Chris Rock’s stand-up act takes surprising turn as Dave Chappelle CRASHES the show to excite the audiences

chappelle rock

Written by Joseph Santiago

chappelle rock

Dave Chappelle performed stand-up comedy with Chris Rock on Saturday night. Chappelle surprised the New Orleans crowd last night. “Tonight, you are all part of a social experiment,” said Chappelle.”Stranger things have happened in New Orleans.”

Chappelle has emerged back in the stand-up comedy scene making a huge splash.  David just released two Netflix stand-up comedy specials this week.  He is also performing 5 comedy shows this week in Austin, TX. Chris Rock tweeted and said it was the “Best Show Ever”

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Interview with Matt Ruby at The New York Comedy Club

Matt Ruby

Written by Joseph Santiago

Matt Ruby

Matt Ruby at New York Comedy Club

We sat down with the talented stand up comedian Matt Ruby right before his show at the New York Comedy Club. 

What do you wish someone had told you about show business before you entered it?

The the reason anyone wants to be in show business is based on psychological scars from childhood and/or an inability to get laid.

Where do you get your material?

I carry a notebook around and when I have an interesting thought, I write it down. I don’t like sitting in front of a blank screen. I like to live my life and then catch ideas like a fisherman on Deadliest Catch will catch crabs. (Note: I do not have crabs. I have ideas. I swear!)

What happens if they don’t laugh?

You feel a tiny little puncture wound in your soul. Then you remember: They might be idiots. So you try it again. Then you realize they were not idiots. They were right.

How often do you perform comedy per week?

Plenty, but not enough.

What are you favorite comedy clubs that you perform at?

I really love New York Comedy Club. To me, it’s the perfect size/energy for a show and feels like “real New York.” And I love our show at Irish Exit because it’s a real, back-of-the-bar, knife fight show.

How often do you write jokes?

I’m writing a little bit, all the time. Then I go through all my notes every week or two and refine. I write a lot onstage too. This is because I like ideas that come out in flow and also because I am lazy.

When did you feel like you were a pro comedian?

Words I don’t like: professional, artist, genius, brilliant. I don’t really know what they mean or where the line is. In life, I frequently don’t know where the line is. Also, I don’t think I should have ended those sentences with “is.” There, I did it again. See, I don’t understand lines!

How did you know you wanted to be a comedian or did it just happen?

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Greer Barnes Performs Stand Up on the Late Show Colbert Report

Greer Barnes

Greer Barnes

The Late Show Colbert Report audience got a real comedy treat last night. I have been friends with Greer for over a decade and he happens to be my favorite comedian.  He performed a brilliantly hilarious comedy set. You can watch his clip below, and see him live in New York City where he has killer sets nightly.

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List of Comedians Getting Half-Hour Comedy Central Standup Specials This Year

Written by Joseph Santiago

It’s that season again. Comedy Central is chosen a few up and coming stand-up comedians to be featured in their own 30-minute comedy special. 14 comedians have been chosen for the 6 season, which will air as Comedy Central Stand Up Presents. They will be tapping the comedy shows at The Civic Theatre in New Orleans next month from Wednesday, April 19th through Saturday the 22nd and are set to premiere sometime this fall. Here’s the full lineup:

Adam Cayton-Holland
Anthony Devito
Jo Firestone
Solomon Georgio
Casey James Salengo
Sam Jay
Josh Johnson
Joel Kim Booster
Lashonda Lester
Chris Redd
Yamaneika Saunders
Julio Torres
Shane Torres
Jenny Zigrino

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Interview with Stand up Comedian Angela Cobb at Broadway Comedy Club

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angela cobb

We sat down with the very funny comedian Angela Cobb at the Broadway Comedy Club. We discuss the show business, developing new jokes and more.

Do you think your stand-up has changed a lot over the years?

I’ve only been doing this for 7 years but it does seem like it’s become a bit more about other factors that aren’t what the person does on stage. Ie: less about the person’s actually stand up abilities and more consideration paid to their other endeavors : podcasts, one person shows, social media presence, videos, etc. this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but I feel we need to try to maintain the happy medium of people who both have lots of things going for them but are also, plain and simple, killer behind the mic.

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