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An Oral History of the Comedy Cellar

By Vanity Fair

Booker Estee Adoram is still formidable, the bathrooms are still awkwardly placed, and the “family table” is still terrifying. Even as much as the Comedy Cellar hasn’t changed over three decades, the talents who got their starts there have transformed the comedy world. Jon Stewart, Colin Quinn, Judy Gold, and more comedians share memories of the cramped basement venue that made their careers, and that they still call home.