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Laughter in the Park 2017

Sunday, July 30, 2017

2:00 p.m.4:00 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 a picnic basket!

Performers (Bookings are subject to change)

Michelle Buteau (headliner)
Michelle is a comedian and radio host. She co-hosted VH1's "Big Morning Buzz Live with Nick Lachey" and has been a staple at VH1 appearing on countless "I Love The" series as well as on "Best Week Ever."

Saurin Choksi
Saurin Choksi recently appeared on Fuse TV as the host of "White Guy Talk Show", a nightly pop culture comedy show. In 2014 his stand up comedy took first place at the Boston Comedy Festival. 

Anthony DeVito
Anthony is an NYC-based comedian. He recently made his network-television debut on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" and was the 2015 winner of Caroline's "March Madness."  He can be seen on TV Land's "The Jim Gaffigan Show" and in regular appearances on Fox News Channel's "Red Eye."

Charlie Pickering
Charlie is an Australian TV host and comedian. He is best known as a former co-host on the comedic current affairs program "The Project."  He currently hosts "The Weekly," a popular weekly news satire program. 

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.   


Mineral Springs in Central Park
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NY Laughs

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(917) 727-5233

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