Top Choice Comedy in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

Pros of comedy sketches and outrageous improvisations reign at this popular 74-seat venue, which gets drop-ins from casting directors. Getting in is cheap, and so is the beer and wine. You may recognize pranksters o…
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Brooklyn Academy of Music

At this performing-arts complex, the Howard Gilman Opera House and Harvey Lichtenstein Theater host their share of ballet, modern and world dance performances. Among other groups, they’ve presented the Alvin Ailey A…
Top Choice Theater in Midtown

Book of Mormon

Subversive, obscene and ridiculously hilarious, this cutting musical satire is the work of South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q composer Robert Lopez. Winner of nine Tony Awards, it tells the …
Top Choice Theater in Midtown

Kinky Boots

Adapted from a 2005 British indie film, Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper’s smash hit tells the story of a doomed English shoe factory unexpectedly saved by Lola, a business-savvy drag queen. Its solid characters an…
Top Choice Theater in Midtown


Lin-Manuel Miranda's acclaimed new musical is Broadway's hottest ticket, using contemporary hip-hop beats to recount the story of America's founding father, Alexander Hamilton. Inspired by Ron Chernow's biography Al…
Live Performance in East Village & Lower East Side

Nuyorican Poets Café

Still going strong after 40-plus years, the legendary Nuyorican is home to poetry slams, hip-hop performances, plays, and film and video events. It's a piece of East Village history, but also a vibrant and still-rel…
Cabaret in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District


Cabaret, karaoke and campy dance moves are par for the course at the legendary Duplex. Pictures of Joan Rivers line the walls, and the performers like to mimic her sassy form of self-deprecation, while getting in a …
Cabaret in Midtown

Don't Tell Mama

Piano bar and cabaret venue extraordinaire, Don't Tell Mama is an unpretentious little spot that's been around for more than 30 years and has the talent to prove it. Its regular roster of performers aren't big names…
Comedy in Upper East Side

Comic Strip Live

Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld and Eddie Murphy have all performed at this club. Not recently, but you’re sure to find somebody stealing their acts here most nights. Reservations required.
Theater in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Sleep No More

One of the most immersive theater experiences ever conceived, Sleep No More is a loosely based retelling of Macbeth set inside a series of Chelsea warehouses that have been redesigned to look like an abandoned hotel…