The Big Apple has something for everyone -- including places where parents and teens can both get a good laugh. In New York, you'll find a variety of comedy clubs with shows and special programs especially for teens and families. Some also offer an after-prom package, complete with snacks and drinks.
The Broadway Comedy Club
The Broadway Comedy Club is located on West 53rd Street in New York City. A variety of stand-up comedians appear at the club each night, with shows lasting from 90 minutes to two hours. There is an admission charge and a two-drink minimum, which can include soft drinks.
After-prom shows are offered at The Broadway Comedy Club. Teens pay one price to see a comedy showcase and get tickets to a future show. Snacks and soft drinks are also included, with unlimited refills.
Improv 4 Teens!
Improv 4 Teens! takes place at the Broadway Comedy Club and gives teens an opportunity to be a part of an improv comedy show. This helps your teen learn how to create characters and make up jokes spontaneously. It also helps with public speaking skills, self-confidence and creative writing. Sessions are offered in the spring and winter.
Or, you and your teen can just go watch one of the Improv 4 Teens shows. Choose from two show times each Saturday. There is a charge for tickets, along with a one-drink minimum per guest.
National Comedy Theatre
National Comedy Theatre, located on West 36th Street in New York City, offers an improv comedy show, which involves the audience and allows them to make suggestions for the show. All parts of the show are kept clean and there is no age or drink minimums.
In the summer, your teen can attend a summer comedy camp at the National Comedy Theatre. Teens, ages 14 to 17, are invited to the two-week teen camp, where they will study sketch writing and improv. Tween camp is for youths ages 10 to 13 who are also interested in improv and sketch comedy.
LOL New York
LOL New York is a stand-up comedy theater located at the Times Square Arts Center on West 43rd Street in New York City. Up-and-coming acts, comic headliners from film and television and local talent perform shows daily.
Family friendly shows are ideal for teens and are offered at 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. On Friday and Saturday, family friendly shows take place at 7 p.m. A two-beverage minimum applies to every guest.
Kids 'N Comedy
Kids 'N Comedy is a family-friendly comedy show that takes place at the Gotham Comedy Club on West 23rd Street in New York City. Each show features teenage stand-up comedians who have graduated from Manhattan's Gotham Comedy Club.
Shows take place one to two times each month, on Sunday afternoon. Tickets are required and there is a one-drink minimum. Lunch is also available during the show.
Caroline's On Broadway
Caroline's On Broadway, located in Times Square, offers teens an after-prom package. Shows are alcohol-free and include music and comedy. Along with the show, teens receive unlimited snacks and drinks. A full menu is also offered, which includes appetizers, pizza, steaks, sandwiches, salads and desserts.