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.

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CONGRATULATIONS to MCS teacher Cory Kahaney for doing Stephen Colbert on July 22nd!

CONGRATULATIONS to her student Emma Willman for doing Colbert on September 26th!

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Recent Faculty Credits Include:

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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."

-Lewis Black, International Headliner

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Sherri Shepherd

"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."

-Sherri Shepherd, The View

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We’re now offering classes at Levity Live in West Nyack!

Classes at Levity Live

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

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.