|2012 New York City Comedy Club Awards
Categories: Comedy Shows,Reviews
Posted: January 26, 2012
by Ted Greenberg
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Every week at my mostly one-man comedy show, Ted Greenberg’s The Complete Performer, I acknowledge audience contributions in a red carpet awards ceremony.
As a stand-up comic, I’ve played nearly every New York City comedy club. So today I name the winners of The Complete Performer’s 2012 New York City Comedy Club Awards. Envelope please.
THE HYGIENE AWARD goes to Gotham Comedy Club. What Donald Trump’s club would run like, whip-crack professionalism and spit-shined bathrooms (something I’ve challenged with preshow jitters).
THE OLD SCHOOL AWARD goes to Dangerfield’s. Tucked away in the 60s geographically & spiritually, it sweetly summons the heyday of stand-up titan Rodney Dangerfield. Bombing comics get dumped in nearby East River.
THE WORKOUT ROOM AWARD goes to Grisly Pear. Call ahead on Thursday nights to see New York City’s great up and comers.
THE MANHATTAN INC AWARD goes to Caroline’s On Broadway. Brassy like a giant speakeasy, it’s the club that claims a true Broadway ambiance.
THE NO NEPOTISM AWARD goes to the Comedy Cellar. Uncompromised by private functions or industry log rollers, it’s the any-day venue par excellence (if not sold out). Louis CK’s home court.
After seeing my show, roll six blocks to the Cellar. That is, if you don’t win the free cab ride home!
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