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Comedy & Stand-up in New York - August 2017

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

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: 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

: 20th August

Bill Maher has set the boundaries of political humour on American television, and even now continues to push new ones. His combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have earned him a staggering 23 Emmy nominations to date. The controversial satirist's career launched with stand-up almost 30 years ago and he returns to his roots an unforgettable night of sharpshooting political satire. More info

: Closes 12th August 2017

Never afraid to speak his mind, Bill Burr can deliver an elegant rant on just about anything. Relationships, dating, sexuality, sports, race - you name it, Bill Burr's straight-shooting, wise-cracking antics cover it all. With four comedy specials on Netflix, as well as a recent adult animated series F is For Family, his rambling and ranty Monday podcasts have found himself an edgy following from across the globe. 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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