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Comedy & Stand-up in New York - August 2015

Our carefully curated selection of the Best Comedy & Stand-up in New York for the month of August 2015

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: 28th August

Kevin Hart is a Philly-born former shoe salesman who has become one of the funniest actor-comedians in America today. He has appeared in films such as The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Soul Plane, Paper Soldiers, Scary Movie 3, Along Came Polly, Scary Movie 4 and Death at a Funeral. His humor isn't for kids; this guy can curse for America. A lot of his material is drawn from his personal experiences with family, friends and loved ones, and his trademark catchphrase "All right, all right, all right" is a staple uttered by his fans across the country. More info

: Closes 19th August 2015

From humble beginnings at Chicago's world famous Steppenwolf Theatre to the caustic, dry wit of Sue Sylvester on Glee, the multi-award winning Jane Lynch has become an icon of stage (with her 2013 debut as Miss Hannigan on Broadway) and screen, stealing every scene of every movie she's ever been in. More info

: 7th August

The multi-talented Joel McHale first won over America's TV audiences with his weekly tirades in E! Entertainment's The Soup. Analyzing showbiz news with an acerbic tongue, McHale carried this grumpy guy persona into the world of sitcoms, playing the lead in the smash-hit cult NBC comedy Community. Now he brings his sardonic wit to a stand-up tour of the US. More info

: 6th August

With a gleam in his eye and a surprising spring in his step, Don Rickles has kept audiences rolling in the aisles with his acerbic wit and acid-tongue for over 55 years. No one is safe from the feisty comic, who brazenly pokes fun at all ethnicities, all religions, all walks of life. They don't call him the 'Merchant of Venom' for nothing... More info

: 14th August

Transitioning from Youtube sensation to genuine live superstar isn't always an easy process, but Colleen Ballinger (aka Miranda Sings) has managed it with ease. Her lipstick-smeared, delusional alter-ego has been posting videos online for 6 years now and has grown into one of the platform's most influential comedians. More info

: Closes 29th June 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

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