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Laughter in the Park 2017

Sunday, July 16, 2017

4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.

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Laughter in the Park is a free, outdoor weekly comedy series, presented by, that takes place over the course of four weeks throughout the summer.

Every Sunday starting July 9, you can catch up to two hours of stand up comedy performed by some of comedy's most innovative and talked about artists.  Please bring a blanket and picnic basket! 

Performances / July 16 (bookings subject to change): 

Langston Kerman 
Langston is a stand-up comic, actor and writer who now recurs as Jered on HBO's comedy "Insecure". He was part of Chris Rock's writing staff for the 2016 Oscars and recently wrote for Comedy Central's new show "Problematic with Moshe Kasher". 

Leighann Lord
Leighann is an American comedian, writer, and actress. She performs stand-up comedy and is the co-host (with Neil deGrasse Tyson) of the "Star Talk Radio" podcast.

Myq Kaplan 
Myq is a comedian and writer who has appeared on "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien," "The Late Show with David Letterman," "Comedy Central Presents,"  "Late Night with Seth Meyers," "@midnight," "The Chris Gethard Show," FX's "Louis," "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell," and "Last Comic Standing," where he placed as a finalist. He has also written for "The Late Late Show with James Corden." 

Sherrod Small (headliner)
Sherrod was a regular on VH1's "Best Week Ever," and served as a regular guest, occasional ombudsman, and one time host of Fox News' late-night satire program "Red Eye." He has appeared on "Tough Crowd," "Premium Blend," and "The Chris Rock Show." He can also be seen with John Mayer on the parody cover of Tay Zonday's "Chocolate Rain".  He recently co-hosted, A&E's original comedy series that tackled race called "Black & White" and is a regular at the famed Comedy Cellar.

Gary Vider 
Gary one of four stand-up comics to make it to the final ten of NBC's hit show, "America's Got Talent",  He also made his TV stand-up debut in 2014 on TBS', "Conan". Gary's other TV appearances include AXS TV's "Gotham Live", and "Comics Unleashed" with Byron Allen. 

Laughter in the Park Schedule
Our shows are as follows: 

  • Sunday, July 9 - Garibaldi Plaza in Washington Square Park, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday July 16 - Granite Prospect at Brooklyn Bridge Park, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
  • Sunday, July 23 - Old Bandshell Lawn at Tompkins Square Park, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
  • Sunday, July 30 - Mineral Spring in Central Park, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

About NY Laughs is a unique non-profit that aims to change the cultural landscape of the Big Apple through humor. From parks to streets and even subways, we provide New Yorkers laughter free of charge with our public, live comedy shows.  We want to celebrate and deepen an appreciation of the comic arts. We also want to make New York a better place by cultivating community, inspiring our audiences, and making the city a happier and healthier place through laughter.  

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the men and women of the NYC Parks Department!

"Laughter in the Park" is a passion project run solely by volunteers.  NYLaughs would like to acknowledge our sponsors:  Fairway Markets and Manhattan Mini-Storage, two NY businesses that are focused on the health and wellness of New Yorkers.   Funding for Laughter in the Park 2017 is also made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement / Creative Learning, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.  Lower Manhattan Cultural Council empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Lower Manhattan and beyond.   Additionally, NYLaughs is the recipient of Community Arts Grant from the Washington Square Park Conservatory.   


The Granite Prospect in Brooklyn Bridge Park
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