David Alan Grier Caroline’s Comedy Club 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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$42-118.25
TWO DRINK MINIMUM

David Alan Grier

David Alan Grier
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.

David Alan Grier

 

 

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

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  • 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
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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