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The Creek and the Cave

Comedy Long Island City
5 out of 5 stars
(6user reviews)
Week at the Creek
Photograph: Mindy Tucker Week at the Creek

This multi-level comedy palace in Long Island City is the deserving gem of the Queens comedy scene. Catch shows seven nights a week, and at times you can catch up to five free shows on a busy weekend night. Among it's features: cheap, serviceable Mexican food, a ramshackle theater hosting larger sketch and improv events, a smaller space downstairs for intimate stand-up or storytelling shows and a bar with adjoining patio on which to ply friends for their opinions after the show.


Venue name: The Creek and the Cave
Address: 10-93 Jackson Ave
New York

Cross street: at 49th Ave
Opening hours: Various showtimes
Transport: Subway: G to 21st St, 7 to Vernon Blvd–Jackson Ave, E or M to Court Square–23rd St
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Average User Rating

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Respect to this institution for getting in early (I started going here in 1996 when it was Willow Creek) and growing with -- and contributing to -- the neighborhood. Very satisfying vegan options, and a supportive showcase for rising talent. Sharp-eyed folks can even catch established entertainers here!

This amazing place is the only comedy/entertainment venue worth mentioning in the city! Hail yourselves!


This place is awesome! It's a Mexican restaurant/dive bar/pinball arcade/stand-up comedy venue! I Went on a Thursday night and got $5 wine! I also ordered chilli! It was really tasty! I attended a show by Jackhammer Comedy. The show was free and hilarious.

I love this spot. They have free stand-up featuring some hilarious folks. I also love love love the food!

With many FREE stand up, improv and sketch shows every day, flavorful California Mexican food, cheap-ish beers and booze and the coolest pinball machine in NYC, this clubhouse-type comedy den has a chill vibe and near constant live entertainment. This is the next legendary NYC venue that will eventually launch a dozen or more other legends.