New York City Nightlife: Comedy Clubs
Co-founded by Rodney Dangerfield in 1969, Dangerfield's' is the longest-running comedy club in the world. It features top comedians straight from other leading clubs, motion pictures, and TV shows such as "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," "The Late Show With David Letterman," "Late Night With Conan O'Brien," and Comedy Central. Stars who have performed here include Jay Leno, Jim Carrey, Tim Allen, Andrew Dice Clay, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, and others. Dangerfield's features no drink/food minimum--rare for a comedy club--making it an inexpensive place to get your laughs. 1118 First Ave. btw. 61st & 62nd Sts., 212-593-1650; www.dangerfields.com.
Voted a top-rated comedy club by the Daily News and best comedy club in NYC by NY Press, Gotham Comedy Club is one of the city’s most elegant and upscale venues. It hosts seven shows a week with today’s top talent, such as Lewis Black and Colin Quinn. Even legends like Jerry Seinfeld drop in on occasion. 208 W. 23rd St., 212-367-9000; www.gothamcomedyclub.com.
In the heart of Times Square, Times Square Arts Center presents “All-Star Comedy” every night of the week, starring top comedians from major television shows and movies. The shows now also feature Music from headliners, sneak movie previews, events with star packed nights and Off Broadway productions. Eat and drink during the shows from our delicious menus of appetizers, main courses and desserts. 669 Eighth Ave. (42-43 Sts.), 212-586-7829 x1, www.timessquareartscenter.com.