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Comedy in NYC This Week


Pete Holmes, star of the HBO sitcom “Crashing,” will host a night of stand-up at the Bell House on Wednesday; see listing below.

Whitten Sabbatini for The New York Times

Our guide to stand-up, improv and variety shows.

‘THE ADVENTURES OF DANNY & MIKE’ at Union Hall (Aug. 6, 7:30 p.m.). Danny Tamberelli and Mike Maronna, the child stars of the 1990s Nickelodeon show “The Adventures of Pete & Pete,” now host this nostalgia-drenched podcast in which they scour the planet in search of their next great adventure. Guests at this live edition include the actor and comedian Jon Glaser, who created the Adult Swim show “Delocated” and was a regular guest star on “Parks and Recreation”; and Brett Davis, host of the popular public-access series “The Special Without Brett Davis.”
718-638-4400, unionhallny.com

DAVE CHAPPELLE at Radio City Music Hall (through Aug. 24). For years withdrawn from public life, Mr. Chappelle is touring once again, bringing his insightful and often controversial comedy to his legion of fans. Over the course of a three-week residency he will perform alongside comics including Chris Rock, Trevor Noah and Ali Wong, as well as musical guests like Erykah Badu, Chance the Rapper and Lauryn Hill.
800-745-3000, chappelleradiocity.com

‘CHARACTER BASH’ at Magnet Theater (Aug. 7, 9 p.m.). Ari Miller and Elena Skopetos host this monthly showcase, wherein writers and actors debut character monologues for the very first time. For this special edition, subtitled “A Night of 50 Characters!,” 50 performers will each be given one minute to impress audiences with their newly created personas.
212-244-8824, magnettheater.com

‘CRASHING’ COMEDY NIGHT at the Bell House (Aug. 9, 8 p.m.). Pete Holmes, the star of the HBO sitcom “Crashing,” hosts this night of stand-up comedy. The TV show, produced by Judd Apatow, is based on Mr. Holmes’s own life as a young comedian, beginning a stand-up career while going through a divorce. In real life, his stage material is filled with personal stories and observational jokes, with an exuberantly goofy twist. The lineup includes Jamie Lee, Greg Fitzsimmons, Beth Stelling and others, and all proceeds from the show go to the nonprofit group REALgirl.
718-643-6510, thebellhouseny.com

‘SISTERS OF COMEDY’ at Carolines on Broadway (Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m.). Chloé Hilliard (NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”) hosts the next edition of this monthly stand-up show, which consistently features some of New York’s strongest comics. Performers include Mugga (“Orange Is the New Black”), Michelle Buteau (Comedy Central’s “The Half Hour”) and Janelle James (Comedy Central’s “@Midnight”).
212-757-4100, carolines.com

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