1. Carolines on Broadway: Midtown
2. Union Hall: Park Slope, Brooklyn
If intimacy is your vibe, Union Hall has the quaintest basement for comedy acts. The shows are cheap as heck, and you never know who'll be making a special appearance. BONUS: If you arrive early, you can play bocce while you wait for the show to start!
3. The Comedy Cellar: Greenwich Village
4. Magnet Theater: Chelsea
Also a comedy school, Magnet Theater is best known for its wild and crazy improv shows. It's VERY important that you check out one of their house teams perform musical improv on Tuesdays if you've never seen it before!
5. Gotham Comedy Club: Chelsea
6. EastVille Comedy Club: East Village
7. Littlefield: Gowanus, Brooklyn
This hidden gem is totally worth the trek to Brooklyn, and you won't be disappointed. For the best new and alternative comedy, Littlefield has it all.
8. Joe's Pub at The Public: Bowery
9. The Annoyance Theatre: Williamsburg, Brooklyn
This adorable comedy theater originated in Chicago, so you know it's going to offer the best of the best. With unique class offerings and a wide range of sketch, improv, and musical shows, your laughter will be echoing all the way into the streets of Brooklyn and beyond.
10. The Stand: Gramercy
There's never a dull moment at this intimate club, which has an overflow of comedians bringing hard laughs to your face seven nights a week. The Stand is your one-stop shop for top names in stand-up comedy.
11. The People's Improv Theater: Gramercy
The PIT was founded by a former SNL writer, so the bar has been set pretty high at this cooler-than-cool comedy club. With their priorities set on developing new talent, the courses they offer have been raved about all over town.