WrestleMania Weekend Comedy Show: XSW is back at People Improv Theater in NYC

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Written by Joseph Santiago

✓ BCT Critic’s Pick

Xtremely Serious Wrestling, NYC’s best comedy wrestling show, makes its triumphant return to The PIT Loft this WrestleMania weekend – April 05 at 10:30 PM.

We’re really excited about this parody of WWE’s Extreme Rules show, called Craxy Rule2. Every match and comedy segment will have CRAXY RULEZ.

Hope you can make it out!

XSW Presents: Craxy Rule2Friday, April 05 10:30PM

Price: $8.00 The PIT Loft 154 W 29th St in Manhattan

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Comedy Shows at the New York Comedy Club – March 21st, 2019

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Written by Joseph Santiago Who doesn’t enjoy a great night of comedy? We all know laughter is the best piece of medicine.   Seeing a comedy show in NYC is an absolute must for everyone who enjoys have some fantastic laughs and some drinks with good friends. New York City is the mecca for stand up comedy in the USA many of the famous comedians such as Chris Rock, Judah Friedlander, Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman all live in New York. It’s the entertainment capital of the world.  You might even catch a famous comedian doing a set at the Comedy Cellar, New York Comedy Club, Stand Up New York or Greenwich Village Comedy Club or any NYC Comedy Club.   Here is a list of comedy shows this week at the New York Comedy Club Midtown and East Village locations. New York Comedy Club East Village   New York Comedy Club – East Village March 21, 2019 – 8PM Featured Comedians: Michael Kosta, Keith Alberstadt, Alexis Guerreros, Francisco Ramos. Michael Kosta is an actor and writer, known for Worst Birthday (2016), Best of Five(2008) and Crowd Goes Wild (2013). Keith Alberstadt was born in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. He is an actor, known for Speed Damon & Holly (2015), Stand-Up 360: Edition 2 (2009) and Apostles of Comedy: Onwards and Upwards (2013). Alexis Guerreros was born and raised on the mean streets of Newark, NJ and a single Cuban mother with a good left hook. He eventually headed to NYC and started in comedy shortly after being laid off from a miserable but well paid corporate job. Alexis is a very talented comedian. You can see him performing nightly in NYC at clubs such as New York Comedy Club East Village and Midtown, Stand Up NY, Eastville Comedy Club in Brooklyn and many more. New York Comedy Club is the real deal New York comedy experience. If you are a local you most like have been here and loved it. They have some of the greatest comedians in the country performing here on a nightly.   New York Comedy Club has two locations East Village & Midtown location. New York Comedy Club East Village New York Comedy Club – Midtown 241 E 24th St, New York, NY 10010   Thursday, March 21st, 2019 – 8:30 PM Featured Comics Andrew Schulz, Emma Willmann, Krystyna Hutchinson, Neko White Andrew Schulz is an actor and producer, known for Sneaky Pete (2015), There’s… Johnny! (2017) and Write When You Get Work (2018). Emma Willmann is one of the New York scene’s fast risers. Her credits are excellent despite that she’s fairly new in comic years. In the past two years alone, she was featured in Just for Laughs New Faces, on the cover of Time Out New York as one of 10 Funniest Women in New York featured in Elle Magazine, passed at the NY Comedy Cellar, and all the other top clubs in NYC, featured in 8 NACAS, headlined her own sold-out show in The New York Comedy Festival, performed at The Bridgetown Comedy Festival, appeared in a commercial for Dear Kate Underwear, and became a regular on SiriusXM Raw Dog, landing her own monthly show and becoming a regular guest host on the popular SiriusXM Stars AM show Wake Up with Taylor! she also appeared on FuseTV and made her late night debut The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Krystyna Hutchinson is known for her work on You Don’t Live Here (2011), Master of None (2015) and Shower (2012). Get the legitimate NYC Stand-Up comedy experience at the New York Comedy Club in Midtown. This is a top-notch NYC comedy club with some of the greatest comedians in the industry. Many celebrities tend to drop in at the New York Comedy Club. Recently, Kevin Hart, T.J. Miller, Tracy Morgan made drop-ins. They only featured professional comics that you have seen on Conan O’Brien, Netflix, SNL, and many other shows. New York Comedy Club – East Village Thursday, March 21st, 2019 – 10:15 PM Anxiety Attack ft. Justin Silver, Tim Dillon, Stavaros Halkias, Zac Amico Justin Silver is an actor, known for The Sinner (2017), Law & Order: Criminal Intent(2001) and The Life We Chose (2019). Tim Dillon is an actor and writer, known for Untitled Tim Dillon ProjectBoston Psychiatric(2009) and Thanksgiving (2016). Zac Amico is an actor and writer, known for Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High Aka Vol. 2(2017), Return to Nuke ‘Em High Volume 1 (2013) and Shakespeare’s Sh*tstorm. It’s no questions that we are living in a crazy world and anxiety is at an all-time high.  This comics will have you laughing you will feel like you pop a Xanax and you will laugh your ass off.  Justin Silver is the MC and is one of New York’s hilarious and most neurotic comics out there.  This NYC Comedy show features Katie Hannigan Greg Stone Tim Dillon Stavaros Halkias Rob Bernstein Zac Amico Wendi Starling YAMANEIKA SAUNDERS Roast Battle NYC ft. Yamaneika Saunders, Neko White MAIN EVENT TITLE FIGHT: Dave Sirus(c) vs Jessica Fleischer

