Gameshow, live-on-stage host of The Unexpectashow and The Incredible Game Show Showcase, co-author of #1 bestselling Punderdome: A Card Game for Pun Lovers) hosts this show in which "comics represent you onstage in a live dating game!You may cringe and remain as anonymous as you want in the crowd..arrive at pm to be paired up with a comic and tell everything there is to know about you in 10 minutes or less, and then let them guide your love life in great and maybe horrible ways." Tonight's comics are Ana Fabrega, Conner O'Malley, Patrick Borelli, Maeve Higgins, Josh Rabinowitz, Kevin Iso, Gary Richardson, and Yamaneika Saunders.
That said, my top NYC comedy recommendations for February 2018 include (with much more to come soon): Sunday 2/11-Monday 2/12: The Broken Box Mime troupe performs wordless sketches & stories about love in celebration of Valentine's Day: Be Mime?
BKBX ( pm today and pm Monday; $15, The PIT Mainstage (Striker) at 123 East 24th Street) Sunday 2/11: Brothers Hari Kondabolu (David Letterman, Conan O'Brien, Comedy Central Presents; fascinating Tru TV documentary The Problem with Apu) and Ashok Kondabolu (Dap in Das Racist) spontaneously interact with each other, sharing family stories, discussing current events, and more for this podcast recording: Kondabolu Brothers Podcast Live ( pm, $15, Brooklyn's Littlefield at 635 Sackett Street; take R subway to Union Street) Sunday 2/11: The king of roasts headlines one last night at Carolines: Jeff Ross (, $49 plus 2-drink min., Carolines Comedy Club at 1626 Broadway) Monday 2/12: Emily Flake (writer/cartoonist; The New Yorker, The New York Times), Rob Cantrell (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, HBO, VHI, FX's Totally Biased, documentary Metaphysical Graffiti, High Times, comedy album Pure Uncut Joy), Jennie Sutton (former writer for David Letterman; writer for Tru TV's Paid Off), Alzo Slade, and Chloe Radcliffe perform for this weekly Brooklyn stand-up show hosted by Jo Firestone (staff writer for Jimmy Fallon, co-author of #1 bestselling Punderdome: A Card Game for Pun Lovers), Aparna Nancherla (co-star of HBO's Crashing, Netflix's Master of None, and Comedy Central's Corporate), and Maeve Higgins (Maeve in America, co-host of Nat Geo's Star Talk): Butterboy with Jo, Aparna, and Maeve ( pm, $10, Brooklyn's Littlefield at 635 Sackett Street; take R subway to Union Street) Tuesday 2/13 (see also 2/14): Julio Torres (staff writer for Saturday Night Live; Billy on the Street, HBO's High Maintenance, Louis C.
If you weren't lucky enough to catch this Solocom highlight in November, take advantage of this brief revival (with a musical opening by Taylor Ortega and Max Ash): Hey Siri. ( pm, $8, The PIT Underground at 123 East 24th Street) Thursday 2/15: Comics TBA play dead celebrities who give TED Talk-style lectures, "sharing the knowledge of history's most inspired thinkers willing to push aside death's veil," hosted by Jay Malsky (highly talented, super-charged improvisor & character comic; host of This Live Show; UCB sketch group Pretty Boys; PIT improv group Peaches Galore; Solocom & UCB solo show Jay Malsky Slept With My Boyfriend) playing Elaine Stritch and Richie Moriarty (The Tick, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Going in Style) playing Don Pardo: DED Talks: Celebrities Return From the Dead to Give One Last TED Talk ( pm, $10, LES' Caveat at 21-A Clinton Street; take F/J/M/Z subway to Delancey Street/Essex Street) Thursday 2/15: The unique Greg Barris (MTV's All That Rocks; host of Heart of Darkness; comedy album Shame Wave) hosts typically outside-the-mainstream comics (TBA) for one night only: Greg Barris: Mwah Mwah Mwah ( pm, $10, Brooklyn's Union Hall at 702 Union Street; take R subway to Union Street) Friday 2/16: The lovely Natalie Wall (above right) hosts the best sexy storytelling show in NYC, which tonight features Anna Suzuaki (above left; Az N Pop), Jeena Bloom (above middle; stand-up/actress), and Sam Morrison (one-man show Hello, Daddy!
) telling tales of erotic encounters gone awry: Awkward Sex..the City ( pm; $16.62 if purchased in advance online (otherwise $20)—which includes free beer and wine; The Pleasure Chest at 1150 Second Avenue between 60th & 61st Streets) Friday 2/16: A live version of the popular podcast Tinder Tales that provides stories of Tinder dates, dating advice, and fun games, with guests Rachel Green, Hannah Harkness, and more hosted by David Piccolomini: Tinder Tales Live ( pm, $10, Astoria Queens' QED: A Place to Show & Tell at 27-16 23rd Avenue) Friday 2/16: Storytellers Samantha Ruddy, Andrew Casertano, Misha Han, and Nick Nicosia share cringe-worthy experiences from their pasts hosted by Brendan Busee & Ron Raganella: Shame!
