Best LGBTQ Comedy Shows

Grand Prize: Winning comic will perform on each of these shows

plus a one month residency at a major NYC Comedy Club. 








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Broadway Comedy Club’s newest LGBTQ show, premiered as part of “YAAAS! Fest” Drew’s Saturday night show features NYC’s best LGBTQ comics a seen on HBO, NETFLIX, LOGO, Comedy Central and Showtime. Held monthly at Broadway Comedy Club, 318 W. 53rd St, NY,NY

Drew Tessier’s Thoroughly Gay Thursdays
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Bobby Hankinson has a hit! This show is both a TimeOut NY and New York Times Critics’ Pick. Held monthly at Pete's Candy Store, Brooklyn. If you haven’t been to Kweendom then you really haven’t experienced.


 A laugh riot, held monthly at Broadway Comedy Club. Hosted by Broadway Comedy Club favorite, Michelle Slonim. Co-sponsored by the ManEvent. Month in and month out, Gaylarious sets the standard by which all other LGBTQ showcases are bitch-itly, judged. (Yes, “bitch-itly” is word now, thank you.) Gaylarious features great LGBTQ comics and their allies.


Solid stand-up comedy every Monday, at Freddy’s bar in Brooklyn from veterans that have been seen on BET, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, and all your favorite late night shows as well as hilarious up-and-comers from around New York City. For every person who comes, we donate $1 to charity!

The show was created by Pat O’Shea (VH1, Comedy Central) and is hosted by Calvin S. Cato (Oxygen Network, Vice Media, Time Out New York's Queer Comics of Color To Watch) and Richard James (CD DJ Extraordinaire).  

Ed Sullivan on Acid

Where LGBTQ comedians and performers tell their coming out and transitioning stories live on stage and later go deeper into a podcast. The live show takes place at the legendary Stonewall Inn and has been named a "Best LGBTQ Podcast for Millenials" by iHeartRadio.

Closet Cases

Expensive Tastes

A monthly comedy showcase hosted by Jen Lap and Jimmy Schatz. Jen and Jimmy bring their successful downtown show to the West Side Comedy Club.

Lost Soles


Brooklyn’s original LGBTQ and Queer ally comedy showcase. Celebrating 6 years of highlighting queer and queer friendly comics held at Williamsburg’s original gay bar Metropolitan. Hosted by Garry Hannon.

Funny Ha Ha Funny Queer  

James Tison hosts this fabulous Club Cumming Variety Show.  A special blend Stand Up / Cabaret provides an evening of somber silliness and unapologetic glamor! WEAR SOMETHING SHINY!  

Cumming Clean  

Queer Film Theory 101

Held monthly at the House of Wax in Brooklyn. This is a monthly comedy show, hosted by the hilarious Sarah Kennedy and Veronica Garza, featuring LGBTQ performers "outing" the films that influenced their identity. It's free and fabulous!


The Tea Party. Bottoms Up Bar

Thursdays, 9p.m. 315 W. 46th Street, Manhattan. Phillip Henry hosts an amazingly popular and funny comedy variety show, featuring NYC’s best LGBTQ comics and performers.


“Homo You didn’t!”

It’s worth going to this show just to see Drew Lausch deliver his infectiously funny, extremely silly brand of comedy. But Drew always sweetens his bet with great headliners from the LGBTQ comedy scene.

Spot The Straight, monthly at QED Queens

Five queer comics, one straight comic for one hilarious show. An interactive night of comedy which pokes fun at stereotypes while providing laughs along the way featuring some of the best comics in NYC and beyond.