Top 5 Best Comedy Clubs in NYC

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Top 5 Best Comedy Clubs in NYC

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Published September 19th

  1. Gotham Comedy Club

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    Over the past decade, Gotham Comedy Club has been bringing in comedians such as Dave Chapelle, Lewis Black and Colin Quinn to name a few. Gotham Comedy Club has become an actual set for many TV shows and films such as Jerry Seinfeld's 2002 Miramax film "Comedian" and Larry David's pilot of "Curb Your Enthusiasm".

    Location:  

    208 W. 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010

    Ticket Price:

    • Varies from $26.00-$115.00
    • Door Time is usually 7:15 PM
    • Restrictions: 18 & over
    • Normally 2 Beverage Minimum Per Person

     

  2. New York Comedy Club

    New York Comedy Club is located in the Gramercy neighborhood. Since 1989 it has been a hit comedy club in Manhattan. The classic brick wall behind the stage, candlelit showroom and traditional drink menu all pay tribute to its legacy. Under new ownership since 2014, NYCC still features the best comedians in the city 7 nights a week, plus an updated front bar with pre- and post-show drink specials and whole new fun, anything-can-happen vibe.

    Location:  

    241 East 24th St. New York, NY 10010

    Ticket Price:

    • Varies from $5.00-$35.00
    • 16 & over or 13+ with adult
    • Standard two drink minimum per person
    • Individual comedian appearances subject to change without notice
    • Groups of 6+ please call for info
  3. The Stand

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    The Stand was named New York Magazine's "Best Comedy Club" for a reason. We pride ourselves on putting the very best talent on our stage each and every night. They often feature current comedians such as Dane Cook, Bill Burr, Artie Lange, Gilbert Gottfried, Colin Quinn, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Nick DiPaolo and more. The club also highlights rising comedians, so that's a plus!

    Location:  

    239 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10003

    Ticket Price:

    • Varies from $5.00-$30.00
    • 16 & over 
  4. Comedy Cellar

    The Comedy Cellar, uses a showcase format, as opposed to a headline format like most clubs. A show consists of between five and seven comics performing sets of roughly 20 minutes each. Performers have included some of the greats: Dave Chappelle, Jim Norton, Marc Maron and Darrell Hammond just to name a few. The New York Post regularly rates the Cellar as the best comedy club in New York.

    Locations:  

    MacDougal Street:

    117 MacDougal Street
    Between W 3rd St. & Minetta Lane

    At the Village Underground:
    130 W. 3rd Street (right around the corner)
    Between 6th and MacDougal

    Ticket Price:

    • Varies from $8.00-$35.00
    • 21 and over - email them for exceptions if 18 with a parent
    • There is a two item minimum per person (food or drink, even soft drinks)
  5. Stand Up NY

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    The Stand was named New York Magazine's "Best Comedy Club" for a reason. We pride ourselves on putting the very best talent on our stage each and every night. They often feature current comedians such as Dane Cook, Bill Burr, Artie Lange, Gilbert Gottfried, Colin Quinn, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Nick DiPaolo and more. The club also highlights rising comedians, so that's a plus!

    Locations:  

    236 West 78th Street, New York, NY 10024

    Ticket Price:

    • Varies from $15.00-$30.00
    • 18 & over
    • Two drink minimum
    • 16+ w/Parent or Guardian
    • Must Arrive 30 Minutes Prior to Showtime

Written by Milena Toro

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