June is all about celebrating the best parts of being queer, so naturally, we can expect hilarious AF Pride comedy shows. Between the relatable sketches, super gay improv, and here and queer stand-ups, Pride comedy shows remind us to take time to laugh at ourselves (and others) sometimes. Luckily for you, we’ve taken the time to sort through (most!) of the offerings out there, from variety shows to stand-up to musical comedy. Check out these Pride comedy shows if you need a gay old laugh.
Queerball is THE queer comedy and variety show for celebrating Pride. Hosted by comedian Timothy Dunn (“Conan,” “Late Night With Seth Myers,” HQ Trivia), Queerball features comedians and performers from across the broad queer spectrum. Not strictly stand-up based, audiences can expect to also see musical acts, dancing, storytelling, character actors, drag, and whatever else the queers of the evening feel like performing.
Friday, June 28, 2019; Doors: 9:30 p.m., show: 10:00 p.m.; SubCulture – 45 Bleecker St; Tickets: $14.
To celebrate Pride month, New York Comedy Club invites you to a night of laughs by a talented set of queer and diverse comedians. Featured comedians have performed everywhere from “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” to Comedy Central, to Hulu, and more. The line-up includes LeClerc Andre (Tonight Show), Christi Chiello (MTV, Comedy Central), Ashley Gavin (Hulu, MTV, SiriusXM), and others!
Monday, June 24, 2019; 7:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.; New York Comedy Club – 241 East 24th Street; Tickets: $5.
Kweendom is NYC’s always all-LGBTQ comedy show, but they’re going all out to celebrate WorldPride! The show will feature hilarious LGBTQ comedians, musical comedy, and drag performances, and attendees are invited to enjoy the free cookout! They’ll be serving burgers, dogs, veggie options, and more on the patio during the show. The line-up includes very funny comedians Jay Jurden (NBC), Zach Teague (Haus Party), Kenny Hahn (Broadway Comedy Club), and Dori Dimplez (Yaaas! Fest); musical comedy from Afterbirth Monkey and Shawn Hollenbach; and drag by Candy Dish, Adele Computer, Gigi Deetz and Logan Shaft. Hosted by Bobby Hankinson (Sirius XM, Awkward Sex and the City). The event is free, but donations will be collected for Immigration Equality.
Friday, June 21, 2019; 7:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.; Pete’s Candy Store – 709 Lorimer St; Tickets: Free.
Here & Queer is an all-queer improv show featuring special guests—there’s not much else to it! The show is hosted by Steven Polletta, Kelley Quinn (Reductress, Vulture), Kelsey Bailey (Lifetime, Funny or Die), and Patrick Keene (Moof, PLUR).
Wednesday, June 26, 2019; 7:30 p.m.; UCBT Hell’s Kitchen – 555 W 42nd Street; Tickets: $9.
This is a queer comedy show like no other: a diverse assortment of LGBTQ comedy talents will come together for a night of genre-busting and gender-bending fun. Set in a comedic variety show format, the show is hosted by Hannah Goldman and Jamie Benson.
Saturday, June 29, 2019; 9:30 p.m.; The Striker Stage – 123 E 24th St (b/t Park & Lex); Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 at the door.
This Pride comedy show is a showcase for dope queer womxn. The line-up features Eman El-Husseini (“Unheard Of: Sex, Religion and Politics at the Dinner Table,” Comedy Network), Ebony “Like Dat” Toliver (LikeDat Productions), Sophie Santos (“Handmaid’s Tale: The Musical,” “Riverdale Live”), Glo Butler (“Wendy Williams,” “Glo In There City Live”), and Crist Guzman (Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, Memphis Urban Laughs Comedy Festival)!
Wednesday, June 26, 2019; 7:30 p.m.—10:00 p.m.; Hotel RL Brooklyn – 1080 Broadway; Tickets: $25.
Gay-Larious is a stand-up comedy show featuring some of NYC’s funniest LGBTQ comedians (and allied comedians!) from across TV, radio, and comedy clubs. The line-up hasn’t been announced yet, but it’s sure to be a hilarious night of Pride comedy shows.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019; 8:00 p.m.—10:00 p.m.; Broadway Comedy Club – 318 West 53rd Street; Tickets: $28.
This show is just a bunch of queer stand-up performers telling funny jokes and hanging out with the crowd—nothing else to say! The line-up includes Emma Willman (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”), Ian Fidance (“Picture This!,” “The Last O.G.”), Samantha Ruddy (“Whiplash,” “Patton Oswalt And Friends”), Alex English (“Funny How?,” “Night Train with Wyatt Cenac”), and more!
Sunday, June 30, 2019; 8:00 p.m.; EastVille Comedy Club – 487 Atlantic Avenue; Tickets: $13.
Join LPAC for an evening celebrating LGBTQ women and comedy hosted by the El-Salomons to benefit Project LPAC. Levity and Justice for All will feature celebrity presenters and queer women comedians, including Gloria Bigelow (“Fierce Funny Women”), Ana Febrega (“At Home with Amy Sedaris,” “Los Espookys”), Sydnee Washington (“Forever Dog”), Emma Willman (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”), and Gina Yashere (“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”). A special musical performance will be given by Beth Malone.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019; 7 p.m.—10 p.m.; PlayStation Theater – 1515 Broadway; Tickets: $50 and up.
The Funniest Show On Broadway is a showcase of NYC’s best comics handpicked by the staff at Caroline’s on Broadway. The show is hosted by Mehran Khaghani (“High Maintenance,” “Last Comic Standing”) and features Sydnee Washington (“Forever Dog”), Connor Creagan (“WikiFreakz”), Zach Zimmerman (“Clean Comedy”), Ali Clayton (“Funny How?,” “Standup NBC”), Drew Anderson (Reductress, “Handmaid’s Tale: The Musical”), Frank Liotti (“High Maintenance,” “Confederate Flag”), Alex English (“Funny How?,” “Night Train with Wyatt Cenac”).
Wednesday, June 26, 2019; 7:30 p.m.; Caroline’s on Broadway – 1626 Broadway; Tickets: $18.
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