The popular comedy debate series invites two teams of funny folks from the worlds of stand-up and late-night television to tackle topics of great importance to pop culture, such as which pet is superior–cats or dogs–and is it better to be comfortable or fashionable? The verbal sparring and all-around absurdity only stop when the audience decides the winner.

This installment features Robin Gelfenbien (Yum’s the Word), Josh Gondelman (Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!), Abby Govindan (How to Embarrass Your Immigrant Parents), Shalewa Sharpe (HBO’s 2 Dope Queens), Ikechukwu Ufomadu (Words with Ike), and more go head to head to decide if it’s better to be purveyors of the impossible or automatons of production.



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thru the season: dyker heights lights: when it comes to christmas decor, dyker heights totally sleighs. visit after dusk to see the brooklyn neighborhood’s annual array of eye-popping light displays, elaborate scenes, giant figurines, thumping holiday tunes, and more in all their gaudy splendor. 11th-13th aves from 83rd-86th sts. >>

thru the season: the rink at the william vale hotel is now open: head to the 23rd floor for synthetic skating with skyline views. $20 admission includes skate rental and locker use. >>

thru sun: gift markets, pop-ups, and shopping events:
art celebration / market and book swap at jefferson market library (greenwich village). fri 5-7pm. >>
bed-stuy clothes swap holiday swap at all night skate. sun 2-6pm. >>
eat pie and shop holiday festival at ps 29 (cobble hill). sun 11am-3pm. >>
fad market holiday pop-up at the invisible dog art center (boerum hill). weekends 11am-6pm thru 12/18. >>
harlem night market at la marqueta (east harlem). saturdays 4-8pm thru 12/17. >>
japanese handcraft holiday market at resobox (east village). sun 12-6pm. >>
loeffler randall holiday bazaar at loffer randall (soho). sat 11am-5pm. >>
red hook holiday market (multiple locations throughout red hook, brooklyn). weekends thru 12/18. >>
til death holiday market at til death (bushwick). sat + sun 9am-4pm. >>
wallabout wonderland holiday market at brooklyn navy yard. sat + sun 12/5pm. >>
yes holiday market at house of yes. sun 1-7pm. >>

fri thru sun: new york theatre ballet’s the nutcracker at brookfield place’s winter garden: an art-nouveau treatment of the classic holiday ballet, choreographed by keith michael, returns to brookfield place’s winter garden (fidi) for four free performances. reservations are sold out, but walk-ups may be accommodated if capacity allows. >>

fri + sat: spoiler alert with jim parsons and ben aldridge in-person q+a: stick around after a screening of spoiler alert at alamo drafthouse (downtown brooklyn) on friday at 8:15pm or angelika film center (soho) saturday at 8pm to hear stars jim parsons (fri + sat) and ben aldridge (fri only) discuss the film. a funny-sad rom-com based on a bestselling memoir by michael ausiello, spoiler alert tells the story of ausiello’s relationship with his partner, kit, after kit is diagnosed with terminal cancer. $16-18.99.

fri + sat (7:30pm): fall movement festival: six dance and performance artists will debut new interdisciplinary works exploring themes of femininity, aging, queerness, anxiety, migration, eroticism, and more during the center for performance research’s bi-annual festival. center for performance research (williamsburg), pay-what-you-can admission. >>

fri 10am-9pm: first friday at poster house: enjoy free admission and extended hours at poster house (flatiron), where you can also take part in hands-on workshops inspired by the museum’s latest exhibitions, go on a curatorial tour, watch live performances, and more. today’s activities include an artmaking workshop where participants cut into/out of vintage travel posters to interpret the concept of paradise, an in-depth tutorial on spotting secret elements and references hidden in posters, dance performances by ajna dance and the dragon sisters, and more. note: some activities require separate, paid tickets to participate. >>

fri 7pm: must love dogs and comedy: bring your furbaby and howl with laughter at this dog-friendly comedy variety show, featuring stand-up, characters, storytelling, and musical comedy by alex carabano, bridget foley, lakshmi kopparam, patrick reilly, and stephanie o. hosted by lissa lennis. boris + horton (east village), donation-based admission (a portion of proceeds will benefit an animal rescue center). >>

fri 7pm (monthly): immigrant jam comedy: german-born, nyc-raised comedian and actor lucie pohl (overwatch) celebrates all things cross-cultural, international, and delightfully different during the immigrant jam stand-up show, featuring immigrant and first generation comedians. tonight’s lineup reps canada, haiti, ukraine, uzbekistan, mexico, england, germany, and romania with che durena (tiktok), chris turner (colbert), natan badalov (adult swim), jilberto soto (gotham) and lana siebel. caveat (les), $10 with promo code ‘jamily’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

