WEST SIDE COMEDY CLUB’S 2ND ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND! #discount #comedy #tickets #nyc

WEST SIDE COMEDY CLUB’S 2ND ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND!

“THERE’S A NEW COMEDY CLUB AND IT’S ALREADY CHANGING THE COMEDY SCENE IN NEW YORK, WHICH IS NOT AN EASY THING TO DO.” – THE INTERROBANG

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WEST SIDE COMEDY CLUB
201 West 75th Street @ Amsterdam Ave
Downstairs at Playa Beach
Fridays/Saturdays 9pm MVP Comedy
Top Headliners showcase $10 tickets
See our twitter feed for additional shows Sundays-Thursdays

WEST SIDE COMEDY CLUB’S 2ND ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND! 

9pm FRIDAY October 4
9pm SATURDAY October 5

“Come help us celebrate our 2nd Anniversary with some of your favorite comedians (and special guests) in you favorite upper west side comedy club!”

FEATURING: Tom Kelly, James Mattern, Russ Meneve, Brian Scott McFadden, Aaron Berg, Judy Gold and more

2 Drink Minimum. (Food may not be applied towards the minimum). (Non-alcoholic beverages do apply).

Minimum age admitted is 16. If under 21, must be accompanied by an adult.
Box office opens 1 hour prior to show time. Check in begins 45 minutes to one hour prior to show time.
Check in begins at 8:00PM and seating at 8:15PM for our 9:00PM show!
Lineups are subject to change.
All seating is first come first served.

OUR FAVORITE FOOD MENU FROM ANY NYC COMEDY CLUB!!!!

There is a two drink minimum, but make sure you try some tacos, too!!!

 

ABOUT WESTSAYEED!

West Side Comedy Club, is owned by Eugene Ashe and Thomas Wilson, the duo who brought you Playa Betty’s and Réunion Surf Bar.

It is the brainchild of Eugene and his wife Nina who met while working together at Caroline’s Comedy Club in the early 90’s. It was an awesome time for comedy and they were there to witness some of today’s biggest names right at the beginning of their careers. (Louie C.K.; Dave Attell; Wanda Sykes; Dave Chappelle; and Jim Gaffigan), to name drop a few!

The Club is managed and booked by Gina Savage, a comedy veteran who worked at Broadway Comedy Club, Caroline’s and Comix and as a booker and manager with Barry Katz. Nina Ashe worked at Gotham Comedy Club for over 10 years and after retiring from the club, continued to use her experience from there to handle large parties and private events for Réunion Surf Bar.

Combining their years of comedy club, bar, and restaurant experience with their sheer love of stand-up and a reverence for comedians, Eugene and Nina are opening West Side Comedy Club. Their goal is to bring the fun, exciting, and sexy vibe they felt when they first started working in comedy clubs, to the cool, intimate space of West Side Comedy Club. They want to create a place where customers will love to laugh and comics will always want to perform and hang out.

Improv Comedy Magic Shows New York City #discount #tickets #comedy #nyc #timessquare #kids #teens #improv #magic

See live comedy tonight in New York City!!! QUICK LINKS- Pay $15-30 at the door.  Just $5-10 via links below (unless otherwise listed). Remember there is a two DRINK MINIMUM per guest at all comedy shows unless otherwise listed. Click links, select date/time, pay, then arrive at least 30 minutes before show time for seating. Follow this blog or our Twitter feed for special recommendations, line ups and other news!!!

Broadway Comedy Club

FRIDAY September 20, 2019

6pm LMAO IMPROV at LOL TIMES SQUARE
Off-Broadway Comedy  by the all professional comedy cast includes WALT FRASIER (Billions, Friends of the People, Royal Pains, Blue Bloods, Letterman, MTV), AMELIA FOWLER (Pose, Newark, 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). The cast also tours colleges, corporate and private events nationwide. $20 plus two drink minimum. Just $5 via links here at nycomedytickets.com
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7pm TIMES SQUARE MAGIC SHOW
FEATURING MAGICIANS FROM AMERICA’S GOT TALENT,
LAST COMIC STANDING, BRAIN GAMES, AND MASTERS OF ILLUSION!
Just $5 via links here at nycomedytickets.com

