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Elise Czajkowski

Writer/Editor

New York, New York

Elise Czajkowski

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Comedy in NYC This Week

The comedian Dave Chappelle at the Javits Center, in Manhattan, this spring. Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times. DAVE CHAPPELLE AND THE ROOTS at Radio City Music Hall (Aug. 1-4, 8 p.m.). For years withdrawn from public life, Mr. Chappelle is touring once again, bringing his insightful and often controversial comedy to his legion of fans.
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MO AMER at Gramercy Theater (July 21, 8 p.m.). Amer has been performing with the “Allah Made Me Funny” global comedy tour for more than a decade, carving out a niche as a stand-up who mixes a Muslim perspective on global politics with personal stories about family and life in America. In March he appeared on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” where he joked about his experience sitting next to Eric Trump on a trans-Atlantic flight.
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‘LAUGHTER IN THE PARK’ at Brooklyn Bridge Park (July 16, 4:30 p.m.). Every summer this free outdoor comedy series offers family-friendly stand-up from some of the best working comics in parks around New York City. LOVE POEMS’ at the City Reliquary (July 15, 7 p.m.). To celebrate the release of a new zine of love poems dedicated to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Kady Ruth Ashcraft wrote the verse, Layla Kenney provided the illustrations), this show features transit-themed comedy from some of New York’s most exciting comics.
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JUDD APATOW at Gotham Comedy Club (July 12-13, 9:30 p.m.). Apatow is best known for establishing the R-rated comedy film in the 21st century, writing and directing movies like “Knocked Up” and “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” as well as producing a slew of television shows, including the HBO series “Girls” and the Netflix series “Love.”.
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TED ALEXANDRO at the Comedy Cellar at the Village Underground (July 3; 7 and 9 p.m.). Alexandro is a fixture of the New York stand-up scene and a frequent presence on the late-night comedy shows, known for his sharp political wit and knack for memorable storytelling. Now, in his 25th year as a comedian, he is using a pair of performances here, at 7 and 9 p.m. on Monday, to tape his third stand-up special, “Senior Class of Earth,” which he hopes to release later this year.
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DEL CLOSE MARATHON (June 23-25). Now in its 19th year, this weekend of improv comedy brings together some of the best comedic performers from around the world for a hectic, overheated, giddy marathon of shows. Named for the famed Second City instructor Del Close, the marathon begins with a news conference with the founding members of the Upright Citizens Brigade: Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh.
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MARIO CANTONE at Café Carlyle (June 20-23, 8:45 p.m.). Probably most famous for his turn as Anthony on “Sex and the City” and his time as a host of “The View,” Mr. Cantone is also a three-decade veteran of stand-up. His rapid-fire comedy touches on both his personal life and pop culture (impressions of classic celebrities like Liza Minnelli, Joan Rivers and Julia Child are staples of his sets).
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‘THE MACAULAY CULKIN SHOW SUMMER COMEDY FESTIVAL 2017’ at Shea Stadium BK (June 11, 8 p.m.). Sally Burtnick and Brett Davis have hosted this eclectic comedy show, which is in no way associated with the titular actor, since 2013. Every year, they host an overflowing show, inviting dozens of comics to do five-minute sets.
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AUNTY DONNA at Theater 80 (June 2-3, 9 p.m.). The absurdist Australian sketch group Aunty Donna brings its new show, “Big Boys,” to the United States for the troupe’s first North American theater tour. The show is performed and written by Mark Samual Bonanno, Broden Kelly and Zachary Ruane, who work with the writer and director Sam Lingham, the film director and editor Max Miller, and the sound designer and composer Tom Armstrong to present fast-paced, multimedia sketches.
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AUNTY DONNA at the Bell House (May 31 and June 1, 8 p.m.). The absurdist Australian sketch group Aunty Donna brings its new show, “Big Boys,” to the United States for the troupe’s first North American theater tour. The show is performed and written by Mark Samual Bonanno, Broden Kelly and Zachary Ruane, who work with the writer and director Sam Lingham, the film director and editor Max Miller, and the sound designer and composer Tom Armstrong to present this fast-paced, multimedia sketch show.
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BOAST RATTLE at Union Hall (May 20, 8 p.m.). Kyle Ayers hosts this clever, positive spin on roast battles, which usually feature two comedians slinging insults at each other until one is deemed the champion. Here, however, the comedians will face off to see who can deliver the better compliment.
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16TH ANNUAL STAND UP FOR MADELINE AND OCRFA at Carolines on Broadway (May 15, 6 p.m.). This annual stand-up show benefits the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance and pays tribute to the comedian and actress Madeline Kahn, who died of that disease in 1999. COMEDY CENTRAL CORPORATE RETREAT at Upright Citizens Brigade Theater East Village (May 16, 8 p.m.).
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About

Elise Czajkowski

Currently, I write the "Need to Know" newsletter for the American Press Institute, which explores trends in journalism at home and abroad. I also write content for the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY about subjects like journalism entrepreneurship, newsroom leadership, audience engagement, and diversity, equity and inclusion.

In the spring of 2019, I was a Tow Knight Fellow in Entrepreneurial Journalism at the Newmark School of Journalism, where I launched a non-profit called Sidewalk News, which uses outdoor advertising to distribute local news.

I also cover comedy and media in New York City; I previously compiled the comedy listings for The New York Times, and wrote for The New York Times, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, Splitsider, Flavorpill, Time Out New York, Paste Magazine, Vulture, The Awl, and GOOD Magazine.

I have a degree from New York University in Broadcast Journalism and International Politics. As well as holding real jobs, I have written questions for BBC 4 quiz show "Only Connect", read the news on New Zealand radio, and audio described plays for blind audiences.

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