Alphabet City dive No Malice Palace hosts a weekly open mic that's the most entertaining joke lab in the city. Loose Tuesdays is run by Will Winner, easy to spot because he's the lovable goof lobbing Ed McMahon-ish quips between sets. Winner has built a warm, welcoming room where you'll see both new and established comics bashing their material into crowd-killing form. Thanks to the emcee's childlike enthusiasm, the place has a clique-free energy that hums with generosity rather than judgment. It's so much fun, there's usually a small crowd of non-comics in attendance (about as rare as hen's teeth in NYC). Want to get up? E-mail the man himself a day ahead of time. For the price of one drink, you get four to six minutes of stage time (depending on the day) to do with what you please. If you want to try stand-up, there's no better place to start.

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197 E. 3rd St.
New York NY 10009


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