New York Comedy in February 2015
Our selection of the best comedy in New York for the month of February 2015
Wellmont Theatre : 7th February
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
Two-time Emmy winner, NY Times bestselling author, Grammy nominee, 2009's GLAAD Vanguard recipient and 2011 Trevor Project Life Award honoree Kathy Griffin is a multi-faceted performer with rapid fire wit. She has been making audiences laugh for years discussing Hollywood gossip and celebrity blunders.
NYCB Theatre at Westbury : 6th February
Lisa Lampanelli is a Grammy-nominated stand-up comedienne. She has toured with Larry the Cable Guy who is part of the Blue Collar Tour with whom she starred with in the film Delta Farce. She made her name by starring in many of the roasts of many famous personalities such as Chevy Chase, William Shatner and Pamela Anderson. Lampanelli is one of the finest stand up and insult comics around and will have you in stitches for many hours after you leave th show. More info
Beacon Theater : 13th February
Basketball legend Shaquille O'Neil presents this new instalment in the All Star Comedy Jam series at the Beacon Theatre, shows that gather together some of the best comics in the world for an unforgettable night of entertainment. Hosting duties for this night in Seattle go to Earthquake, star of Everybody Hates Chris and the line-up comprises DeRay Davis, Robert Powell, Michael Blackson and Bill Bellamy. More info
Town Hall Theater : 28th February
Demetri Martin is an Emmy Award-nominated and Perrier comedy award-winning comedian, actor, artist, musician, writer, and humorist. Martin is best known for his work as a stand-up/prop comedian and as a regular contributor on Comedy Central's The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. His chilled and laid back approach allows for more cerebral jokes, as opposed to the machine-gun style repertory of his contemporaries. More info
Gramercy Theatre : 19th February
Perhaps best known for his role as actor, creator and executive director of the Comedy Central smash-hit series 'Workaholics', the multi-talented comedian Peter Devine started out on the LA stand-up scene and was quickly noticed for his off-the-wall humour. Since then he's appeared in Hollywood films including the cult hit 'Pitch Perfect' and had huge success with 'Workaholics' which, on average, had 2 million viewers tuning in to each show. More info
One of the hottest up and coming talents in the world of comedy, Hannibal Buress is fresh off the success of his own Comedy Central Special. The Chicago native arrived in New York in 2008 with $200 in his pocket and dreams of making it in the world of stand up. It's a testament to his talent that within a year he had landed a writing gig at SNL, which in turn led to stint on the staff at 30 Rock. Currently co-hosting Adult Swim's cult The Eric Andre Show, stand up remains Buress' first love. His routine is left-field randomness cased inside a breezy conversational tone, that has drawn comparisons to Steven Wright and the late great Mitch Hedberg.
Apollo Theater : Closes 24th June 2015
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