Comedy Cellar Classes

Comedy Cellar Classes

"The Comedy Cellar is a famous comedy club in New York's Greenwich Village featuring the edgiest acts, the widest variety, and a club atmosphere second to none. The crowd is an eclectic mix of Village hipsters, yuppie types, agents, producers and TV bookers. Stars like Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, or Robin Williams will sometimes drop by here to try out new material. Each week consists of two shows a night on Sunday through Thursday, three shows each Friday, and four shows on Saturday. The Cellar is located under and connected to the Olive Tree Café, where many of the comedians like to hang out after performing."

117 Macdougal St B, New York, NY
(212) 254-3480 serving: Greenwich Village, Downtown
open:Sun 2pm-5pm, Mon-Wed 7pm-10pm

Sidewalk Score: 9 out of 10
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The Low Down


Fun Fact: Multiple scenes from the 2002 Jerry Seinfeld documentary "Comedian" were filmed at the Comedy Cellar.

When to Go: There are two shows per night on Sunday through Thursday (one at 9pm and one at 11pm); three shows on Friday (8pm, 9:45pm, 11:30pm); four shows on Saturday (7:30pm, 9:15pm, 11pm, 12:45am). Call in advance to find out who is scheduled to perform.

Save Money: A limited number of free passes are distributed for shows taking place Sunday through the Thursday (though a two-item minimum purchase is still required). To make a reservation, call after 11am or visit the Comedy Cellar online.

Rants, Raves & Reviews

This hip West Village spot has attracted young, rowdy performers and seasoned comedy veterans for over 20 years.
by Contributor at Citysearch

Located in a basement beneath the Olive Tree Cafe, this popular club has hosted a lineup of performers ranging from William Shatner, Ice T and David Lee Roth to Colin Quinn, Greg Giraldo and Dave Attell. The tight quarters, college-age…
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A perfect date night!
By Rearmor at Citysearch

I went with my boyfriend and another couple - it was a great Friday night date night! They are very organized and efficient, even with a packed cro... Read More

Comedy Cellar NY
By Sarah S at Insider Pages

The Comedy Cellar is so great! They have many good comedians comethrough here all of the time an it is a small enough venue that you get a really ... Read More

#1 Comedy Club
By Justine H at Insider Pages

I've been to a lot of different comedy clubs in NYC and this is definitely #1. The comedians are always top shelf and it's always a great night. Read More

The Real Thing in a basement
By Fancy63 at Citysearch

I have been to comedy shows in other clubs in the city but NOTHING tops the Comedy Cellar. Located in a basement of a restaurant I was not a beli... Read More

Best Comedy Club EVER!
By MaryannLonergan at Citysearch

It was freezing in New York City and I braved the elements to see what turned out to be the best comedy show EVER! \r The whole experience was gre... Read More