Times Square Arts Center

★★★★☆
Top New York City Comedy Club. Five Rooms, Excellent for Events. \n
  • 303 W 42nd St

    New York, NY 10036

    Cross street: at Eighth Ave.

    Map & Directions
  • 212-586-7829

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Vary nightly depending on events, see calendar or call for details.

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So this Valentines Day (02/14/11) was the first V-day for my wife and I as a married couple. I wanted to do something special and memorable. So went to NYC and I got tickets to Cupid's Comedy Show and Dinner and upgraded to VIP seats,

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So this Valentines Day (02/14/11) was the first V-day for my wife and I as a married couple. I wanted to do something special and memorable. So went to NYC and I got tickets to Cupid's Comedy Show and Dinner and upgraded to VIP seats,

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Recently I went to this place for NYE with a friend of mine. We decided to go here since this place had an open bar from 7pm-2am with the promise of going outside and watching the ball drop. We dont go to Times Square on NYE but we wanted

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Recently I went to this place for NYE with a friend of mine. We decided to go here since this place had an open bar from 7pm-2am with the promise of going outside and watching the ball drop. We dont go to Times Square on NYE but we wanted

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Feel down or sad? just get there, sit back, relax and come back home as happy as you should be!

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★★★★★

Feel down or sad? just get there, sit back, relax and come back home as happy as you should be!

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Totally not a humorous experience. We were hoping for laughs and good times, but instead these uptight 'comedy' guys were rude when taking our reservation, seating us, and checking us out. I guess they have enough business.

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★☆☆☆☆

Totally not a humorous experience. We were hoping for laughs and good times, but instead these uptight 'comedy' guys were rude when taking our reservation, seating us, and checking us out. I guess they have enough business.

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Me and two of my friends went to Times Square Comedy over Valentine's Day weekend for a few reasons. A girl came up to us on the streets asking us if we wanted to take part in a special deal for a hair salon, and we weren't interested. After a long conversation with her, (we were bored and didn't have anything else to do but talk), she ended up giving us 3 free tickets to the Times Square Comedy show, telling us that it was good for any night at any time. We told her that we may do it that night, and she made a very convincing phone call, booking our "reservations" for 9:30 that night.

We thought, well we are in New York, why not go see a comedy show? After all, it's free! A night of comedy after a day in the city sounds kind of fun.

Well, we entered the place without a problem, and it seemed pretty sketch. They didn't ask us for our names, obviously meaning that the "reservations" were not required. We entered a very sketchy bar area, and then were taken into a room that was packed with people. We sat against the wall, and were asked our drink order. Not being of age, we ordered cokes and water. We were told that it was a 2 drink MINIMUM and that we were required to buy the drinks.

The comedians started, and the host was funny. However, the first comedian seemed to mimic her jokes IDENTICALLY. Also, every single one of his jokes was played off the audience. He couldn't make a single joke without us. The third comedian managed to start the same way, making the same jokes about the audience's ethnicity. But the 2nd comedian was actually very funny and made a few memorable jokes. By the time the third comedian came out, it was 11 o'clock and we were ready to get out of there. The waitress came back and made us order a 2nd drink, but we kindly asked her for our check because we wanted to leave. She made us wait for about 30 more minutes, and finally gave us the check. Our check was for $45, when all we ordered was 6 cokes. They charged an 18% gratuity, and when we gave our waitress $50, she didn't even try to give us our 5 dollars change. This was ridiculous, because the service was terrible. If I were to have given a tip, it would have been maybe a 2% instead of 18%.

After we FINALLY paid the ridiculously overpriced bill, we were given an exit ticket, then lead down a series of stairs to finally leave. I guess for not being charged for the tickets, it was okay. But honestly, it was the biggest ripoff ever.

Don't go to Times Square Comedy. Seriously, you will regret it!

