Laughter @ Lincoln Center Summer for the City – Show #4

August 2

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.



Jeff Wright COMEDIAN

Jeff Wright is a writer, known for his work on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and “The Amber Ruffin Show.” He is also a comedy content creator who rose to fame by posting short skits on TikTok where he garnered more than 2.4 million followers on the platform.


Asha Kali Ward, an American comedian, joined Saturday Night Live as a writer in 2022 during the show’s 48th season, earning the distinction of being its youngest writer, surpassing fellow rookie Auguste White by three months.

Jeff Lawrence COMEDIAN

Former rock singer Jeff Lawrence transitioned into stand-up comedy after his band’s failure and tight pants predicament, quickly gaining popularity in NYC clubs, headlining internationally, founding Laughing Buddha Comedy, and receiving media recognition, while also mentoring aspiring comedians and artists.

Joyelle Johnson COMEDIAN

Brooklyn-based Joyelle Nicole Johnson is a multi-talented stand-up comedian, writer, and actress, making waves in the comedy world with appearances on Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and touring with Lizz Winstead’s Lady Parts Justice League, using her passion for comedy to make a positive impact on society.

Megan Piphus Peace HEADLINER

Megan Piphus Peace, a talented puppeteer and ventriloquist, became the first black female puppeteer to perform on Sesame Street in September 2021 playing the role of Gabrielle, a 6 yr old Muppet and she’s also appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, America’s Got Talent, and Showtime At The Apollo with Steve Harvey where she received a standing ovation from the Apollo audience.

Jo Firestone HOST

Jo Firestone is a comedian who shined in a half-hour Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents special, has written and performed for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC), The Chris Gethard Show (TruTv), Joe Pera Talks With You (Adult Swim) and she co-starred and co-wrote a web-series with her friend and partner-in-depressive-humor Aparna Nancherla called Womanhood.