Manhattan Comedy School

Learn how to do stand-up from national headliners

Next stand up comedy class starts April 30th, 2014.
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If you want to become a comedian and want the best stand up comedy class in New York City, then the Manhattan Comedy School is the premiere stand up comedy school to learn how to get in the business.

Perform on the same stage as these comedians

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Lewis Black"So you want to be a comic. Well, get off your ass and do something about it. I can think of no better place to start than the Manhattan Comedy School. The faculty is exceptional. It's a roster of comics that I truly admire."

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Lewis Black - International Headliner
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Sherri Shepard"If I were just starting out, The Manhattan Comedy School would be my choice. The Manhattan Comedy School is a great place to start your standup comedy career."

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Sherri Shepherd - The View, The Newlywed Game

Student Videos

Carmen Lynch on Letterman
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Faculty Videos

Cory Kahaney on Craig Ferguson

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Recently faculty credits include: HBO, Late Show with David Letterman and Comedy Central

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"The people who run Manhattan Comedy School go out of their way to make sure you have all the tools you need to begin a career in stand-up comedy..."

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Brian Koppelman - Screenwriter/producer,
Rounders, Ocean's Thirteen, Solitary Man.
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Endorsed in the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Fox News and CNN

"The Manhattan Comedy School gave me the tools, and the courage, to transform myself from an observer to a participant...
Peter Keepnews - Staff Editor, The New York Times

All students receive broadcast quality DVD’s of their performance at Gotham Comedy Club. Recent celebrity drop-ins at these shows include: Jerry Seinfeld, Louis CK, Jim Gaffigan, Judah Friedlander, Sherri Shepherd,and many others. Manhattan Comedy School graduates have access to the following:

  • Free Open Mics 
  • Free Shows at Gotham Comedy Club 
  • Free Industry Seminars (Past speakers include: CC, JR Havlan, etc.) 

Whether you want to pursue comedy as a full time career or keep your day job, Manhattan Comedy School is perfect for you. We’re much more than a school; we’re a generous, supportive comedy community.

Live in Rockland County, Westchester County, or Connecticut? We’re now offering classes at Levity Live in West Nyack!

Levity Live

If you want to become a comedian and want the best stand-up comedy class in New York City, then the Manhattan Comedy School is the premiere stand-up comedy school to learn how to get in the business.

We have the best comedy classes in NYC because all of our instructors are international headliners who are also working comedians. Instructors’ credits include: HBO, Comedy Central, David Letterman, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Conan O’Brien, The Tonight Show, Craig Ferguson, The View, ESPN, The Today Show, VH1, Discovery Channel, NPR, The Kennedy Center. Comedy class graduation shows will be at Gotham Comedy Club.

  • April 23, 2014
    I really want to know Gottfried's joke that sent people leaving the Friar's Club http://t.co/ptrPFrFVwf via @ManhattanComedy
  • April 23, 2014
    ATTN: Gotham Comedy Club Presents "New York's Funniest Professional" Stand-up Contest- $1000 Prize #NYC #Comedy http://t.co/sd5tT0Jvsa via @ManhattanComedy
  • April 23, 2014
    Guy at the urinal on his cellphone: "Sal, I'm in a meeting right now, can I call you back?" via @ManhattanComedy