Amy Schumer. Louis CK. Jerry Seinfeld. Chris Rock. They all worked the Comedy Cellar in Greenwich Village, honing their acts, experimenting, taking risks. But how did a New York taxi driver, born in Tel Aviv, create comedy’s most important stage? How did he influence some of the biggest names in stand-up? What are the limits of a joke? Who decides? And why does the comedians’ table matter so much?
For his new book, Don’t Applaud. Either Laugh Or Don’t, Andrew Hankinson spoke to the Cellar’s owner, comedians, and audience members to create a conversation about modern comedy and the widening chasm in contemporary culture.
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