Interview with Comedian Monroe Martin at The New York Comedy Club

Monroe Martin
Written by Joseph Santiago Monroe Martin It was at the New York Comedy Cub that we met up with one of our favorite comedians Monroe Martin after one of his comedy shows in NYC, which is located in the Kips Bay section in Manhattan. It was a Friday night and the New York Comedy Club was completely sold out. There was this amazing energy filled in the room with people from around the world. 1. What other jobs did you do before starting stand up comedy? I had too many Jobs. I was a Peer Educator for Planned Parenthood. I worked at Spirit of Halloween, McDonald’s, Philadelphia Youth Network, Tower Perrin, City Year, A charter School/ summer camp, The Philadelphia Zoo, a Security Company, a telemarketer, and Dave and Buster’s. 2. How did you know you wanted to be a comedian? Honestly, I didn’t dream of being a comedian. I didn’t think it was something I could accomplish so why try, right? My friends were the first people that thought I was funny. They called me stupid all the time. Most people would take offense to that, but I didn’t. Calling someone stupid when they say something hilarious is the second highest comment. The highest is genius. I would find my self-writing down topics and points to bring up during the conversation. At the time I did know I was writing a set. Between making my friends laugh I would make some of my foster parents laugh. One of my foster moms and I would watch Coming To The Stage on BET. Which is a comedy competition.   One day we were watching the show, and she said: “I could see you doing something like that one day.” I blew it off. The comics on the show were so funny I could never be one of them. There was one specific comic I thought was hilarious. I won’t mention his name. Fast forward to the summer, I have graduated high school and I have no real plans of going to college. I just wanted to hang out and go with the flow of life. One morning my friend and I were sitting on his front porch cracking jokes, and a garbage truck goes by, and the guy I thought was super funny was on the back of the trash truck. I tried to get his attention, by yelling “yo man you’re funny as hell” he wanted to ignore me, but I kept until he acknowledged me. Looking back I was being extra, but it was worth it because that changed my perspective on comedians. I felt like I could actually be a comic. I started comedy two years after that. 3. If you weren’t doing comedy, what would you be doing? I would probably be fat as shit with a city job. 4. Where are some of your favorite places to perform? I like The Knitting Factory, Stress Factory, Comedy Connection in Rhode Island, Denver Funny Bone. 5. Who are some of your favorite up-and-comers in the comedy world? If you pay your bills off of comedy, I don’t consider you up and coming. If we are talking about comics that aren’t famous yet, then I have a long list, but here are some. I like Chloe Hilliard, Derek Gaines, Dave Temple, Ian Finance, etc. 6. What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten? Fail as much as possible.

7. When did you feel like you were a pro comedian? read more

Interview with Talented & Funny Comedian Larry Beyah At Gotham Comedy Club

Larry Beyah
Larry Beyah 1. What other jobs did you do before starting stand up comedy? I was in the U.S. Air Force and Acting before I started doing Stand Up Comedy 2. How did you know you wanted to be a comedian? I have been a hilarious comedian since I was a toddler everywhere all day every day. I held court with my family and friends. Then I saw comedians and listened to comedy performances and began focusing on the craft and profession. 3. If you weren’t doing comedy, what would you be doing? If I wasn’t doing stand up comedy I would be performing in theatre, television & films.🎭 4. Where are some of your favorite places to perform? Some of my favorite places to perform are Gotham Comedy Club, The Laugh Factory, The Comedy Store and The improv 5. Who are some of your favorite up-and-comers in the comedy world? All of the “Up and Comers” 🤣 are my favorites because I know the process and I applaud every input. 6. What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten? One of the best advise I was given is to stop cursing 🤬 7. When did you feel like you were a pro comedian? I felt like a pro comedian when I started getting paid and the audiences started telling me I was their favorite and wanted to see me again. 8. How often do you perform comedy per week? I perform comedy 6-7 times per week. 9. What are your favorite comedy clubs that you perform at? Gotham Comedy Club and The Borgata 10. How do you deal with hecklers? I usually have a spectacular time with hecklers because they are fun and give me something to play off of that’s funnier than what they said. 11. What advice would you give your younger self? Do more comedy 12. How would you describe your brand of comedy? A hysterical symphony of thoughts 13. What do you talk about in your act? Examples of what I talk about is me, human nature, the audience, relationship battles, being the military

The ‘SUP Show: A NYC Comedy Showcase for Female, Queer, and Gender Non-conforming Voices

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Chris Scopo Interview at New York Comedy Club

Chris Scopo
By Joseph Santiago Chris Scopo It was a Friday night at the New York Comedy Club, at 241 E 24th St New York, NY 10010b/t 3rd Ave & 2nd Ave in Kips Bay in Manhattan. It was the prime time show and the club was completely sold out with people from around the world.   That night we met up with Stand up Comedian Chris Scopo after his comedy show. We discuss being a comedian and doing stand up comedy.     Chris had the privilege of joining one of the most popular podcast’s in the country, Robert Kelly’s “You know What Dude” podcast. Where he learned valuable lessons in life and comedy. Since joining the podcast, Chris worked his way to become Producer of the show, a title he currently holds. Along with the YKWD podcast, he also is the co-host of Luis J. Gomez’s “Realass” podcast.

