The Best Comedy Clubs In New York City

No visit to New York City is complete without catching a comedy show. There’s no better way to get to know the city than through its edgy, on-the-ball humor. Here are some of the best comedy clubs in NYC to catch a show.

Gotham Comedy Club

Gotham Comedy Club has a unique vibe. It is uniquely decorated and stages some of the best comedians in New York City. Jerry Seinfeld often drops by to practice his new material.

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Comedy Cellar

Located in MacDougal Street, the Comedy Cellar is a classic comedy club with a low ceiling and excellent lineup. You’ll catch some of the city’s best comedians and surprise guests like Amy Schumer often turn up unannounced to perform a set.


Carolines on Broadway is a larger club with about 300 seats. It showcases a whole array of talented comedians and headlining at Carolines is a major deal for comedians. Expect real talent.

The Knitting Factory

The Knitting Factory is located in Williamsburg. The Sunday night show is a great place to catch pro comics perform a 15 minute set on the mic. On other nights, you can catch live music.