Friday Night Comedy Shows in NYC

New York City is home to hundreds of talented comedians. In addition to the many comedy clubs showcasing headline comedy seven nights a week, many up and coming comics host weekly shows where you can catch top notch talent working smaller venues.

Here are some shows that happen on Friday nights:



live from outer space

Live From Outer Space

Live From Outer Space‘Live From Outer Space’ the comedy show
produced by Erik BergstromMyka Fox & Max Bruno
featuring special guests and weird segments and drink giveaways.
There is no cover charge but there is a $5 suggested donation (support live comedy).
Doors 8:30pm, Show 9pm Sharp
Cobra Club
6 Wyckoff Ave.
(between Jefferson & Troutman St.)
Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
(917) 719-1138

Bitches Brew Comedy Show

Bitches Brew ComedyBitches Brew is a weekly comedy show held every Friday at Halyard’s in Gowanus
Hosted by Erica Spera, Naomi Karavani, and Shelby Taylor
See line-ups
Reservation via eventbrite
Tip:  Arrive early. They will give away no-shows’ seats at 8:30pm
They save 20 seats for non-ticket holders on a first come-first served basis
no cover
8:30pm in the back room at:
406 Third Ave. (6th St.)
Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY
(718) 532-8787


Whatever comedyWhatever is a new comedy show produced & hosted by Amy Cardinale and Peter Revello
Every Friday, Peter Revello & Amy Cardinale present a diverse mix of NYC’s most well known and up & coming stand-up comedians, with credits from Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Comedy Central.
plus, they give away free drink tickets AND pizza

8pm – 9:30pm
112 Avenue A (7th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 420-9517




Shame! The Not-So-Honorable Comedy Show
Hosted by Brendan Busee & Ron Raganella
Every 3rd Friday of the month
witness the shameful confessions of some of New York’s funniest. Performers share jokes and tales of less-than-proud moments and honest experiences in this cringe-worthy comedy show.
$6 in advance and $8 day of. [tickets]
9:30 – 11pm
27-16 23rd Ave. (between 27th & 28th St.)
Astoria, NY
(347) 451-3873

Casual Sets

Casual Sets comedyProduced and hosted by Peter Bandyk, Chris Gersbeck, and Lauren Hope Krass.
free late night stand up comedy show
2nd and 4th Fridays of the month
free admission
27-16 23rd Ave. (between 27th & 28th St.)
Astoria, NY
(347) 451-3873

Nothing Important

A Free Comedy Show
Last Friday of every month
Produced & hosted by Fumi Abe, Phil Stamato, Daniel Raderstrong

Seating starts at 7:30pm
showtime 8pm
Friends & Lovers
641 Classon Ave. (between Pacific St. & Dean St.)
Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY
(917) 979-3060

Homespun Comedy

Homespun Comedy is a monthly standup comedy show
hosted by Astoria comic Jessica Watkins
[See line-up]
$7 admission [tickets]
27-16 23rd Ave. (between 27th & 28th St.)
Astoria, NY
(347) 451-3873

Robot Hospital

Robot Hospital Comedy Showfree stand-up
hosted by Brian Mitchell
see line-up

Freddy’s Bar
627 Fifth Ave. (between 17th & 18th St.)
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 768-0131

House of Bricks

House of Bricks comedystand up comedy show hosted by Hannah Boone (ADULT SWIM), Brandon Ream (VICE) and Gideon Hambright (BRAVO).
The second Friday of every month
$4 select drafts during the show
free admission
Pine Box Rock Shop
12 Grattan St. (between Bogart St. & Morgan Ave.)
Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
(718) 366-6311

Get Down Comedy

Get Down Comedy is a new monthly stand up comedy show held on the first Friday of the month at Lady Stardust, above 2A in the East Village.

Get Down Comedy

Lady Stardust
(Above 2A)
25 Avenue A (2nd St.)
(212) 505-2466

Soft Core!

Comedians riff on porn.
Hosted by Chris Gersbeck and Jenn Wehrung.
If you grew up with cable, chances are you stayed up late one night and watched a sleazy movie on Cinemax. Comedians Jenn Wehrung and Chris Gersbeck bring that weird late night experience to QED every first Friday, while New York City’s quickest comedians riff over a cheesy soft-core adult movie, MST3K-style.
First Friday of the month.
$10 admission [tickets]
27-16 23rd Ave. (between 27th & 28th St.)
Astoria, NY
(347) 451-3873

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