14 Great Comedy Shows to See in NYC This Fall

nycgo.com staff

New York is the world’s best comedy city, and 2019 brings a slew of great shows. Here are some of our picks for the fall season.

Janeane Garofalo
September 5
The ’90s queen of slacker comedy has become a regular on the NYC comedy circuit and is set to host a lineup of comics she’s chosen herself on this night in Gowanus.

Neil Hamburger
September 7
The Bell House
Enjoy an evening of anti-comedy in Brooklyn.

Jen Kirkman
September 11
The Bell House
The stand-up comic, whom you may have seen on Chelsea Lately and whose writing you may have enjoyed on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, performs live.

Eric Andre
September 15
Kings Theatre
The Adult Swim favorite plays a very fancy Brooklyn venue.

Josh Gondelman
September 17
The Bell House
The amiable Gondelman, whose pug jokes earned him an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, celebrates the release of his latest book.

Michael Che and Colin Jost
September 19
St. George Theatre
The SNL “Weekend Update” co-hosts perform to raise money for the Staten Island Museum.

Mystery Science Theatre 3000
September 19–20
Kings Theatre
Laugh along with wisecracks about bad films.


Jo Firestone and Aparna Nancherla
September 20
The Bell House
Firestone and Nancherla are accomplished comics and staples of the NYC scene who regularly serve as two of three regular hosts for Butterboy. At this show, they get a jump on celebrating Halloween.

Jerry Seinfeld
September 20, October 25–26 and November 22
Beacon Theatre
What’s the deal with one of the most influential stand-ups ever to hold a mic, and the co-creator of the New Yorkiest television show? He’s continuing to make regular appearances at the Beacon Theatre; that’s the deal.

Chris Gethard
September 29
Union Hall
The prolific Gethard has been at the helm of one of the weirdest, most wonderful shows to ever be on television and has tackled the challenging terrain of mental health with authenticity and a sense of humor. This show, part of a tour marking his 20th year in comedy, will be taped for a new special.

Phoebe Robinson
October 10
Bowery Ballroom
Best known for 2 Dope Queens—her podcast turned HBO show—Robinson is also a writer (Portlandia) and skilled stand-up. She brings her act to one of NYC’s most respected rock venues for what’s sure to be a fun night.

Maria Bamford
October 18–19
The Bell House
The creator and star of Lady Dynamite performs live.

Nick Offerman
November 3
Beacon Theatre
You may know Nick Offerman as Ron Swanson from Parks and Recreation; this is a chance to see his live show.

New York Comedy Festival
November 4–10
Various locations
This year’s edition of the City’s biggest comedy event features Norm Macdonald (who gives a great interview) at Carolines, Stephen Colbert at Carnegie Hall, Nicole Byer in Tribeca and much more. In all, the slate includes some 200 comedians.

See Great Comedy Every Night at These Clubs

Carolines on Broadway

This renowned stand-up comedy club delivers laughs in Times Square with performances seven nights a week. Carolines also hosts the New York Comedy Festival, which brings all the biggest names in comedy together for one week each fall.

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Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

The premier home of offbeat, creative improvisational and sketch comedy in New York City presents more than 25 affordably priced (and occasionally free) shows a week.

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Comedy Cellar

You never know who's going to pop up on stage at this subterranean comedy mecca: Ray Romano, Colin Quinn, Chris Rock, Jon Lovitz.

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EastVille Comedy Club

This long-running club has moved to Brooklyn.

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Broadway Comedy Club

Called the New York Improv when it opened in 1963, this club showcased legends such as Bill Cosby, Andy Kaufman and Robin Williams during its first stint....

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