Bodega Cat is a weekly comedy show at the Offside Tavern (137 W. 14th St) every Thursday at 8pm, brought to you by Kevin Seefried (Brooklyn Comedy Festival) and Andy Ostroff (Jimmy Kimmel Live!). Live Stand-Up Comedy in New York City! Will that last sentence improve our SEO rankings? Come find out!
August 24: Kate Wolff w/ Lisa Curry, Andrew Cook, Grant Cotter, & Usama Siddiquee
Kate Wolff is a stand-up comedian who was on Tru Tv's hit TV series, "World's Dumbest", The Bethenny Show on FOX, and NickMom's Night Out on Nickelodeon. She performs almost every night at clubs throughout Manhattan, and is a regular at New York Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, Stand Up New York, and Greenwich Comedy Club. She has performed in the Laughing Skull Festival and Boston Comedy Festival.
August 31: Joel Kim Booster w/ Corinne Fisher, David Tveite, Rosebud Baker, & Danny Vega
Joel Kim Booster recently made his late night stand-up debut on TBS's Conan. You can see it here. Be sure to check out the comments, they're half the fun! Other television appearances include Comedy Central's @MIDNIGHT and THE MELTDOWN WITH JONAH AND KUMAIL, Bravo's THEN AND NOW, Logo's COMEDY CABARET, and TruTV's COMEDY KNOCKOUT. For television, his writing credits include BILLY ON THE STREET and the Comedy Central pilot, PROBLEMATIC W/ MOSHE KASHER.September 7: Josh Gondelman w/ Rohan Padye, Jaqi Furback, Finn Straley, & Rachel McCartneyJosh Gondelman is a writer and comedian who incubated in Boston before moving to New York City, where he currently lives and works as a writer for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Onstage, Josh charms audiences using his good-natured storytelling and cracks them up with his sharp, pointy wit. He takes topics from surprise parties to his experience teaching preschool and makes them all equally hilarious. Last spring, he made his late-night stand-up debut on Conan (TBS), and he can also be seen on the first season of Night Train With Wyatt Cenac (SeeSo). Josh’s newest comedy album Physical Whisper debuted in March of 2016 at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts (as well as #4 on the Billboard comedy chart) and stayed there for…well…longer than he expected, honestly.September 14: Matt Koff w/ LeClerc Andre, Ryan Donahue, & Eman El-HusseiniMatt Koff is an Emmy-winning staff writer currently on The Daily Show With Trevor Noah. He has also written for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the Onion News Network, Onion SportsDome, and GSN's The Newlywed Game.As a stand-up, Matt has appeared on Adam DeVine’s House Party on Comedy Central, and The History Channel series I Love the 1880s. He has toured with John Oliver, Michael Ian Black, and Bo Burnham.September 21: Mike Lebovitz w/ Adam Langlois, & Erica SperaAfter earning a BA in Theater Performance from Oberlin College, Lebovitz trained at both the Annoyance and iO Theaters, where he was a member of the house teams Ned Beatty and Roadster from 2002-2007. He is also a member of Comedians You Should Know, Chicago's premiere stand-up comedy collective, whose debut CD recently topped out as the #1 selling comedy album on iTunes.September 28: Samantha Ruddy w/ Courtney Fearington, Khalid Rhamaan, Chris Milhouse & Ester SteinbergSamantha Ruddy tells jokes, writes funny stuff, and weasels her way into your heart with her girl-next-door charm. At the age of 25, she’s headlined Carolines on Broadway and has been featured at national comedy festivals like New York Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, and Bridgetown Comedy Festival. She's done shows like Whiplash at UCB, Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, and the Stella Classic Nightclub Show. Brooklyn Magazine called her one of Brooklyn’s 50 Funniest People, and BUST says she’s a comic “you should be obsessed with.” Samantha is a skilled joke writer and her comedy is clever, disarming, and sly. Read her writing on Collegehumor, Someecards, and Reductress, and follow her on Twitter @Samlymatters.October 5: Shane Torres w/ Adam Mamawala, Kofi Thomas, & Morgan Miller
Shane Torres is a stand-up comedian and writer. You may have seen him in the background on Last Comic Standing or acting on IFC’s Comedy Bang Bang. He has also been part of Montreal Just For Laugh’s New Faces in 2013 that same year. Shane was also one of Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch in 2012. Shane has performed at many festivals all over the country including Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival, and more.PAST SHOWS
