8 Side Splitting Comedy Shows Coming To NYC In January

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God knows we could all use a good laugh after 2016. A new year brings new comedy back to the city, some familiar faces, and some new. Here is our rundown of the 7 funniest shows coming to the city in January.

Drinks & Laughs
  • Where – Stand Up NYC
  • When – Various Dates
  • Price – $15

Since 1986, this comedy club has kept New Yorkers laughing with sets from some of the brightest in the business like Amy Schumer, Artie Lange and Aziz Ansari, rightfully landing it the title of the “incubator of stand-up nobility” by New York Magazine.

We Are Thomasse
  • Where – Peoples Improv Theater
  • When – Jan 5
  • Price – $5

The British-American comedy team that make up We Are Thomasse have been compared to both Monty Python and Key & Peele. Their fast paced sketch comedy show offers up sharp wit and genuine belly laughs.

Jerry Seinfeld: The Homestand
  • Where – Beacon Theatre
  • When – Jan 5 at 9:30pm
  • Price – $123

When he-s not in Cars getting coffee with other comedians, Jerry Seinfeld has been known to do a bit of stand-up. The legendary comedian has been performing monthly shows at the Beacon since early 2016, luckily he’s sticking around for this January 5th show.

Nothing Important!
  • Where – One and One
  • When – Jan 6, 13, 20, 27
  • Price – free

Every Friday, Phil Stamato, Daniel Raderstrong, and Matt Leary gather together comics you might recognize from Comedy Central, MTV, Conan, and more with the express purpose of amusing you with a series of things that are probably “Nothing Important.”

Art School Acid Dropout
  • Where – The Creek and the Cave
  • When – Jan 20
  • Price – free

A comedy drink and draw? If you don’t know what one of those is, then prepare for an education in art and mirth. Watch a psychadelic comedy show hosted by Illustrator and Comedian Grant Lindahl, while comedians tell stories, audience members draw what they hear with paper and crayon.

Test Pilots
  • Where – The Creek and the Cave
  • When – Jan 21
  • Price – free

Every month comedian Dan King writes a pilot script for a new sitcom. Come on out to Test Pilots Live! to see live table-reads of each new script. You should DEFINITELY see these live because these ideas will NEVER ever make it to television.

We Might Just Kiss: A Female Improv Event
  • Where – Magnet Theater
  • When – Jan 30
  • Price – $7

Experienced improvisers Megan Gray and Christina Dabney  join on the Magnet stage for an evening of girl-on-girl comedy that will amaze, astound and judging by the title …arouse?

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