Things to Do in New York City on a Budget

Things to Do in New York City on a Budget

Written by Joseph Santiago

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Things To Do In New York City On A Budget

It is common knowledge that New York is quite expensive, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a fun time out in the city on a budget. New York is bustling with life and activities, which presents a lot of things you can do while saving money on your trip.

Whether it’s your first visit or the city is already like a new home, you can travel NYC cheap and never return from your vacation broke with these money-saving travel tips. read more

Electric Laughs: Comedy at Work Heights, Bklyn

Electric Laughs: Comedy at Work Heights, Bklyn
Event name: Electric Laughs Date: Saturday, February 1st 2020 @ 7:30 pm Location: Work Heights Address:  650 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11238 Cost: Free Admission Directions: 234C trains to Franklin Avenue Email: [email protected]m Phone: 718-290-6227

Khalid Rahmaan (CONAN) presents Electric Laughs, the best free comedy show in not-quite-gentrified Brooklyn! This month, we’ve got stand-up from a bunch of our NYC favorites and headliner LeClerc Andre (The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon)! Enjoy a Lil bit of LeClerc’s comedy below, grab tickets, tell some friends and come thru!Doors: 7:30pm

(Seats go fast, but there is plenty of standing room)

Show: shortly afterward

– No Cover

– Free Magic Punch Surprise

@ElectricLaughs on Twitter and Instagram read more

Interview with Stand Up Comedian Dan LaMorte at Stand UP NY

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I met up with stand up comedian Dan LaMorte after a sold-out comedy show on the Upper West Side at Stand Up NY to discuss all things comedy.

Dan LaMorte is a New York City-based stand-up comedian. Dan was one of the youngest comics on the scene and at only 22 years old has built an impressive resume. He has been seen doing panel on FOX’s Red Eye, showcased on 2016’s Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch, had his stand up featured on NBC Universal’s COZI TV, was featured on the 2017 season of AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, and in January of 2017 he released his first album “Not Enough Pieces” through On Tour Records. read more

Deaf Stand Up Comedian D.J. Demers on Conan O Brien

D.J. Demers

D.J. Demers is a Canadian comedian who is famous for his television appearance in season 11 of America’s Got Talent and Conan’s talk show late at night. Demers is from Kitchener, Ontario. He was diagnosed with hearing loss during childhood.

Demers began his comedy career in his second year at university, performing for the first time at the comedy club Yuk Yuks. He won the 2013 Comedy Brawl in Toronto and 2014 Just for Laughs Homegrown Comics Competition and was honored in 2015 with the Canadian Comedy Award for Best Breakthrough Artist. read more

5 NYC Comedy Shows to Watch This Weekend

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Our tips for the best stand-up NYC  comedy shows that is happening this weekend and in the week ahead. Here is a list of the top NYC Comedy Shows to watch.

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New York Comedy Club in the East Village (Nov. 16, 5:30). In this comedy, matinee featuring comedians Alexis Guerreros & Matt Richards

Nothing says that downtown New York is as good as a microphone, chair, brick wall, and stand up comedian. Stand comedy has been an integral part of the village nightlife for decades! The newly expanded New York Comedy Club is proud to join the thriving arts and entertainment community in the East Village and build a strong presence at our flagship Gramercy. read more

Ian Lara On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

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Ian Lara made his Jimmy Fallon Tonight Show debut with jokes about explaining modern dating to his older Hispanic relatives and what it’s like to date an actual “crazy girl.”

Ian is one of our favorite comics and he can be regularly seen at some of the top NYC Comedy clubs that we help promote and sell tickets for.  Fantastic comedy set and congrats on your success.

Follow him on Instagram @ianlaralive

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Michelle Wolf’s New Netflix Comedy Special Premieres on December 10

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Michelle Wolf

Comedian Michelle Wolf after her controversial monologue at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in April 2018. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Netflix

Stand up Comedian Michelle Wolf will be appearing yet again on Netflix and we are excited to watch it.

