Who’s Lookin’ for Laughs on New Year’s Eve?

November 28th, 2017, 12:00 pm by Greg

(UPDATE: This listing was updated with numerous changes and additions on December 1)

Once upon a time not too long ago, it seemed as though your primary New Year’s Eve options were A.) going out to dance at some swanky nightclub venue (very expensive) or B.) staying home to watch Dick Clark on your TV as he counted down to the ball drop in Times Square (totally cheap).

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Well, although it’s still more than a month away, the launch of 2018 ain’t gonna be your parents’ New Year Eve celebration.

In recent years, it seems as though comedians have taken over from musicians as the go-to NYE entertainers. And this year, the comedy options around Greater Nippertown seem to have exploded exponentially. Perhaps we all desperately need a good guffaw as we take a look back at the rocky 2017 landscape that we’re leaving behind…

Here’s a round-up of some of the comedy New Year’s Eve celebrations around town:

THE FUNNY BONE, Guilderland
Vic DiBitetto
7pm: $25-$50
10pm: $50-$60

THE COMEDY WORKS, Saratoga Springs
New Years Eve Package
Featuring Tom Briscoe, Steve Caouette
8pm
$249 per couple through December 24
$299 per couple December 25-31
Includes dinner, four-hour open bar, show, more

THE EGG’S HART THEATRE, ALBANY
First Night of Funny (Uncensored)
8:30pm
Featuring Rich Vos, Paul Virzi, Brian Beaudoin, Jim Felter
$30 through December 25
$35 December 26-30
$40 day of show

THE EGG’S SWYER THEATRE, ALBANY
First Night of Funny
Featuring Wali Collins, Myq Kaplan, Max Dolcelli, Jaye McBride
9pm
$30 through December 25
$35 December 26-30
$40 day of show

TROY SAVINGS BANK MUSIC HALL, TROY
First Night of Funny
Featuring Eric McMahon, Joe Bronzi, Rich Williams, Shawn Gillie
8pm
$30 through December 25
$35 December 26-30
$40 day of show

WOOD THEATER, GLENS FALLS
First Night of Funny
Featuring Steve Caouette, Vinnie Mark, Tom Briscoe, Pat Dabiere
8pm
$30 through December 25
$35 December 26-30
$40 day of show

THE COLONIAL THEATRE, Pittsfield
First Night of Funny
featuring Ross Bennett, Eddie Clark, Kevin Bartini, Jennifer McMullen
8pm
$30 through December 25
$35 December 26-30
$40 day of show

THE UPPER ROOM, Albany
New Years Eve Comedy Show & Dinner
8pm dinner; 9:30pm show
Featuring Ray Harrington, James Camacho, Cody Montanye
$55 dinner and show
$18 show only

FIRST NIGHT SARATOGA
The Comedy Works at the Empire State College Rotunda, Saratoga Springs
Performers TBA
6pm
$15 December 1-25
$20 December 26-31
Children age 12 & under free with each adult
Good for admission to all First Night Saratoga events

CAPITAL REPERTORY THEATRE, Albany
Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show
Performers TBA
8pm
$15 in advance
$20 day of show

PROCTORS, Schenectady
First Night of Funny
Featuring Wali Collins, Myq Kaplan, Max Dolcelli, Jaye McBride
8pm
$30 through December 25
$35 December 26-30
$40 day of show

COHOES MUSIC HALL, COHOES
First Night of Funny Uncensored
Featuring Rich Vos, Paul Virzi, Brian Beaudoin, Jim Felter
8pm
$30 through December 25
$35 December 26-30
$40 day of show

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