The Javits Center west of midtown Manhattan once again plays host this weekend to the annual New York edition of Comic-Con.

While pop culture in the form of blockbuster movies and network TV has taken a lot of the shine away from comic books, Comic-Con — both the main San Diego edition in the summer as well as the NYC edition each autumn — makes room for the other kind of comics, too. Most of the comedy in the form of live stand-up shows and panels for TV comedies takes place during the Friday and Saturday sessions.

So if you’re going to NYCC this weekend and want to take time-outs from your cosplay photography and gameplay to enjoy some live comedy, here’s what to mark in your own personal calendars.


12:15 p.m., Adam West and Burt Ward (the original campy TV version of Batman & Robin)

12:15 p.m., Musical comedy from Dave and Brian (Brian Smith, Dave Hopping)

12:30 p.m., Christopher Lloyd Q&A


2:45 p.m., AMC presents Kevin Smith’s Comic Book Men


4 p.m., Husbands

5:15 p.m., The Venture Bros.

5:15 p.m., +2 Comedy from Noah Houlihan, TJ Del Reno and Will Millar

6:30 p.m., Comedy Central (among other things, a sneak peek at Nick Kroll’s Kroll Show)

6:30 p.m., Robot Chicken

8 p.m., CollegeHumor Live. Hosted by’s Pat Cassels and Jeff Rubin, the show will be headlined by “World Champion” Judah Friedlander, plus Mike Drucker and a live “Hardly Working” sketch.


1 p.m., The Nerdologues, sketches and personal stories from Alex Talavera, Andrew Bentley, Byron Hatfield, Chris Geiger, Claire Friedman, Eric Garneau, Joe Gennaro, Kevin Reader, Sasha Kraichnan and Steve Persch

1:30 p.m., “Comedy, Videogames, Comic Books and the Internet: A Steamy Love Triangle with CollegeHumor, Jest and Dorkly,” an Internet panel

2:30 p.m., China, IL — from Adult Swim, with Brad Neely and Hannibal Buress

2:45 p.m., Uncle Yo Comic-Con Stand-Up, with Karl Custer.

2:45 p.m., King of the Nerds, coming to TBS in January

3:30 p.m., Superjail!

4:15 p.m., panel for the Evil Dead remake, featuring Bruce Campbell and Jane Levy

4:30 p.m., Childrens Hospital and NTSF:SD:SUV