Laughter in the Park 2022 - Free Stand Up Comedy Performances in Washington Square Park

Sunday, June 26, 2022

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.

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NYLaughs is using the power of laughter to enrich NY lives and deepen an appreciation of the art of stand-up comedy as a unique NY cultural asset.

Aspiring FUN NEWS organization, NYLaughs (, was established in 2007 with the belief that laughter makes the world a better place by fostering informed, engaged and empathetic communities.  We also work to deepen an appreciation of comedy as a cultural asset and seek to include comedy as a creative alternative to tackling societal issues.  The way that we do both is by producing free comedy shows in public spaces. We think unexpected laughter in unexpected places can send a powerful message to the psyche and be a catalyst for unity. The organization is volunteer-run by proud native New Yorkers to bring leading comedic artists to New Yorkers for free to deepen an appreciation of the art form and make live performances available regardless of age, sobriety or social strata. Each show draws a diverse group of New Yorkers together through humor on stage and off. It is run solely by volunteers.  

For more info, visit our website at We want to make laughter a part of the daily urban experience and turn NYC strangers into neighbors. Comedy matters. Let laughter change the world!

TALENT LINE-UP INCLUDES (please note that talent line is subject to change and more to be added):  

Jaye McBride

Jaye is funny, smart, and proudly transgender. She is one of "Just for Laughs' New Faces" for 2021. One of the first trans comedians to work on a national level, she performs both as a headliner and is a regular at New York City’s “Comedy Cellar". Jaye has been a part of The Boston Comedy Festival, The Maine Comedy Festival, and the Great American Festival. In addition to stand-up, Jaye speaks at high schools, colleges, and groups all across the country about being transgender and how we can help trans kids from facing some of the obstacles and challenges she faced. Having transitioned in 2007, Jaye is uniquely qualified to talk about awkward first dates, strained family relationships and self-acceptance.

DeAnne Smith

DeAnne is a Canadian Comedy Award winner, has performed at Just for Laughs, JFL42, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and the Iceland Comedy Festival to name a few. Her video “Straight Men, Step Your Game Up” has over 46 million views. You can watch her half-hour special, Gentleman Elf, on Netflix right now.




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