Friday, I got to check out a full show at Stand Up NY. It's a super charming club (note the pink wallpaper) on the UWS that boasts really diverse lineups throughout the week and even from show to show in a given night. Yeah, it's overall the same large pool of comedians, but some nights, if you wanted to see Gary Vider and couldn't make the 8 pm show, you blew it. Not that it's a problem, all the lineups are pretty strong, so the 10'll be fine too.
I've popped in before, briefly, and admired the headshots from Corey Melton (@theCoreyMelton) and, of course, I'm all about the upstairs Labs. But this was my first full "sit down and watch a show" night there. It was good,
Yamaneika Saunders hosted, just adding to my growing list of super impressive emcees in the city. I was mostly there to see Joe List, who I just love and Gary Gulman, who didn't actually end up being on the show (lineups are always subject to change) but I got to see a couple new-to-me vets - Mike Yard and Kevin Brennan - so I wasn't too disappointed.
The room's an average size and crampedness for New York, but the drinks are cheap and the wine comes in a generous pour. So, that's another good reason to keep coming back.