Laughter @ Lincoln Center – Summer For The City – 2023 Show #1

June 28

8:00pm -10:00pm

Lincoln Center @ Jaffe Drive | Columbus Avenue & W65th


NYLaughs is back this summer with its highly anticipated series of free comedy performances, offering New Yorkers a much-needed laughter intervention and the opportunity to discover their own emotional support pigeons at our exciting signature Laughter in the Park pop-up events! NYLaughs is thrilled to join forces with Lincoln Center for the “Summer For The City” programming, a celebration of collaboration and giving back to the community. Best of all, admission to all shows is free!

This remarkable program is made possible by the generous support of various organizations. In addition to Lincoln Center, NYLaughs would like to extend its gratitude to the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council for public funding; A.R.T./New York; A.R.T./New York’s NYC Small Theatres Fund made possible with support from the Howard Gilman Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul. We thank the New York City Council for Discretionary Funding in addition to the Honorable Councilmembers Joseph C. Borelli, Gale Brewer and Keith Powers for their ongoing support of NYLaughs’ programming and mission.

Performer bios are below. Contact details and information for the public can be found by visiting,, calling 917-727-5233 or following NYLaughs on twitter @NYLaughs or Instagram #NYLaughs.



Chris Sullivan aka “Shockwave” Headliner

Chris “Shockwave” Sullivan, a regular cast member on the American children’s public television show “The Electric Company” as Shock and best known for his beatboxing for the Broadway show “Freestyle Love Supreme,” is now half of the performing duo “Dick Patrol,” which is a fully improvised hybrid of storytelling, hip-hop, beatboxing, rapping, and improv.

Victor Varnado Headliner

Victor Varnado, an accomplished American stand-up comedian and actor who was the winner of the Most Valuable Performer award at the Montreal Just For Laughs Improv Championship and bronze medalist in the Comedy Central Laugh Riots National Stand-Up Competition is also half of the performing duo “Dick Patrol,” which is a fully improvised, hybrid of storytelling, hip-hop, beatboxing, rapping and improv.

Nonye Brown-West Comedian

Nonye Brown-West has been featured in the Boston Globe’s Rise column as a Comic to Watch, as well as on NPR, PBS, ABC, Sway In The Morning, and in the New York Comedy Festival.

Marcia Belsky Comedian

Marcia Belsky is a New York City-based stand-up comedian, musician and writer whose hit song “100 Tampons” has over 1 million shares on TikTok.

Isabel Hagen Comedian

Isabel Hagen rose to fame due to both her work as a comedian and a Juillard-trained violist. As a violist, Hagen has performed for many Broadway shows such as “Les Miserables” as well as toured with artists such as Bjork. After earning her masters degree at Juilliard, Hagen began to practice stand up comedy. Through her comedy, she has been featured on” The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and a New Face of Comedy at the “Just for Laughs” festival. Today she performs in a solo show at Union Hall where both her comedy and music skills are featured.

Simeon Goodson Host

Simeon Goodson has garnered widespread acclaim across the globe, performing and producing in a variety of countries from Dubai to China and being described by The Huffington Post as a comedian who “should be a household name in comedy,” while Brooklyn Magazine lauded him as one of the “50 Funniest People in Brooklyn.”

Lagoona Bloo Comedian

NYC-based drag artist and musician whose music has been streamed over one million times on Spotify, Lagoona Bloo is a Latina originally from Prairieville, Louisiana who has hosted one-woman shows all over NYC, showcasing incredible live vocals, celebrity impressions, and comedic stories from childhood and she has appeared on multiple television shows including The Voice, America’s Got Talent and Neftlix’s Emmy Award-winning reality competition show, Nailed It! hosted by comedian Nicole Byer. Lagoona’s hilarious antics helped her team win the episode!