Comedy events in NYC

Get ready to laugh out loud at all types of comedy in New York, from stand-up acts to variety performances to improv shows to sketch compilations and more.
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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 and more with the funny entertainment you're craving. Every neighborhood has lots of venues hosting a variety of New York 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 venue.

You can always find stand-up comedy in New York, 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 comedy in New York — see music- and dance-based comedy 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 have a comedy night in New York as soon as tonight. Buy tickets on New York Theatre Guide for the best 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. Comedy clubs all over the city, like Broadway Comedy Club, put on stand-up, improv, and variety shows on most nights. 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.

Are there family-friendly comedy events in New York City?

Yes — recurring events like Improv 4 Kids LIVE! are great family-friendly comedy options. You can also keep an eye out for new listings from children's theatre companies, like New Victory Theater, to discover kid-friendly comedy events.

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