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★☆☆☆☆

Me and two of my friends went to Times Square Comedy over Valentine's Day weekend for a few reasons. A girl came up to us on the streets asking us if we wanted to take part in a special deal for a hair salon, and we weren't interested. After a long conversation with her, (we were bored and didn't have anything else to do but talk), she ended up giving us 3 free tickets to the Times Square Comedy show, telling us that it was good for any night at any time. We told her that we may do it that night, and she made a very convincing phone call, booking our "reservations" for 9:30 that night.

We thought, well we are in New York, why not go see a comedy show? After all, it's free! A night of comedy after a day in the city sounds kind of fun.

Well, we entered the place without a problem, and it seemed pretty sketch. They didn't ask us for our names, obviously meaning that the "reservations" were not required. We entered a very sketchy bar area, and then were taken into a room that was packed with people. We sat against the wall, and were asked our drink order. Not being of age, we ordered cokes and water. We were told that it was a 2 drink MINIMUM and that we were required to buy the drinks.

The comedians started, and the host was funny. However, the first comedian seemed to mimic her jokes IDENTICALLY. Also, every single one of his jokes was played off the audience. He couldn't make a single joke without us. The third comedian managed to start the same way, making the same jokes about the audience's ethnicity. But the 2nd comedian was actually very funny and made a few memorable jokes. By the time the third comedian came out, it was 11 o'clock and we were ready to get out of there. The waitress came back and made us order a 2nd drink, but we kindly asked her for our check because we wanted to leave. She made us wait for about 30 more minutes, and finally gave us the check. Our check was for $45, when all we ordered was 6 cokes. They charged an 18% gratuity, and when we gave our waitress $50, she didn't even try to give us our 5 dollars change. This was ridiculous, because the service was terrible. If I were to have given a tip, it would have been maybe a 2% instead of 18%.

After we FINALLY paid the ridiculously overpriced bill, we were given an exit ticket, then lead down a series of stairs to finally leave. I guess for not being charged for the tickets, it was okay. But honestly, it was the biggest ripoff ever.

Don't go to Times Square Comedy. Seriously, you will regret it!

Pros: kinda funny?

Cons: price

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Only about 1/2 of the comedians were actually funny, and one of them was REALLY TERRIBLE.
The worst part of it though was the HORRIBLE service. Our waitress disappeared forever, and never even came back around to us for our second required drink (although I guess this did save me about $28 for two drinks). Then she never came back to pick up our check, and this wasn't only us, it was about half our section. We were all told to remain in our seats to pay the server, but had to get up and move into the next room eventually because they began seating for the next show. We were waiting to pay with our credit card and asked the barstaff if they could please ring us up because we were MORE than ready to leave (we had been waiting about 20 mins or more at this point), but were told no one could ring our check but our server since we were paying by credit card. The guys behind us never even got their bill from the server and were waiting to pay as well, but the other people working there couldn't find their checks because our server who had disappeared had them. We all asked to see a manager, but of course conveniently the manager was not available. There seemed to be no one in charge there, just a bunch of incompetent waitstaff and several bouncers who would not let you leave without an "exit" ticket that you could only get when you paid your bill. I can understand them not wanting people to walk out without paying, but this was ridiculous - talk about horrible customer service. One guy tried to offer us all free tickets to another show, but when you are a traveler leaving the next day that doesn't mean anything, nor would I ever want to go back there anyways! They should have let us go without paying for the mandatory 18% gratuity that certainly was not deserved or at least offered us a complimentary drink while they sorted out the mess (as it was, this was on valentines day and we were supposed to receive complimentary champagne with that show, but did not even get that). Finally the server appeared and rang us out, but not after ruining our evening and wasting about 40 mins of our time.
NEVER GO HERE. We went to a show the night before at HA!, the comedians were much funnier and the service was up to par!

