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Have a Laugh

Five comedy events to check out this week.


Kristen Schaal playing with fire at a Bob's Burgers Live event.   

Not Suitable for Television: An Evening of Material Rejected From TV
Littlefield; 3/24 at 7:30 p.m.; 622 Degraw St., nr. Fourth Ave., Gowanus, Brooklyn; 718-855-3388
Comedians turn lemons into lemonade with a night of sketches cut for time, jokes cut by censors, and ideas that just didn’t make the cut. With a live reading of a TV pilot starring Janeane Garofalo, who will never be rejected in our hearts.

Running Late With Scott Rogowsky
Carolines on Broadway; 3/26 at 9:30 p.m.; 1626 Broadway, nr. 50th St; 212-757-4100
Get ready to get goosebumps (see what we did there?) when the comedy talk show welcomes spook-master R.L. Stine. Also on the roster: The Tonight Show’s Arthur Meyer, and comedy from Brendan McLaughlin.

Bob's Burgers Live
Beacon Theater; 3/27 at 8 p.m.; 2124 Broadway, nr. 74th St.; 212-465-6500
There's nothing cartoonish about the way this animated television show translates live onstage. The night features stand-up sets by the comedic stars, including Kristin Schaal (Louise Belcher), Eugene Mirman (Gene Belcher), and John Roberts (Linda Belcher); a table read of a script in character; and audience Q&As.

The Bad Assery Women and Comedy Conference
Littlefield; 3/27 at 5 p.m. and 3/28 at 7 p.m.; 622 Degraw St., nr. Fourth Ave., Gowanus, Brooklyn; 718-855-3388
The Bell House; 3/28 at 1 p.m. and 3/29 at 6 p.m.; 622 Degraw St., nr. Fourth Ave., Gowanus, Brooklyn; 718-855-3388
?What If! ; 3/29 at noon; 137 2nd Avenue, nr. Ninth St.; 212-625-9850
Three days of musings on the state of women in the business of funny, including career-building panels, sketch and musical comedy performances, and stand-up sets by Aparna Nancherla, Michelle Wolf, Pheobe Robinson (Littlefield, Friday), Ophira Eisenberg (Littlefield, Saturday), and Judy Gold (The Bell House, Sunday). Passes are available for single days or the whole festival, should you want to immerse yourself.

Garden of Laughs
The Theater at MSG; 3/28 at 8 p.m.; 4 Penn Plz., nr. 32nd St.; 212-465-6741
Hosted by Steve Schirripa, the star-studded evening features names like Louis CK, Bill Burr, John Oliver, and J.B. Smoove, joining forces for the Garden of Dreams foundation, which benefits children facing a range of obstacles including poverty, homelessness, and illness. Tickets start at $50.

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