I went to a comedy club recently. Had to take my mind off my life.
It was good, it included Gabriel Iglesias
from Last Comic Standing
, who was great.
But what a scam - basically, it's a $20 cover, two drink minimum ($24) with an automatic 18% gratuity. For two people with just a plate of appetizers, it worked out to be $150.
Counting cab rides, subway rides, and daily miscellany, the day would have easily been $200+.
All I can say is, man, there's no quicker way to go broke than just trying to entertain yourself in the big city so that you don't go postal.
That's why I spend Sunday through Thursday eating cold sandwiches and drinking tap water.