Written by: Joseph Santiago

It’s always a great time for a good laugh! As the summer starts to wind and cool down, best comedy shows in New York City, NYC, are heating up and what a great way to send summer packing by adding a night full of laughter and fun time filled with humor to your night.

Catch a laugh with friends at some of the best comedy clubs in NYC, New York City that bring you the funniest local and top headliner stand-ups in the nation. Some have been featured on Saturday Night Live SNL, Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, or Late Night TV.

Check out the shows and comics that suit your style the best. Most comedy clubs will allow underage guests to be accompanied by an adult. Some even offer kid-friendly improv sessions.

Be sure to catch one of these best comedy shows on August 18 around town. Some of the best comedy clubs to take in this weekend are hilarious acts starting just after midnight at the Greenwich Village Comedy Club, into the evening with New York Comedy Club Midtown, Eastville Comedy Club Brooklyn, and laugh through the afternoon and evening at the Broadway Comedy Club.

Broaddway Comedy Club

Broadway Comedy Club

318 W 53rd Street

New York, NY 10019

(212) 757-2323

If you like surprises and love taking part in audience participation, join in and be a part of the show when you come to the Red Room on August 18 at 3:00 p.m.  Enjoy the cast of Eight is Never Enough in an improvisational delight. No show is ever the same since the improv is based on what the audience members suggest.

Come back at 8:00 p.m. for Hot Take Comedy in the Red Room. Enjoy a full lineup of the most hilarious comedians in NYC. You just might catch a special guest who is known nationwide. Some of them have been seen on MTV, HBO, and The Tonight Show, Last Comic Standing, The Daily Show, or Comedy Central.

Greenwich Village Comedy Club

Greenwich Village Comedy Club

99 MacDougal Street

New York, NY 10012

(212) 777-5233

If you’re a night owl and looking for something to do after midnight in the Village, check out Greenwich Village Comedy Club on Saturday night. Arrive Saturday night, August 17 to catch the show that starts just after midnight at 12:30 a.m., August 18 at 99 MacDougal Street. Tickets start at $25 and a two-drink minimum with a fantastic lineup to include:

Aaron Berg is from Toronto and got his start at Yuk Yuks. If you understand that the funniest comedians are actually geniuses at observation and presentation, Aaron seals the deal. He graduated with honors in Philosophy.

So, there is sure to be plenty of depth of meaning in his act with humor that is more than meets the eye. From Canada, he headed across the pond to the U.K. and Israel, where he took part in a CBC documentary “A Universal Language” that followed six comedians on their first tour of Israel.

He has more recently come closer to his birthplace by performing, and now living, in the United States. More specifically, Aaron Berg now makes New York City his home. He steps off the stage when he’s not performing and puts his work to pen and paper as an author of hilarious books, such as Mr. Manners: Proper Etiquette for the Modern Degenerate. After the show, be sure to pick up his latest book, American Etiquette.

Imagine being both a cowboy and an Indian growing up in a trailer park in Texas. From this eclectic background, he takes the stage as a cowboy hat-wearing art history buff who was possibly the only liberal hippy child in Texas, comedian Dustin Chafin, fills your early morning hours with humor.

His history is eclectic and the fields ripe with humorous insights that he brings to his comedy. He has a Choctaw heritage, was a Golden Gloves winning boxer and lived as a Mormon as well.

If that’s not enough to pique your interests, maybe you’ve seen Dustin Chafin in TV series such as Crashing, Why Am I Still Single? Or WhiteBoyz in the Hood. Chafin helped open the Greenwich Village Comedy Club and knows his way around a comedic stage.

He has also performed and toured with the USO, doing shows in Korea, Japan, Africa, and Iraq. With this many puzzle pieces making up who he is off stage, he has learned how to present it all in one cohesive show that might make you feel like you’re actually at a rock concert.

Lucas Connolly is one of New York’s most hilarious comics that will be part of a hilarious comedic night at the Greenwich Village Comedy Club to say goodbye to summer with a smile.

You may not recognize the name, but you surely know his face. If you’ve ever seen a nationally aired commercial for Joe’s Crab Shack, you may know his face. If not, you may have seen him in a short called Dog Medium, or the TV series Home and Away, Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo, or Rescue Special Ops, or the made-for-television movie, Home and Away: An Eye for an Eye.

As a child, she adored watching Joan Rivers, and today some critics make the comparison with Talia taking the spotlight filled with plenty of well-earned accolades and laughs that will have you falling out of your seats.

Talia Reese is a female orthodox Jewish comedian who walked away from a career in bankruptcy law to entertain and make you roll right out of your seat.

By the wee hours of the morning, the hilarity continues with comedian Tony Deyo. Maybe it comes naturally to him from his years performing with the symphony, but Tony Deyo doesn’t miss a beat with his on-target quick, whit and near-perfect comedic timing. 

He made his late-night debut on Conan, and his career skyrocketed from there. If you haven’t heard it yet, pick up his album Comedy Road Trip that ranked as #1 selling the stand-up album on iTunes.

New York Comedy Club East Village

New York Comedy Club Midtown

241 East 24th Street

New York, NY 10010

(212) 696-5233

New York Comedy Club in Midtown on 241 East 24th Street has a great lineup on the evening of August 18, starting at 7:00 p.m. with tickets starting at $25 and a two-drink minimum, catch hilarious laughs from James Mattern, Neko White, and H. Foley. H. Foley will also be seen later this night at the New York Comedy Club in East Village as well.

He is an NYC comic and actor who pulls together personal stories and fall-out-of-your-seat observational humor. He performs regularly in the area but has also been seen on plenty of nationwide platforms.

And, at 8:00 p.m., the New York Comedy Club in East Village on 85 East 4th Street, starting at $25 with a two-drink minimum, presents Eric Neumann, H. Foley, and Michael Kosta who is an American stand-up comic from the Midwest and Michigan who set down his collegiate tennis racquet to join the world of comedy.

He is now known for his work on The Comment Section on E! Network and Fox Sports 1’s Crowd Goes Wild. He made an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan, and Late Night with Seth Meyers.

Judah Friedlander - EastVille Comedy Club in Brooklyn

Eastville Comedy Club Brooklyn

487 Atlantic Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11217

(347) 889-5226

If these aren’t enough to choose from already, Eastville Comedy Club in Brooklyn has a great night featuring Jordan Carlos on August 18 at 8:00 p.m. at 487 Atlantic Avenue.

Tickets start at $15 on a first-come, first-served basis, and you are requested to arrive a half-hour early to make sure you are guaranteed a seat. All ages are welcome, but keep in mind that comedy shows may contain adult content. Jordan Carlos is best known for his recurring character on The Colbert Report and as a co-host on Nickelodeon Kids.

He is no stranger to New York City comedy. He has also been seen on and portraying President Barack Obama is Barack Obama’s BBQ.