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New York City is known for many things. To some, it’s the dirty-water hot dogs from a street cart or pizza on every corner. To some, it’s the flashing Broadway lights of the iconic Times Square. What can’t be denied by anyone is the fact that New York City is one of the biggest entertainment capitols of the world. And we’re making Broke-Ass Stuart your go-to for weekly stand-up comedy listings in the Big Apple. Each week, we’ll highlight the best of the best in the stand-up comedy world from the best producers in the business. We’ll highlight clubs, basements, bars & maybe even a secret location or two.

And with that being said: Here’s your weekly breakdown!

The Mailroom – Photo Credit: Guest Of A Guest

Mondays (Weekly):
Butterboy at littlefield (635 Sackett St., Brooklyn)
Hosts: Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla &  Maeve Higgins
Every Monday night at 8pm, Jo, Aparna & Maeve present one of the hottest shows in Brooklyn. It’s produced by Marianne Ways (check her out) and features some of the best comics in NYC every week. Brooklyns “littlefield” has become a destination in Brooklyn comedy so don’t miss out. Doors open at 7:30pm.

Hot Soup! at The Mailroom (110 Wall Street)
Host: Varies per Week
Every Monday night at 8pm, the production team behind “Hot Soup” brings you the newest Manhattan heavy hitter space for comedy. MAILROOM is a financial district staple that now houses comedy every Monday at 8pm. Free show.

Monday Night Showcase At The Comic Strip Live (1568 2nd Ave)
Host: Varies
Every Monday night at 8pm, producer Ryan Dacalos presents some of the best comedians in the city for free. Ryan has been producing top notch shows for a long time and he hand picks the acts for this every Monday night. If you find yourself uptown, you won’t find a better spot.

Hot Soup! – Photo Credit: The Irish Exit

Tuesdays (Weekly):
Comedy at Two Boots Pizza (558 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn)
Host: Varies
Producer Lucas Connolly brings you one of the better “work out” rooms in Brooklyn every Tuesday night at 8:30. Nestled in the back of the quaint Two Boots Pizza in Williamsburg, this show always has a crop of fresh faces mixed with solid veteran acts trying out some of their newest & best jokes on the hungry Brooklyn crowds.

Hot Soup! At The Irish Exit (978 2nd Ave.)
Host: Varies
This is one of the most stacked weekly shows in NYC, with a revolving host, at The Irish Exit at 8pm. The Irish Exit is an unassuming venue that houses one of the best shows in NYC and has for a long time running. Producers Mark Normand, Gary Vider & Matt Ruby have been throwing heavy hitting drop ins on this stage for quite awhile and their showing no signs of stopping. This is a free, weekly show but you gotta make reservations.

UG! at The Huron Club inside SOHO Playhouse (15 Vandam St)
Host: Varies
Producer Todd Montesi is a veteran of the NYC scene. His weekly 8pm show has seen many homes but has found a steady home at The Huron Club inside the iconic SOHO Playhouse venue. Todd knows comics from all over and everyone gets a shot on this show, new & old. You’ll always leave happy and probably leave knowing a new comic or two along the way.

Lucky Jacks – Photo Credit: Timeout NYC

Wednesdays (Weekly/Monthly)
Too Many Cooks at Lucky Jacks (129 Orchard St.)
Hosted by: Samantha Ruddy, Luke Touma, JP McDade, Jordan Temple, Dina Hashem
This 9pm show is one of the newer shows in the city and don’t let the 5 hosts fool you, this is top notch comedy. Each host is a heavy hitting, unique comedy voice and the line ups for this show every week are straight fire. Producer Luisa Diez knows 100% what she’s doing with this show.

The Headliner Series at The Creek And The Cave (10-93 Jackson Ave, Queens)
Hosted By: Jonas Barnes
This 10pm Show falls on the first Wednesday of every month. At the beginning of each month, Jonas Barnes presents a headlining act doing a full 40 minute (or more) set to close out the show. This is a rarity within NYC so it’s always a treat, The line always fills out with some of the best comics in NYC and on top of that, it’s free!

