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Gotham Comedy Club

(39 Reviews)

208 W 23rd St Frnt 1, New York, NY 10011

(212) 367-9000

Today: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tomorrow: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Leading comedy club and host to top talent.
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Phone: (212) 206-0974

Phone: (212) 367-9003

Primary Phone: (212) 206-0974

Fax: (212) 367-9003

TollFree: (800) 952-5210

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Midtown Manhattan, Chelsea

Gotham Comedy Corp

Other Information

Parking: Street

Bike Parking: Yes

Alcohol: Full Bar

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Average


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Jake S.



Good stuff. I hadn't been here for years and was dying at the talent showcase the other day, I will definitely be back next month to see Joey Diaz.



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Bad Experience...Bad Comedy Club

What a bad experience I had at this Comedy Club. I have never been so humiliated in all my life. Everytime so one laughed we were asked to keep it down. The ""bouncers"" are a much of bullies - management should be ashamed of themselves. Bad experience....Bad Comedy Club. I would not recommend this place to anyone. Every chance I get I will let it be known that this place is terrible.



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For a great time go to Gotham!

Gotham Comedy is by far my favorite comedy club in NYC. I've been several times and have always had a ball. Grant it some comedians are better than others, but overall the shows are always filled with lots of laughs. Also the food is pretty tasty. I've had the burger and it was quite delicious.
I will definitely go back!



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Go to see Veronica Mosley

I've been to pretty much all the comedy clubs in the city and Gotham is probably the best. I've been there at least 5 times. It doesn't have that ""I'm in a garage"" look that most of the others have. The waitresses are very good - they come by often so we had 4 visits during the show. At the other clubs, I usually get just two, the minimum required by most places. I drink wine so I don't know about the watered-down drinks others wrote about. The reason I'm writing now is because they had a absolutely hilarious comedian on named Veronica Mosley. She had lots of different stuff but most memorable were her imitations of Rachel Ray and Martha Stewart. She only did about 15 minutes and I wish she was on longer. The rest of the show was Ian Bagg who was funny, but just talked to the audience and didnt have much material. All in, I had a great experience - always do at Gotham.

Billy Roberts


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David The Voice Stein and April Booker were great

If you are going for comedy you will be thrilled with comedians like David The Voice Stein and April Booker. If you are coming for good drinks go elsewhere



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WHAT?? NYC you are so spoiled!

Just the Entertaiment and the location love the name a comic book.. I ama big fan on Drew Hastings and Nick Griffins social commentary. Nick will be there at the end of July and he is going to be on Letterman this month...did I remenber to say WORLD CLASS COMICS!



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Good Comedy, HORRIBLE Drinks.

Jay Mohr and his openers were very funny and all did a great set. Several months earlier Judy Gold was horrible. So, choose your performer carefully.

The Ketel One martini that I ordered was either made horribly wrong or they used watered-down vodka. I sent it back and told them to put some vodka in it. It came back worse. It could not be consumed.

The waitress picked up the un-touched drink, but she still charge me $13.50 for it.

My date ordered a reisling. Their reisling tastes like white-vinegar.

Bad waitress, bad bartender, unreliable comedy shows. If you go, just order beers for your drinks, because everything else is nasty.



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This place IS a joke- it had me laughing for hours!

This is by far one of the best comedy clubs I've ever been to in the world. It's great that they have created a reputation by having a strong repertoire of comedians that have and do still perform there. I personally have seen some big names there (Hangin' With Mr. Cooper, anyone?). And the security is one of the best things about the place. Unlike SOME NY clubs, this one respects ALL of its customers- not just the obnoxious ones. There is nothing worse than going to a place to enjoy the show and have to tolerate all of the drunk noisy idiots. So yea, if you disrupt the show for others, they will throw you out. Much appreciated, actually. In general, bar far the best place to go for what really feels like an intimate time with some of the best comedians in the world. I go every time I'm in the city, and every time I end up in tears laughing so hard.



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Cleanest & Most Professional

Second trip to Gotham Comedy Club and boy, oh boy, was it good! My first time was almost TOO much fun (how often can you say that?!) so I NEVER thought my second trip would live up to my first time! It was amazing! Gotham manages a tight ship: staff was friendly, tables were clean and spacious (nothing like you'd expect from a NY comedy club!), and the security was undoubtedly the BEST! You get the MOST FOR YOUR MONEY -- there was an annoying (probably too intoxicated) group of 30-year-olds at the table next to us. They kept talking amongst themselves which amounted to a terribly distracting and CONSTANT murmur while the comedians were performing. They were kindly asked to quite down (by the suit-and-tie security staff) or to take their conversation outside of the showroom so as not to ruin the show for the other customers. Five minutes later--while the customers from several tables were exchanging glances about this talkative group--the security guy came back over and politely, professionally, and quietly insisted that they leave. This place REALLY cares about it customers and REALLY appreciates their business. After all, the LAST thing anyone wants to spend money on is a bad night out on the town. This was perfect.



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DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME! Plenty of better places in NYC!

Save yourself, don't believe the hype. Maybe a famous comedian performed there- ONCE- when he wasnt famous!

I went and it was just the worst experience ever. Apparently this place has a '' NO HAVING FUN"" policy since they will kick you out for no apparent reason.