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SATURDAY September 21, 2019

10am COMEDY 4 TEENS
12pm COMEDY 4 KIDS Class
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Improv and Stand-Up Comedy help students discover their best selves building self confidence, creative writing, critical thinking and public speaking. We offer weekly classes Winter, Spring and Fall, plus Summer Camps. We also have teachers at schools, camps and community centers on weekends and after school. Each session starts with Improvisation, playing games that are a ton of fun while teaching valuable life skills. These are the same games we play with corporate groups to develop better leaders, team building, sales, service etc. For our public sessions we include Stand-Up Comedy, taking stories of experience and observation, then crafting original comedy routines. Each session ends with a performance showcase of original and improvised comedy skits completely created by the students. The classes and workshops integrate perfectly with cultural arts, language arts and character building/guidance programming.
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3pm EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Improv
COME BE A PART OF THE SHOW! The cast of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH delivers hilarious comedy improvised on the spot based on audience suggestions and participation. Every show is topical and customized to you. Think WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY meets Broadway. $25 plus a ONE drink minimum. Just $5 via links here at nycomedytickets.com
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6pm LMAO IMPROV at LOL TIMES SQUARE

7pm TIMES SQUARE MAGIC SHOW

SUNDAY September 22, 2019

12pm IMPROV 101
All levels welcome (ages 16+). This is a public version of Walt Frasier’s corporate workshop used to teach team building, management, sales and customer service. The focus is on having fun. While playing games we develop personal and team skills – interpersonal skills, public speaking, listening, self confidence, creative/critical thinking and even empathy. This same workshop has been presented for teams from HSBC, UBER, Twitter, JP Morgan Chase, Louis Vuitton, Coach, and 100s more. Regularly Priced $40/class – Exclusive via nycomedytickets.com $20/Class.
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3pm EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Improv

5pm LMAO IMPROV at LOL TIMES SQUARE

6pm TIMES SQUARE MAGIC SHOW

 

 

Broadway Comedy Club This Weekend #timessquare #comedy #nyc #discount #tickets

See live comedy tonight in New York City!!! QUICK LINKS- Pay $20-30 at the door.  Just $5 via links below (unless otherwise listed). Remember there is a two DRINK MINIMUM per guest at all comedy shows unless otherwise listed. Click links, select date/time, pay, then arrive at least 30 minutes before show time for seating. Follow this blog or our Twitter feed for special recommendations, line ups and other news!!!

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    BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB
    318 West 53rd Street @ 8th Ave
    ALL STAR COMEDY Times Square Nightly at 9pm, 11pm
    EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Improv Saturdays/Sundays 3pm
    This show is fun for all ages and only requires a ONE drink minimum.
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Broadway Comedy Club

FRIDAY September 20, 2019

9pm ALL STAR COMEDY

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!

Jourdain Fisher  (NBC Tonight Show)
Meghan Walsh (NBC)
Aaron Berg (Comedy Central)
Russ Meneve (Comedy Central, Tonight Show, Conan, HBO)
All Star Stand Up Comedy, Our Signature Show

11pm ALL STAR COMEDY
Jourdain Fisher  (NBC Tonight Show)
Joanne Filan (Comedy Central)
Russ Meneve (Comedy Central, Tonight Show, Conan, HBO)
Aaron Berg (Comedy Central)
All Star Stand Up Comedy

SATURDAY September 21, 2019

3pm EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Improv
COME BE A PART OF THE SHOW! The cast of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH delivers hilarious comedy improvised on the spot based on audience suggestions and participation. Every show is topical and customized to you. Think WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY meets Broadway. This show is fun for all ages and only requires a ONE drink minimum.

9pm ALL STAR COMEDY
Chris Murphy (Comedy Central)
Laurie Kilmartin (The Conan O’brien show, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, VH-1’s Best Week Ever, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, Showtime, CBS, BRAVO)
Ian Lara  (NBC, Comedy Central)
Veronica Mosey (Comedy Central)
All Star Stand Up Comedy

11pm ALL STAR COMEDY
Laurie Kilmartin (The Conan O’brien show, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, VH-1’s Best Week Ever, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, Showtime, CBS, BRAVO)
Veronica Mosey (Comedy Central)

 

SUNDAY September 22, 2019

3pm EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Improv

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9pm ALL STAR COMEDY
Brian McFadden (CBS Late Show, Comedy Central)
All Star Stand Up Comedy
Maureen Langan (Fox, HBO)
Kevin Bartini

11pm ALL STAR COMEDY
Paul P, Ian Lara, Mike King, Brian Kim. Megan Walsh
All Star Stand Up Comedy

 

Write. Get on stage. Reflect. Repeat. #Comedy 101 How to be Stand-up Comic

Write. Get on stage. Reflect. Repeat.

By Walt Frasier @waltfrasier on most social media platform

Driving home from Cape Cod the other day, I got a call.

I’m an impressionist. Which clubs in New York like celebrity impersonators?

Easy answer. If you are funny, all of them.

Of course, the response was, I’m hilarious.

My next question, where have you performed.

A couple bars upstate, one or two in town.

Ah ha! He had not even wandered into an open mic at a real club.

There is now get rich quick schemes in comedy.

He started talking about what Jimmy Fallon did in open mics.

