There is a lot of stand up comedy available in NYC. Show hawkers follow you around in Times Square, trying to convince you to come see their show. Dangerfield’s and Caroline’s have fabulous reputations for being places to see some of the best stand up acts in the city. But there is more available than what you find in a quick Google search! Eastville Comedy Club is located in the East Village and is a wonderful, out of the way spot to see an excellent show. If you sign up as part of their email list you will never pay for a ticket to get inside but they do still have the standard drink/item minimum that most comedy clubs are notorious for requiring. I’ve seen some big name comedians here like Judy Gold and Janine Garafalo, and even some up-and-comers who have since become big names like Christian Finnegan. If you want to see a great show without having to trek through Times Square to get there, Eastville is the place for you!
Take the F train to 2nd Ave, the N, R trains to 8th St/NYU, or the 6 train to Astor Place