Interview Stand Up Comedian Natalie Cuomo at New York Comedy Club

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We met up with Natalie Cuomo after her show at the New York Comedy Club in Midtown and asked her some questions about stand up comedy, being a comedian and here are her answers. What other jobs did you do before starting stand up comedy? Before doing stand up, I was a classically trained actor. I studied under the great Wynn Handman, and I completed the conservatory program at Stella Adler Studios in NYC. While doing comedy, I managed a coffee shop in Williamsburg called Variety. I would wake up, do my shift from 6:30 am-2:30 pm, take a nap, and go out and do shows around 7 pm. It was quite a time.

How did you know you wanted to be a comedian?

I’ve loved performing since I was a little kid. I think the moment that energy funneled into comedy was when I began writing my own jokes while I was in acting conservatory. 

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

If I wasn’t doing comedy, I would live in the middle of nowhere on a mountainside, with sheep and goats, and a vegetable farm.

Where are some of your favorite places to perform?

I love to perform at Greenwich Village Comedy Club and New York Comedy Club. Those stages just feel like home. In Los Angeles, I always have a blast performing at The Hollywood Improv and The Comedy Store. read more

5 Of The Best Comedy Shows to watch in NYC

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Written By Joseph Santiago

Our guide to the best NYC stand-up comedy shows that is happening this weekend.

Note: Because of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and the New York state’s does have a ban on gatherings of more than 500 people, many major events have been canceled. However, the majority of all comedy shows are way less than 500 people.

Use the promo code: ComedyIsMedicine for a 25% discount on all NYC comedy shows.

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New York Comedy Club’ in the East Village

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5 Of The Best Comedy Shows to watch in N.Y.C. March 13, 2020

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Our guide to the best NYC stand-up comedy shows that is happening this weekend.

Note: Because of the coronavirus outbreak and the New York state’s does have a ban on gatherings of more than 500 people, many major events have been canceled. However, the majority of all comedy shows are way less than 500 people.

Use the promo code: ComedyIsMedicine for a 25% discount on all NYC comedy shows.

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New York Comedy Club’ in the East Village (March 13, 7 p.m.). On The Offensive with Mike Feeney ft. Ashley Hesseltine, Mike Cannon, Krystyna Hutchinson “On The Offensive” is one of the most unique comedy shows running in New York City. read more

Interview with Comedian Brendan Sagalow at New York Comedy Club

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We met up with the stand-up comedian Brendan Sagalow at the New York Comedy Club in the East Village right before his show and talked all things comedy

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

My first job Was a birthday party host at a bowling ally in Syosset and then pretty early they demoted me to a janitor. So I was a janitor at 13 years old. Then I delivered pizzas

How did you know you wanted to be a comedian?

A clown put a ballon in my butt and blew it up with his mouth and it felt good read more

6 NYC Comedy Shows to Watch This Week

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By Joseph Santiago

Feb. 25, 2020

Here is our guide to the best NYC Comedy Clubs to watch a stand-up comedy show that is happening this weekend.

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New York Comedy Club – East Village (Feb. 25, 9:15 PM ). Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 – 9:15 PM Midtown Leah Bonnema, Matt Richards, Catherine Zini, Maddy Smith

Whether you’re a local or just visiting the greatest city in the world, New York City stand-up comedy is a must-do activity. New York Comedy Club offers the most authentic NYC comedy experience in the city. Every show is packed with comics you know… or should! Featuring Leah Bonnema Carmen Lynch Maddy Smith read more

6 NYC Comedy Shows to Watch This Weekend

6 NYC Comedy Shows to Watch This Weekend

By Joseph Santiago

Feb. 22, 2020

Here is our guide to the best NYC Comedy Clubs to watch a stand-up comedy show that is happening this weekend.

