We met up with Katie Haller at New York Comedy Club East Village. She was one of the crowd favorites and we got to sit down with her and talk to her about stand up comedy and the NYC Comedy Clubs scene.
1. What other jobs did you do before starting stand up comedy? I have had some ridiculous jobs. The weirdest-being a bar/bat mitzvah dancer. That was only for a short time right after graduation. The funniest was being a stand-in for child actors. I’m 4’11 and started doing background work as a side job and then started getting booked as a stand-in. Basically, I would show up to movie/tv sets, go through the scene for lighting and blocking purposes while a 10-year-old drinks Yoohoo in their trailer.read more
We sat down to interview one of our favorite comedians Kate Wolff at the New York Comedy Club in the East Village to discuss all things stand up comedy.
1. What other jobs did you do before starting stand up comedy?
I was an Art Teacher for about 6 years when I started stand up comedy. I continued to teach and do stand up for another two years. I eventually had to quit teaching in order to dedicate more time and energy to comedy. One of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
2. How did you know you wanted to be a comedian?
After my first open mic, I just felt this rush of creative energy, and I knew then I had found my passion. I couldn’t stop thinking about comedy, and what I wanted to try out on stage. I knew I had found my calling.
3. If you weren’t doing comedy, what would you be doing?
I also got into the spiritual healing world as I continued my journey with comedy. I recently graduated from a four-year NonDual Kabbalistic Healing program, so I am a certified healer. I also read tarot cards, paint, and dance. So, I’d probably still be exploring those worlds even if comedy wasn’t in the mix. But thank God/Goddess it is!
4. Where are some of your favorite places to perform?
My two home clubs in NYC are New York Comedy Club and Stand Up NY. They have had my back from the beginning, and the rooms are just incredible.
5. Who are some of your favorite up-and-comers in the comedy world?
Probably the people I’ve come up with, so Emma Willmann, Robyn Schall, Calise Hawkins, Leah Bonnema, Nathan Macintosh, Aminah Imani, and many more!
6. What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
To just focus on my craft, and get funny. We all fall into the comparison wound, but I try my best to just focus on myself, and get more and more authentic on stage. It’s all about finding your unique voice!
7. When did you feel like you were a pro comedian?
Probably about a couple of years in when I got paid to do my first headlining gig, and then shortly after that when I got my first stand up TV credit on NickMom’s Night Out.
8. How often do you perform comedy per week?read more
The New York Comedy Club in Midtown has been serving up laughs in the Big Apple for thirty years. This time-honored venue has become one of the most respected in New York.
And for good reason. This classic comedy club features some of the best comedians in the city—and a one-of-a-kind atmosphere that takes your experience to the next level.
Open seven nights a week, New York Comedy Club has earned a reputation for showcasing some of the best comedic talents in the city. A favorite for NYC comedy club lovers, this great venue has something for everyone.read more
Written by Joseph Santiago
Who doesn’t enjoy a great night of comedy? We all know laughter is the best piece of medicine.
Seeing a comedy show in NYC is an absolute must for everyone who enjoys have some fantastic laughs and some drinks with good friends. New York City is the mecca for stand up comedy in the USA many of the famous comedians such as Chris Rock, Judah Friedlander, Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman all live in New York. It’s the entertainment capital of the world.
You might even catch a famous comedian doing a set at the Comedy Cellar, New York Comedy Club, Stand Up New York or Greenwich Village Comedy Club or any NYC Comedy Club.
Here is a list of comedy shows this week at the New York Comedy Club Midtown and East Village locations.
New York Comedy Club – East Village
March 21, 2019 – 8PM
Featured Comedians: Michael Kosta, Keith Alberstadt, Alexis Guerreros, Francisco Ramos.
Michael Kosta is an actor and writer, known for Worst Birthday (2016), Best of Five(2008) and Crowd Goes Wild (2013).
Keith Alberstadt was born in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. He is an actor, known for Speed Damon & Holly (2015), Stand-Up 360: Edition 2 (2009) and Apostles of Comedy: Onwards and Upwards (2013).
Alexis Guerreros was born and raised on the mean streets of Newark, NJ and a single Cuban mother with a good left hook. He eventually headed to NYC and started in comedy shortly after being laid off from a miserable but well paid corporate job. Alexis is a very talented comedian. You can see him performing nightly in NYC at clubs such as New York Comedy Club East Village and Midtown, Stand Up NY, Eastville Comedy Club in Brooklyn and many more.
New York Comedy Club is the real deal New York comedy experience. If you are a local you most like have been here and loved it. They have some of the greatest comedians in the country performing here on a nightly.
New York Comedy Club has two locations East Village & Midtown location.
New York Comedy Club – Midtown241 E 24th St, New York, NY 10010Thursday, March 21st, 2019 – 8:30 PMFeatured Comics Andrew Schulz, Emma Willmann, Krystyna Hutchinson, Neko White
Andrew Schulz is an actor and producer, known for Sneaky Pete (2015), There’s… Johnny! (2017) and Write When You Get Work (2018).
