Comedy Cellar

TV show Louie Louis C.K. (2010)
Aziz Ansari and Jon Stewart got their start in stand-up comedy within the walls of this prestigious Greenwich Village comedy club, popular for its brick wall in front of which the performers perform. A place around which revolves the whole plot of the series Louie, carried by Louis C.K....
Comedy Cellar
Comedy Cellar by Marion Rolland.

Please do not text or check Twitter during my show. Just live in the moment. Don’t tell your friends what you are doing. Plus, the light from your phone shines on your dumb face.

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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.

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Louie au Comedy Cellar. Tous droits réservés : FX.

Comedy Cellar

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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By Gilles Rolland

Monday, January 17, 2022

Passionné de cinéma, de rock and roll, de séries TV et de littérature. Rédacteur de presse et auteur des livres Le Heavy Metal au cinéma, Paroles de fans Guns N' Roses, Paroles de fans Rammstein et Welcome to my Jungle : 100 albums rock et autres anecdotes dépareillées. Adore également voyager à la recherche des lieux les plus emblématiques de la pop culture.

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