The Hang

The Hang It’s hard for me to hang out. I took a class in college called “The American Hang Out” in which students were instructed to hang around the lecture hall and do nothing but shoot the shit with eachother for like an hour and a half. I’m pretty sure I was the only one who […]

To Bring or Not To Bring

To Bring or Not To Bring Has a comedian friend of yours ever asked you to come to their show? Maybe you’d have to say their name when you bought the tickets. Once inside the club or bar, you must satisfy a drink minimum. If any of this sounds familiar, congrats, you’ve been to a […]

Comedy Can Happen Anywhere…

Comedy is popping up all over! Hotels, bars, schools, podcasts, charities, and obviously the world wide web.  Especially with the rise of social media, comedy can be shared in real time and in person. We have moved past the days of traveling through a comedy circuit/trail/belt to see a handful of great stand up comedians […]

A Night Behind The Scenes at Stand Up NY

Want to know what goes on before, during, and after our shows? Well here’s your inside reporter coming to you from the desk of the Night Host. Yes, I am here to give you the real scoop on how and what all goes down from Opening to Close at our Comedy Club. First show kicks […]

Jewish Comics of NYC

As we all know, Jewish standup comedians are hard to come by in New York. Here at Stand Up NY, we pride ourselves in hosting Jewish comedians since we first opened in 1986. As Passover approaches, we decided to celebrate our comedians’ Jewish heritage. Here are some highlights! Elon Gold  Elon, a Bronx native, was […]

Happy St. Paddys To Irish American Comedians

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, let’s take some time to appreciate the long legacy of Irish-American comedians. Irish immigrants have been settling along the East Coast since 1700s, establishing large communities in New York, Philadelphia, and Boston. Irish immigrants and their descendants have had a huge impact on US culture, especially comedy. Here are some […]

African American Stand Up – The Founders

Simultaneous with the 1930s and 1940s stand up comedy evolution in the “Borscht Belt”, African American comedians emerged on the “Chitlin Circuit.” This was a string of clubs and venues in the east, south, and midwest that began with some of the great founders of comedy such as Moms Mabley, Redd Foxx, Dick Gregory and […]

The Comedy Boom

All for Comedy, Comedy for All: Is the current stand-up comedy boom going to last? It’s the beginning of the new year but there is that recurring question floating around the comedy world, is this comedy boom about to go bust? There was already a comedy revolution in the 70’s and 80’s, but by the […]

2017 Highlights!

With the close of the old year comes the beginning of the 2017 recaps, rankings, ratings, and awards. We’ve compiled a few outstanding mentions of great NYC comedians who hit the scene hard this past year and received due recognition for their dedication to comedy; oh, and they also frequent Stand Up NY regularly!   […]

2017 Recap

Stand Up NY had a stand-out year with special guest drop-ins, our regular comedian’s special TV appearances, and a lot of comedy greats hitting our stage to relive their past glories or test new material. So here’s the scoop from the past year, this is the very best of the best of 2017 at Stand […]