With the weekend heading our way and chilly winds curbing our enthusiasm, it's the perfect time to do something a little different than your average weekend night out of dinner and a movie. Hit up one of these fab comedy shows happening in the city for some fun that is sure to put a smile on your face.
Stage 72: After 5 years of extensive renovations, the popular Upper West Side performance space, the Triad Theater, will re-launch as Stage 72 as part of the NY Comedy Festival. The new space will feature music, comedy, dane, plays, film screenings, and more. The re-launch during NY Comedy Festival will include performances by Susie Essman, Tony Danza, Rachel Dratch, and many more. Check out the full schedule here.
Night Train with Wyatt Cenac: Comedian Wyatt Cenac of The Daily Show and King of the Hill, along with producer Marianna Ways and Littlefield, are bringing a weekly comedy series Mondays nights at 8pm at Littlefield Performance and Art Space in Brooklyn. The show will feature comedy from the best local and international stand-up comedians, as well as musicians, local celebrities and occasional surprises. You can purchase tickets in advance for $5 or the day of the show for $8.
Comedy Night at Irish Exit: The well-known midtown pub is serving up locals with not only free comedy, but free booze, as well. Every Tuesday evening at 8pm, the bar hosts stand-up comedians who have been featured on SNL, Comedy Central, HBO, and more. During the show, there will be $4 drafts and $0.50 wings. Oh, and did we mention that since the show is sponsored by Magner's, you can score a free sample by RSVPing to the event? Talk about luck of the Irish!
New York Comedy Festival: Yes, we already mentioned the illustrious comedy festival. But happenings on Stage 72 are only a part of it. The most hilarious event to hit the city brings some of the most LOL-worthy comedians to a stage near you. This year we've got shows starring The Wayans Brothers at Caroline's on Broadway, Aziz Ansari at The Apollo Theater, Ricky Gervais at Town Hall, Bill Maher at Beacon Theater, and Robin Williams at 92nd Street Y, just to name a few. Don't miss the oppportunity to check out one or all of these fabulous shows.