Comedy Colin Quinn Q&A
The straight-talking veteran comic loves New York City’s diversity.
Comedy Chris Gethard Q&A
The Career Suicide star digs deep and tells us all about the scene that spawned him.
NightlifeUpright Citizens Brigade Theatre
The premiere home of off-beat, creative improvisational and sketch comedy in New York City presents more than 25 shows a week, with ticket prices always under $10 and reasonably priced drinks to keep the good cheer flowing.
Arts & Culture Comedy Night at the Knitting Factory
The cerebral Hannibal Buress—who's written for Saturday Night Live and made memorable appearances on 30 Rock—still drops by this free weekly stand-up showcase in Williamsburg from time to time, but Will Miles, Clark Jones and Kenny DeForest usually host these days. Make sure to call ahead and check whether the show's happening before you go; they do skip some weeks and charge admission on special occasions. Guests regularly stop by, and many of them are famous. Don't bring the kids, though—it's 21-plus.
NightlifeThe Peoples Improv Theater
This comedy haven (an acronym for "Peoples Improv Theater") is a great place for people with stage fright to take improvisation classes and also for revelers to watch live acts by some of the City's finest comedians-in-training.
Comedy NYC Comedy Guide
Here’s where to see the best standup, improv and sketch in New York City
Nightlife NYC Nightlife 101
This is where to go when you want to go out in New York City.
Nightlife Guide to the Apollo Theater
It's showtime at one of NYC's most famous attractions, a center of black culture. Schedule
Things to Do Must-See East Village
Dive bars, alternative theater, incredible restaurants and a whole lot of history make the East Village one of NYC's most colorful neighborhoods.
Things to Do Must-See Chelsea
Chelsea's charms include arts, nightlife, dining, theater, the High Line, Chelsea Piers and Chelsea Market.
Nightlife Destination Harlem: Apollo Theater
About the Apollo Theater: Harlem's acclaimed Apollo Theater is important not only because it honors and promotes the contributions of black performers but also because it is a living example of progress: the building was originally a burlesque theater that did not allow black patrons or performers. While you're in the neighborhood: Legendary Harlem eateries and music clubs are within walking distance of the neighborhood's biggest symbol, the Apollo Theater. Make the short walk south to a few worthy places for an after-dinner (or -show) drink.
Comedy Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival
Park Slope's favorite absurdist comedian talks about his upcoming festival and neighborhood favorites.