I'm a transgender comedian from Colorado, I lived in Toronto for years and studied improv and stand up. I've been living in Colorado for the last bit and am looking at some bigger cities to explore my comedy career. New York City is on the top of my list and I'm interested in getting the lowdown on the city from some local comics and improvisers. I do stand up and improv so I am interested in both. Also I am going to come visit the city soon so I am interested in finding out more before I make my move next January.
First questions are about the local comedy scene obviously, what parts of town are things in, where do people place themselves in the city to be most conveniently adjacent to the areas for comedy. Affordability in what parts of town is obviously a thing I am wondering about. I'm obviously not filled with cash so I'd love some thoughts on where are areas that are good to move in the city, so I can take a look in those area's when I visit. Obviously outside of UCB what other comedy clubs are good to visit in the city, or local shows should I look into? I'm also thoroughly interested in night life, what things to do later on after hours, I'm definitely a night owl. Good affordable food places to check out, I'm a huge foodie so that's also something I love to explore. And any other general suggestions or thoughts, places to go, things to do, whatever you think just need to be said, I'd love to get some local advice on the city itself so I can delve myself into it on my vacation. Thoughts? <3