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Comedy Shows in New York City This Weekend - October 20-October 22

October 16, 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!

Boogiemanja - The PIT Loft
October 20, 2017 - 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.

Screw It: Doin' Time on the Line - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
October 20, 2017 - New York

After he takes a job with Ford Motor Company to recoup his finances and to move out of his sister's house, Campos's "one year and done" promise to himself turns into nearly a decade when he reaps the benefits of a steady paycheck and a job where he can manipulate the system. All the while, he tries to find the perfect escape from factory life. Director: Antoine McKay. Show image by Juan Fernandez. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, theatre community

Pete Correale - Gotham West Market
October 20, 2017 - New York

Pete Correale is one of the best comedians working today. Pete has made numerous appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Conan Obrien Show and The Tonight Show. Aside from the late night circuit, Pete has two critically acclaimed one hour stand up specials, the first, a Comedy Central special titled- Things We Do For Love. Plus a brand new one hour special on Showtime titled Let Me Tell Ya.

Pete Correale - Gotham Comedy Club
October 20, 2017 - Chelsea

Pete Correale is one of the best comedians working today. Pete has made numerous appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Conan Obrien Show and The Tonight Show. Aside from the late night circuit, Pete has two critically acclaimed one hour stand up specials, the first, a Comedy Central special titled- Things We Do For Love. Plus a brand new one hour special on Showtime titled Let Me Tell Ya. Pete's success is directly correlated to his ability to dissect his life, whether talking about being a husband and father or the joy of ice cream; people laugh because they see their own lives through Pete. Simply put, Pete Correale performs his craft on a level very few comedians are working at today and he always delivers a knock out performance.

Brian Regan - New York City Theatre
October 20, 2017 - Englewood

Critics and peers agree, Brian Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. The "perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality" (Wall Street Journal), Brian fills theaters nationwide with fervent fans that span generations. His clean language and sharp, sarcastic obersations on everyday life have led him to be known as the "comedian's comedian". Brian Regan hits the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood , NJ , showing for one date only on 20 Oct 2017!

Adam Cayton-Holland's Comedy Central Album Recording - Union Hall
October 20, 2017 - Brooklyn

Adam Cayton-Holland (www.adamisfreakingoutrightnow.com) is a national touring comic who has appeared on Conan, @midnight, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, The Pete Holmes Show, Happy Endings, Deadbeat, Flophouse, Hidden America and was named one of Esquire's "25 Comics to Watch.," as well as one of "10 Comics to Watch" by Variety. Along with his cohorts in The Grawlix, he is one of the creators and stars of the truTV show, "Those Who Can't," in which Adam plays Spanish teacher and bon vivant Loren Payton. His albums, "I Don't Know If I Happy" and "Backyards" are both available on iTunes, and his writing has appeared in Village Voice, Spin, The A.V. Club and The Atlantic. Adam has been described as "genial" and "with pretty decent teeth."

Catherine Cohen: The Twist?...She's Gorgeous. - The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
October 20, 2017 - New York

Catherine Cohen is a comedian, actor, voiceover artist, and poet living in Brooklyn. She performs on a house team at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and hosts the monthly variety show It's A Guy Thing at Union Hall, which was listed as one of Paste Magazine's "10 Best Alt Comedy Shows in New York City." She was recently profiled by Splitsider and her work has been featured in The New Yorker, The Huffington Post, New York Mag's The Cut, The Brooklyn Comedy Festival, and The New York Comedy Festival. Follow her @catccohen for tweets and Instagram poetry.

The Real Bitches of Comedy - Silvana
October 20, 2017 - New York

The Real Bitches of Comedy show highlights female standup comedians & also features some very talented male comics.

Dion Flynn Works Well with Others - The PIT (Peoples Improv Theater)
October 21, 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
October 21, 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.

Tinderella - The Pit (Peoples Improv Theater)
October 21, 2017 - New York City

One-part stand-up comedy One-part dating game show One-part guess who? Tinderella is a monthly variety show that examines and pokes fun at the crazy era of modern digital romance. Bachelor/bachelorette stand-up comics perform for you, then participate in dating game show. Where they'll choose between three mystery contestants, the only information given comes from the contestant's REAL online mobile dating profile. How else does a performer find love in the crazy era of modern digital romance?

