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.
Founded by Queens native and Late Late Show vet Steve Hofstetter, Laughing Devil Comedy Club lobbed its inaugural laugh at the end of 2011 to the printed acclaim of the New York Post, Queens Courier, and Queens Tribune. Within an intimate, 70-seat venue, bartenders draw from a top-shelf drink menu to forge potions such as The Andy Kaufman's blend of St. Germain, Patron tequila, and pineapple, or to pour drafts of Chimay Triple, brewed in the traditional manner by Belgian prop comics.
On Thursdays, professional comedians point out the movie?s most obvious plot holes and most subtle Fellini homages while audiences partake in drinking games and dish their own commentary. Then on weekends, they offer brunch, along with comedy classics and marathon viewings of comedy legends.
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.
This tiny comedy club in the East Village has seen some huge acts over the years, from national names like Louis C.K., Daymon Wayans and Sarah Silverman to longtime New York locals like Janeane Garofalo, who is a regular performer at the Eastville Comedy Club. Ticket prices are kept low, at $10 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, and $20 on Fridays and Saturdays, making it an affordable form of entertainment whenever you feel like a laugh. Enjoy a few drinks while watching stand-up comedy within Eastville’s intimate, retro-designed interior, with its turquoise walls, and cheeky subway tiled stage. For big-time comedians looking to work out new material to a smaller audience, or smaller acts still honing their craft, this is a great, easily accessible comedy room.
It’s best to take small bites and eat slowly at this restaurant and comedy club in the Gramercy. With the stage featuring nightly shows by headliner comedians like Artie Lange, Dane Cook and Janeane Garofalo, you might choke on the nouveau American menu of sweet potato tater tots with maple dip, crab sandwiches and tarragon marinated chicken paillard. Perhaps that’s why the main dining area of The Strand is held upstairs, away from the chuckles, making this a bi-level venue. The absence of the usual two-drink minimum is a definite plus at the comedy club below, but few are able to resist the inventive signature cocktails like The Dice, with Brooklyn Gin and freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, or the New Raj, with Bombay Sapphire gin that’s been infused with pepper and lemongrass.