Comedy Underground

Comedy Underground is the most fun you’ve ever had in a garage! This 8-part series of rain-or-shine stand-up comedy showcases takes place below the Lincoln Center campus at Jaffe Drive, located via a fully accessible ramp just off Columbus Avenue. It’s all the laughs of a downtown comedy club without a two-drink minimum… and you won't even have to validate your parking. Every Wednesday from June 19 to August 7, Suzette Simon, founder of the comedy performing arts nonprofit NYLaughs, will curate a free and truly underground evening featuring New York City's sharpest up-and-coming comedians, plus maybe a few surprise headliners! Stay tuned for full event lineups in the weeks ahead.

Upcoming Comedy Underground events

June 19 at 8:00 pm

Summer for the City
Comedy Underground

Comedy Underground

Black Women in Comedy Laff Fest

Lincoln Center Presents

June 19 at 8:00 pm

The Underground at Jaffe Drive

On Juneteenth, NYLaughs proudly presents the Black Women in Comedy Laff Fest, aimed at celebrating and elevating the exceptional talent of Black women in comedy.

June 26 at 8:00 pm

Summer for the City
Comedy Underground

Comedy Underground

NYLaughs Presents: Pride Night at Lincoln Center!

Lincoln Center Presents

June 26 at 8:00 pm

The Underground at Jaffe Drive

Join us for an unforgettable evening of comedy, storytelling, and pure joy during Pride Month!

July 03 at 8:00 pm

Summer for the City
Comedy Underground

Comedy Underground

Lincoln Center Presents

July 03 at 8:00 pm

The Underground at Jaffe Drive

Comedy performing arts nonprofit NYLaughs produces a free stand-up comedy showcase featuring up-and-coming NYC comedians.

July 10 at 8:00 pm

Summer for the City
Comedy Underground | India Week

Comedy Underground

Lincoln Center Presents

July 10 at 8:00 pm

The Underground at Jaffe Drive

Comedy performing arts nonprofit NYLaughs produces a free stand-up comedy showcase featuring up-and-coming NYC comedians.

July 17 at 8:00 pm

Summer for the City
Comedy Underground

Comedy Underground

Lincoln Center Presents

July 17 at 8:00 pm

The Underground at Jaffe Drive

Comedy performing arts nonprofit NYLaughs produces a free stand-up comedy showcase featuring up-and-coming NYC comedians.

July 24 at 8:00 pm

Summer for the City
Comedy Underground

Comedy Underground

Lincoln Center Presents

July 24 at 8:00 pm

The Underground at Jaffe Drive

Comedy performing arts nonprofit NYLaughs produces a free stand-up comedy showcase featuring up-and-coming NYC comedians.

July 31 at 8:00 pm

Summer for the City
Comedy Underground

Comedy Underground

Lincoln Center Presents

July 31 at 8:00 pm

The Underground at Jaffe Drive

Comedy performing arts nonprofit NYLaughs produces a free stand-up comedy showcase featuring up-and-coming NYC comedians.

August 07 at 8:00 pm

Summer for the City
Comedy Underground

Comedy Underground

Lincoln Center Presents

August 07 at 8:00 pm

The Underground at Jaffe Drive

Comedy performing arts nonprofit NYLaughs produces a free stand-up comedy showcase featuring up-and-coming NYC comedians.

 

 

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Full calendar of events

You're invited to hundreds of FREE events, representing a wide array of genres for all ages, from June 12–August 10. Explore the full calendar here »

Plan your visit

For the Summer for the City campus map, accessibility, venues, dining, ticketing, and parking, click here »

Accessibility

Our approach to accessibility mirrors our commitment to transform performing arts spaces to be more inclusive of our audiences’ identities and access needs by design, not as an afterthought or add-on. Learn more »

How to get tickets

The majority of our events are FREE—with a selection of Choose-What-You-Pay performances. Click here for a ticketing overview »