Laughter @ Lincoln Center – Summer For The City – 2023 Show #3

July 26

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.



Derek Gaines Headliner

Derek Gaines is known for his unique perspective on growing up African American in the suburbs, with credits including MTV’s Joking Off, Broke A$$ Game Show and The Last O.G.; he was also set to perform at Netflix Is A Joke: The Festival in 2022, as part of the lineup for “Pete Davidson Presents: The Best Friends,” before being forced to cancel due to Covid.

Kendall Farrell Comedian

Kendall Farrell is a New York City based standup comedian from Vermont. He was named a ‘Comic To Watch’ at the 2019 New York Comedy Festival and his work has been heard on SiriusXM as well as seen in web content for Adult Swim and at comedy festivals across the country. In his home state, Kendall won the Vermont’s Funniest Comedian Contest. In New York, Kendall has performed on some of the most acclaimed shows in the city including at Caroline’s, The Stand, Comedians You Should Know, Butterboy, and at UCB and Union Hall.

Alison Leiby Comedian

Alison Leiby is a stand-up and writer in New York. She has written for the “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “The President Show”,” The Opposition with Jordan Klepper,” and many other television shows. She opened for Ilana Glazer on her recent tour and was a producer on her Amazon special “The Planet Is Burning.” Her humor writing has appeared in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Vice, and many other publications. She produces and hosts the monthly comedy-storytelling show “It’s a Long Story.”

Fabrizio Copano Comedian

Fabrizio Copano, a Just for Laughs “New Face” and a well-known Latin American comedian, made history as the first South American comedian to film an original Netflix comedy special. He even led his own late-night show “El Late de Copano” while joining “Mas Mejor,” a Latino-focused comedy platform and YouTube channel produced by Broadway Video.

Seth Herzog HOST

Seth Herzog, a popular NYC comedian and actor, is a regular sketch performer for NBC’s “Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon,” with a notable presence on Comedy Central, NBC shows like “30 Rock,” and various web series, while also producing and hosting the acclaimed comedy showcase “Sweet” and opening for Jimmy Fallon on his “Clean Cut Comedy” Tour.