / Horse Girl / Top Heavy ;Come see longform improv from NYC's top up-and-coming improv stars. At the show, three Lloyd Teams will perform Harolds, a 30 minute improv structure pioneered by Del Close.

Hot for Teacher: the Ucb Faculty Show - UCBeast
Through July 26, 2017 - New York CIty

HOT FOR TEACHER: The UCB Faculty Show;UCB's top improv teachers join forces in this weekly all-star improv explosion. Hosted by Doug Moe and Ben Rameaka.

The Improv Jam - UCBeast
Through July 26, 2017 - New York CIty

The Improv Jam UCBeast's weekly improv jam! Everyone who attends this show will have a chance to perform improv on the UCB stage! Put your name in the Bucket of Truth, then jam with UCB students, performers, and faculty. The show isn't over until everyone has had a chance to perform, all in a fun, supportive environment! All experience levels welcome!

Spank - UCB Theater - Chelsea
Through July 27, 2017 - New York

See two brand new sketch or solo shows birthed right before your eyes. These shows have never been performed on the UCBT stage before. And just like children, some may be good and some may be bad, but somebody out there loves them just the same. It's comedy just out of the womb. Come on, you know you need a spanking. Want to perform your sketch or solo show at SPANK? Check out the UCB Theatre FAQ: https://chelsea.ucbtheatre.com/faq for submission guidelines

Fresh Out! Ny: Stand-Up Comedy - UCBeast
Through July 27, 2017 - New York CIty

FRESH OUT! NY: Stand-Up Comedy resh Out! is a standup comedy show featuring the freshest comics available anywhere. From heavy hitters like past guests Zach Galifianakis, John Mulaney, Jim Gaffigan, David Cross, Mike Birbiglia, and Janeane Garofalo, to the best of New York's up-and-coming comics, we bring you the best! Hosted by Ashley Brooke Roberts (UCBT's MAUDE NIGHT) and Jim Tews (HBO, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival)

Impro(Vs)Tandup Nyc - UCBeast
Through July 27, 2017 - New York CIty

Impro(VS)tandup NYC;The NYC edition of the popular LA show created by Rajan Dharni and Christian Spicer! IMPRO(vs)TANDUP brings the best improvisers and stand-up comedians together for one incredible show, a cross-discipline cagematch for the ages, where the audience vote is taken super seriously (no, it's not) and the winning discipline of the night becomes famous and has their discipline engraved in the Comedy Cup of Gold (totally not true, don't think there is such a thing). Improvisers and stand ups do what they do best and then switch places to try their hand at what the other does best. It's super fun. You should totally go. Hosted by Boris Khaykin (Collegehumor Live, HuffingtonPost Comedy). Past improvisers include: Bucky, Sassy Bluff, Bangarang, Dasariski, Convoy, The Swarm, Dierkes and Fernie, Heather and Miles, Nick Mandernach and Alex Berg, Trophy Wife, Last Day of School, and more! Past stand ups include: Pete Holmes, Eddie Pepitone, Kumail Nanjiani, Jonah Ray, Brent Weinbach, Chris D'Elia, Eric Andre, Ben Gleib, Ted Alexandro, Michael Kosta, Guy Branum, Jimmy Dore, Joe Wengert, Andrew Santino, Taylor Williamson, and Hampton Yount among others. O... (read more)

Gersenality + Rumpleteaser: Musical Improv - UCB Theater - Chelsea
Through July 28, 2017 - New York

If you Google the last name "Gersen", musical comedian Eric Gersen does not come up on the first page of results. This wouldn't be that big of a deal if it weren't for that fact that some of the people who DO show up include: a failed meth dealer, an obscure sci-fi protagonist, and Eric's actual brother. Watch as Eric tries to rectify this gross oversight and get on the first page of results by doing the most difficult task imaginable - performing 25 to 30 minutes of scripted comedy (almost) by himself.

