Interviewed Stand Up Comedian Jeffrey Gurian at New York Comedy Club in the East Village

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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

Interview Comedian Carole Montgomery at Stand UP NY

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This week we talk with native New Yorker Carole Montgomery, who happens to be a very talented standup comedian. She has been performing at NYC Comedy Clubs for the past 40 years and has been featured on over two dozen television appearances, Carole has headlined clubs & colleges ​across the USA and starred in 2 different Las Vegas production shows. In her ten years as a LAS VEGAS STAR, it is estimated that she has been seen by over 5 million audience members. LAS VEGAS SUN calls Carole “one of Vegas’ premier comics, ” SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS says Carole is “one of the pioneering female comics of the modern era” SEATTLE TIMES calls Carole “one of the strongest women working today” read more

5 NYC Comedy Shows Tonight – NYC Comedy Clubs

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NYC Comedy Shows Tonight March 7, 2019

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 club, read along and see what action awaits you.

Ashley Blaker

1. Stand Up NY  Thursday 7th March 2019 starting 7: 30 PM
The NYC comedy club, Upper West Side will be hosting Ashley Blaker an internationally acclaimed comedian. Some describe him as an Orthodox Jewish Comedian. read more

16 Questions for Comedian Shane Torres at New York Comedy Club

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By Joseph Santiago

Shane Torres is a stand-up comedian and writer. We met up with him at the New York Comedy Club in the East Village.

You might have seen Comedy Central Presents, This week on Comedy Cellar or on Conan O’Brien. He has also performed at Montreal “Just For Laughs” New Faces back in 2012.

He’s one of the top upcoming comedians here in the city. Shane is a regular performer at The Comedy Cellar in Greenwich Village, New York Comedy Clubs, and Stand UP NY read more

Stand UP NY – Very Good Comedy Show

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Stand Up NY Comedy Club ✓ Critic’s Pic (NYC Comedy Show)
Feb 27th, 2019, 90 Minutes Stand Up Comedy Show
Stand UP NY, 236 W 78th St, New York, NY 10024 Telephone : (212)-595-0850

Very Good Comedy Show is a grassroots touring project leaving audiences smiling across the country. Each entertaining performance is like TV late night live with standup, improv, video vignettes and a house band that always keeps the party going. Co-produced and hosted by NYC comedy club regulars Aric Grooms & Robert Punchur, this show has seen drop-ins including national headliners Louie CK & TJ Miller. The story of the show begins in late 2017 when Punchur, then a 25-year-old self-described “jaded standup burnout” was working a weekly shift as a bartender at Broadway Comedy Club on 53rd Street and 8th Avenue in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen. Grooms’ energy at that time was the inverse- he was a family man in his 40s with fresh excitement to dive into the too-oft cynical medium. The individuals crossed paths at an open mic the younger comic habitually hosted. Aric’s hypersocial habit of fast-talking strangers into friends broke open stories of Robert’s recently discarded past as a bicoastal model, actor, and standup show producer- a combination of skills which allowed him to serve as the comedic face of KnowMe (a flash-in-the-pan video-editing software & social media platform that Punchur planned & hosted an 8-city national tour for a few months prior).
 Robert Punchur at Stand Up NY

Robert Punchur at Stand Up NY.

After a nasty end to his first romantic domestic partnership with an Australian actress & bikini model (a descriptor Punchur still slyly brags about) during that time, the once self-made entertainer decided to remove himself completely from the forefront of his industry. Aric’s background in ministry and youth pastorship helped him quickly recognize that Robert’s resulting depression was not from tiring of jokes, but rather the personal troubles and dirty politicking of favoritism that runs many venues who host them.

He proposed beginning an independent project where performers were respected, appreciated, paid, and most importantly- audiences were entertained. Thus- Very Good Comedy Show was born.

The earliest happenings took place at West End Lounge, a mostly musical bar venue located in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. To differentiate themselves from other shows, Robert & Aric brought on Jeff Manno and his House Band to open the night and play up each act with pop rock covers. This musical inclusion is a throwback to stand-ups traditional vaudeville origins when the art form emerged in the Catskills. It’s a signature staple of Very Good that has followed them over the past two years into cities across the country including Pittsburgh, Chicago, the co-producers’ small hometowns of Butler PA & Chillicothe OH, and a monthly occurrence at vacation destination The Lodge in Woodstock NY. read more

5 Stand Up Comedy Shows to Watch in NYC

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By Joseph Santiago

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Our guide to best NYC Comedy Clubs Events. Here is a list of happening this Feb 7, 2019. We choose New York Comedy Club, Greenwich Village Comedy Club, Stand Up NY, Broadway Comedy Club, and EastVille Comedy Club in Brooklyn.  If you like use promo code Blog20 for 20% discount on all NYC Comedy Shows.

NEW YORK COMEDY CLUB – In Midtown  (Feb. 7, 7:00 PM.) LIZA TREYGER this funny lady, last year in 2018 premiered a 30 minute stand up special with Netflix’s called The Degenerates with a handful of talented comics. (Location 85 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003) read more

Federal Workers Affected by Shutdown Can Get Free Stand-up Comedy

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The owners of a New York Comedy Club is providing a free year of responses to federal employees influenced by the partial government shutdown.

Stand Up New York is offering a free year of membership to LaughPass for national workers furloughed or working without pay, that the New York Post reported Wednesday.

The pass, that lets holders unlimited comedy shows and other perks in greater than two dozen places nationally, is generally priced at $159.

“We are not solving world peace, but when we could put in a little joy to people’s lives by providing them access to some free and enjoyable comedy encounter,” Stand Up New York co-owner Dani Zoldan stated in an announcement. “I am thrilled and thankful that I am able to accomplish this.” read more

Stand UP Comedy Shows To See Live in N.Y.C. This Weekend

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By Joseph J. Santiago

Our guide to stand-up this weekend and in the week ahead.
New York Comedy Club first location opened in 1988 and expanded to a second location in the East Village. This weekend at the New York Comedy Club there will be a lot of great comedy.

Thursday, January 17th, 2019 – 8:00 PM
New York Comedy Club East Village
Featured Comedians Lenny Marcus, Christian Finnegan, H. Foley, Akaash Singh.
Lenny Marcus is a stand-up comedian in NYC for longer than 20 years. You might have seen him perform comedy on David Letterman, read more

Interview at Stand UP NY with Kerri Louise Stand Up Comedian

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By Joseph Santiago

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Kerri Louise Stand UP NY

We met up with Kerri Louise Stand Up Comedian after her comedic performance at the Stand UP NY on the Upper West Side. It was a Friday night and this famous Upper West Side Comedy Club. We sat beside the bar and discussed all things comedy. She is a regular at NYC Comedy Clubs and can be seen at Stand UP NY, New York Comedy Club, Comic Strip Live, and Broadway Comedy Club.

1. What other jobs did you do before starting stand up comedy? I was a lifeguard, swim instructor, babysitter, waitress, personal trainer, aerobic instructor, teacher K-8, and a girlfriend. read more

Interview : Dave Temple Comedian at Stand UP NY, Upper West Side Comedy Club

By: Joseph Santiago The other night we met up with one of the top NYC comedians Dave Temple on 78th Street and Broadway on the Upper West Side at Stand Up NY Comedy Club.

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. read more