Comedy Listings for Aug. 7-13 - New York Times

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Seaton Smith will host this week's edition of Night Train at Littlefield. See listing below.

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'Adsit & Sagher' (Wednesday) The veteran improvisers Scott Adsit (best known as Pete Hornberger on "30 Rock") and Tami Sagher (whose writing credits include "30 Rock" and "Inside Amy Schumer") are alumni of Chicago's Second City and performed together for years in Los Angeles. Here, they resurrect their http://scottygotanofficejob.com long-running two-person show for New York audiences. At 8 p.m., the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, 307 West 26th Street, Chelsea, 212-366-9176, newyork.ucbtheatre.com. (Elise Czajkowski)

? 'Bring It!' (Wednesday) This stand-up show is presented by the Woodstock Comedy Festival and benefits the Family of Woodstock women's shelter. Guests are asked to bring donations of toiletries (a list of requested items is on the venue's website). Performers include Chris Gethard, Aparna Nancherla, Dan Soder, Lil Freckles and Naomi Ekperigin. At 8 p.m., Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street, Gowanus, Brooklyn, littlefieldnyc.com. (Czajkowski)

Deon Cole (through Sunday) A former writer and occasional correspondent for "Conan," Mr. Cole has more recently been seen on ABC's sitcom "black-ish." Now he brings his charismatic stand-up to a weekend at Carolines. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 and 10:30 p.m., Sunday at 7:30 p.m., 1626 Broadway, at 49th Street, Manhattan, 212-757-4100, carolines.com. (Czajkowski)

? 'John Early: Literally Me' (Friday and Saturday) An endearingly honest and absurdly funny performer, Mr. Early presents his hourlong show of stand-up, short films and music. Guests include Yazan and the Gates Family Band, Hamm Samwich, Jacqueline Novak and Hadiyah Robinson. At 9:30 p.m., Joe's Pub, at the Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, at Astor Place, East Village, 212-967-7555, joespub.com. (Czajkowski)

'Kornfeld & Andrews' (Sundays) Louis Kornfeld and Rick Andrews, veteran performers and instructors at the Magnet Theater, perform their weekly Sunday night long-form improv show. (Through Aug. 30.) At 9 p.m., Magnet Theater, 254 West 29th Street, Chelsea, magnettheater.com, 212-244-8824. (Czajkowski)

'Low Standards Show' (Thursday) John Murray and Matt Fisher host this stand-up show for movie lovers in which comics perform a set, then discuss their favorite "underappreciated" films. This week's comedians include Harrison Greenbaum, Sean Donnelly and Nick Turner. At 9 p.m., Videology, 308 Bedford Avenue, at South First Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 718-782-3468, videology.info; free. (Czajkowski)

'Night Train' (Monday) The very funny Seaton Smith will host this edition of the weekly staple at Littlefield. Scheduled performers include Liza Treyger, Mike Drucker, Erin Jackson, Hampton Yount and Omar Shaukat, with special guest DJ Donwill. At 8 p.m., 622 Degraw Street, Gowanus, Brooklyn, littlefieldnyc.com. (Czajkowski)

'Set List' (Tuesday) This internationally beloved show features comedians improvising jokes based on outrageous suggestions that they see for the first time on stage. Performers include Ben Bailey, Myq Kaplan, Nick Vatterott and Nick Turner. At 8 p.m., Union Hall, 702 Union Street, at Fifth Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn, 718-638-4400, unionhallny.com. (Czajkowski)

? 'Trike' (Saturdays) Nick Kanellis and Peter McNerney perform their weekly two-man show, reliably one of the best improv performances in the city. (Through Aug. 29.) At 10:30 p.m., Magnet Theater, 254 West 29th Street, Chelsea, 212-244-8824, magnettheater.com. (Czajkowski)

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