I said, well that was 30 years ago. (sorry, Jimmy, I aged you a tiny bit lol). Go to an open mic.

The problem with a lot of young wannabes? They only see the finished product. They see the 30-60 minute specials on cable or live at a big theater. Or they see the 15-20 minute showcase set.

They don’t see the comic hustling for stage time, going to many clubs in one night. Back up, they don’t see the comic bombing 100 times at open mics, bringers and barkers.

If you want to be a stand-up comic, you have to do the time.

The next thing I say, I know guys that started 10-15 years ago and are now bitter about being passed over.

I know a small few that were working with in a year of hitting the scene.

What was their secret?

They hustled. This is a job. They wrote material. They were in the clubs EVERY night.

Pete Davidson was in the clubs at 16. So was Eddie Murphy. That’s why both of those guys were on SNL at 19.

Fallon was working the clubs by 21. He was 24 when SNL gave him a shot.

How does one get from wannabe to working comic?

Stage time. Writing time. Want to be a guest on Fallon, find an open mic and go talk for 5 minutes tonight!

Listen to any comic of any worth and they will share the horror stories of bombing. For every minute of great comedy the stars have hundreds of minutes that ended up in the garbage.

Here is a simple formula I teach.

Buy a cheap paper journal.

Brainstorm a list of ideas.

Get on stage (film yourself)

Simple talk, using your list as a guide. Put your notebook on the stool.

Get off stage and immediately write in your journal. How did that go? Be honest, brutally so, but without ego and/or ire.

Then watch the video. Did your initial take line up with what you see?

What worked?

What sucked?

The formula is simple.

Write. Get on stage. Reflect. Repeat.

Judd Apatow, in his master class, says THIS IS A JOB. A comic is a writer. A writer needs to sit down and write a few hours a day, many days a week.

This is not science. This is trial and error. You have to get on stage to hear the words out loud. Stand up comedy is a conversation between you and the audience. What is rattling around in your head may or may not be as funny as you think. And quite often what you find mediocre in your head, kills!

Getting On Stage

On any given night, there may be 200 rooms in New York alone where you can get on stage and play for 5 minutes. You may need to pay $5. You may need to buy a drink. Some are free.

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Here I just did your first job. We have these wonderful tools now called smart phones. Google OPEN MICS.

Write. Get on stage. Reflect. Repeat.

Get on stage as often as possible. If you don’t have a club paying you to perform, or a manager begging to represent you, you have not been in stage enough yet.

Tired of paying to play?

Do a bringer show?

Get stage time by conning friends into seeing you.

Running out of friends and family to con, do a barker. Hand out flyers on the corner.

Tired of making money for other wannabes, produce your own show.

Here is where things start to change.once you have enough contacts to produce a show, something fun happens. You can trade spots.

Hey Marsha, I’ve got a show Thursday at 7 at the Broadway. Want a spot.

Sure, how about doing my show next week.

Once you have stage time to give away, you start to get free spots on mics.

Guest Spots

As you traverse this seemingly bottomless pit of paying to play, with money, times and soul trading in for five minutes of hell on stage bombing etc, a couple things happen.

1) You start to figure out who you really are as a comic.

2) You start to get mediocre, maybe even good.

3) You start to network with comics, club Booker’s etc.

Some one will tap you on the shoulder and say, hey kid, want five minutes on our Tuesday main stage show?

You better say yes!

Everything starts to change the day you go from begging for stage time, to being offered stage time.

If you say no, who knows how long it will be before they ask again.

Then go immediately to 10 open mics so you are ready to kill.

This is an audition. It is not an immediate gate way to paid gigs, but it is the beginning of another long path.

You may be on that path for a month, year or a decade. That all depends on you.

Write. Get on stage. Reflect. Repeat.

The best case scenario, you get on stage tonight, in one year you may be working at the clubs. I know one guy that did that. I know far more comics that quit the business, or hang around bitter 10-20 years later. Most of the comics you see working (getting paid on a all pro show) at clubs or on Last Comic Standing have been hustling for 10+ years.

Work Hard. Be patient. Don’t be a jerk. This business is tiny. Burn a bridge and get black listed all over town. Be someone folks want to work with on and off stage. Be someone folks can stand driving across country with.

Check ego at the door, with your insecurity and simply.

There are no guarantees. But I do guarantee every minute you are not on stage, every minute you are not writing, every  minute you are not networking, some one else is.

Write. Get on stage. Reflect. Repeat.

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Walt Frasier is a comic, actor and producer in New York City who has appeared on a number of TV appearances.

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THIS WEEK’s TOP PICKS September 8, 9, 10, 11 #discount #comedy #tickets #nyc

QUICK LINKS- Pay $10-30 at the door.  Just $5 via links below. TWO DRINK MINIMUM per guest at all shows unless otherwise listed.

