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She-Devil Comedy Festival

Friday, May 31st, 2013

June 1st is the last day to get the early registration price for the She-Devil Comedy Festival. The fest seeks to honor and reward the artists that most personify The Art of Comedy, while celebrating and helping further the long tradition of women in comedy.
Created by the same people behind Laughing Skull and Laughing Devil festivals, the She-Devil Festival is combination competition/celebrity headliner event centered at the Laughing Devil with additional shows at other clubs around NYC (last year featured Gotham and Broadway, among others). The festival will also feature a private roof party, industry panels, and more events TBA.

The winner gets $2,000 and paid work from various clubs – and the judges are all decision makers in the industry. The audiences will be filled with agents, managers, bookers, casting directors and more. At our last festival, all three Letterman bookers attended the finals.

Get more information (and register!) at Registration is only $25 if you register by June 1.


Steve Hofstetter

Improv Sensations “Eight is NEVER Enough” Thrill Audiences at Midtown’s Broadway Comedy Club

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Maybe it’s ten or perhaps it’s nine, but “Eight is NEVER Enough” at Midtown’s Broadway Comedy Club! The improv sensations take the stage on Saturdays with their unique interactive comedy experience for both children and adults.

New York City performers and artists make up this comedy group who showcases old-school classic comedy routines. The cast is made up of a variety of comedians, from dramatic stage actors, classical and musical theatre, film, television, and stand-up comedy. Through this wide array of talent comes an endless production of laughter and energy brought to life on stage.

The improv comedy group has performed at hundreds of events along the East Coast, making over 2,000 public performances throughout NYC alone. For three years the group served as the house troupe at World Famous Laugh Factory at the Times Square Arts Center. These days you can catch the comedy group at the Broadway Comedy Club on Saturdays at both 3 pm (IMPROV 4 KIDS) and 7 pm (LMAOFF-Broadway).

Audience participation is always a major component of these hilarious performances. The group focuses on “short-form” improvisation, specializing in music, physical comedy and old school slapstick. Eight is NEVER Enough is a high-energy improv comedy show introducing original characters and improvised musical songs that always thrill the audience.

Come by Midtown’s Broadway Comedy Club and catch the act in their next performance. Tickets are $20 plus a one drink minimum or $35 for VIP reserved seating plus 1st beverage.

Improv Group ComedySportz New York Takes the Stage Weekly at Midtown’s Broadway Comedy Club

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Welcome to Midtown’s Broadway Comedy Club where outrageous comedians andtalented comedy groups take the stage every night for the simple pleasure of making you – the audience – laugh.

A variety of comedic routines take the stage every night, each with their own unique style and interpretation. Among those comedy groups are the talents of improv group ComedySportz, a comedy act played as a sport.

Perfect for family and friends of all ages, the improvisational comedy group presents a fast-paced, fun-filled extravaganza. Two teams take turns creating scenes, playing games and singing songs for the audience to vote on. A referee presides over the games and keeps things moving nicely. Audience members can shout ideas out before each game and the two teams will take it from there.

The style of the comedy show is very much like that of TV’s Whose Line Is It Anyway where participants play a series of improv games for the audience. It’s all about the laughs! Everything is improvised so every show is a new experience. Come back every Saturday night at 6 pm for a new comedy performance!

Midtown’s Broadway Comedy Club is proud to present ComedySportz to their entertaining lineup of stand-up comedians and improv comedy groups. Come by the comedy club and see where the night takes you.

Midtown’s Broadway Comedy Club Highlights Improv Comedy Group Chicago City Limits

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

“Why did the traffic light turn red? You would too if you had to change in the middle of the street!”

While jokes like that will no doubt make you chuckle, the comedians at Midtown’sBroadway Comedy Club will have you doubled over in pain at their hilarious comedy shows. This is all thanks to the brilliant comedians that take the stage night after night, testing the boundaries of comedy and entertaining audiences like never before.

Among those talented performers are the comedians of Chicago City Limits, NYC’s legendary improv comedy group. For more than 30 years the comedians have been thrilling audiences of all ages with their unique approach to improv comedy. Chicago City Limits is the longest-running comedy show with over 10,000 performances and still going strong!

The comedy group holds many credits, including winners of the 2009 MAC Awards for best comedy group in NYC, as well as Fodor’s Top Pick. The New York Post has declared their performances as the “Funniest show in town… not to be missed!” The New York Times says that the show is “ingenious and very, very funny.”

