Small Business Saturday – Stand Up NY History

Conceived then established in 1986, Stand Up NY has held a near and dear place on the Upper West Side for three decades as a small business. Originally solely a comedy club hosting some of New York’s best comedians, the space was bought in 2008 by our current owners Dani Zoldan and Gabe Waldman who […]

A Small Snapshot of Big Comedy Specials Coming to Netflix

Ali Wong – Baby’s Gone Back A member of the audience at the original back to back Saturday night show taping in Toronto, Michelle Da Silva of NOW Magazine (@nowtoronto), writes that “Similar to her jokes in Baby Cobra, Wong’s new material smartly subverts feminist ideas around womanhood, marriage, sex, and careers.” Then goes on […]


It’s hard to keep track of the comedy world as it spans across television, film, and now it’s rush onto online streaming platforms since 2015. Even more difficult, do you know how many films, just films, are released on average every holiday season between Nov. 15th and January 1st? Neither do I… but we all […]

Veteran Comedians

Serving in the military is a brave choice a small group of Americans makes to guarantee the security of all of us. We at Stand Up NY would like to thank all veterans for the sacrifices they made to keep this country safe. Thankfully, for some veterans, serving in the military inspired them to start […]

Explosion of Podcasts in Comedy

The beginning of Podcasts started in the mid-2000s, with the first podcasts aired in 2004 and the term “podcast” becoming the word of the year by the New Oxford American Dictionary in 2005. Just a decade later there has been an exponential growth in the podcast industry, including a shift in popular podcast genres and […]


The average funeral in the US costs between 7,000 and 10,000 dollars. That is insane! You most likely never threw that expensive of a party just for yourself when you were alive. Plus, it’s not even a good party, the music is lame, everyone is sad, nobody is grinding. You don’t even get to be […]

Welcome To November 2017, Are You Ready?

Are you ready? With Halloween over, the “holiday season” truly takes off with preparations for Thanksgiving, Parades, Marathons, and overall Holiday joy. Why not make the most of your November with family, friends, maybe even co-workers? Here’s a special list of some things to try out this November (Thanks for the help from @TimeOutNewYork & […]