Interview with Michael Verdi at New York Comedy Club in Midtown

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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

Comedian Interview Kate Wolff at The New York Comedy Club East Village

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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

Interview With Daniel Simonsen at Tribeca Comedy Lounge

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Written by Joseph Santiago

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We met up with Daniel Simonsen who is a Norwegian stand-up comedian living in New York. It was a sold-out show at Tribeca Comedy Lounge. He is one of the featured comics for tonight show. We decided to talk about life before comedy, stand up comedy, and many other things

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

I was mostly a student before I got into stand up. When I started comedy I did all types of jobs to survive. Anything from marketing to working as a mover. read more

Pete Davidson Got Heckled about Mac Miller Death During Stand-Up Set

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Recently Pete Davidson booted someone out of his comedy show who made a heckle about the late Mac Miller.

This was a comedy show in New Jersey, the stand-up comedian from Saturday Night Live (SNL) was setting up his joke with “My friend died in my apartment,” the heckler screamed out, “Mac Miller?”

We have embedded TMZ sound clip in this posting above.  Pete Davidson made sure that this heckler was removed from the show.  He asked where the “fuckface” is, so he can be removed. “I’ll leave,” he continues. “So if you want the show to continue, call out the person who did it, and get him the fuck out. Give him his money back and get him the fuck out. I don’t deal with that shit.” read more

Interview with Comedian Eagle Witt New York Comedy Club East Village

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Written by Joseph Santiago

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It was prime time on a Saturday night at the New York Comedy Club at the East Village location. We met up with Stand up Comedian Eagle Witt to learn more about him and talk a little about stand up comedy.

What other jobs did you do before starting stand up comedy? I worked at the Barclays Center as an usher.

How did you know you wanted to be a comedian? My friends just always told me I should do it. At some point, I listened.

If you weren’t doing comedy, what would you be doing? I would be homeless. 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

Interview : Liz Miele Stand Up Comedian at The New York Comedy Club

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By: Joseph Santiago Recently we had a chance to interview one of our favorite comedians Liz Miele at the New York Comedy Club, an amazing stand-up comedian as she shared his journey with us. Liz Miele New York Comedy Club 1. What other jobs did you do before starting stand up comedy? I started stand-up @ 16 so not much. I worked as a receptionist at my parents animal hospital for years. Was a waitress, a temp at a million places and my last day job I babysat part-time. 2. How did you know you wanted to be a comedian? Nothing else made me nearly as happy and it was the only thing I work hard on and cared about. I thought I was lazy before stand-up but I just didn’t care about anything as much.

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

Interview Napoleon Emill – New York Comedy Club Comedy Show

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By: Joseph Santiago

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We met up with Napoleon Emill after his comedy show in NYC at The New York Comedy Club. We ask him about being in show business and pick his brain about stand up comedy.

What do you wish someone had told you about show business before you entered it? I feel like was mentally well prepped from those who’ve been around. I taper my expectations.

How long have you been doing stand-up comedy? I’ve been doing comedy almost 4 years.

Where do you get your material? From wherever. If I laugh at it, I’ll try it out read more

Comedian Adam Bloom talks life, comedy at The Comedy Store in Central London

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We Sat down with Adam Bloom at The Comedy Store in Central London about other side jobs, some of his favorite comedy clubs in London, advice for younger comedians and much more.

1. What other jobs did you do before starting stand up comedy?
I was a cocktail bartender, that’s all I really did before being a comedian. I loved it.
It was actually similar to being onstage, especially when the bar was busy. I’ve
always been an extrovert, so any large group of people was an audience to me,
especially a classroom or school bus. If a teacher gave me a detention for messing
about, I’d see it as an encore. read more

11 Questions with Stand Up Comedian Jamie Kennedy at Improv on Melrose in Hollywood

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This Easter weekend, I had the opportunity to talk to Stand Up Comedian Jamie Kennedy at Improv on Melrose in Hollywood, For the unfamiliar, he appeared in the Scream franchise, Malibu’s Most Wanted, the Jamie Kennedy Experiment, and much more.

James Kennedy was born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, on May 25, 1970. He became interested in acting at the age of 15, and appeared in a movie for the first time at age 19, as an extra in Dead Poets Society (1989).

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