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 Groupon.
- Standup comedy and drinks
- When: any regular performance
- Where: The Stand
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the performance calendar.<p>
- $29 for two tickets (up to a $40 value) and two cocktails (up to $15 value each; up to a $70 total value)
- $55 for four tickets (up to a $20 value) and four cocktails (up to a $15 value each; up to a $140 total value value)<p>
Janeane Garofalo (June 24)
A comedy veteran, Garofalo has appeared in feature films such as The Truth About Cats and Dogs and Wet Hot American Summer, performed as a cast member for Saturday Night Live, and toured as a standup for more than two decades.<p>
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**[Kyle Grooms](http://gr.pn/13LyNRv) (June 26)**
New York comedy scene regular seen on Chappelle's Show, Last Comic Standing, and his own Comedy Central special
**[Ted Alexandro](http://gr.pn/1abMrTd) (June 29)**
As seen on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and The View
Warning: contains language, sexual themes, scenarios unfit for The View
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.