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Comedy & Stand-up in New York - July 2016

Our carefully curated selection of the Best Comedy & Stand-up in New York for the month of July 2016

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: Closes 2nd December 2016

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

: 24th July

Bret? Present. Jermaine? Present. Yes, the Grammy Award-winning Flight of the Conchords are back! The New Zealand duo are heading out across North America on a brand new tour, their first since co-headlining 2014's Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Tour. In even more exciting news, they have new material to play! More info

: Closes 16th November 2016

The world is awash with talent shows, everything from So You Think You Can Dance to The Voice, but none of them beat Amateur night at the Apollo. A New York institution, Amatuer night has been daring aspiring wannabe comics, musicians, dancers and singers to brave the spotlight for over 70 years. More info

: 30th July

There is nothing tranquil about comedian/actor Chris Tucker. A limber, wiry fellow with a high-pitched voice and a delivery as fast as a mosquito's wing beats, he seems energy incarnate. Tucker first started out on the LA comedy scene in the Nineties, on the Def Comedy Jam circuit before coming to prominence in films such as his debut, Friday and then the Rush Hour trilogy. Nowadays he is back on the stage following an expensive run-in with the IRS, and his humor draws upon this and his early life, switching seamlessly between different personas. More info

: Closes 2nd November 2016

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

: 30th July

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 break and milk in the face of the Blizzard of 2013 warnings. More info

: 30th July

Recently lighting up TV and laptop screens around the world with her new smash hit Netflix series entitled Lady Dynamite, it may surprise some to find out that impression queen Maria Bamford has been honing her craft since the early 90s. Armed with a thousand voices, Bamford's off the wall style mines the depths of mental health, pop culture and her own personal life with hilariously quirky results. More info

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