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Only about 1/2 of the comedians were actually funny, and one of them was REALLY TERRIBLE.
The worst part of it though was the HORRIBLE service. Our waitress disappeared forever, and never even came back around to us for our second required drink (although I guess this did save me about $28 for two drinks). Then she never came back to pick up our check, and this wasn't only us, it was about half our section. We were all told to remain in our seats to pay the server, but had to get up and move into the next room eventually because they began seating for the next show. We were waiting to pay with our credit card and asked the barstaff if they could please ring us up because we were MORE than ready to leave (we had been waiting about 20 mins or more at this point), but were told no one could ring our check but our server since we were paying by credit card. The guys behind us never even got their bill from the server and were waiting to pay as well, but the other people working there couldn't find their checks because our server who had disappeared had them. We all asked to see a manager, but of course conveniently the manager was not available. There seemed to be no one in charge there, just a bunch of incompetent waitstaff and several bouncers who would not let you leave without an "exit" ticket that you could only get when you paid your bill. I can understand them not wanting people to walk out without paying, but this was ridiculous - talk about horrible customer service. One guy tried to offer us all free tickets to another show, but when you are a traveler leaving the next day that doesn't mean anything, nor would I ever want to go back there anyways! They should have let us go without paying for the mandatory 18% gratuity that certainly was not deserved or at least offered us a complimentary drink while they sorted out the mess (as it was, this was on valentines day and we were supposed to receive complimentary champagne with that show, but did not even get that). Finally the server appeared and rang us out, but not after ruining our evening and wasting about 40 mins of our time.
NEVER GO HERE. We went to a show the night before at HA!, the comedians were much funnier and the service was up to par!

Pros: 1/2 price tix; a few of the comedians were funny

Cons: HORRIBLE service; $$$ drinks

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The title says it all. The comedy was amazing. Especially David The VOice Stein and Freddy SHeffield. They will be big time. That is my prediction

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The title says it all. The comedy was amazing. Especially David The VOice Stein and Freddy SHeffield. They will be big time. That is my prediction

Pros: GREAT COMEDY

Cons: None

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THEY HAVE GOOD COMEDIANS THE TIMES THAT I HAVE ATTENDED. IT ALWAYS DEPENDS WHAT NIGHTS YOU GO. THERE WILL BE SOME BORING COMICS BUT THAT COMES WITH ANY SHOW WITH THERE ALWAYS BEING THAT ONE BAD PERSON. OTHER THAN THAT ITS PRETTY GOOD SPOT...YOU WILL LAUGH AND HOPEFULLY THE HOST IS FUNNY WHICH MOST COMEDY CLUBS IN NEW YORK HAVE GREAT HOST....YES YOU DO HAVE TO BUY DRINKS BUT HEY..MAKE IT EASY ON URSELF AND BUY SODA...A DRINK IS STILL A DRINK..YOU DON'T HAVE TO BUY ALCOHOL..BUY AN APPLE JUICE OR PINAPPLE...SAVE SOME MONEY AND HAVE A GOOD TIME..I'D GO AGAIN

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★★★★☆

THEY HAVE GOOD COMEDIANS THE TIMES THAT I HAVE ATTENDED. IT ALWAYS DEPENDS WHAT NIGHTS YOU GO. THERE WILL BE SOME BORING COMICS BUT THAT COMES WITH ANY SHOW WITH THERE ALWAYS BEING THAT ONE BAD PERSON. OTHER THAN THAT ITS PRETTY GOOD SPOT...YOU WILL LAUGH AND HOPEFULLY THE HOST IS FUNNY WHICH MOST COMEDY CLUBS IN NEW YORK HAVE GREAT HOST....YES YOU DO HAVE TO BUY DRINKS BUT HEY..MAKE IT EASY ON URSELF AND BUY SODA...A DRINK IS STILL A DRINK..YOU DON'T HAVE TO BUY ALCOHOL..BUY AN APPLE JUICE OR PINAPPLE...SAVE SOME MONEY AND HAVE A GOOD TIME..I'D GO AGAIN

Pros: GOOD COMEDIANS

Cons: 2 DRINK MINIMUM

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So we got a great price on the tickets but the fine print stated 2 drink minimum. Found after we purchased the tickets. we went anyway and was charged a 18% service charge then after I found I was charged an additional 20% For 4 people it cost us over $100.00 for just the drinks and most were non-alcoholic cokes

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★☆☆☆☆

So we got a great price on the tickets but the fine print stated 2 drink minimum. Found after we purchased the tickets. we went anyway and was charged a 18% service charge then after I found I was charged an additional 20% For 4 people it cost us over $100.00 for just the drinks and most were non-alcoholic cokes

Pros: OK Comediens

Cons: unmentioned prices for the 2 drink minimums

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Long story short, I have never been to a comedy show in my life and this first experience has set the standard for me, I even got picked on 3 times by the comedians preforming, be their! You won't regret it!!!!