The Stepfathers - UCB Theater - Chelsea
Through July 28, 2017 - New York

Five of New York's top longform improvisers take you on a tour of everything cute and brutal. This supergroup of improv veterans includes Michael Delaney, Alexandra Dickson, Shannon O'Neill, Silvija Ozols and Connor Ratliff.

The Law Firm: Law and Disorder - UCB Theater - Chelsea
Through July 28, 2017 - New York

THE LAW FIRM: Law and Disorder Have you been wronged by someone in your life? A bad boss, a shitty friend, an ex who stole your identity? The Law Firm wants to represent YOU. Watch as UCBT's finest improvisers turn one audience member's testimony into a fully improvised show. Members of The Law Firm of have starred in and written for 30 Rock, Broad City, Best Week Ever, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Louie, Netflix, HBO, & more!

Gentrify - UCBeast
Through July 28, 2017 - New York CIty

GENTRIFY is a weekly variety show that brings comedy's hottest stand up, improv and sketch groups to the part of the city where no one would ever dare go: The East Village. GENTRIFY is the exposed brick of comedy, the working fireplace of laughter and the roof deck of fun at UCBeast.

Cool Shit / Weird Shit - UCBeast
Through July 28, 2017 - New York CIty

Cool Shit/Weird Shit: Formative Feelings w guest hosts Pasic and Platt! Comedians present a short clip from a movie/cartoon/TV show the first media that made them feel SEXUAL. It'll be fun, weird, or even nitche. Let's talk about those childhood crushes/special feelings/excitements. Cool Shit / Weird Shit,Every month is a brand new late night conceptual comedy show in which the guests are encouraged to do things that are far from your typical stand up, sketch, or improv. Whether it's playing the Beatles "Abbey Road" all the way through and having comedians perform visual acts to each song, a show where all the material is catered to one of the host's Dad, or a show where each performer has to face their greatest fear live on stage--Cool Shit/Weird Shit has it all. Some of the stuff you see will be cool. Some of it will be weird. All of it will be Cool Shit/Weird Shit.

Gersenality + Urgent Care - UCB Theater - Chelsea
Through July 28, 2017 - New York

Gersenality: One Man's Search for Google Greatness If you Google the last name "Gersen", musical comedian Eric Gersen does not come up on the first page of results. This wouldn't be that big of a deal if it weren't for that fact that some of the people who DO show up include: a failed meth dealer, an obscure sci-fi protagonist, and Eric's actual brother. Watch as Eric tries to rectify this gross oversight and get on the first page of results by doing the most difficult task imaginable - performing 25 to 30 minutes of scripted comedy (almost) by himself. Urgent Care In this fast-paced, farcical romp set in an NYC Urgent Care, Janet and Lindsay, two fully grown women, struggle against anger issues, expiring health insurance, and the norms of traditional adulthood.

Tba + Improvised Seinfeld - UCB Theater - Chelsea
Through July 29, 2017 - New York

Improvised Seinfeld An entirely improvised episode of Seinfeld

The Curfew - UCB Theater - Chelsea
Through July 29, 2017 - New York

Eight of the UCBT's most seasoned improvisers create hilarious worlds from scratch in this long-running show. In addition to being veteran performers at the UCBT, members of The Curfew have appeared on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, 30 Rock, Comedy Central, Adult Swim, MTV, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. On the web they've starred in projects by Improv Everywhere, The Onion, Funny or Die, and College Humor.

Goat - UCB Theater - Chelsea
Through July 29, 2017 - New York

GOAT will pull information from your mind and create a fully-improvised show that entertains and amazes you! Members of GOAT have written for or appeared in Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, Orange is the New Black, Broad City, Difficult People, Above Average, etc. etc.

Grandma's Ashes: We Won't Tell - UCB Theater - Chelsea
Through July 29, 2017 - New York

Do you have a secret you need to let out? Grandma's Ashes will draw audience members' written secrets and turn them into a hilarious, fully improvised show. Don't worry, no one will every know it was you who put mud on that cat. Members of Grandma's Ashes have written and starred in Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, The Onion, and more.

