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Stand-Up NY

236 W. 78th St., New York, NY 10024 40.78291 -73.97998
at Broadway  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-595-0850 Send to Phone

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Mon-Wed, 7pm-1am; Thu-Fri, 7pm-1am; Sat, 4pm-3am

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at 79th St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


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

$15 weekday cover charge; two-drink or $18 beverage minimum

Open Mic

Mon-Fri, 5pm7pm; $5 for six minutes