30 laugh-out-loud live comedy shows coming to Philly this fall

Kick off autumn with a sneak peak at Season Four of Nathan Felder’s Comedy Central show, Nathan for You, and wrap it up with a set from comedy great Chris Rock in Atlantic City. Throughout the season, catch everyone from author David Sedaris and director Kevin Smith to former Daily Show correspondent Wyatt Cenac and Lady Dynamite star Maria Bamford. This fall, Philly’s got something to crack up everyone.

Nathan Felder (Sept. 9, Keswick Theatre) The host of Nathan for You  made his mark on viral internet culture in 2014 with the infamous “Dumb Starbucks” prank, and now he brings to Glenside a sneak peek of the Comedy Central series’ fourth season. A Q&A will follow the show.  (215-572-7650, keswicktheatre.com)

Tim Meadows (Sept. 14-16, Helium Comedy Club). During 10 years on Saturday Night Live, Tim Meadows became known for characters like Leon Phelps (The Ladies Man) and Lionel Osbourne, but when the veteran comedian comes to town in September, he will perform a few sets as himself. (215-496-9001, philadelphia.heliumcomedy.com)

Demetri Martin (Sept. 22, Keswick Theatre). Deadpan surrealist Demetri Martin hits the stage once again with his “Let’s Get Awkward” tour, and, judging from his track record, it ought to be the kind of awkwardness that keeps you coming back for more.  (215-572-7650, keswicktheatre.com)

Jo Koy (Sept. 22, Borgata). A former Chelsea Lately regular gone big-time comedian (and podcast host), Jo Koy released his third special, Jo Koy: Live From Seattle, on Netflix  this year. Now, he comes to A.C. for one night of laughs. (609-317-1000, theborgata.com)

Bryan Callen (Sept. 28-30, Helium Comedy Club). You might know Bryan Callen from his time as a MADtv cast member, but these days, the man formerly known as Pool Boy is an accomplished podcast host and comedian (as well a frequent guest star on The Goldbergs as Coach Meller). His latest special, Never Grow Up, was released last year, and he’s finally coming to Philly this fall. (215-496-9001, philadelphia.heliumcomedy.com)

Jim Jefferies (Sept. 30, Borgata). Australian comedian Jim Jefferies is doing his best to help fill Jon Stewart’s shoes at Comedy Central with The Jim Jefferies Show — but nothing can beat the guy’s stand-up. (609-317-1000, theborgata.com)

Whitney Cummings (Oct. 5, Keswick Theatre). 2 Broke Girls cocreator Whitney Cummings brings her acerbic wit to Glenside with her “I’m Fine … and Other Lies” tour, in which the comedian promises there will be “plentiful oversharing.” Just what Philly needs. (215-572-7650, keswicktheatre.com)

Robert Kelly (Oct. 5-7, Punch Line Philly). Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll costar Robert Kelly once told us that pals Patrice O’Neal and Vinnie Favorito took him for his first “happy-ending” massage during a visit to Philly, so it’s anybody’s guess what’s on the table for his show this fall. (215-606-6555, punchlinephilly.com)

Lewis Black (Oct. 6, Borgata). The angriest man in comedy, Lewis Black, is still at it and hasn’t yet given himself an aneurysm after President Trump’s first several months in the White House. But we can still watch him try when he hits Atlantic City this fall. (609-317-1000, theborgata.com)

Kevin James (Oct. 7, Merriam Theater). Known for projects like Paul Blart: Mall Cop, The King of Queens, and, more recently, CBS’s Kevin Can Wait, the actor and comedian returns to the stage for a fall stand-up tour, and Philly is getting in on the action. (215-893-1999, kimmelcenter.org)

Wyatt Cenac (Oct. 13, Punch Line Philly). The comedian left the Daily Show in 2012, but he has since made a name for himself elsewhere in comedy with projects like SeeSo’s Night Train, TBS’s  People of Earth, and Furry Dumb Fighter, his third comedy album. This fall, he brings his New York act to Philly. (215-606-6555, punchlinephilly.com)

David Sedaris (Oct. 16, Academy of Music). OK, so writer David Sedaris isn’t a comedian in the strict sense of the word, but he is a funny guy. In October, the author of the Theft by Finding Diaries comes to Philly for a Q&A and book-signing that is sure to bring out Sedaris’ famous wit. (215-893-1999, academyofmusic.org)

Nikki Glaser (Oct. 19-21, Punch Line Philly). Since premiering her first one-hour special on Comedy Central last year, comedian Nikki Glaser has become one of the most prominent working comedians going. The former Not Safe with Nikki Glaser host hits Punch Line this fall. (215-606-6555, punchlinephilly.com)

Richard Lewis (Oct. 19-21, Helium Comedy Club). It’s not often that you get to see a stand-up comedy veteran like Richard Lewis, so it would be wise to take the chance. After all, the guy has been at it since 1977, and the neurosis has to wear out at some point. (215-496-9001, philadelphia.heliumcomedy.com)

