New York improv venue: Martini Red

Martini Red

372 Van Duzer Street Staten Island, NY 10304 View on Google Maps

If not for the bar flanking the narrow room and the cocktail mentioned in the space’s name, you could easily mistake this lounge for a cozy coffeehouse. Sofas and small tables line a brick wall; displayed works by local painters and photographers change every month. Open since 2002, Martini Red is as an artistic hub for Stapleton residents. Though weekly events feature eclectic D.J. sets and poets have been known to hog the open mic, the real draw is homegrown talent rocking out in the adjoining performance space. Clearly the owners take pride in not booking cover bands. On the off chance you do hear a band playing your favorite Smashing Pumpkins song, don’t be afraid to pick up your $2.50 PBR and mosh. You won’t be alone. — Michael Alan Connelly

Recent shows:

Free
Thu Jul 15 2010 at 10:00pm @ Martini Red. Featuring B.F.F., Boat, PARTYLINE!
Join PARTYLINE! at their Pu Pu Platter of Comedy at Martini Red TWO FOR ONE DRINKS DURING THE SHOW!!!!!!! Drinks start at $2.50, Party starts at 10 pm, and the ferry goes ALL NIGHT LONG!!!! Come to the MOST kick ass comedy/drink de ...
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Free
Thu Jul 1 2010 at 10:00pm @ Martini Red. Featuring Boat, Ghost Fight, Mancrush, PARTYLINE!
Join PARTYLINE! at their Monthly Pu Pu Platter of Comedy at Martini Red!!!! [u]TWO FOR ONE DRINKS DURING THE SHOW!!!!!!![/u] Drinks start at $2.50, Party starts at 10 pm, and the ferry goes ALL NIGHT LONG!!!! Come to the MOST kick ...
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Free
Thu Jun 17 2010 at 10:00pm @ Martini Red. Featuring Boat, Ghost Fight, PARTYLINE!
Join PARTYLINE! at their Monthly Pu Pu Platter of Comedy at Martini Red!!!! [b]TWO FOR ONE DRINKS DURING THE SHOW!!!!!!![/b] Drinks start at $2.50, Party starts at 10 pm, and the ferry goes ALL NIGHT LONG!!!! Come to the MOST kick ...
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$5
Thu May 27 2010 at 9:00pm @ Martini Red. Featuring Ghost Fight, PARTYLINE!, Weekend Dad
"...with a side of laughs" Come to see some great improv teams, host with the most, Tim Dimond of the Swick and Easy Comedy Show in Astoria, AND [b]with your ticket you get $5 worth of drinks at the bar[/b]... and since Staten Island is ...
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