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Bad News: It's A Comedy Show

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Cherry Tree

65 4th Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11217

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"Bad News: It's a Comedy Show" is uncontested as New York's best news-themed alternative comedy show. Carmen Lagala, Kevin Froleiks, and Alex Ptak host a lineup of innovative, exciting comedic voices each week along with their own local news style twist.

For a small pledge of only $5.00, you can see the following comedians from Comedy Central, MTV, Adult Swim, HBO, and even help keep journalism alive:

08/05: Joe Zimmerman (Comedy Central), Cara Weinberger (Reductress), Harris Mayersohn (Late Night with Stephen Colbert), Julia Claire (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Charles McBee (New York Comedy Festival)

08/12: Mary Houlihan (Comedy Central), Geoff Asmus (Just For Laughs), Ronnie Fleming (Brooklyn Comedy Festival), Courtney Maginnis (Comedy Central)

08/19: Josh Johnson (Comedy Central), Fumi Abe (MTVs Decoded), Jess Lane (Reductress), Ben Katzner (Hell Yes Fest), Andrew Durso (Boston Comedy Festival)

08/26: Sam Morill (Comedy Central), Petey Deabreau (Hope of the Hood Podcast), Ben Wasserman (MTV), Rachel Lenihan (Chris Gethard Show), Dan Wickes (NY Comedy Club)

09/02: Ryan Donahue (Kimmel), Dina Hashem (Conan), Elsa Waithe (Cinder Block Comedy Festival), Eric Monical (Laughing Devil Festival), Sarah Kennedy (MTV), and Benjamin Hoffman (Hidden America with Jonah Ray)

09/09: Emily Fleming (@Midnight), Liza Treyger (Comedy Central), Gabe Pacheco (Katie Halper Show), John Rosenberger (WFMU), Pedro Salinas (Laughs on Fox), Lucie Steiner (Two Minutes To Late Night)

09/16: Mark Normand (Fallon), Chelsea Davison (@Midnight), Momoh Pujeh (Cinder Block Comedy Fest), Ranaan Hershberg (Sirius XM), Aimee Rose Ranger (Brooklyn Comedy Fest), Dave Bergmann (Hoboken Comedy Fest)

09/23: Alingon Mitra (Last Comic Standing), Emily Panic (The Break with Michelle Wolf), J.P. McDade (Comedy Central's Roast Battle), David Spector (New York Comedy Fest), Raghav Mehta (Bridgetown Comedy Fest)

09/30: Myq Kaplan (Last Comic Standing), Mike Brown (Comedy Central), Fareeha Khan (MTV), Dan Yang (Comedy Central), Ross Parsons (Bridgetown Comedy Festival)

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10/28: Ismael Loutfi (Jimmy Kimmel Live), Usama Sidiquee (The Comedy Cellar), Hannah Dickinson (Comedy Central), Marie Faustin (MTV)

11/11: Matt Koff (The Daily Show), Clare O'Kane (Viceland), Eman El Husseini (Just For Laughs), Anders Lee (Pod Damn America Podcast), Brandon Vincent Jackson (Thrillist's Top 50 Undiscovered Comedians)

11/25: Caitlin Peluffo (The Late Show With Stephen Colbert), Connor Creagan (New York Comedy Club), David Sitrick (Minneapolis), Daniel Simonsen (Seth Myers)


12/02: Joe Zimmerman (Comedy Central), Patrick Hastie (San Francisco Sketchfest), Marcia Belsky (Reductress), Sam Morrison (Sirius XM), Ayo Edibiri (The Rundown with Robin Thede), Nasser Khan (Bridgetown Comedy Fest)

12/09: Leclerc Andre (Fallon), Brittany Carney (New York Comedy Festival), Chloe Radcliffe (TBS Comics to Watch), Max Fine (Orlando Indie Comedy Festival)

12/16: Khalid Rahmaan (Conan), Nate Fridson (Laughing Skull Comedy Festival), Courtney Fearrington (Sirius XM), + Cathy Humes (Cinder Block Comedy Festival)


12/30: Brian Parise (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver), Napoleon Emil (Caroline's March Madness Winner 2018), Irene Fagan Merrow (Reductress), Max Bruno (Live From Outer Space), Xazmin Garza (Boston Comedy Festival)

01/06: Joe Pera (Adult Swim), Sam Ruddy (Brooklyn Magazine's 50 Funniest People), Maurice Licorish (Cinder Block Comedy Festival), Benel Germosen (Harlem Comedy Festival), Max Ogle (Side Door Comedy)

01/13: Harris Alterman (CollegeHumor), Jennie Sutton (TruTV) , Julia Claire (Brooklyn Comedy Festival), David Tveite (Last Comic Standing), Nick Chambers (2 Dope Queens)

01/20: Sean Patton (Comedy Central), Subhah Agarwal (Jim Jeffries Show), Elsa Waithe (Cinder Block Comedy Festival), Tony Zaret (UCB), Maria Heinegg (Worst Thing Podcast)

01/27: Hari Kondabolu (Netflix), Erica Spera (TBS Comics to Watch), Chloe McGovern (Skankfest), Luke Touma (Sixth Borough Comedy Festival), Momoh Pujeh (NY Comedy Club)


02/10: Shane Torres (Conan), KC Arora (Caroline's March Madness), Jes Tom (Funny or Die), Dan Perlman (Just For Laughs), Jordan Jensen (NY Comedy Club)

02/17: Jo Firestone (Comedy Central), Anthony Devito (Colbert), Katie Hannigan (Colbert), Jordan Temple (Conan), Benjy Himmelfarb (Washington Post)


7pm Doors. 7:30 show. Follow the signs to the show room in the basement. Free drinks are raffled off every week!

If early tickets are sold out, you can still probably get in at the door!

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