Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A Night Out on the Town with Some of the Funniest People in New York

With the price of Broadway show tickets upwards of $100, many New Yorkers simply can’t afford some of the live performances for which the city is renowned. But what makes New York the epicenter of cultural entertainment is the variety it has to offer. While Wicked tickets may not be in your budget this month, don’t let that deter you from some of the other great live shows.

Fabulously Frugal reader and improv king Tim Eberle shares some of his thoughts on comedy in the city:

New York City is home some of the best comedy talent in the world. But with ticket prices for quality stand-up comedy shows usually topping $30 (before the obligatory two drink minimum at most comedy clubs), those on a budget may find it simply not a viable entertainment option. There is, however, another option for comedy nerds on a strict budget. New York City houses three of the best improv and sketch comedy theaters in the country (The Magnet Theater, The P.I.T., and The Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater), where tickets to most shows cost no more than $5 to $10 dollars, with cheap booze and no drink minimum inside the theater. Since the majority of the performers have been trained through the theaters’ rigorous improvisation and sketch programs, there’s no need to sacrifice quality for price. Mike Meyers, Amy Poehler, Scott Adsit, Horatio Sanz, and David Cross are just a few of the famous names who make regular appearances at the theaters.

Tim is part of the hilarious comedy group Lead McEnroe (see photo), which performs weekly at The Magnet Theater for a mere $5, and beers are only $2! For more information about Lead McEnroe’s performances, visit

To score discounted tickets to other excellent theater, comedy, and concerts in your city, check out Goldstar Events or sign up for their weekly e-newsletter.

What are your recommendations for the best live performances?

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