NATIONAL SMILE DAY #NationalSmileDay MAY 31 #worldsmileday OCTOBER 4

NATIONAL SMILE DAY  is May 31st. WORLD SMILE DAY  is October 4th.
From Walt Frasier, artistic director of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Off Broadway Improv
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Walt Frasier on Billions 4.10 May 2019. Frasier has also appeared on Blue Bloods, Royal Pains, Friends of the People, Letterman etc
In every Improv workshop I leave students with two messages
1) You have homework. (groans) Every morning before even getting out of bed, start the day with a smile. You know how you smile when someone else makes you feel good. Turns out it works both ways. Physically forcing a smile can make you feel better. You physically squeeze out the juice in our face that make you feel good. I know, it sounds gross, but it works. AND when you walk into a room with a smile, most people smile back. There will always be that one that say “Why are they smiling? What’s wrong with them.” That person will judge you no matter what you do so let’s just ignore that person. When you wait for the world to make you happy it will disappoint every time. When you set out to make the world smile, simply by leading by example, rewards flood your way.
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2) Every time you get on stage, or read in class, public speaking gets easier. Every time you let your fear win, hiding in the shadows gets easier as well. Push that comfort zone just a little bit every day and see that fear become manageable, eventually maybe even disappear. Having the fear is beyond normal. But letting the fear control you leads to many missed opportunities.
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NATIONAL SMILE DAY is EVERY DAY!

YES AND… #1 rule in Improv is to ALWAYS say YES, followed by AND…, a statement that supports everything our teammates offer and builds a scene forward, offering details to which our team can YES AND.. us in return
LISTEN and RESPOND – suspend judgement, don’t plan, rather simply LISTEN deeply to our team, then trust ourselves and our team.
Playing Improv games develops public speaking and self confidence. Fear of public speaking is #1 in the world, more that fear of death itself. THIS alone is the most important way we attack the Bully problem. A confidence person will less likely become a bully OR victim. Bullies seek out easy targets. They rarely take on a confidence individual. However, bullies themselves are most often overcompensating for their own insecurities.  So by teaching self confidence we eliminate BOTH trends. By becoming confidence public speakers and over coming social anxieties of one on one interactions we empower individuals to ask when they need help.

 

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PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY – a corporate concept that is a few decades old but very important in the past 5 years since a study performed by GOOGLE. http://www.corporate-comedy.us/about/psychological-safety-performance-drive-yes-and-improv/ . Studies find that the #1 factor that makes a successful team is psychological safety. Every person on the team feels a value to the team. Team mates support each other. BASICALLY – EVERYTHING we learn doing Improvisation! Our mission is to bring psychological safety into every classroom in New York and beyond!!!

 

Mother’s Day 2019 – Treat Mom to Some Much Needed Laughs – NYC Comedy Shows (Even for young families)

Mother’s Day 2019 – Treat Mom to Some Much Needed Laughs – NYC Comedy Shows (Even for young families) – QUICK LINKS Click links in blue below to buy discount tickets for just $5 (regularly priced $15-30)

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This Mother’s Day, treat mom to some much needed laughs

Mother’s Day Comedy Shows

Thursday May 9

9pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB
Laughing Devil Comedy Festival Now in its seventh year, The Laughing Devil Comedy Festival seeks to honor and reward the artists that most personify The Art of Comedy. The brainchild of Steve Hofstetter, the Laughing Devil Comedy Festival features a 48-comedian first round followed by four semi-final, quarter-final, and finals shows. Comedy industry from all over the US and Canada will participate to help find, expose, and give work to some of today’s top emerging comedians. 48 comedians are chosen to compete. In the quarter-finals, they each perform two five-minute sets. 16 of those move on to the semi-finals, where they each perform one eight-minute set. 8 move on to the finals, where they each perform one eight-minute set. Material can not be repeated from round to round. By the finals, comedians will have performed 4 times, and 26 minutes. This is not an easy festival to win! Winners receive cash, prizes, and work from comedy clubs, agents, and partner festivals. We look forward to seeing you in New York City! Headliners: Liz Miele – 5/8 9pm Abbi Crutchfield – 5/9 9pm

