Top 15 Live Comedy Events This Month: January 2022

George Lopez heads to Sugar Land for a stop on tour | Courtesy of Netflix

Bust a gut at these must-see live comedy shows and events in Houston for January 2022.

This month, you’ll have a tough time containing your laughter when Houston plays host to some of the country’s funniest touring comedians who stop by for multiple sets on stages across the city.

Want to dig for more laughs? Then check out our extended collection of comedy events in our calendar.

Here are our picks for the month’s top nights to tickle your funny bone:

Top 15 Live Comedy Events This Month: January 2022

  • Rosebud Baker at Houston Improv | Thursday, January 6 – After releasing her first hour-long special this summer, Whiskey Fists, the stand-up comedian, actor and writer brings her insights on everything from relationships to her love of dogs over humans, for a one-night performance at the Improv. Tickets start at $40 for a table of 2. 8pm.
  • Hans Kim at the Secret Group | Thursday, January 6 – A regular on the Kill Tony podcast, the LA-based comedian stops by the stage in EaDo while on tour. $10. 10pm.
  • Grand Re-Opening of the Station Theater (Postponed) | Friday, January 7 & Saturday, January 8 – The improv theater along Houston Avenue finally re-opens to the public, with a slate of shows that feature different skits, audience participation, and a whole lot of laughs. Dr. Peter J. Hotez headlines the second evening at the Supernova Storytelling show. $12 per show. Times vary.
  • Donnell Rawlings at Houston Improv | Friday, January 7 to Sunday, January 9 – The West Houston stage at the Improv hosts Donnell Rawlings for a weekend of his latest show, 2Soon. The comedian is also known for his roles on Chapelle’s Show and the Netflix series, The Degenerates. Tickets start at $50 for a table of 2. Times vary.
  • Girls Gotta Eat at House of Blues | Thursday, January 13 – The hilarious comedy podcast from Ashley Hesseltine and Rayna Greenberg stops by Downtown’s House of Blues for an evening that explores all the thorny issues of dating, socializing, and relationships. $32.50 to $42.50. 7pm.
  • Caitlin Peluffo at Rudyard’s British Pub | Friday, January 14 & Saturday, January 15 – Seen on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the Brooklyn-based comedian steps up to the mic for back-to-back nights of hilarity where no topic is off limits. $15; VIP tables available. Friday 7:30pm; Saturday 7:30pm and 10pm.
  • Josh Pray at Houston Improv | Wednesday, January 19 – Rising to popularity through social media, Josh Pray brings his positive energy and hilarious insights to the stage at Houston Improv for a one night–only event. Tickets start at $40 for a table of 2. 8pm.
  • George Lopez at Smart Financial Centre | Friday, January 21 – The legendary comedian, actor, and host of the OMG Hi! podcast, George Lopez comes to Sugar Land, bringing his biting wit and uproarious takes on life and culture in America. $39.50 to $99.50, but you may find cheaper or better seats on the online resale market. 8pm.
  • Matteo Lane at Houston Improv | Friday, January 21 to Sunday, January 23 – Oil painter, opera singer and stand-up comedian that’s appeared across the late night talk show circuit, Matteo Lane has cultivated a faithful following eager to hear his lively anecdotes and observations of the world around him. Tickets start at $40 for a table of 2. Times vary.
  • Gus Johnson at Hobby Center | Saturday, January 22 – With an online following that numbers in the millions, Gus Johnson has created a comedy career from hilarious character skits, music videos, and a podcast with his longtime friend called the Gus & Eddy Podcast. $50.35 to $73.60, but you may find cheaper or better seats on the online resale marketplace. 8pm.
  • Nick Kroll at House of Blues | Saturday, January 22 – The comedian and actor, who can most recently be seen in the animated feature-length musical, Sing 2, and on his Netflix series, Big Mouth, Nick Kroll comes to Downtown Houston while on the Middle Aged Boy Tour. $48. 8pm.
  • Atsuko Okatsuka at the Secret Group | Sunday, January 23 – The comedian and writer, who just recently had a debut on the talk show circuit with The Late Late Show with James Corden, swings through the EaDo comedy venue for a side-splitting night of her observations and personal tales. $15 to $20. 8pm.
  • Tom Segura at Smart Financial Centre | Friday, January 28 – Most recently found in his fourth Netflix stand-up special, Ball Hog, Tom Segura brings his captivating brand of hilarious storytelling to the Sugar Land stage while on his I’m Coming Everywhere World Tour. $35 to $79. 7pm.
  • Noel Miller at Houston Improv | Friday, January 28 to Sunday, January 30 – The West Houston venue hosts a weekend of biting one-liners and topical social commentary from Noel Miller, who’s on tour with his latest set, My Darkest Hour. Limited tickets remain and start at $70 for a table of 2. Times vary.
  • Ronny Chieng at House of Blues | Saturday, January 29 – Appearing as Jon Jon in the Marvel blockbuster, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, as well as a senior correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, the award-winning Malaysian comedian stops by Downtown’s House of Blues for two sets of uproarious comedy. $35. 7pm and 9pm.

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A longtime Houstonian, Justin Jerkins keeps an eye out for all sorts of happenings in H-Town, including breweries, sports, concerts, must-see destinations and much more while serving as Editor-in-Chief of 365 Things to Do in Houston.