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Lasers In The Jungle: Stand-Up Comedy

Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, East Village

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New York comedy favorites Katina Corrao and Sean Crespo host this weekly standup show bringing you the best up-and-coming and visiting comics in the city, as well as celebrity drop-ins. Plus, Katina, Sean, and Matt Little open each show with a new sketch or game that offers one lucky audience member a chance to win a free beer. You never know what will happen or who might show up, so stop by every week. (Please, stop by every week... Katina and Sean's self worth depends on it.)

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On A Lighter Note

Halyards, Gowanus

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Face it. The world is garbage right now. But there’s always a silver lining! Lighten your mood at “On a Lighter Note” where Dan Wilbur hosts the finest comics in NYC - bringing you raw & uncensored stand-up. The only caveat? Every comedian MUST leave the stage by saying something positive. It’s a free comedy show with guaranteed laughs. If that doesn’t cheer you up, there will be random chances to win a free drink throughout the show!

Featuring comedians Christian Polanco (someecards), Mike Drucker (Tonight Show), Jaqi Furback (Funny or Die), Jon Fisch (Late Show), and Reformed Whores (Sirius XM). Hosted by Dan Wilbur (Sirius XM, The Onion).

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Goodness Greatness!

Upstairs at 2A, Alphabet City

Every Thursday at 8pm upstairs at 2A, the lights dim and illuminated in candlelight before large, floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Manhattan’s historic East Village, comedians Chris Donahue & Dan Grgas take the stage to host Goodness Greatness! a brand-new, 100% free stand-up comedy show welcoming some of the country’s—nay, the world’s funniest comedians.

Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 8:30. So come on by and shotgun a beer. Get roasted. Meet your future spouse. Bring a date to kiss, a mom to hug, or your dumb friends to get tipsy with. Here, anything positive goes, because at Goodness Greatness! it will always be your lucky night.

Featuring comedians Dina Hashem (Conan), Brett Davis (The Special Without Brett Davis), Emily Winter (SF SketchFest), and Dan Perlman (Caroline's). Hosted by Chris Donahue with DJ DannyMoney.

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Fresh Out! NY: Stand-Up Comedy

Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, East Village

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Fresh Out! is a standup comedy show featuring the freshest comics available anywhere. From heavy hitters like past guests Zach Galifianakis, John Mulaney, Jim Gaffigan, David Cross, Mike Birbiglia, and Janeane Garofalo, to the best of New York's up-and-coming comics, we bring you the best!

Hosted by Ashley Brooke Roberts (UCBT's MAUDE NIGHT) and Jim Tews (HBO, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival).

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Good Knight

Gotham City Lounge, Bushwick

Tyler Richardson is back for more goodness, with an great new line-up of comics at Good Knight. Yes, it's still free. He knows he should charge, but he's trying to get his karma right, so let's look at line-up for next month's show.

Featuring comedians Mike Lebovitz, Bob Hansen, Whitney Chanel Clark, Maddy Smith, Paris Sashay, Chris Hamilton, Isabel Hagen, and Christian Polanco.

Oooo! That looks good doesn't it? And, there's still Marvel vs. Capcom, a pool table, and drink specials. Show love.

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The Daily Show Writers: A Non-Daily Show

Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, Hell's Kitchen

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The writers of The Daily Show With Trevor Noah take a break from working dildos into political commentary to do an improvised show based on audience suggestions.

Chad Carter
Jimmy Donn
Hallie Haglund
Matt Koff
Zhubin Parang
Sebastian DiNatale
Eliza Cossio

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