NYLaughs.org Presents: Laughter in the Park 2018
Sunday, June 24, 2018
2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Laughter in the Park is a free, outdoor weekly comedy series, presented by NYLaughs.org, that takes place over the course of five weeks throughout the summer.
Every Sunday starting June 24, 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!
For more information, please visit Laughter in the Park's website.
(Bookings are subject to change):
Headliner: Tammy Pescatelli
Tammy Pescatelli's comedy special, Finding the Funny, was released in an exclusive deal with Netflix. That same special was selected "New and Noteworthy" by iTunes editors and also hit number 3 on the charts. In 2010, Pescatelli won Comedy Central's Standup Showdown. In 2004, she was a finalist on the second and third seasons of Last Comic Standing. She has performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The View, Joy Behar: Say Anything!, Stand-up In Stilettos, The Talk, Comedy Central Presents, The World Stands Up, The Bonnie Hunt Show, Last Call with Carson Daly and many others. Pescatelli co-created, executive produced, wrote and starred in a reality television show on WE tv called A Standup Mother, related to Pescatelli's life as a mother, wife, and comedian.
Jon Fisch is a comedian who has appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Late Show with David Letterman. He appeared on Last Comic Standing 4. A staple in the NYC scene, Jon is a favorite at Gotham Comedy Club, the Comedy Cellar, and the World Famous Comic Strip Live. He was also handpicked to open for Jerry Seinfeld in 2009 at Gotham Comedy Club.
Moody McCarthy is a comedian who has made numerous TV appearances, including performances on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Show with David Letterman, and America's Got Talent. He regularly performs at top New York comedy clubs, such as the renowned Comedy Cellar, Gotham Comedy Club, and the World Famous Comic Strip Live.
Leonard Ouzts is a distinct rising voice in the world of stand-up comedy. Leonard can most recently be seen in a breakout role as the producer, Lawrence, in season two of Netflix's hit series Master of None. He has performed stand-up on Conan, HBO's All Def Comedy, Adam Devine's House Party, and AXS' Gotham Comedy Live. You can also catch him in multiple episodes of TruTV's Comedy Knockout, MTV's Joking Off, and the MTV series Wild 'N Out. Leonard was selected as a NEW FACE at the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Festival and was named by RollingStone.com as a Top Ten Comic To Watch.
Additionally, The Honorable Councilmember Joseph Borelli will perform stand up for the first time. We also have a performance slated from 82-year-old comedian phenom, Fay Susskind.
Laughter in the Park Schedules
Our shows are as follows:
- Sunday, June 24 - Wolfe's Pond Park in Staten Island, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- Sunday, July 1 - Battery Park at Castle Clinton Lawn, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- Sunday, July 8 - Garibaldi Plaza in Washington Square Park, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- Sunday, July 15 - Battery Park at Castle Clinton Lawn, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- Sunday, July 22 - Old Bandshell Lawn at Tompkins Square Park, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
NYLaughs.org is a unique performing arts 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 NYC Parks!
"Laughter in the Park" is a passion project run solely by volunteers. Funding for Laughter in the Park 2018 is also made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, 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 at LMCC.net. 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. NYLaughs would like to acknowledge our sponsor Manhattan Mini-Storage, a NY business that is focused on the health and wellness of New Yorkers.