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The New York Comedy Festival isn’t just for famous names. Here are some festival picks for affordable shows (some free!) packed with talent.


Jena Friedman, Ilana Glazer, Seaton Smith.   

ComedyJuice
Gotham Comedy Club; 11/10 at 9:30 p.m.; 208 W. 23rd St., nr. Seventh Ave.; 212-367-9000; $15
A show of as-seen-on-TV proportions, featuring Guy Code’s Andrew Schulz, Girl Code’s Esther Ku, and The Nightly Show’s Ricky Velez.

Chris Gethard: Career Suicide
Union Hall; 11/10 at 7:30 p.m.; 702 Union St., at Fifth Ave., Park Slope; 718-638-4400; $8
An hour focusing on the happy-go-lucky parts of life, like suicide and alcoholism. You may know Gethard from Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer, and his eponymous talk show.

Hot Soup
Irish Exit Saloon; 11/10 at 8 p.m.; 978 Second Ave., nr. 52nd St.; 212-755-8383; free
This weekly free stand-up show has had drop-ins including Hannibal Buress, Sarah Silverman, Tig Notaro, and more. There’s lots of folks in town for this comedy festival, so who knows who will show up.

Comedy Central Presents: Seven Minutes in Purgatory
Littlefield; 11/10 at 9 p.m.; 622 Degraw St., nr. Fourth Ave., Gowanus; 718-855-3388; $5 to $8
It’s a psychological challenge of sorts when comedians including Ian Abramson, Aparna Nancherla, Dan Deacon (yes, the musician), Dave Hill, Seaton Smith, and more perform in a soundproof booth while audience members watch through a live feed. Will they crack under the pressure of no one to react to them? Only one way to find out.

Picture This!
Littlefield; 11/11 at 8:30 p.m.; 622 Degraw St., nr. Fourth Ave., Gowanus; 718-855-3388; $5-$8
Ilana Glazer, Chris Gethard, Sean Patton, Michelle Buteau, Brooke Van Poppelen, Matteo Lane, Dan Pinto, and others perform while animators live-illustrate them. It's silly! But more important, it’ll be funny.

Week at the Creek: Bonnie McFarlane
The Creek; 11/11 to 11/14 at 7 p.m.; 10-93 Jackson Ave., nr. 49th Ave., Long Island City; 718-706-8783; $5
McFarlane has an HBO special, Comedy Central specials, Letterman appearances, and a podcast with her husband, Rich Vos, under her belt. She performs four shows, for five bucks each.

Improv-Matic: A Hip Hop Improv Show
NYU Skirball Center; 11/12 at 10 p.m.; 566 La Guardia Pl., at Washington Sq. S.; 212-992-8484; $15
Cipha Sounds and Michael Cruz Kayne exploit the connection between hip-hop and improv to comedic end when they invite celebs to tell true stories to a team of improvisers, who in turn transform the stories into a laugh-filled show. Past, very brave guests include 2 Chainz, Swizz Beats, and Victor Cruz.

Mortified
Littlefield; 11/12 at 8 p.m.; 622 Degraw St., nr. Fourth Ave., Gowanus; 718-855-3388; $10
Performers share embarrassing childhood artifacts: diary entries, home movies, and the like. You can either commiserate, or point and heckle. The choice is yours.

Week at the Creek: James Adomian
The Creek; 11/12 at 8 p.m.; 10-93 Jackson Ave., nr. 49th Ave., Long Island City; 718-706-8783; $10
The Comedy Bang! Bang! comedian and impression impresario gives us an hour. Maybe he'll do Bernie Sanders?

Homeschooled: A Comedic Lecture Series
Union Hall; 11/13 at 7:30 p.m.; 702 Union St., at Fifth Ave., Park Slope; 718-638-4400; $10
Comedians including Aparna Nancherla, Adam Conover, Louis Peitzman, Jared Logan, Kara Klenk, and Jim Tews lecture you, comedically, on things they may or may not actually know about.

Jena Friedman: American C*nt
Union Hall; 11/14 at 9:30 p.m.; 702 Union St., at Fifth Ave., Park Slope; 718-638-4400; $8
The stand-up and field producer for The Daily Show examines politics and dick jokes in this show, which she performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

NYCF: KEMPSAS
Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre; 11/14 at 7:30 p.m.; 307 W. 26th St., nr. Eighth Ave.; 212-366-9176; $15
The dynamic improv duo of Ellie Kemper (The Office, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and Christina Gausas (30 Rock, Girls) create an hour-long show on the spot. Anything can happen!

If You Build It
UCB East Village; 11/15 at 8 p.m.; 153 E. 3rd St., nr. Ave. A; 212-366-9231; $10
A weekly show where headliners and up-and-comers share the stage, for only ten bucks. Saturday's lineup includes Sean Donnelly, Janeane Garofalo, Nore Davis, Julia Reiss, and more. Hosted by Kara Klenk.

Adam Ruins Everything
Union Hall; 11/15 at 8 p.m.; 702 Union St., at Fifth Ave., Park Slope; 718-638-4400; $8
We're guessing it's a live version of the TruTV show, on which Adam Conover debunks widely held misinformation. With Eliza Skinner and Gonzalo Cordova.