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Comedy in New York - June 2016

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

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: 25th June

One of the most respected and 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. 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

: 26th June

As a stand-up comedian, Gaffigans clever, quiet style has earned him an unprecedented number of appearances on both CBS' Late Show with David Letterman and NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien. His recent one hour Comedy Central special entitled Beyond the Pale has made Gaffigan one of the most popular touring and recorded comedians in the country today. More info

: 17th June

Never one 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. More info

: 23rd June

Amy Schumer is infamous for the choice of subjects she tackles in her comedy; whether it be sex, personal relationships or even darker material, she pulls no punches and nobody is safe from her ire (just ask Blake Lively). Schumer hosts her own comedy show Inside Amy Schumer, which has catapulted her to fame, and made her one of the most in-demand female comics on the circuit today. More info

: 16th June

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

: 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

: 25th June

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

COLIN MOCHRIE & BRAD SHERWOOD

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.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Jun 2016:

Bergen Performing Arts Center

Jun 03, 2016

Count Basie Theatre

Jun 09, 2016

: Closes 15th June 2016

Gad Elmaleh is of Morrocan Sephardi Jewish descent and currently living and works in France. This unique and exotic cultural heritage has certainly given him a certain je ne sais quoi, and the stand up-comedian and actor quickly has quickly risen to prominence as one of France's favourite funnymen since the debut of an autobiographical show in 1997. 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

: 18th June

For those Drag Race fans in the making, here comes a fabulous spoiler alert! Season eight winner Bob the Drag Queen will be gracing NYC's Gramercy stage, serving up the comedy and acting realness that saw her snatch the crown from the other queens of the season. Self described as "hilarious, beautiful, talented... and humble," this goddess of humour honed her talents in the big apple, performing stand up and sketch comedy for over 10 years. Now she returns to take a big, lipstick-stained bite! More info

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