- For free tickets to all Eastville Comedy Club shows, please click here.
- For free tickets Sunday-Thursday and a $5 cover for tickets Friday & Saturday for Greenwich Village Comedy Club shows, please click here.
- For free tickets to all Broadway Comedy Club shows, please click here.
- For free tickets Monday-Thursday at Dangerfield’s Comedy Club, please click here.
Free Tickets to All Shows at Eastville Comedy Club
Finally—a bona fide stand-up comedy club in the heart of the East Village.
The Eastville Comedy Club is located at 85 East 4th Street (slightly west of 2nd Avenue) under the famous KGB Bar. A relatively new venue that opened in summer 2008, Eastville runs shows every night consisting of a mix of mainstream and alternative comedy. Showtimes are typically Sunday-Thursday at 8:00 pm, and Friday-Saturday at 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm.
The opening acts may be a mix of comics you’ve never heard of and sharp stand-ups who’ve performed on Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers, Conan O’Brien, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, etc. And the headliners are often comedy giants such as Judah Friedlander, Ted Alexandro, Mark Normand, Sean Patton, Janeane Garofalo, Todd Barry, and so on. To find out who’s playing tonight and/or
on upcoming evenings, simply click here.
The showroom consists of a spare but cozy space with red-cushioned chairs, small black tables, and candle lighting. It can comfortably seat over 100 audience members, so you’re likely to get in whenever you feel like dropping by for laughs.
Tickets are normally $15 each for weeknight shows and $20 for weekend shows. However, you can pay nothing for tickets—that is, enjoy a zero cover charge—by mentioning HyReviews.com when making reservations via email at reservation@EastvilleComedy.com (include your full name, date & time of show, and code HyReviews.com) or reserving by phone at (212) 260-2445.
Please note that on top of the cover charge, every show has a two-drink minimum. The least expensive items on the menu are water, beer, juice, and soda for around $5 each. With tax, tip, and other charges, figure on paying at least $15…which is very little for a quality comedy club.
Food (burgers, buffalo wings, etc.) is also available. Ordering food doesn’t count towards meeting the two-drink minimum; but if you want a full dinner while enjoying comedy, it’s yours for the asking.
While this special offer is going, you can use the HyReviews.com code to enjoy no cover charge for as many tickets as you like and for as many shows as you like. Please just keep in mind that the two-drink minimum still applies to every person attending.
Eastville is a promising new venue that provides a genuine comedy club experience in an East Village neighborhood. If you visit the show schedule and spot a headliner you’d like to see, come and have fun at Eastville…and pay $0 for tickets by mentioning HyReviews.
Free Tickets Sunday-Thursday and $5 Tickets Friday & Saturday for Greenwich Village Comedy Club
One of the most vibrant blocks in NYC, MacDougal Street between 3rd Street and Bleecker, has become even more exciting with the addition of the Greenwich Village Comedy Club. Seating up to around 60, this cozy candle-lit room offers an intimate comedy experience that might make you feel the other members of the audience are almost like family by the end of a show.
Located at 99 MacDougal, the club is mere seconds away from such fast food nirvanas as Artichoke Pizza at 111 MacDougal (best slices in New York, especially the Vodka Pizza and signature Artichoke Pizza) and THELEwala at 112 MacDougal (best Indian rolls in New York—be sure to try the lamb Chapli Roll and Chicken THELEwala Roll).
Showtimes for The Greenwich Village Comedy Club are typically Sunday-Thursday at 9:30 pm, Friday at 9:00 pm and 11:30 pm, and Saturday at 8:15 pm, 10:30 pm, and 12:30 am.
As I write this, the club’s online calendar unfortunately doesn’t list a specific lineup for each show. I’ve spoken to the managers about this, and hope the names of at least the top two or three comics performing on every date and time will be provided by the club’s website in the future.
Meanwhile, even if you have to go in “blind,” you’re likely to have a good time at any Friday or Saturday show, as the lineups are a smart mix of downtown (alt) and club (mainstream). For example, stand-ups who performed during the weekend I checked the club out included Dan St. Germain (downtown), Joe DeVito (a foot in both worlds), and Mike Britt (club comic—and who blew the roof off by being in the moment and skillfully playing with the audience).
