posted on 03 Aug 2015 02:44 by proudkismet8068
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Deon Cole (Thursday through Aug. 9) A former writer and occasional correspondent for "Conan," Mr. Cole has more recently been seen on ABC's sitcom "black-ish." Now he brings his charismatic stand-up to a weekend at Carolines. At 7:30 p.m., with an additional show on Aug. 7 and 8 at 10 p.m., Carolines, 1626 Broadway, at 49th Street, Manhattan, 212-757-4100, carolines.com. (Elise Czajkowski)
'Comedy Underground' (Wednesday) Dave Attell hosts this live version of his Comedy Central stand-up show, known for its "raw, uncensored, interactive" comedy. Performers include Pete Davidson, Gilbert Gottfried, Liza Treyger and Big Jay Oakerson. At 8 and 10:30 p.m., Comedy Cellar, 117 Macdougal Street, at Minetta Lane, Greenwich Village, 212-254-3480, comedycellar.com. (Czajkowski)
'Connor & Connor and Comedy' (Saturday) Two of Upright Citizen Brigade's finest improvisers, Connor Ratliff and Conner O'Malley, invite some friends for an entirely improvised show. At 7 p.m., Upright Citizens Brigade Theater East, 153 East Third Street, East Village, 212-366-9231, east.ucbtheatre.com. (Czajkowski)
Sasheer Zamata, who is scheduled to appear at Union Hall and Empire Biscuit.
'The Female Gaze' (Wednesday) More than a dozen comedians take part in this chaotic, hilarious parody of a daytime talk show, with each of 14 "co-hosts" bringing her own strong personality and point of view to the issues of the day. At 9:30 p.m., the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, 307 West 26th Street, Chelsea, 212-366-9176, newyork.ucbtheatre.com. (Czajkowski)
? 'Josh Sharp Sings! Live!' (Sunday and Monday) Josh Sharp, one of the city's most promising young comics, tells stories and sings at a show he describes as a "one-man diversity showcase." Guest performers over the two shows include Jordan Klepper ("The Daily Show") and Sasheer Zamata ("Saturday Night Live"). At 8 p.m., Union Hall, 702 Union Street, at Fifth Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn, 718-638-4400, unionhallny.com. (Czajkowski)
'Laughter in the Park' (Saturday) This outdoor comedy series wraps up its ninth season with a performance at city's Summer Streets celebration, which closes Lafayette Street and Park Avenue in Manhattan to car traffic. Performers include Vanessa Hollingshead, Jeff Lawrence and Zainab Johnson. At 11:30 a.m., Park Avenue at 51st Street, laughterinthepark.org. (Czajkowski)
? Paul Mooney and Dick Gregory (Friday) Mr. Mooney and Mr. Gregory, two of the most influential living stand-ups, split the stage for the evening. Mr. Mooney, who wrote for Richard Pryor, "In Living Color," and "Chappelle's Show," has always been a forceful social critic on race issues. Mr. Gregory was the first African-American comedian to be called over to the couch on "The Tonight Show," and over his 60-plus year career, he's mixed social activism with biting comedy. At 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 West 42nd Street, Manhattan, 212-997-4144, bbkingblues.com. (Czajkowski)
? 'Trike' (Saturdays) Nick Kanellis and Peter McNerney perform their weekly two-man show, reliably one of the best improv performances in the city. (Through Aug. 29.) At 10:30 p.m., Magnet Theater, 254 West 29th Street, Chelsea, 212-244-8824, magnettheater.com. (Czajkowski)
'The 2015 Empire Biscuit Comedy Festival' (Sunday through http://scottygotanofficejob.com Tuesday) This new indie festival takes over a Southern-style biscuit shop for three nights of stand-up comedy. Performers over the nine shows include Sasheer Zamata, Christian Finnegan, Myq Kaplan, Hasan Minhaj, Seaton Smith and Mike Lawrence; each ticket includes a biscuit and a drink. At 7, 9, and 11 p.m., Empire Biscuit, 198 Avenue A, at 12th Street, East Village, 646-682-9529, empirebiscuit.com. (Czajkowski)