National Headliners every night in New York City #discount #comedy #tickets

Most comedy clubs around America, including many in New York, only offer professional headliners on the weekends. However a few clubs in New York run great shows seven nights/week.

QUICK LINKS (Scroll down for line ups)

  • BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB
    318 West 53rd Street @ 8th Ave
    ALL STAR COMEDY Times Square Nightly at 9pm, 11pm
  • GREENWICHVILLAGE COMEDY CLUB 99 Macdougal Street @ Bleeker Street Stand-Up Comedy $5 Sunday-Thuraday 9:30pm WEEKEND HEADLINERS $10 Friday 9:30 Saturday 8:30, 10:30, 12:30a

So if your visiting our great city, or don’t have to get up too early, or function well on just a few hours of sleep, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday shows are perfect. Same Comics with less lines and crowds. That equals better service and an over all more personal experience.

BONUS:

Some of the biggest names in comedy, the ones that have passed the comedy club stage and tour big arenas around the country, already with a big movie / TV career, are working on the weekends touring theaters and colleges nationwide  midweek is when they drop by to play and work on new material.

No guarantees but if you want to see Seinfeld, Chris Rock or Chapelle in a small club, this is the time. With our discount tickets offers go to more midweek shows and see who surprises the host that night.

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BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB

318 West 53rd Street @ 8th Ave
ALL STAR COMEDY Times Square Nightly at 9pm, 11pm

Monday 9pm

Carmen Lynch (CBS Late Show, Last Comic Standing)

Bob Dibouno (CBS)

Headliner: Harris Stanton (Comedy Central)

Tuesday 9pm

Mike Cannon (Comedy Central)

Ian Lara (NBC, Comedy Central)

Headliner Erin Jackson (Conan, Comedy Central, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, The Ellen DeGeneres Show)

Wednesday 8pm

FYI we don’t have tickets for this performance but this might be one of the top shows of the month in New York City!!! Click Here for Tickets.

Mark Normand : One-Hour Comedy Central special “Don’t Be Yourself”,  CONAN,  Tonight Show Jimmy FallonLate Show Stephen Colbert, Showtime’s “Live at SXSW”, INSIDE AMY SCHUMER, TruTv, Best Week Ever, MTV, Last Comic Standing…

Cory Kahaney (HBO, Comedy Central specials, Letterman, and five appearances on CBS’s The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Rich Aronovitch Tonight Show

Hosted by Walt Frasier (Billions, Blue Bloods, Letterman, MTV)

Wednesday 9pm

Carmen Lynch (CBS Late Show, Last Comic Standing)

Dustin Chafin (HBO, Uncensored Comedy, Showtime, CMT)

Jourdain Fischer (The Tonight Show)

Troy Bond (NBC)

GREENWICH VILLAGE COMEDY CLUB

99 Macdougal Street @ Bleeker Street

Stand-Up Comedy $5 Sunday-Thursday 9:30pm

WEEKEND HEADLINERS $10 Friday 9:30 Saturday 8:30, 10:30, 12:30a

Monday 9:30

Brian Jian Just for Laughs

Meghan Hanley AXS

Liz Barrett Tru TV

Wali Collins Comedy Central

Brendan Fitzgibbons Comedy Central

Talia Reese Sirius XM

Hanna Dickinson Tru TV

Teddy Smith Showtime at the Apollo

 

Brian Jian Just for Laughs

Rob Ryan Winner Boston Comedy Festival

Atheer Yacoub AXS

Rich Aronovitch Tonight 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!!!

  • July
    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

 

This Weekend Improv Comedy Magic Shows #discount #comedy #tickets #nyc

This Weekend Improv Comedy Magic Shows QUICK LINKS- Pay $20-30 at the door.  Just $5 via links below TWO DRINK MINIMUM per guest at all shows unless otherwise listed.

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Since 2002 the cast of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH has performed over 6500 shows in Times Square NYC and touring nationwide to theaters, clubs colleges, corporate events, and even k12 educational outreach.