9:30 GREENWICH VILLAGE COMEDY CLUB
MC Luke Thayer Sirius XM Hanna Dickinson True TV Clayton Fletcher AXS Brian Jian Just for Laughs Melissa Diaz NY Comedy Festval Mike Gafney NBC Last Comic Standing

11pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB
Ben Rosenfeld, Alingon Mitre, Sheba Mason, Erik Braunstein, Amy Foster Bob Blieberg

Friday May 10

7:30 LMAO IMPROV at LOL TIMES SQUARE  TEENS WELCOME at this PG-13 style comedy show – adult themes but not raunchy.
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The cast of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH delivers high energy fast paced interactive comedy improvised on the spot based on audience suggestions. Every 5 minutes the MC interacts directly with the crowd and you decide what the next scene or song is about. Politics, Sports, your favorite TV shows and films and New York City itself all serve as topical subjects. Many games require the help of audience volunteers on stage to more directly steer the comedy pros. NO TWO SHOWS ARE EVER THE SAME! All professional comedy cast includes international talent from STAGE, TV and FILM including WALT FRASIER (Billions, Friends of the People, Royal Pains, Blue Bloods, Letterman, MTV), AMELIA FOWLER (Top Five w/ Chris Rock, Power, Bull, Mysteries of Laura, Orange is the New Black, Blue Bloods), THOMAS BURNS SCULLY (Comedy Central’s Broad City, HBO’s The Rock n’ Roll Project, and IVANA MENDEZ (StartUp on SONY Crackle, Wrecked on TBS).

9pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB – OUR TOP PICK THIS WEEKEND
Veronica Mosey- (Comedy Central, Jay Leno).
Mike Vecchione (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, Conan).
Dante Nero- (Comedy Central, Blacklist, Chappelle Show, The Fighting)

9:30 GREENWICH VILLAGE COMEDY CLUB  SOLD OUT

11pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB
Brian McFadden (CBS Late Show, Comedy Central)
Frank Vignola (Comedy Central)
Joanne Filan (Comedy TV)
Steve Marshall

Saturday May 11

3pm Matinee performance of  EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH is interactive improv comedy fun for all ages. Bring the whole family and celebrate with mom.

7:30 LMAO IMPROV at LOL TIMES SQUARE  TEENS WELCOME

9pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB
Jourdain Fisher (NBC’s Tonight Show) Brian McFadden (CBS Late Show, Comedy Central) Erin Jackson (Conan, Comedy Central, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, The Ellen DeGeneres Show)

10:30 GREENWICH VILLAGE COMEDY CLUB SOLD OUT

11pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB
Sheba Mason Erin Jackson (Conan, Comedy Central, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, The Ellen DeGeneres Show) Steve Marshall Frank Vignola (Comedy Central) Troy Bond

Sunday May 12, 2019 HAPPY MOTHER’s DAY

3pm EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Improv Matinee is perfect for families treating mom to some laughs!

9pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB
Dustin Chafin (HBO, Uncensored Comedy, Showtime, CMT) Ophira Eisenberg (The Moth Radio Hour, NPR’s “Ask me another.”) Harris Stanton (Comedy Central)

9:30 GREENWICH VILLAGE COMEDY CLUB
MC Lucas Connolly Brett Druck FOX Laughs Brian Jian Just for Laughs Aleer Yacoub AXS Vanessa Holingshead Comedy Central

11pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB
TBA – Broadway Comedy Club presents a lineup full of Top Headliners. These are the best comedians from New York City with special guests from all across the country. You’ve seen them on MTV, HBO, The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, The Daily Show, Last Comic Standing and more!

THANKSGIVING EVE WEEKEND Shows & Classes #Discount #Comedy #Tickets #NYC

THANKSGIVING EVE WEEKEND Comedy Shows & Classes. In town for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, check out a show at teh Broadway Comedy Club, juts a short walk, subway or uber from the Wednesday Night Balloon inflation activities.

