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Best Live Comedy Shows & Events: January 2022

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

Indulge yourself at these must-see live comedy shows and events in Houston in January 2022.

This month, you’ll find it hard to contain your laughter when Houston hosts some of the funniest touring comedians in the country who stop for several sets on the city stages.

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

Here are our picks for the best parties of the month to tickle your funny bone:

Top 15 Live Comedy Events This Month: January 2022

  • Rosebud Baker at Houston Improv | Thursday January 6 – After releasing their first hour-long special this summer, Whiskey fists, the comedian, actress and writer brings her take on everything from relationships to her love of dogs versus humans for a One Night Improv performance. Tickets start at $ 40 for a table from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Hans Kim at the secret group | Thursday January 6 – A regular at Kill Tony podcast, the Los Angeles-based comedian stops by the EaDo stage during his tour. $ 10. 22h.
  • Grand Reopening of the Théâtre de la Gare | Friday January 7 and Saturday January 8 – The Improv Theater along Houston Avenue is finally reopening to the public, with a list of shows including various skits, audience participation and lots of laughs. Dr. Peter J. Hotez is headlining the second night of Supernova Storytelling. $ 12 per show. Times vary.
  • Donnell Rawlings at Houston Improv | From Friday January 7 to Sunday January 9 – The West Houston stage of the Improv hosts Donnell Rawlings for a weekend of his last show, 2 soon. The comedian is also known for his roles in Chapel Show and the Netflix series, The degenerates. Tickets start at $ 50 for a table of 2. Times vary.
  • girls must eat at House of Blues | Thursday January 13 – Ashley Hesseltine and Rayna Greenberg’s hilarious humorous podcast stops by the downtown House of Blues for an evening that explores all the thorny issues of dating, socializing and relationships. $ 32.50 to $ 42.50. 7 p.m.
  • Caitlin Peluffo at Rudyard UK Pub | Friday January 14 and Saturday January 15 – Seen the The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the Brooklyn-based comedian takes the mic for back-to-back hilarious evenings where no subject is off limits. $ 15; VIP tables available. Friday 7:30 p.m. Saturday 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
  • Josh Pray at Houston Improv | wednesday january 19 – Gaining popularity through social media, Josh Pray brings his positive energy and hilarious ideas to the Houston Improv stage for a one-night-only event. Tickets start at $ 40 for a table from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Matteo Lane at Houston Improv | From Friday January 21 to Sunday January 23 – Oil painter, opera singer, and stand-up comedian who appeared on the late-night talk show circuit, Matteo Lane has cultivated a loyal following eager to hear his lively anecdotes and observations of the world that surround it. Tickets start at $ 40 for a table of 2. Hours vary.
  • George Lopez at the Smart Financial Center | 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 tumultuous take on life and culture in America. $ 39.50 to $ 99.50. 8 p.m.
  • Nick Kroll at the House of Blues | saturday 22 january – The comedian and actor, who can be seen more recently in the animated musical feature film, Sing 2, and on his Netflix series, big mouth, Nick Kroll comes to downtown Houston on the Middle Aged Boy Tour. $ 48. 8 p.m.
  • Gus Johnson at the recreation center | saturday 22 january – With an online audience numbering in the millions, Gus Johnson has created a comedic career out of hilarious character sketches, music videos and a podcast with his longtime friend called the Gus and Eddy Podcast. $ 50.35 to $ 73.60. 8 p.m.
  • Atsuko Okatsuka at Groupe Secret | Sunday 23 January – The comedian and writer, who just made his talk show debut with The Late Late Show with James Corden, walks into the EaDo Comedy Room for a heartbreaking evening of his observations and personal stories. $ 15 to $ 20. 8 p.m.
  • Noel Miller at Houston Improv | From 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 is on tour with his latest set, My darkest hour. Tickets remain limited and start at $ 70 for a table of 2. Times vary.
  • Tom Segura at the Smart Financial Center | Friday January 28 – Most recently found in his fourth Netflix stand-up special, Pork ball, Tom Segura brings his captivating brand of hilarious storytelling to the Sugar Land stage on his I’m Coming Everywhere World Tour. $ 35 to $ 79. 7 p.m.
  • Ronny Chieng at House of Blues | saturday 29 january – 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 The daily show, the award-winning Malaysian comedian stops by the downtown House of Blues for two booming comedy series. $ 35. 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

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