There are PLENTY of good comedy clubs in NYC that will happily let you spend your money and treat you like a customer. This place was......A JOKE. Dont do it to yourself.



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Great after work

went there after work with my close friends. it was a nice place. great service. drinks were good. however there is a cover charge and a two drink minimum per person. the comedians were not hilarious. I mean i have seen better. but overall it was great experience and nice to go after work and just sit bak and laugh



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Great Laughs!

I went to Gotham on my vacation last week and had a great time. Our hotel told us about it and we decided to go even though we weren't that familiar with the comics. So awesome! The openers were really good and got us going and the headliner made me laugh harder that i had in a long time. It was a little crowded but once the show started i was laughing too hard to care. the liqour selection was good and i liked that we could order food there too. I will definitley go back.



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Big time disappointment, zero stars, don't believe the hype, save your money

12/8/07 11:45 pm show. Good comedy can be insightful, analytical, sophisticated, philosophical, and cutting edge. U won't find that here. This show is exactly the same as the Comedy Central's show w/ the stand up comedians. I never found Comedy Central's show funny & I did not find the show here to be funny either.
The reason I chose to attend this show is because of all the positive citysearch reviews & because the club had a late show at 11:45. Well, I vehemently disagee w/ all these positive reviews.
The headliner was a large woman who compared herself to Rosie O'Donnell because they have about the same body shape. She declared that she didn't like her material & that she wasn't going to do it & she didn't care because she didn't have to pay the admission fee. I was thinking that u got to be kidding me. Nope. This was confirmed when she started asking audience members where they were from. I really cannot stand it when comedians do this. Who cares where the audience members are from??????? What does that have to do w/ anything??? This is simply a device comedians use to waste time. In other words, they are just wasting my time. Should have walked out.
I normally don't write reviews, but I felt I had speak up. I registered w/ citysearch specifically so that I can write this review.



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best comedy in nyc

By far the best comedy experience i've had in years. The first performer, a woman named Jessica Kirson, was hilarious. our entire party had a great time. The other comics were funny as well and the MC (a guy from the south) was great. we're beer drinkers so i cant comment on the drinks but the service was good. Gotham is more like a nightclub than most comedy clubs. No dark black walls and dirty bathrooms here. great date spot. highly recommended.



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Don't Do It!

Don't go. The bouncers are low lives from Staten Island and do all they can to push you around. A friend of mine was sick and upon leaving the show we were treated like criminals. We were threatened that they had called the police because we hadn't paid our bill at which point i reminded them that we informed the front desk that we left our money on the table. A horrid experience and I would suggest you avoid this place, even if it's free! Terrible treatment. We were told ""that they called the police and that this is how they do it in New York""! As a journalist for an entertainment magazine, trust me this is not how it's done in New York - at least not by the professional establishments.



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Great Time

I went there to see Gregg Rogel and had a great time. We were a party of 6 and were well taken care of. I love to laugh and I had a ball. My friends want to make it a monthly thing. Thanks Gotham. Oh by the way thanks to the Gotham for keeping order in the show. There were several drunk spectators there and they were spoken to. That settled them down.



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For those of you that gave Gotham less than 4 stars

OK, so me and my buddy went to a show on Thurs. Nov. 8th, I have to admit, we were kinda sketchy after reading some on line reviews, however, after attending, those of you who wrote about the management being rude and ""not allowing laughter"" are so in the wrong. In my life, I have learned that human beings don't know that they are idiots in the world. That is one of the reasons you are idiots-because of your ignorance. If a manager has to come to you and tell you to shut the hell up, its because you should shut the hell up. When we went there were some dumb, insecure people who were trying to get attention on themselves from their ""heckling"" and I just wanted to kick their behinds. The comics are used to this kind of audience and so rightly put them in their place, which sparked new material and made the entire room roar in laughter. So, if your reading these reviews and thinking its a sketchy joint, don't listen to these idiots who wrote those un-called for comments about the management. It was an amazing show and I would totally go again, but this time I would spill my cocktail on the dumb idiots who almost ruined the show by interrupting the comics in the middle of their super hilarious peformance. By the way it was one of the most cleanest bathrooms I have ever used in Manhattan with fresh cut flowers on the sink.



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Didn't love it.

Bouncers and managers need attitude adjustment but the wait staff was excellent and the first two comedians were good.



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If you are not shy and like to got involved with the show, you should avoid this place

My friends, a group of girls, went to this club and were seated in the front table, right next to the stage. we were so happy to sit there. The wait staff was very nice, but management was really bad. The first comic came up and started making fun of our table and interacting with my one friend. The lady comic was going from table to table with jokes, but kept going with our table, the whole place was having a great time and then the manager came to our table and told my friend that ""she was not in the show"". The lady comic even made a joke about what the manager said to my friend.
He was really nasty and embaresses my friend. The comics whole performance was about interacting with the audience and since the manage yelled at my friend, no one else would say anything else. The whole show then was terrible.
I would never go there again and most of the other people there said they wouldn't go tback either.



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Great Service & Show

My friends and I saw Breuer this weekend and had such a blast. The show was awesome. He's a great performer. The venue was very clean for a comedy club. The staff was exceptionally polite. They had bar food which was also really good. And the chocolate cake was awesome! I can't complain about our night.

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