QUICK LINKS

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Saturday November 17, 2018 at 10am. Click Photo above to get 40% off registration

 

FRIDAY November 16, 2018

8pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB RED ROOM
AN EVENING WITH STUTTERING JOHN MELENDEZ AND GUESTS

9pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB *** OUR PICK OF THE WEEKEND!!!
Dante Nero- Comedy Central, Blacklist, Chappelle Show
Joey Gay- Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central
Sherrod Small- Comedy Central, Jimmy Kimmel, Chris Rock Show, Conan

9:30pm GREENWICH VILLAGE COMEDY CLUB
MC Lucas Connolly Sirius XM
Shuli Egar Howard Stern
Ali Kolbert Tonight Show
Brian Jian Just for Laughs
Dustin Chafin HBO, Showtime
Don Jamieson VH1
Angelo Lozada Comedy Central

11pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB
Joanne Filan (Comedy Central)
Frank Vignola (Comedy Central)
Chris Roach (Kevin Can Wait)
Jordain Fisher (NBC, BET)
Jen Lap

SATURDAY November 17, 2018

10am MORNING IMPROV JAM CLASS CLICK LINK for 40% off registration. Join the adult playground as Walt Frasier presents his Improv Comedy Workshop, a public version of his popular Corporate Team Building program. Bring the office team or come to self enrich, playing a series of games that deliver laughs while building self confidence, public speaking and other skills that enhance acting performance as well as management/leadership, sales, service and team.

12pm IMPROV 4 TEENS CLASS Improv and Stand-Up Comedy help students discover their best selves building self confidence, creative writing, critical thinking and public speaking.

7:45 BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB RED ROOM
Aaron Berg – Comedy Central
James Goff- Comedy Central, Today Show

9pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB
Gregg Rogell (Comedy Central)
Jourdane Fisher (NBC, BET)
Vanessa Hollingshead (Comedy Central)
Jocelyn Chia (Comedy Central)

10:30pm GREENWICH VILLAGE COMEDY CLUB
MC Rich Carrucci Sirius XM
Shuli Egar Howard Stern Show
Allan Fuks AXS Week in Sex Podcast
Joanne Fillan LOGO
Dustin Chafin HBO Showtime
Teddy Smith Sirius XM

11pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB

SUNDAY November 18, 2018

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Happy Thanksgiving

9pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB SUNDAY NIGHT LIVE
This week on Sunday Night Live 9pm show at Broadway Comedy Club will be Joe Devito, Kyle Ocasio, Sergio Chicon, Dean David, Calise Hawkins, Smoky Suarez, Nicky Sunshine and hosted by Jamie Roberts.
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9:30pm GREENWICH VILLAGE COMEDY CLUB
MC Allan Fuks Sirius XM
Jourdain Fisher BET
Brian Jian Just for Laughs
Keren Margolios Race Wars
Melissa Diaz NY Comedy Festival
Petey DeAbreu Comedy Central

11pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB
Ellen Kari,Sam Rubinoff, Cory Jarvis , Greg Radin, Ian Lara

MONDAY November 19, 2018

9pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB
Brian McFadden (CBS Late Show, Comedy Central)
Erin Jackson (Conan, Comedy Central, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, The Ellen DeGeneres Show)
Jaye McBride (YAAAS! Fest)

9:30pm GREENWICH VILLAGE COMEDY CLUB
MC Jeffery Paul Movie The Irish
Rob Ryan Winner Boston Comedy Festival
Rosebud Baker Amazon
Brett Druck Fox Laughs
Allan Fuks Sirius XM
Jocelyn Chia AXS
Kevin Downey Jr Americas Got Talent

11pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB
Host Gordy McNiff
11:15 Lucas Connolly
11:25 Cory Tindall
11:40 Richie Redding
11:50 Eric Neumann
12:05 Gabe Pacheco
12:15 Keanu Thompson
12:30 Anthony Kapfer

TUESDAY November 20, 2018

9pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB
Erin Jackson (Conan, Comedy Central, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, The Ellen DeGeneres Show)
Jimmy Martinez (Comedy Central)
Russ Meneve (Comedy Central, Tonight Show, Conan, HBO)

