True humor fanatics shun yucky mega-clubs (at least occasionally) in favor of cheaper, more edgy stand-up comedy. Dank, miniature venuesbar back rooms, lounges, and rock clubsoffer up the dirty goods. In the vein of the innovative Industry Room (most recently housed in the Actor's Playground), there's now yet another option for the laugh-hungry. Neither club nor bar, swanky 99-seat theater space Ars Nova (opened this month) has initiated "Automatic Vaudeville," a weekly Tuesday night of comedy, with actual seats, no drink minimum, and comics who aren't... More >>>
By photo: Cary Conover
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