Caroline's March Madness
Mar
5
7:00 PM19:00

Caroline's March Madness

Taking a page from the NCAA College Basketball Tournament’s “March Madness,” Carolines Comedy Madness is a five-round comedy competition in which 64 comedians go head to head with audience members deciding who advances to the final round.  A panel of industry judges determines the champion in the fifth and final round.   This year’s judges were Carolyn Gitomer, assistant booker and producer at Carolines on Broadway; Nora May, a talent manager at 3 Arts Entertainment; and Jessica Pilot, a producer and talent booker at CBS.

Sixty-four of New York’s best young comedians were randomly pitted against one another in a series of one-on-one competitions.  The first round took place on February 27 when all of the 64 competitors each performed one minute of stand-up.  32 comedians advanced to the second round on March 12, when each performed two minutes of stand-up.  The third round, on March 19, feature the “Sweet Sixteen,” and fourth round on March 20 featured the “Elite Eight,” who each performed three minutes of stand-up. The “Final Four” advancing into the fifth and final round on March 28.  The “Final Four” comedians squared off on March 29, with each performing seven minutes of stand-up.  The last two advancing comedians then squared off with each performing ten minutes of stand-up, with the eventual winner being crowned.  

This year’s “Final Four” comedians were Melissa Diaz, who was pitted against Eagle Witt; and Gordon Baker Bone and Emill. Witt defeated Diaz to face off against Emill in the final contest of the competition.

Past winners of Carolines Comedy Madness are Julian McCullough (2007), Reese Waters (2008), Myq Kaplan (2009), Nate Bargatze (2010), Dan Soder (2011), Adam Newman (2012), Mark Normand (2013), Gary Vider (2014), Anthony DeVito (2015), Neko White (2016) and Kerry Coddett (2017).  

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The Comedy Nest
Feb
17
8:00 PM20:00

The Comedy Nest

Every Thursday through Saturday, hilarious headliners from The Tonight Show, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Comedy Central, Just For Laughs, The Comedy Network and more land in The Comedy Nest with one simple goal – to make you laugh!

Come and enjoy a show in our cabaret setting, with candle-lit tables, full-service bar, pre-show entertainment and wonderful wait-staff. We’re right downtown on the 3rd floor of the Montreal Forum, 2313 Ste-Catherine Street West, corner of Atwater, across the street from Atwater Metro. And parking in the Forum is only $6 for the evening! We’re also wheelchair accessible.

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The Comedy Nest
Feb
16
10:30 PM22:30

The Comedy Nest

Every Thursday through Saturday, hilarious headliners from The Tonight Show, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Comedy Central, Just For Laughs, The Comedy Network and more land in The Comedy Nest with one simple goal – to make you laugh!

Come and enjoy a show in our cabaret setting, with candle-lit tables, full-service bar, pre-show entertainment and wonderful wait-staff. We’re right downtown on the 3rd floor of the Montreal Forum, 2313 Ste-Catherine Street West, corner of Atwater, across the street from Atwater Metro. And parking in the Forum is only $6 for the evening! We’re also wheelchair accessible.

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The Comedy Nest
Feb
16
8:00 PM20:00

The Comedy Nest

Every Thursday through Saturday, hilarious headliners from The Tonight Show, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Comedy Central, Just For Laughs, The Comedy Network and more land in The Comedy Nest with one simple goal – to make you laugh!

Come and enjoy a show in our cabaret setting, with candle-lit tables, full-service bar, pre-show entertainment and wonderful wait-staff. We’re right downtown on the 3rd floor of the Montreal Forum, 2313 Ste-Catherine Street West, corner of Atwater, across the street from Atwater Metro. And parking in the Forum is only $6 for the evening! We’re also wheelchair accessible.

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Soft Core
Feb
1
to Feb 2

Soft Core

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If you grew up with cable, chances are you stayed up late one night and watched a sleazy movie on Cinemax. Comedians Jenn Wehrung and Chris Gersbeck bring that weird late night experience to QED every first Friday, while New York City’s quickest comedians riff over a cheesy soft-core adult movie, MST3K-style at Soft Core!

It’s the perfect late-night event for couples and singles! (Please don’t be a creep.)

