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Comedy in New York - September 2016

Our carefully curated selection of the Best Comedy in New York for the month of September 2016

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: Closes 15th September 2016

A 20+ year veteran of the stand-up comedy scene, Louis C.K. is also an accomplished filmmaker and award-winning writer. Influenced by comics like George Carlin and Richard Pryor, C.K. is a master of black humor and a perpetual victim of his own life. More info

: 28th September

There's no bigger name in comedy right now than Amy Schumer. Her incredibly topical and incisive Comedy Central show has won her critical plaudits and a huge fanbase, tackling subjects like gun control, celebrity culture and feminism with style to spare. More info

: 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

: Closes 8th January 2017

Nick Kroll and John Mulaney bring their iconic double act to Broadway in Fall 2016, after a sold out run at the Cherry Lane Theatre. As turtleneck and Alan Alda aficionados Gil Faizon and George St Geegland, they'll present their collective 'memoir on stage' detailing the lives of the two Upper West Side bachelor's and their rise to director/actor/creamed potato stand-ins. More info

: 23rd September

Critics and peers agree, Brian Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. The "perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality" (Wall Street Journal), Brian fills theaters nationwide with fervent fans that span generations. His clean language and sharp, sarcastic obersations on everyday life have led him to be known as the "comedian's comedian". More info

: Closes 24th October 2016

Currently touring the country with his hugely successful tour The Rant Is Due, perpetually pissed comic Lewis Black is bringing a brand-new show to the Marquis Theater this fall, for a limited time only! Black To The Future sees the influential, rage-filled comedian realize of one his biggest career ambitions; a chance to perform on Broadway. Covering every conceivable subject history, politics and religion with his trademark scowl in place, Black also played (appropriately) the chaarcter of Anger in Disney-Pixar's 2015 hit movie, Inside Out. More info

: 10th September

The Oddball Comedy and Curiosity festival always boasts a line-up of the day's greatest stand-ups, and this year is no different! Hosted by Jeff Ross and Joey Diaz, this year's tour includes big names like Sebastian Maniscalco, Hannibal Buress and Dane Cook. There is no way to sit straight-faced through this show! 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

: 24th September

Weird Al Yankovic, the undisputed king of pop culture parody, has sold more comedy recordings than any other artist in history. In a career spanning nearly three decades, he has amassed 30 Gold and Platinum albums, 7 Gold and Platinum-certified home videos and 3 Grammy Awards (with 11 nominations). His 14th studio album Mandatory Fun contains 12 songs that spoofs a number of well-known hits since its release in 2014 including the infamous Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke, as well as material from Pharrell Williams, Iggy Azalea, Lorde and Imagine Dragons! More info

: 23rd September

Appearing on stage with a stool, a microphone, and a can of Diet Pepsi, Paula Poundstone is famous for her razor-sharp wit and spontaneity. The Boston Globe said, "Poundstone improvises with a crowd like a Jazz musician - swinging in unexpected directions without a plan, without a net." More info

: 20th September

Don Rickles and Regis Philbin both rose to fame in the 1960s for their parts on screen on stage as well as in television and film. Rickles made his name as a 'insult' comedian but also appeared in several popular sitcoms. Philbin has hosted more than a handful of talk and game shows in his lifetime, including Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, America's Got Talent and his own show, Live! with Regis and Kelly. More info

: 28th September

Master improvisers Brad Sherwood and Colin Mochrie have been stunning audiences for decades with their appearances on Whose Line Is It Anyway. Now the two comedy greats are taking their show on the road. Just like Whose Line, the show is completely made up on the night, with Brad and Colin taking their cues from audience suggestions. 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

: 22nd September

America's top impressionist and comedian Frank Caliendo has become well known for his hilarious and extremely accurate impressions of a variety of American sports commentators, politicians and celebrities including Morgan Freeman and John Madden. His career highs include work on popular Fox Network TV show MADtv and appearances on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the Late Show with David Letterman. More info

: Closes 17th September 2016

For over four decades, Carol Burnett has won the hearts of America's audiences as the long-reigning queen of comedy TV and Broadway. With a sparkle in her eye and a dance number or two, this talented performer overcame a difficult childhood and broke the Hollywood mould with her self-titled, 11 season strong variety show, garnering 23 Emmy Awards in the process. Now she brings her wit to theatres across the US in a show that looks back to the highs and lows of her remarkable career and life. More info

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