Sue Costello’s “I Wasn’t Trying to be Funny”

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Written by Josh Rosen,

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Sue Costello is an actress, comedian, writer and producer. She has starred in such television programs as the self-titled Costello, NYPD Blue, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn and Comedy Central’s Premium Blend.

She has appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and made it to the finals of in 2004.

She can be heard on episode 172 of Marc Maron’s WTF podcast.

Sue is one of the hardest working individuals in all of show business. She was Becky in The Fighter, Sgt. Kneeley in Once in a Lifetime. read more

8 of the Best Stand Up Comedy Tips Ever

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Written by James Lang

Stand Up Comedy Tips From the Best in the Business, Giving You the Tricks of the Trade So You Can Master the Journey!

Why are you here? No, it’s not a trick question. Improving your stand up game is important if you have dreams of making it big, so why are you reading this right now? Why are you pursuing stand up? If your answer isn’t: “I’m reading this because I love comedy, I love making people laugh and I would do it no matter how successful I am.”, then you’re on the right track. If you’re looking for a get-famous-quick career, then a career in comedy is most certainly not for you. read more

The Benefits of Comedy

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Melissa Mandulis

Written by Melissa Mandulis

Laughter is the Best Medicine – Benefits of Comedy Shows

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Comedy is a very important part of human life has it has infinite benefits. However, the benefits of comedy itself are not much as most of its benefits come from laughs that come with it. Since the most important element of comedy is laughter, the benefits of regular laughter cannot be separated from comedy. Comedy tickets always sell like hot cake because of the numerous importance of laughter.

While a few people believe that you can develop yourself to be a comedian, most people believe comedy is inborn. Comedians are born like that. Both beliefs are right as we have both categories of comedians making waves right now. The only difference is that comedians with natural talents do not usually prepare for any event as they can create humor out of every situation while comedians without natural talents prepare and even rehearse several times before they go for events. read more

Joe Gerics Interview

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free stand up comedy festival nycI sat down with my good friend and comedian/producer Joe Gerics. Joe is the producer of many Standup comedy shows around NYC and recently just started co-producing the Free Stand up Comedy Festival starting this Saturday September 5th. See link below for schedule and details.

http://www.freestandupfestival.com/
We met up just before his show Country Time at the New York Comedy Club.


So When does the festival start?

The festival is starting Saturday, the kick off show is here at New York Comedy Club at 5pm and we’re gonna have 2 shows every night.  So 14 shows; one in Manhattan and one in Brooklyn and Queens every night. We started it for a couple reasons, same reason I started producing. Really just stage time and to immerse myself more within the comedy community. I wanted to be on a festival, so i thought, weIl I’ll just run my own festival. Thats always been my plan, you have to create your own stage and your own opportunity. read more