fri 7:30pm (weekly): transplants comedy show: funny folks from all over tell jokes and stories about nyc and their hometowns at the transplants comedy show, featuring standup by hoodo hersi (seth meyers), elle orlando (sirius xm), katie boyle (the shift), aaron mccann, and victor tran. guest hosted by cansu karabiyik. q.e.d. (astoria), $10 with discount code ‘transplants’ (reg. $15). >>

fri 8pm: the chelsea symphony: home: the chelsea symphony heads home for the holidays with a merry musical program: samuel coleridge taylor’s christmas overture, max bruch’s scottish fantasy, gerald finzi’s five bagatelles, leroy anderson’s sleigh ride, and aaron dai’s the night before christmas. st. paul’s german lutheran church (chelsea), $25 adv, $20 suggested donation at the door. >>

fri 8pm (monthly): aunt sassy: laugh your tracksuit off at aunt sassy, a monthly comedy show featuring a lineup of women and lgbtq performers. tonight: maya deshmukh (hbo), paige smith-hogan (sounds great! comedy), michelle chan bennett, francesca d’uva, and ellington berg. friends and lovers (crown heights), $5. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): live from outer space comedy show: john f. o’donnell, myka fox, and max bruno host an evening of out-of-this-world stand-up at the cobra club. tonight: rojo perez (fallon), carmen lagala (colbert), brittany cardwell (ambush comedy), and andrew casertano. cobra club (bushwick), donation-based. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): bitches brew comedy show: see what all the brew-ha-ha is about at this women-produced and hosted comedy show, returning to the back room at halyards (gowanus) with stand-up by dave ross (comedy central), mia jackson (comedy central), jordan carlos (first wives club), katie boyle (the shift), and joe nunnink (cool baby comedy). free admission (a tip jar will be passed around at the end of the show). >>

fri 9:30pm: books and burlesque: holiday edition: published authors and burlesque, boylesque and drag performers team up for a nerdy, sexy, and literary evening at caveat (les). hosted by fortune cookie. $25+. >>


Our next Selected Shorts is a tribute to renowned writer and activist Grace Paley. Paley had an unmatched talent for illuminating the world through fiction, poetry, and essay.

Bestselling author Lauren Groff hosts the evening of Paley’s enduring legacy. With performances by Justin Bartha (National Treasure), Adina Verson (Only Murders in the Building), Rita Wolf (A Delicate Balance), and more.

“A writer like Paley comes along and brightens language up again, takes it aside and gives it a pep talk, sends it back renewed, so it can do its job, which is to wake us up.” -George Saunders



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sat: repeal day celebrations: tip one back at these events commemorating the anniversary of the prohibition repeal:
• 2-5pm: barrow’s intense tasting room (industry city). free admission. >>
• 7-10pm: the shanty at ny distilling (williamsburg). $15 admission. >>

sat 7pm: brooklyn poets 2022 yawp poem of the year contest: you (the audience) decide whose words will be crowned the best as 12 yawp poem of the month winners from the past year read their work. brooklyn poets (brooklyn heights), $10. >>

sat 7pm, 8:15pm (monthly): nerd nite nyc: nerd is the word at nerd nite nyc, where you’ll hear entertaining and informative presentations on a wide range of subjects. tonight: black holes, state dinosaurs, and crypto-scams. littlefield (gowanus), $12 for the presentations at 8:15pm, add $4 to play pre-show trivia at 7pm. >>

sat 7:30pm (monthly): feel the news with marcela onyango: ‘radical lefty’ and comedian marcela onyango tells you whether you should be mad, glad, or sad about the news during her comedy variety show, featuring standups brittany carney (vulture comic to watch), veronica garza (mtv), molly brenner (molly brenner: i’m coming), laura merli (good girl comedy), andrea coleman (public victories), srilatha rajamani, and ben asher. friends and lovers (crown heights), $10. >>

sat 7:30pm: picture this! live animated comedy: animators, cartoonists and other artists create on-the-fly drawings of live comedian routines, with often unexpected results. hosted by samantha ruddy. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $15 door. >>

sat 7:30pm: peoples’ symphony concerts classical music series: the 123rd season of peoples’ symphony concerts continues with junction trio performing a program of works by tao, ives, and ravel at the historic washington irving high school auditorium (gramercy). $19-21 general, $10 students + essential workers. >>

