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New York Comedy Shows in April 2024

Get ready to laugh out loud at all the New York comedy on offer, from stand-up shows to improv and sketch acts to comedic Broadway plays and musicals.

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Get tickets to the best comedy shows in NYC right here on New York Theatre Guide. If you're looking to laugh, there are tons of comedy clubs, theatres, and more with the funny entertainment you're craving. Every neighborhood has lots of venues hosting a variety of comedy shows every day of the week, so there are lots of options to choose from and find one that fits your vibe, be it a small, intimate act or a high-profile comedy show in a big Broadway house.

Funny Broadway shows include musical comedies, farcical plays, dark comedies, and much more. You can also find stand-up comedy nearly everywhere in the city, starring local talent alongside famous performers and writers from Comedy Central, late-night TV, and much more. And that's only some of the options for New York comedy — see music and dance at a variety show, give suggestions at an improv show, or feel like you're in the audience of Saturday Night Live by going to a sketch comedy performance. Some comedy shows are even kid-friendly, so you and the whole family can have a good laugh.

Browse comedy going on throughout the city, and see a New York comedy show as soon as tonight. Buy tickets on New York Theatre Guide for the best Off-Broadway and Broadway comedies, and get ready to laugh out loud.

Audiences are no longer required to present proof of vaccination at Broadway theatres, and mask-wearing is optional. Find out more about Broadway's latest Covid safety policies here.

Frequently asked questions

Where can I see comedy in New York?

You can see comedy at all types of venues in New York, large and small. Musical comedies, comedy plays, and the occasional stand-up show play on Broadway, whereas comedy clubs all over the city, like Broadway Comedy Club, put on stand-up, improv, and variety shows. Other popular comedy venues include Asylum NYC, the Players Theatre, and SoHo Playhouse.

Can I see stand-up on Broadway?

Yes, you can see stand-up comedy on Broadway. Stand-up comedians regularly bring their shows to Broadway for limited engagements — recent examples include Mike Birbiglia, Colin Quinn, and Alex Edelman. Read our full guide to stand-up comedians in theatre and stand-up comedy on Broadway and off Broadway now.

Can a musical be a comedy?

Yes, musical comedies are very popular on Broadway. Musicals like The Book of Mormon, Shucked, and Some Like It Hot are especially known for their abundance of laughs.

Can a play be a comedy?

Yes, comedy plays frequently appear on Broadway. New comedy plays premiere each season, from classic farces by playwrights like Neil Simon to new, hilarious plays. Stand-up comedy shows also appear on Broadway from time to time.