We met up with Jay & Eytan comedians right before their sold-out comedy show at the New York Comedy Club. We got to learn a little bit about them and their comedy.
1. What other jobs did you two do before starting stand up comedy?
We’ve done what feels like every job under the sun. Anywhere from serving, to call centers, to working on film and photosets. All of which drudge up horrible memories so we’ll move on to the next question.
2. How did you know you wanted to be a duo comedian?
We’ve been performing together in one way or another since 2006. We were part of a large sketch troupe in Toronto called “The Boom” and had a sold-out monthly show for 6 years running. Within that large troupe, we always wrote lots of scenes just the two of us, and have always had a chemistry on stage together. When we moved to New York in 2013 we slowly started building a new act that feels more like a two-man stand-up act, with an emphasis on acting out jokes as opposed to just telling them. It all happened pretty naturally.read more
Let’s take a look at the best NYC Comedy Clubs for cheap dates & celebrity sightings – 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.
We are offering our readers a special discount for a 20% OFF on all NYC Comedy Clubs.read more
Are you looking for plans for your Thursday night? Want to change up your routine of hitting up the bars and clubs and do something new and exciting? Come out and enjoy Jimbo’s Bar and Grill Astoria, Esther Razzi NYC Comedy Show! Be a part of the most humorous experience of a lifetime. Esther Razzi Comedy, the premier producer of comedy shows in the tri-state area, is putting on the show, Two Left Feet Comedy Night. Experience jumbo sized laughter at Jimbo’s Bar and Grill. The talent included in this lineup is so ridiculous that you will never second guess coming to this show! You will be amazed at the level of humor that these human specimens are able to produce, with a woman who looks like one of the golden girls, a guy called nine volts, a man renting an apartment from a 90-year-old stripper, and a woman who has her mother in law in the trunk of her car, these comedians are bound to be hilarious. The headliner is Sharon Simon but you won’t need to obey the command Simon Says laugh for her set because her jokes are just that funny! Esther Razzi NYC comedy show loves to riff about how she is self-conscious about her name, Esther and how she has experimented with a new name. When Thursday night rolls around you’re always strained and tired from that rough work week. We’ve all been there. Your boss practically screamed at you, you weren’t able to meet any of the deadlines and you were passed over for that promotion. You’re pretty sure that your significant other is about to break up with you and what do you know the local pizza place just raised their prices. Life is hard! So what’s a better way to deal with all the stress in this thing called life than to see a comedy show. It’s really true that laughter is the best medicine for anything. After the comedy show, you’ll feel like a new person. Suddenly that headache you’ve had will wilt away and it won’t feel so awful that those jeans are just a little too tight. You’ll even feel like you can ask that crush out that you’ve been intimidated by.read more
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
New York City boasts some of the hottest comedy clubs in the world. Known as a national hotspot for comedy, the city lays claim to some of the most frequented clubs in the United States. But while there is a litany of establishments across the city, only one can claim to be the most storied: Upper East Manhattan’s crown jewel, Dangerfield’s Comedy Club.
The longest running comedy club in New York City—and perhaps in the country—the establishment is one of the most exclusive and most storied in the nation. For fifty years, the club has provided NYC residents with game-changing standup from some of the best comedians in the business.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 Kate Wolff 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 Best NYC Comedy Shows Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019
Are you looking for the ultimate in NYC comedy shows on Tuesday, April 2, 2019? Then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got you covered on every gig happening across the city, so take a look below to find out which event is right for you!
Broadway Comedy Club Tuesday, April 2nd 9:00 PM
Ready for a roaring good time? Broadway Comedy Club will soon be hosting some of New York City’s most talented emerging comics. This classic comedy venue that has hosted names such as Rosie O’ Donnell and Shawn Wayans was recently voted the winner of Best Comedy Clubs by Time Out NY. Experience this award-winning talent firsthand with a trip to the renowned Broadway Comedy Club on April 2, 2019!read more
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