Big Terrific at Cameo
Gabe Liedman, Max Silvestri, and Jenny Slate (SNL, "Marcel the Shell") co-host this hilarious (and free!) night of stand-up every Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. Removed from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan, Williamsburg's Cameo draws a younger crowd, serves up cheap drinks, and draws talents like John Mulaney, Aziz Ansari, and Jessi Klein.
Big Terrific (at Cameo), 93 North 6th Street (between Wythe Avenue and Berry Street); 718-302-1180.
Located off the Graham stop, Legion boasts a full bar that hostes a comedy show every other Sunday.
Legion Bar, 790 Metropolitan Avenue (between Humboldt Street and Bushwick Avenue); 718-387-3797.
Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen (at Littlefield)
Comedy partners Kurt Braunohler (Delocated, IFC's upcoming Bunk) and Kristen Schaal (Flight of the Conchords, 30 Rock) bring their signature brand of absurdism to Gowanus' Littlefield. Hot Tub, a tried and true variety show, mixes stand-up, sketch, and music. On any given Monday you may see New York alt institutions like Eugene Mirman, Janeane Garofalo, and Michael Showalter.
Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen (at Littlefield NYC), 622 Degraw Street (Between 3rd and 4th avenues); 718-855-3388.