The Comedy Cellar uses a showcase format, as opposed to a headline format like most clubs. This format, coupled with the small capacity of the club (less than 100 people) makes the Comedy Cellar an appealing format for comedians to test and refine new material before going on the road. This makes the club an important fixture for many road comics that live in New York, and many top acts will perform. Regular performers there are some of the best stand-ups performing, including Tough Crowd host Colin Quinn, Opie and Anthony co-host Jim Norton, Greg Giraldo, Mitch Fatel, SNL star Darrell Hammond, Insomniac with Dave Attell star Dave Attell, Nick DiPaolo, Rich Vos, and radio host Marc Maron. Also, some rising stars in comedy frequently perform, including Dov Davidoff, Robert Kelly, Sherrod Small, Keith Robinson, Gregg Rogell, and Ben Bailey.
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