Sun-Thu, 6pm-1am; Fri, 5pm-4am; Sat, 5pm-3am
1 at 79th St.
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| Ongoing ||Friday Pro-Show|
This Upper West Side comedy club has been hosting name-brand comics since Robin Williams took to the stage shortly after its opening in 1986. Since then it's been one of the city's incubators of stand-up nobility, having featured Roseanne Barr, Dave Chappelle, Jerry Seinfeld, and Jon Stewart. After a 2011 renovation, the formerly bare-bones space now has a lounge-y feel, with red-patterned walls and dark-wood accents. The stage is still packed with ripe talent, such as Jim Gaffigan, Mitch Fatel, Lynne Koplitz, and Russ Meneve (who says of having sex with a clown: "I thought I was getting this really rough hand job; I looked down and my penis was twisted into a giraffe"). The club also hosts occasional spots for blockbusters, like Chris Rock, Seinfeld, and Williams.Cover Charge
$20; two-drink or $15 beverage minimum
Mon-Fri, 5pm–6:30pm; $5 for five minutes
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.