August may be the last month for summer, but it doesn’t mean there’s any shortage of comedy around New York City. With so much to see and audition for, it’s sometimes hard to know what’s can’t-miss. To help you out, here’s Backstage’s list of the best comedy performances and casting calls in NYC this month.
Best known for hosting E!’s “The Soup” and his role on NBC’s “Community,” Joel McHale currently hosts “The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale” on Netflix. Taking his comedy on the road, McHale promises jokes about politics, Hollywood, and pop culture. He can be seen at Caroline’s on Broadway from Aug. 24–Aug. 25 (Tickets: $57.25)
Sometimes a headliner is a must-see, but the ticket price makes them a might-miss. UCB Theatre is here to remedy that issue with Big Long Sets, a night of headliner comedy without the headliner prices. Hosted by Emmy Blotnick, the show features an unlisted roster of some big-name comedians at UCB Theatre East Village on Aug. 21. (Tickets: $9)
Gilbert Gottfried is known for his incredible roster of acting roles but now’s your chance to see the comedian with the
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