Anthony Jeselnik touring, Josh Gondelman, Michael Che & more upcoming comedy shows
Anthony Jeselnik will spend most of 2018 on the "Funny Games" Tour, which starts in February and goes through November. It kicks off with a shows at Red Bank, NJ's Count Basie Theatre on 2/22 and Atlantic City's Borgata Resort on 2/23 (tickets), and then he'll swing back through NJ in June at Wellmont Theatre on 6/2 (tickets). He says the tour will end with a special taping in NYC. Stay tuned. Meanwhile, all dates are listed below.
Meanwhile there are no shortage of other great comedy options in NYC. Charmingly nebbish Josh Gondelman, who is a writer on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and was one of the comedians during Yo La Tengo's Hanukkah run, has a bunch of upcoming NYC shows, including a few this weekend: he is headlining his own show at The Bell House on Saturday (1/27) with Cristelo Alonzo, Ian Karmel and possibly some unannounced secret guests; and Sunnyvale on Sunday (1/28) which is the January edition of "Just a Show!" with Ana Fabrega, Mary Cella, Sachi Ezura, Rebecca O'Neal, Tynan DeLong, Harris Mayersohn, and Jessy Morner-Ritt also performing. Also Sunday, he'll be at the Comedy Cellar in the Village for the 9:30 PM show with Ray Ellin, Alingon Mitra, Sam Jay, Ryan Hamilton, and Nathan MacIntosh (reservations).
Josh will also be part of "The Talking Show with Evan Rocha" at C'Mon Everybody on Monday (1/29) which is also with Ana Fabrega, Nore Davis, and Calise Hawkins; as well as Union Hall on February 9 for the "Cheap Date Comedy's 7th Annual Black History Month/V-Day Show" which is with Sharron Paul, Calvin Cole, Janelle James, Charles McBee, Jordan Temple, and Dulcé Sloan; and he'll also stop by Butterboy at Littlefield on February 26 -- which is hosted by Aparna Nancherla, Jo Firestone and Maeve Higgins -- and will also feature Josh Sharp and more to be announced. Tickets for all of those Josh Gondelman shows are on sale now. Josh was just on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Thursday night and here's his set:
Speaking of Butterboy, which happens every Monday at Littlefield, this week's edition features Barry Rothbart, Tiff Stevenson, Kendall Farrell, Kenice Mobley, and Gibran Saleem (tickets). Meanwhile, cohosts Aparna and Jo are in the Bay Area this weekend for SF Sketchfest.
The Kondalobu Brothers (Hari and Ashok aka Dapwell of Das Racist) begin their run of podcast live tapings at Littlefield tonight, with more happening January 31, February 11 & 22, and March 18 (tickets). The new podcast will air on the Earwolf network which is home to Hari and W. Kamau Bell's "Politically Re-Active" (and other great podcasts).
Mike Birbiglia, who was part of the 2018 Ally Coalition Talent Show this week with Lorde, The National, Spoon (and fellow comedians Phoebe Robinson, Jacqueline Novak, and Aparna Nancherla and more), will be at the Comedy Cellar on Saturday for the 7 PM show with Dan Naturman, Emmy Blotnick, Keith Robinson, Ryan Hamilton, Greer Barnes and MC Mike Finoia; as well as the 7:15 show at The Village Underground with Gregg Rogell, Alingon Mitra, Judah Friedlander, Keith Robinson and Mo Amer; and the 8 PM show at Fat Black Pussycat with Gary Vider, Lenny Marcus, Keith Robinson, Judah Friedlander, and Greer Barnes (reservations for all).
On Monday (1/29, 10 PM) at Comedy Cellar it's "Michael Che's Black Church" (reservations); and other comedians at Comedy Cellar (and Village Underground) that night include Todd Barry, Michelle Wolf, Dave Atel, and Judah Friedlander.
More comedy: Jean Grae and John Hodgman, who had a show earlier this week, bring "Jean and John" back to The Bell House on February 15 (tickets); and Sasheer Zaamta Party Time returns to The Bell House on February 11 with guests TBA (tickets)
Lebanese-American comedian Nemr Abou Nassar is at Gramercy Theatre on April 28 (tickets).
Anthony Jeselnik - Stand-Up Tour Dates
02.22 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre
02.23 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Resort Spa and Casino Music Box
02.28 Madison, WI Barrymore Theatre
03.01 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater
03.02 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
03.07 Seattle, WA The Moore
03.08 Vancouver, BC The Vogue Theatre
03.09 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater
03.22 Charlotte, NC Knight Theater
03.23 Durham, NC Carolina Theatre of Durham
03.24 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
03.29 Cleveland, OH Hard Rock Live
03.30 Columbus, OH Jo Ann Davidson Theatre
03.31 Pittsburgh, PA Byham Theatre
04.05 San Francisco, CA Nourse Theatre
04.06 Santa Cruz, CA Rio Theatre
04.07 Los Angeles, CA The Theatre at Ace Hotel
04.19 Tampa, FL Louise Lykes - Ferguson Hall
04.20 Fort Lauderdale, FL Parker Playhouse
04.21 Orlando, FL The Plaza Live
04.26 Boston, MA Wilbur Theatre
04.27 Portland, ME State Theatre
04.28 Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods Resort Casino
05.03 Kansas City, MO Midland Theatre
05.04 Lincoln, NE Rococo Theater
05.05 Saint Louis, MO The Pageant
05.11 Minneapolis, MN Pantages Theatre
05.12 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room
05.13 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
06.01 Washington, DC Warner Theatre
06.02 Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theatre
06.03 Philadelphia, PA Fillmore
06.08 Phoenix, AZ Orpheum Theatre
06.09 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
06.14 Northampton, MA Academy of Music
06.15 Albany, NY The Egg - Hart Theatre
06.16 Burlington, VT Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
06.21 Nashville, TN Polk Theatre at TPAC
06.22 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
06.23 Charleston, SC Charleston Music Hall
06.28 New Orleans, LA Civic Theatre
06.29 Dallas, TX House of Blues
06.30 Austin, TX Paramount Theatre