March 30th: Anthony DeVito w/ Clark Jones, Casey Balsham, Rosebud Baker, and Kevin Shea
Originally from New Jersey, Anthony DeVito is a NYC based comedian. He's appeared on Comedy Central's Adam Devine's House Party, was one of the “New Faces” at the 2012 Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, has been on "This American Life," AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, Seeso's NY's Funniest and was the 2015 winner of Caroline's March Madness. He’s also performed at the 2014 Boston Comedy Festival, 2014 Laugh Your Asheville Off, 2014 Limestone Comedy Fest, 2013 Bridgetown Comedy Festival and 2013 SF Sketchfest. In addition to stand-up, he’s appeared on TV Land's The Jim Gaffigan Show, is a regular on Sirius XM's Bennington, has been published in Timeout NY and The New York Times.
April 6th: Casey James Salengo with Saurin Choksi, Dina Hashem, Kelsey Cook, and Shalewa Sharpe
Casey James Salengo is one of the funniest up and coming stand-ups in the New York Scene. After being selected as a New Face for last year's Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, Casey was recently named as one of the comics who will be taping a half-hour special for Comedy Central this spring.
April 13th: Dan LaMorte with Selena Coppock, LeClerc Darguin, and Luchana GaticaDan LaMorte is the youngest comic to be passed at the legendary Comedy Cellar in recent memory. He has been seen on FOX's Red Eye, NBC Universal's COZI TV, on the 2016 Comedy Central's Comics to Watch showcase, and in January 2017, he released his debut one-hour comedy special: Not Enough Pieces.In the summer of 2016, Dan was the headliner of the 12 city "Young Guns of Comedy" tour. Aside from headlining on the road, Dan can also be seen opening for comics such as Kathleen Madigan, Fortune Feimster, and Ben Roy. Follow him on Twitter/Instagram @DanLaMorte
April 20th: Emma Willmann with Tom Thakkar, Amy Shanker, and Usama Siddiquee
Emma is one of the top comedians in New York City. She made her late night debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in 2016 and has also performed standup on Fuse’s Uproarious, Seeso’s Night Train with Wyatt Cenac and The Guest List and AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live. In 2017, Emma had the opportunity to record a set for the CNN series The History of Comedy. Later this year you can catch Emma on the MTV International talking head series, Vidiots, as a cast regular and on the web series Gay Girl Straight Girl, 2 Girls one Show, and Janice Gunter Ghost Hunter (all set for release in 2017).
In addition to television, Emma has her own comedy show, The Check Spot on SiriusXM and is a regular co- host on Wake Up with Taylor! On SiriusXM STARZ.
April 27: Emily Galati with Emmy Blotnick, Reggie Conquest, and Alex Pavone
Emily Galati is whip-smart and not afraid to prove it. Known for her relentlessly clever style, she brings a social awareness and quick-wit to her shows. Emily isn’t afraid to delve into jokes that are controversial — occasionally bruising some feelings along the way and then gleefully waiting for those shocked and chagrined reactions after delivering the punchline. Emily has performed standup on the Conan on TBS, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Comic’s Unleashed, Laughs, and Gotham Live. She has been chosen to represent Chicago in the "Best of the Midwest" Competition at Gilda's LaughFest, a semi-finalist in NBC's Stand Up for Diversity, and a finalist in the “Bob and Tom” Comedy Contest.May 4: Harrison Greenbaum with Sheba Mason, Anthony Bonazzo, and Jourdain FisherHarrison has been featured on NBC's Last Comic Standing, AXS.TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, and National Geographic Channel's Brain Games, and appeared on MTV, SPIKE TV, the Discovery Channel, and the Science Channel. Behind the scenes, Harrison was a producer for Primetime: Would You Fall for That? on ABC (which premiered in 2013 to over 3.5 million viewers) and a story producer for VH1’s This is HOT 97, as well as the warm-up comic for Katie, Katie Couric's daytime talk show on ABC.
