Stand UP NY – Comedy Shows in NYC
Performing Artists :
Tom Cotter, Mike Yard, Damien Lemon, Mike Vecchione, Brad Trackman
Stand Up New York 9:00 Friday, August 07, 2015 9:00 PM Stand Up NY, New York, NY
Born on the luscious island of, St. Croix in the United States Virgin Islands, Michael Yard gave up his dreams of becoming a professional baseball player and moved with his family to New York in the winter of 1986. “Seeing the New York skyline for the first time was a real trip! I couldn’t believe how tall those buildings were. I guess they don’t call them skyscrapers for nothing!” After experiencing snow for the first time and surviving both his first New York winter and the New York City Public school system, he began his comedy career on a whim in 1993. ” I kept going to comedy clubs and open Mic nights and watching comics do their sets but on the inside I was itching to hit the stage myself. The problem was that every time I would try to psyche myself up to get on stage I would get sick to my stomach! One day I just decided to go for it and my goal was simply not to get booed off stage — and I didn’t!” Fast forward to over a decade later and Michael Yard has become one of the hottest comedians touring the country today. In addition to being one of the most sought after acts on the college and university circuit, Mike’s made a name for himself as one of New York City’s premier comedians.
Michael was honored to be named one of Comedy’s most thought provoking comedians by The Black Comedy Awards. His quest to delve deeper into the minds of the masses paid off when Rev. Jessie Jackson invited Mike to perform twice for The Rainbow Coalition/ Operation PUSH national conventions in New York and Chicago.
When not on stage making new friends at well-known venues like The Improv, Caroline’s, The Comedy Store, Rascal’s, Stand Up NY, The Laugh House or The Mohegan Sun, Mike likes to flex his writing muscles. He had a chance to do so as a writer and voice talent on an animated pilot for Spike TV. He’s also been a cast member and writer on the Internet radio sketch show Mo’ Funny Comedy Hour! Michael loves writing screenplays as well and hopes to one day direct and star in one of his works. In addition to his writing, Mike is rapidly becoming well known for his ability to morph into anyone right before your eyes. His repertoire of voices includes dialects from The Caribbean, Africa, India, Ireland, England and many more exotic lands. He has a knack for making his audiences see, hear and feel his comedy. Mike’s quickly becoming a familiar face with his numerous television appearances. They include, The Apollo Comedy Hour, Russell Simmons Def Comedy Jam, (All Star Edition) BET’s ComicView (1998-2002) and Video Vixens on MTV.
Tom Cotter has taken the comedy scene by storm since finishing in 2nd place on“America’s Got Talent” in 2012. He lost to a dog act, but don’t hold that against him; Tom was the first comedian ever to be a finalist on the show and was the highest finishing human being on the show that year. On August 21st 2013, AGT asked Tom back to perform as a special guest star (along with Train) and then again to host The 2013 AGT Snapple Viewing Party on the Sept 11th episode. Tom is currently shooting a TV pilot for NBC and Freemantle Productions to host a reality series set to air in the winter of 2014.
Tom’s other numerous television an radio credits include “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” his very own special “Comedy Central Presents…Tom Cotter,” The Howard Stern Show and, most recently, a third appearance on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.” Tom also plays in America’s most famous comedy clubs including, The Improv (chain), Catch a Rising Star, The Gotham Comedy Club and Caroline’s On Broadway just to name a few. Tom has also been featured at The Montreal “Just For Laughs” Festival, the HBO Aspen Comedy Arts Festival and headlining “America’s Got Talent Live” at The Palazzo Las Vegas.
Tom has performed at over 300 colleges and in a wide variety of venues from Alaska to China. His appeal is truly international as he was summoned to London to tour and perform on British Television, and won The Seattle
International Stand-Up Comedy Competition and Boston Comedy Festival as The Boston Herald noted “winning by the largest margin of victory in the history of the event.”
Versatility has allowed Tom to excel in other areas of showbiz as well. His voice has become a familiar staple in commercial voice-overs for many high profile clients including NBC, MTV, Pepsi, McDonald’s, Chevrolet and
Whether it be comedy, voice-overs, or acting Tom Cotter gives it everything he’s got. “If laughter is the best medicine, I yearn to be drugged.”
Stand UP NY is celebrated for it’s rich history, and exquisite interior and feature only outstanding comedian that have been featured on the industry best comedy shows such as Comedy Central, SNL, Chappelle Show, David Letterman, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien, and Jimmy Fallon from Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Jon Stewart, Dave Attell, Bill Burr and Louis CK. Stand Up NY is the breeding ground for the biggest and brightest comedian stars of today and tomorrow.Stand Up NY Comedy Club has been recently renovated with a beautiful sleek design, which is very convenient for luxurious famous NYC comedy club. This beautiful crafted design was created by the legendary designer Steve Lewis – includes an sleek elegant VIP section with state of the art media capacity. Stand Up NY Comedy Club is a well arrange with a classic interior and now has been reawakened, recognizing. Stand Up NY is featured as one of the best New York Comedy Clubs in Manhattan.Stand Up NY has multiple comedy shows 7 nights a week and feature some of the freshest acts in the country. This club has some of the future rising stars of the New York City comedy scene and many of the popular comedian faces you will recognize from the television and film.Stand Up NY has develop into NYC leading destination for locals and travelers alike. accompany producers from Comedy Central, HBO, NBC and ABC as you enjoy our delicious authentic Northern Italian cuisine by Serafina on the Upper West Side, indulge in original cocktails by our top notch mixologist and laugh the night away at our All Pro NYC comedy shows. Plus, you never know who will celebrity will be doing a surprise guest spot at Stand UP NY