Let’s take a look at it – NYC days are growing shorter and to be honest, can be depressing. That is why I think it’s a brilliant idea to get your butt off the couch and disconnect from social media, unplug yourself from technology and find a purpose to laugh more. We have narrow down 5 of the very best places to see live stand up comedy in the NYC.
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1. What other jobs did you do before starting stand up comedy?
Well, I tried getting a job as a waiter but there were none available so I went to Dental School and became a Cosmetic Dentist, and then later a Clinical Prof. at N.Y.U. in Oral Medicine and Oro-Facial Pain, while I was writing for big stars like Rodney Dangerfield, Joan Rivers, Jerry Lewis, Phil Hartman, George Wallace, Richard Belzer, and many Friars Club roasts.
2. How did you know you wanted to be a comedian?
My parents were typical Jewish parents from The Bronx, who at first refused to let me be a doctor. They said, “Don’t shame us that way!” I had to hide in my room to do my homework, and they would bang on the door and say “Come out. We know you’re studying in there. Stop it. You’ll be too successful!” I finally got them to give in. Actually, my grandfather owned a nightclub called “The Red Mill” and I was introduced to show biz at a very early age. My father was a big comedy fan and took me to see comedy movies when I was a kid, and at 12 years old I was already writing comedy for the amusement of my friends.read more
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 met up with Michael Verdi at the original spot of the New York Comedy Club in Midtown at one of his shows the lone bird He is the founder of Lone Bird Comedy and produces a monthly show at New York Comedy Club with his brother and fellow comedian, Paul Verdi. Mike also studies and performs improv comedy with UCB and is a member of the indy improv team, “Baby Haha”. He works by day at a non-profit that was nice enough to continue employing him after he made the choice to shave a mustache. Mike is best known for his intelligent and often dark take on the world as an Italian-American from South Jersey struggling to be the good person his upbringing won’t let him be.read more
Blair Socci is an LA-based comedian who recently moved to LA after starting her career in New York. You may know her from MTV and Comedy Central and you can catch her opening for Ron Funches on tour this summer.
What other jobs did you do before stand up comedy? I’ve done every job there is, and so many more since I started comedy. I’ve truly lived 9 lives. Before I started comedy, I was a commercial real estate broker. I was a junior member on a team selling big buildings and I had to get in the office at 6:30 am and do cold calls ALL day. I wore heels! But it taught me about work ethic and life. I feel super lucky now that I get to do something I love because wow that life was not right for me. Before I started comedy, I was very panicked that I was gonna rot under that fluorescent lighting.read more
1. What other jobs did you do before starting stand up comedy? I was a writer for online publications, I was a nanny, I taught yoga, worked at a dog behavior training center, and I worked (sporadically) as an actor in NYC in some off-broadway theater and indie films.
2. How did you know you wanted to be a comedian? I didn’t even know, I just became one. When I started I was just having a really bad year and had no pride left.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