This burgeoning, multi-level comedy palace in Long Island City is the deserving gem of the Queens comedy scene. Owner Rebecca Trent programs 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||Contact:|
10-93 Jackson Ave
|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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Barely Making It
Meghan O’Malley, Erick Hellwig and Adrian Davidson invite comedians to Long Island City every week to try out their freshest material. Past guests have written for and appeared on Broad City, Master of None, The Daily Show and more.Stand-up Wednesday December 7 2016 - Wednesday March 1 2017Read more
Hosts Shalewa Sharpe and Courtney Fearrington bring together a night of heavy drinking and raw, unpredictable open-mic stand-up sets, all in honor of Tupac.Open mic nights Friday December 9 2016 - Friday May 19 2017Read more
Clip Show: A Sketch Show
In this half-hour show, NYC sketch troupe PEP presents clips from fake shows that never actually aired. Prepare for a lot of brutal spins on your favorite ’90s sitcoms.Sketch shows Saturday December 10 2016 - Saturday February 11 2017Read more
Creek Harold Night
If you can't get enough of improv godfather Del Close's longform improv structure, check out this free monthly show. Team Pluto hosts while different local indie teams try to nail second and third beats.Improv Sunday December 11 2016 FreeRead more
This long-running experimental show features an improv team consisting of four people that have never performed together, resulting in a lot of laughs and a unique experience that will never happen again—until next week when they get four more people...Improv Monday December 12 2016 - Monday January 2 2017 FreeRead more
Amazeballs: An Experimental Magic and Comedy Show
Open your brain to mind reader Eric Dittelman (America’s Got Talent) and some of the best magicians in town. Comics try out new material while also working on their sleight of hand at this monthly celebration of the unknown.Magic Thursday December 15 2016 FreeRead more
Comedians Justin Auslaender, Lindsay Boling and guests take a look at a historical event with one question in mind: have we learned from our past? One thing is for sure, you'll learn a thing or two at this night of stand-up, sketch comedy and trivia ...Stand-up Friday December 16 2016 - Friday January 20 2017Read more
Art School Acid Dropout
Artist Grand Lindahl invites you to laugh, drink and draw at his monthly show. While comedians tell stories, audience members draw what they hear with paper and crayon. Plus, a guest artist graces each show (like New Yorker cartoonist Erik Bergstrom) to...Storytelling Friday December 16 2016 - Friday February 17 2017 FreeRead more
Hardworking funnyman Dan King writes a pilot script for a new sitcom every month. Watch as fellow comedians help him bring his doomed-yet-hilarious ideas to life in a late night table reading.Saturday December 17 2016 - Saturday January 21 2017Read more
Things to do
The Dump! Open Mic Storytelling Show
The Creek and the Cave gives you eight minutes to rid yourself of some of your most ghastly memories at this cathartic storytelling event. With no prompts or judges, you can finally share your secret tales of summer camp heartbreak and music festival...Tuesday December 27 2016 - Tuesday April 25 2017 FreeRead more
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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!
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.