October Overdrive at 116
Don't miss events at 116 during the month of October

September may have been slammin', but October is even better at 116. There are events galore happening at this historic venue and there is a 2-for-1 happy hour every night until 9pm (even during events). Whether you're into LOLing, poetry readings, singing your socks off, or listening to others sing their socks off, there is an event (or two, or three...) for you at 116. Check out their stellar schedule of events below!



If you're looking for comedy: 

Mondays, 8pm

Gaslight Refueled

Live stand-up with comics from Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, NBC, BBC, WeTV, and more.
Vicky Kuperman hosts.

No cover, no drink minimum, 2 for 1 drinks until 9pm

Wednesday 10/12 & 10/26, 10pm

Bipolar Express

116 introduces a new biweekly comedy event to balance out an unstable week, fusing NYC’s top alternative and club comedians in a depression-fighting gang bang.

No cover, no drink minimum 

Thursday 10/13 & 10/27, 7pm

Free Healthcare

A comedy show with a misleading title. Hosted by Ryan Conner (contributing writer for SNL, BBC) and Sean Gabbert (XM Radio). October 13 will feature Nat Bargatze (Conan, Comedy Central), Dan Soder (Montreal Comedy Festival), Jeff Maurer (Last Comic Standing), Danny Solomon (absolutely hilarious).

No cover, no drink minimum, 2 for 1 drinks until 9pm

Sunday 10/30, 7pm

Gaslight Comedy Show

Hosted by Mike Feeny

No cover, no drink minimum, 2 for 1 drinks until 9pm


If you're looking for music:

Tuesday 10/11 & 10/25, 8pm

The Gaslight Revival

Late night bluegrass & folk jam with host Sheriff Bob, who played at the original Gaslight Café 40 years ago.

No cover, 2 for 1 drinks until 9pm

Tuesdays, 6pm

Open Mic

The legendary Gaslight stage opens for singers, songwriters, musicians, poets, comics, and storytellers.

Manoo Halati hosts.

No cover, 2 for 1 drinks until 9pm

Tuesday 10/4 & 10/18, 10pm

Radio Amateur Open Stage

A tribute to non-traditional artists and performers: the unsung heroes of NYC’s art scene, providing 8 minutes of no-strings-attached stage time for anyone ready to perform or pontificate.

No cover

Friday 10/28, 7pm

Marilyn Carino

The Brooklyn-born, former Mudville front woman will perform songs from her first solo release, Little Genius.

No cover, 2 for 1 drinks until 9pm

DJs Spin Weekend Late Nights starting at 10pm

Thursdays: DJ Baron – Thursday Night Soulshake – funky ol’ soul 45’s

Fridays: DJ Drastic – funk, soul, R&B, dance rock, hip hop

Saturdays: DJ Stacey Stylez – dance classics, old-skool, new wave, disco hip hop 

Mondays, 10pm

Karaoke @ Gaslight

No cover


If you're looking for poetry:

Thursday 10/6 & 10/20, 7pm

Intangible Slam

The 2011-2012 Intangible Slam season launches in its new home at 116, the official IWPS qualifier gearing up for next year’s national competition in Cleveland. You’ll see long poems! Short poems! Good poems! Bad poems! Medium-well poems! This is not a slam to miss. A true test of a slammer's range and strength. 


$5 at the door

Friday 10/21, Doors 6pm / Reading 7pm

Momentum Lit

Monthly reading series featuring fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, & monologues by a roster of NYC writers.

$10, 2 for 1 drinks until 9pm

Wednesdays, 6:30pm

The Gaslight Salon Series

A spoken-word salon from poetry to storytelling, with a little comedy & cabaret thrown in for good measure.

No cover