sat 8pm (+ 2/11, 3/25, 5/20): new york repertory orchestra 2022-23 season: the all-volunteer, community-based orchestra is back with a new season of concerts, continuing tonight with wagner’s das rheingold, entry of the gods into valhalla and die walküre, act i. the church of st. mary the virgin (times square), free ($15 suggested donation). >>

sat 10pm (monthly): party like it’s 1999: all i want for christmas is mariah edition: don’t want a lot for christmas? there is just one thing you need: this month’s ‘party like it’s 1999’ dance party, celebrating mariah carey’s chart-topping number, ‘all i want for christmas is you.’ dj steve reynolds will spin top tracks from the mariah catalog, along with other hit pop, r+b, rock, hip-hop, and dance songs from the 90s and 00s. the bell house (gowanus), free admission. >>


sun + mon: holiday tree lightings: bauble heads and tinsel townies, it’s the moment you’ve all been pining for, when tannenbaums around the city will be lit up at these events:
• sun 3pm: astoria park holiday festival + tree lighting celebration >>
• sun 6:30pm: park avenue tree lighting ceremony, outside brick presbyterian church (ues). >>
• mon 5pm: lights up on lincoln square, a series of free outdoor performances, holiday festivities, and experiences throughout december. >>

sun 10am-5:30pm (+ 12/11, 12/18): holiday nostalgia train: take a trip down memory lane on the holiday nostalgia train, choo-chooing back into the city after a two-year hiatus. ride brightly colored 1960s-era subway cars, inspired by the museum’s reign of the redbirds exhibit, along the 1 line, making express stops on the local track between chambers st. and 137th st – city college st. stations. free with your metrocard swipe or omny tap. >>

sun 11am (+ 12/11, 12/18): holiday-themed walking tour through flatiron district: learn about the star of hope, the country’s first public christmas tree lighting, the international toy and gift center, and dr. clement clarke moore writing ‘a visit from st. nicholas’ (‘the night before christmas’) in his home on 23rd street in 1822. free. >>

sun 12pm: fdny santa rescue: even santa needs help every once in a while. watch as an fdny ladder truck rescues old saint nick from the roof of the new york city fire museum (soho). free to watch outside, $15 for museum admission + a photo with santa. >>

sun 12-6pm (+ 12/11, 12/18): fifth avenue for all: a pedestrian promenade: for the first time ever, the crowded streets of fifth avenue from 48th to 57th streets will close to vehicular traffic for visitors to take in the holiday lights, window displays, live music, and food kiosks. >>

sun 3pm, 7pm (+ 12/7): the dark crystal 40th anniversary screenings: jim henson and frank oz’s groundbreaking live-action fantasy film returns to select theaters for two days. various prices. >>

sun 6pm (monthly): new york distilling company reading series: throw one (or two) back while local writers share poetry and prose at the shanty, new york distilling’s cocktail bar (williamsburg). free admission. >>

sponsored: sun 7:30pm: pay-what-you-can admission for des moines at theatre for a new audience: for the first performance of denis johnson’s play at polonsky shakespeare center in downtown brooklyn, directed by arin arbus, audiences can purchase cash-only pay-what-you-can tickets at the door starting at 6:30pm. first come, first served, while supplies last. one ticket per patron limit. masks required. >>

sun 7pm: big irv’s storytelling roadshow: named for its former home at big irv’s in williamsburg, the storytelling show continues its residency at philomena’s bar (east williamsburg) with a night of short stories told by gastor almonte (comedy central), andrew mcgill (the moth), gail thomas (beavis and butthead), karen faith (tedx), and drew prochaska (the artichoke storytelling series). hosted by adam selbst. free admission. >>

sun 7pm (monthly): bad trip storytelling show: comedians take a night off from stand-up to share some of the wildest things that have happened to them at bad trip, a storytelling comedy show hosted by joey rinaldi. after each performance, the audience is invited to ask the comedian questions about the story they just heard. q.e.d. (astoria), $8. >>

sponsored: sun 7:30pm: too many mikes: there are simply too many mics, and then there are too many mikes. so why not add to the problem!? join us at parklife (gowanus) for our new open mic hosted by hope morawa. suggestions for performance: comedy. poetry. drag. acoustic set. juggling. poker faces. puppetry. cover letters read out loud. erotic fan-fiction. wedding proposals. the sky’s the limit! just keep it within five minutes. suggestions for audience: drink. laugh. hang out. free admission (food or drink purchase required). >>

