Laughing crowd Manhattan Comedy Club

Manhattan's great comedy clubs are as famous as they are infamous.

They dot the nightlife and play host to tens of thousands of New Yorkers and tourists  nightly 7 days a week. Each has thei own flavor and style. Comics often jump from one club to another breaking in or polishing up their acts. Several clubs provide a jumping off place for rising stars. Others book mainly headliners from television and movies. Whatever you're looking for to tickle your funny bone, Manhattan after dark has it. Cover changes and minimums vary. It is always best to call the club first regarding costs before you get surprised.

Here's a sampling to get you started:

Three rooms in two buildings make up this dynamite comedy emporium in the theatre district that packs them in - especially on weekends.
Call for show details. The price is usually right here!


318 W 53rd Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues)

(212) 757-2323

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Two drink minimum every night. 

Customers can get harrassed (or teased!) frequently by comedians here, so if you prefer not to be part of the act, skip Caroline's. But ... their lineup just can't be beat with major names usually oin the bill playing to full houses every night.

1626 Broadway (Between 49th and 50th Steets)

Tel: (212)  757-4100


 Cozy comedy room in the heart of the village, located below the Olive Tree Cafe. Been going for more than 11 years."Best comedy room in town" according to the New York Post. Website:Reserve seats online for any Monday-Thursday night shows and your tickets are FREE".



117 MacDougal Street (between West 3rd & Bleecker Street)


82 West 3rd Street (between Thompson & Sullivan Streets)
Tel: (21 477 1000

Nice, cozy comedy nook in heart of the West Village.



Pub style club where Jim Morris did his Reagan impressions.

$10 dollar drink minimum every night Mon No cover at 8pm

1568 Second Ave. (Between 81st and 82nd Streets)
Tel: (212)  861-9386 





Dangerfields Rodney's own club, a place where up and coming comics launch their careers. HBO specials featuring Roseanne Barr, Sam Kinnison, and Jerry Seinfeld have been filmed here. Be prepared for a surprise, since show programs are only posted on the day of  the show.   Special guests appear often unannounced.



1118 First Ave. (bet. 61st and 62nd Streets)
Tel: (212) 593-1650

Gotham Comedy Club

Red hot comedy spot nightly with the country's very finest comics.
Highly rated nationally. Call for updates on the bill. Two drink minimum every night
34 W. 22nd St btw 5th and 6th Ave,
Tell (212) 367-9000

Greenwich Village Comedy Club

This Greenwich Village Comedy Club is a small, intimate comedy club featuring the best in Comedy entertainment from David Letterman to other major comedy venues.The owner has over 20+ years of Comedy Club experience. This helps bring you some of the top talent as seen on HBO, VH1, and Showtime. Come down and see what all the buzz is about!





Greenwich Village Comedy Club
99 MacDougal Street (between (West 3rd & Bleecker Streets)
Tel:  212.777.LAFF (5233)






Two drink minimum every night. 

Rustic (messy?)  comedy spot nestled in between the brownstones and the ever thrilled neighbors.
241 E 24th St  (Between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
Tel: (212) 696-5233


Always good comedy with headliners from Leno and Letterman shows.

Steven Wright tries out new material here on occasional trips. Two drink minimum per person in the showroom, reservations recommended


236 West 78th Street (near Broadway)  
Tel: (212) 595-0850

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