The West End

995 West End Avenue New York, NY 10025 107th and West End Avenue View on Google Maps

The West End, formerly the Underground once housed Robin Givens’ mother’s tea shop. That’s Mike Tyson’s mother-inlaw! In one of our other incarnations, we were New York’s only Communist Bookstore. Rumor has it that there were more FBI agents in here at any given time than actual communists. Established on August 8, 1997, it opened as a coffee shop and has since become a neighborhood favorite lounge and comedy/cabaret/music performance venue. We are now home to some of the best shows in nightlife!

Recent shows:

Free
Tue Jul 14 2015 at 7:00pm @ The West End. Featuring DUST STRIKE, JFK Rowling, Mistress, The Punctual Drunks, XXL
Uptown Improv is back for July with a spectacular show for you all! Three teams will take the stage to perform a one-time-only, never-to-be-seen-again show created before your eyes based on a one word suggestion from an audience member! YOU ...
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Free
Thu May 7 2015 at 7:00pm @ The West End. Featuring Medusa, Mistress
Yes it's our silliest name for a show yet, but #AprilShowers bring #MayFlowers ! So does Uptown Improv. Come out to the wonderful underground cabaret space at The West End for a wonderful Thursday night improv show! There we will celebra ...
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Free
Thu Mar 26 2015 at 7:00pm @ The West End. Featuring JOEY, Mistress
Uptown Improv is happening this week! Come out for what is always a night of laughter and fun! Three teams will perform a show of their choosing! Bring a friend, bring a parent, bring a lover! It's improv so anything is possible! TEAMS: ...
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Free
Thu Feb 26 2015 at 7:00pm @ The West End. Featuring MEAD, Mistress, Schoolmarm
Uptown Improv continues bringing bi-weekly shows to the West End Lounge with another night of improv! Three teams will perform one-of-a-kind improv shows never to be seen again! Come have a drink, or snack, and laugh away the end of the col ...
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Free
Thu Feb 12 2015 at 7:00pm @ The West End. Featuring Mistress, No Big Deal, Two Birds
With 1/12th of the year gone already (golly-gee January happened quick) we commence with our February lineup of shows, which begins with #Valenprov! (Valentine's Day + Improv = Valenprov) Three teams will perform a 20-25 minute set aroun ...
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Free
Thu Jan 29 2015 at 7:00pm @ The West End. Featuring Glory Days, Mistress, The Punctual Drunks
The second time The West End will be hosting us! Come one come all to an improv extravaganza with live improv, food, drink, and merriment! Bring a date! Bring your mom! Bring whomever! All are welcome! There will be lights, music, gla ...
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Free
Thu Jan 15 2015 at 7:00pm @ The West End. Featuring Big Revival, DUST STRIKE, Mistress
Come celebrate the New Year and the second year of Uptown Improv!!! (CAN YOU BELIEVE IT???) The show will be at our newest location, The West End where this year we will be performing every other Thursday night at 7:00pm! As always three ...
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$5
Thu Jul 10 2014 at 7:00pm @ The West End. Featuring Botox Barbie, Saint Nancy, Schoolmarm
Join Botox Barbie's debut show. Who's Hosting: Botox Barbie Who's Playing: Schoolmarm and Saint Nancy Who's on Commercial Break: Nore Davis, Lukas Kaiser, and Usama Siddiquee Where's all the good stuff: The West End Lounge 995 W ...
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