Your cheat sheet to the New York City comedy scene. Discover all the best live stand up comedy, improv, and storytelling shows in NYC.

Ask Me Another

The Bell House, Gowanus

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Puzzlemaster Will Shortz and Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! host Peter Sagal walk into a bar... No, it's not the start of a joke. It's the essence of Ask Me Another, a rambunctious hour that blends brainteasers and local pub trivia night with comedy and music. Host Ophira Eisenberg invites in-studio guests and listeners alike to stretch their noggins, tickle their funny bones, and enjoy witty banter and guitar riffs from house musician Jonathan Coulton.

For an hour, listeners can play along as Eisenberg puts questions to a rotating band of puzzle gurus, audience members and special mystery guests, who then takes a turn in the contestant's chair facing trivia games written especially for him or her. What you'll hear resembles the casual intimacy of game night at a friend's house: one where scores are forgotten in favor of hilarious gaffes.

Featuring VIP Guest Lola Kirke.

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Butterboy with Jo, Aparna, and Maeve

Littlefield, Gowanus

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Three chuckle monsters descend on Littlefield every Monday at 8pm, clutching with them a horde of the freshest, silver-tongued comics and phone sex operators this city has to offer. Legends in their own right, these three friends, Aparna Nancherla, Maeve Higgins and Jo Firestone combine forces to host the funniest and best show in Gowanus! Accompanied by the musical stylings of DJ Donwill and the sensual silence of a rotating Idris Elba impersonator, you won't want to miss it. Plus, find out which parts of this blurb are bold, unapologetic lies!

Featuring comedians Rob Cantrell, Emily Flake, Alzo Slade, Jennie Sutton, Chloe Radcliffe and more!

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Side Ponytail Comedy Show

Friends and Lovers, Crown Heights

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Another monday, another opportunity to have the hair knocked to the side of your head by some of the best comedians the world has to offer!

Featuring comedians:
Kerry Coddett (The Rundown with Robin Thede, Tru TV's Comedy Knockout)
Michael Foulk (Out Of Bounds Comedy Festival)
Lauren Hope Krass (Women in Comedy Fest)
Paige Bowman (Laughing Skull Festival)
Zach Swan (Fern Gully Comedy Show)

Produced by Carolyn Busa, Julia Shiplett, Chelsea Taylor, Ben Wasserman, and Emily Winter.

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Razzle Dazzle Comedy Show

Cape House, Bushwick

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Razzle Dazzle is a magical Monday night comedy show produced by Jake Marshall Head and Rachel Weinick.

Featuring comedians Andy Haynes (Conan, Fallon, Comedy Central Half Hour), Marcia Belsky (Handmaid’s Tale: The Musical, Reductress), Sam Taggart (Brooklyn Mag’s 50 Funniest Comedians, Live on Broadgay), Marie Faustin (Unofficial Expert podcast), and Carmen Lagala (Bridgetown Comedy Festival, All Female Reboot). Hosted by Jake Marshall Head.

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Tesla vs. Edison: Electric Foe Comedy Show

Starr Bar, Bushwick

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Tesla. Edison.
Inventors. Humans. Persons with odd sleeping habits. Learn about these two prolific inventors and their rivalry and watch some outstanding comedians perform.

Featuring comedians Ikechukwu Ufomadu, Mariana Garces, Calvin S. Cato, and Ally Spier.

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Vintage Basement with Max & Nicky

Under St. Marks Theater, East Village

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From New York-based twin brothers Max and Nicky Weinbach comes a monthly neo-retro night of stand-up comedy and music. Max & Nicky will have you falling in love with their quirky, absurd antics and dovelike musical stylings as they welcome the additional talents of four hilarious stand-up comics. Presented by Learn From Me Comedy and Horse Trade Theater Group, the Feb. 12th lineup includes headliners Mark Normand, Anna Drezen, Harris Mayersohn, Those Weird Guys: Cousin Comedians (Jay Weingarten + Matthew Goldin), Yamaneika Saunders, and Carolyn Busa!

Use code LITTLEPERSON for discount upon checkout.

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Queerball: A LGBTQ Comedy Variety Show

Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, East Village

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QUEERBALL is a comedy variety show hosted by faggy/sexy/cool comedian, Timothy Dunn, for the L's, G's, B's, T's, Q's, I's... and everyone in between AND everyone outside the lines. We celebrate the gays and the queers, but also the ladies, the freaks, the weirdos, the neo-maxi-zoom-dweebies, the spazzes, the wonks, and all their kinds of comedy!

Expect Sketch, improv, characters, stand-up, drag (and drag first timers!), musical comedy, whatever your queer little brains can dream up! Plus special guests from the Gay Illuminati, Broadway, television, and the Drag-O-Sphere!

Featuring comedians Timothy Dunn, Jess Salomon, Jeena Bloom, Michael Hartney, Eman El-Husseini, Sophie Santos, Megan Patsel, and Phillip Henry.

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