1. NYC: New York City History of Stand-Up Comedy Tour
Comedy History Tours NYC is New York City's Premier History of Comedy Tour. See the sites in Greenwich Village where modern-day stand-up comedy was born. Learn the history of these locations, as well as the history of comedy in New York City and popular culture at large. Our tour is done in cooperation with comedy shows across NYC, and our tour includes complimentary entrance to one or more stand-up comedy shows later that day/night, and throughout your NYC visit. Your final show options and vouchers/confirmations for such will be given to you by your guide on the tour. An overview of each show will be provided by your guide so you can make your selection(s). Comedy History Tours NYC tour stops include The Duplex, Cafe Wha, the Original location of The Cafe Au Go Go, The Bitter End, The Comedy Cellar, and more. This is a must-attend tour for comedy lovers as it will frame your visit to New York City with a history of New York City comedy. The following is the full tour itinerary Our tour starts on the famous intersection of Gay Street and Christopher Street where your guide will narrate, with pictures, the history of New York City comedy from the early 1900s vaudeville, through the dinner clubs and radio of the 1930s and 40s. At The Duplex, your guide will narrate, with photos, the comedy history of The Duplex, and the famous comedians who rose through this venue. At The Cafe Wha, your guide will narrate, with photos, the comedy history of The Cafe Wha, and the famous comedians who rose through this venue. At The Bitter End, your guide will narrate, with photos, the comedy history of The Cafe Au Go Go (now Madam Ji's across the street from The Bitter End), and The Bitter End. As well as note the famous comedians who rose through these venues. At The Grisly Pear Comedy Club, your guide will narrate, with pictures, the history of comedy regarding the rise of television in the 1960s, as well as the creation of Saturday Night Live, and famous African American contributions to comedy. Your guide will also note the most famous modern comedy clubs in New York City at this stop. At The Comedy Cellar, your guide will narrate the history of The Comedy Cellar, and your guide will offer to take photos of you in front of the Club's famous marquee. And finally, your guide will show you the second location of The Comedy Cellar, located at the Village Underground. Also at this stop, your guide will note local stand-up comedy show(s) that you are given free access to later that evening and/or on your trip, as a benefit of attending this tour. All comedy show options are for ages 21 and over.