May 1975, Comic Strip Live opened its doors and premiered with legends in lights!
Comic Strip Live is the longest running showcase comedy club in the world, let alone a Manhattan comedic institution/insane asylum.
“Comedy is acting out optimism.” – Robin Williams
“I succeeded by saying what everyone else was thinking.” – Joan Rivers
“Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?” – George Carlin
Seven nights a week, the top comedians appearing across television and the silver screens take the microphone on our world famous stage and prove why New York Magazine calls us, “The most expertly booked club in the city.”
Many comedic trailblazers have noted Comic Strip Live as the place they began their careers. Our legendary stage has been home to the stars spanning across four decades and inspiring generations of comedy including Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld, and more. The tradition of nurturing new comedians continues with regularly scheduled open mics, new talent showcases, and stand-up comedy classes. The new comedians you see on our stage today might just be the stars you see tomorrow!
Voted AOL City Guide “BEST COMEDY CLUB”, Comic Strip Live features a light menu, full bar and intimate showroom. A new 9-foot projection screen makes it perfect for private or corporate events, movie screenings, and viewing parties.