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★★★★★

Long story short, I have never been to a comedy show in my life and this first experience has set the standard for me, I even got picked on 3 times by the comedians preforming, be their! You won't regret it!!!!

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The Times Square Arts Center sells tickets to unsuspecting New Yorkers and tourists, through various sales people in and around Times Square. The tickets vary in price, and the sales people drop the prices by dramatic amounts, once one looks uninterested. They do mention that there's a two-drink minimum, with alcoholic drinks going for around $7 to $10, and non-alcoholic ones for $5.

The worst part about this show was that is was totally unfunny. The MC looked like Lars Ulrich having drunk five pots of coffee: a raving lunatic, constantly attacking an audience member (over twenty times) for having a shirt that said "ostrich quife". There was another comic towards the end that made jokes about how the Holocaust could not happen now, because gas prices were so low, and about how one could summarize Anne Frank's memoir (with her being taken by the Germans and having had life snuffed out from her). He also made repeated jokes about the best ways to batter women. I was totally shocked by the harshness of his humor, and his inability to change his pre-planned shtick, when he got no laughs at all for five minutes.

The first comic seemed to have been picked from the street. He said white hair that stood straight up, and a head that was bald in the middle, and made fun of himself as a loser who murdered women for fun, and stuffed them in the back of car trunks. He lamented the fact that car trunks were too small nowadays. He mentioned how he hated kissing couples on the street, and pleasured himself in public to elicit rage from them.

Most of the jokes were about copulation, genitals, racial stereotypes, or involved personal attacks on audience members. To be fair, there was one comic who was decently funny.

Finally, the men's room had no soap, and the door to the toilet was broken.
I've seen better stand up comedy than this. Spare yourself a night of verbal assault, and go to Broadway show, or a better comedy club downtown instead.

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★☆☆☆☆

The Times Square Arts Center sells tickets to unsuspecting New Yorkers and tourists, through various sales people in and around Times Square. The tickets vary in price, and the sales people drop the prices by dramatic amounts, once one looks uninterested. They do mention that there's a two-drink minimum, with alcoholic drinks going for around $7 to $10, and non-alcoholic ones for $5.

The worst part about this show was that is was totally unfunny. The MC looked like Lars Ulrich having drunk five pots of coffee: a raving lunatic, constantly attacking an audience member (over twenty times) for having a shirt that said "ostrich quife". There was another comic towards the end that made jokes about how the Holocaust could not happen now, because gas prices were so low, and about how one could summarize Anne Frank's memoir (with her being taken by the Germans and having had life snuffed out from her). He also made repeated jokes about the best ways to batter women. I was totally shocked by the harshness of his humor, and his inability to change his pre-planned shtick, when he got no laughs at all for five minutes.

The first comic seemed to have been picked from the street. He said white hair that stood straight up, and a head that was bald in the middle, and made fun of himself as a loser who murdered women for fun, and stuffed them in the back of car trunks. He lamented the fact that car trunks were too small nowadays. He mentioned how he hated kissing couples on the street, and pleasured himself in public to elicit rage from them.

Most of the jokes were about copulation, genitals, racial stereotypes, or involved personal attacks on audience members. To be fair, there was one comic who was decently funny.

Finally, the men's room had no soap, and the door to the toilet was broken.
I've seen better stand up comedy than this. Spare yourself a night of verbal assault, and go to Broadway show, or a better comedy club downtown instead.

