We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“My favourite place in NYC!”

New York Comedy Club
Ranked #53 of 163 Fun & Games in New York City
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: New York Comedy Club has been serving up the best comedy in the city to the Gramercy neighborhood and all of Manhattan since 1989. 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. Our regulars include Andrew Schulz, Christian Finnegan, Sherrod Small, Kurt Metzger, Ari Shaffir, Ricky Velez, Yamaneika Saunders, Carmen Lynch, Sarah Tollemache, Emma Willman, James Mattern, Aaron Berg, Mike Cannon, Jon Laster, Josh Gondelman, Matt Pavich, Matt Richards, Corinne Fisher, Krystyna Hutchinson,Wendi Starling, Liza Treyger, Mike Lawrence, Gary Vider, Phil Hanley, Sam Morril, Joe Machi, Joe List, Bonnie McFarlane, Subhah Agarwal, Kate Wolff, Lenny Marcus, Pat Dixon, Chuck Nice and more
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Reviewed July 26, 2013

Emilio and the Empire Tonight team have got such a great thing going here!!
They were superb in making a lonely homesick tourist feel so welcome. I couldn't keep away from this place and ended up at 5 shows during my 3 week stay in Manhattan. I love stand up comedy back home so it was great to discover some great names that are new to me. The club's MC Brian DeMoy is fantastic and nails every thing he says in a stellar fashion.
Look out for Jared Freid, Mike Brown and Chris De Stefano if you can! Hilarious guys.
This place offers an awesome vibe and the phone, door and wait staff offer excellent, friendly service. Definitely can't wait to get back here sooner rather than later and highly recommend this to anyone looking for high quality entertainment in New York!

Thank Hayley_Walker92
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Emilio S, Owner at New York Comedy Club, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2015

Thank You for your great review!

We hope to see you again!

Emilio Savone
New York Comedy Club

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (180)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
All reviews
"drink minimum"
in 22 reviews
"times square"
in 42 reviews
"guy selling"
in 5 reviews
"earlier shows"
in 2 reviews
"audience laughing"
in 2 reviews
"new york"
in 42 reviews
"per ticket"
in 5 reviews
"laughed so hard"
in 3 reviews
"ticket seller"
in 2 reviews
"spend an evening"
in 2 reviews
"free tickets"
in 2 reviews
"front row"
in 3 reviews
in 19 reviews
in 36 reviews
in 3 reviews
in 2 reviews
in 32 reviews

145 - 149 of 180 reviews

Reviewed July 2, 2013

Like others, we were approached by a ticket seller in Times Square and decided to go to the show. Some of the comedians were very funny, as was the MC. The audience was quite small as we went to an earlier show. This let down the atmosphere a little, but we still enjoyed the comedy.

What was really annoying was the bill. We knew there was a two drink minimum when we went in, but we didn't expect that bill to be 60 dollars for 40 dollars worth of drinks.

All in all, I had some good laughs but feel that the amount that they charge for drinks is a little scandalous.

1  Thank Maria C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 16, 2013

it is hard to carry a group comedic night with a handful that are truly funny. That is what the Comedy Club was doing... Mmmmm 'a night of comedy'… or that is what they promised… if only the majority could follow the lead of the minority then we would not have had to sit through some seriously misogynistic views referred to as comedy… the immigrants that went on were the best… dealing with life and not slagging sex or women… and the guy wanting to pull the switch on the recently executed man on death row... you were the bottom of the barrel... if they did not drag you off (you did not seem to get the hint that your time was up) then things were getting ready to be thrown...
Having said that... well done the Korean, the Russian and the Jew, shame even the only woman was in with the other boys… an opportunity lost.

Thank Lea32_11
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 26, 2013

was very surpised. When we got into the club, It was small. 7 pm show on 11/5/13.did not think there would be good comics in such a place.but i was wrong. the comic were funny, and eclectic. some were new, some were older. but they were all very funny in there own way,can't judge a club by its size.

Thank Cole d
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed May 24, 2013

We bought tickets in Times Square for the warm-up event at the Comedy Club. Prices were good but there was a clause to buy two drinks each person - no problem for us but just watch out for those not into drinking.

The evening was excellent - there were around 10 performers, on stage for between 10-15 mins. I would say 3-4 were hysterical, 2-3 not so great - the others in between. The audience was mostly tourists which made for international humour and so easy to follow for everyone.

All made for a rocking night - thanks!

Thank Mark R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed New York Comedy Club also viewed


Been to New York Comedy Club? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing