5 shows / 5 weeks / 0 cost                                                  our twelfth season!



Laughter in the Park 2018

NYLaughs would like to acknowledge the generosity and support given by 
the NYC City Council Discretionary Fund and
Councilmember Joseph C. Borelli 
& his support of our mission to build community & deepen an appreciation of comedy as a NY cultural asset 
Laughter in the Park 2018 is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. LMCC.net. 
Additionally, NYLaughs is the proud recipient of Community Arts Grant from the Washington Square Park Conservatory.   

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Lower Manhattan and beyond.

extend our gratitude to the men and women of the NYC parks department, as well.


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 sunday, june 24
 wolfe's pond park, staten island

tammy pescatelli
Tammy Pescatelli's  comedy special, Finding the Funny, was released in an exclusive deal with  Netflix. That same special was selected "New and Noteworthy" by  iTunes editors and also hit number 3 on the charts. In 2010, Pescatelli won  Comedy Central's Standup Showdown. In 2004, she was a finalist on the second and third seasons of  Last Comic Standing. She has performed on  The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The View,  Joy Behar: Say Anything!, Stand-up In Stilettos,  The TalkComedy Central Presents, The World Stands Up,  The Bonnie Hunt ShowLast Call with Carson Daly and many others. Pescatelli co-created, executive produced, wrote and starred in a  reality television show on  WE tv, called A Standup Mother, related to Pescatelli's life as a mother, wife, and comedian.

jon fisch
Jon Fisch is a comedian who has appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Late Show with David Letterman.   He appeared on Last Comic Standing 4.   A staple in the NYC scene, Jon is a favorite at Gotham Comedy Club, the Comedy Cellar, and the World Famous Comic Strip Live.  He was also handpicked to open for Jerry Seinfeld in 2009 at Gotham Comedy Club.

moody mccarthy
Moody McCarthy is a comedian who has made numerous TV appearances, including performances on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Show with David Letterman, and America's Got Talent. He regularly performs at top New York comedy clubs such as the renowned Comedy Cellar, Gotham Comedy Club, and the World Famous Comic Strip Live. 

leonard ouzts
Leonard Ouzts is a distinct rising voice in the world of stand-up comedy. Leonard can most recently be seen in a breakout role as the producer, Lawrence, in season two of Netflix's hit series Master of None. He has performed stand-up on Conan, HBO's All Def Comedy, Adam Devine's House Party, and AXS' Gotham Comedy Live. You can also catch him in multiple episodes of TruTV's Comedy Knockout, MTV's Joking Off, and the MTV series Wild 'N Out. Leonard was selected as a NEW FACE at the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Festival and was named by RollingStone.com as a Top Ten Comic To Watch.

bonnie mcfarlane
Bonnie McFarlane is a comedian, writer, actress and director who currently co-hosts the podcast My Wife Hates Me with her husband, Rich Vos. In 2004, she competed on NBC's Last Comic Standing and later scored stand-up specials with HBO's One Night Stand and Comedy Central Presents. In 2014, McFarlane wrote and directed the documentary Women Aren't Funny, and she published the memoir You're Better Than Me  two years later .

sunday, july 1
battery park
dean edwards

As one of the stars of MTV2's hit show, GUY CODE, Dean Edwards helped the show become the networks most successful show in its history. He also hosted a season of TV One's clip show, VIDIOTS and served as a correspondent on BET's DON'T SLEEP, hosted by TJ Holmes.   Dean Edwards made his mark in comedy during two successful seasons as a cast member on  SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE With such memorable impressions as Don Cheadle, Michael Jackson and Denzel Washington, as well as such original characters as Man in Elevator and Cop#2.  Dean is a headlining favorite at comedy clubs and colleges across the country and has made several late night appearances. He is also a favorite and frequent guest on Byron Allen's Comics Unleashed, and is frequently providing comedic commentary on various network highlight shows.

sunday, july 8
washington square park
yannis pappas
Yannis Pappas'  album Let Me Be Yannis was awarded Album of the Year for 2016 by SiriusXM Comedy. His Half Hour Comedy Central Special is available on Amazon, iTunes and  ComedyCentral.com . In 2015, he was the host of the comedy sports show, Webby nominee and Media Synopisis Award winner for "Best Sports Digital Series", AOL's 2 Point Lead. Before that, he was the Co-Anchor of  Fusion Live , a live, primetime, one-hour news magazine program which focused on current events, pop culture and satire. Yannis was also the co-host of MSG's sports fan show, The Bracket. He has also been featured on AXS TV, TruTV, VH1 and Good Morning America. He is known for his popular characters  Mr. Panos  and  Maurica .

sunday, july 15
battery park




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We are still trying to reach our financial goals for 2018.
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We appreciate your support of our mission to build community and make NYC a happier, healthier, more connected place via laughter.   

We appreciate that you think comedy in parks is a pretty cool way to create a better world!

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