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Comedy Theatre in New York - October 2015

Our carefully curated selection of the Best Comedy Theatre in New York for the month of October 2015


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From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of South Park comes this outrageously funny and risque Broadway musical about a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that's about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get. Starring BOM veteran Gavin Creel as Elder Price, fresh from his London stint in the same role, be prepared for a show where no holds are barred and perhaps cover yourself with a napkin as you'll be spluttering in comic awesomeness throughout. More info

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Avenue Q is the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. He soon discovers that the only neighborhood in his price range is Avenue Q; still, the neighbors seem nice. More info

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: Closes 3rd January 2016

Hand to God centers on Jason, a shy boy whose teenage angst is channelled into his hand puppet Tyrone, during the rehearsal for a church theater group. Robert Askins' black comedy transfers to Broadway with its cast intact, including Obie winner Steven Boyer in the lead dual roles of Jason and his button-eyed alter ego. More info

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: Closes 17th January 2016

When the low born Monty Navarro finds out he's 8th in line for an earldom in the lofty D'Ysquith family, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a far more ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives without being caught and become the second Earl of Highhurst? And what of love? Because murder isn't the only thing on Monty's mind... More info

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A witty adaptation of Hitchcock's spy adventure, 39 Steps returns to New York to dazzle audiences all over again. Following the adventures of daring hero Richard Hannay, the play features a cast of only four, who use costume changes, props and every ounce of their theatrical talent to play over a hundred different characters. More info

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No one in the news is safe! Not to be confused with the Disney musical NEWSIES, this Drama Desk-nominated revue NEWSical is back lampooning current events, newsmakers, celebreties, and politicians - in short, everyone is fair game. With songs and material continually updated to take advantage of the top news stories, composer-lyricist Drama Desk Nominee Rick Crom's topical musical comedy is an ever-evolving mockery of all the news that is fit to spoof - and then some. More info

: Closes 24th January 2016

The story of a dog who comes between married New York couple Greg and Kate, Sylvia is a warm and witty comedy from A. R. Gurney. 2015 Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford (You Can't Take It With You) stars as the titular character, an anthropomorphised mutt whose unquestioning adoration of her master results in marital strife. Fresh off his stint on Broadway comedy It's Only A Play, two time Tony recipient Matthew Broderick co-stars as Greg. More info

Following in the footsteps of hit comedy-edutainment shows like Assume the Position with Mr. Wuhl and Colin Quinn's Long Story Short, The Imbible sweeps audiences along a 10,000-year journey through history and across the globe accompanied by craft cocktails and the vocal stylings of The Backwaiters acapella group! More info

: Closes 29th November 2015

Now at the New World Stages in New York, Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus is a hilarious one-man show which takes on the classic battle of the sexes in a part comedy theatre, part stand-up format. This irreverent exploration of the sexes is presented by the incredibly talented Peter Story, the show takes on a range of topics - even the more taboo ones - from the dating to bedroom relations! Learn new things about the opposite sex - in the funniest way possible. This eye-poppingly risque show is in town for a whole month and more, so be sure to catch it with your friends, or your partners! More info

: Closes 31st October 2015

THE PRICE IS RIGHT LIVE! is the hit interactive stage show that gives contestants pulled right from the audience the chance to "come on down" to win appliances, vacations and even new cars by playing classic games from television's longest running and most popular game show. More info

: Closes 3rd January 2016

Tony winner Joe DiPietro's (Memphis) acclaimed comedy makes it Off-Broadway debut, following sold out runs in New Jersey and East Hampton. A hilarious exploration of fidelity and family dynamics, Clever Little Lies follows a mother's ill-advised attempts to save her son's crumbling marriage over drinks and desert. More info

: Closes 2nd January 2016

The wickedly funny Ruthless is revived at St Luke's in a newly reimagined form. Condensing the show into a tight 90 minutes, the musical's original director Joel Paley returns to helm this tale of frighteningly ambitious child stars and their pushy parents, which in the age of reality shows and Honey Boo Boo seems more prescient than ever! More info

: Closes 28th November 2015

He's tackled The World and America, and now Colin Quinn takes aim at The Big Apple. His third potted history one man show, The New York Story finds Quinn dissecting the history of the city with his customary irreverence and intellect. The Jerry Seinfeld directed production returns to the Cherry Lane Theatre after a sold-out run earlier in 2015! More info

: Closes 3rd January 2016

From the mastermind that brought you My Big Gay Italian Wedding and My Big Gay Italian Funeral comes My Big Gay Italian MidLife Crisis, a continuation of J. Wilkinson's hilarious Off Broadway saga that'll have you laughing till your sides ache. Wilkinson is due to reprise his role as Anthony Pinnunziato, the gay Italian of the title who's facing 40 and having trouble balancing his successful weight loss company with relationships old and new. Of course, it's even more difficult when your large, meddling family is thrown into the mix! More info

Perfect Crime goes well beyond traditional mystery play. It is a sexy, compelling thriller, with well-timed surprises and laughs that relieve a growing dramatic tension. The main character is a Harvard-educated psychiatrist accused of bumping off her wealthy British husband. But when a handsome young detective comes calling to investigate, is everything as straight-cut as it appears? More info

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