Lineup of Shows Closing Out September At Caveat Announced

They're kicking off the fall season in style at Caveat. See the full lineup of shows closing out September below!

The Biodiversity Jam with Karen Chee

SAT // SEP 22 // 2018

The Biodiversity Jam brings together a menagerie of New York's funniest comedians to talk about the weirdest and wildest animals you GOTTA know.

Scientists have recently estimated that there are 1.5 million animal species. Scientists have also recently estimated that there are 1.5 million comedians living in New York City. Coincidence? We think not!

Join your host, Karen Chee (The New Yorker, McSweeney's) for a zoological comedy show that will take you on a hilarious (and mind-blowing!) tour of the animal kingdom.

Doors: 6:30pm

Show: 7:00pm

Tickets: $10 adv / $12 door


Please note this is a mixed seated and standing venue. Please arrive early for the best seats.


Sage Boggs (The Tonight Show)

Alex Song (The Week Of on Netflix)

Maya Deshmukh (Azn Pop!)

Jesse Roth (Sup Show)

Andrea Coleman


Karen Chee is a writer/performer based in Brooklyn. She contributes regularly to The New Yorker, McSweeney's, and Shondaland, and has also written for Catapult, Reductress, Splitsider, and Funny or Die. Around town, Karen does sketch comedy with Lo-Fi and improv with anyone who will let her.


The Science of Self Care: You Deserve It!

SAT // SEP 29 // 2018

Living our best lives takes so much work! Luckily, Steven Polletta and Sophie Yalkezian are here to help you on your journey. Each month, Steven and Sophie tackle a new self-care topic with anecdotes and advice from New York's top comedians and filter it all through the science of an in-house researcher. They will answer questions like: is mercury in retrograde a real thing? What is reiki, and does it actually work? And how many crystals is too many crystals? Come because you deserve this.

With Special Guest Ziwe Fumudoh

and Expert Shannon Odell

Doors: 6:30 Show: 7:00

Tickets: $10 adv / $12 door



Illegal Ink: The bizarre story of NYC's Tattoo Ban

SUN // SEP 30 // 2018

Five historians and tattoo artists tell the story of the tattoo ban in NYC that lasted from 1961-1997.

A sordid love triangle involving a top government official and a Bowery tattoo artist; a personal vendetta. Tattooing in New York City is forced into an unfair and unjust underground existence. The story of our 36-year tattoo prohibition led to unlikely alliances across class lines, sacred safe spaces hidden in plain sight, and an unexpected renaissance that would change the art of tattooing forever.

Join us and learn about this strange chapter of our city's history from five outstanding storytellers who take you on a wild ride filled with twist, turns, and closely-guarded secrets. We will have two artists doing historical flash tattoos, and you can sign up for a slot to get inked right here at Caveat.

Doors 6:30pm, show 7:00pm

Tickets $15 adv / $20 door

Ticket + Tattoo $40 (artists will have flash sheets)


This event is mixed seated and standing room. Seats are first-come, first-served.

Efrain John Gonzalez (author, INK & STEEL) - An overview of tattooing in NYC before, during, and after the ban

Mehai Bakaty (owner, Fineline Tattoo) - The legacy of the oldest continually operating tattoo shop in NYC, and his father Mike Bakaty's role in the tattoo community on the Lower East Side

Stephanie Tamez (Saved Tattoo)- Women in tattooing, and the often-ignored narrative of female tattoo artists

John Wyatt (author, Under My Skin)- a tribute to Thom deVita, a larger than life, one-of-a-kind character in the tattoo world.

Cristian Panaite (New York Historical Society) - Curating the original exhibit Tattooed New York, and being accepted into the secretive community of tattoers during the ban.'s-tattoo-ban-9-30-2018


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