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WANT TO PERFORM?
Try taking a comedy class!!!
TODAY AT NOON – Improv 101 at the Broadway Comedy Club

BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB

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!

SUNDAY September 8, 2019 3pm EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Improv featuring comedic actor Walt Frasier – as seen on Billions, Blue Bloods, Royal Pains, Lily Hammer, Letterman, MTV etc. The show invites many audience guests on stage and is improvised on the spot based on audience suggestions. The show – clean comedy fun for all ages – also tours colleges, corporate events and even K12 educational outreach. $25 plus a one drink minimum. JUST $5 CLICK HERE

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TUESDAY September 10, 2019 ALL STAR STAND-UP COMEDY

Mike Vechionne (Comedy Central, Conan, NBC’s Tonight Show, NBC’s Last Comic Standing)

Teddy Smith (Comedy Central, Showtime at the Apollo)

Joe Devito (Last Comic Standing, CBS Late Show, CNN, FOX)

$20 at the door plus a two drink minimum
CLICK HERE for $5 tickets

GREENWICH VILLAGE COMEDY CLUB

Greenwich Village 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!

THURSDAY September 12, 2019 9:30pm

Stacy Prussman Sirius XM

Lawrence DeLoach CBS Sports

Dustin Chafin HBO, Showtime

Irene Bremis Sirius XM

Top Comedy Picks This Weekend #NYC #comedy #discount #tickets

Top Comedy Picks This Weekend QUICK LINKS- Pay $20-30 at the door.  Just $5 via links below. TWO DRINK MINIMUM per guest at all shows unless otherwise listed. Every show listed here is 100% professional. No amateur showcases. Scroll down for our top picks for the next 2-3 days and nights…

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Top Comedy Picks This Weekend

****Saturday September 7, 2019 7:45pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB

This is our #1 top Pick this weekend!!!! Dante Nero and Ardie Fuqua alone might win this honor. Together on one show makes this one a must!!! $20 at the door. Click link above for $5 tickets. This show will sell out!!! Get tickets ASAP and arrive at the theater early.

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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!

Dante Nero- (Comedy Central, Black List, The Chappelle Show, The Fighting).

Ardie Fuqua- (Louie, BET Comic View, HBO, Die Hard 2).

Harry Terjanian- (MTV).

David Suarez- (Funny of Die).

Friday 6pm LMAO IMPROV at LOL TIMES SQUARE 

Ivana Mendez hosts tonight. Ivana is a fan fave in New York and Puerto Rico. Seen below with Martin Freeman (Black Panther, Sherlock etc), Ivana is a series regular on Start Up (sonycrackle filmed in Puerto Rico).

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Friday 9:30 GREENWICH VILLAGE COMEDY CLUB

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!

Brendan Fitzgibbons Comedy Central

Rob Ryan Winner Boston Comedy Festival

Harris Stanton Comedy Central

Teddy Smith Sirius XM

Sunday 3pm EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH

Improv Comedy hosted by Walt Frasier (Billions, Blue Bloods, Lilyhammer, Friends of the People, Letterman, MTV etc).  COME BE A PART OF THE SHOW! The cast of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH delivers hilarious comedy improvised on the spot based on audience suggestions and participation. Every show is topical and customized to you. Think WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY meets Broadway. Walter is joined by 4-5 other professional comedic actors.

318 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019 @ 8th Ave, one block from Colbert Show stage door, five minutes from every Broadway Show. Times Square, Hell’s Kitchen Columbus Circle.

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Labor Day Weekend Part 2 Sunday/Monday Discount Tickets Comedy Line-Ups

Labor Day Weekend Part 2 QUICK LINKS- Pay $10-30 at the door.  Just $5 via links below. TWO DRINK MINIMUM per guest at all shows unless otherwise listed.

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Sunday September 1, 2019

3pm EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Improv
COME BE A PART OF THE SHOW! The cast of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH delivers hilarious comedy improvised on the spot based on audience suggestions and participation. Every show is topical and customized to you. Think WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY meets Broadway.

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6pm TIMES SQUARE MAGIC at LOL
FEATURING MAGICIANS FROM AMERICA’S GOT TALENT,
LAST COMIC STANDING, BRAIN GAMES, AND MASTERS OF ILLUSION!

