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Comedy & Stand-up in New York - April 2017

Our carefully curated selection of the Best Comedy & Stand-up in New York for the month of April 2017

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: 7th April

One of the most popular Latino comedians of all time, Lopez is an author, sitcom star, Grammy nominated and undeniably hilarious. He's uncompromisingly edgy despite his massive success, and draws on his life as a Mexican-American man and his difficult early childhood experiences growing up with his grandparents. Now with a certain President in the White House, prepare for some explosive verbal fireworks when he tackles politics and racism in the undeniably fiery Lopez style. More info

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: 8th April

The comedian that celebrities fear, two-time Emmy winner, NY Times bestselling author, Grammy nominee, 2009's GLAAD Vanguard recipient and 2011 Trevor Project Life Award honoree Kathy Griffin is a multi-faceted performer with rapid fire wit and the kind of meanness that would make any high school queen bee cry. With the source of her humor coming from her insights into Hollywood gossip and celebrity blunders, her new tour comes on the heels of her recent book, Kathy Griffin's Celebrity Run-Ins: My A-Z Index. More info

: Closes 8th December 2017

Brooklyn-born Jerry Seinfeld takes up residence at the Beacon Theater throughout 2016, playing one show every month. Arguably one of the greatest comedians of his time, Seinfeld has been entertaining audiences with his witty observations of the mundane little wrinkles of life since he stepped up to the mic in 1976. More info

: 12th April

Stand-up is where it all started for Adam Sandler. Then came SNL, and the movies (Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer & Punch Drunk Love to name a few) and now he's one of the biggest comedy stars on the planet. Leading this all-star comedy tour, he's joined on the road with fellow comic peers Nick Swardson, David Spade and Rob Schneider, as well as a special surprise guest at certain venues! More info

: 4th April

Created by some of the UK's top comedy writers, Graeme of Thrones is the hilarious Game of Thrones spoof we've all been waiting for! Following the fortunes of fanboy Graeme and his quest to recreate everyone's favorite fantasy epic on stage, with predictably catastrophic results owing to his tiny budget and hammy actor pals, making his journey bumpier than a Dothraki sea voyage! More info

: 15th April

Never one afraid to speak his mind, Katt Williams has now embarked on his Great America Tour, which began In January, which marks his 20th year in comedy and showbusiness! As you might guess from the tour title, politics, race and cultural observations. Delving into everything from the President, social issues, and the aftermath of the election, Williams' sharply tuned mind is unafraid to to tackle any topic, no matter how awkward it may seem. More info

ARTIE LANGE

In 2014 Artie Lange released a new stand-up special through Comedy Central. Entitled The Stench of Failure, it was something of a triumph for Lange, who over the past couple of years has been on the comeback trail after a suicide attempt in 2010. With his long history of drug abuse and rehab visits finally behind him, Lange is finally clean and back at the top of his game.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Apr 2017:

Count Basie Theatre

Apr 08, 2017

Bergen Performing Arts Center

Apr 14, 2017

: 21st April

She's got bills to pay, she's got dogs to put through college, bow down to the majesty of America's funniest Drag Superstar, Bianca Del Rio on her Not Today Satan tour, where the Queen of the blithe put-down will be taking to a stage near you! More info

: Closes 30th April 2017

San Francisco native Ali Wong is a comedian unafraid to leave no stone unturned as she confronts taboo topics with hilarious consequences. Sex, her marriage, pregnancy and more sex are topics she frequently sinks her teeth into, tearing into feminism and sexism with an unmatched voraciousness. She may seem like a demure mom of one when she frist meets the eye, but Wong brass, bold, lewd and taking the comedy scene by storm. More info

: 8th April

A stand-up veteran with over three decades of experience under his belt, Vic DiBitetto's career took a major upswing in 2013 thanks to his Youtube video 'Bread and Milk'. A 30-second video created on the spur-of-the-moment, the video showed a panicked DiBitetto rushing out to buy some bread and milk in the face of the Blizzard of 2013 warnings. More info

: Closes 22nd November 2017

Amateur Night At The Apollo has been a key feature in the local music scene since 1934 when it launched, and has been the stepping stone in the career of many world-class musicians and entertainers, including Lauryn Hill and Stevie Wonder. The audience has the responsibility of cheering loudly for those they like, and booing those they deem less adept off the stage. More info

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