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Laugh Lounge

151 Essex St., New York, NY 10002 40.720699 -73.987118
nr. Stanton St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-614-2500 Send to Phone

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Mon-Tues, 5pm-midnight; Wed, 8pm-midnight; Thu-Sat, 7pm-3am; Sun, 7pm-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

F, J, M, Z at Delancey St.-Essex St.

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American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


This venue is closed.

Closed for renovations.

Marquee lights give this LES comedy club a glitz it's been lacking since vaudeville died. But owners Delilah Ramos (a former Gotham booker) and Sandy Kaul (a Wall Street suit) aren't simply reviving the neighborhood's long-forgotten past. They've added a newfangled twist: a red lounge where clubby, low-to-the-ground furniture lets patrons make out before the actual show. Downstairs, the theater isn't quite so glamorous since decorative exposed pipes are more basement than boudoir. As to the entertainment, the stand up comics are at that stage where they've appeared on late night talk shows but haven't had their major breakthroughs. When a host screams out "Everything is going to be taken to the next f**kin' level!" you wonder if he's fantasizing about his own career or introducing the next act. After the show, the lounge turns into a nightclub and the performers assume a rock-star status as sweet as the syrupy drink menu.