May 11: Derek Gaines with Maria Wojciechowski, Vikram Pandya, and Evan Williams!
Derek Gaines was born and raised in California, but found his comedy chops in Philadelphia. He currently calls New York City his home where he regularly performs and brings a unique perspective to growing up African American in the suburbs.
Derek's first break came when he reached the semi-finals of Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes in 2010. Also in 2010 Derek was a finalist in Philadelphia's Funniest Person Competition. Derek made his standup comedy television debut in 2014 when he appeared on AXS TV's Gotham Comedy Live and was recently selected by the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival as part of their New Faces showcase. Derek has been a contributor to VH1’s Big Morning Buzz and is currently starring in Morgan Spurlock’s docu-series Connected on AOL Originals. Derek is also the co-host of MTV’s hilarious pop up game show, Broke Ass Game Show.
May 18: Alingon Mitra with Ester Steinberg, Isabel Hagen, Billy Bonnel, and C.J. Browne!
Alingon Mitra is a stand-up comedian known for his tight jokes, original thoughts, and affable presence. Making his television debut on NBC's Last Comic Standing, Alingon finished first in the public vote 5 weeks in a row to win the comic comeback contest and perform on the finale. He has since been invited to do stand up on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Adam Devine's House Party on Comedy Central.
In addition, he wrote for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and Adam Ruins Everything. Alingon went on to be named one of the "New Faces of Comedy" at Montreal's Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. He also won both the Boston Comedy Festival and the "Funniest Comic in New England" contest in the same year. Alingon was a writer for the humor magazine The Harvard Lampoon and can now be found on Twitter, on Facebook, or in bed.
May 25: Tim Dillon with Wendi Starling, Katie Hannigan, and Yedoye Travis
Tim is a NY-based comic who was a breakout at the 2016 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in the 'New Faces' category. Recently he won the title of 'NY’s Funniest' at the New York Comedy Festival where he also headlined three sellout shows on a double decker tour bus throughout Manhattan’s wealthiest neighborhoods. Tim has performed on the Oddball Comedy and Oddity Tour, and was featured on NBC's 'Last Comic Standing', 'The Chris Gethard Show' on Fusion, Fox's Red Eye, AXS TV's Gotham Comedy Live, Comedy Knockout for 'TruTV', and season 2 of 'WYFD' with Big Jay Oakerson for Seeso. He is also the host of his own podcast 'Tim Dillon is Going to Hell.'
June 1: Tyler Fischer w/ Julia Claire, Alex Gettlin, & Akaash Singh!
June 8: Petey DeAbreu w/ Emily Winter, and Luke Tuoma
Repping the streets of the Bronx, NY, Petey DeAbreu is a fast-rising star on the New York City comedy scene. He has appeared on TruTv and is a regular at comedy clubs all over NYC. He recognized the power of humor at an early age, using it as a pre-emptive strike to keep from getting into fights at school and around his hood. With his unique view of the world, influenced by comedy legends Richard Pryor, George Carlin and Mike DeStefano, Petey loves to take crowds on unexpected journeys and believes his feel-good style cuts through prejudice and provokes laughter without boundaries.
