This was my first time at a comedy club. I had seen a few comics outside of comedy clubs, but never in that setting/atmosphere.They nailed it! We got a great deal on Groupon that the street marketer honored. The wait to get in the seating area was a bit long, but worth it. There were six acts that night and four of the six were REALLY funny, the other two were "ok" funny. Interaction was great, the comedy was edgy, yet not too crazy, and we feel like the value outweighed what we paid. 4 stars only because we spent $68 on four drinks. But they have to make their money which is cool. Other than that, it was an A experience!
The comics here are usually very good. I've always had at least a decent time when coming here. The place probably seats around 70 people and has comics that are on the rise. There is a 2 drink minimum that needs to cover $17 per person and they always include gratuity on the bill which I find very odd and is why I only gave 4 stars.
Every time I come into the city I make it a point to watch live comedy. I go to all the different clubs, but what impresses me most of the New York Comedy Club is that every time I am there they seem to always add something new that makes it even better than my last visit. The comedy is the best part of the club, which is how it's supposed to be. But since my first time there they've added even bigger names and have a lot of great young comics that add a good balance to the lineups; which makes it exciting because you never know which one of these younger comics are gonna hit it big. On one of my first visits ever here I saw Pete Davidson, and now he is on Saturday Night Live! So it's great when a comedy club has that kind of mix with their performers. They also now have this quaint and cozy cafe next door that is a great addition for the patrons of the club. I see in a lot of reviews people saying that the bar area is a bit snug, but now with the cafe next door, patrons can hang out there and grab a coffee or beer and just hang out until people start being seated. So there are a few options now for customers in between shows. You can tell that management really cares about the customer experience, because they are always evolving and adding things on to make every visit a unique on. I kind of stopped going to the other clubs because it's sort of the same thing every time at the other venues. The lineups are kind of stale after you've been to the other clubs a few times. The food and drink menus at other clubs rarely change too.. whereas at New York Comedy Club every time I go it always feels like a new experience. This is a definite must go while in New York!
We went to this club for my birthday in October of 2016. It was a week night, so we had lowered our expectations, but no need to do so! We had an incredible time. The comics were polished, hilarious and so much fun. We also loved seeing a couple "up 'n' comers" test drive some new stuff - they were terrific! We expected a short show, again because it was a week night, but we totally got our money's worth. We were completely gratified by the variety, the number of comics we got to see and the total length of the show. The drinks were great, too! We cannot wait to get back to the New York Comedy Club as soon as possible. Perfect evening - on a weeknight!!!
Good comedy, surprisingly decent food and drink. There's a 2 drink minimum, for which their 'non alcoholic package' (Unlimited juice, soda or water, plus one bowl of unexpectedly non stale popcorn) may substitute. The service is essentially one person, so lower your expectations and you'll be satisfied. There's plenty of tax and extra charges, so factor that in. They also charge for entry. The comedy was pretty good, if you're in the mood to laugh. If you're turned off by foul language or talk about people's sex lives then this may not be the place for you. But if you can let some of that go and still enjoy the other jokes, there's plenty of witty, non-polarizing comedy too. Check out their website to see if they've got a show lined up. They sometimes give the names of the performers so you can know what to expect. But some of my favorite performances were by brand new people, so keep an open mind.