Pete Correale - Gotham West Market
October 21, 2017 - New York

Pete Correale is one of the best comedians working today. Pete has made numerous appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Conan Obrien Show and The Tonight Show. Aside from the late night circuit, Pete has two critically acclaimed one hour stand up specials, the first, a Comedy Central special titled- Things We Do For Love. Plus a brand new one hour special on Showtime titled Let Me Tell Ya.

Pete Correale - Gotham Comedy Club
October 21, 2017 - Chelsea

Pete Correale is one of the best comedians working today. Pete has made numerous appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Conan Obrien Show and The Tonight Show. Aside from the late night circuit, Pete has two critically acclaimed one hour stand up specials, the first, a Comedy Central special titled- Things We Do For Love. Plus a brand new one hour special on Showtime titled Let Me Tell Ya. Pete's success is directly correlated to his ability to dissect his life, whether talking about being a husband and father or the joy of ice cream; people laugh because they see their own lives through Pete. Simply put, Pete Correale performs his craft on a level very few comedians are working at today and he always delivers a knock out performance.

The Manhattan: Comedy for the New Yorker in You (The Vintage Lounge) - Gotham Comedy Club
October 21, 2017 - Chelsea

Whether you're a New Yorker, or you're just visiting, you've come to Manhattan because it's exciting, it's fun, it's the heart of the City that never sleeps, and it's different from any other place on the planet It's also our show, which is as cool, as fun, as captivating as the City it's named for. With great comics from across the nation who've made New York their home, the Manhattan Comedy Show is stand-up for grown-ups, and a fun night out! It's a show filled with laughter and good times that is simply unforgettable! So, whether you're a New Yorker or just visiting, the Manhattan is a night of comedy just for you.

Carolines New Talent - Carolines on Broadway
October 21, 2017 - NEW YORK

Featuring New York's best up and coming comics and Carolines regulars. Monday nights are when the country's top up-and-coming comedians shine on Carolines New Talent showcase. For years, Carolines has been the country's premier venue for discovering and developing the best new and emerging comedy talent. Carolines New Talent is "putting the spotlight on the stars of tomorrow, today!

Comedians on the Loose - Sidewalk
October 21, 2017 - New York

Comedians on the Loose - weekly comedy open mic! AHPresents! - details TBA!

The Book of Moron - New York City Theatre
Through October 21, 2017 - Newark

In an age where a Kardashian haircut sends the media into a frenzy, writer, actor and comedian Robert Dubac provides the perfect antidote to the cultural abyss that permeates our modern lives. His Off-Broadway hit The Book Of Moron boldly searches for truth in a world oversaturated by selfies, hype and spin, with hilarious results. The one-man show follows the self-effacing journey of Bob, a brain injured patient unable to recognise who he is. While he pieces together his life and discovers he is in fact in a coma, his incisive inner voices Inner Child, Common Sense and Voice of Reason question his reality with a razor-sharp wit that leaves no critical stone unturned. It's an intellectual yet outrageously funny examination of the self! See it when it comes to Prudential Hall in Newark, NJ, showing from 20 Oct 2017 to 21 Oct 2017.

Jeff Garlin - Carolines on Broadway
Through October 21, 2017 - New York

Jeff Garlin's talent encompasses writing, producing, directing, acting and performing stand-up comedy. Garlin co-stars in the ABC hit comedy THE GOLDBERGS, which was recently picked up for a fifth and sixth season, with the fifth season beginning this Fall. He is also known as Executive Producer and co-star of the critically acclaimed HBO comedy CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, which will return this October. Garlin was most recently seen in the film HANDSOME, which he also directed and co-wrote with Andrea Seigel. The film, which was released May 5 on Netflix, is a Columbo-style mystery comedy about LA homicide detective Gene Handsome, who tries to make sense of his life as he solves crimes. He's really good at one of those. The film also stars Christine Woods, Natasha Lyonne, Amy Sederis, Steven Webber, Eddie Peppitone, Timm Sharp and Leah Remini. Garlin will also produce alongside David Miner and Vern Davidson. Garlin adapted his solo stage show I WANT SOMEONE TO EAT CHEESE WITH into an independent film that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival to critical acclaim and went on to be successful release for IFC in 2007. His second feature as writer, director and star, DEALIN' WITH... (read more)

