‘Marvelous’ way to follow in the footsteps of Maisel

FOR those who can’t get enough of The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, there is a special tour which takes fans of the Prime Video series to seven locations from the show.

The tour began in late-2019 as a bus tour. After a hiatus during the height of the pandemic, the tour has returned, this time in a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air.

The car actually made an appearance in the show’s second season as Midge Maisel’s father Abe Weissman’s car, which the family drives to the Catskills.

In the name of journalism, I nabbed a seat on a “sneak peek” of the tour.

One of the stops is the location of the original Gaslight Cafe on MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village, where Midge begins her venture into stand-up comedy.

Though the cafe only operated from 1958 to 1971 — today, it’s a stylish cocktail bar called The Up & Up — the area is jam-packed with comedy clubs, such as the Comedy Cellar and the Village Underground, where young comics today get their starts and veterans sell out the room.

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