Pros: Lots of food for little money

Cons: Unfunny, revolting comedy

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I went to see some karaoke singing with friends last Thursday, and a couple of the performers blew my mind. So, since it's a comedy place, I went back last night, Saturday. The performers at the 11:30 show were not comics, though they got the very polite audience to listen. Hardly any laughs or punchlines, and almost all the material was aobut race, which I find to be a very boring and tiresome comedy topic. I hope they can keep their day jobs. Honestly, the worst comedy show I've ever seen, (even amateur open mikes have a sprinkiling of talent) and I've been seeing them for two decades.

Also, drinks are soaringly overpriced, (everything's over $10.00, even a bottle of beer) which when you count that there's a 2 -drink minimum... very, very bad...

I would go back for the karaoke, (they only have it once a week, though) and if I were in the record business, I'd sign that guy "Goliath" and that completely amazing singer, Joanne, who repeatedly blew us all away with her range and passion... THAT was a great show! Worthy of New York City!

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★★☆☆☆

I went to see some karaoke singing with friends last Thursday, and a couple of the performers blew my mind. So, since it's a comedy place, I went back last night, Saturday. The performers at the 11:30 show were not comics, though they got the very polite audience to listen. Hardly any laughs or punchlines, and almost all the material was aobut race, which I find to be a very boring and tiresome comedy topic. I hope they can keep their day jobs. Honestly, the worst comedy show I've ever seen, (even amateur open mikes have a sprinkiling of talent) and I've been seeing them for two decades.

Also, drinks are soaringly overpriced, (everything's over $10.00, even a bottle of beer) which when you count that there's a 2 -drink minimum... very, very bad...

I would go back for the karaoke, (they only have it once a week, though) and if I were in the record business, I'd sign that guy "Goliath" and that completely amazing singer, Joanne, who repeatedly blew us all away with her range and passion... THAT was a great show! Worthy of New York City!

Pros: Great rooms. I'd go there for a function or event.

Cons: Fire the guy who booked this show.

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OK, check this out. We were in Times Square. I know, I hate the neighborhood too! But my kids were dying to see Lillte Mermaid. A buddy said, go to the 1/2 price ticket place. Great. He never said Little Mermaid was not avail. So this guy was standing there. Thought he was a scalper. Turns out he has comedy tickets. "YO bro, got the kids, catch you next time" ... long story short, he had $10 tickets to a family comedy show. My kids got on stage and the whole show was interactive. We never had such a great time with the family. The kids were dancing in their seats with to the music and laughed uncontrolably at this guy pretending to do sign language, but just falling all over the place. My wife and I got nervous when a comic from Stern came up but he was great for the kids too. I wonder what he did on stern. The kids had some burgers, my wife and I had some drinks. I guess we spent a lot less than if we went to Little Mermaid and a dinner. I still will avoid Times Square and other touristy areas (I still have never been to the Empire State Building) but, this is a show worth checking out.

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★★★★★

OK, check this out. We were in Times Square. I know, I hate the neighborhood too! But my kids were dying to see Lillte Mermaid. A buddy said, go to the 1/2 price ticket place. Great. He never said Little Mermaid was not avail. So this guy was standing there. Thought he was a scalper. Turns out he has comedy tickets. "YO bro, got the kids, catch you next time" ... long story short, he had $10 tickets to a family comedy show. My kids got on stage and the whole show was interactive. We never had such a great time with the family. The kids were dancing in their seats with to the music and laughed uncontrolably at this guy pretending to do sign language, but just falling all over the place. My wife and I got nervous when a comic from Stern came up but he was great for the kids too. I wonder what he did on stern. The kids had some burgers, my wife and I had some drinks. I guess we spent a lot less than if we went to Little Mermaid and a dinner. I still will avoid Times Square and other touristy areas (I still have never been to the Empire State Building) but, this is a show worth checking out.

Pros: The kids loved it

Cons: I hate the neighborhood

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I saw this show over the weekend and thought it was hilarious. The comics were funny and the improv was the best! I have seen a lot of sketch and improv including shows in Chicago, LA and Vegas including Second City, Groundlings and UCB and these guys were some of the funniest and most talented people I have ever seen. The crowd was rowdy and the performers really played to the late night audience. There was no hesitation and everybody in the cast was on top of their game. The big guy that is the host IS THE SHOW. My friends and I had a great time as did most of the crowd that night and I would recommend checking it out.

