Top 25 Live Comedy Events This Month: April 2022

Comedian Nikki Glaser stops by 713 Music Hall at Post HTX in April | Courtesy of Nikki Glaser

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

This month brings a super-sized schedule of side-splitting comics, writers and hilarious hosts.

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 25 Live Comedy Events This Month: April 2022

Week of Monday, March 28

  • John Crist at Smart Financial Centre | Friday, April 1 – Widely known for his viral videos, including “Honest Football Coach” and “Every Parent at Disney,” John Crist performs his latest during his Fresh Cuts Comedy Tour in Sugar Land. $29.75 and up. 7pm.
  • Jeff Horste at the Secret Group | Friday, April 1 – Featured on Comedy Central, Hulu and Fox, Jeff Horste’s comedy covers lighthearted topics like bookbags, candy corn, and racial inequality. $10 and up. 8pm.
  • Nimesh Patel at Houston Improv | Friday, April 1 & Saturday, April 2 – Houston Improv welcomes New York City-based comedian and Emmy-nominated Nimesh Patel for four standup shows. He’s a regular at NYC’s famed Comedy Cellar, appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers, and has opened for Chris Rock and Aziz Ansari. Tickets sold by the table; $60 for 2 and up. Friday 7:30pm; Saturday 7pm.
  • Claudia Oshry at House of Blues | Saturday, April 2 & Sunday, April 3 – For back-to-back nights at Downtown’s House of Blues, the stand-up comedian and best-selling author, Claudia Oshry, takes the stage while on her Not Like Other Girls Tour. $35 and up. 7pm.
Atsuko Okatsuka takes the stage at Secret Group in April | Photo: Kim Newmoney; courtesy of Atsuko Okatsuka

Week of Monday, April 4

  • Heather Land at Houston Improv | Wednesday, April 6 – The Southern stand-up comedian and author of I Ain’t Doin It, Heather Land arrives for a one-night engagement at the Improv to deliver her sassy observations on marriage, motherhood, and what we find important in life. Tickets are sold by the table; $70 for 2 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Dave Nihill at the Secret Group | Thursday, April 7 – Out of Dublin, the stand-up comic and master storyteller brings his global tales, cultural observations and immigrant experiences to the stage at EaDo’s Secret Group. $20 and up. 8pm.
  • Matt Braunger at White Oak Music Hall | Thursday, April 7 – As seen in NBC’s Up All Night, Marvel’s Agent Carter, and heard in Netflix’s BoJack Horseman, the stand-up comic, actor, and frequent podcast guest arrives at White Oak’s upstairs stage to offer his latest material. $19 in advance; $24 day of the show. 8pm.
  • Arnez J at Houston Improv | Thursday, April 7 to Sunday, April 10 – The Atlanta-native comedian brings his energetic, laugh-out-loud, and profanity-free material to the stage at West Houston’s Improv across four nights. Tickets are sold by the table; $60 for 2 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Whitney Cummings at 713 Music Hall | Friday, April 8 – The stand-up comic, actor and director of The Female Brain, Whitney Cummings makes an appearance at Post HTX’s music venue in Downtown while on the Touch Me Tour. $35 and up. 7pm.
  • Bill Maher at Smart Financial Centre | Saturday, April 9 – The Sugar Land venue hosts the political comedian and host of Real Time with Bill Maher as he hits the road for a live comedy tour. $49.50 and up. 7pm.
  • Atsuko Okatsuka at the Secret Group | Saturday, April 9 – 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 in advance; $20 day of the show. 8pm.
  • Kanan Gill at Hobby Center | Sunday, April 10 – As seen in his comedy specials, Keep It Real on Amazon Prime and Yours Sincerely, Kanan Gill on Netflix, the Indian stand-up comic makes a special appearance at Downtown’s Hobby Center. $39.50 and up. 5pm.
Erik Griffin plays three nights at the Improv in April | Courtesy of Erik Griffin