1. What other jobs did you do before starting stand up comedy?
-My first job right out of college was working in an office from 9-5; it was one of the miserable things I have experienced.

2. How did you know you wanted to be a comedian?
-I don’t think I ever knew I wanted to be a comic until I was actually doing it. I remember watching Dane Cook Vicious Circle when I was a kid, my brother and I used to quote that special all the time. I thought it was a cool job but never in my wildest dreams did I think I would do that for a living. read more

Interview at Stand UP NY with Kerri Louise Stand Up Comedian

Kerri Louise Stand UP NY

By Joseph Santiago

Kerri Louise Stand UP NY

Kerri Louise Stand UP NY

We met up with Kerri Louise Stand Up Comedian after her comedic performance at the Stand UP NY on the Upper West Side. It was a Friday night and this famous Upper West Side Comedy Club. We sat beside the bar and discussed all things comedy. She is a regular at NYC Comedy Clubs and can be seen at Stand UP NY, New York Comedy Club, Comic Strip Live, and Broadway Comedy Club.

1. What other jobs did you do before starting stand up comedy? I was a lifeguard, swim instructor, babysitter, waitress, personal trainer, aerobic instructor, teacher K-8, and a girlfriend. read more

New York Comedy Club We Interview Stand Up Comedian Kevin Dombrowski

Kevin Dombrowski New York Comedy Club

Written by Joseph Santiago

Kevin Dombrowski New York Comedy Club

Kevin Dombrowski performing at New York Comedy Club

We met up with stand up comedian Kevin Dombrowski after his show at the New York Comedy Club. We discussed all things stand up comedy and his favorite comedy clubs in NYC.

What other jobs did you do before starting stand up comedy? I have literally done everything you can to make money. Except for maybe drugs and prostitution. Mainly bc no one would buy either from me. I think my wife and I counted one day into the 30s, with everything from waiting tables and bartending to installing carpet and delivering tires to lifeguarding and gym associate to landscaping and parking lot maintenance.. you know you’re typical avg white guy living off his parents ; ) read more

Interview Comedian Angela Cobb at The Broadway Comedy Club in Times Square

Angela Cobb Headshot

Written by Joseph Santiago

Angela Cobb Headshot

I decided to see a comedy show in NYC.  We went to a show a show at the Broadway Comedy Club at the 9 PM show on a Friday. The energy in the room was filled with people from around the world. It was prime time the crowd was completely sold comedy show.

I’ve been living in the Netherlands for the past 4 years and was feeling a bit homesick and needed some comedy in my life. After the show, I sat down with Angela Cobb and we discuss all things comedy in the Big Apple. read more

Interview with Comedian Sal Coladonato – New York Comedy Club

Sal Coladonato at New York Comedy Club

Written by Joseph Santiago

Sal Coladonato at New York Comedy Club

Sal Coladonato at New York Comedy Club

Sal Coladonato is a Stand-Up comedian and podcaster from New York City. He performs at comedy clubs around NYC. He does stand up comedy at New York Comedy Club, Dangerfield’s & Broadway Comedy Club. He also spent time as an Airborne Infantryman in the US Army.

We recently caught up with him right after his comedy show in NYC at the New York Comedy Club. It was a fun packed show with fantastic energy and a great lineup and the show was completely sold out.

If you are interested in seeing Sal Coladonato a comedy show at the New York Comedy Club. Please use the promo code Blog25 for25% off comedy shows in NYC. read more

Interviewed Comedian Camille Theobald at The New York Comedy Club

Camille theobald New York Comedy Club

Written by Joseph Santiago

Camille theobald New York Comedy Club

Camille Theobald Performing at the New York Comedy Club

We sat down with the hilarious comedian Camille Theobald at the New York Comedy Club. She is a regular at most of the comedy club in NYC. She is a rising star has been featured in the New York Post, Time Out NY, NBC News and Elite Daily.

She has appeared on MTV, in Kevin Spacey’s Masterclass, as the voice of Amazon Prime’s travel series Beyond Moscow, indie films in the New York Indie Film Fest, Long Island Film Festival, Brooklyn Film Festival, Queens World Film Festival, and National Geographic. read more

Interview with Comedian Ian Fidance at New York Comedy Club

ian fidance new york comedy club

By Joseph Santiago

ian fidance new york comedy club

Ian Fidance – Stand Up Comedian

We met up with Ian Fidance stand up comedians at the New York Comedy Club right after his comedy show in New York. Ian Fidance is an actor and writer, known for From BoiZone with Love (2013), Leaves in Autumn (2017) and ONE NIGHT misunderSTANDing (2013). We talk about show business, how he writes & develops material and all things comedy.

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

It fucking sucks

What was your process in developing this special? read more