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You're The Expert

Caveat, Lower East Side

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You’re the Expert is a live show and podcast. Through game show segments and hilariously misguided guesses, a panel of comedians will try to get to the bottom of what a distinguished scientist studies all day. You won’t want to miss being part of the audience for this live show and podcast taping. You’re the Expert is hosted by Chris Duffy and produced by Pretty Good Friends.

Guests include Michelle Buteau, Negin Farsad, and Todd Barry.

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If You Build It: A Stand-Up Comedy Show

Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, East Village

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Join special guest hosts and some of the best up and coming stand up comics in the country and major headliners! Comics have been featured on Letterman, Leno, Fallon, Conan, Comedy Central, VH1, MTV, and many other channels, websites, radio shows, colleges, and clubs.

Featuring comedians Leah Bonnema, Akaash Singh, Tony Deyo, Doug Smith, Casey James Salengo, and Dan Perlman. Hosted by Alison Leiby.

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The Unemployed Show Awards

Littlefield, Gowanus

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The Unemployed Show is getting up from the couch and going LIVE on a stage for their first ever award show! They’ve aired over 30 episodes and have had some of the city’s funniest [unemployed/freelance] guests. America’s favorite unemployed millennial Anna Roisman hosts the show featuring star performers who also happen to not have jobs, like, on that day. With music, standup, and of course an in memoriam, it's the award show of the season to attend! Pajamas invited, always.

The Unemployed Show is a Facebook Live talk show with late night humor, hosted by [employable] comedian Anna Roisman. It’s the spontaneity of Watch What Happens Live meets the millennial chill factor of Broad City. Each week Anna interviews creative people who are either unemployed or “freelance” while sitting in pajamas on her couch, drinking. [Yolo, baby!] Through segments like, “Anna Sells Her Sh*t” (QVC-style) to “Clay Makin: Sculpting Dicks Out Of Clay From Real Dick Pics,” to a “Live Phone Interview While Playing A Drinking Game,” The Unemployed Show celebrates the silver lining of being unemployed with everyone who can relate. It’s the show that people at work wish they were on, instead of secretly watching it on their computers.

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Repeater: A Little Show About Big Songs

QED, Astoria


Big time music fans Evan Forde Barden and Patrick Cartelli host this monthly talk show about people's favorite songs. Each month, they invite a special guest to share one song that they love - be it an all-time favorite, a track that reminds them of a great story, or something that just blew their minds. Then a musician takes the stage to cover it and play a song of their own. Think “You Made It Weird” meets “VH1 Storytellers."

Aileen Clark, Jenna Marucci, Kelly McCready, and more! All our guests will be talking about love songs and tunes from their romantic pasts. Musical guest will be Michael Varamogiannis.

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