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The first time Eddie Murphy came into the club, he was only 18 and had a little too much attitude. A few days later, he apologized and we gave him a shot. Saturday Night Live soon followed and the rest is show biz history. Eddie in turn discovered Chris Rock at The Comic Strip one night. Rolling Stone magazine recently described Rock's career as "ballistic." Like so many acts, television Superstar Jerry Seinfeld worked for many years at the Comic Strip. Everybody called Seinfeld "Doctor Comedy" because there wasn't a bit Jerry couldn't fix. Paul Reiser was asked by a fellow Comic Strip performer to accompany him to a film audition. The Director asked Paul if he wanted to read for the part as well. He did and got the part! That film was "Diner" and it launched Paul's illustrious career.
Since the 1950s the Café Wha? has been a favorite hot spot cornered in the heart of Greenwich Village. The 60s was an impressionable and revolutionary era. Artists of the time frequented the Café Wha? as it was known to be a sanctuary for talent; Allen Ginsberg regularly sipped his cocktails here. The Café Wha? was the original stomping ground for prodigies Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix. Bruce Springsteen, Peter, Paul & Mary, Kool and the Gang, as well as comedians, Richard Pryor and Bill Cosby also began their road to stardom on this historic stage. The Café Wha? encompassed the Beat Generation and continues to hold tight to its spirit, entertaining all walks of life.
Happy Hour everyday of the week with Lime and Strawberry Margarita's, Draft Beer Specials, and wine special's. Also try Rodeo Bar new Happy Hour Food menu with all the Rodeo treat's you have grown to love.
The New York Times: "A handsomely appointed 175-seat club offers mainstream style and stand-up humor by rising talents, many of whom have been on Letterman and The Tonight Show". Drop-ins include Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld and Robin Williams.
Branch is conveniently located on East 54th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, in the area of New York City known as Midtown East. This neighborhood stretches from 42nd Street north to 59th Street, and East of Fifth Avenue to the East River.
There is plenty to do and see right on our street, including the original Studio 54 building, The Zigfield Theatre, The Lipstick Building, The Citicorp Building, and the Gucci store.
ALL ABOUT JAZZ - November 2002 Issue - Like most Americans born in the 1960s, Iridium Jazz Club owner Ron Sturm grew up with rock 'n' roll, not jazz. "I got more involved with jazz when I was in college at Boston University," Sturm says. "Boston was really hot then - there were a lot of jazz clubs and good things happening, and I caught a lot of shows." When the Sturm family decided to open a club, Ron is the one who suggested jazz. The name Iridium was chosen for several reasons. Iridium is a silvery white metal, but the word derives from iris, so it also refers to a rainbow. The Sturms liked the sound of the word, and better yet someone told them that saxophones were once lined with iridium.
Well known among locals and visitors alike as a lounge, a club and an oasis from your everyday. Sit down among the rooftop palms or lay low in the James Bond style martini lounge. Sip a bit before you shake your troubles away on one of our two dance floors. Internationally known DJs spin techno and house for an intimate dance experience all but disappeared from downtown. Just off the historic Union Square, turn the corner and weekly parties, drink specials and hip hop classics beckon.
From the moment you enter the Blue Note's special world, you become part of its exciting and spirited atmosphere. Sip an exotic drink, sample the great food. Whatever you choose, you'll enjoy jazz, America's most indigenous musical art form within close range of the clubs' famous stage and the superstars who perform on it.
The flagship New York club has earned the distinction of being the world’s premier jazz club and restaurant. Tony Bennett, George Benson, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Oscar Peterson, David Sanborn, Nancy Wilson, the late Sarah Vaughan and Dizzy Gillespie are just a few of the superstars that have called the Blue Note "home."
Although considered one of the top venues in the world for presenting Jazz, the Blue Note also feature all the biggest names in Blues, Latin, Brazilian, Fusion, R&B, Soul, Contemporary, Big Band and Popular music.
Some come for our acclaimed Coastal Mediterranean cuisine. Others visit Providence take in the surroundings of the space that decades earlier was a landmark church, followed by a world-famous recording studio in which Hendrix, Sinatra, The Stones, Streisand and The Ramones created historic records. Still others frequent Providence to soak in the after work lounge vibe or to groove at one of the few remaining venues in the city where dinner and dancing are offered under one roof. http://www.lebarbat.com/
In addition to an enormous 2,000 square foot dance floor, the club boasts a full stage (working full length shower), a state of the art lighting system, and spectacular Video Displays throughout. The ground floor is designed by Bohn and Associates, while the downstairs was designed by Bromley-Caldary Associates, both of NYC.
Over the years, the nightclub has garnered numerous awards and is recognized as the busiest nightclub in New York City. Recognition as the city’s top bar has come from: Next Magazine, HX Magazine, New York Press, The Village Voice, CityGuide and NewYorkMetro.com. Features have been in The Advocate, Out Magazine, New York Magazine, TimeOut New York, and the New York Times. The club’s space has been used as a set location for Sex & the City, The Daily Show, and documentaries. Additionally, it has been used for numerous feature films.
Gotham Comedy Club is New York’s newest comedy venture. This club is giving the New York comedy scene a run for its money. Gotham Comedy Club is New York City’s most elegant, upscale comedy club, dedicated to keeping patrons laughing while hosting them in a casual, yet sophisticated environment.
Copacabana (often referred to as The Copa) was a famous New York City nightclub. Many entertainers, among them Danny Thomas and the comedy team of Martin and Lewis, made their debuts at the Copacabana. The 1978 Barry Manilow song "Copacabana" is named for and about the nightclub, and part of the 2003 Yerba Buena song "Guajira" is set there. The Copa was used as a setting in the films Goodfellas, Raging Bull, Tootsie, Carlito's Way and Beyond the Sea. Source
The house band for the Live Rock N Roll Karaoke night at Arlene’s Grocery, subscribe to a theory. That is, that the animation of the performance - along with the execution of the songs, is inextricably tied to the success of the evening. Success in this instance means a packed house for the entire three-hour show, with everyone enjoying themselves fully, and frequently some relishing an unforgettable night.
The Bowery Ballroom is a music venue in the Bowery section of New York City. The structure, at 6 Delancey Street, was built just before the Stock Market Crash of 1929. It stood vacant until the end of WWII, when it became a high-end retail store. The neighborhood subsequently went into decline again, and so did the caliber of businesses occupying the space. Source
Conveniently located in the heart of Times Square near Penn Station and Port Authority, The B.B. King Blues Club & Grill offers music fans a unique experience. Owned by the Bensusan Family, proprietors of the world renowned Blue Note Jazz Club, the club features world-class musical talent and consists of two distinct spaces: the Showcase Room & Lucille’s Grill.
Social Bar Grill and Lounge is a neighborhood Irish pub with something for everyone every day of the week. Stop by after work for one of the best happy hour crowds in town. Our house DJ spins Top 100 songs every Wednesday through Saturday night. We have more than 20 flat screen TVs throughout to catch the game. Daily lunch specials are available for $6.95, noon to 4 p.m. Social offers a large draft and bottled beer selection as well as plenty of bar-food favorites like burgers, sandwiches and starters. Private party space is available.
Laugh Lounge nyc returns the tradition of live comedy to the ever-more-trendy Lower East Side, home of Manhattan's original vaudeville theaters where the art of stand-up comedy originated. Laugh Lounge nyc embraces the Lower East Side's hipster incarnation with elements of the area's rich history of comedy clubs.