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!
Comedy Mondays at Passage Irish Bar (40-11 30th Ave, Astoria)
Every Monday night at 9pm, Astoria lights up with comedy at Passage Irish Bar. If you’ve never done comedy in an Irish bar, let me tell you…it’s a fun, rowdy time. Free show, good comics, great food. Get out to Astoria.
The Bunt Cake Show at The PIT Loft (154 W. 29th St)
Host: Gara Lonning & Jeena Bloom
Every 1st Monday at 9:30pm, Bunt Cake Zine presents a line-up of all female & non-binary comedians ready to rock the fucking house. Gara & Jeena host a patriarchy smashing show worth every minute of your time. Monthly issue of Bunt Cake released right after the show!
Clark House Comedy At Nabe Harlem Restaurant (2367 Frederick Douglass Blvd)
Host: Whitney Chanel Clark
Every Monday night at 6pm, you can try your luck in Harlem. What you may not know about the open mic scene in NYC is that…well, it sucks ass. The mics are not good. But occasionally, you come across a mic that lets you work out well. Each Monday, you get a free mic at Nabe as long as you support the bar. Come support this and keep it going!
The Breakout Series at Carolines on Broadway (1626 Broadway)
On the last Tuesday of the month, the legendary Caroline’s On Broadway becomes the ultimate proving ground for an up & coming comic. 8pm, you’ll see a newer comic hitting the stage to do their first full headline set on the world famous Caroline’s stage. Legends have graced this stage and this is where the legends of tomorrow start. On April 24th, Melissa Diaz headlines.
The Wild & Wonderful Comedy Show At The Winslow (243 E. 14th St)
Host: Bobby Sheehan
Every Tuesday at 10pm, The Wild & Wonderful Show takes over east Manhattan. You can’t go wrong with a free show full of up & coming NYC talent, the fantastic eastside Manhattan neighborhood and a great bar like The Winslow. Come down on Tuesday nights for a drink & a laugh.
Stranger Beings at The Grisly Pear (107 MacDougal St)
Host: Jaqi Furback
Every Tuesday at 5pm, The Grisly Pear starts the comedy for the day with the “Stranger Beings” open mic. Now, why would I be featuring an open mic? Well, a couple of reasons: Jaqi knows how to run a mic and does it well, it’s a show worth seeing early in the night and each comic does 7 minute sets. This is more of a showcase than a mic and Jaqi works her ass off to make it good..
Legion Of Skanks at The Creek and The Cave (10-93 Jackson Ave, Queens)
Hosted by: The Legion Of Skanks
Every Wednesday at 9pm, The Skanks take over the downstairs of The Creek and The Cave. Luis J. Gomez, Dave Smith & Big Jay Oakerson are 3 of the most well known acts in NYC and they make up the Legion Of Skanks. This live podcast recording every week is free and worth coming to see because they’ve called the creek home for years and always have an insane, fun show with special guests.
Rose Gold Comedy at Rose Gold (96 Morgan Ave, Brooklyn)
Hosted By: Emily Winter & Caitlin Peluffo
This 7:30pm show takes over Rose Gold every 4th Wednesday of the month. Every month, Emily & Caitlin bring you a show full of comics from all over TV. It’s a free show that’s got cover charge quality, so it’s always recommended to donate some money to pay the comics if you can. It’s definitely one of the best shows around, as it’s been a Time Out NY Critics Pick..
$5 Funnies at The Stand (239 3rd Ave)
Wednesday nights at 7:30pm, The Stand opens its doors for a $5 comedy show that is always worth a hell of a lot more. The Stand is a hub for big TV names to do short, showcase sets and Wednesdays are a prime night to see just that. I can’t stress this enough: Come early and make sure you don’t miss getting a seat before it sells out.
Slugamania at The Beauty Bar (231 E. 14th St)
Host: Nick Milton & Jeremy Hammond
The Beauty Bar is an often showcased venue on my lists for a reason: It’s an awesome venue. Part salon, part bar, part performance venue…it’s one of a kind. Slugamania takes over The Beauty Bar this Thursday at 9pm with six of NYC’s best up & coming acts.
With A Little Feeling at The Creek And The Cave (10-93 Jackson Ave, Queens)
Host: Joseph Tolpi
Every Thursday at 8pm, you should come out to The Creek and The Cave for a stellar free show hosted by Joseph Tolpi. All things considered, The Creek and The Cave is one of the best places to see comedy in the city but you should not neglect the weeknight shows. They’re always free, always great and always a surprise.
Comedy Nation at West Side Comedy Club (201 W. 75th St.)
Host: John Fugelsang
Every Thursday at 8pm, SiriusXM’s John Fugelsang hosts a ridiculous line up of comedians focusing on a different subject every week. 4/26 will feature the comics talking about comedians on drugs. That’s a subject we know all too well so I’d recommend checking this one out.
Cheap Date Comedy Show at Union Hall (702 Union St., Brooklyn)
Host: Sharron Paul
Every Friday at 10pm, Sharron Paul brings you a monster weekly line up for a cheap ass $10 price tag at the door. It’s $8 if you buy ahead. On top of the awesome line ups and cheap price, you get no drink minimum AND free snacks. Take your frugal ass out to Brooklyn on a Friday night.
Free Fridays at Karma Lounge (51 1st Ave)
Every Friday at 8pm, you can see free comedy at Karma Lounge in Lower East Side, Manhattan. In the basement of one of the most well known hooka lounges in NYC, you’ll get a fresh new crop of local heavy hitters coming through to rock the stage. It’s super laid back, super free and super 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.)
Solid Gold Comedy Show at Sid Golds Request Room (165 W. 26th St)
On the first Sunday of the month at 7:30pm, music & comedy take over The Request Room. Sam Evans, Ben Katzner, Emily Faith & Ajani Thompson produce this unique monthly show and pack the stand up portion with some big names in the NYC scene. It’s a great way to end your week.
Just A Show at Sunnyvale (1031 Grand St, Brooklyn)
Host: Harrison Mayersohn & Jessy Morner-Ritt
Every last Sunday at 6pm, Harrison & Jessy bring Brooklyn a show full of variety, whimsy and all things funny. It’s an earlier show so it’ll start your Sunday comedy journey off right.