Fifteen dollars can get a person very far in New York City. It can pay for fifteen slices of edible cheese pizza, and it is perhaps the average cost of a general admission ticket to a museum (unless you get the 2 for $5 museum tix from High 5 :)). Yet, can fifteen dollars guarantee quality entertainment on a night out on the town? Yes, it definitely can. NYC’s National Comedy Theatre boasts a boatload of talent for only fifteen dollars. Located on 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue, this little theatre becomes the life of the party on Friday and Saturday nights. Having never gone to a live comedy show before, I was taken aback by the massive energy that the performers emitted. It was powerful and it was fresh.
As I munched on my popcorn, I remained alert and nervous. I had chosen to sit to the left of the stage in the second row. I felt too close to the stage, too easy a target for the comedians to taunt. [Read more…]