The bi-coastal phenomenon just keeps rolling. Like Thunderdome of insult comedy, two comedians enter, one leaves hilariously humiliated. What is Roast Battle?

The Battles:
Kerryn Feehan vs George Fernandez
Column Tyrell vs Katie Boyle (Battle of The Fight’n Irish)

Main Event:
Dave Sirus vs Jessica Fleischer for the Roast Battle Championship Title

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5 NYC Comedy Shows Tonight – NYC Comedy Clubs

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NYC Comedy Shows Tonight March 7, 2019

Here is a list of 5 great NYC comedy shows that are lined up for performance at these NYC Comedy Clubs this second week of March. We have also provided short profiles of the comedians who will be performing at different NYC club, read along and see what action awaits you.

Ashley Blaker

1. Stand Up NY  Thursday 7th March 2019 starting 7: 30 PM
The NYC comedy club, Upper West Side will be hosting Ashley Blaker an internationally acclaimed comedian. Some describe him as an Orthodox Jewish Comedian. read more

Interview With Daniel Simonsen at Tribeca Comedy Lounge

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Written by Joseph Santiago

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We met up with Daniel Simonsen who is a Norwegian stand-up comedian living in New York. It was a sold-out show at Tribeca Comedy Lounge. He is one of the featured comics for tonight show. We decided to talk about life before comedy, stand up comedy, and many other things

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

I was mostly a student before I got into stand up. When I started comedy I did all types of jobs to survive. Anything from marketing to working as a mover. read more

Pete Davidson Got Heckled about Mac Miller Death During Stand-Up Set

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Recently Pete Davidson booted someone out of his comedy show who made a heckle about the late Mac Miller.

This was a comedy show in New Jersey, the stand-up comedian from Saturday Night Live (SNL) was setting up his joke with “My friend died in my apartment,” the heckler screamed out, “Mac Miller?”

We have embedded TMZ sound clip in this posting above.  Pete Davidson made sure that this heckler was removed from the show.  He asked where the “fuckface” is, so he can be removed. “I’ll leave,” he continues. “So if you want the show to continue, call out the person who did it, and get him the fuck out. Give him his money back and get him the fuck out. I don’t deal with that shit.” read more

2019/02/25/ NYC Comedy Club Blog Listing This Week

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NYC Comedy Blog Listing for the last week of February

New York City is the mecca of stand up comedy in America and every night you can see hilarious comedians at all these top venues. It’s hard to choose the best shows to see this week but here is a good lineup for this week.

Here is a list of 10 great NYC comedy shows that are lined up for performance at NYC clubs this last week of February:

1. Early Evening Stand Up Extravaganza Broadway Comedy Club
On February 24, 2019, starting at 7:00 pm, there will be an Early Evening Stand Up Extravaganza where a lineup full of top headliners will be presented. In their listing, the comedy club describes them as the best comedians in New York. Also in the lineup will be special guests who are drawn from different parts of the country. The list includes comedians who have appeared in a number of shows on HBO, The Tonight Show, The Daily Show, and Comedy Central, among others. Some of the comedians include Rob Cantrell. Rob has appeared on NBC, HBO, FX, as well as Comedy Central, among others. He emerged in the top ten finalists during the first season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, as well as performing on CBS’s The Late Show. His new stand up comedy can be streamed in different platforms; currently, it has been listened to more than 20,000 times per week on Pandora, Spotify, and iTunes. Apart from his sterling performances, Rob has also written on projects for Adult Swim, High Times, Comedy Central, Howard Stern, and more.
Christine Meehan-Berg. Christine is of the Food Network fame. She is a legend in standup comedy, an artist who has a good understanding of what the audience wants.
Harry Terjanian. Henry, winner of the Andy Kaufman award, will also be in the house as a special guest. A little background on who was Andy Kaufman can probably help give an idea of what to expect from a comedian who has won an award that celebrates him. Andy Kaufman was a veteran entertainer, a person who told jokes in an engaging way. He normally referred to himself as a “song and dance man.” His promise was to try and entertain the audience the best way he could. He performed on Saturday Night Live, which is where he actually started. Other shows where he has performed include Latka Gravas, Taxi, Late Night with David Letterman, and King Lawler, among other appearances. read more

Interview with Comedian Eagle Witt New York Comedy Club East Village

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Written by Joseph Santiago

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It was prime time on a Saturday night at the New York Comedy Club at the East Village location. We met up with Stand up Comedian Eagle Witt to learn more about him and talk a little about stand up comedy.

