Stand Up for Heroes
The Beacon Theater; 11/9 at 8 p.m.; 2124 Broadway., nr. 74th St.; 212-465-6500
Nothing warms the heart like famous people banding together for a good cause. Jim Gaffigan, Ricky Gervais, Jon Stewart, Bruce Springsteen, and more do just that in this benefit show for the Bob Woodruff Foundation.
The Beacon Theater; 11/10 at 7:30 p.m.; 2124 Broadway., nr. 74th St.; 212-465-6500
If you’re not familiar with the Emmy award-winning comedian maybe you’d like to check out his movie masterpiece Pootie Tang or, you know, his Vulture-approved, eponymous television show.
The Town Hall; 11/10 at 7:30 p.m.; 123 W. 43rd St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-840-2824
You never know what’s gonna come out of the mouth of this Curb Your Enthusiasm star and comedy vet, but it’s always fun to find out. For a taste you can check out her latest HBO special I’ma Be Me.
Michael Ian Black
Bowery Ballroom; 11/10 at 9 p.m.; 6 Delancey St., nr. Bowery; 212-533-2111
Black brings his act to a music venue, which seems appropriate for the cult-comedy rock star. Hope for the Mike and Tom Eat Snacks host to invite some guest stars along with him, like his podcast partner Tom Cavanaugh.
The Beacon Theater; 11/11 at 8 p.m.; 2124 Broadway, nr. 74th St.; 212-465-6500
The hilarious 30 Rock star isn’t really known for his restraint, or being safe for children or old people. Consider yourself warned.
Sarah Silverman and Friends
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House; 11/12 at 8 p.m.; 30 Lafayette Ave., nr. Ashland Pl., Ft. Greene, Brooklyn; 718-636-4100
The pottymouthed Jesus is Magic star takes some time off from blasting Rick Perry to host a show with some of her funny cronies.
The Beacon Theater; 11/12 at 7:30 p.m.; 2124 Broadway, nr. 74th St.; 212-465-6500
The always-topical, tell-it-like-it-is comedian and best-selling author preaches from the pulpit of comedy. Your dad would probably also enjoy a ticket.
The Town Hall; 11/12 at 8 p.m.; 123 W. 43rd St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-840-2824
The droll SNL vet (whose WTF with Marc Maron interview we highly recommend) takes the stage to talk about, well, whatever Canadians talk about.
Carnegie Hall; 11/12 at 8 p.m.; 154 W. 57th St., at Seventh Ave.; 212-247-7800
No celebrity is safe when the prolific redhead returns to the New York stage with her show “Tired Hooker,” picking up where she left off with Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony on Broadway earlier this year.
“Live from New York… A Discussion with the Saturday Night Live Writers”
The Paley Center for Media; 11/13 at 4 p.m.; 25 W. 52nd St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-621-6800
Writers (and very funny people) Seth Meyers, Erik Kenward, John Mulaney, Colin Jost and Marika Sawyer pull back the curtain on what happens behind the scenes of the weekly sketch show. Hopefully they’ll also dish out some good celebrity gossip.
92nd Street Y; 11/13 at 7:30 p.m.; 1395 Lexington Ave., nr. 92nd St.; 212-415-5500
Class is in session when the creator and star of The Office sits with Bill Carter of the New York Times for a discussion of his career.
No need to shell out dough to see great talent. Check out Gabe Liedman, Jenny Slate, and Max Silvestri’s Big Terrific for free at Cameo gallery on 11/9, or Hannibal Buress’s weekly gratis Knitting Factory showcase on 11/13. On 11/9 Kurt Braunohler enlightens you with “The Amish Guide to Fucking,” just $5 at the newly-inaugurated UCB East, while on 11/10 at the same venue Joe Mande and Noah Garfinkel’s present a special edition of their “Totally J/K.” Get details on those, and more low-cost laughs, at nycomedyfestival.com.