80 Washington Square East, NYU

Stand Up Comedy


June 29 – November 10, 2024

Broadway Windows*

I have always thought of Stand Up Comedy (b. 2007) as a container. And this container would hold ideas representative of daily life, expressed through styles, labor, and a very small portion of culture as it influences our world. The minute aspect is emphasized, as the specificity of the focus is a way to engage productively with more dominant forces. It is a way to bring some kind of order to a continuous nagging feeling of disquiet that people who are interested in such things often experience. This feeling is sometimes distressing, mostly pleasurable, and always distracting.

The store is not comprehensive in its interpretation of what is happening now. But through our trust in the designers and artists who’ve been foundational to this SUC way of thinking, we’ve attempted to de-center some of the established order of how to look and what to see. These individuals have helped to further refine our container, keeping its boundaries fluid, and energetic. No ideal form of a shop exists, but we try to hold the raindrops in our hands, to give those instincts a home to land, and scatter.

—Diana Kim, Stand Up Comedy


pelican avenue 
IKO IKO/Kristin Dickson-Okuda
Flint Jamison 
Scott Ponik 
Julie Peeters 
Alec Marchant

Commissioned by Howie Chen. Produced by Jon Huron.   

Broadway Windows gallery is a series of five street-level display windows located at the corner of Broadway and East 10th Street. The installations can be viewed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.