What I Did for Love - UCBeast
Through July 29, 2017 - New York CIty

WHAT I DID FOR LOVE;Watch as some of the UCBT's top improvisers interview an audience member about their love life, and then spin their stories of romantic love and loss into comedy gold! FEATURING: Casey Jost (UCBT's Harold Night) Michael Kayne (Baby Wants Candy) Zhubin Parang (The Daily Show writer) Natasha Vaynblat (UCBT's Harold Night) Lui Vega (UCBT's Harold Night)

Drag Brunch - Highline Ballroom
Through July 30, 2017 - New York

Unleash your inner diva at our world famous Drag Brunch at Highline Ballroom with wild performances by NYC's top female impersonators and special guests from the hit television series RuPaul's Drag Race.

If You Build It: a Stand-Up Comedy Show - UCBeast
Through July 30, 2017 - New York CIty

If You Build It: A Stand-Up Comedy Show;Join special guest hosts and some of the best up and coming stand up comics in the country and major headliners! Comics have been featured on Letterman, Leno, Fallon, Conan, Comedy Central, VH1, MTV, and many other channels, websites, radio shows, colleges, and clubs. www.ifyoubuilditcomedy.com

Maude Night - UCB Theater - Chelsea
Through July 31, 2017 - New York

Come see sketch comedy from some of UCBT's best sketch writers and performers. Maude Night is your chance to see what the funniest, smartest people in New York are creating for the stage. Archnemesis Actors: Lauren Brickman, Tim Dunn, Jack Frederick, Amadeo Fusca, Lisa Kleinman, Moujan Zolfaghari Writers: Max Ash, Julie Harrison-Harney, Nikki Palumbo, Joanna Tillman, Eli Yudin A Few Sandwich Lovers Actors: Max Brand, Sebastian Conelli, Matt Gehring, Hallie Haas, Dara Katz, Corin Wells Writers: Luke Burns, Sean Casey, Stacey Kulow, Cristina Sanza, Katie Talay Bundt Actors: Caitlin Brodnick, Ryan Farell, Bronson Gilmore, Lauren Kahn Suni Reyes, Davram Stiefler Writers: Patrick Clair, Cara Devins, Josh Eakright, Alex Estrada, David Guzman, Kim Parker Cha-Cha Actors: Ken Beck, Amanda Dieli, Eli James, John Sartori, Livia Scott, Audrey Stanfield, Nichole Yannetty Writers: Jessica Kane, Cassandra Martin, Peter Rawlings, John Sartori, Kathy Tao Choir Actors: Anna Callegari, Desi Domo, Dan Fox, Chloe Marsh, Nanie Mendez, Doug Widick Writers: Kristen Cignavitch, Jenny Huftalen, Benjamin Korman, Michael Romanos, Jason Sweeten Pretty Boys Actors: Drew Freed,... (read more)

Fall Stop...Move Strong Take 2 Adv Sections or 20 Classes/M&W - JCC Manhattan
Through July 31, 2017 - NEW YORK,

Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program.

Le Carrousel Magique - Bryant Park
Through August 06, 2017 - New York

Le Carrousel Voila! The world's best magicians perform fun-filled tricks for kids of all ages. Produced in partnership with Monday Night Magic. Part of the Le Carrousel Magique program. Schedule June 11 Jeff Moche June 18 Al Garber June 25 Jeff Moche July 2 Chris Capehart July 9 Al Garber July 16 Ben Nemzer July 23 Chris Capehart July 31 Ben Nemzer August 6 Ben Nemzer

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)

American Comedy Institute Show (The Vintage Lounge) - Gotham Comedy Club
Through August 26, 2017 - New York

A show featuring the best up and coming comedians.

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) www.methepeoplemusical.com

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.

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