A stand-up comedy club is a place to have fun, let loose and enjoy yourself. However, there are rules. Sometimes, people decide not to follow these rules, and that puts us in a real pickle. Here at Stand Up NY, we want you to have a good time. That’s why we created an informational and educational public service announcement to teach the conduct expected while at Stand Up NY, rather than berate you with the things you need to know.

In this video, we profile two people. A man by the name of Jack has proper comedy club etiquette and showcases how to act in a comedy club. Another man by the name of Jerk is disheveled and rude and showcases how not to act in a comedy club. We will contrast every individual action between the two people. For instance:

Jack waltzes in, Chivalrous as always, with a girl holding on to his arm. He is delighted to see a reserved table for 2, opts to pull out one of the chairs to seat his lovely woman, and then proceeds to sit down and fold his leg properly.

Jerk meanders into the frame, already half drunk, and proceeds to steal the seat from the woman accompanying him. He flips the chair and leans his arm on the backrest, and then inappropriately checks out the waitress passing by him.

The trend of contrasting these two characters continues until the last scene where Jerk breaks the #1 rule: NO HECKLING. Jerk is an example of how NOT to act at a comedy club. As long as you aren’t a jerk, you are cool with us. Stay tuned for any new rules we feel the need to include portrayed by yours truly – JERK.