It’s to Ian Lloyd’s Brother Louie that Louis C.K. emerges from the Washington Square subway station before moving into the Village. A short stop at Ben’s Pizzeria at the corner of Macdougal Street and W. 3rd and then on to the Comedy Cellar where the comedian regularly performs in front of an often conquered audience. While Louis C.K.’s HBO series may have helped inspire hundreds of tourists to book a table at the Comedy Cellar, this iconic club didn’t wait for this large-scale media exposure to earn its stripes with a huge number of insiders. It is also not for nothing that Louis C.K. made it the nerve center of the adventures of his television alter ego. It was here, in the 1990s, that he played to a sparse audience, hoping for better days and more laughter. The hall also has its own series, entitled This Week at the Comedy Cellar.
The Louie series has won thirteen awards, including receiving the 2012 Emmy Award for Best Writing for a Comedy Series.
Founded in 1982 by a certain Bill Grundfest, himself a stand-up comedian, the Comedy Cellar and its restaurant, The Olive Tree Cafe, where actors go to eat after their shows, enjoy an ever-growing popularity.
Often cited as one of the best comedy clubs in the United States, the Cellar has seen its share of stars since it opened. From Robi... Learn more about Comedy Cellar
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