LMAO IMPROV at LOL TIMES SQUARE

Fridays,Saturdays 6pm, Sunday 5pm

LOL TIMES SQUARE presents EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH n the Heart of Times Square at 711 7th Avenue, just 1/2 block from TKTS/47th Street. PG13 comedy, 13-17yo may enter with adult/parents. Popular destination for corporate, college and teen groups. $20 at the door. CLICK HERE for $5 tickets

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EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Improv

Saturdays/Sundays 3pm

Just a ONE drink minimum (Family Friendly). AKA Improv 4 Kids, 3pm matinees at the Broadway Comedy Club, 318 West 53rd Street @ 8th Ave, are just one block from the Late Show with Stephen Colbert stage door. (Just a five minute walk from most Broadway Theaters). The cast has performed here since 2004 when it was the NY Improv. Fun destination for families, scouts, theater groups and more. During the week the cast hosts k12 student field trips from schools and camps almost daily. $25 at the door, CLICK HERE for $5 tickets

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More about the Show

No two shows are ever the same as the cast of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH creates original sketch and musical comedy (AKA “games”) created on the spot improvised based on audience suggestions and participation. Every 5 minutes the MC is interacting with the crowd, asking for their ideas to start the next scene.  Every show includes 3+4 games involving audience volunteers on stage more directly steering the comedy path. Every show includes 2+4 musical elements, often finishing with a mock Broadway musical.

This WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY with a touch of MTV and BROADWAY mixes in…

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).

TIMES SQUARE MAGIC SHOW

Monday-Saturday 7, Sunday 6

FEATURING MAGICIANS FROM AMERICA’S GOT TALENT,
LAST COMIC STANDING, BRAIN GAMES, AND MASTERS OF ILLUSION!

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Top Picks Friday the 13th Comedy Shows #nyc #comedy #discount #tickets

Top Picks Friday the 13th QUICK LINKS- Pay $20-30 at the door.  Just $5 via links below. TWO DRINK MINIMUM per guest at all shows unless otherwise listed.

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Top Picks Friday the 13th

That’s right it’s Friday the 13th tomorrow and what better way to beat superstition than with laughs. We have some amazing options tomorrow!!!

BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB

318 West 53rd Street @ 8th Avenue, one block from the Colbert Show stage door.

The Broadway has two shows Friday with the same amazing line up. Click link above for $5 tickets to either the 9pm or 11pm seatings. Or pay $20 at the door, assuming the show is not sold out….

Headliner: Erin Jackson (Conan, Comedy Central, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, The Ellen DeGeneres Show)

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Erin is joined by Charles McBea (MTV, Gotham Comedy Live,A TV and Laughs on FOX)

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And Kevin Downy Jr. (Bravo)

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GREENWICH VILLAGE COMEDY CLUB

99 Macdougal Street just south of Washington Square Park.

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!

Clayton Fletcher from Sirius XM

Mike Gafney from Last Comic Standing

Luisa Lange from Just for Laughs

Rich Aronovitch from  The Tonight Show

TEEN COMEDY NIGHT

***NEW***

FRIDAYS 6pm LOL Times Square (711 7th Ave) presents Improv Comedy geared towards teens, student groups and their families. $20 ticket includes a show, soft drink and popcorn (or hotdog). No additional purchase required!!! 5:30 seating. Out by 7:30. Perfect for after school, pre Broadway or just a fun early evening.

The show features professional performers from the cast of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH.

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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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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.

Top Pick

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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SUNDAY AUGUST 25, 2019 #NYC #COMEDY #LINEUPS #DISCOUNT #TICKETS

SUNDAY AUGUST 25, 2019 QUICK LINKS. Get $5 tickets for shows today / tonight at these clubs. Scroll down for line-ups. Don’t let end of summer be a bummer. Have some hot comedy laughs!!!

COMEDY CAMP for KIDS & TEENS in TIMES SQUARE (SPONSOR)

Mother's Day

SUNDAY AUGUST 25, 2019

3pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB present EIGHT S NEVER ENOUGH Improv comedy. No two shows are ever the same when this troupe presents original musical comedy improvised based on audience suggestions and participation. Think WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY meets BROADWAY. Come be a part of the show. These shows are all ages friendly, so bring the whole family. Just a ONE drink minimum.

6pm  LOL TIMES SQUARE COMEDY CLUB presents Times Square Magic featuring weekly guests form America’s Got Talent, Las Vegas, Atlantic City and other international illusionists. Family Friendly. Two drink minimum.

7pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB presents 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!

Calise Hawkins- (Comedy Central, Jimmy Fallon, Girl Code, Funny Girls).
Neko White- (TruTV, LOL Network, Gotham Comedy Live).
Olga Namer- (Gotham Comedy VR).

