Broke Ass Stuarts Weekly NYC Comedy Breakdown!
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!
Side Ponytail at Friends & Lovers (641 Classon Ave., Brooklyn)
Every Monday night at 8pm (and the last Saturday) Side Ponytail takes over “Friends & Lovers” in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. This is a Brooklyn staple that’s been featured in Timeout NY as a Critic’s Pick. The show is produced by: Carolyn Busa, Ben Wasserman, Chelsea Taylor, Julia Shiplett & Emily Winter!
Comedy Bingo & Laughs! at The Rochard (1504 Lexington Ave)
Host: Katie Boyle
Every Monday night at 8:30pm, Katie Boyle hosts a match made in heaven: Comedy & Bingo. Come to The Rochard in Upper Manhattan to get your laugh on. And as with any bingo game, you’re gonna win some shit too!
Ed Sullivan on Acid At Freddy’s (627 5th Ave. Brooklyn)
Host: Calvin S. Soto
Every Monday night at 9pm, producer Calvin S. Soto presents some of the best comedians in the city for free. This is a Brooklyn staple show every Monday night and Calvin knows what he’s doing. He brings in the best of the best to start your week out proper. Just a heads up, they skip every 4th Monday.
Sucker Punch at Boxers (1664 3rd Ave)
Host: Justin Zirilli
Producer & Host Justin Zirilli brings you a new free show every Tuesday at 9pm, from Boxers in Manhattan. The show features a revolving mix of up & coming talent along with a different headlining act every week. The show has been gaining popularity even though it’s a new show on the block. Make sure and catch it when you can!
Tyrannosaurus At R’A’R’ Bar (30-01 35th Ave. Queens)
Every Tuesday at 9pm, producers Sam Evans & Patrick Hastie bring you Tyrannosaurus. If you check out the line ups that Sam & Patrick put together, you’ll see that they know what they’re doing. The show is free, every Tuesday at 9pm, and on top of being free, you also get $2 off pints of special beers. That seems like a solid deal to me!
Funny As Hell at Hell’s Kitchen Lounge (150 Lafayette St. Newark)
Host: Barry Ribs
Producer & host Barry “Motherfucking” Ribs is from the old school. He’s been in the game a long time, shared stages with legends and lives to tell the tales. This Newark, NJ room is particularly hot for a free show an right of the PATH train from Manhattan. 9pm Every Tuesday, the legend himself hand picks the cream of the weeks crop for your enjoyment.
I’m Dead at The Zombie House (734 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn)
Hosted by: Varies
This 10pm Brooklyn show takes place in Caribbean tiki bar. Produced by Jeff Simmerson, Gastor Almonte & Jess Salomon, this is one those cool midweek shows you can tell your friends about later. Comedy in a tiki bar called The Zombie House…that’s pretty Brooklyn.
Knockin’ Boots at Two Boots (284 5th Ave. Brooklyn)
Hosted By: Christian Polanco
This 8pm Park Slope Brooklyn staple just celebrated its 3 year anniversary! IN NYC, that’s a big thing. 3 Years strong, this long running show brings out some heavy hitters in the national scene to make your midweek fly by. Come out each Wednesday at 8pm if you find yourself in Park Slope, enjoy a slice and laugh your ass off. Thank me later.
Wednesday Vibez at Harlem Nights (2361 7th Ave)
Host: Rashad Bashir
Wednesday nights at 8:30pm, host Rashad Bashir presents an infusion of music & comedy that takes over the Harlem Nights Bar in Harlem. The comedy goes from 8:30pm to 10pm and then the music takes over. This is a free show with drink specials all night long. Come get your fix of laughs & vibes at Harlem Nights.
Bodega Cat at Offside Tavern (137 W. 14th St.)
Every Thursday at 8pm, Bodega Cat takes over The Offside Tavern. This free show features a crop of talent from Comedy Central, MTV, NBC & more every week. It’s free, has free popcorn AND there is a raffle for free shades at the end. That’s a solid weekly show, my friends.
Comedy Under Artichoke at Artichoke Pizza (18 Wyckoff Ave., Brooklyn)
Host: Auggie Lutz
Oh Artichoke Pizza. Somewhat of a guilty pleasure for some New Yorkers, Artichoke Pizza is sloppy goodness and every Thursday at 8pm, you can come to the Bushwick location for Auggie Lutz’s FREE show featuring some top names from all over the country. It’s basement comedy at it’s finest.
Butterscotch at The Greene Grape Annex (753 Fulton St. Brooklyn)
Host: Maria Heinegg & Courtney Fearrington
The First Thursday of every month at 7:30pm, Maria & Courtney present one of the best shows in Brooklyn today. They hand pick the best talent around and mix up the line ups with credited vets, new blood on the rise and a diverse line up of absolute killers on stage. Always a show you don’t want to miss.
Bar None Comedy at Bar None (98 3rd Ave.)
Free Shows on Friday Nights are rare in this city. But every Friday night at 8pm, producers Samantha Bednarz and Josh Potter bring you one hell of a fun comedy show every week. It’s a show full of talent from all over the country featuring comics with legit credits, out of town drop ins and a fresh new host every week. Plus 2 for 1 drinks!
Comedy at Old Man Hustle (39 Essex St.)
Every Friday at 8:00pm, experience dive bar comedy at its finest. Small, intimate, in your face atmosphere plus comics that know their stuff means you’re in for a surprise every week. New blood mixed with seasoned vets make this show a fun night of free laughs every time. Don’t expect glitz & glamour and go have fun.
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.)
Sunday Night Comedy at The Beauty Bar (231 E. 14th St.)
Every Sunday at 9pm, you get to experience comedy inside one of the coolest venues in Manhattan. It’s a bar and also a nail salon, with a performance room in the back. Yes, you read all that correctly. Come get your drink on, your laugh on and your nails done all in one location on Sundays at 9pm.
Comedy Fight Club at Lucky Jacks (129 Orchard St.)
Sundays at 10pm, step into the trenches of competitive roast battling. At the clubs, you have Roast Battle and The Roastmasters. On the battlefield, you have Comedy Fight Club. It’s free, it’s vicious and you’ll always catch the CFC human mascot, Christopher Crespo, throwing down some insults as well.
The Bushwick Bears at Tender Trap (66 Greenpoint Ave. Brooklyn)
Host: Jericho Davidson & Derek Humphrey
Every Sunday at 9pm, Jericho & Derek take over the metal as fuck performance space known as Tender Trap! The Bushwick Bears is a long running comedy show in Brooklyn that’s had many homes but a loyal following. The line up is always top notch and diverse and your hosts are a couple of damn fine comics as well so you’re guaranteed to have a good time.