Best Stand Up Comedy in NYC: Where to Go and Tips

Find out where to see the best Stand Up comedy shows in NYC. Here’s a list of the most famous Stand Up comedy clubs in New York. The best one of all is Comedy Cellar. Great opportunity to laugh out loud with great comedians!

Make sure to check out the NY Comedy Festival that happens in New York every November featuring the country’s top comedians.

Comedy Cellar: the Best NY Stand Up

Many famous and TOP New York comedians perform in this club. A must for locals and tourists alike. Don’t be surprised if you see comedians from late-night TV shows or if some famous comedian suddenly pops up on stage unexpectedly.

Comedy Cellar is the most popular Stand Up comedy club with the greatest reviews from people. It’s a tight and cozy place and totally worth going!


Cost: usually about $14-$24 per show + 2 item minimum per person (drinks and/or something to eat).

Comedy Cellar Tips

  • Make a reservation in advance here and arrive at least 15 minutes prior to start time. Many shows are usually sold out.
  • If you didn’t make a reservation, arrive there early to see if you can get in.
  • I’d recommend going to a show that has different comedians for the whole set rather than seeing a solo-performance show.
  • Try to grab a table if you plan to eat something during the show.

Comedy Cellar Locations

Comedy Cellar

117 MacDougal Street between W 3rd St. & Minetta Lane. Greenwich Village, NYC.

The Village Underground

130 W. 3rd Street (right around the corner) between 6th and MacDougal.

Other Comedy Clubs

Some comedy clubs you may wanna check out.

Gotham Comedy Club

Chicago City Limits

The Stand Comedy Club

Carolines on Broadway – Stand Up Comedy Nightclub

Laughing Buddha Comedy

New York Comedy Club

The Village Underground


You can check the website that gathers shows from some average comedy clubs in NYC. Make sure to check the Comedy Club’s website and compare prices. Sometimes buying the ticket directly from the comedy club is cheaper.

Hope you have a very fun night going to see Live Comedy in NYC! I’d love to know more about your experience 🙂




Hi there :) I'm Jess and I came to NYC to pursue my dream and I feel I'm living it every day. New York is magical and you have to be open to everything because you never know who is sitting next to you on the subway or behind you in the line of the supermarket. I decided to create this blog about NYC because I realized how many powerful tips would have helped me if I knew them before coming to the city from someone who was living in NY! So I thought that it would be awesome to share with you some tips about New York from a New Yorker. I'm going to keep updating this blog so stay tuned :)