Interview Stand Up Comedian Sarah Garner During COVID Quarantine

Sarah Garner

We reached out to stand up comedian Sarah Garner during the COVID Quarantine to interview her about stand up comedy and here is what she had to say.

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

I was a preschool teacher. You’d be surprised how well the skillset transfers. Hosting a  show is not that far off from a class of 20 3 year-olds. I was also a nanny and taught music and other stuff. I’ve worked in education for most of my career. Now, I still do some work in education. I have a Master’s degree in Special Education. read more

Charlie Barnett’s Impact on The World of Comedy Maybe The Most Tragic

Written by Joseph Santiago

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Charlie Barnett’s impact on the world of comedy may be one of the most tragically underreported stories in the comedy industry. He was a selfless comic who gave everything he could to his audiences. He developed a following of struggling performers and artists who tapped into his energy, creativity, and natural delivery. Although Charlie tragically passed away on March 16, 1996, his impact on some of comedy’s greats is still the subject of great discussions.

Early Life

Like many comedians who make their name performing the comedy circuits in New York City, Charlie was born and grew up far away from the big apple’s skyline. He traced his humble roots to a small West Virginia town, called Bluefield. With a population of just 10,000 people, Bluefield could only serve as a starting point for this future legend of both comedy and the silver screen. read more

Top 20 Comedy Specials on Netflix, According to Audiences

Dave Chappelle's "Sticks and Stones" was the most-viewed comedy special in 2019, according to Netflix data. Netflix

Top 20 Comedy Specials on Netflix, According to Audiences written by Joseph Santiago

Feb 28, 2020

Netflix viewers have taken a particular liking to comedy specials. Every day, millions of viewers are streaming comedy from the likes of Dave Chappelle, Ali Wong, John Mulaney, and others.

However, it can be difficult knowing which is worth your time with over 200 plus stand-up comedy specials on Netflix.

Here’s a ranking of 20 of the best comedy specials based on audience popularity on Rotten Tomatoes. read more

Interview with Comedian Brendan Sagalow at New York Comedy Club

Brendan Sagalow

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

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

Jeff Leach

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

Crowd Banter is Making A Comeback in Stand Up Comedy

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Written: Joseph Santiago

Date: January 31, 2020

Crowd Banter Is Making A Comeback

Certain aspects of live comedy are often overlooked on specials and Moshe Kasher, Andrew Schulz, Judah Friedlander, and other stand-ups are trying to beam light on it.

Moshe Kasher was recently in San Francisco and argues that crowd work is one of the fundamental elements of stand-ups.

Hey, dude in the corner! How are you? Where you from? Nice shirt.

These could be the building blocks of an art form that is emerging in the comic space. read more

Interviewed Comedian Pedro Gonzalez at the New York Comedy Club

Pedro Gonzalez Comedian

We met up with Stand Up Comedian Pedro Gonzalez at one of his comedy gigs at the New York Comedy Club in Midtown to discuss all things comedy.

1. What other jobs did you do before starting stand up comedy? I worked at Big Lots, Dunkin Donuts, doing wiretaps for the DEA, and as an interpreter at Legal Aid.

2. How did you know you wanted to be a comedian? I didn’t, someone at work told me I never shut up so I should go try to do that for a living.

3. If you weren’t doing comedy, what would you be doing? I’d be teaching Spanish at some college and drinking heavily. read more

Interview with Comedian Ray DeVito at the New York Comedy Club

Ray DeVito Comedy

We met up with Ray DeVito at the New York Comedy Club right after his stand up comedy performance. It was a soldout prime time show on a Saturday night. The energy was buzzing with laughter in the air at the New York Comedy show. We ask him some questions about stand up comedy. Here is what Ray had to say…

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

Before doing standup comedy, I use to work as a recruiter in the plastics industry. Which sales jobs are fantastic in regards to knowing where you stand. It’s much like comedy, you know you’re worth immediately if you’re making the company money, you’re good. A lot like comedy, if you’re getting laughs, you’re good. read more

Interview : Jay & Eytan Comedians at New York Comedy Club

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Jay & Eytan – New York Comedy Club

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