New York may be known for its lively comedy scene, but Greenwich Village takes the cake when it comes to producing the most renowned comedic legends. Comedy spots all over the Village helped shape the careers of comedians like Joan Rivers, Woody Allen, Dave Chapelle, and many more.
Joan Rivers in 1965. Image courtesy of Pix Inc.
To this day many successful comedians from around the world continue to test out their new material right here in the Village. Most of the clubs on the list are still around today, so you can still catch some laughs!