Stand-up comedy is awesome when it’s done right. We checked out the best stand-up comedians touring the U.S. and Canada from April to June and picked out 10 you shouldn’t miss.
If you like laid-back comedy with a touch of blues, Craig Robinson is your man! He is mostly known for his part as Darryl on “The Office,” but his roots are in stand-up. Robinson, who is also a talented musician, wows his audiences with his versatile shows. Catch him live this spring/summer on his club tour, before he gets too famous.
May 21 – 24: Caroline’s On Broadway, NY
May 29 – 31: Stand Up Live, Phoenix, AZ
June 18 – 21: Cobb’s Comedy Club, San Francisco, CA
This girl has been blowing up! After hosting the MTV Movie Awards alongside Anna Kendrick this year, Schumer has risen to another level of fame. She is brutally honest and not afraid to make jokes at her own expense. Watch her perform on her “Backdoor Tour” this May.
May 14: Playhouse Square State Theater, Cleveland, OH
May 22: Route 66, Albuquerque, NM
May 23: Global Event Center at WinStar World Casino and Resort – Thackerville, OK
May 24: Saenger Theater, New Orleans, LA
British stand-up comedian Eddie Izzard is known for entertaining his audience with pantomimes and outlandish appearances. John Cleese once called Izzard “the lost Python,” referring to his appearance in a Monty Python tribute he starred in. This colorful and energetic show will crack you up!
May 18: Kiva Auditorium at the Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM
June 4: San Diego Civic Theater, San Diego, CA
June 6: Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA
June 9: William Saroyan Theatre Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center, Fresno, CA
June 12: Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, NV
June 13: Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, NV
June 22: California Theater, San Jose, CA
June 23: California Theater, San Jose, CA
June 30: Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, Boise, ID
Daniel Tosh is the producer and host of the Comedy Central show “Tosh.0,” which has been a huge hit in the U.S. Tosh has done several stand-up comedy tours across the U.S. already and audiences always love him. Get ready for some black comedy, as this guy does not mince words.
June 9: Collins Theater of the Arts, Orono, ME
June 11: Dalhousie Center, Halifax, NS
June 12: Dalhousie Center, Halifax, NS
June 13: Merrill Auditorium, Portland, ME
June 14: Capitol Center For The Arts, Concord, NH
June 15: Flynn Center, Burlington, VT
June 16: Lebanon Opera House, Lebanon, NH
June 17: Palace Theater, Albany, NY
June 18: Hanover Theater For The Performing Arts, Worcester, MA
June 19: Wang Theater, Boston, MA
June 20: Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence, RI
June 21: Nantucket Dreamland Theater, Nantucket, MA
June 23: Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY
June 24: Rochester Auditorium Center, Rochester, NY
June 25: F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes Barre, PA
June 26: Hershey Theater, Hershey, PA
June 27: King’s Theater, Brooklyn, NY
The alpha male Nick Offerman is touring this spring alongside his wife, Megan Mullally. Known for his part as Ron Swanson on “Parks & Recreation,” Offerman has also been performing stand-up comedy for several years. Get ready for a show about the craziness of the couple’s relationship, including salacious details of their fiery union.
April 29, Queen Elizabeth Theater, Vancouver, BC
April 30: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland OR
May 1: Moore Theater, Seattle, WA
May 2: Hult Center For The Performing Arts, Eugene, WA
May 7: The Chicago Theater, Chicago, IL
May 8: Riverside Theater. Milwaukee, WI
May 9: Taft Theater, Cincinnati, OH
May 10: Peabody Opera House, Saint Louis, MO
May 13: Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
May 14: The Louisville Palace, Louisville, KY
May 15: Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
May 16: Murat Theater at Old National Center, Indianapolis, IN
May 17: The Fillmore, Detroit, MI
May 21: The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA
Known for her own show, “Whitney,” which she produced and starred in, Cummings is returning to her roots by performing a few stand-up comedy shows in May. Catch the co-producer of “Two Broke Girls” as she rambles about marriage and relationships.
May 15: Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT
May 16: MT. Airy Casino Resort, Mt. Pocono, PA
May 17: Paramount Theater, Huntington, NY
May 22: The Venetian, Las Vegas, NV
May 23: The Venetian, Las Vegas, NV
From being booed off stage and having chicken thrown at him early on in his career, to now starring in movies and selling out shows, Kevin Hart has really broken through this year and is returning to big stages for his “What Now?” tour. Get ready for a hilarious show loaded with jokes.
April 28: DCU Center, Worcester, MA
April 29: Mullins Center, Amherst, MA
April 30: Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, NH
May 1: PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC
May 2: Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC
May 3: Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, VA
May 8: Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL
May 9: American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL
May 10: American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL
May 15: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
May 16: The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI
May 17: Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
May 23: Mandalay Bay Events Center at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV
May 24: Mandalay Bay Events Center at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV
June 5: TD Garden, Boston, MA
June 6: Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore, ML
June 7: TD Garden, Boston, MA
June 12: Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
June 14: James Brown Arena, Augusta, GA
June 19: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
June 20: U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OH
June 21: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
Chelsea Handler is an old-timer in the stand-up comedy business. She has been performing and hosting shows for most of her life and is still going strong. The bestselling author and talk show host never disappoints her audience and is only playing two shows in May, so be sure to catch her if you can!
May 21: King Center For The Performing Arts, Melbourne, FL
May 24: The Venue at Horseshoe Casino, Hammond, IN
Kurt Braunohler has gained various live experiences as a comedian and host, and has often been a guest on Chelsea Handler’s show, “Chelsea Lately.” The self-made comedian worked hard for his success and is going on his first big national tour this year. His shows are nerdy and lots of fun!
May 13: The Southgate House Revival, Newport, KY
May 14: The Tiger Room at CS3, Fort Wayne, IN
May 15: Theater 99, Charleston, SC
May 16: Strange Matter, Richmond, VA
Jeff Ross is taking his roast across America! Known for his famous roasting of celebrities such as Justin Bieber, David Hasselhoff, and William Shatner, the comedian seeks out his victims from his own audience and roasts them live! If you can take some brutal mocking, check out Ross on tour.
May 15: House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV
June 5: Foxwoods Resort Casino, Ledyard, CT
June 13: Bonnaroo Festival, Manchester, TN
June 25: Westbury Theater, Westbury, NY
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