6 NYC Comedy Shows to Watch This Weekend

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New York Comedy Club – East Village (Feb. 22, 5:30 p.m.). The village matinee featuring comedians Matt Richards, Matt Pavich and Maddy Smith. Nothing says downtown NYC like a microphone, a stool, a brick wall, and a comedian. Stand up comedy has been a staple of Village nightlife for decades! The newly expanded New York Comedy Club is proud to join the thriving arts and entertainment scene in the East Village, building on our strong presence at our flagship location in Gramercy. Featuring Matt Richards, Matt Pavich, Chris Scopo, Maddy Smith, Mahesh Kotagi, Lindsay Theisen, Santi Espinosa. read more

Interview Stand Up Comedian Justin Silver At New York Comedy Club in Midtown

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Interview Stand Up Comedian Justin Silver At New York Comedy Club in Midtown By: Joseph Santiago

February 21, 2020

We met up with one of our long time stand up comedian Justin Silver after his comedy show at the New York Comedy Club in Midtown

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

I was a personal trainer. Then a successful dog trainer by day/ comic by night. Comedy and dogs are my two greatest passions and in 2005 I combined them to create my charity “Funny For Fido” Comics Stand- Up For Homeless Animals. read more

Interview Stand Up Comedian Jeffrey Leach At The Comedy Cellar

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We met up with stand up comedian Jeffrey Leach at the Comedy Cellar in Greenwich Village right after his performance at a sold-out comedy show in NYC.

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

My parents instilled a work ethic in me from a young age and I’ve had a job to pay my way since I was 11 years old when I started a weekly paper route.

Since then I’ve produced live shows, worked in commercial radio, been the booker of major music venues, DJ’d at major festivals and produced remixes for Island Records and Ministry of Sound, I was also a television presenter and actor prior to trying my hand at stand-up comedy 8 years ago. Now I pursue all things written, performative and creative. read more

7 Best NYC Comedy Clubs I NYC Comedy Shows

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New York Comedy Club – Midtown

The New York Comedy is a club that is open since 1989 in the Gramercy neighborhood. The place offered an excellent menu of drinks, good comedy shows, and an atmosphere similar to the great comedy clubs when they started working. Today it works in 2 places, with different schedules:

241 East 24th St. New York, NY 10010

The New York Comedy Club – Midtown schedule is:

Monday: 6:30 PM – 12:30 AM
Tue-Fri: 6:30 PM- 2:00 AM
Sat: 4:30 PM- 2:00 AM
Sun: 4:30 PM- 12:30 AM

New York Comedy Club – East Village

85 East 4th St. New York, NY 10003 read more

Interview with Stand up Comedian Rojo Perez I Best Comedy Tickets

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We met up with stand up comedian Rojo Perez at the original New York Comedy Club in Midtown located on 24th Street in Kips Bay in Manhattan. Here is what Rojo Perez had to say about the comedy scene in NYC. What other jobs did you do before starting stand up comedy? I freelanced for a newspaper out of college, worked as a valet parker, bartender, server, delivery guy, and 3 days as an exterminator. Stopped that because I was paranoid I had bed bugs at every apt we went to and was making myself itchy.  How did you know you wanted to be a comedian? I didn’t, I’d write in college, shoot silly videos but had no idea to do with some of the stories. A buddy invited me once to an open mic, went terrible, and that was the drug.  If you weren’t doing comedy, what would you be doing? I think I would’ve found a way to be in sports as a journalist or commentator. Or maybe I’d be 10 years into my exterminator career and had at least 3 employees of the month awards.  Where are some of your favorite places to perform? I have a few spots I love, club wise I think Comedy on State (Madison), Acme Comedy Co (Minneapolis), Standup Live (Phoenix) are where I’ve had the most fun and they get how to treat comedians. Scene wise New Orleans, Austin, Atlanta. The way the comics run shows in these cities I love. Who are some of your favorite up-and-comers in the comedy world? Oh man, not even sure what an up-and-comer is anymore since everyone who is 4 years in with 5 mins has already been “seen”. But these are some New York comics I genuinely enjoy watching: Lizzy Cassidy, Ariel Elias, Ben Katzner, Gordon Baker-Bone, Xazmin Garza. What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten? I forget where we were at or why I was included in the conversation, but about 10 years ago Jesse Popp said “When you realize the worst that can happen is silence, everything else slows down” When did you feel like you were a professional comedian? I don’t think I ever had a moment where something happened and I just declared to myself I was a professional. I was lucky that pretty early on a couple of people started taking me on the road so I was doing 6 show weekends while still parking cars or whatever. How often do you perform comedy per week? When in NY, I try to get up at least twice a night but not more than three. I personally feel I’m more worried about getting to the spots rather than focusing on the set when I’ve done more than 3 in a night.

What are your favorite NYC comedy clubs that you perform at? read more