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All the Best Comedy Shows in NYC This Week

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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!

Rosebud Baker (Appearing On Birdbrain Comedy) – Photo Credit: TimeoutNY

Mondays (Weekly/Monthly):
Birdbrain Comedy at Drexlers (9 Avenue A)
Hosts: Mark Riccadonna, Michael Albanese, Tushar Singh
Every Monday night at 8pm, Alphabet City comes alive with Birdbrain Comedy. Mark, Michael & Tushar bring some of the best comedians in the country to the stage to start your week off proper. The show is free and the first 20 audience members get a free Jack Daniels drink too. THAT is how you start your week off.

Vintage Basement at Under St. Marks Theater (94 St Marks Place)
Host: Max & Nicky Weinbach
Every 3rd Monday at 9pm, Max & Nicky host the show and bring you an all star line up of headline level comedians. It’s a monthly neo-retro night of laughs and music. It’s one of those cool hidden gems in NYC that you don’t want to miss out on.

Tickling The Ivories At Pianos (158 Ludlow St)
Host: Nataly Aukar & Thiago Macklin
Every Monday night at 8pm, you want to make your way out to NYC’s famous Lower East Side. Right around the corner from world famous Katz’s Deli, you’ll find Pianos, a former piano shop turned performance venue, that houses “Tickling The Ivories”. This FREE show is absolutely killer every time and it takes place in one of the coolest venues in the city.

Corinne Fisher (Appearing At The Hungry Ghost – Photo Credit: Ticketfly

Tuesdays (Weekly):
Comedy At The Corner at Hungry Ghost (781 Fulton St. Brooklyn)
Host: Thiago Macklin
On Tuesdays at 8pm, this FREE shows takes over a little corner coffee shop in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. The cool thing about a show like this is that it’s small, mighty, intimate and most of all, top quality. It always features headlining acts mixed with the up & comers so you get a crazy good show every time.

The Uncanny Valley At Hell Phone (247 Varet St, Brooklyn)
Host: Amber Rollo & Danny Felts
Every Tuesday at 8pm, comedy comes to one of my favorite venues in NYC! Nestled in the back of French bistro, Angel Noir, is a hidden gem. To get to Hell Phone, you simply need to call. You walk through the big red phone booth and enter a back room speakeasy with red lighting & dark décor. And Tuesday nights, you’ll get some of the best comedians in Brooklyn .

Shine Bright at The Diamond (43 Franklin St, Brooklyn)
Host: Sarah Kennedy
Every Wednesday at 7pm, The Diamond gets shined bright by some of the best comedians in NYC. This FREE show is one of those hidden gems that makes Brooklyn such a treasure in NYC. Stellar line ups, strong drinks and some top headlining acts coming through to drop jokes on you.

Judy Gold (Appearing At Zinc Bar) – Photo Credit: NY Daily News

Wednesdays (Weekly/Monthly)
Told You So at Zinc Bar (82 W. 3rd St.)
Hosted by: Sean McKenzie
Every 3rd Wednesday at 7:30pm, Jessica Pilot & Jeff Zamaria bring one of the best shows in NYC to Zinc Bar. They carefully & lovingly curate a lineup of the best comics in NYC plus some very special guests. Don’t miss out on the show and make them say they “Told You So”.

The In/Between Comedy Show at Mile 17 (1446 1st Ave)
Hosted By: Andrew Ian Bayroff & Kim Manfre
This 7:30pm show takes over Mile 17 every 3rd Wednesday of the month. Every month, Andrew & Kim bring you a show full of the best headliners and up & coming acts this city has to offer. It’s a free show that’s got cover charge quality. It’s definitely one of the best shows around, especially on a weeknight.

Not Right Now Comedy at Cherry Tree (65 4th Ave, Brooklyn)
Host: Meagan Walsh & Candyce Musinski
Wednesday nights at 8:30pm, hosts Meagan & Candyce present one of the heaviest hitting shows in Brooklyn. If it seems like Brooklyn has been showcased a lot in this edition, it’s because of shows like this. Brooklyn has some of the most fun, talent filled shows in NYC and they’re absolutely worth the train ride out.

Ryan Schutt (Week At The Creek) – Photo Credit: YouTube

Thursday (Weekly/Monthly)
Week At The Creek at The Creek and The Cave (10-93 Jackson Ave, Queens)
Host: Varies
The Creek and The Cave is a special place for comedy. It has the most open mics in the city, it has an amazing owner who loves comedy, incredible food and so many opportunities are given behind its doors. One of those opportunities is called “Week At The Creek”. Every night of a given week, at 7pm, The Creek plays host to a new headliner doing a full set with a host.

Happy Place Comedy at QED (27-16 3rd Ave, Queens)
Host: Sue Funke
Every 3rd Thursday at 9pm, Sue Funke presents a stellar line up of comedy. QED is one of those cool places that is fully dedicated to comedy in all ways. Sue knows what she’s doing and it shines through in the line ups she puts together. $8 Show.

Fat Baby at The Stand (239 3rd Ave)
Host: Ben DeMarco & Josh Wesson
Every Thursday at 10pm, the boys from Fat Baby take over The Stand. Fat Baby consists of: Ben DeMarco, Ricky Velez, Josh Wesson & Giulio Gallarotti. Every week, the boys are joined by some of the absolute best headliners in NYC. It’s always down, dirty and hilarious.

Joel Walkowski (Melvin: A Comedy Show) – Photo Credit: Mindy Tucker

Friday (Weekly/Monthly)
Silver Linings at Precious Metal (143 Troutman, Brooklyn)
Host: Jacky Beren
Every 3rd Friday at 8:30pm, you’re gonna want to make your way out to Brooklyn. Drink specials all night plus the host gives out free drinks all show long! The show is one of the hottest ones in Brooklyn and features headlining acts from all over the country and TV.

Melvin: A Comedy Show at Caffeine Underground (447 Central Ave, Brooklyn)
Host: Joel Walkowski & Jack Comstock
Every Friday at 8:30pm, experience a cool NYC experience that’s hard to come by anywhere else. On Fridays, Joel & Jack take over The Caffeine Underground after hours. The doors for business close and the jaws of laughter open. Along with an awesome show, you’ll often be able to buy CBD oil & Kava Tea. Chill vibes all around.

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.)

Carmen Lagala (Bad News: A Comedy Show) – Photo Credit: Mindy Tucker

Sunday (Weekly/Monthly)
Bad News: A Comedy Show at Sing Sing (81 Avenue A)
Host: Carmen Lagala, Kevin Froleiks & Alex Ptak
This is a unique, news themed comedy show every week at 7pm. This is a unique, alternative comedic experience that’s different than your traditional stand-up affair. If you’re looking for a cool venture a bit outside of the box, I’d recommend this show.

Sunday Roast at Max Fish (120 Orchard St)
Host: Emily Panic & Lillian Devane
Every 2nd Sunday at 8pm, Emily & Lillian bring you one hell of a good show for the good old price of FREE. In NYC, you’ll run into free shows everywhere, especially in Manhattan. What sets this show apart is that Emily & Lillian know how to book a show. They always deliver a show worth a cover charge and you should take advantage of it.

Gotham Comedy All-Stars at Gotham Comedy Club (208 W. 23rd St.)
Host: Varies
Third Sunday at 8pm, Gotham Comedy Club brings out the best local all-stars for a heavy hitting lineup. This showcase is always A+ and features headliners from Comedy Central, Netflix & More, It’s not to be missed.

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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.

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