Tickets are normally $15 each for weeknight shows and $20 for weekend shows. However, you can pay nothing for tickets on Sunday through Thursday (that is, enjoy a zero cover charge), or pay a mere $5 per ticket on Friday and Saturday, by mentioning HyReviews.com at the door. Alternatively—and preferably, to avoid sell-outs—you can make reservations via phone number (212) 777-LAFF (i.e., 212.777.5233). If an automated message answers, tell it your full name, the date & time of the show you want, the number of tickets you want, your phone number, and codeHyReviews.com, and you’ll be set.
Please note that on top of the cover charge, every show has a two-drink minimum. The least expensive items on themenu are water, juice, soda, and beer for $5-$6 each. With tax and tip, figure on paying at least $15…which is very little for a quality comedy club experience.
A few food items (hot dogs, pizza, buffalo wings) are also available. Ordering food doesn’t count towards meeting the two-drink minimum; but if you want to chow down while enjoying comedy, you can.
While this special offer is running, you can use the HyReviews.com code to enjoy no cover charge for as many tickets as you like and for as many shows as you like. Please just keep in mind that the two-drink minimum still applies to every person attending.
If you feel like having fun for your mind either before or after stuffing your body with the offering of one of the finest fast-food blocks in America, MacDougal Street’s Greenwich Village Comedy Club will fill you with no-calories laughter…and will even reduce your ticket cost by $15 each if you simply mention HyReviews.
Free Tickets to All Shows at the Broadway Comedy Club
The Broadway Comedy Club is located at 318 West 53rd Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues).
The club revolves around lineups—that is, a series of comics performing in a 90-minute slot—rather than stars doing solo shows. And the patrons are mostly tourists, so the comics tend to perform material sufficiently universal to be entertaining to folks from anywhere in the world—for example, there’s a lot of playing around with the audience, broad ethnic humor, relationship jokes, etc. In other words, it’s an old-school approach (as opposed to, say, edgy East Village comedy); but the audiences I saw when visiting seemed to have a good time with it. Also, the service is efficient and friendly across the board (the waitresses are especially nice).
The club houses three comedy rooms:
- The main showroom, which has brown walls and chairs, and seats around 120.
- The adjunct showroom, which has black walls and chairs, and seats around 60.
- The lounge, which looks like it used to be a small theatre, and seats around 40.
The lighting in all three rooms is low and intimate, with candles scattered around the tables.
The club has a variety of shows, but its most popular ones tend to be The Best of Broadway, TV Headliner Showcase, and Industry Showcase (all in the main showroom).
Every show has both a cover price and a two-drink minimum. Beers are $8. However, you can alternatively order juice, soda, coffee, or a “New York Energy Drink” for $5; so if you stick with the lowest-priced choices, your two drinks will end up costing only $13 (including tax & tip).
As for the cover, ticket prices typically range from $10 for lounge shows to $20 for main showroom shows. But the club is currently offering free tickets on all shows for readers of this site, BestNewYorkComedy.com.
To take advantage of this offer, please visit the club’s Web site by clicking here; choose the show you want to see (paying special attention to the performer list, because you might spot one of your favorites); call (212) 757-2323 to purchase the tickets; and mention you want the free ticket deal as a reader of BestNewYorkComedy.com.
Alternatively, simply show up to purchase your tickets at the door and mention the BestNewYorkComedy.com offer to get in at no cover.
While this offer is available, you can use it for as many tickets as you like and for as many shows as you like. Please just keep in mind that the two-drink minimum still applies to every person attending.
Free Tickets Monday-Thursday at Dangerfield’s Comedy Club
Dangerfield’s Comedy Club is located at 1118 First Avenue (at 61st Street).
You can see Dangerfield’s shows on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for no cover charge by clicking here and printing out the discount offer; making reservations via phone at (212) 593-1650 and mentioning the discount; and presenting the printout of the discount page to your server when you’re at the club. Please just keep in mind that the two-drink minimum still applies to every person attending.