Comedy Cellar
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Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
Commonly known as “the Village” to New Yorkers, it was here in Greenwich Village that both 1960’s counter culture and the LGBT movement were born. Famous for its bohemian past, head to Washington Square Park to get a feel for this diverse and energetic neighborhood. You’ll find NYU students, street performers, skateboarders, kids frolicking in the fountain, and locals relaxing and playing chess. Stroll the streets to discover a mix of majestic town homes and hidden bars and restaurants that give this neighborhood an old-school residential feel. When the sun goes down, check out one of the famous jazz or comedy clubs that still packs them in every night.
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  • West 4th St – Washington Square • 2 min walk
  • Christopher St – Sheridan Square • 6 min walk
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Vivianoviolin
Minneapolis, MN13 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
Our party of three made reservations for the early Wednesday night show, pretty sure we would not have gotten in without them. Great drinks, the food looked good but we had just eaten so we did not order any. 3 of the 5 comedians were hilarious and I’m pretty sure we did not stop laughing for their entire set, 1 was meh, the other was interesting but did not quite hit the funny bone. The MC was also great. Be prepared to check your electronics. We will definitely be returning to this venue the next time we visit!
Written August 6, 2021
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brokenpedro
195 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Visited here whilst visiting from the UK and picking it out via Trip Advisor.
What a great night out, we where seated right in front of the stage which did concern me but all was fine. Great line up of 3 comedians plus the host who was fantastic and funny. There is a $14 charge and a minimum order of 2 drinks per person but drinks are reasonably priced. If you fancy a good night out make sure you visit.
It’s worth booking in advance though as this place is really popular, also we booked a table at the restaurant above called “ The Olive Tree Cafe”, food and service where excellent and you just walk downstairs to the club.
Written February 19, 2020
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Kevin V
Concord, NC1,358 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
We attended two seatings here on a recent weekend in NYC, both shows were hilarious. One show was in the large showroom (in the cellar) and one was on the main floor by the bar (smaller and more intimate). Liked both venues!! Colin Quinn showed up at one of the shows which was a nice surprise. Lots of great talent on both nights. Highly recommend!!
Written January 29, 2022
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Cecilia B
3 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
The comedians were mostly great, especially the 2 women but my husband and I were sat in a corner and 2 people were sat next to us in a tiny booth. I didn’t mind being smashed into a small space but we had to contort ourselves to even be able to see the comedians and not well. When I brought up the concerns to an employee she acted like she didn’t understand me to the point that one of the people in the same table even tried to explain to her. I said clearly “we came to see the show and we can’t see the performers”. Her solution: well you can leave if you want… I get newyorkers have a rude reputation to uphold but this was beyond ridiculous and upsetting. We paid for this show just like everyone else and we had a right to see the comedians expressions just like everyone else… we came all the way from Florida and were excited about seeing this show and left with a bad taste in our mouths honestly.
Written May 23, 2022
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B_money56
Boston, MA1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Business
I’ve been doing stand up comedy for 5+ years. This. By far. Was the. Worst experience of all time. Tried to go there with my mother and we were so excited!! (Apparently— “too excited”) We made reservations and got there 30 minutes early. I was definitely hyped up to see 2 of my favorite comics in the line up. This show started at 11:30PM so we were just walking back from dinner. The bouncer came up to my 68 year old mother and I and wrote “manager” on our phone bags that we had put on silence and seal closed. We were also with 2 of my business partners who were behind us in line. We continued to talk to multiple guests around us about how cool the comedians were and how we drove 3+ hours to see them. As we proceeded to the front of the line they pulled us aside and said I was “too intoxicated” to attend and they couldn’t put the comics “at risk”. (Note: that with my experience in comedy I would absolutely never heckle or disrespect another comedian). This was a Tuesday night and we each had one glass of wine. I couldn’t believe it until they confirmed they were being serious and told us “maybe you can come back tomorrow night”. I will never go back or recommend this establishment. This was one of the worst experiences I’ve had within the comedy industry. I was not only embarrassed by coworkers but my mother as well. After the line went through, I attempted to reason with them again and they completely wrote me off. Hope they will do better in the future. I will never attempt to attend a show run by them again.
Written September 14, 2022
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MG
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Couples
I would like to say I used to go to The Comedy Cellar and the Olive Tree years ago and it was always a nice time. Last night, we went to get some wings at the Olive Tree restaurant upstairs. There is no restroom on the restaurant floor so we had to walk down where there the comedy show was going on to use the restroom. While I wanted for my gf, a lady, the manager Val came over and told me I was trying to sneak in to watch the show. I told her i was waiting for my girlfriend to come out of the restroom to go back upstairs. She went ahead and told me "SHE KNEW what I was trying to do!" With the comedian doing a good job on stage, I smiled and reitterated I had walked Milu down to the restroom and was just waiting for her to come out to go back up to oir restaurant table. She told me not to force her to to have to get security. Uuum? So i started to walk towards the door leading back up to the restaurant and walked back to our table. When Milu came up 2 minutes later, she was like "why was the lady being so rude.. and why did you leave me downstairs?"
I've been to the comedy cellar more than the manager Val can imagine. I was there when Dave Chapelle, Marlon Waynes and Chris Rock were on stage till 5AM one night. So I understand this is a unique place. But....
Written July 19, 2022
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MOB
Sligo, Ireland94 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We attended an early show in the Comedy Cellar on Saturday night. A highlight of our trip. Absolutely brilliant night. Very well organised, book tickets in advance.

Phones are taken at front door & put into a sealed envelope to be left on table during show. Cost is $24 per person + 2 items minimum (3 maximum) from menu. These items can include drink / dessert / food.

Money well spent, highly recommend
Written February 3, 2020
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Anne
San Diego, CA26 contributions
Dec 2019
We laughed so much it hurt. The show had a crazy selection of talent, but every one was worth the price of admission. We made reservations, in person, the night before so had no trouble getting right in. It's the best!
Written March 5, 2020
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Paul T
Des Moines, IA9 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Saw the 10 pm Village Underground Show. Hilarious! All 5 comics and the host were very funny, each in their own way. Very small, intimate space. You’re right on the stage with the comics practically which is part of what makes it a special, only in NYC, kind of experience
Written August 23, 2022
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Michelle R
11 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Loved it. Will definitely come back. Get a reservation a couple weeks early. The servers were excellent and the comedians were hilarious. Sat in front row - noticed that by end of night everyone in front was spoken to in some shape or form. Two item minimum but can get bottle waters.
Written June 13, 2022
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