The magical Judah Friedlander (I once witnessed Judah accurately guess an audience member’s state, city, and profession by just looking at him) today releases his first book of cartoons, titled If the Raindrops United. The question isn’t whether you should buy it, but how many additional copies you must pick up for friends, relatives, and business associates. Judah is one of the quickest and funniest comics alive, and he’ll be hosting such superb stand-ups as Marina Franklin and Nick Griffin tonight; but if that’s not enough, buying a show ticket gets you Judah’s book for free! It all happens at Judah Friedlander’s Book Launch (8:00 pm, $20 plus 2-item food or drink min., Comedy Cellar’s Village Underground at 130 West 3rd Street off Sixth Avenue)…
…Jessica Williams (star correspondent on The Daily Show) and Phoebe Robinson Phoebe Robinson (Comedy Central’s Broad City, MTV’s Girl Code) co-host sharp stand-ups Jacqueline Novak, Seaton Smith, Matteo Lane, and more in 2 Dope Queens (8:00 pm, $10 at the door or $11.59 in advance online, Brooklyn’s Union Hall at
702 Union Street; take R subway to Union Street)…
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For many more shows, please click the following links to top NYC comedy venues:
Best Inexpensive Stand-Up, Improv, Sketch, and Storytelling
Upright Citizens Brigade Chelsea
(307 West 26th Street; 150-seater; shows free-$10; one of the most respected comedy theatres in the world; especially strong on improv (e.g., Gravid Water, Adsit & ?), sketch (Maude Night), solo shows, and one-act comedic plays, but also hosts one of the very finest stand-up shows in the city (Aparna Nancherla’s Whiplash)
Upright Citizens Brigade East
(153 East 3rd Street; 99-seater; a top comedy venue that leans a bit more towards stand-up and screenings, and on experimental shows taking big risks, than sister theatre UCB Chelsea; shows free-$10)
The PIT Striker (Upstairs) Theatre
(123 East 24th Street; 99-seater; a top venue that’s a powerful rival of UCB, and often surpasses UCB when blending comedy with music and/or theatricality; shows free-$20)
The Annoyance Theatre
(367 Bedford Ave. in Brooklyn; J/M/Z to Marcy or L to Lorimer; 50-seat theatre; spinning off from Chicago’s Annoyance Theatre, brings a fiercely fresh, experimental approach to improv and sketch; shows free-$10)
Best NYC Stand-Up Comedy Clubs
Other NYC Live Shows, Heavily Marked Down via Goldstar:
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From legendary NYC comedy site Brooklyn Vegan: Thank God for Hy Bender’s religiously updated show bible BestNewYorkComedy.com…It must be exhausting keeping that monster of a website alive. It is your daily comedy itinerary and it scares me how on top of his shit this guy is.
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