Interview Esther Ku Stand UP Comedian at Dangerfields Comedy Club

Esther Ku

1. What other jobs did you do before starting as Stand UP comedian?

I was a cashier at a uniform store, movie theater usher, waitress at a deep-dish pizza place, marketing rep for a couple of dot coms, orientation leader for my college, restaurant hostess, private music teacher, dental receptionist, extra in TV shows, and a pen sales representative. Any job where you talk to new people every day is great for a comedian to exercise those muscles of coming up with banter.

2. How did you know you wanted to be a comedian? read more

Interview with Comedian Ray DeVito at the New York Comedy Club

Ray DeVito Comedy

We met up with Ray DeVito at the New York Comedy Club right after his stand up comedy performance. It was a soldout prime time show on a Saturday night. The energy was buzzing with laughter in the air at the New York Comedy show. We ask him some questions about stand up comedy. Here is what Ray had to say…

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

Before doing standup comedy, I use to work as a recruiter in the plastics industry. Which sales jobs are fantastic in regards to knowing where you stand. It’s much like comedy, you know you’re worth immediately if you’re making the company money, you’re good. A lot like comedy, if you’re getting laughs, you’re good. read more

Matt Pavich Named New York’s Funniest

Matt Pavich
Matt Pavich

New York’s Funniest 2015 Winner Matt Pavich Struts On Stage

New York City local Matt Pavich won the cities most coveted comedy prize over the weekend. New York’s Funniest is a tradition known to skyrocket the winner to fame, and 2015 is expected to be no exception.

Pavich is already successful in his own rights. The comedian will be highlighted in season two of MTV2’s Joking Off which launches next month, and he’s also the star and co-creator of the series “The Neighborhood” — which snagged awards at the 2014 New York Television festival. Now that he’s snagged New York’s Funniest, many in the industry are waiting with anticipation to see what he accomplishes next. read more

George Carlin to be honored by Colin Quinn

George-Carlin

This last summer, about three years after comedian entertainer Kevin Bartini propelled a loaded filled battle to rename a New York City road after the late George Carlin, the city gathering passed a bill to do simply that. Chairman Bill de Blasio marked the request that would permit the 400 block of West 121st Street  to be renamed “George Carlin Way.” On Oct. 22 at 1 pm at the corner of West 121st Street and Amsterdam Ave, family, companions and the parody group will meet up for a day-long festival. read more