Introduction to Greenwich Village Comedy Club

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Introduction to Greenwich Village Comedy Club

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After the success of two NYC Comedy Clubs, Al Martins decided to expand its brand and in 2012 opened the Greenwich Village Comedy Club in the heart of Greenwich Village on MacDougal Street one block south of the Comedy Cellar. Martin once again took the risk by opening Greenwich Village Comedy, the only two-part entertainment complex with three showrooms in New York serving more than 600 comedy fans from around the world every night. In 2005, he co-directed the Boston Comedy Club with Barry Katz, executive producer of NBC Last Comic Standing, and gave Al Martin the right to be the first three comedy clubs in New York. 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

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

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

Pete Holmes Went From Crashing on Couches to Famous Comedian

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Written By Joseph Santiago

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Comedian Pete Holmes is getting ready to start his 3rd season on HBO’s the Crashing. Pete launched his stand up special on HBO called Dirty Clean and recently became a father with his wife. His life is looking pretty darn good at the moment.   But, Pete used to be down on his luck as used to have to crash on friends couches. Pete was trying to make it as a stand-up comedian in New York City.  

On the show, you will see him crash on the couches of some famous comedians such as Artie Lange’s couch, T.J. Miller and Sarah Silverman to name a few read more

Rest in Peace WILLIAM STEPHENSON (1957-2019)

Rest in Peace WILLIAM STEPHENSON

Written by Joseph Santiago

Rest in Peace WILLIAM STEPHENSON

Comedian William Stephenson he has passed away.

He was only 62 years ago.

With sadness in our hearts, and shocking news is true: I was hanging out with him last month at the Comedy Cellar. He always had a big smile and always greeted me with warmness.

I  found out the details of his death from one of our former writers Bryan Murray on his Facebook profile. He wrote this.

“Just over three years ago I wrote a hand full of articles for Joseph Santiago. I was given the opportunity to interview comedians as a comedy fan. Will was there for the first time Jessica and I ever saw the live comedy in New York at the Comedy Cellar. read more

Interview: With Stand Up Comedian Theo Von at the Comedy Cellar

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By: Joseph Santiago theo von netflix Theo Von is a stand up comedian based in Los Angeles, California. He has come along way from the small town of Convington. It’s located about one hour north of New Orleans, Louisiana.    Theo has been touring the states for more then ten years. The comic has performed on Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing and recently Netflix. His Netflix special is “No Offense” performed in New Orleans, at Civic Theater. We met up with Stand up comedian Theo Von at the Comedy Cellar his favorite comedy club in New York.

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

Sold hamsters and sold Italian food indoors. Also so Mexcian food, mostly to local whites.

2. How did you know you wanted to be a comedians?

I didn’t. i think it chooses you.

3. If you weren’t doing comedy, what would you be doing?

probably a lawyer or treasure hunter

4. Where are some of your favorite places to perform?

Chicago, Dallas.

5. Who are some of your favorite up-and-comers in the comedy world?

Honestly i don’t watch a ton of comedy. i get jealous. read more

12 Questions With Stand Up Comedian Tamer Kattan at The Comedy Cellar

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Written By Joseph Santiago Curious about the life of a comedian? Here are 12 questions we asked Tamer Kattan, here in New York at the Comedy Cellar to get some insights from this top comedian. Tamer kattan comedian

1. What other jobs did you do before starting stand up comedy?
– In college, I worked as Donatello, the Ninja Turtle for supermarket openings, kids bday parties, and things. The place was called Barbies Balloon Boutique. The craziest job I ever had. If you’re into MILF’s dressing up as a Ninja Turtle is the next best thing to having a mini-van with spinner rims. Soccer moms go crazy for turtles.

2. How did you know you wanted to be a comedian?
– I didn’t. I was made fun of a lot and learned to fight verbally, the way people who get beat up a lot learn to fight physically. There was a kid who beat me up so often, I said fuck it and just started making fun of his giant ears. A week later he comes up to me and says, if you stop making fun of me, I’ll stop beating you up. THAT was like snorting cocaine for the first time. Where wit beat out physical strength and I’ve been chasing that power high ever since. read more

An Interview With Comedian Harrison Greenbaum – The Comedy Cellar

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Written by Joseph Santiago

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Harrison Greenbaum performing stand up comedy at “Comedy Cellar” – In Greenwich Photo Credit (Brody Brodo)

We met up with the Harvard Graduate turned professional stand up comedian Harrison Greenbaum neighborhood of Greenwich Village. He was getting ready to perform at the Mecca of comedy The Comedy Cellar.

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

I’ve been doing magic since I was a kid, so I was making money as a magician at birthdays and bar mitzvahs since I was around 12.  (Always weird when the bar mitzvah magician is the same age as the kids he’s entertaining!)  In high school, I even spent a summer as a restaurant magician, doing magic every Saturday at a Mexican restaurant in Long Island called Pancho’s (which is still there!). read more

Interview: We Sat down with Gregg Rogell at The Comedy Cellar in New York to Talk About How It All Started.

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By Joseph Santiago

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Interview: We Sat down with Gregg Rogell at The Comedy Cellar in New York to Talk About How It All Started.

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

I worked at a corrugated box factory, In Far Rockaway for four years, loading skids on the back of trucks before I did Stand Up Comedy.

How long have you been doing stand up comedy?

I started working professionally in the early nineties.

When did you know you wanted to be a stand-up comedian?

I was watching “evening at the improv with some friends and I thought the comics were pretty bad. I told my friends if they could get on TV, so could i. On a dare, I did an open mic night and it went pretty well. I continued to do weekly sets. Six months later I won “the funniest person on Long Island”  contest and used the credits to get paid work. I was able to make a living at it pretty quickly. read more