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Apollo Comedy Club

Apollo Comedy Club: Africa Now!

A man standing on stage performing at Apollo Comedy Club

Presented in partnership with Bob Sumner (producer of Def Comedy Jam, creator of LaffMobb on Aspire), the Apollo Comedy Club celebrates these rich comedic roots with an evening of comedy on the Apollo’s intimate Soundstage to serve as a late night hotspot featuring the best emerging talent in comedy today. Don’t miss the Africa Now! edition of Apollo Comedy Club featuring Akintunde, Alfred Kainga, Marcela Onyango, and Yedoye Travis with music by DJ Qool Marv.

The Apollo has a long history of launching the careers of countless legendary artists and performers in a variety of genres, including comedy. Comedic legends Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx, Monique, Jamie Foxx and Jackie Mabley (a.k.a. Moms) have all delighted audiences from the Apollo stage.

Event Updates

Out of an abundance of caution for our guests, performers, and audience during the current COVID-19 surge, there will be no concessions available at this event and all attendees must wear masks at all times while inside the theater.

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Africa Now Festival

Music and entertainment from the continent continues to drive trends across all facets of culture around the globe. The Apollo’s Africa Now! Festival returns for its eighth year to celebrate the best cultural innovators from the African Diaspora.

For the safety of our audiences and staff, all ticketholders and attendees of this event must provide proof of vaccination in order to enter the theater. In addition, all attendees are required to wear face coverings while inside the theater.  Click here for more information about our COVID safety policies.