sun 8pm: milly tamarez: class clown finalist: in her new hour of stand-up, comedian milly tamarez (comedy central) claims her rightful place as high school class clown, a title she was nominated for but ultimately lost—but don’t worry, she’s totally over it. featuring opening sets by taylor garron (reductress) and joel perez. union hall (park slope), $12 adv, $15 day-of. >>


mon 6:30pm (monthly): almost therapy: talk it out at corinne britti and katherine freel’s mental health-themed comedy variety show, where stand-up sets and musical acts are followed by an audience-driven q+a with an actual mental health professional. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free. >>

mon 7pm (monthly): the story collider podcast’s science storytelling show: six comedians will share true, science-related personal stories at tonight’s ‘the best medicine (all comedy collider)’ edition of the science storytelling show. hosted by gastor almonte and zach stovall. caveat (les), $10 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

mon 7:15pm: nobudge live: catch a selection of new short films by eleven up-and-coming nyc-based indie filmmakers, hosted by nitehawk prospect park. $18. >>

mon 7:30pm (monthly): miss manhattan non-fiction reading series: elyssa goodman and r.c. gstaad iii’s monthly showcase for nonfiction writers returns with an evening of readings by jason dearen (kill shot: a shadow industry), rachel feltman (been there, done that: a rousing history of sex), and sonya abrego (westernwear: postwar american fashion and culture). niagara bar (east village), free. >>

mon 8pm (weekly): butterboy comedy: the comedy show helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins with dj donwill returns with stand-up by tone bell (comedy central), tim platt (comedy central), nick naney (chris gethard presents), sabeen sadiq (codeswitched), and more. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 day-of. >>


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thru 1/8/2023: julian rosefeldt’s euphoria: german artist and filmmaker julian rosefeldt offers a critique of capitalism, consumerism, and greed in euphoria, an immersive, multi-channel film installation that depicts scenes of ostentatious wealth and unchecked consumption, underscored by a collage of quotes from scholars and cultural figures ranging from ayn rand to warren buffet. the installation features music from the brooklyn youth chorus and jazz drummers terri lyne carrington, peter erskine, yissy garcía, eric harland, and antonio sanchez. park avenue armory (ues), $18. >>

thru 12/31: miracle pop-up bars: the return of christmas-themed pop-up bars brings holiday ‘cheers’ back to nyc. settle in amidst kitschy decor and savor seasonal cocktails with names like ‘santa’s little helper,’ ‘elfing around,’ and ‘grandma got run over by a t-rex’ at the miracle on 9th street at the cabinet (east village) and the miracle on union at thief (williamsburg). >>

thru 12/24: columbus circle outdoor holiday market: from chocolates and chopstick art to handicrafts and hot sauce, polish off your gift list at the 130 shops popping up at this annual holiday bazaar. located at the entrance to central park, at w 59th street and central park west. free admission. >>

thru thurs: holiday tree lightings: bauble heads and tinsel townies, it’s the moment you’ve all been pining for, when tannenbaums around the city will be lit up at these events: catch pro ice skating, broadway performances, and fireworks at bryant park (tues at 6pm), ogle an 82-foot-tall norway spruce in all its splendor while gwen stefani, blake shelton, alicia keys, andrea bocelli, and other artists serenade you at rockefeller center (weds 8pm), watch a flotilla of bedazzled trees set sail in central park (thurs 5:30pm), see a lobster trap christmas tree at red hook lobster pound (thurs 6pm), and more at the seaport (tues 5pm) and dumbo (thurs 4pm).

tues 2-7pm: free ice skating: the rink at manhattan west opens for the season with a day filled with free hot chocolate, live music, and a skating showcase. >>

tues 7pm: sarah polley + frances mcdormand: run towards the danger: oscar-nominated screenwriter, director, and actor sarah polley shares some of ‘the most dangerous stories of [her] life’ in a conversation about her new collection of essays, run towards the danger: confrontations with a body of memory, moderated by academy award-winning actor frances mcdormand at the rare book room at strand bookstore (union square). $10 admission, $28 ticket includes a signed copy of the book. >>

tues 7pm (monthly): rooftop readings at ample hills creamery: hear established and up-and-coming authors read from their works every third tuesday of the month at ample hills creamery’s gowanus location. hosted by randee dawn. $10 admission includes a small ice cream (vegan/non-dairy options are available). >>

