Interview Stand Up Comedian Rojo Perez at The New York Comedy Club

RoJo Perez New York Comedy Club

1. 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. 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

NYC Comedy Clubs Best Comedy Shows For This Weekend

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It’s always a great time for a good laugh! As the summer starts to wind and cool down, 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

The 7 Best NYC Comedy Clubs Shows This Weekend

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Luis J Gomez at The Stand NYC

Luis J. Gomez at The Stand NYC

It’s always a great time for a good laugh! As the summer starts to wind and cool down, 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. Check out the shows and comics that suit your style the best. Most comedy clubs will allow underage guests to be accompanied by an adult. Be sure to catch one of these best comedy shows of the weekend of August 17 and 18 around town. read more

18 Questions With Comedian Casey Salengo at the Comedy Cellar

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We up with stand up comedian Casey James Salengo right after his sold-out show at the Comedy Cellar in the Greenwich Village in New York City.

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

I’ve worked at a horse track, a campground, a weed farm, as an ice cream scooper, barista, office temp, a wizard at a Harry Potter museum, mover, dog walker, bartender, babysitter, and probably some other things I’ve blocked out.

2. How did you know you wanted to be a comedian?

I always liked being silly and making people laugh. I also hated the idea of having a normal job. In college, I got the opportunity to host a dance show with my friend Brenden and once I got laughs doing that I had a sick compulsion to chase them forever.

3. If you weren’t doing comedy, what would you be doing? read more

NYC Comedy Shows Tonight March 24th, 2019

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The Best Comedy Clubs in NYC

If you’re trying to find the city’s best comedy shows, just take a look inside the best comedy clubs in NYC

NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday, March 24th, 2019

Please note that these NYC Comedy Clubs listings are updated frequently. The best way to be instantly notified about new NYC comedy show postings is to subscribe to this BestComedyTickets.com blog and allow for email notifications. Other ways to keep up are to follow Best Comedy Tickets on Twitter (@bestcomedytix) or Instagram (@bestcomedytickets).

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

The In / Between NYC Comedy Show at Mile 17 Bar & Restaurant

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The In/Between Comedy Show is a standup showcase on the upper east side bringing you a mix of beginner comics and feature acts, to headliners seen on Netflix, The Tonight Show, and The Daily Show. Past comics include Mark Normand, Sean Donnelly, Leah Bonnema, Harrison Greenbaum, and Vince August. With special guests, drop-in comics, and a rotating line up of talent, we guarantee that you’ll love the show and walk away finding your new favorite comic.

Produced by Andrew Ian Bayroff and Kim Manfre, The In/Between is located at Mile 17 located at 1446 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10021 and has no cover, so that means you have no excuses. Stop by for some laughs, have a drink, eat, and take some photos with the comics. The menu at Mile 17 has something for any palette looking to enjoy a night out. While fans under twenty-one are welcome to the show, not all jokes are G-Rated, that’s all I’m saying. read more

Stand Up Comedian Kevin Barnett Passed Away at only 32

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Written by Joseph Santiago

Kevin Barnett ComedianKevin Barnett, the NYC stand up comedian has passed away. We just saw an announcement on The Stand NYC Instagram profile page. Among the other comedians was Yannis Pappas who shared a tweet sending his condolences to his friend and fellow comedian. He wrote “RIP another comedian who was a great dude. Seriously a great dude. @Fatboybarnett rest easy Kevin.” Other comics such as Chelsea Peretti took to her twitter account and wrote “ I am so sad”

Now there is no known cause of death made to the general public. read more

Pete Holmes Went From Crashing on Couches to Famous Comedian

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Written By Joseph Santiago

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Comedian Pete Holmes is getting ready to start his 3rd season on HBO’s the Crashing. Pete launched his stand up special on HBO called Dirty Clean and recently became a father with his wife. His life is looking pretty darn good at the moment.   But, Pete used to be down on his luck as used to have to crash on friends couches. Pete was trying to make it as a stand-up comedian in New York City.  

On the show, you will see him crash on the couches of some famous comedians such as Artie Lange’s couch, T.J. Miller and Sarah Silverman to name a few read more

10 Questions Comedian H. Foley at The New York Comedy Club in East Village

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By: Joseph Santiago

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When and where did you start performing comedy? What was your first time on stage like?

2008. The Laff House Comedy Club In Philadelphia Pa. I was 32 years old. I bombed, like a gentleman. Best wings in the city though.

Why did you pick NYC instead of Los Angeles or anywhere else?

I figured there would be more opportunities to get on stage, I couldn’t afford a plane ticket, and the pizza is way better.

How long did it take you to get paid work in comedy after you moved to NYC? read more

Rest in Peace WILLIAM STEPHENSON (1957-2019)

Rest in Peace WILLIAM STEPHENSON

Written by Joseph Santiago

Rest in Peace WILLIAM STEPHENSON

Comedian William Stephenson he has passed away.

He was only 62 years ago.

With sadness in our hearts, and shocking news is true: I was hanging out with him last month at the Comedy Cellar. He always had a big smile and always greeted me with warmness.

I  found out the details of his death from one of our former writers Bryan Murray on his Facebook profile. He wrote this.

“Just over three years ago I wrote a hand full of articles for Joseph Santiago. I was given the opportunity to interview comedians as a comedy fan. Will was there for the first time Jessica and I ever saw the live comedy in New York at the Comedy Cellar. read more