9pm  LOL TIMES SQUARE COMEDY CLUB presents Stand-Up Comedy
Cory Jarvis (MC) has appeared on the Travel Channel, AXS TV, Funny or Die, and in a national Diet Coke commercial.
Joe DeVito (Headliner) is a stand-up comedian and writer living on Long Island, New York. In 2006, he was featured on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham and appeared at the Montreal “Just for Laughs” Comedy Festival in the New Faces program. In 2007, he was a semifinalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing Season 5.

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!
Teddy Smith (Comedy Central)
Louis Katz (Comedy Central)
Maureen Langan (Fox, HBO)

9:30 GREENWICH VILLAGE COMEDY CLUB present
Lucas Connolly Comedy Central
Clayton Fletcher AXS
Melissa Diaz NY Underground Comedy Festival
Teddy Smith Sirius XM, FOX News

11pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB presents LATE NIT COMEDY with Mike King,  Joe Pontillo, Cassy White, Dan Lamorte

July 4th Weekend New York Comedy Club Shows #NYC #COMEDY #DISCOUNT #TICKETS

 

July 4th 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.

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Wednesday  July 3, 2019

9pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB Times Square

Brian McFadden (CBS Late Show, Comedy Central)
Erin Jackson (Conan, Comedy Central, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, The Ellen DeGeneres Show)
Keith Alberstadt (Letterman, Bob and Tom Show)

9:30 GREENWICH VILLAGE COMEDY CLUB Downtown

Melissa Diaz NY Comedy Festival
Jay Jurden NBC Diversity
Allan Fuks Sirius XM
Dustin Chafin Showtime, HBO
Yannis Pappas Comedy Central

11pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB Times Square Late Nite 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!

Thursday July 4, 2019

Happy Independence Day, America!!!🇺🇸

Friday July 5, 2019

8pm LMAO IMPROV at LOL TIMES SQUARE

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.

9pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB Times Square

Dan Lamorte (Comedy Central)
Frank Vignola (Comedy Central)
Joanne Filan
Corey Kahaney –(Colbert, Letterman, Ferguson, Showtime, HBO, Comic’s Unleashed, NICKMOM)

9:30 GREENWICH VILLAGE COMEDY CLUB Downtown

Carole Montgomery Showtime
Lawrence DeLoach CBS Sports
Robyn Schall AXS TV
Brian Jian Just for Laughs
Mike Britt Netflix, Comedy Central

11pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB Times Square

Dan Lamorte (Comedy Central)
Frank Vignola (Comedy Central)
Joanne Filan
Corey Kahaney –(Colbert, Letterman, Ferguson, Showtime, HBO, Comic’s Unleashed, NICKMOM)

Saturdays July 6 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.

3pm Matinees are family friendly

8pm LMAO IMPROV at LOL TIMES SQUARE

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.

9pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB Times Square

Wali Collins (Letterman, Conan, Comedy Central)Russ Meneve (Comedy Central, Tonight Show, Conan, HBO)Drew Fraiser (Starz, Def Comedy Jam, Comedy Central)
Chipps Cooney NBC’s America’s Got Talent
Special Guest : Jake Vargas

10:30 GREENWICH VILLAGE COMEDY CLUB Downtown

Lawrence DeLoach CBS Sports
Yannis Pappas Comedy Central
Brian Jian Just for Laughs
Robyn Schall AXS TV
Mike Britt Netflix, Comedy Central

11pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB Times Square

Wali Collins (Letterman, Conan, Comedy Central)Russ Meneve (Comedy Central, Tonight Show, Conan, HBO)Drew Fraiser (Starz, Def Comedy Jam, Comedy Central)
Chipps Cooney NBC’s America’s Got Talent
Special Guest : Jake Vargas

Sunday July 7 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.

9pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB Times Square

Wali Collins (CBS Late Show, Comedy Central)
Troy Bond
Kevin Bartini

9:30 GREENWICH VILLAGE COMEDY CLUB Downtown

Lucas Connolly Comedy Central
Robyn Schall AXS TV
Brendan Fitzgibbons Comedy Central
Aaron K Smith AXS TV
Wali Collins Comedy Central

11pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB Times Square

Wali Collins (CBS Late Show, Comedy Central)
Troy Bond
Kevin Bartini

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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QUICK LINKS for upcoming professional shows & classes this weekend in Times Square, NYC.
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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!!!