1. What other jobs did Comedian Rojo Perezdo 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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”
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. What are your favorite NYC comedy clubs that you perform at?read more
It’s always a great time for a good laugh! As the summer starts to wind and cool down, best comedy shows in New York City, NYC, are heating up and what a great way to send summer packing by adding a night full of laughter and fun time filled with humor to your night.
Catch a laugh with friends at some of the best comedy clubs in NYC, New York City that bring you the funniest local and top headliner stand-ups in the nation. Some have been featured on Saturday Night Live SNL, Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, or Late Night TV.read more
You could consider staying at home and watch the best stand-up comedians specials on TV, or you could head out to the best comedy clubs in NYC and see some world-class performances in person, and enjoy your night with friends and family and also meet new faces. Below you’ll find our picks of the absolute best shows happening this week.
Listed below are some of the shows happening this week
After the success of two clubs, Al Martins decided to expand its brand and in 2012 opened the Greenwich Village Comedy Club in the heart of Times Square. 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 Martin the right to be the first three comedy clubs in New York.read more
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
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
If you’re trying to find the city’s best NYC comedy shows, just take a look inside the best comedy clubs in NYC
Top NYC Comedy shows Choices for Sunday, March 24th, 2019
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In addition, you can use the links below to explore the schedules of all the major NYC Comedy Clubs; and you can find excellent live comedy recommendations weekly via The New York Times.read more
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 comedy clubs, read along and see what action awaits you.
1. Stand Up NY Thursday 7th March 2019 starting 7: 30 PM
The NYC comedy clubs, Upper West Side will be hosting Ashley Blaker an internationally acclaimed comedian. Some describe him as an Orthodox Jewish Comedian.
He has been to various parts of the world, actually all the continents, talk of the United Kingdom, Europe, United States of America, Israel, Middle East, and South Africa. He has been featured in a number of magazines, New York Time, Financial Times, New York Post and Fox News. He stars on the BBC show, Ashley Baker’s Goyish Guide to Judaism.read more