A comedy show is your absolute best bet for New Year's Eve. You're guaranteed to have a good time and, unlike a club or bar, your interaction with drunk asshole strangers enjoying Amateur Night is limited. And no awkward kissing strangers!!
Across the country (and continent, I see you Toronto), there are some AMAZING shows to go out and see, so you have no excuses for waking up New Year's Day with a champagne headache and someone else's puke on your nice suit.
Los Angeles, of course, has some heavy hitters all over.
Bill Burr at the Wiltern is almost sold-out, but there are still some seats available in the Mezzanine section for only $60.
The Improv continues their annual tradition of ringing in the New Year with Joe Rogan, this year featuring Sam Tripoli and Tony Hinchcliffe. Sorry, it's already sold out, but you can still see "Uncle Joey" Joey Diaz at Lovitz. (Tickets)
San Francisico has a KILLER show at the Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium with Pete Holmes, Bert Kreischer, Moshe Kasher, Hannibal Buress and Doug Benson. (Tickets)
San Diego isn't looking too shabby, either with Jim Norton at American Comedy Co. The New Yorker will be doing two shows, counting down to midnight on both the East Coast and West Coast. (Tickets)
The DC Improv is hosting your favorite mommies - Tom Segura and Christina Pszsitsky. (Tickets)
Boston's new kid in town, Laugh Boston, has the incredible Big Jay Oakerson leading what is sure to be a one-of-a-kind raucous countdown. (Tickets)
Toronto is building on that city's comedy buzz following The Dark Comedy Festival with two of the darkest of the dark (and incredibly awesome) - Kurt Metzger and Ari Shaffir. (Tickets)
And, of course, New York has a million great things to do, but The Stand keeps on delivering the goods with four different options! A Prix Fixe dinner, an open bar party and two knock-your-socks-off shows ft Judah Friedlander, Wyatt Cenac, Joe DeRosa and Dan St Germain. (Tickets & options)