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4 Comedy Shows to Catch in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Our guide to stand-up, improv and variety shows happening this weekend and in the week ahead.

ERIC ANDRE at Kings Theater (Sept. 15, 7 p.m.). This comedian, who stars in his own prank-filled talk show for Adult Swim, also stars in an upcoming prank movie with Tiffany Haddish and Lil Rel Howery called “Bad Trip.” Andre’s “Legalize Everything” stand-up tour returns stateside this week from a European leg. He’ll perform at the Beacon Theater on Wednesday in case you miss his high jinks in Brooklyn on Sunday.

DANE COOK at Radio City Music Hall (Sept. 14, 7 p.m.). Considered the first comedian to achieve rock star status in the social media era, Cook became the first stand-up to sell out Madison Square Garden in 16 years when he achieved the feat in 2006 (Andrew Dice Clay had preceded him in 1990). His act might not be as physical or high energy now as it was then, but he can still be brutally frank, as the name of his current tour, “Tell It Like It Is,” advertises.
212-465-6000, radiocity.com

JOSH GONDELMAN at the Bell House (Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m.). Gondelman won two Peabody Awards and three Emmys for his work as part of the writing team on HBO’s “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver,” before leaving to become a writer and supervising producer for “Desus & Mero” on Showtime. A former preschool teacher, he has also recorded three comedy albums and told jokes on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” and “Conan.” Gondelman celebrates the release of his book of essays, “Nice Try: Stories of Best Intentions and Mixed Results,” with this show that features supporting performances from Gary Gulman, Emmy Blotnick, Karen Chee and the Lucas Brothers. The price of admission includes a copy of the book.
718-643-6510, thebellhouseny.com

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CRAIG ROBINSON at Gotham Comedy Club (Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m.). He’s best known for his roles on shows like the NBC sitcom “The Office,” as well as on the “Hot Tub Time Machine” movies. But Robinson earned one of his earliest TV credits as a musical comedian in a sketch duo with Jerry Minor on a handful of HBO programs in 2003. Whether he’s performing with his full band, the Nasty Delicious, or solo, as he will be here, you’ll find Robinson onstage behind the keyboard putting his jokes to music.
212-367-9000, gothamcomedyclub.com

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