Our guide to stand-up, improv and variety shows happening this weekend and in the week ahead.
‘CAMOUFLAGE: A COMEDY SHOW’ at Big Irv’s (May 25, 8 p.m.). Hosted by Lucas Connolly, this monthly show features free pizza from its sponsor Two Boots Williamsburg, which you can chow down while chuckling at great stand-up. The lineup this time includes Dave Merheje, Sarah Tollemache, Nore Davis, Kate Willett and Joe Machi.
NOAH GARDENSWARTZ at the Creek and the Cave (May 30, 8 p.m.). This Writers Guild Award winner for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” is preparing to record a new stand-up album. Watch him rehearse his set in this intimate club in Long Island City, Queens.
JON GLASER at Littlefield (May 28, 8 p.m.). This creator and star of TV series such as “Jon Glaser Loves Gear,” “Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter” and “Delocated” may be even better known for his scene-stealing supporting roles in “Parks and Recreation” and “Girls.” Glaser wants to tackle a live special next, but he hasn’t figured out what to include. He’ll test out material on Tuesday with the help of his friend Scott Adsit from “30 Rock.”
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‘HÄUS PARTY: A COMEDY SHOW’ at Chelsea Music Hall (May 26, 7 p.m.). Zach Teague and Drew Lausch host a variety show with stand-up, drag queens and musical performances. The comedy lineup features Franchesca Ramsey, Mary Beth Barone and Christi Chiello. A dance party with D.J. Harkness Granger tops off the night.
‘SHIZ: BROADWAY MEETS SKETCH COMEDY’ at Upright Citizens Brigade Theater Hell’s Kitchen (May 27, 10:30 p.m.). The show tunes come straight from real Broadway musicals, but the sketch comedy that sets up the songs is pure parody. Created by the comedian Matt Gehring and the songwriter Shaina Taub, the production covers classics such as “Les Miserables” and “Hair” as well as newer hits like “Dear Evan Hansen,” and finds inventive ways to make the old new, such as using NPR’s “Serial” podcast to revamp “Sweeney Todd.” The cast includes performers with Broadway and Off Broadway credits and a special guest each month.
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