Emma Willmann is one of the New York scene’s fast risers. Her credits are excellent despite that she’s fairly new in comic years. In the past two years alone, she was featured in Just for Laughs New Faces, on the cover of Time Out New York as one of 10 Funniest Women in New York featured in Elle Magazine, passed at the NY Comedy Cellar, and all the other top clubs in NYC, featured in 8 NACAS, headlined her own sold-out show in The New York Comedy Festival, performed at The Bridgetown Comedy Festival, appeared in a commercial for Dear Kate Underwear, and became a regular on SiriusXM Raw Dog, landing her own monthly show and becoming a regular guest host on the popular SiriusXM Stars AM show Wake Up with Taylor! she also appeared on FuseTV and made her late night debut The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Krystyna Hutchinson is known for her work on You Don’t Live Here (2011), Master of None (2015) and Shower (2012).
Get the legitimate NYC Stand-Up comedy experience at the New York Comedy Club in Midtown.This is a top-notch NYC comedy club with some of the greatest comedians in the industry. Many celebrities tend to drop in at the New York Comedy Club. Recently, Kevin Hart, T.J. Miller, Tracy Morgan made drop-ins. They only featured professional comics that you have seen on Conan O’Brien, Netflix, SNL, and many other shows.New York Comedy Club – East Village
Thursday, March 21st, 2019 – 10:15 PM
Anxiety Attack ft. Justin Silver, Tim Dillon, Stavaros Halkias, Zac Amico
Justin Silver is an actor, known for The Sinner (2017), Law & Order: Criminal Intent(2001) and The Life We Chose (2019).
Tim Dillon is an actor and writer, known for Untitled Tim Dillon Project, Boston Psychiatric(2009) and Thanksgiving (2016).
Zac Amico is an actor and writer, known for Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High Aka Vol. 2(2017), Return to Nuke ‘Em High Volume 1 (2013) and Shakespeare’s Sh*tstorm.
It’s no questions that we are living in a crazy world and anxiety is at an all-time high. This comics will have you laughing you will feel like you pop a Xanax and you will laugh your ass off. Justin Silver is the MC and is one of New York’s hilarious and most neurotic comics out there. This NYC Comedy show features Katie Hannigan Greg Stone Tim Dillon Stavaros Halkias Rob Bernstein Zac Amico Wendi Starling
Here is a list of 5 great NYC comedy shows that are lined up for performance at these NYC Comedy Clubs this second week of March. We have also provided short profiles of the comedians who will be performing at different NYC club, read along and see what action awaits you.
1. Stand Up NY Thursday 7th March 2019 starting 7: 30 PM
The NYC comedy club, Upper West Side will be hosting Ashley Blaker an internationally acclaimed comedian. Some describe him as an Orthodox Jewish Comedian.read more
NYC Comedy Blog Listing for the last week of February
New York City is the mecca of stand up comedy in America and every night you can see hilarious comedians at all these top venues. It’s hard to choose the best shows to see this week but here is a good lineup for this week.
Here is a list of 10 great NYC comedy shows that are lined up for performance at NYC clubs this last week of February:
1. Early Evening Stand Up Extravaganza Broadway Comedy Club
On February 24, 2019, starting at 7:00 pm, there will be an Early Evening Stand Up Extravaganza where a lineup full of top headliners will be presented. In their listing, the comedy club describes them as the best comedians in New York. Also in the lineup will be special guests who are drawn from different parts of the country. The list includes comedians who have appeared in a number of shows on HBO, The Tonight Show, The Daily Show, and Comedy Central, among others. Some of the comedians include Rob Cantrell. Rob has appeared on NBC, HBO, FX, as well as Comedy Central, among others. He emerged in the top ten finalists during the first season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, as well as performing on CBS’s The Late Show. His new stand up comedy can be streamed in different platforms; currently, it has been listened to more than 20,000 times per week on Pandora, Spotify, and iTunes. Apart from his sterling performances, Rob has also written on projects for Adult Swim, High Times, Comedy Central, Howard Stern, and more.
Christine Meehan-Berg. Christine is of the Food Network fame. She is a legend in standup comedy, an artist who has a good understanding of what the audience wants.
Harry Terjanian. Henry, winner of the Andy Kaufman award, will also be in the house as a special guest. A little background on who was Andy Kaufman can probably help give an idea of what to expect from a comedian who has won an award that celebrates him. Andy Kaufman was a veteran entertainer, a person who told jokes in an engaging way. He normally referred to himself as a “song and dance man.” His promise was to try and entertain the audience the best way he could. He performed on Saturday Night Live, which is where he actually started. Other shows where he has performed include Latka Gravas, Taxi, Late Night with David Letterman, and King Lawler, among other appearances.read more
Caitlin Peluffo is one of our favorite up and coming comedians and we decided to meet up with her at the New York Comedy Club in the East Village right after her show to ask her a few questions about Stand up comedy.
When and where did you start performing comedy? What was your first time on stage like?
I started performing comedy in NYC about 5 years ago. I always wanted to try comedy, but didn’t have to courage until I went through an awful breakup and thought “what do I have to lose?” At first, I started to open mics with Laughing Buddha Comedy, which were about 5 minutes of stage time. Could I fill it? Absolutely not. Did I try with horribly embarrassing stories from my past relationship with zero punchlines? Of course. I apologize to everyone who was forced to endure the therapeutic torture.read more