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9pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB presents ALL STAR COMEDY
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!Dustin Chafin (HBO, Uncensored Comedy, Showtime, CMT)Joe Devito (Last Comic Standing, CBS Late Show, CNN, FOX)Kevin Dombroski

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9pm LOL TIMES SQUARE COMEDY CLUB – Stand-Up Comedy

9:30pm GREENWICH VILLAGE COMEDY CLUB  presents Headliners
Talia Reese (Sirius XM), Brian Jian (Just for Laughs), Ashley Gavin (HULU) Harris Stanton (Comedy Central)

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11pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB presents Late Nite Comedy
Paul P, Amy Foster, Joe Pontillo, Troy Bond, Cory Jarvis

MONDAY September 2, 2019

6pm TIMES SQUARE MAGIC at LOL
FEATURING MAGICIANS FROM AMERICA’S GOT TALENT,
LAST COMIC STANDING, BRAIN GAMES, AND MASTERS OF ILLUSION!

9pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB presents ALL STAR COMEDY
Steve Rogers (CBS Late Show), Adrienne Iapalucci (CBS Late Show, Netflix “The Degenerates”), Jourdain Fisher (NBC Tonight Show)

9pm LOL TIMES SQUARE COMEDY CLUB – Stand-Up Comedy

9:30pm GREENWICH VILLAGE COMEDY CLUB  presents Headliners
Allan Fuks (Sirius XM), Jocelyn Chia (AXS), Melissa Diaz (NY Comedy Festival),  Harris Stanton (Comedy Central)

11pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB presents Late Nite Comedy
Host Gordy McNiff, Lucas Connolly, Maria DiPerna, Cory Tindall, James Camacho, Dan Perafan, Anthony Moore, Jaqi Furback

JUDD APATOW Gotham Comedy Club LIVE July 12 13

JUDD APATOW Gotham Comedy Club LIVE July 12,13 – We do not have any discount offers for you via this site on this one, but we thought it was a cool highlight for NYC Comedy shows this summer.

QUICK LINK FOR TICKETS

7/12 GOTHAM COMEDY CLUB Judd Apatow 9:30

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I recently had the pleasure to work a few days on the set of HBO’s Crashing. While filming late one night Village Underground, Judd Apatow was directing Pete and Artie Lange, with Big Jay Oakerson and a number of other top NYC pros, when up walks Dave Atell and Jeffrey Ross. The show was good, but this conversation about the biz should have been filmed. Last time I saw Judd Apatow do Stand-Up was the old HBO special form the early 1990s. I wonder if the work on Crashing in a number of NYC’s clubs, including a recreated Boston Comedy Club on the sets at the Brooklyn Studios, inspired his need to get back on the road and play.

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is considered one of the most sought-after comedy minds in the business.  He has been closely associated with many of the biggest comedy films and hit TV shows over the last decade and a half. Apatow’s latest project is the HBO series Crashing serving as co-executive producer. He is also the co-executive producer of HBO’s Girls and Netflix’s Love. On the film side, Apatow recently produced The Big Sick starring Kumail Nanjiani and Ray Romano set for release on June 23rd by Amazon Studios and Lionsgate.

2016 marked Apatow’s documentary directorial debut with the ESPN 30 For 30 documentary, Doc & Darryl. He co-directed the upcoming HBO documentary, May It Last, which will premiere later this year.

Apatow’s film credits include hit comedies The 40-Year-Old VirginBridesmaids, Knocked UpSuperbad, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Pineapple ExpressThe Cable GuyAnchorman and Anchorman 2 and numerous others.

David Alan Grier Caroline’s Comedy Club July 6-8

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David Alan Grier is performing this month at Caroline’s Comedy Club (1626 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, Box Office 212-757-4100). If you have not seen David Alan Grier, the IN LIVING COLOR star, this is a must see show!!!

July 6 at 7:30
July 7 7:30, 10pm
July 8 7:30, 10pm
CLICK HERE for tickets
$42-118.25
TWO DRINK MINIMUM

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David Alan Grier live at Caroline’s July 6-8 2017

Countless theater, television, film and comedic endeavors have pushed David Alan Grier’s career to remarkable heights. His ability to excel across all mediums and contexts is a testament to his inherent sense of comic timing and creative drive. The three-time Tony and Grammy Award nominee was trained in Shakespeare at Yale, where he received an MFA from the Yale School of Drama. Grier has received many accolades and awards throughout his career, not the least of which was his inclusion on Comedy Central’s list of the “100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time.”

Although Grier’s acting career is rooted in live theater, he has since also made his name in the world of television. He is currently shooting his third season of NBC comedy series The Carmichael Show, in which he plays Jerrod Carmichael’s say-anything contrarian father. Grier had the chance to return to the Broadway stage in NBC’s 2015 live television production of The Wiz Live! as the iconic role of the Cowardly Lion. The Wiz Live! generated NBC’s highest-rated night (excluding sports) in 11 years, and earned Grier two Image Awards and two Critics’ Choice Awards nominations. Grier has also recently wrapped a nationwide comedy tour, where he was joined by In Living Color co-star Tommy Davidson.

