Consistently named one of New York’s top comedy clubs, Stand Up NY draws top talent to its Upper West Side stage. Robin Williams was one of the first to perform when it opened in 1986, and A-list comics such as Chris Rock, Jon Stewart, and Jerry Seinfeld have continued in that tradition. It’s not just big-names who get the laughs here, however, as the club is also the place to see comedians on their way up the ladder.
A 2011 renovation by legendary club designer and nightlife impresario Steve Lewis (the man behind New York’s celeb hot spots Butter and Marquee) took this intimate club to more elegant territory with red fleur de lis wallpaper that incorporates the iconic comedy mask and two VIP sections. Given the room’s small size, you’re guaranteed to never be far from the action. Though the main focus of Stand Up NY is the comedy, you won’t leave hungry. Appetizers and mains cover familiar but tasty territory as waffle fries, quesadillas, burgers and chicken sandwiches typify the offerings. There’s a vegan wrap and a modest selection of desserts. Those who want to try their hand at comedy should sign up online for the club’s open mic, Monday through Friday from 5pm to 7pm. It’s $5, and you’ll get the stage for five minutes. There are usually 20 spots available each night -- it’s a good way to gauge whether or not you should quit your day job.
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This is a famous comedy club where the biggest names in Comedy have come to perform
From Lewis Black to Louis CK and beyond, some of the most important names in comedy have plied their craft on the stages of Stand Up NY. Check out the club that New York Magazine called the “incubator of stand-up nobility” and see for yourself who the next big name in comedy will be. With a full bar prepared by Blondies Bar and Grill, and a full bar (with an $18 drink minimum) you can really make a night of it.
Sunday-Thursday 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. shows (Thursday shows 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.)
Friday 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. shows
Saturday 5 p.m., 8 p.m., 10 p.m., 11:45 p.m. shows
STAND UP NY DURATION
Most shows are intended for people 18 and older. However, guests that are at least 16 can come for a show with anyone that is over 18.
Make sure to arrive 30 minutes before show time.
You’ll receive two emails within 24-48 hours after you purchase your tickets on ShowTickets.com. The first message is just confirming your purchase. The second email will have your E-Ticket that you need to take to the comedy club.