We bought tickets off a very charismatic funny guy in Times Square- Taylor. We didn't intend on going to a comedy show but he sold it well so we said we'd give it a go! Got 6 tickets off him for $40 as there was a big group of us. He mentioned that there was a $20/ 2 drink minimum when you got there and recommended booking a table in advance by ringing them whenever we decided to go. There are loads of show times and you can go any day. Tickets are valid for a year he said.
I didn't read any reviews before we went so didn't know what to expect from the place! We went on a Saturday night at 10.30pm and it was packed! Unfortunately we hadn't booked in advance as we weren't sure whether we would go that day or not. When we got there it was starting to get busy- about 10pm and then it got crazy busy after that. We were put on a waiting list since we hadnt reserved and it was full up. It's an interesting looking little place with loads of photos of comedians on the walls who have been there before.
Luckily we got in on the waiting list so we were delighted and proceeded to the small room with loads of tables and seats in it. The staff were friendly and the atmosphere was buzzing.
We got to listen to 3 comedians. The first comedian wasn't funny at all in my opinion. He was arrogant, too loud, rude and just plain annoying! The next guy was hilarious, we were falling off our chairs laughing- Joe Matarese was his name! Then the third guy (Arty Lang) seemed very popular with the pretty much all American crowd. They were cheering and laughing at him like there was no tomorrow. I just didn't get it. He wasn't funny to us Europeans! Very American orientated and actually quite difficult to understand! Some pieces were funny by most weren't!
In relation to the drinks prices , I had 2 non alcoholic drinks at $6 each which was fine. The hot chocolate was lovely.
Overall we enjoyed the night here. It's a good area with lots of restaurants nearby so we had dinner around the corner beforehand and we made an evening of it. It seems like a good comedy club but as always with these things it's hit and miss on your luck with the comedians on the night. If you're not American just be prepared to be lost on what they're talking about sometimes and their different sense of humour!!
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