Grier’s television work is highlighted predominately by his turn as a principal cast member on the Emmy Award-winning In Living Color (1990–1994), where he created and portrayed some of the show’s most memorable characters. He starred in DAG (2000–2001) and Life with Bonnie (2003), which earned him Image Award and Golden Satellite Award nominations. In 2008, David created, wrote and starred in Comedy Central’s Chocolate News. He also he starred as ‘Principal Carl Gaines’ in Bad Teacher on CBS in the 2013-2014 television season.

On the big screen, Grier has most recently joined the cast of indie drama SPRINTER produced by Will Smith, which will debut later this year. He has also starred in PEEPLES (2013), produced by Tyler Perry, opposite Kerry Washington and Craig Robinson, as well as appeared in the Wayans Brothers’ spoof movie DANCE FLICK (2009). He made his film debut in STREAMERS (1983), directed by Robert Altman for which he won the Golden Lion for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival.

Grier began his professional career on Broadway as Jackie Robinson in The First, for which he earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and won the Theatre World Award (1981). He then joined the cast of Dreamgirls before going on to star opposite Denzel Washington in A Soldier’s Play, for which both actors reprised their roles in the film adaptation, A SOLDIER’S STORY (1984).

In 2009/2010 Grier starred in David Mamet’s acclaimed play Race opposite James Spader and Kerry Washington at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on Broadway, for which he received his second Tony Award nomination. He received the third Tony Award nomination of his career in 201 for his performance in the “stand-out role of the rakish, drug-dealing Sporting Life” (NY Times) in The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess. In 2013, Grier received his first GRAMMY nomination when the cast recording of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess was nominated for Best Musical Theater Album.

Grier is managed by ROAR, Beverly Hills-based artist and brand management company, and represented by Innovative Artists.

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JULY HIGHLIGHTS IN NEW YORK #NYC #COMEDY SUMMER 2017

Scroll below for our recommendations for top shows this month. Or use our quick links for some amazing discounts (50-80% off cover charge) for 2-5 shows EVERY night of the week. Follow our Twitter Feed for even more specific show line-ups and discount offers

QUICK LINKS to DISCOUNT TICKETS
Click links to show calendars, select date by clicking on the time of the show, select discount options in blue. Proceed to check out.

  • BROADWAY COMEDY CLUBAugust 11
    318 West 53rd Street, BETWEEN 8th & 9th Avenues, near Times Square, NYC 10019 TWO Professional Comedy Shows nightly. Click link for line-ups and discount ticket offers.
  • GREENWICH VILLAGE COMEDY CLUB
    99 MacDougal Street Bleeker & 3rd New York, NY 10014, Downtown Comedy
    1-3 Professional Comedy shows every night. Weekends sell out early!
  • NEW YORK IMPROV THEATER
    318 West 53rd Street, BETWEEN 8th & 9th Avenues, near Times Square, NYC 10019 – Interactive, Musical, Professional Improv Comedy in Times Square
  • Add your club to our discount offers email eightimprov@gmail.com

JULY 1 MIKE BRIT HEADLINES 8pm Show
GREENWICH VILLAGE COMEDY CLUB

$25 at the door; 2-drink minimum
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Mike Britt is a Brooklyn, NY born stand-up comedian. He got his start at the Uptown Comedy Club in Harlem. Since then, He has appeared on Comedy Central Presents, BET’s Comicview, VH1’s Best Week Ever, and The Bad Boys of Comedy. In 2015, he’s now known as the “singer” of the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt theme song.

JULY 2 LMAO ALL STARS

$25 at the door plus 2-drink minimum
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Hosted by Walt Frasier – Letterman, MTV, Friends of the People, Blue Bloods, Royal Pains, Lilyhammer, National Theater/Comedy Credits

The cast of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH presents original skits and songs created on the spot based on audience suggestions and participation. The company stages 3-4 casts around town for various gigs and events, but this series features their most experience players from the 2009 off-Broadway run. Possibly the best short-form Improvisation in New York City.
$25 at the door plus 2-drink minimum
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July 3 9pm MIKE VECCHIONE
BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB

$25 at the door; 2-drink minimum
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Mike Vecchione

Born in Youngstown, Ohio and raised Italian American and Catholic. My father was involved in a family business and my mother was/is an elementary school teacher. As a family, we moved back and forth between northeast Ohio and South Florida throughout my childhood. Started playing contact football at age 9 in Florida and wrestling at age 13 in Ohio. My senior year of high school I placed second in the Florida AAA State Tournament and went on to college at Pennsylvania State University where I wrestled in 1991-1992 and tutored student athletes. Moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1995 with my bachelors degree in criminal justice. Began work counseling adjudicated teens and children with mental health issues. Started teaching special education in the Philadelphia School District in 1998. Received my masters in Special Education in 2001 from Cabrini College and continued to teach in both public school and residential school settings. Started stand up comedy in 2000 and moved to New York City in 2003. Was the 1983 and 1984 Spelling Bee runner up at Pine Grove Elementary School. I failed to advance to the national bee in Washington D.C. because of the complexity of the word roothless, which I still spell with two o’s.

