Party Earth Review Founded by the late, great Rodney Dangerfield as a place for young comics to try out material that was often too dark or “out there” for the mainstream stand-up crowd, Dangerfield’s continues to offer a lineup of top-notch... ... read full review
1118 First Avenue
New York, NY 10065
4, 5, 6, N, Q, R: Lexington Ave-59th Street
Bar/Restaurant: Su–Th 8pm, F 7:30pm, Sa 7pm
Performances: Su–Th 8:45pm; F 8:30pm, 10:30pm, and 12:30am; Sa 8pm, 10:30pm, and 12:30am
Upper East Side, New York –
Founded by the late, great Rodney Dangerfield as a place for young comics to try out material that was often too dark or “out there” for the mainstream stand-up crowd, Dangerfield’s continues to offer a lineup of top-notch comics that draws a diverse clientele of tourists, aspiring comics, and everyone in between.
Guests are ushered past a wall of alumni photos featuring the likes of Jerry Seinfeld, Andrew Dice Clay, and Chris Rock, and into a dingy black cocktail lounge, where candlelit booths surround a small stage.
Once the show starts, the crowd of out-of-towners, couples, and co-workers are treated to an hour of high-energy comedy – not to mention a fair share of aggressive catcalling and heckling – as several different comedians take the stage.
The laughs are largest at weekend shows when more notable stand-up comics perform their energetic sets, while the weekdays generally feature up-and-comers who hit the stage with something to prove and nothing to lose.
Patrons looking for a classic no-frills comedy club need look no further than Dangerfield’s, a punchy, down-to-earth joint whose hallowed halls have heard fiery digs and stifled guffaws from some of the world’s greatest stand-ups.
Tourists, groups of friends, local professionals, aspiring comics, and older regulars, 20s to 40s.
Live comedy shows every night featuring four to six stand-up comedians.
Dinner menu includes bar snacks and entrées. Two-drink minimum.
Cover charge $12–$15+. Bar snacks $6+, entrées $8+. Beer $7+, wine $7+, cocktails $9+.
Casual or work attire: t-shirts, sneakers, jeans, blouses, dresses, jackets.
Late night on Fridays and Saturdays for the largest crowds and biggest-name comedians.