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Comedy shows in NYC: David Cross, 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' and more picks

Laugh on, NYC!

The next few months are packed with comedy festivals, stadium shows and appearances from comedic legends.

Here’s where to catch the best comedy in the city this spring.

Dark Spots (April 14)

Rising star comedians Shane Torres, pictured, Nate Fridson
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Rising star comedians Shane Torres, pictured, Nate Fridson and Alison Zeidman host this showcase of stand-up that's so dark and tragic it'll likely lead to tears from laughing so hard. (8 p.m., $10; Union Hall, 702 Union St., Park Slope, 718-638-4400, unionhallny.com)

Fifth Annual Grist Comedy Extravaganza (May 10)

Comedians Eugene Mirman, pictured, (
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Comedians Eugene Mirman, pictured, ("Bob's Burgers") and Ophira Eisenberg (NPR's "Ask Me Another") team up with other funny friends to raise money for Grist, a nonprofit digital magazine dedicated to the environment. (7:30 p.m., $25; The Bell House, 149 Seventh St., Gowanus, 718-643-6510, thebellhouseny.com)

Mo’Nique’s Mother’s Day Comedy Special (May 12)

Seasoned comic and Oscar-winning actress Mo'Nique returns to
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Seasoned comic and Oscar-winning actress Mo'Nique returns to Harlem's historic venue for a show every woman in your life can appreciate. (8 p.m., from $68.50; Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St., 212-531-5305, apollotheater.org)

Hannibal Buress (May 18)

You probably already love him for his parts
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You probably already love him for his parts on "Broad City" and in "Spider-Man: Homecoming," but now check out his hilarious stand-up. (8 p.m., sold out; BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Ave., Fort Greene, 718-724-8044, bam.org)

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