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Comedy Shows & Theater
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1. Comedy Cellar
2. Comedy Village
3. Cherry Lane
4. SoHo Playhouse
5. Perry Street Theatre
6. Actor's Playhouse
Comedy Shows and Theater:
The above map illustrates some of the great theaters and standup comedy locations within Greenwhich Village and Soho. Indicated above, and described below, are a selection of some of the more interesting theaters in the area, both for plays and comedy shows, that have contributed to great theatrical tradition of this area.
1. Comedy Cellar, 117 MacDougal Street, between Minetta and West 3rd Streets
One of the great places to watch standup comedy in the city. Sunday-Thursday at 9pm and 11pm. Friday at 8pm, 9:45 and 11:00. Saturday at 7:30, 9:15, 11, and 12:45. Many of New York City's greatest comedians have graced this stage including Dave Chappelle, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Jon Stewart, as well as many others.

2. The Comedy Village, 89 MacDougal Street, between Bleecker and Houston Streets
Although not quite up to the status (or level of comedians) of the Comedy Cellar, the Comedy Village still hosts some funny comedians. Featuring some of the great names in comedy including celebrity appearances from Dave Chappelle, Tracy Morgan, Dane Cook, George Lopez and many others. The Comedy Village hosts special events, fundraisers, comedy classes, prom shows, open mics, new talent showcases and the best weekend show in NYC. Tuesday-Thursday at 9:30, Friday and Saturday 8:30, 10:30, and 12:30.

3. Cherry Lane Theater, 80 Commerce Street, between Bedford and Barrow Streets.
A landmark in Greenwich Village's cultural landscape, Cherry Lane Theatre serves as a lab for the development of new American works. As New York's oldest, continuously running Off-Broadway theatre, the Cherry Lane has helped to define American drama, fostering theater that is fresh, darin, and relevant, for over 80 years.

4. SoHo Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, between 6th Avenue and Varick Street.
The newly renovated SoHo Playhouse continues to serve the downtown theater community as an historic 199 seat Off Broadway venue. The Huron Club below is an intimate 55 seat cabaret and bar steeped in the history of Old New York.

5. Perry Street Theatre, 31 Perry Street
Until it closed on May 1, 1995, the Perry Street Theatre was one of Off Broadway's most vibrant Playhouses. First opened in 1975 under the direction of Vasek Simek, over the next two decades, the theatre was home to many successful productions and residences for the New York Theatre Workshop and the Barrow Group. The Perry Street Theatre reopened under new management in January 2005 with Gareth Armstrong's Shylock nominated for a 2004-2005 Outer Critics Circle Award.

6. Actor's Playhouse Theatre, 100 Seventh Avenue South
The Actors Playhouse is located in the heart of the West Village, and has over the years been a hub of gay and lesbian theater, as well as unusual, experimental and just plain weird productions. It has hosted such shows as Naked Boys Singing, The Only Thing Worse You Could've Told Me (a one-man play from Dan Butler, known for his over-the-top straight sportscaster on Fraser) and Marijuana-Logues.