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“Not what I expected”
Review of Gotham Comedy Club

Gotham Comedy Club
Ranked #11 of 149 Fun & Games in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Leading comedy club and host to top talent.
Reviewed January 8, 2013

Arrived at the venue - got seated and then told that given the show is sold out, we have to share a table with another couple - that was quite awkward as the table only seated 2 people and then we had to share with strangers.
Luckily the couple we were seated with were friendly but it is still not a nice situation to be in.
The comedians were not that great.
The food was not good either - expected much more - however, if one watches Comedy Central a lot - seeing the stage in reality is cool.

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Reviewed December 23, 2012

The good...1) Great seats at table 22 directly in front of the stage 2) Funny show - good warmup acts and headliner Jack Johansen had us roaring 3) The buffalo chicken strips were yummy

The bad...1) Two minimum drink policy is stupid. I'd rather pay more for the ticket than be required to buy drinks, especially if I already had some before arriving 2) You have to line up early to get a good seat and they put you in the lounge to wait and encourage more drinking but if you buy a drink at the lounge, it doesn't count as part of the 2 drink minimum! 3) If you are in a party of 4, two people are seated with their back toward the stage so you have to turn your chair around to face forward which is uncomfortable.

Fun thing to do in NYC but be prepared for forced drinking. Also if using GPS don't confuse this place with the Gothum City Improv which is at a different address.

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Reviewed November 7, 2012

We always stay on W.24, so this place is only a 10-15 minute walk. We discovered it by accident and visit it every time we go to The City. We've seen several different shows from a headliner with 2-3 warmup acts to an all-star night to 'talent' night. All have been great and lots of fun. So what that there is a two drink min (one night I was on meds and only had 2 diets), but hey you're out on the night to have fun. The food is good also and the service is not only great, but funny when they are not too busy.

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Reviewed October 7, 2012

Yes you need to buy 2 drinks, no big deal. If you get the early they assign you a better seat as it is first come first serve. There is a bar downstairs where you wait, but those drinks don't count towards the 2 drink min. Do not get the VIP package, all seats are awesome, the food did not look great and you won't drink 150$'s worth of booze. Great time, very funny and I would go again.

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Reviewed September 30, 2012

Went to late all star show. If these were all stars would hate to see the rest. Not very funny. Still telling Sarah Palin jokes. Very big on sexual issues. No real political or daily life issues. Cover and two drink minimum. Fairly priced. Nice room,clean and well laid out. Good sight lines. Needs performers!,

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