NYC Resources311Office of the Mayor Presents: Laughter in the Park 2018

Sunday, July 1, 2018

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 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: Bonnie McFarlane 
Bonnie McFarlane is a comedian, writer, actress, and director who currently co-hosts the podcast My Wife Hates Me with her husband Rich Vos. In 2004, she competed on NBC's Last Comic Standing and later scored stand-up specials with HBO's One Night Stand and Comedy Central Presents. In 2014, McFarlane wrote and directed the documentary Women Aren't Funny, and she published the memoir You're Better Than Me two years later.

Also appearing: Kerry Coddett 
Kerry Coddett is currently a staff writer on Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas, produced by John Oliver, and airing on HBO. Kerry has also appeared on season 2 of HBO's Crashing, and has made appearances on BET's The Rundown w/ Robin Thede and performed stand up on BET's 50 Central. In 2017, Kerry was crowned the winner of the Caroline's on Broadway Comedy Madness Competition. Beating out 63 comedians, she was also the first woman to win! She was the most frequent guest panelist on Comedy Central's The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, a recurring cast member on MTV's Joking Off and she's also appeared on Tru TV's Comedy Knockout,  Comedy Central's Why w/ Hannibal Burress, Huffington Post Live, and Essence Live.

and more...

Laughter in the Park 2018 Schedule 
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. 

About NYLaughs  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 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.   


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