The stand-up comedian has a new 1 hour, Michelle Wolf: Joke Show, it will be launched worldwide on the streaming service this Dec. 10. The Netflix comedy special is being advertised as Wolf wanting “to fight for women’s equality … but not in, like, that aggravating way,” will analyze the contrast between men and women and the greater subject of gender equality and point out why society should be a little “less” woke. read more

Interview Wilfred Padua Comedian at EastVille Comedy Club in Brooklyn

Wilfred Padua

We met up with Stand up Comedian Wilfred Padua at The Eastville Comedy Club in Brooklyn, New York.

1. What other jobs did you do before starting stand up comedy?

For the last few years, I’ve worked in education doing after school programs, community outreach, and I’ve worked as a career and college counselor at a high school. I’m currently an advisor at a high school and I’m actually pretty excited because tomorrow I’m going to tell my boss that I’m quitting.

2. How did you know you wanted to be a comedian? read more

The Contagious Comedy Show on the Upper West Side at Stand UP NY

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Contagious Comedy

Contagious Comedy

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 7:30 pm (doors open at 7 PM)
Stand Up NY 236 West 78th Street (at Broadway)
212-595-0850

Contagious Comedy presents its continued series of unstoppable laughter, featuring an A-list lineup including 8 top NYC comedians: Emcee – Kerri Louise (Showtime), Steven Scott (Comedy Central), Wali Collins (The Late Show), Sheba Mason (CBS This Morning), Ryan Reiss (Seth Meyers), James Altucher (James Altucher Show), Greg Cantwell (MTV) and Nicholle Kun (Producer). Don’t miss this fun contagious night of comedy! For Tickets go to contagiouscomedyshow2.eventbrite.com.  

About Contagious Comedy Productions
Contagious Comedy Productions is a one of a kind production company. We do everything from charity fundraising to corporate company events. Purpose and meaning have always been an important part of Contagious Comedy. Our first show was in Columbus, Ohio, at the Funny Bone Comedy Club where we raised over $30,000 for Ronald McDonald House.

Contagious Comedy has supported multiple charities in New York, New Jersey and Ohio- WIN (Women In Need) & NYC PetTails, Hawthorne Caballeros, and also the Ronald McDonald House in Ohio. With the shows in New York, New Jersey, and Ohio – close to a thousand people combined in attendance, Contagious Comedy Productions has raised over $60,000 (cash + media exposure) for all charities mentioned above.

About the Founder
Nicholle Kun is the Founder of Contagious Comedy and has produced shows at top NYC comedy clubs, such as The Comic Strip Live, Broadway Comedy Club, and now Stand Up NY. She also is a member and has produced shows at the world-renowned Friar’s Club.

I want to make people laugh and enjoy themselves! I’m originally from Columbus, Ohio and there was not a lot going on in the comedy scene. There were only one or two comedy clubs, and I remember how the comedian would make the whole audience burst into laughter. Eventually, I realized that I wanted to do comedy and to start my own production company!

My goal is to make Contagious Comedy a national brand that when you say the name, people light up and immediately recognize it. I would love to have a comedy special on HBO or Netflix. I am trying to think bigger, take my career to a higher level, and bring laughter to more people.

Laughter is so powerful, it is healing! We are so stressed in our everyday lives and there is so much negativity. In comedy, it is powerful to turn the negativity into positivity using humor and have everyone join in with you.

Being real makes people laugh. My goal is to “infect” everyone with Contagious Comedy. Contagious Comedy’s tagline is “You’ll want to catch it.” If we can spread the laughter to people who are having a horrible day and put a smile on their faces at the end, that would be mission accomplished for the company.

We do everything from fundraisers, roasts, corporate parties, birthdays, weddings, etc…You name it – we’ll make it happen!   read more

The US stand up comedian John Witherspoon dies at the age of 77

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Written by Joseph Santiago

The US stand up comedian and actor John Witherspoon will be best remembered for his role as rapper Ice Cube’s father in the comedy trilogy Friday, who has died at the age of 77.

Born John Weatherspoon, he started out as a stand-up comedian back in the 1970s.

His first film was back in 1980 The Jazz Singer and was seen in Hollywood Shuffle, Boomerang, Vampire in Brooklyn and The Ladies Man.

The reason for his death is not known. Relatives and celebrity friends have been paying respects to Witherspoon. read more