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★★★★★

I saw this show over the weekend and thought it was hilarious. The comics were funny and the improv was the best! I have seen a lot of sketch and improv including shows in Chicago, LA and Vegas including Second City, Groundlings and UCB and these guys were some of the funniest and most talented people I have ever seen. The crowd was rowdy and the performers really played to the late night audience. There was no hesitation and everybody in the cast was on top of their game. The big guy that is the host IS THE SHOW. My friends and I had a great time as did most of the crowd that night and I would recommend checking it out.

Pros: Lots of fun, great entertainment

Cons: Long lines outside, Make reservations or buy in advance

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I have been there twice now. There's a host, plus four comics for only a $20 dollar admission per person. Each one was funnier than the last both times. At the end of both nights my face hurt from laughing so much. The ticket price and the two drink minimum does not even come close to what the show is worth. GO THERE!

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★★★★★

I have been there twice now. There's a host, plus four comics for only a $20 dollar admission per person. Each one was funnier than the last both times. At the end of both nights my face hurt from laughing so much. The ticket price and the two drink minimum does not even come close to what the show is worth. GO THERE!

Pros: hilarious show

Cons: slow service

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July 8th 2006 Took my wife for our wedding anniversary out for a night of laughs at the Laugh Factory. Going out to a comedy club is like going to a sporting event. Your team can win or lose and depending on the outcome of the game will determine if you had a good time. Well, I was hoping that we were going to get a good set of comedians and the host was good and the first comedian was so-so at best, but then came up a little Puerto Rican lady that was funny. Then a comic name Kennedy who brought the house down and Roz from Last Comic Standing did some justice and closed the show with a lots of laughs. The Laugh Factory is in the heart of NYC at 42nd Street, so be prepared to pay premium to park your car; ouch! Two drinks minimum is pretty much standard at any comedy club, I had two Long Ice Tea, yes pricy, but they were the best I ever had, the two drinks numb me from head to toe, I could have gotten a root-canal after those two drinks. The bottom line, the Laugh Factory atmosphere is fantastic and we got lucky, because that evening the comedians slam a homerun. MGM

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★★★★★

July 8th 2006 Took my wife for our wedding anniversary out for a night of laughs at the Laugh Factory. Going out to a comedy club is like going to a sporting event. Your team can win or lose and depending on the outcome of the game will determine if you had a good time. Well, I was hoping that we were going to get a good set of comedians and the host was good and the first comedian was so-so at best, but then came up a little Puerto Rican lady that was funny. Then a comic name Kennedy who brought the house down and Roz from Last Comic Standing did some justice and closed the show with a lots of laughs. The Laugh Factory is in the heart of NYC at 42nd Street, so be prepared to pay premium to park your car; ouch! Two drinks minimum is pretty much standard at any comedy club, I had two Long Ice Tea, yes pricy, but they were the best I ever had, the two drinks numb me from head to toe, I could have gotten a root-canal after those two drinks. The bottom line, the Laugh Factory atmosphere is fantastic and we got lucky, because that evening the comedians slam a homerun. MGM

Pros: Great night out on the town.

Cons: None

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The Wendy Williams Comedy Experience - Highly Recommended
I would definately bring an out-of-towner here, especially someone who's afraid of the "Big Bad City". Get a funny slice of the Big Apple, a taste of the gritty city.
Approx $60 per person if you eat there, $40 for admission and mandatory 2 drinks.

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The Wendy Williams Comedy Experience - Highly Recommended
I would definately bring an out-of-towner here, especially someone who's afraid of the "Big Bad City". Get a funny slice of the Big Apple, a taste of the gritty city.
Approx $60 per person if you eat there, $40 for admission and mandatory 2 drinks.

