Cheap Laughs: The Best Free Independent and Alternative Comedy Shows This Week

Categories: Clowns, Comedy

Amber Nelson of Game Night
New York is the comedy capital of the universe (sorry not sorry L.A.), but finding funny outside the industrial comedy club complex isn't always easy. We're doing the work so you don't have to. Here are the five best nights of laughs in the five boroughs this week: local, sustainable, farm-to-table, and absolutely free.

Monday, July 15th

Game Night
Spike Hill
Kyle Ayers and Will Winner host this board game-themed standup show featuring Conan and Leno-credited Barry Rothbart, delightful weirdo Phil Hanley and the UCB's Amber Nelson. Held the third Monday of every month.

Tuesday, July 16th

"The Bohemian Love Diaries" Book Launch
The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge
Slash Coleman is about to drive across America apologizing to all his ex-girlfriends. And he's written a memoir about everything leading up to it. Join this NPR and PBS regular as he launches the book, joined by hands down the most eclectic bill in comedy this week: opera schtick merchants the Donovan Ensemble, Cult-Indie-Anti-Folk-Pop-Singer-Songwriter Ari Namremag, and Hassidic outcast Mo Gelber (with blowup girlfriend Riva).

Location Info


Spike Hill - CLOSED

184-6 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

Le Poisson Rouge

158 Bleecker St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Little Skips

941 Willoughby Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

One and One

76 E. 1st St., New York, NY

Category: Music

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