Manhattan's Upper East Side: 1568 2nd Ave., between 81st and 82nd Streets, NYC, 10028.
212-861-9386. To speak with a human being, call after 12 noon.
Sunday through Thursday: 8:30 pm
YES. We recommend that you do, especially if you intend to see a Friday or Saturday night performance. The majority of weekend performances do sell out, and the only way to guarantee seating is with a reservation. We take reservations on a week-to-week basis (excluding special events). Reservation lines open at 12:00 pm. To make a reservation we need your first and last name, the number in your party, the day and time of the show you would like to attend, and a phone number where we can reach you on the day of the show (please do not give us your work phone number if you make a reservation on Saturday or Sunday).
We recommend you arrive no more than 45 minutes and no later than 30 minutes before your show.
You must be 18 or older for admittance into the club. However, we offer special performances for Prom goers (check out the link on the Home Page), which allows us to admit our guests under 18 for a safe, non-alcoholic evening of comedy. Please call 212-861-9386 for dates and details for the Prom Special.
Cabaret style seating (tables with chairs).
Cover charges are $20 and $25. Prices vary for Holiday and Special Shows.
Yes. There is a 2 drink/$20 drink minimum per person for all shows.
Casual but neat. No tank tops.
Yes. Yes. Yes. We have a wide array of non-alcoholic drinks and offer unlimited soft drinks.
No. No. No.
Munchie food only -- pizza, nachos, popcorn, peanuts, Chinese food.
Weekday performances (Sunday thru Thursday) are best if you prefer a smaller audience. However, we do sell out a number of our weekday shows.
All shows are ALL PRO, ALL THE TIME. Unlike other clubs, we do not mix in amateur comics with any of our professional shows! Weekday shows (Sunday thru Thursday) feature an emcee plus 8 comics (2.5 hours long). Weekend shows (Friday & Saturday) feature an emcee plus 4 comics (1.5 hours long).
The quality remains the same for all shows. The chance of one of our famous alumni comics stopping by for a surprise set is the same for weekday as weekend.
BIG DADDY'S is just down the street on the corner of 83rd at 1596 2nd Ave. BIG DADDY'S offers great American cuisine in a casual atmosphere that ís moderately priced.
Take the 4/5/6 train to the 86th Street stop. You will come out at 86th and Lexington Ave. Walk two blocks east to 2nd Ave. Turn south. We are on the left side between 81st and 82nd Street.
From the east side: Take the FDR East River Drive to the 96th Street exit. Go to 2nd Ave. and make a left turn heading south. We are on the left side between 81st and 82nd Street.
From the west side: Take the West Side Highway to the 96th Street exit. Heading east on 96th Street, go through Central Park. (96th Street will turn into 94th Street when you reach the east side.) Go to 2nd Ave. and make a right turn heading south. We are on the left side between 81st and 82nd Street.
If you see any other cars going to the club, just follow them. Good luck.
Street parking available, meters end at 7:00 p.m. Parking garages are on every side street.
Yes, we do. Please call the club directly at 212-861-9386 from 12 noon to midnight., Monday-Friday. We will give you more detailed information about our eight-week stand-up comedy class. It is called a comedy class, but it is really all about becoming a winner.
As to why our class is better than the rest.... In D.F. Sweedler we have one of the few master comic craftsmen around. He started his own comic career before we opened our club in 1976. We have been lucky to have him as both a performer and a teacher. He is highly respected by his peers and is sought after for his advice on fixing a bit (just like they would ask Jerry Seinfeld when he started here in '76).
Please send a DVD to Comic Strip Live, Attn: Talent Department, 1568 Second Ave, New York, NY 10028. You will be contacted if we wish to see you for an audition. Don't call us; we'll call you!
A) Order them by calling us at 212-861-9386.