Comedy Clubs: In between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue stands the red brick Stand-Up New York, one of the Upper West Side's premiere live comedy venues. Arranged like the quintessential comedy club, Stand-Up tends to get crowded as the weekend approaches, especially if the headliner is well known. The club's only drawbacks: the bathrooms are located rather inconveniently downstairs, and there is a two-drink minimum, but that's a small price to pay for an evening of hilarity. Our recommendation would be to scope out when one of your favorites is performing rather than dropping in unannounced. Though it's possible you might see the next Chris Rock on stage, that kind of luck is more likely to happen elsewhere.