Free comedy in NYC: Catch some laughs at these stand-up and improv shows

New York City is known for many things, and a great selection of comedy is one of them. But most well-known comedy spots come at a price. From mandatory drink purchases (and minimums) to door fees, getting your laugh on may empty your wallet.

But don’t despair: There are plenty of places to see stand-up and improv around the city that will have you supporting the local comedy scene without spending on the performances.

Though you’ll probably grab a drink, or two, on your own, these comedy spots don’t have drink charges or door fees, making the actual performance priceless, literally.

So the next time you’re looking for some solid entertainment on your night out, head to these comedy shows, held at a bar or comedy club near you.