Broke-Ass Stuarts Weekly NYC Comedy Listings!

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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!

Sachin Shaan at The Mailroom May 7th! – Photo Credit:

Mondays (Weekly/Monthly):
The Surprise Show at The Mailroom (110 Wall Street)
Hosts: Sachin Shaan & Anish Mitra
Every First Monday night at 8pm, Saachin & Anish bring their highly successful show, previously at Eastville Comedy Club, to The Mailroom. This show is known for drop in spots from some of the biggest comedy names around, such as: Todd Barry, Jim Gaffigan & Judah Friedlander. It’s always fun, always packed, always a surprise and a killer show. Only $5!

Hush Money at PINKS! (242 E 10th St.)
Host: Mehran Khaghani & Lillian DeVane
Every single Monday at 8:30pm, Mehran & Lillian bring you one of the best free shows in the country, let alone NYC. They book a line-up of headliners, but there is more! Oh yes, there’s more. Free beer at 8pm and on top of it being a free show, they actually give you, the audience, free money. You read that right…free money for just being there.

Monday Night Comedy at Old Man Hustle (39 Essex St.)
Host: Varies
Every Monday night at 8pm, Old Man Hustle starts your week off proper! Old Man Hustle is one of those venues that truly loves comedy. Every night of the week, a different producer gets to take the helm and put on a different showcase. It’s the perfect dive bar situation for comedy, the drinks are cheap, the crowds are fun and you can’t go wrong here.

Jim Gaffigan on Northern Discomfort – Photo Credit: The Stand

Tuesdays (Weekly/Monthly):
Night & Day at Jekyll & Hyde (91 7th Ave)
Host: Marlenas McMahon-Purk & David Rey Martinez
Every first Tuesday of every month at 8pm, you can experience an NYC tradition: Comedy in a themed venue. Jekyll & Hyde is a horror themed bar & restaurant in the east village of Manhattan. It’s one of those places that’s cool & fun and full of crazy selfie moments. And who doesn’t like to laugh around piles of bones & fake death?

Northern Discomfort at The Stand (239 3rd Ave)
Host: Ray DeVito & Josh Carter
Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month, The Stand in Gramercy, Manhattan hosts Northern Discomfort. Ray DeVito & Josh Carter are two of the best comics in NYC and they consistently host a line-up of comedians from all over the country that often includes favorites like Jim Gaffigan. Jim is a regular drop in on the show so you’ll always have a good chance of seeing him there. 8pm Show.

Tuesday Night Live at The Grisly Pear (107 MacDougal St)
Host: Varies
Every Tuesday at 10pm, The Grisly Pear starts the midweek late night shows of with a bang. The Grisly Pear has had somewhat of a resurgence since being featured on the HBO hit show, “Crashing”, and it has become a breeding ground for the best up & coming acts in NYC. Drop ins happen all the time and you’ll always see a show full of variety and quality.

Adrienne Iapalucci Headlining Wednesday Night – Photo Credit: Jonas Barnes

Wednesdays (Weekly/Monthly)
The Headliner Series at The Creek and The Cave (10-93 Jackson Ave, Queens)
Hosted by: Jonas Barnes
Every First Wednesday at 10pm, Jonas Barnes hosts a night of headlining hilarity. This free show always features a big name headliner working out a 45 minute closing set with a supporting line up of great up & coming comics. May features Adrienne Iapalucci closing the show. Free show and free beer so you can’t go wrong.

Better Days Comedy at Better Days (302 Broome St)
Hosted By: Petey DeAbreu
This 9pm show in Manhattans Lower East Side is consistently one of the hottest shows in NYC. Every Wednesday, “The Hope Of The Hood” Petey DeAbreu hosts a line up featuring a who’s who of NYC talent. You get people from all walks of comedy, legendary headliners, up & comers and surprises alike AND it’s a free show. This is one of those shows that you absolutely have to get to early because it fills up quick. Seating starts at 8:30pm.

Full Moon Comedy at Starr Barr (214 Starr St, Brooklyn)
Host: Carmen Lagala, Sam Evans, Kendall Farrell
Wednesday nights at 8pm, The Starr Bar is host to one of Brooklyn’s premier midweek shows. Carmen, Kendall & Sam are some of the best in the game and they know how to book a great show. The show is free but there’s a suggested donation of $5. So don’t be cheap, donate some scratch and put money in the pockets of artists!

Thursday (Weekly/Monthly)
Thursday Night Comedy at The Lantern (167 Bleeker Street)
Host: Varies
The Lantern is a mainstay venue in NYC comedy. It has been around forever, gone through changes and been featured on “Louie” on FX. It’s such a fun venue all week long but on Thursdays, the weekend unofficially begins. 8 & 10pm Shows.

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. If you’re familiar with John, you’ll know this is a show you absolutely do not want to miss. Plus, Westside Comedy Club is a new kid in town so the more support, the better.

Casey James Salengo at The Secret Loft This Week! – Photo Credit:

Friday (Weekly/Monthly)
The Big Weird Comedy Show at Secret Loft (Secret Location – Manhattan)
Host: Casey James Salengo, Ryan Beck, Will Winner
First Friday at 9pm, you have the opportunity to partake in an awesome NYC tradition: A Secret Show. One of the cool things about this show is the exclusivity. You don’t get the address until you buy a ticket online. You can buy one at this link. Big names, cheap tickets, free pizza and lots of surprises.

The Hard Times Showcase at Tender Trap (66 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn)
Host: Varies
Fridays at 8pm, you can catch one of the coolest shows in NYC. The Hard Times is a satire website that features some of the best comedic writers in the country and on Fridays in Brooklyn, you get to see them performing comedy live. It’s only $5 but you wanna get there early before it sells out.

Saturdays (Weekly)
Shoote The Shite! At The Creek And The Cave (10-93 Jackson Ave, Queens)
Host: Ray DeVito & Ben Kronberg
On Saturdays at 8pm, Ray Devito & Ben Kronberg bring you one of the longest running NYC shows around, Shoot The Shite. The show almost always sells out and for good reason. The show has longevity because it’s carefully booked to bring you an insanely good show every Saturday. It’s only $5 too.

Late Late Breakfast at The Creek and The Cave (10-93 Jackson Ave, Queens)
Host: Tommy McNamara & Tom Thakkar
So this show is happening on 5/19 at 2:30pm but I’m gonna feature it now and in another week or so. The reason why is because it is one of the coolest shows to roll through NYC. It originated in Chicago and is currently featured in Chicago, LA and NYC. It is a variety show filled with sketches, stand up and amazing performances. It’s a show you absolutely don’t want to miss.

Sunday (Weekly/Monthly)
Solid Gold Comedy Show at Sid Golds Request Room (165 W. 26th St)
Host: Varies
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.

Bushwick Bears at Tender Trap (66 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn)
Host: Jericho Davidson & Derek Humphrey
Every Sunday at 9pm, Jericho & Derek bring Brooklyn a show full of insanity. It’s one of the longest running BK shows and that’s a good thing. The show is fun, free, insane and very well booked every week. Give it your time on Sundays.

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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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