9:30pm GREENWICH VILLAGE COMEDY CLUB
MC Allan Fuks Sirius XM
Jourdain Fisher BET
Andy Fiori Sirius XM
Mike Keegan Boston Comedy Fest
Melissa Diaz NY Comedy Festival
Brian Jian Just for Laughs
Wali Collins Comedy Central

11pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB
Janice Messite, Sheba Mason, Christy Miller, Kenny Warren,Kathryn Henson , Chris Hamilton

Wednesday November 21, 2018 HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVE

9pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB
Erin Jackson (Conan, Comedy Central, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, The Ellen DeGeneres Show)
Chris Roach (Kevin Can Wait)
Drew Fraiser (Starz, Def Comedy Jam, Comedy Central)

9:30pm GREENWICH VILLAGE COMEDY CLUB
MC Joanne Filan LOGO
Eric Nuemann AXS
Clayton Fletcher SIrius XM
Kenice Mobley Sirius XM
Rosebud Baker Amazon
Brian Jian Just for Laughs
Yannis Pappas Comedy Central

11pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB
Amy Foster, Jeffrey Paul, Erick Branstein, Frank Vignola, Brian Jian

THANKSGIVING THURSDAY November 24

9pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB

Broadway Comedy Club presents a lineup full of our Top Headliners. These are the best comedians from New York City with special guests from all across the country. You’ve seen them on MTV, HBO, The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, The Daily Show, Last Comic Standing and more!

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Greenwich Village Comedy Club April 19, 20, 21, 22 Line-Ups Discount Tickets NYC

Greenwich Village Comedy Club presents a lineup full of our Top Headliners. These are the best comedians from New York City with special guests from all across the country. You’ve seen them on MTV, HBO, The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, The Daily Show, Last Comic Standing and more!

QUICK LINKS – click below links, select date/time and get tickets for just $5 (reg $10-30 at the door) – cheaper than regular group sales. Remember NYC Comedy Club always have a 2 drink minimum unless otherwise noted
Broadway Comedy Club TIMES SQUARE NYC
– SEE THIS WEEK’s LINE-UPS BELOW
Greenwich Village Comedy Club DOWNTOWN NYC
EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Improv Theater TIMES SQUARE NYC

August 26

Greenwich Village Comedy Club  April 19-22 Line-Ups Discount Tickets NYC

All Star Stand Up Comedy

  • Thursday April 19th 09:45PM
  •  MC Cory Jarvis AXS Brian Jian Just For Laughs Brendan Fitzgibbons Comedy Central Keren Magolis Sirius XM Luke Thayer FOX Laughs Gibran Saleem MTV 2 Rob Ryan Winner Boston Comedy Festival Pat Dixon Comedy Central Special, NYC Crime Report
General Admission

  • Friday April 20th 09:45PM, 11:45PM
  • MC Lawrence DeLoach Roast Battle Walli Collins Comedy Central, Letterman Alli Kolbert Tonight Show Jimmy Fallon Matt Pavich MTV Luke Thayer FOX Laughs Dustin Chafin HBO Crashing, Showtime White Boyz Yannis Pappas Comedy Central Special
General Admission

  • Saturday April 21st 10:30PM, 12:30am
  • MC Lawrence DeLoach Roast Battle Russ Meneve Tonight Show Ali Kolbert Tonight Show Jimmy Fallon Dustin Chafin HBO Crashing, Showtime White Boyz Dave Smith Sirius XM, Fox News Pundit Luke Thayer FOX Laughs Yannis Pappas Comedy Central Special
All Star Stand Up Comedy

  • Sunday April 22nd 09:45PM
  • MC Corry Jarvis AXS Brian Jian Just for Laughs Lucie Stiener Writer Jon Stewart HBO Brendan Fitzgibbons Comedy Central Dustin Chafin HBO Crashing, Showtime White Boyz Pat Dixon Comedy Central, NYC Crime Report
All Star Stand Up Comedy

  • Monday April 23rd 09:45PM
  • MC Brendan Fitzgibbons Comedy Central Jason Salmon Orange Is The New Black Matt Pavich MTV Irene Bremis Sirius XM Sandip Sen AXS Yannis Pappas Comedy Central Special