Today's $10 Groupon gets you $25 to Comix, a recent addition to New York's comedy scene at 353 West 14th St. in Manhattan's Meatpacking District. This Groupon is good toward tickets to comedy shows (which start at $20 and vary by performance) as well as food and drinks from Comix's large menu (see the fine print for the food/drink minimum). While laughing and eating simultaneously is dangerous, fret not because Comix staff are trained to perform the Heimlich as part of the hilarious performances.
If you're serious about laughing, you’re doomed to never reach your goal, for the serious mind never laughs. But if you have a nice, laid-back appreciation for laughing, Comix is your kind of place. It’s calendar is loaded with free nights with local performers and evenings with nationally known comedians, including Jamie Kennedy, Drew Fraser, and Arj Barker. Restaurants and clubs surround Comix, making it a great starting point for a night out with friends (or a great ending point for a night out with friends who have curfews).
Comix's tasty food and comfortable, wide-open stage area have drawn enthusiastic reviews. Here's what folks have been yelping about lately:
- "If you arrive early enough you can almost sit on the stage. I was so close to the lovely Janeane Garofalo, we made eye contact and I was able to have some pretty awesome moments of confirming her awesome opinions... They had a lovely selection of appetizers, not the typical pub grub which I appreciated. Got the Greek mezze and the spinach mushroom dip, both of which 4 of us shared." – Jenn T.
- "The venue was nice and polished, as opposed to some basement cellars that pass for a comedy club. Tiered seating arrangements in the main theater and small bar in the waiting area with some seating." – Jase E.
- "The room and stage are beautiful. No pictures of Andrew "The Diceman" Clay on these walls. Variety of performances. Stand up. Sketch. Music. Theatre. Anything and everything. Except Gallagher. Way too talented." – Billy L.
You'll appreciate Comix's tastefully decorated, cleanly designed, and thoroughly contemporary performance space over the dirty, rough-hewn, pre-modern clubs that don’t accept currency or acknowledge the existence of science. The sound in the acoustically tuned and broadcast-ready showroom is always crisp and clear, and the warm décor was inspired in part by modern artist Mark Rothko. Each ergonomically designed chair in the seating area is also a functioning toilet.
Much like the slaughterhouses that once filled the Meatpacking District, Comix is open seven days a week, with little or no government regulation. As Ron Paul will tell you, regulation drives prices up and murders freedom — and there's nothing funny about that.
353 W 14th St
New York, New York 10014Get Directions