July 5 Vanessa Holingshead Headines 9:30 Show GREENWICH VILLAGE COMEDY CLUB

$25 at the door; 2-drink minimum
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Vanessa Hollingshead is an American actress and stand-up comedian who has performed on many comedy programs including Comedy Central PresentsLive At Jongleurs and The Jim Breuer Show. She has also acted in a number of films, including a small role in the 1999 film, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

July 6-8 David Alan Grier 

 David Alan Grier is performing this month at Caroline’s Comedy Club (1626 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, Box Office 212-757-4100). If you have not seen David Alan Grier, the IN LIVING COLOR star, this is a must see show!!!

July 6 at 7:30, July 7 7:30, 10pm, July 8 7:30, 10pm
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MONDAY July 8 ON THE SPOT Cabaret Improv

$25-50 at the door plus 2 drink minimum

What do you get when you combine some of the best vocalists in New York with World-class improvisors?  You get a brand new type of show, where a new musical is created each night … “On the Spot“.

JUDD APATOW Gotham Comedy Club LIVE July 12,13

We do not have any discount offers for you via this site on this one, but we thought it was a cool highlight for NYC Comedy shows this summer.
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7/12 GOTHAM COMEDY CLUB Judd Apatow 9:30
7/13 GOTHAM COMEDY CLUB Judd Apatow 9:30

JULY 18-20 Muslim Funny Fest’s The Halal Show 

The Comic Strip Live, 1568 2nd Ave, (81st -82nd Street) New York, NY 10028
Tickets  $25 plus two item minimum.
No Promotional Tickets Will Be Accepted

 

Join us for the opening night of Muslim Funny Fest III.  Its our clean comedy show of the festival with an amazing line up of comedians from Comedy Centrals The Daily Show, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, HBO, SiriusXM radio and more.

The show is hosted by Dean Obeidallah (Host of SiriusXM radios The Dean Obeidallah show) and features Aasif Mandvi (Comedy Centrals The Daily Show/HBOs The Brink), Maysoon Zayid (#1 Ted Talk/Queen Latifah show), Ramy Yousef (Late Show with Stephen Colbert), Wali Collins (The David Letterman show), Preacher Moss (Allah Made me Funny tour),  Aman Ali, Suzie Afridi,  Moses the Comic, Feraz Shere and more.

THURSDAY JULY 20
GILBERT GOTTFRIED
7:30 AT CAROLINES

TICKETS $27-98 plus 2 drink minimum

At the young age of 15, Gilbert Gottfried began doing stand-up at open mike nights in New York City, after a few short years, became known around town as “the comedian’s comedian.” After spending several years mastering the art of stand-up comedy, producers of the legendary NBC late night comedy show Saturday Night Live became aware of Gottfried and, in 1980, hired him as a cast member. It wasn’t until a few years later when his true notoriety would begin when MTV hired him for a series of improvised and hilarious promos for the newly formed channel. This led to several television appearances on “The Cosby Show” and “Late Night with David Letterman.”

Gottfried’s work in television soon led to roles in film. Most notable was his improvised scene as business manager Sidney Bernstein in the hit sequel “Beverly Hills Cop II,” for which the New York Daily News said, “Gilbert Gottfried steals the picture with a single scene.” Aside from his glowing reputation in comedy clubs, Gottfried began to gain a reputation as the king of quirky roles in both movies and television. He appeared in such movies as “Problem Child,” “Problem Child II,” “Look Who’s Talking II” and “The Adventures of Ford Fairlane.” He was also the host of the very popular late night movie series “USA Up All Night.”

After his stellar performance as the wise cracking parrot, IAGO, in the Disney classic “Aladdin,” Gottfried became one of the most recognizable voiceover talents, lending his voice to several commercials, cartoons and movies, including the frustrated duck in the AFLAC Insurance commercials. Gottfried also is the voice of DIGIT in the long running PBS Series “Cyberchase.” His signature voice can also be heard on the Comedy Central series, “The Annoying Orange, the voice of the horse on “Family Guy,” Mr. Mxyzptlk in the new “Lego Batman 3 – Beyond Gotham” video game, and Abraham Lincoln in A Million Ways to Die in the West.

Gottfried has made numerous memorable appearances on Comedy Central Roasts and the Comedy Central series, “The Burn with Jeff Ross.” Gottfried’s “Fifty Shades of Grey” reading (College Humor) received over 5 million views on YouTube .

