Arthur Avenue Comedy Presented by The New York Comedy Festival
Every week Ben Asher curates New York’s most superlative comedy show, Arthur Avenue Comedy, bringing you comedy that reaches up into your brain with the force of a fist through the nose. Top pro comics and performers from TV and NYC’s major clubs performing long sets on an intimate stage, that other shows don’t give them the time to perform. In addition to consistently curating a line-up for each week’s show that strives to reflect the racial, ethnic, gender, and sexual diversity of NYC, what makes this show unique is that since 2013, it’s the only comedy show that always provides all of the performers it showcases with long set times (20+ minutes), allowing them to flex their comedy muscles on stage and really hit their stride, allowing audience to truly see the comedian’s essence, rather than just a snippet. The best comedy value in the city. Every Wednesday at Clinton Hall Bronx, where you can get the finest crafts on tap and craft food on your table, and craft comedy in your face!
From TimeOut NY: For comedy connoisseurs tired of seeing their favorite comics squeeze their sets into five minutes, Ben Asher’s showcase provides full-length sets and a chill atmosphere for diverse acts to thrive in.
Arthur Avenue Comedy is the latest of Ben Asher’s hit stand-up shows that have been entertaining audiences from the East Village, to Brooklyn and the Bronx. In addition to being a TimeOut New York ‘Critics Pick’, TimeOut NY has named it one of the “best comedy shows in NYC,” being celebrated as, “for true comedy connoisseurs,” and has frequently called it the “best cheap things to do,” of the week and one of the “most amazing things to do” of the month, while the New York Times has listed it as an editor’s choice multiple times.
The November 9th line-up features:
Michael Harrison (NBC; SiriusXM; Montreal Just For Laughs)
Misha Han (TBS Laughs)
Julianna Mahar (Netlfix’s ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’; HBO ‘Billions’; Hulu)
Moe Singleton (‘Dazed and Confused’ Album; MTV)
Hosted by Ben Asher (Iceland Comedy Festival headliner)
Ben Asher is a comedian from New York whose confrontational comedy has been called “brave,” and “alarmingly profound,” by his fellow comics and fans. Ben produces and hosts weekly stand-up comedy shows in New York City and performs at clubs and colleges around the county. Find out more at http://www.benasher.net
For each week’s show, Ben books the wittiest, most boundary-pushing veteran and rising comedic talent. Comics on the show have been on SNL, HBO, Netflix, Comedy Central, Late Night TV and include Mark Normand, Jena Friedman, Sam Morril, Aparna Nancherla, Jacqueline Novak, Myq Kaplan, Jamie Lee, Matteo Lane, Mike Vecchione, Phoebe Robinson, Josh Gondelman, Alex Edelman, and Emmy Blotnick.