Pros: Location

Cons: Expensive, Website

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I took my girlfriend for her Birthday. We had a great time, the comics were great . Absolutely unique and fresh performances, I have been to other comedy joints that were dry, this was especially a dynamic and unique all-star lineup. The drinks were good and the service was friendly, Overall i would highly recomend for a casual night out , first date, or birthday. Tickets online were quick and easy to get

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★★★★★

I took my girlfriend for her Birthday. We had a great time, the comics were great . Absolutely unique and fresh performances, I have been to other comedy joints that were dry, this was especially a dynamic and unique all-star lineup. The drinks were good and the service was friendly, Overall i would highly recomend for a casual night out , first date, or birthday. Tickets online were quick and easy to get

Pros: cheap, fun, classy

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My husband and I just went to NY for his birthday. We love stand up comedy but were really let down by this place. We don't usually mind a bit of profanity and toilet humour but this was ridiculous. Not to mention that alot of the comedians used jokes taken from other famous acts. The drinks were ridiculously priced and we were disgusted by the way some of the comedians attacked guests in the audience personally. Very unprofessional and not what we were hoping for at all. Don't bother going!

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★★☆☆☆

My husband and I just went to NY for his birthday. We love stand up comedy but were really let down by this place. We don't usually mind a bit of profanity and toilet humour but this was ridiculous. Not to mention that alot of the comedians used jokes taken from other famous acts. The drinks were ridiculously priced and we were disgusted by the way some of the comedians attacked guests in the audience personally. Very unprofessional and not what we were hoping for at all. Don't bother going!

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I'm a regular when it comes to comedy clubs. I've seen shows in Cali, New Jersey,New York, Vegas ,even Australia and the Laugh Factory was hands down the best. The atmosphere is great, but it can get crowded some nights. Definitely check out Wendy Williams on Wednesday. It's worth every penny. It's a must for out of towners who want a real New York experience.

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★★★★★

I'm a regular when it comes to comedy clubs. I've seen shows in Cali, New Jersey,New York, Vegas ,even Australia and the Laugh Factory was hands down the best. The atmosphere is great, but it can get crowded some nights. Definitely check out Wendy Williams on Wednesday. It's worth every penny. It's a must for out of towners who want a real New York experience.

Pros: atmosphere, great drinks, great comedians

Cons: long lines sometimes, come early

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The Wendy Williams Comedy show was the funniest thing I've seen in a long time. Capone, the gangster of comedy, is hilarious.

My complaint is with the food service. "The House of Plenty" caters to the club - trying to get a plate of food was an exercise in futility. The guy who takes your order and money was having a bad day. I went up 3 times to place an order and was *ignored* each time.

The food looked good.....

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★★★☆☆

The Wendy Williams Comedy show was the funniest thing I've seen in a long time. Capone, the gangster of comedy, is hilarious.

My complaint is with the food service. "The House of Plenty" caters to the club - trying to get a plate of food was an exercise in futility. The guy who takes your order and money was having a bad day. I went up 3 times to place an order and was *ignored* each time.

The food looked good.....

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This wasn't my first comedy club experience. I've been put on guest lists, gotten "admission" deals, etc. Point is, the Laugh Factory was among the few clubs I've paid full price plus a 2 drink minimum for and it was worth every penny! I've been back too. For the virgin to the comedy club scene I suggest a regular show on Friday or Sat night. But for the regular comedy club goer who thinks they've experienced it all, you must see Wendy Williams show! Take my advice, you won't be sorry.

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★★★★★

This wasn't my first comedy club experience. I've been put on guest lists, gotten "admission" deals, etc. Point is, the Laugh Factory was among the few clubs I've paid full price plus a 2 drink minimum for and it was worth every penny! I've been back too. For the virgin to the comedy club scene I suggest a regular show on Friday or Sat night. But for the regular comedy club goer who thinks they've experienced it all, you must see Wendy Williams show! Take my advice, you won't be sorry.

Pros: booze not ice in cups, parking lot in back, oh yeah, hillarious!

Cons: get there early

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I couldn't believe it when I got talked into going to Times Square on a Saturday night to see a bunch of unknown comics. But I was more amazed when I nearly injured myself laughing so hard. I have been back twice and have to say I'm a little addicted. The regular MC is a handsome charmer named Bill Dawes (who I saw on "One Life to Live") and he was just as funny as the headliners! It's also the nicest looking comedy club I've ever been inside. Treat yourself and give this place a try!