What other jobs did you do before starting stand up comedy? I worked at the Barclays Center as an usher.

How did you know you wanted to be a comedian? My friends just always told me I should do it. At some point, I listened.

If you weren’t doing comedy, what would you be doing? I would be homeless. read more

Brody Stevens Stand Up Comedian Committed Suicide at Age 48

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Written by Joseph Santiago

A well known Los Angeles stand up comic Brody Stevens age 48 has died Friday in Los Angeles.

“Brody was an inspiring voice who was a friend to many in the comedy community,” Stevens’ reps said in a statement. “He pushed creative boundaries and his passion for his work and his love of baseball were contagious. He was beloved by many and will be greatly missed. We respectfully ask for privacy at this time.”

According to TMZ, Stevens was found in his L.A. home in an apparent suicide. read more

16 Questions for Comedian Shane Torres at New York Comedy Club

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By Joseph Santiago

Shane Torres is a stand-up comedian and writer. We met up with him at the New York Comedy Club in the East Village.

You might have seen Comedy Central Presents, This week on Comedy Cellar or on Conan O’Brien. He has also performed at Montreal “Just For Laughs” New Faces back in 2012.

He’s one of the top upcoming comedians here in the city. Shane is a regular performer at The Comedy Cellar in Greenwich Village, New York Comedy Clubs, and Stand UP NY read more

Stand UP NY – Very Good Comedy Show

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Stand Up NY Comedy Club ✓ Critic’s Pic (NYC Comedy Show)
Feb 27th, 2019, 90 Minutes Stand Up Comedy Show
Stand UP NY, 236 W 78th St, New York, NY 10024 Telephone : (212)-595-0850

Very Good Comedy Show is a grassroots touring project leaving audiences smiling across the country. Each entertaining performance is like TV late night live with standup, improv, video vignettes and a house band that always keeps the party going. Co-produced and hosted by NYC comedy club regulars Aric Grooms & Robert Punchur, this show has seen drop-ins including national headliners Louie CK & TJ Miller. The story of the show begins in late 2017 when Punchur, then a 25-year-old self-described “jaded standup burnout” was working a weekly shift as a bartender at Broadway Comedy Club on 53rd Street and 8th Avenue in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen. Grooms’ energy at that time was the inverse- he was a family man in his 40s with fresh excitement to dive into the too-oft cynical medium. The individuals crossed paths at an open mic the younger comic habitually hosted. Aric’s hypersocial habit of fast-talking strangers into friends broke open stories of Robert’s recently discarded past as a bicoastal model, actor, and standup show producer- a combination of skills which allowed him to serve as the comedic face of KnowMe (a flash-in-the-pan video-editing software & social media platform that Punchur planned & hosted an 8-city national tour for a few months prior).
 Robert Punchur at Stand Up NY

Robert Punchur at Stand Up NY.

After a nasty end to his first romantic domestic partnership with an Australian actress & bikini model (a descriptor Punchur still slyly brags about) during that time, the once self-made entertainer decided to remove himself completely from the forefront of his industry. Aric’s background in ministry and youth pastorship helped him quickly recognize that Robert’s resulting depression was not from tiring of jokes, but rather the personal troubles and dirty politicking of favoritism that runs many venues who host them.

He proposed beginning an independent project where performers were respected, appreciated, paid, and most importantly- audiences were entertained. Thus- Very Good Comedy Show was born.

The earliest happenings took place at West End Lounge, a mostly musical bar venue located in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. To differentiate themselves from other shows, Robert & Aric brought on Jeff Manno and his House Band to open the night and play up each act with pop rock covers. This musical inclusion is a throwback to stand-ups traditional vaudeville origins when the art form emerged in the Catskills. It’s a signature staple of Very Good that has followed them over the past two years into cities across the country including Pittsburgh, Chicago, the co-producers’ small hometowns of Butler PA & Chillicothe OH, and a monthly occurrence at vacation destination The Lodge in Woodstock NY. read more