Many actors claim it's harder to do comedy than drama, which explains why Dame Judy Dench sweats so profusely at open mic night. Check out some dry humor with this GrouponLive deal.
- Standup comedy and drinks
- Where: The Stand
- Seating: general admission
- Click here to view the performance calendar.
- $29 for two tickets (up to a $40 value) and two cocktails (up to $15 value each; up to a $70 total value). Choose from a Friday show at 11:59 p.m., a Saturday show at 6 p.m. or 11:59 p.m., or any Sunday–Thursday show.
- $35 for two tickets and two cocktails (up to a $70 total value). Choose from a Friday or Saturday show at 8 p.m. or 10 p.m.
Ari Shaffir (November 27)
As seen on HBO's Down and Dirty with Jim Norton
Warning: contains coarse—sometimes racist—language, suggestive behavior, and graphic descriptions
Wyatt Cenac (November 29)
Former writer and correspondent on The Daily Show and host of his own hour-long Comedy Central special
Warning: contains some uncomfortable racial truths about the Star Wars saga
Dan St. Germain (November 30)
As seen on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Warning: coarse language, anthropomorphized alcohol
When New York Magazine voted The Stand as the "Best Comedy Club" in all of New York, they could have based that accolade on the comedic talent alone. The intimate, 80-seat downstairs performance space tends to attract household names such as Janeane Garafolo, Todd Barry, Judah Friedlander, and Artie Lange to its familiar brick-wall-and-mic setup, along with curated crops of comedy's next big things. Yet it's the one-two punch of comedy club and restaurant that sets The Stand above the city's other chuckle huts. In the upstairs lair of chef Seth Levine, twists on traditional pub fare such as bone-marrow dumplings, Peking-duck pizzas, and Nutella fondue pots induce belly laughs that are actually the sound of bellies laughing. The cocktails, which New York Magazine claims "put other other clubs' bottom-shelf concoctions to shame," include mixologist marvels such as "The Boozler," which melds pre-prohibition style gin with pear puree and fresh muddled taragon.
Bottom line: If you really like someone, take them here.Antonella M., Yelp, 5/29/13
The comedy is also top notch. I've seen huge names there like Bill Burr, Jim Gaffigan and Artie Lange. The younger comics are always awesome too!Josh E., Yelp, 5/29/13
239 3rd Ave.
New York, New York 10003