Most people don’t think that going to a weigh station is funny. No one wants to be weighed after all! But at the Way Station, you can hear some good jokes.
On Wednesday, May 29th at 8 PM come and see some deleterious comedy at the Way Station in Prospect Heights. Once you find your way there, it will be hard to station yourself to the seats as you will laughing so hard. You won’t have to wait that long to laugh. The lineup that night features a field of superb comics. Ben Pernick, a veteran comic, has an album, Bad Jew Jew.read more
What is prohibited at Prohibition? Absolutely nothing! Anything is fair game for this comedy show which is at a historic space on the Upper West Side on Sunday, June 2nd at Prohibition. It’s Sunday night and what could be a better way to wrap up the weekend than a comedy show on the upper west side? These specially selected comics are guaranteed to knock your socks off and help you forget about the dreaded work week coming. Robert Morgan is as clean cut looking as they come but his jokes aren’t at all vanilla. Robert is quite unique as he recounts his experiences as a demi-sexual. What is demi-sexual? Come and find out!read more
Let’s take a look at it – NYC days are growing shorter and to be honest, can be depressing. That is why I think it’s a brilliant idea to get your butt off the couch and disconnect from social media, unplug yourself from technology and find a purpose to laugh more. We have narrow down 5 of the very best places to see live stand up comedy in the NYC.
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Are you looking for plans for your Thursday night? Want to change up your routine of hitting up the bars and clubs and do something new and exciting? Come out and see a comedy show in your life! Be a part of the most humorous experience of a lifetime. Esther Razzi Comedy, the premier producer of comedy shows in the tri-state area, is putting on the show, Two Left Feet Comedy Night. Experience jumbo sized laughter at Jimbo’s Bar and Grill. The talent included in this lineup is so ridiculous that you will never second guess coming to this show! You will be amazed at the level of humor that these human specimens are able to produce, with a woman who looks like one of the golden girls, a guy called nine volts, a man renting an apartment from a 90-year-old stripper, and a woman who has her mother in law in the trunk of her car, these comedians are bound to be hilarious. The headliner is Sharon Simon but you won’t need to obey the command Simon Says laugh for her set because her jokes are just that funny! The creator Esther Razzi comedy loves to riff about how she is self-conscious about her name, Esther and how she has experimented with a new name. When Thursday night rolls around you’re always strained and tired from that rough work week. We’ve all been there. Your boss practically screamed at you, you weren’t able to meet any of the deadlines and you were passed over for that promotion. You’re pretty sure that your significant other is about to break up with you and what do you know the local pizza place just raised their prices. Life is hard! So what’s a better way to deal with all the stress in this thing called life than to see a comedy show. It’s really true that laughter is the best medicine for anything. After the comedy show, you’ll feel like a new person. Suddenly that headache you’ve had will wilt away and it won’t feel so awful that those jeans are just a little too tight. You’ll even feel like you can ask that crush out that you’ve been intimidated by.read more
1. What other jobs did you do before starting stand up comedy?
Well, I tried getting a job as a waiter but there were none available so I went to Dental School and became a Cosmetic Dentist, and then later a Clinical Prof. at N.Y.U. in Oral Medicine and Oro-Facial Pain, while I was writing for big stars like Rodney Dangerfield, Joan Rivers, Jerry Lewis, Phil Hartman, George Wallace, Richard Belzer, and many Friars Club roasts.
2. How did you know you wanted to be a comedian?
My parents were typical Jewish parents from The Bronx, who at first refused to let me be a doctor. They said, “Don’t shame us that way!” I had to hide in my room to do my homework, and they would bang on the door and say “Come out. We know you’re studying in there. Stop it. You’ll be too successful!” I finally got them to give in. Actually, my grandfather owned a nightclub called “The Red Mill” and I was introduced to show biz at a very early age. My father was a big comedy fan and took me to see comedy movies when I was a kid, and at 12 years old I was already writing comedy for the amusement of my friends.read more
We met up with Katie Haller at New York Comedy Club East Village. She was one of the crowd favorites and we got to sit down with her and talk to her about stand up comedy and the NYC Comedy Clubs scene.
1. What other jobs did you do before starting stand up comedy? I have had some ridiculous jobs. The weirdest-being a bar/bat mitzvah dancer. That was only for a short time right after graduation. The funniest was being a stand-in for child actors. I’m 4’11 and started doing background work as a side job and then started getting booked as a stand-in. Basically, I would show up to movie/tv sets, go through the scene for lighting and blocking purposes while a 10-year-old drinks Yoohoo in their trailer.read more
Rick Younger is an actor, stand up comedian, and singer originally from Baltimore, MD. Television appearances include “AXS TV’S Gotham Comedy Live” and “It’s Showtime at the Apollo.” Rick can currently be seen in Tina Fey’s, “Mean Girls” on Broadway!
1. What other jobs did you do before starting stand up comedy? Substitute teacher, worked for the Baltimore City Department of Social Services
2. How did you know you wanted to be a comedian? When my friend convinced me to do it and I made people laugh. If I would have bombed my first time I would have never done it again. read more
We met up with Michael Verdi at the original spot of the New York Comedy Club in Midtown at one of his shows the lone bird He is the founder of Lone Bird Comedy and produces a monthly show at New York Comedy Club with his brother and fellow comedian, Paul Verdi. Mike also studies and performs improv comedy with UCB and is a member of the indy improv team, “Baby Haha”. He works by day at a non-profit that was nice enough to continue employing him after he made the choice to shave a mustache. Mike is best known for his intelligent and often dark take on the world as an Italian-American from South Jersey struggling to be the good person his upbringing won’t let him be.read more
Blair Socci is an LA-based comedian who recently moved to LA after starting her career in New York. You may know her from MTV and Comedy Central and you can catch her opening for Ron Funches on tour this summer.
What other jobs did you do before stand up comedy? I’ve done every job there is, and so many more since I started comedy. I’ve truly lived 9 lives. Before I started comedy, I was a commercial real estate broker. I was a junior member on a team selling big buildings and I had to get in the office at 6:30 am and do cold calls ALL day. I wore heels! But it taught me about work ethic and life. I feel super lucky now that I get to do something I love because wow that life was not right for me. Before I started comedy, I was very panicked that I was gonna rot under that fluorescent lighting.read more
There’s no shortage of comedy clubs in NYC… with so many to choose from this night, we decided to stop by Greenwich Village Comedy Club just one block south of the Comedy Cellar.
This is perhaps the busiest street in the world to see stand up comedy with two Comedy Cellar, Comedy Cellar Village Underground, Grisly Pear, and Greenwich Village Comedy Club and the Village Lantern right around the corner there are just so many to choose from.
We saw the lineup at Greenwich Village Comedy Club and it was a stellar lineup and need some laughs after a busy work week. We decided to chat with a few comics after the show and one of our favorites of the night was Luke Thayer. We interview him right after his set at a jam-packed sold out show and here is what he had to say.read more