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★★★★★

I couldn't believe it when I got talked into going to Times Square on a Saturday night to see a bunch of unknown comics. But I was more amazed when I nearly injured myself laughing so hard. I have been back twice and have to say I'm a little addicted. The regular MC is a handsome charmer named Bill Dawes (who I saw on "One Life to Live") and he was just as funny as the headliners! It's also the nicest looking comedy club I've ever been inside. Treat yourself and give this place a try!

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As a 20-something year old living in Manhattan I'm on a fixed budget to say the least. Right now my kitchen stores a 1/2 bottle of ketchup, ramen noodles, dorritos and 3 beers. So when my friends decided they wanted to do something other than the typical weekend dive-bar-crawl, I was a little weary. Turns out the the Laugh Factory isn't a bad deal. First, I had a discount card, so that knocked some cash off the admission. 2 drink minimum - No problem (I already mentioned the beer in my fridge). By the end of the night, I spent less going to the Laugh Factory than I would have at the bars. Plus, I got to see a show! Joe Materesse was my fav comedian that night. I def suggest you check it out.

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★★★★☆

As a 20-something year old living in Manhattan I'm on a fixed budget to say the least. Right now my kitchen stores a 1/2 bottle of ketchup, ramen noodles, dorritos and 3 beers. So when my friends decided they wanted to do something other than the typical weekend dive-bar-crawl, I was a little weary. Turns out the the Laugh Factory isn't a bad deal. First, I had a discount card, so that knocked some cash off the admission. 2 drink minimum - No problem (I already mentioned the beer in my fridge). By the end of the night, I spent less going to the Laugh Factory than I would have at the bars. Plus, I got to see a show! Joe Materesse was my fav comedian that night. I def suggest you check it out.

Pros: great value drinks, funny show, clean bathroom

Cons: line to get in, line to get out, last call is too soon

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I'm not much of a comedy club person. That is to say, I never before considered a comedy club for an evening's entertainment. But a few weeks ago I was having the most awful week at work. My Honey-Bunny saw my bad mood and in attempt to avoid my glare, he took me to the laugh factory. I'd say by the time the first comic went on-stage my mood already started to improve. And by the end of the night I had completely forgotten about my bozo-boss and was able to enjoy the rest of my weekend.

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★★★★★

I'm not much of a comedy club person. That is to say, I never before considered a comedy club for an evening's entertainment. But a few weeks ago I was having the most awful week at work. My Honey-Bunny saw my bad mood and in attempt to avoid my glare, he took me to the laugh factory. I'd say by the time the first comic went on-stage my mood already started to improve. And by the end of the night I had completely forgotten about my bozo-boss and was able to enjoy the rest of my weekend.

Pros: great energy, good value

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I saw Kathy Griffin at the Laugh Factory in March and I'm still laughing. Kathy is brilliant. She's like a younger Joan Rivers, only without Melissa. We had such a good time that me and my friends still tell stories from her show like we were there! Silly, I know. I don't generally see comedy shows, but the next time I'm in New York I'm coming to the Laugh Factory!

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★★★★★

I saw Kathy Griffin at the Laugh Factory in March and I'm still laughing. Kathy is brilliant. She's like a younger Joan Rivers, only without Melissa. We had such a good time that me and my friends still tell stories from her show like we were there! Silly, I know. I don't generally see comedy shows, but the next time I'm in New York I'm coming to the Laugh Factory!

Pros: hillarious, topical, celebrity sitings

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Wed. night the Wendy Williams show was so hilarious! I'll definitely go back next time I'm in town.

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★★★★★

Wed. night the Wendy Williams show was so hilarious! I'll definitely go back next time I'm in town.

Pros: fast service, stout drinks, hilarious

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With a capacity of 300, this plush space on a crowded corner of Times Square offers a combination of headliner and showcase acts. Big-name comics like Chris Rock, Bob Saget and Kathy Griffin appear for last-minute,…

 

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