Comedy fans enjoy a packed lineup of headliners and emerging stars at the annual Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival ... moreThe Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
The 2014 New York City Sketch Festival promises four solid days of belly laughs, and features dozens of sketch ... moreThe People's Improv Theater
123 East 24th Street
New York, NY 10010
Normally held over the first weekend in October, The New Yorker Festival features three days packed with writer ... moreThroughout the city
Bergen Performing Arts Center (Englewood, NJ)
30 North Van Brunt Street
Englewood, NJ 07631
Mayo Performing Arts Center (Morristown, NJ)
100 South Street
Morristown, NJ 07960
Stand-Up Comedy / Comedy Show
New York, NY 10023
Since 2003, the best Arab-American comics in New York have come to perform at the annual New York Arab-American ... moreThroughout the city
Comedy Show / Stand-Up Comedy
The Paramount (Huntington, NY)
370 New York Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743
Few cities offer as many chances to have a laugh as New York, and there is a massive assortment of venues to catch one of the many New York comedy shows.
From big, Broadway-caliber hotspots to shadowy dives hosting as-of-yet undiscovered talent, comedy shows in New York have it all. Caroline's on Broadway is a Times Square comedy club that normally hosts two or three shows nightly, and this NYC institution is an easy choice to check in on a performer you’ve probably seen on TV before.
Gotham Comedy Club is another big player – despite its relatively small size – and can tout the likes of Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle, and Larry David on its long roster of hilarious performers. Comedy Cellar is known more as a practice room for comedians, so checking out a show here is a good place to watch someone try out some new material (which can either be amazing or the most painful thing on the planet). It’s a no-frills space, to be sure, but who knows who might drop in unannounced to perform?
You could talk about comedy institutions in New York for days. From the campy cabaret at Duplex to the glorious dive that is Stand Up NY, the endless comedy shows in NYC make it easy to laugh.