Week of Monday, April 11

  • Trixie & Katya Live at Hobby Center | Monday, April 11RuPaul’s Drag Race alums and hosts of the UNHhhh web series, Trixie Mattel and Katya collaborate for a concert-style show that delivers hilarious satire inspired by road trip comedies of the ’90s, including To Wong Foo, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Crossroads, and more. $39.50 and up. 8pm.
  • Daniel Sosa at Houston Improv | Tuesday, April 12 – The young Mexican comedian and writer blew up with his 2017 Netflix special, Sosafado, and its follow-up, Maleducado. Now, he’ll arrive for a Spanish language set at the Improv. Tickets are sold by the table; $50 for 2 and up. 8pm.
  • Nigel Ng at House of Blues | Thursday, April 14 – Known for his portrayal of “Uncle Roger” in a summer 2020 video that broke through on the internet, the Malaysian Chinese comedian comes to the Downtown stage at House of Blues while on The Haiyaa World Tour. $35 and up. 7pm.
  • Erik Griffin at Houston Improv | Thursday, April 14 to Saturday, April 16 – A fan fave for his roles as Montez on Workaholics and in Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here, the veteran comedian and actor sets up for three straight nights of laugh-a-minute comedy. Tickets are sold by the table; $40 for 2 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Nikki Glaser at 713 Music Hall | Saturday, April 16 – A frequent roaster on Comedy Central, comedian and podcast host Nikki Glaser can also be seen in her upcoming reality show on E!, Welcome Home Nikki Glaser? Now, she’ll take the stage at 713 Music Hall in Post HTX to share her latest material. $34 and up. 7pm.
  • Vir Das at Bayou Music Center | Saturday, April 16 – Downtown’s Bayou Music Center sets the stage for Indian comedian, actor and musician Vir Das as he swings through while on the Wanted World Tour. $35 and up. 7pm.
Tig Notaro performs at Wortham Center in April | Photo: Josh Hofer; courtesy of Tig Notaro

Week of Monday, April 18

  • Mary Beth Barone at Houston Improv | Tuesday, April 19 – Out of Manhattan, the stand-up comedian, writer and frequent guest of Comedy Central’s Drag His Ass, Mary Beth Barone stops by the Improv while on her Just A Girl Tour. Tickets are sold by the table; $40 for 2 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Carlos Mencia at Houston Improv | Thursday, April 21 to Sunday, April 24 – Across four nights, the Mind of Mencia comedian takes the stage at West Houston’s Improv to rile up crowds with hilarious new material. Tickets are sold by the table; $50 for 2 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Tig Notaro at Wortham Theater Center | Friday, April 22 – The Grammy-nominated comedian known for her special, Boyish Girl Interrupted, can most recently be seen in a 2021 HBO stand-up, Drawn, and on tour as she passes through Downtown’s Wortham Center. $45.50 and up. 7pm.
  • Joe Machi at Rudyard’s British Pub | Friday, April 22 & Saturday, April 23 – The Montrose pub’s upstairs stage hosts three sets across two nights from New York comedian Joe Machi, known for his spots on Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, and The Tonight Show. $18 and up. Friday 7:30pm; Saturday 7:30pm and 10pm.
Humorist and author David Sedaris appears at the Wortham Center in April | Courtesy of David Sedaris

Week of Monday, April 25

  • Ali Macofsky at Houston Improv | Wednesday, April 27 – Coming off as an opening act while on tour for the musician St. Vincent, the stand-up comic and host of the Resting Bitch podcast will swing through the Improv for one-night of her signature dry wit. Tickets are sold by the table; $40 for 2 and up. 8pm.
  • David Sedaris at Wortham Theater Center | Thursday, April 28 – Society for the Performing Arts welcomes one of America’s esteemed humor writers, a master of satire and deeply observant author, David Sedaris. $35 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Benji Brown at Houston Improv | Friday, April 29 to Sunday, May 1 – A frequent guest to the Rickey Smiley Morning Show and one of the hilarious comics to join Martin Lawrence’s Lit AF Tour, Benji Brown stops by West Houston’s Improv for three nights of his side-splitting sets. Tickets are sold by the table; $40 for 2 and up. Showtimes vary.

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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.