So enjoy Jena's Soft Focus at midnight, rest and regenerate your energies during the commercial break, and then strap yourself in at ish am for Eric Andre Does Paris.
Sunday 2/18: Comics TBA demonstrate their brilliance at thinking on their feet by hilariously answering questions at this live taping of Chris Duffy's excellent podcast: You're the Expert ( pm, , LES' Caveat at 21-A Clinton Street; take F/J/M/Z subway to Delancey Street/Essex Street) Sunday 2/18: Sasheer Zamata (cast member for three seasons of Saturday Night Live; Comedy Centrals Inside Amy Schumer, Amazons Transparent, TBS People of Earth), Matt Rogers (co-host of the GAYme Show and the acclaimed Las Culturistas podcast), Michael Hartney (TV Land's Throwing Shade; co-host of Characters Welcome), and Sydnee Washington (MTV2's Vidiots) tell jokes about not having a steady job (out of work, working freelance, working part-time, etc.) hosted by Anna Roisman (MTV, Funny or Die, Tribeca Film Festival): The Unemployed Show ( pm, , Brooklyn's Littlefield (635 Sackett Street; take R subway to Union Street) Monday 2/19: Marina Franklin (Trainwreck, Louie, Jay Leno, Last Comic Standing, Chappelle's Show), Langston Kerman (cast member of HBO's Insecure; Adam De Vines House Party; written for Chris Rock's hosting of the Oscars and Comedy Central's Problematic), and more TBA perform stand-up for this weekly Brooklyn show hosted by Jo Firestone (staff writer for Jimmy Fallon, co-author of #1 bestselling Punderdome: A Card Game for Pun Lovers), Aparna Nancherla (co-star of HBO's Crashing, Netflix's Master of None, and Comedy Central's Corporate), and Maeve Higgins (Maeve in America, co-host of Nat Geo's Star Talk): Butterboy with Jo, Aparna, and Maeve ( pm, , Brooklyn's Littlefield at 635 Sackett Street; take R subway to Union Street) Monday 2/19: Stellar stand-up Myq Kaplan (one of the quickest minds in comedy; finalist on Last Comic Standing, semi-finalist on America's Got Talent; David Letterman, Conan O'Brien, Seth Meyers, Jay Leno, Comedy Central Presents; comedy albums No Kidding, Small, Dork, and Handsome, Vegan Mind Meld, and Meat Robot) hosts comics Baratunde Thurston, Nat Towsen, Jaqi Furback, and Eudora Peterson: The Myq Kaplan Show ( pm, , Astoria Queens' QED: A Place to Show & Tell at 27-16 23rd Avenue) Wednesday 2/21: In this character show, 45 comics—Christine Nangle, Anna Roisman, Desi Domo, Caroline Cotter, Allie Kokesh, Tim Dunn, David Bluvband, and manu more—play all 45 of our US Presidents and their true-life weird quirks, featuring lots of powdered wigs, in under an hour produced by Kate Villa & Alexandria Iona: Every President Ever: Together Again ( pm, , Brooklyn's Littlefield (635 Sackett Street; take R subway to Union Street) Thursday 2/22: Come celebrate the Ninth Year Anniversary of this free and gloriously oddball monthly storytelling show at the East Village's KGB Bar, featuring such treats as a trivia contest with alcoholic prizes, hosted by the wonderful Leslie Goshko (above; delightful & razor-sharp storyteller/comic/pianist; WNYC, Sirius XM, Huffington Post, Internet Action Force, star of The Real Housewives of Columbo).
: The Not-So-Honorable Comedy Show ( pm, , Astoria Queens' QED: A Place to Show & Tell at 27-16 23rd Avenue) Friday 2/16: To my eye, it's a pretty decent movie; but regardless, tonight 1997's Air Force One will be screened & mercilessly skewered by some of NYC's finest comics: Frank Conniff (TV's Frank on Mystery Science Theater 3000; Cinematic Titanic), Aparna Nancherla (one of the very finest stand-ups in the country; co-star of HBO's Crashing, Netflix's Master of None, and Comedy Central's Corporate; former writer for Seth Meyers; Conan O'Brien, @Midnight, Comedy Central Half Hour, comedy album Just Putting It Out There), Jess Salomon (Sirius XM), and Freddy G (NPR) hosted by Chris Gersbeck (co-host of Everythign Is Dumbn, and Bunk Bed and Murray Povich open mics): Movies R Dumb: Air Force One ( pm, , Astoria Queens' QED: A Place to Show & Tell at 27-16 23rd Avenue) Sunday 2/18 (technically, these two midnight TV specials are airing on Monday 2/19; but they're happening Sunday night, which is what counts...): Jena Friedman has made a career of being angry.
In her new Adult Swim special Soft Focus, Jena is still fueled by fury but expresses it with an almost zen-like air of ironic calmness.
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