Pete Correale Headlines Gotham Comedy Club - Gotham Comedy Club
Through October 21, 2017 - New York

A New York native, Pete Correale is a television and comedy club staple that resonates with fans from all walks of life. His second and most recent one-hour SHOWTIME special, “Let Me Tell Ya,” is a modern look at both the way relationships have evolved and how they’ll always stay the same. From the joy of ice cream to the pain of political correctness, “Let Me Tell Ya” is a hilarious how-to guide from Pete’s spot-on perspective of how to navigate the comedy of living. Pete currently writes on the CBS television show “Kevin Can Wait,” and is a veteran of the comedy club and festival circuit, as well as television talk shows like “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Night with David Letterman” and “Last Call with Carson Daly.” Correale has also taken his act international to Ireland’s Kilkenny Cat Laughs Comedy Festival, Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival and was invited to perform in London on the BBC/Comedy Central show “The World Stands Up.” He appeared on the annual Jameson Comedy Tour and headlined the historic first-ever Beirut Stand Up Comedy Festival in Lebanon. Visit: http://petecorreale.com/. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McQUkUl9vEk Showtimes: Fr... (read more)

Latin History for Morons - New York City Theatre
Through October 21, 2017 - New York

Emmy Award-winning actor, stand-up comedian and playwright John Leguizamo is set to tread the Great White Way boards once again in his hilarious one-man exploration of Latin American culture and history. Returning to Broadway for a sixth time, the renowned actor was nominated for A Tony for the 1998 self-penned and self-starring Freak, a touching tribute to his upbringing in New York City. Following a sold out, critically-acclaimed run at the Berkeley Repertory Theater in early 2017, Latin History For Morons comes to Broadways' Studio 54 stage for a limited run this Fall. Helmed by Berkeley Rep artistic director Tony Taccone, the production is a masterclass in the art of story-telling and humour, bringing Leguizamo face to face with his own heritage with hilarious and often touching results.

Jeff Garlin - Carolines on Broadway
Through October 21, 2017 - New York

Jeff Garlin's talent encompasses writing, producing, directing, acting and performing stand-up comedy. Garlin co-stars in the ABC hit comedy THE GOLDBERGS, which was recently picked up for a fifth and sixth season, with the fifth season beginning this Fall. He is also known as Executive Producer and co-star of the critically acclaimed HBO comedy CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, which will return this October. Garlin was most recently seen in the film HANDSOME, which he also directed and co-wrote with Andrea Seigel. The film, which was released May 5 on Netflix, is a Columbo-style mystery comedy about LA homicide detective Gene Handsome, who tries to make sense of his life as he solves crimes. He's really good at one of those. The film also stars Christine Woods, Natasha Lyonne, Amy Sederis, Steven Webber, Eddie Peppitone, Timm Sharp and Leah Remini. Garlin will also produce alongside David Miner and Vern Davidson. Garlin adapted his solo stage show I WANT SOMEONE TO EAT CHEESE WITH into an independent film that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival to critical acclaim and went on to be successful release for IFC in 2007. His second feature as writer, director and star, DEALIN' WITH... (read more)

Coming to America - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
October 22, 2017 - New York

A portrait gallery of women whose lives have been transformed, first by extraordinary events in their country of birth, then by their response to America. Moving, timely. "…conveys the universal longing to break out of repression… leaves an indelible impression." – The Tolucan Times. "Nine fascinating women, each character so distinctive you forget it's the same actor."