tues 7pm (+ 1/24/2023): ginny hogan: scorecard for a fully functional adult: comedian and writer ginny hogan takes you on a bumpy ride through aa meetings, doctors’ offices, silicon valley, and beyond as she shares stories about attempts to ‘get her life together’ by the time she’s 30. caveat (les), $15. >>

tues 7:30pm: carnegie hill concerts chamber music series: singer-songwriter and composer akie bermiss and singer candice corbin join the chc chamber players for an evening of works excerpted from bermiss’s ‘alien love songs.’ the series of musical meditations on love, loss, and hope tells the story of an extraterrestrial who falls in love with a human through ‘the universal language of music.’ church of the advent hope (ues), free. >>

tues 8pm (monthly): sounds great! comedy show: hosts nora jefferies and paige smith-hogan rehash all the moments that have prompted them to say ‘sounds great’–whether sincerely or sarcastically–at this comedy show featuring milly tamarez (comedy central), john trowbridge (all that), zach schiffman (samantha bee), sabeen sadiq (code-switched), and joe medoff (funny or die). our wicked lady (bushwick), free. >>


Orchestra of St. Luke’s (OSL) starts their Visionary Sounds series with an intimate performance of Ludwig van Beethoven and a poetry reading with beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning, US Poet Laureate (1993–95) Rita Dove.

Throughout the evening, violinist Jesse Mills and pianist Rieko Aizawa will perform Beethoven’s Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major and Ms. Dove will read selections from her “masterful collection” of poems Sonata Mulattica, a lyrical, layered work which “[details] the volatile relationship between the Black violinist George Bridgetower and Beethoven” (Los Angeles Times).

Complimentary drinks will be served before and after the event.

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, “Kreutzer”
RITA DOVE Selections from Sonata Mulattica

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Rita Dove
Tuesday, November 29 at 7 PM
Mary Flagler Cary Hall at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 W 37th St, New York, NY 10018



weds 5pm (wednesdays thru 12/14): broadway under the stars: catch live performances from broadway shows at the shops at columbus circle. tonight’s program features excerpts from the lion king and aladdin. the second floor of the shops at columbus circle (uws), free admission. >>

weds 7pm: emotionally unreasonable: take a walk down the aisle with comedian maria decotis as she performs an hour of stand-up and musical comedy about her experiences as a wedding officiant with mixed feelings about marriage. q.e.d. (astoria), $8. >>

sponsored: weds 7:30pm: rob delaney and seth meyers: actor, comedian, and writer rob delaney presents a heart that works, his intimate, raw, and fiercely funny memoir on transplanting his family to london while filming the hit series catastrophe, caring for his son who had been diagnosed with a brain tumor, and the sorrow that followed his son’s death. in this exquisite exploration, delaney grapples with the fragile miracle of life, the mysteries of death, and the question of purpose for those left behind. in conversation with seth meyers (late night with seth meyers) at symphony space (uws). skint readers can get a $30 in-person ticket which includes a copy of of the book using code ‘rob’ (service charge applies). >>

weds 8pm (monthly): ditmas lit: local writers read from their work at the ditmas lit series, returning to hinterlands bar (kensington/flatbush) with cat fitzpatrick (the call-out), cecilia gentili (faltas), alice kaltman (almost deadly, almost good), and miracle jones. free. >>

weds 8pm: tempo comedy: get up to speed with comedian/violist isabel hagen and comedian shafi hossain at tempo comedy, a variety show duet of stand-up and classical music. tonight’s guests are comics joe list (netflix) and alingon mitra (colbert) and a musical quartet. littlefield (gowanus), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

weds 8pm (weekly): savage comedy show: lizzie martinez and melissa rocha’s stand-up show comes roaring back with sets by brian frange (comedy central), asha ward (vulture), ryan leach (the onion), melissa rich (star f*ckers comedy), and alicia camden. bonus: rsvp for a chance to win a free drink. logan’s run (park slope), free. >>

weds 10pm: funk you: get funked up to soulful sounds by dj planet b at house of yes (bushwick). free admission. >>


thurs thru february: pay what you wish winter weekdays at brooklyn botanic garden: bundle up for a scenic winter walkabout in brooklyn botanic garden, offering pay-what-you-wish admission on weekdays through february. >>

thurs thru 12/29: times square nye wishing wall: make your new year’s wish on a piece of actual confetti that’ll be released in times square at the stroke of midnight on nye. submit online or in-person at times square plaza. free. >>