June 15: No Show
June 22: Carmen Lagala, Drew Dunn, and Jocelyn Chia
June 29: Yassir Lester w/ Jade Catta-Pretta, Christi Chiello, Tommy McNamara, and Talib Babb
Yassir Lester is a stand up comedian and writer from Marietta, GA. He is a Judge on MTV's series "Snack-Off" created by Rob Dyrdek. He also hosts Regal Cinema's "The Trailer" and is a recurring guest on Pivot's "Take Part Live". He has written on [adult swim]'s "Black Dynamite" animated series and "Mr. Pickles". He recently co-starred in the FOX sitcom "Making History." He can be seen regularly at The Hollywood Improv and The World Famous Comedy Store in Los Angeles and many other clubs nationwide.July 6: Kerry Coddett w/ Tyler Richardson, Jess Salomon, and Benjy Himmelfarb
Kerry can be seen as a cast member on MTV’s Joking Off, where The Interrobang touted her as a comedic force with "a gigantic stage presence who belongs on television." She’s also appeared on Tru TV’s new series Comedy Knockout and has been on Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore and Why? w/ Hannibal Burress, Huffington Post Live, and Essence Live. She has performed at the New York Comedy Festival, Brooklyn Comedy Festival and Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival. She has been a guest co-host on The Young Turks. She has also appeared on the Bennington Show (Sirius XM) and co-hosted Wake Up! w/ Taylor (Sirius XM) multiple times.
July 13: The Shorts Show! w/ Josh Carter, Chris Scopo, Chloe McGovern, LeClerc Andre, Dan Pearlman, Aimee Rose Ranger, Pete Bladel, Robbie Goodwin, and Emily Galati!
Who says stand-ups can't wear shorts on stage? Slap on a pair of your favorite shorts and celebrate summer with Kevin, Andy, and friends who will all be performing short sets in shorts! If you love calves, you're gonna love this show!
July 20: Langston Kerman w/ Irene Morales, Napoleon Emill, and Ryan Chani!
Kerman is a stand-up comic, actor and writer originally from Oak Park, IL, and now residing in Brooklyn, NY. In TV Kerman appeared on the third season of Adam DeVine's House Party (Comedy Central) and now recurs as ‘Jared’ in HBO’s comedy Insecure from Issa Rae.
Kerman was honored as a 'New Face' at the 2015 Just For Laughs Festival last summer in Montreal where he also opened for Eric Andre. He was a part of Chris Rock's writing staff for the 2016 Oscars and also just wrote for Comedy Central's new show Problematic With Moshe Kasher.
He has also written for and appeared in digital content from Comedy Central, Above Average and Refinery 29 and he is the Spokesperson of the IFC Comedy Road Tour which has appeared at the Moontower and Brooklyn Comedy Festivals. Kerman has toured all over the country including recent dates at The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, the RIOT LA Comedy Festival on the comics to watch lineup and as a co-headliner at the New York Comedy Festival. Kerman will co-headline a month long tour with Jak Knight including a week of dates at the Just For Laughs Festival in Toronto.
July 27: w/ Mike Lebovitz, Robby Slowik, Kenice Mobley, and Walker Hays!
August 3: Neko White w/ Tom Cassidy, Luchana Gatica, and Rosebud Baker!
Born in 1993, Neko has been a professional stand-up comedian since 2007 at the age of 14. In 2014, Neko taped his first one-hour stand-up special, Introducing Me. As a personality, Neko has stolen the show on MTV 2’s Hip Hop Hollywood Squares, and Elite Daily’s wildly popular Gen Why show. As a stand-up comedian, Neko has appeared on Axs Tv's Gotham Comedy Live, Sirus XM's "Sway In the morning Show" FOX’s Laughs, Popcornflix’s Live at New York Comedy Club, and a documentary on his life entitled One Mic.August 10: The Second Shorts Show w/ Jake Fromm, David Piccolomini, Colin Lewis, Lucas Connolly, Luke Mones, Andrea Jones-Rooy, Jessy Morner-Ritt, Alex Pavone, Gary Levitt, & More!
Who says stand-ups can't wear shorts on stage? Who says you can't do a gimmick twice in one summer? Slap on a pair of your favorite shorts and celebrate summer with Kevin, Andy, and friends who will all be performing short sets in shorts! If you love calves, you're gonna love this show!
August 17: Tom Thakkar w/ Miguel Dalmau, Kase Raso, Chris Post, and Liz Miele!