Vic DiBitetto (Oct. 20, Borgata). The self-prescribed “Working-Class Zero” is the guy behind the 2013 “Bread and Milk” viral video in which a man freaks out ahead of a snowstorm. Sure, he might be from Brooklyn, but that video nailed Philly’s snow-related panic. (609-317-1000, theborgata.com)

Michael Ian Black (Oct. 26-28, Helium Comedy Club). Comedian Michael Ian Black last came to Philly for a signing of his alt-children’s book, A Child’s First Book of Trump, in 2016, so we unfortunately missed out on a set. This time, however, the Wet Hot American Summer star is really bringing the funny. (215-496-9001, philadelphia.heliumcomedy.com)

Frank Caliendo (Oct. 28, Borgata). You can’t beat former MADtv cast member Frank Caliendo’s penchant for impressions, whether we’re talking John Madden or Morgan Freeman (or Stephen A. Smith or Robert De Niro or …). This fall, he brings his expert mimicry to Atlantic City. (609-317-1000, theborgata.com)

Hollywood Babble-On (Nov. 3, Punch Line Philly). Director Kevin Smith and Philly boy Ralph Garman bring their successful Hollywood Babble-On podcast back to Garman’s hometown.  (215-606-6555, punchlinephilly.com)

An Evening with Kevin Smith (Nov. 4, Punch Line Philly). If Babble-On didn’t give you your fill of Kevin Smith, the Clerks director will take over the Punch Line for a solo show the day after his live podcast with Garman — and Smith is a talker, so expect to be there for a while. (215-606-6555, punchlinephilly.com)

Nick Offerman (Nov. 4, Merriam Theater). Former Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman comes to town as part of his “Full Bush” tour, but, unfortunately, he’ll be here performing without wife Megan Mullally. So expect a night of survival stories, wood, and beards. (215-893-1999, kimmelcenter.org)

Paul Reiser (Nov. 5, Keswick Theatre). Mad About You’s Paul Reiser will return to TV in Stranger Things‘ second season in October, but this fall, he’ll  continue his long-running stand-up career with a string of shows that will bring him to the Keswick for a single night.  (215-572-7650, keswicktheatre.com)

Maria Bamford (Nov. 12, Fillmore Philly). Lady Dynamite star Maria Bamford’s peculiar brand of comedy has become more and more prevalent since Comedy Central released her first comedy album, Unwanted Thoughts Syndrome, in 2009. (215-309-0150, thefillmorephilly.com)

Mike Birbiglia (Nov. 17-18, Merriam Theater). Better known to fans simply as “Birbigs,” comedian Mike Birbiglia returns to Philly this fall as part of his “The New One” tour. If you can’t wait until then, his latest special, Thank God for Jokes, is on Netflix now. (215-893-1999, kimmelcenter.org)

Brian Posehn (Nov. 9-11, Helium Comedy Club). Stoner metalheads of Philadelphia, this is your comic — even if he doesn’t smoke pot anymore. You might know him from Comedy Central’s The Sarah Silverman Project or Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects, but Posehn’s comedic sensibility is really made for live shows. (215-496-9001, philadelphia.heliumcomedy.com)

Rhett & Link’s “Tour of Mythicality” (Nov. 11, Keswick Theatre). YouTube hosts Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal of Good Mythical Morning and Good Mythical More fame may not be comedians per se, though that doesn’t make them any less funny. Heck, nearly 20 million total subscribers can’t be wrong. (215-572-7650, keswicktheatre.com)

Ilana Glazer and Phoebe Robinson (Nov. 13, Keswick Theatre). Broad City star Ilana Glazer takes some time away from Main Line native Abbi Jacobson to team up with former Girl Code writer Phoebe Robinson for the “Yaaas Queen Yaaas” tour. The potential for FOMO with this one is strong. (215-572-7650, keswicktheatre.com)

Tom Papa (Nov. 18, Keswick Theatre). Two decades in the business and comedian Tom Papa (a New Jersey native) is still making us laugh. Papa released his third one-hour special, Human Mule, late last year via Epix. (215-572-7650, keswicktheatre.com)

Chris Rock (Nov. 24, Borgata). There are few stand-up comedians as respected as Chris Rock, and for good reason. This fall, he brings his act back to the Borgata as part of the “Total Blackout” tour. It might be just what we need as the holidays approach under a Trump presidency. (609-317-1000, theborgata.com)

Sinbad (Dec. 1, Keswick Theatre). Sinbad gets a bad rap these days thanks to disastrously bad films like Jingle All the Way, The Meteor Man, and First Kid, but after two decades, his stand-up is still spot-on. Don’t believe it? Check out his 2014 special, Where U Been?, on Netflix. (215-572-7650, keswicktheatre.com)

John Mulaney (Dec. 1, Academy of Music). Having wrapped the hit Oh, Hello on Broadway in January, old-school stand-up John Mulaney returns to comedy as himself for his “Kid Gorgeous” tour. Serving as a follow-up to 2015’s The Comeback Kid, this one has Mulaney at the Academy of Music for two performances. (215-893-1999, academyofmusic.org)