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Broke Ass NYC Comedy Breakdown: “How To Watch Movies The Right Way” Edition!

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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!

HTWMTRW Live at QED Tuesday – Photo Credit: Eventbrite

BUT WAIT! It’s a special edition!

This Tuesday, 3/29 at 8pm at QED in Astoria, Queens…there’s a special show happening. What show is that, you may ask? Well that’s what we’re here to tell you! We’re about to plow straight into the Hollywood “Summer Blockbuster” season and the movies are already starting to happen. We just had the release of Deadpool 2 and one of the most anticipated movies of 2018, “Solo” from the “Star Wars” franchise. Which brings me to this Tuesdays show: How To Watch Movies The Right Way LIVE!

This is a live presentation of the hit Podcast of the same name where the crew will be talking about SOLO: A Star Wars Story live on stage at QED. Join the cast: Pat Stango, Gregg Zehentner, Erin Rose Chan, Clayton Gumbert and special guest JL Cauvin! This is the first time they’re doing it live so you’re gonna get all sorts of fun stuff along with the show. For only $5, you get the live podcast plus audience games, comedy videos, special content, prizes, giveaways and lots of surprises. So what I’m saying is: Get out to Astoria on Tuesday night for How To Watch Movies The Right Way LIVE!

QED is at 27-16 23rd Ave in Astoria, Queens!

Aaron Berg Hosts the Last Frantic! for Awhile – Photo Credit: Lisa Gansky

Mondays (Weekly/Monthly):
FRANTIC at The Stand (239 3rd Ave)
Hosts: Aaron Berg
This upcoming Monday is the FINAL free Monday FRANTIC show at this location so you had better come out while you can! The Stand is relocating so they’ll be off for a few months. What this means to you is that you have one week to say goodbye to this location. Start that off with FRANTIC free Monday at 10pm!

Hush Money at Pinks (242 E. 10th St.)
Host: Mehran Khaghani & Lillian DeVane
Every Monday night at 8:30pm, Mehran & Lillian continue to bring you one of the top shows in NYC. Why is that? You get free beer from 8pm to 8:30pm, a free show at 8:30pm and free money whenever they feel like giving it to you. This week is an insanely packed line up and it’s gonna fill up quick.

Tuesdays (Weekly/Monthly):
Gold Comedy at The Williamsburg Hotel (96 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn)
Host: Elsa Waithe & Jes Tom
Every 4th Tuesday at 7:30pm, Elsa Waithe & Jes Tom now bring you Gold Comedy! The show is brand new to the Brooklyn scene but the people behind it absolutely know what they’re doing so Tuesdays are in good hands in Brooklyn.

Hot Soup! At Irish Exit (978 2nd Ave)
Host: Varies
Every Tuesday at 8pm, one of the hottest shows in the country comes to The Irish Exit. Producers Gary Vider, Matt Ruby & Mark Normand have one of the longest running and hottest shows ever on their hands and it’s one of those shows that you absolutely must experience in NYC. Get there early for a seat. There are always surprises. Don’t miss out!

Mark Normand at Hot Soup! This Week – Photo Credit: Midwestix

Wednesdays (Weekly/Monthly)
Better Days Comedy at Better Days (302 Broome St.)
Hosted by: Petey DeAbreu
Wednesdays at 9pm, Petey hosts one of the best shows in NYC. It’s one of those shows that you can only catch in places like NYC or LA. It’s an amazing show every week filled with headliners left & right and it’s free every single week. Get out there every week.

Too Many Cooks at Lucky Jacks (129 Orchard Ave.)
Hosted By: Luke Touma, Jordan Temple, Samantha Ruddy, JP McDade, Dina Hashem
Wednesdays at 9pm, there may be Too Many Cooks in the kitchen but there’s always enough kick ass comedy on the stage. This show loads up the hosting duty and has some of the heaviest hitting line ups in the city. It’s a show you should absolutely check out any time you can. Drop ins are frequent so you never know who you’re gonna see.

Thursday (Weekly/Monthly)
The Filthy Show at Sissy McGinty’s (25-67 Steinway, Astoria)
Host: Andrew Monge & John Gaali
Thursday nights at 8:30pm, you’re going to need to strap in and keep your triggers at the door because Astoria is getting filthy. The Filthy Show hits Queens and you’re not going to want to miss it.

The Bomb Shelter at Gaf West (401 West 48th St.)
Host: Varies
Thursdays at 8pm, one of the best shows in Manhattan happens at Gaf West. The Bomb Shelter is known around town as one of the best shows around. It’s a free show, you get free pizza and you can almost always see some drop in performers in a fantastic, intimate setting. Get there early or you’ll miss out.

Friday (Weekly/Monthly)
Polished Comedy at Beauty Bar (231 E. 14th St.)
Host: Josh Carter
Friday at 8:30pm, Josh Carter brings Polished Comedy to Beauty Bar in Manhattan. What’s Beauty Bar? It’s the only bar, nail salon & performance venue in the city. Josh co-produces other shows in the city, always books top notch talent and always has some surprises in his back pocket.

Creek Cave Live at Creek and The Cave (10-93 Jackson Ave)
Host: Varies
At 8pm on Friday nights, you’re invited to one of the best weekend shows in the city! Comedy den mother Rebecca Trent books & oversees a show full of the best comics in the country. There’s always a solid line up plus drop in performers left & right. Only $5!

Rebecca Trent Books Creek Cave Live! – Photo Credit: Mindy Tucker

Saturdays (Weekly)
The Early Show at New York Comedy Club (241 E. 24th St.)
Host: Varies
Remember when I talked about Ryan Dacalos earlier? Well, on top of his Monday Night show, he also runs one of the best shows in NYC on Saturdays at 5pm. You read that correctly…a 5pm show that is always damn good. He books a revolving line up of regulars like Aaron Berg along with drop ins from NYC & LA every weekend.

Sunday (Weekly/Monthly)
Don’t Quit Your Day Job at The Grisly Pear (107 MacDougal St.)
Host: Amarie Castillo
On Sundays, one of NYC’s favorite comics, Amarie Castillo, hosts an early show full of NYC’s best. The nice thing about a 4pm & 6pm show is that there aren’t many of them so there’s a lot of big names available. Not only is Amarie one of the best onstage, she’s one of the best producers in NYC. See ya for brunch.

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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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