Broadway Comedy Club

Manhattan – Midtown West

Broadway Comedy Club

318 W 53rd St between Eighth and Ninth Aves
Manhattan, NY


Time Out NY Called the New York Improv when it opened in 1963, this club showcased legends such as Bill Cosby, Andy Kaufman and Robin Williams during its first stint. After being closed for years, former collaborators opened this basement joint a few blocks from the original, and they showcase TV faces and other regulars from the club circuit. Showtimes vary. Friday and Saturday the venue is also home to Chicago City Limits (212-888-5233,, which moved here in 1979; the groups classic Second City format of topical sketches, songs and audience-inspired improv is popular with tourists and students.

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