- Eating It at Luna Lounge
171 Ludlow Street 212-260-2323; eatingit.com
The show's title is comedic slang for bombing, but you won’t see that happen very often in the back room of Luna Lounge on Monday nights. Every week brings a new host (although Janeane Garofalo turns up pretty often) and an inspired lineup of half a dozen comics, usually including at least one big name, like Rich Hall or Conan's Andy Blitz, along with more underground talents like Mike Albo and Rick Shapiro. Surprise guests are a given, and when Sarah Silverman or Dave Chappelle suddenly appears on the stage, the crowd rises as one. Actually, the $7 admission price, which includes a free drink, packs them in so tightly that most of the audience doesn't need to rise -- they're already standing.
Best Comedy Showcase
From the 2003 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
Where can you find the city’s top dog groomer? Last-minute tailor? Beef tongue? We eat, drink, dance, shop, shvitz, and trampoline our way around the city, not to mention poll scores of in-the-know colleagues, hard-partying friends, opinionated family members, and, this year, a team of guest expert bloggers to bring you answers to all of the above questions, and hundreds more, in the form of our annual “Best of New York” issue.