About VGCS


Monthly Very Good Comedy Shows

Founded in 2016 by minister-turned-standup Aric Grooms and Model Comedian Robert Punchur, Very Good Comedy Show has always been dedicated to putting on high quality shows for audiences and artists alike. The brand developed to combat an overused "bringer" model in the local scene where producers require performers to provide paying fans then poach all profits without share. VGCS is dedicated to bringing positive change through example of fair deals and respect to the independent artists we work with.

We feature nationally headlining comedians as well as our favorite grassroots indie artists, music acts, incorporated video packages and other performance art.

Catch our monthly showcases of the best comedians NYC has to offer at Standup NY, Silvana Harlem, Arthouse Hotel, Broadway, Greenwich Village, and West Side Comedy Club as well as other popup performance venues. And keep an eye on the calendar for when we take them on the road.

In 2020, VGCS also began a monthly showcase at RB Speakeasy in Butler PA as part of Robert Punchur and Mayor Ben Smith's plan to revitalize Main Street through cultural engagement.

We're often joined by our favorite musical friends including Jeff's House, Joe Bones, New Outlook, LEM and String Machine. We guarantee that these shows are always a Very Good time. 


VGCS on the Road

VGCS regularly hits the road with our funniest friends to visit our favorite cities!  In the last two years, VGCS has visited NYC, Woodstock, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Bessemer City and Butler, PA, Chillicothe, Waverly, and Wapakoneta, OH, Newark, NJ, Lincoln, Vermont and New Hampton, NY.  

We're coming to your city soon!!

Check the schedule below for our road shows. 


Very Good Comedy Story

Through 2018, we filmed Very Good Comedy Story, a visual account of the inner-workings of VGCS.  We were able to capture a year in the life of Aric, Robert, and some of their favorite acts and best friends.

The film is currently undergoing festival submissions but is available for our fans to purchase exclusively through our website and social media pages.  DVD's are $10 and come with a special code to watch online as well.  Learn more at the link below.

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