New Neighbors - Comedy Show - Silvana
October 22, 2017 - New York

NEW NEIGHBORS brings you Harlem's hottest comedic talent for free. Whether your style is a bit more Lenox Lounge or Whole Foods, home grown or recent import, check out the best comics north of Central Park Thursday, Sept 29th at 9pm

Stuffed - New York City Theatre
Through October 24, 2017 - New York

Written by comedian Lisa Lampanelli, Stuffed is honest look at women's relation to food and body image. In a culture that celebrates excess, being overweight is nevertheless a touchy subject, and a huge cause of anxiety for many Americans. Set on a simple stage, dressed with a few pieces of furniture and a refrigerator in the background, it's a hilarious and poignant conversation between four different women who have very different attitudes to their own bodies. Together they tackle every food-related topic imaginable, from ridiculous diets to muffin tops. Stuffed debuted last year at Off-Broadway's Women's Project Theatre. Lisa Lampanelli will reprise her role as Lisa, while Jackson Gay returns to direct.

Cole Escola: Help! I'm Stuck - Joe's Pub at The Public Theater
Through November 07, 2017 - Greenwich Village

Too weird for pretty much anything else, the feral writer/performer and brains behind a slew of absurdly funny online videos (like his portrayal of a mom in an orange juice commercial), Cole Escola ("Difficult People," "Man Seeking Woman," "Mozart in the Jungle"), brings his unique voice to the stage, playing multiple characters in a series of comedic vignettes that operate on the fringes of coherence and social acceptability. The show is directed by Christian Coulson. "Cole Escola is a master of the dramatic 'ape;' the on-the-nose and seamless conjuring of characters and moments that resonate deeply and always hilariously, summoned with sly virtuosity."

Unitard: Tard Core - There Are No Safe Words - Joe's Pub at the Public Theater
Through November 15, 2017 - New York

Buckle up your bustier and bite down on your ball-gag because Unitard — NYC's naughtiest, nastiest, no-holds-barred comic trio — is back! These arbiters of biting bitchiness and snappy satire are returning to Joe's Pub just in time to give our crappy culture the tasteless tongue-lashing it deserves. UNITARD, is a wildly twisted, brilliantly outspoken, hilarious, fabulous, tested, ready now, comedy group from NYC. They have performed from coast to coast and points in between as well as Canada. Collectively and individually they have performed in venues and festivals across the US including: We're Funny That Way: Toronto, Aspen Comedy festival, Toyota Comedy festival, Joe's Pub: NYC, HBO Workspace: LA, PS122: NYC, Highways: LA, SF Sketchfest: San Francisco, Andy Warhol Museum: Pittsburgh, Theater Offensive: Boston, Oberon: Harvard Square Cambridge, The Maui Cultural Center, as well as Portland OR, Seattle WA, Provincetown MA and Columbus OH. Some of their work has been featured on, CNN, NPR, Bravo, VHI, Logo TV, and Comedy Central

BEYOND WORDS - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
Through November 19, 2017 - New York

An award-winning combination of Mime, Music, and Monologue that takes us on the journey from Boyhood to Manhood, set against the back drop of small town America. Bill Bowers continues his ongoing investigation of Silence in our Culture. "Bowers effortlessly brings us to laughter and tears, often at the same time." – New York Post. Developed with & Directed by: Scott Illingworth. Sound Design: David Margolin Lawson. Costume Design: Michael Growler. Production Coordinator: Laura Lindsay. Show image by Benjamin Heller. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, theatre community, LGBTQ community, mime and physical theatre, gender studies.

Star-Crossed: Dances for Lovers - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
Through November 19, 2017 - New York

TruDee—pink polyester-clad, mullet-sporting, middle-aged, divorced dancing storyteller—has cast herself as Juliet in Shakespeare's famous tale of love and tragedy. But TruDee's dream role is short-lived when Romeo fails to show up for the premiere. Will she find a way to keep the show and her search for true love from being cancelled? Show image by Stephanie Seguino. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community, dance, physical comedy, and clown communities. Links: artist, video, related.

Token - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
Through November 19, 2017 - New York

Kaye Winks has been a token black for as long as she can remember. In this show, she shares her hilarious and often cringeworthy adventures in being that lone black person in a world of white. Director: Schoen Smith. Show image by Chris Popio. Recommended for: adults, theatre community. Link: artist.

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