Comics That Don’t Suck at The Graham (151 Meserole St.)
Host: Varies
Wednesday nights at 9pm, Producer Kevin Salisbury brings you some hand picked comedians from all over NYC. This Wednesday night show at The Graham is in addition to his already successful Thursday night show of the same name. Two nights of Comics That Don’t Suck, Two Venues, Two Kick Ass Shows, Zero Dollars. Can’t get better than that.

The Bomb Shelter – Photo Credit: Bomb Shelter Comedy

Thursday (Weekly)
The Androids Dungeon at Huron Club (15 Vandam St.)
Host: Mike Guild
Every week at 10pm, The Huron Club inside The Soho Playhouse comes alive with The Androids Dungeon. This free show features a new variety of comedians from all over NYC & more. The Soho Playhouse has been doing great things for comedy as of late and this show is proof of that.

The Bomb Shelter at Gaf West (401 W. 48th)
Host: Varies
The Bomb Shelter is one of the best free shows in NYC. Every Thursday at 8pm, Matthew Azark & Jeff Cerulli present some of the best headliners in NYC with some of the best new cats coming up the ranks. It almost always sells out so get there early. Oh, and you get free pizza too.

Good Vibes at The Tank (312 W. 36th St)
Host: Kristin Manna, Sue Smith, Jared Wilder
Every Thursday at 9pm, you get a little something different at this Manhattan show. You get all the Good Vibes & comedy you could ask for AND you get a free healing stone. How cool is that?

Halyards – Photo Credit: Pulsd

Friday (Weekly)
Creek Cave Live at The Creek and The Cave (10-93 Jackson Ave., Queens)
Host: Varies
Club owner and comedy goddess Rebecca Trent presents some of her favorite touring comics every week at 10pm. This show never disappoints, always brings a new batch of comics to the stage, has surprises and only runs you $5 on a Friday night. Get yourself out to The Creek on Friday Nights.

Bitches Brew at Halyards (406 3rd Ave. Brooklyn)
Host: Varies
Every Friday at 8:30pm, venture out to Brooklyn for Bitches Brew at Halyards. This is a rare no cover show on a Friday night that always features some of the best in NYC. Theres a few newer acts peppered into the line ups but you’re always getting top notch comedy on this show.

Saturdays (Weekly)
Saturday nights in NYC are an absolute hotbed for comedy. Rather than showcase single shows on Saturdays (since it’s basically impossible to choose), we’ll list some of the best weekly venues to see comedy.
The Comedy Cellar (117 MacDougal)
The Creek and The Cave (10-93 Jackson Ave)
The Stand (239 3rd Ave.)
West Side Comedy Club (201 W. 75th St.)
Gotham Comedy Club (208 W. 23rd St.)
New York Comedy Club (241 E. 24th St.)

Hannibal Burress at The Knitting Factory – Photo Credit: Mindy Tucker

Sunday (Weekly)
The Last Laugh at The PIT (123 E. 24th St.)
Host: Gianmarco Soresi & Jay Schmidt
Every Sunday at 8pm, inside the comedy mega site known as The PIT, you can vatch The Last Laugh. Always a fun show, always a great batch of varied comics and always a fantastic headlining comic to close out the night, right in the heart of east Manhattan.

Comedy At The Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn)
Host: Kenny DeForest & Clark Jones
Sundays at 9pm, the laughs begin on the iconic Knitting Factory stage. Long time hosts Kenny DeForest & Clark Jones usher in a new crop of killers every Sunday to end the week properly. Get there early as this popular show is known to fill up quick.

Sundays at Old Man Hustle (39 Essex St.)
Host: Varies
Old Man Hustle is one of those lovable dive bar rooms that forces you to bring the heat to be successful. Every Sunday night at 8pm, you’ll catch a fresh batch of comics knocking it out of the park for the locals. Cheap drinks & free comedy!

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I'm a stand up comic, freelance writer, freelance photographer & freelance (insert thing here you want to pay me to do) based out of NYC. I've been doing comedy for a decade and writing professionally for 5-6 years.

I produce a show every 1st Wednesday of the month at The Creek and The Cave in NYC at 10pm and you should totally come see it. Check out my Instagram for my photos. I like you, I know you'll like me back.

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