thurs thru sun: new york city horror film festival: the 20th annual nychff brings a slate of 50+ frightening features and spooky shorts to cinépolis chelsea. $20. >>

thurs (various times): commemorate world aids day with these events:
being + belonging, a program of seven short videos highlighting under-told stories of hiv and aids from the perspective of artists living with hiv across the world. premiere at the whitney museum on wednesday, various locations on thursday + friday. >>
• a four-hour reading of names of new yorkers lost to aids, a candlelight vigil, and more at aids memorial park (greenwich village). >>

thurs 6pm: down these queer streets: award-winning authors jeremiah moss and james hannaham compare and contrast their recent books—moss’s feral city, a nonfiction portrait of alternative/queer communities that found new life at the height of the pandemic in nyc, and hannaham’s didn’t nobody give a shit what happened to carlotta, a novel about a trans woman reentering gentrified brooklyn after 21 years in prison. in a conversation moderated by architectural historian and theorist brendan moran, the two authors will discuss the lgbtqia+ narrators at the center of their stories, and how each work interprets ‘urbanity, identity, and the literary concept of the flâneur.’ brooklyn heights library, free. >>

thurs 7:30pm: the female gaze: emergency meeting: in this sendup of the view, 15+ female-identifying comedians and improvisers reunite for an ‘emergency meeting’ to (loudly) offer their opinions on pop culture, the news, and how to survive all of the crises the planet is currently facing. special guests will weigh in, including somebody somewhere’s jeff hiller. asylum nyc (chelsea), $18. >>

thurs 7:30pm: sara schaefer: going up: so you wanna be a comedian? in her new solo show, stand-up comic and writer sara schaefer (comedy central) delivers a satirical self-help seminar on taking down hecklers, developing a thick skin, and unleashing your true potential to achieve the comedy career of your dreams. union hall (park slope), $15. >>

thurs 7:30pm: unsound festival: resina + aho ssan present ego death with antonina nowacka: the kraków-based unsound festival returns to lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws) with a concert by ego death, a collaboration between french electronic artist aho ssan (a.k.a. niamké désiré) and polish composer/cellist resina (a.k.a. karolina rec). polish experimental vocalist antonina nowacka will set the scene. free. >>

thurs 8pm (monthly): tinder live! with lane moore: comedian and writer lane moore (how to be alone: if you want to and even if you don’t) takes swipes at the hookup app with real-time profile scoping, liking, matching, and hilarious improvised chatting. tonight’s show at littlefield (gowanus) includes commentary from guests rachel syme (the new yorker) and kristofer thomas (nbc). $20. >>

thurs 8pm (every other thursday): landline comedy: get hoppy at the barrel cellar at wild east brewing co. (gowanus), where comedians casey james salengo (comedy central), kevin mccaffrey (letterman), veronica garza (mtv), christiana jackson, and christian mangual are on tap for a night of laughs. bonus: rsvp for a chance to win a free drink. free admission. >>

thurs 8pm (weekly): laf dance saloon: jeffrey emerson and jill weiner save the best for laughs the laf dance saloon comedy show, returning with an evening of standup by brad howe (joe pera talks with you), joan glackin (desus + mero), joe russell, ronny meshel, shelly colman, and srilatha rajamani. basik (williamsburg), free admission. >>

thurs 8pm (monthly): tip top tits comedy show: it’s comedy or bust at janet hyde and mary cella’s stand-up show, returning tonight with melody kamali (dyking out), brittany cardwell (ambush comedy), nolawee mengist (just come! comedy), ariel evans, and zach brazão. bonus: $3 pbrs. outdoors at tip-top bar + grill in clinton hill (inside if raining), free admission. >>

thurs 8:30pm: drule comedy: brittany cardwell, claire alexander, and liv amerling present drule, a standup comedy show featuring a mostly women and non-binary lineup at fette sau bbq (williamsburg). tonight: kate willett (netflix), calise hawkins (fallon), monroe martin (comedy central), elle orlando (sirius xm), and kelly taylor (i feel fat today). free admission. >>

thurs 9:15pm: spoons, toons + booze: xmas after dark edition: don your ugliest holiday sweater or coziest pjs, gorge on sugary cereals, and binge watch christmas-themed cartoons (geared for adult/teen audiences from the 1940s through the early 2000s) on the big screen at secretformula’s annual spoons, toons + booze: xmas after dark. nitehawk cinema (prospect park), $20 admission includes an all-you-can-eat cereal bar. >>


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