Looking for a comedy show or open mic in Manhattan? This is the third post in a series featuring some of the best venues in the city.
These four iconic comedy clubs are in Greenwich Village, New York; within a few blocks of each other. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, be sure to stop by a show or mic for some of the most talented comics working today.
Comedy Cellar | 117 MacDougal Street
The Comedy Cellar is a legendary club. This staple of the city’s comedy scene hosts some of the biggest names in stand-up. The Comedy Cellar has a notoriously difficult referral-based audition process. You might not be able to get time, but the Comedy Cellar is the perfect place to get inspired.
Grisly Pear Greenwich Village | 107 MacDougal Street
The Pear is a great place for comedians looking to break into the NYC comedy scene. The Greenwich Village location hosts 2-4 shows a night, featuring up-and-coming comedians. The Pear recently opened a second midtown location.
The club hosts mics:
– Monday through Thursday at 4:30pm
– Friday at 3pm
– Saturday and Sunday at 2pm (not to mention two to four shows a night).
Greenwich Village Comedy Club | 99 MacDougal Street
The Greenwich Village Comedy Club is the other half to the midtown Broadway Comedy Club. Follow the stairs down into the club and you’ll find an intimate basement venue. The club hosts house shows every night.
Drew And Peter Comedy hosts open mics here every Wednesday and Friday, at 3 and 5 PM.
Comedy Shop | 167 Bleeker St
The Comedy Shop is the new name for the iconic The Lantern Comedy Club. This club puts on a whopping 19 shows and 14 mics every week. That means lots of opportunities to get on stage with the potential of getting booked.
There are two mics everyday:
– Monday through Friday at 4pm & 6pm.
– Saturday/Sunday at 2:30pm & 4pm.