Regularly rated as the best comedy club in New York, the Comedy Cellar is the place to be if you like to laugh, and laugh a lot. It is one of the most hallowed halls of stand up comedy which has hosted the likes of Dave Chappelle, Jerry Seinfeld and Jon Stewart. It holds an intimate bubbly atmosphere and is a must see place for tourists.
Founded back in 1982 by then stand up comedian and now TV producer Bill Grundfest, it is located in the heart of the famously inspiring area of Greenwich Village. With the venue in an actual cellar, resting on top of the laugh a minute venue is the writer friendly Olive tree Cafe. They share the same excellent menu, kitchen and friendly staff.
This is definitely the best place for comedy in New York City, it is affordable, small and you have the chance to see hilarious comics trying out their new material before anyone else does. With two shows a night on from Sunday to Thursday, three on Friday and four on Saturday, comedy lovers are spoiled for choice and will definitely be entertained by the likes of Darrell Hammond, Ben Bailey and the very funny Godfrey.
Prepare to have your cheeks hurting because it is virtually impossible not to laugh at these top acts. You can make the most of your visit to the area by exploring the charming Greenwich Village
, the lovely greenery of Washington Square Park
, satisfy your book craving at the huge Strand Bookstore
and enjoy the happening area of SoHo
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