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"Movies R Dumb" at QED
Dec
21
to Dec 22

"Movies R Dumb" at QED

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Every month Chris Gersbeck invites NYC's quickest comedians to riff on the worst movies of all time. To celebrate Christmas, and the worst Christmas movie of all time, he's chosen Hulk Hogan's Santa with Muscles.

With live riffing by:

Frank Conniff (MST3K)
Carolina Hidalgo (Movie Sign with the Mads)
Kat Burdick ("Let's Say You're Right")
Derek Humphrey (Derek Mansplains It All)

***SPECIAL DECEMBER DISCOUNT***

See all four of QED's riffing shows for the month of December for just $20 (a $38 value!) by selecting the "Riff Pass" ticket option below! You will get entry to the following shows:

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QED Presents: Derek Humphrey and Boris Khaykin
Dec
21
7:30 PM19:30

QED Presents: Derek Humphrey and Boris Khaykin

Derek Humphrey is a Brooklyn based stand up comic who has appeared on MTV, featured on ABC, and recently in the NY Times. Derek hosts the podcast “Derek Mansplains It All” where he talks to anyone who is not a straight white male like himself. His blend of crowd work, storytelling and prolific joke writing has made him one of the most dynamic acts in New York. In addition to stand-up, he is a regular on both the Comedy Cellar's "Live From America" Podcast and on QED’s “Movies R Dumb” with Frank Coniff of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Derek is also host and co-producer of "Bushwick Bears" every Sunday night at the Mad Tropical in Bushwick, Brooklyn.   

Boris Khaykin is a Brooklyn based comedian with a silent ‘K’ in his last name. He’s performed stand up on CollegeHumor Live, as a warm for The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, and was listed by TimeOutNY as one of Brooklyn Comedy Festival’s Biggest Stars. He’s been featured in Broad City webisodes, Amazon Prime’s Red Oakes, and is a regular guest on The Comedy Cellar’s Live From America Podcast. He's a writer and director for political comedy channel We The Internet TV where his work won a 2017 Webby Award and a 2018 Webby Award Honoree. He’s also written and performed with UCB Digital sketch teams and hosts Impro(VS)tandup every month at UCB East and The Breakdown with Boris Khaykin every month at The Red Room.

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"Would You Rather" at Friends and Lovers
Dec
20
8:30 PM20:30

"Would You Rather" at Friends and Lovers

Andre Medrano and Maggie Maxwell invite some of the funniest people they know from the worlds of stand up, sketch comedy, improv and beyond to answer the pressing questions facing society today. Things like would you rather lose the ability to sweat or spit? Be a suspected t-shirt tyrant or a confirmed button-down baller?

This unique NYC comedy event has been happening for three years with guests who have appeared on HBO, Comedy Central, MTV, Netflix and more. The final show of 2018 is going to be awesome! We are excited to host an incredible line up featuring Alexis Guerreros (Comedy Central, Gotham Comedy, the Cooligans), Kenice Mobley (Sirius XM, San Francisco Sketchfest, Brooklyn Comedy Festival), Derek Humphrey (MTV, ABC, Movies R Dumb), and more!

Wanna know what the show looks like? Check out a clip from April! Or maybe one from our January show.

Come join us December 20 at Friends and Lovers (Blocks from the Franklin stop on the A,C). Doors 8, show 8:30.

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Bushwick Bears at Mad Tropical
Dec
9
9:00 PM21:00

Bushwick Bears at Mad Tropical

Come to Mad Tropical this Sunday for another fun filled comedy show hosted by the very lovely Derek Humphrey and Jericho Davidson!!!! This week, the Bears welcome:

Abby Feldman (JFL, Moist)

Sean Patton (Comedy Central, Esquire's "Best Bars In America", Inside Amy Schumer)

Chukwunonyerem Orikaba Egedeyebo-Orikadibia ("Will Smith" a comedy variety show)

Sopan Deb ("No Fly List")

Kerryn Feehan (The Paramount Network)

Anya Blue Ivy Volz (Riot Fest, The Hard Times)

Max Fine (Laughing Skull)

Doors/Music from DJ Mike69 at 9, show is at 9:30. COMPLETELY FREE

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