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Comedy Cellar

117 MacDougal St, New York City, NY 10012 (Greenwich Village)
212/254-3480
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Ranked #3 of 768 nightlife in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Comedy Clubs, Theaters
Description: Greenwich Village comedy club.
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Akron, OH
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103 reviews 103 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

My husband is a fan of the Louie show, so when we were planning our trip he wanted to stop here since its in the shows opening credits. We choose a Monday night thinking it might be not as busy but it was full. Show up early to get a seat closer to the stage; the tables are crammed together... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Been here three times and it's never failed to be a highlight of the trip. Reserve a spot in advance to avoid waiting on standby - every time I've been the show's been sold out with people waiting outside to get in. There's usually 5 or 6 comedians per show, on average really, really funny routines. If you want to... More

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Wish we had time to go back. Awesome atmosphere, hilarious comedians. Highly recommend that you see this. Pre booking is essential, do it on their website, no money required. Pay on the night. Get there about 20 minutes early to get the better seats.

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We booked online well in advance and it was worth it as the show was sold out. We got good seats near the front. The comedians were hilarious! Didn't stop laughing all night. There was a 2 drink minimum but the drinks were reasonably priced. $4 for soda $5 for beer $8 for cocktails. The bar staff were great. Would... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I chose this place because it was the highest rated Comedy club I could find online. If you were to actually critique the comedy, it is probably a negative that about 2/3rd's of the comedy is "audience interaction". While audience interaction is considered "easy", it was still entertaining, and the actual material was also funny. Combine that with surprisingly decent... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

...and cooler, indeed. This was on the top of my to do list when I decided to visit NY but after the experience of watching bored comedians in supermarket environment I can assure you that this isn't gonna be my priority again in the foreseeable future. Some of the comedians were really funny indeed but the way the place makes... More

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East Meadow, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

When seeing a comedy show in NYC, this should be on the top of the list! It really is as the name suggests a "cellar" though they recently have opened a sister spot that is a bit bigger and on street level with the same decor and intimate feel. I like the cellar because it's an "experience". I have usually... More

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Acton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

WOW - we had a great time. Emailed if I could bring my 20 year old and got an immediate response. Excellent time. Ordered drinks cuz of the 2 drink minimum. My daughter got Iced Teas.MC was great and they really were professional about getting us all inside in a timely manner. The only thing I did not like was... More

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Kent
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We were a group of 6. We liked the venue surroundings. We enjoyed the compere the most out of the acts. We found most of the comedians had weak routines and reverted to the old "so where are you from" routine when things started to lose laughs. By the end of the night, we all knew about Hans from Sweden... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Tried to get tickets online so tried our luck after great dinner at Cafe Havana. Last ones on list let in! Was great variety of standup in small intimate venue. Don't forget ID even if you're 100 as won't be allowed in.

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