Stand UP NY
Stand UP NY – Comedy Shows in NYC
Performing Artists :
Samuel J. Comroe, Teddy Smith, Jeffrey Hernandez
Samuel J Comroe:
Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, California, into a family of nine (five sisters, and one brother) Samuel Comroe grew up in a loud, raucous, and fun-loving environment. With such vivacious characters for siblings, it was an environment that forced any shyness out of him right away, and instead created an individual unafraid of being the center-of-attention. In the third grade, after being diagnosed with Tourette syndrome, Comroe suffered his fair share of teases and taunts from peers who didn’t understand his curious condition. Although this affected his self-esteem and confidence throughout his childhood, as he entered high school in a different district (and on the heels of advice from his father that he could be an entirely new person), Comroe made a conscious decision to no longer let bullying affect him, rather laugh along with the bullies. For example, on his first day as a high school freshman, Sam was being picked on by two intimidating seniors, and instead of backing off he decided to laugh with them. This small act changed the rest of his high school career and led him to his future in stand-up comedy. He saw how much more respect he got from just having fun with himself.
During his junior year at Canoga Park High School Samuel joined play production and began acting in school productions, taking leads in shows such as “Arsenic and Old Lace”, “Grease”, “The Odd Couple”, and performing in various acting competitions. His love and joy that stemmed from entertaining audiences led him to see that he could parlay his natural ability to make others laugh into an actual career. So, during his junior year, with the approval of the school administration, Comroe began performing stand-up in the school auditorium during lunch, charging fifty-cents for admission and donating all proceeds to his class. As Comroe states, “the pure excitement and joy of performing is all I need.” Sam continued performing half-hour lunch shows throughout his junior and senior years of high school.
After graduation Sam went to community college for two semesters before deciding that he wanted to pursue stand-up comedy as a real career. Additionally, Comroe continued acting in plays with lead roles at Pierce College’s community theatre and with Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre in North Hollywood. At the same time, he began going to the third street promenade at Santa Monica and performed his comedy on the streets for tips, as well as going to open mic auditions all over Los Angeles. It was during this time in his stand-up career that Sam cultivated his unique brand of observational and self-deprecating humor, focusing on his life with Tourette Syndrome.
Since then, Samuel Comroe has gained management and become a House Regular at Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank. He is also a regular at comedy clubs around Los Angeles, such as The Ice House, and the Improv. He has also started gaining more recognition outside of Los Angeles, traveling regularly to perform his comedy at venues all over the nation. He has won numerous comedy competitions, most recently placing in the top eight out of one-hundred and one comics at the World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas, and becoming a Top Ten Finalist in the NBC Stand-Up for Diversity showcase. He is now opening for comedians such as Joey Medina, Tom Green, Gallagher, Don Friesen and James P Connolly, just to name a few. He is one of the most energetic, engaging and friendly up and coming comedians.
Teddy Smith: Comedian Teddy Smith started his comedy career from a dream he had. He was lost, didn’t know where to go in his career or his life. That night he asked himself, “What am I supposed to do?” That very same night he had a dream he was on stage performing in front of a sold out crowd. He knew he couldn’t sing, but he could make people laugh. A week later he signed up for an open mic, and a few months later won the Washington, DC, Comedy Competition.
After two years of plugging away at it, Teddy felt it was time he set his sights on his next challenge: New York City, “The City That Never Sleeps”. Teddy learned fast that story was a falsehood. Whoever came up with that one obviously never rode the NYC subways at four in the morning, because people were sleeping all the time. Maybe they missed the meeting.
Teddy Smith took his talents to the world famous Apollo Theatre and got a standing ovation. That lead to a big gig at the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City opening for the Isley Brothers and Teddy Pendergrass. Then he traveled overseas to do a television show called the Comedy Factor and a month tour in Amsterdam and Rotterdam.
Teddy has done the famous Aspen Comedy Festival were he was named among the “Comics to Look Out For in the Future”. Teddy tours all up and down the east coast, headlining the Paramount Theater in Huntington Long Island, Theater Three in Port Jefferson, The Smithtown Performing Art Theater. He appeared in the movie Umbrellas Kill, and has appeared on Live At Gotham, Comedy Central, Comic View, Showtime, Jay Leno’s Tonight Show Website, The Gordon Elliot Show with Jackie Mason. Teddy covers topics from divorce, family, kids, race and social issues.
Teddy Smith currently lives in New York City.
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