Gotham Comedy Club; 8/6-8/8 at 8:30 p.m.; 8/6 at 10:30 p.m.; 8/7 at 10 p.m.; 208 W. 23rd St., nr. Seventh Ave.; 212-367-9000
This engineer turned comedienne could once be found corresponding with D.L. Hughley on CNN and behaving badly on TV with Chelsea Handler. These days she’s tamed her ways and is a regular panelist on Handler’s show, as well as an honest and relatable stand-up.
Fancy Meeting You Here
Steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; 8/6 at 7:30 p.m.; 1000 Fifth Ave., at 82nd St., 212-879-5500
Carl Arnheiter and a roving cast of comedian tour guides bring new meaning to the phrase "the art of laughter." Meet Carl and this week's guests--Leo Allen, Liam McEneaney, Victor Varnado and Andrea Rosen--on the steps of the Met, enter at the group rate, then be treated to, let's say "unique" interpretations of pieces in the museum.
The Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Project
The Tank; 8/6 at 7:30 p.m.; 354 West 45th St., nr. Ninth Ave.; 212-563-6269
Hari is a stand-up comedian who has beef with vegan soul food. His brother Ashok is better known as "Dap" from Das Racist. Together the Queens boys make up "The Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Project," an unscripted, free-form talk show covering anything from Peak Oil theory to South Indian facial hair trends. See what topics strike their fancy this week with special guest Joe Mande.
Hudson River Park Trust; 8/8 at 2 p.m.; Tenth Ave. at 14th St.; 718-419-5515
Seeing a comedian perform in the daylight is like seeing a coyote roaming the streets of Manhattan. All summer Laughter in the Park provides us with the strange but glorious sight, with television comic Pat Dixon cracking funnies at the Hudson River Park Trust this weekend. Come ready to laugh, just don't make any sudden moves.
Knitting Factory; 8/8 at 9 p.m.; 361 Metropolitan Ave., at Havemeyer St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 347-529-6696
The SNL writer and Louie cast member has just released his first stand-up CD My Name is Hannibal, bringing him this much closer to conquering the comedy world. Congratulate him on the achievement at his regular free Sunday night comedy shindig, so you can one day say the phrase, "I met him back when." Making the party merrier will be John Oliver, Reggie Watts, Kurt Metzger, Hari Kondabolu, Rory Scovel, and George Gordon.