5 Comedy Shows to Catch in N.Y.C. This Weekend

04/18/2019
Sean L. McCarthy
NY Times
From left, Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang will host “Las Culturistas Live: I Don’t Think So, Honey!” | Photo: Mindy Tucker

Our guide to stand-up, improv and variety shows happening this weekend and in the week ahead.

‘THE BREAKDOWN WITH BORIS KHAYKIN’ at the Red Room at KGB Bar (April 24, 7 p.m.). Every fourth Wednesday of the month, upstairs at this East Village bar, Khaykin hosts a talk show with a twist in which guest improvisers perform scenes based on the interviews he conducts alongside his sidekick, “Uncle” Jawnee Conroy. This month, they welcome the comedian Ted Alexandro and the writer Eric Levitz from New York magazine’s Intelligencer, while Rebecca Vigil, Katie Hartman and Emma Vernon provide the play-by-play and color commentary through improv. Katie Hannigan performs a stand-up set, and the beat boxer Exacto serves as the house band.