Surprise Set at The Comedy Cellar feat. Ansari, Chappelle, Rock, Schumer and Seinfeld

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Written by James Lange

Legendary comedians Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari and Jon Laster at Comedy Cellar

Legendary comedians Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari and Jon Laster at Comedy Cellar

There’s no shortage of comedy legends that will tell you the world of comedy is a rollercoaster. The only

constant is grit, determination, and a lot of ups and downs. But, every once in a while, something

magical happens.comedy cellar

At the Comedy Cellar in Greenwich Village, one of those magical moments unfolded. An unsuspecting

audience seated around the stage, well into their two-drink minimum, heard from the night’s MC, Jon

Laster, that some heavy hitters were going to grace the stage.

Understatement of the century.

It all started with Dave Attell, one of the best known faces of Comedy Central. Then…

Jerry Seinfeld strolled onto the stage. Then…

Amy Schumer added a stop to her Trainwreck. Then…

Chris Rock took the mic and let loose. Then…

Aziz Ansari proved he is much more than a Master of None. And then…

Dave Chapelle crowned a royal night of comedy.

Jon Laster was quoted shortly afterwards, stating: “It was magic, man…the comedic equivalent of

watching a Picasso being painted.”

The Comedy Cellar has a strict rule: no use of cellphones by the audience, period. That means that this

Picasso was not well documented.

Chris Rock did have his iPhone with him and managed to snap a photo, captioned: “Next time you

should come.”

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Nearly three hours of comedic gold unfolded in a place with no phones or cameras. Every one of these

comedy A-listers could fill a stadium with passionate comedy fans. But on Wednesday night, tickets

were just $14 with a two-drink minimum. The size of the audience gave every one of these comedians a

rare treat, an intimate setting with top-billed talent, in the company of other comedic legends.

I think the New York Times summed it up best: “A Billion Dollars Worth of Comedians for $14 and a 2-

Drink Minimum”.

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