Founded by Queens native and The Late Late Show vet Steve Hofstetter, Laughing Devil Comedy Club lobbed its inaugural laughs in late 2011. Its debut on the city's comedy scene came after weeks of anticipation and attention in the New York Post, the Queens Courier, and the Queens Tribune. Within its intimate 70-seat venue, bartenders draw from a top-shelf drink menu to forge potions such as The Andy Kaufman's blend of Saint Germain, Patrón tequila, and pineapple or pour drafts of Chimay Triple, brewed in the traditional manner by Belgian prop comics.
The World Comedy Club’s resident joke tellers bust guts seven days a week, lobbing laugh bombs from a stage that’s hosted rising talent and renowned comedians, such as Judah Friedlander and Jim Gaffigan. Eight to ten accomplished performers take the stage on a nightly basis during NYC’s Best Stand-Up Comedy Show, launching a comic blitzkrieg unlike any since Carrot Top declared war on sorrow with an air raid of rubber chickens. Nate Bargatze, a veteran of Late Night with Conan O’Brien and "Comedy Central Presents", splits sides alongside Josh Spear, a globetrotting comedian who has made appearances on Bravo and The Today Show. Audiences also aim faces at the comic stylings of Comedy Central, MTV, and National Lampoon Television verteran Aaron Haber, who expertly adjusts funny bones with Louis Katz, a comedian who’s appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and more. A quartet of frothy suds or stiff spirits lubricates arid laugh lairs, allowing crowds ample opportunity to toast their favorite performers or hone exaggerated spit-takes.
Thick-rimmed glasses and vintage clothing are popular sights to be seen at People's Improv Theater — this unique coffeehouse is a hipster hot spot. Round out your meal with a little tipple — People's Improv Theater has a terrific drink list, including beer, wine, and more. Just around the workday bend are People's Improv Theater's happy hour food and drink bargains. Volume at this coffee shop can reach upper decibels, so come prepared to raise your voice to be heard.
If you're heading out on a Friday or Saturday, keep in mind that the coffee shop gets busy. No need to gussy up for a trip to People's Improv Theater, where patrons dress for comfort and fun.
Brush up on your parallel parking skills — the coffee shop's E 24th St location offers nearby street parking.
Your bill at People's Improv Theater will rarely go over $15, so you can really indulge!
Every evening at El Corazón is a different experience. Although the downtown venue is best known for its rock ‘n’ roll attitude, its calendar presents a genre-defying variety including comedy shows and punk, electroclash, postrock, and postman rock concerts. The majority of their shows are all ages, with a special bar area for the 21-and-up crowds.
New York Comedy Club showcases both upcoming and established comedians during its weekend night performances. Featured standups have played the joker in a variety of mediums, from Late Show with David Letterman to closing argument courtroom jester.