Gilbert has been a guest on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Late Show with Seth Meyers”, “@Midnight with Chris Hardwick” and numerous appearances on “The Howard Stern Show.” He also has had a recurring role on “Law and Order” SVU as TARU tech Leo Gerber.

Gottfried appeared in the hit comedy documentary “The Aristocrats,” with Entertainment Weekly saying that “out of the 101 comedians who appear on screen, no one is funnier – or more disgusting – than Gilbert Gottfried.”

In addition, Gottfried, a classic movie lover, was a guest Programmer on TCM. He mock-complained to TCM host Robert Osborne that choosing only four films out of all those available was “the worst homework assignment ever!”

“Gilbert Gottfried Dirty Jokes” was released on both DVD and CD, featuring 50 non-stop minutes of Gottfried telling the funniest and filthiest jokes ever. The show was filmed live at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York City. Also featured on the DVD are some of the funniest bonus features ever, including wild stories, indignant ranting and celebrity impressions.

Rubber Balls and Liquor is Gilbert Gottfried’s hilarious first-ever book. Part memoir, part twisted social commentary, and part scratches on the bathroom wall. With this scathingly funny book of rants and musings, Gottfried sullies an entirely new medium with his dysfunctional worldview.

Oh, and did we mention the reality shows and podcast? Gilbert appeared on both ABC’s “Celebrity Wife Swap”, swapping with Alan Thicke, and NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” where Gilbert took his first trip into the boardroom and perhaps his last. And the podcast…”Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast!” where Gilbert journeys back in time with some of the Hollywood icons, legends, and behind the scenes talent who shaped (warped?) his childhood and influenced his unique brand of comedy. He is joined each week by his co-host and late night phone friend, fellow showbiz fanatic, and Comedy Writer Frank Santopadre.

In 2017, “Gilbert” the documentary about Gilbert Gottfried premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Director Neil Berkeley’s Gilbert reveals an unexpected side to the iconic comedian. The film peeks behind the larger-than-life persona at a more personal story about growing up in Brooklyn and becoming a husband and father late in life. “Gilbert” premiers on Hulu, fall 2017.

As a famed comics comic, Gottfried puts aside political correctness for his live performance and fires an onslaught of jokes that know no boundaries.

Stephen King on Gilbert Gottfried: “More than a national treasure, he’s a secret weapon. If we had had Gilbert Gottfried in World War II, Hitler would have given up in 1942.

Gilbert, a lifelong resident of NYC is married with 2 children and has never had a drivers license.

SATURDAY JULY 22 DANTE NERO at STAND-UP NEW YORK

  • When: Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 11:45 PM (Doors open at 11:30 PM)
  • Ticket Price: $10.00
  • Door Time: 11:30 PM
  • Show Type: Stand Up
  • Tags: Entertainment, Comedy Club, Comedy Show
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
    Two drink minimum
    16+ w/Parent or Guardian
    Must Arrive 30 Minutes Prior to Showtime

Dante Nero is a comedian, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. A trained martial artist, Nero dabbled in various fields before turning to comedy. He earned a fencing scholarship to SUNY New Paltz, before working for a phone company and serving as a bouncer and an exotic dancer. In 2001, Dante turned to a different sort of performance: stand up comedy. He quickly made a name for himself, working with established and successful comics like Tracy Morgan and Mike Epps. He co-hosted The Black Phillip Show with Patrice O’Neal, a relationship advice show on Sirius XM Radio. Dante has appeared on The Opie & Anthony ChannelHot 97, and Chappelle’s Show. An accomplished actor, Dante has appeared on Z Rock on IFC, Damages on FX, and the popular series Fringe on FOX. Recently, Nero had a role in the NBC crime drama, The Blacklist. Dante has performed at all of the New York comedy spots, including the Comedy Cellar, Stand Up NY, Comic Strip Live, Gotham Comedy Club, and Caroline’s on Broadway.

COMING UP IN AUGUST

TRACEY MORGAN August 17-20

TICKETS 65-141 plus 2 drink minimum

Tracy Morgan is one of the most respected comedians in his field. Starring for seven seasons on NBC’sEmmy and Golden Globe Award-winning “30 Rock,” Morgan appeared opposite Tina Fey and AlecBaldwin as “Tracy Jordan,” the unpredictable star of Lemon’s (Fey) hit variety show, “TGS with TracyJordan.” At the beginning of 2016, he headlined a nationwide stand-up tour titled Picking Up thePieces which culminated in his newest stand up special Staying Alive which will be available on Netflix onMay 16.  Morgan is also currently developing a TBS show ,which he will star in and executive produce,and has been picked up to series. Additionally, Morgan has been selected to receive a star on theHollywood Walk of Fame in the 2016 class