While their comedy shows are simply phenomenal, the group also dedicates their time to teaching improv classes at this Midtown comedy club. Audiences can catch Chicago City Limits at Broadway Comedy Club every Friday and Saturday at 8pm and an additional performance at 10pm on Saturdays. For more information on their classes please or call a training advisor at (212) 888-5233 to reserve tickets for one of their performances.

Surprise Her With Love & Laughter at Midtown’s Broadway Comedy Club This Valentine’s Day

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Two antennae met on a roof, fell in love and got married. Their wedding ceremony wasn’t fancy. The reception, however, was excellent.  

Tell a girl that joke, and while she may laugh right in your face, she will forever fall in love with your sense of humor. There is nothing more attractive than a man who can laugh at the little things. Luckily for those exceptional jokesters, Midtown’s Broadway Comedy Club has planned a romantic and comedic evening for you and your date.

Come to the Midtown comedy club on Valentine’s Day, Thursday, February 14th, for this unique date idea.The comedy show is only $19.95 per person and includes an all-star lineup of stand-up comedians. To top the evening off, you and your date will receive a glass of champagne and the ladies of the evening will get red roses (takes the pressure for the guys, right?)

If there is one thing a women wants in a relationship, its originality. You can take your date to a fancy restaurant any night of the week, but how often do you get to spend a Thursday night laughing out loud? Exactly! So, why not jazz things up this Valentine’s Day and bring your sweetheart over to Midtown’s Broadway Comedy Club and give her the most romantic gift of all, laughter!


A Night of Great Laughs with “Chicago City Limits” Improv Group at Broadway Comedy Club

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

After a long cold New York winter, everyone deserves to start off February with a much needed laugh. On February 1st at 8:00 PMBroadway Comedy Club presents critically acclaimed improv comedy group “Chicago City Limits.” If you think you’ve seen great improv comedy in NYC, think again. “Chicago City Limits” is sure to redefine your standards of comedy.

“Chicago City Limits” is an off-Broadway show that’s a favorite among residents and tourists alike, with high praises from famous newspapers New York Daily News, New York Times, and New York Post! The improv group, which is made up of some of New York City’s best professional improvisers, has been delighting audiences for over thirty years with a unique blend of family-friendly comedy! From their humble roots in Chicago, the team of “Chicago City Limits” has only grown in talent and reputation over the years, with over 8,500 performances under their collective belts.

Although “Chicago City Limits” offers corporate events, team building exercises and improv classes, guests of the Broadway Comedy Club show on February 1st need only sit back, relax, and enjoy an evening of great laughs. To purchase tickets to this fantastic show or to view Broadway Comedy Club’s schedule of upcoming shows and events, visit the website or call 212-757-2323.

Spread the Laughter For Your Next Party or Event at Midtown’s Broadway Comedy Club

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

“Did you hear the joke about the germ? Never mind. I don’t want to spread it around.” Ha-ha

Perhaps you don’t want to spread the germs but you’re going to want to share the laughter that can only be found at New York City’s Broadway Comedy Club. Plan a party or bring a group of friends to this Midtown comedy club for an evening of knee-slapping, bellyaching laughter! Plan a bachelorette party, a birthday celebration, an office outing, or even a day camp event at the comedy club.

Parties and social events can be booked at the Midtown comedy club for as few as ten people and up to 275 people! Take advantage of the entire showroom with your choice of comedic performances or just the event space. Bring your group to one of the regular comedy shows taking place almost every day of the week.

The staff at Broadway Comedy Club goes out of their way to ensure that you and your guests are laughing and having a fantastic time throughout the entire celebration. The spacious showroom is located right in the heart of Manhattan’s Broadway Theater District and is very close to Times Square, the Port Authority, The David Letterman Late Show Theater, the Time-Warner corporate complex, and Columbus Circle. Spend your evening or take a mid-day break at a comedy show and the rest of the occasion out on the NYC streets.

What better way to ring in a momentous occasion or a night out with friends than with endless amounts of laughter. Visit NYC’s Broadway Comedy Club to book a party or social event and be sure to ask about their catering options.

Broadway Comedy Club Invites You to Take the Stage, But First Here Are Some Open Mic Tips

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

The stage is yours… or at least it could be! Every week at Broadway Comedy Club in NYC, you can grab the microphone and wow audiences with your downright hilarious comedy routines. The comedy club hosts Open Mic Nights all week long giving comedians the opportunity to break into the industry.

This is your chance! You’re ready! You know all the jokes, you’ve studied world-famous comedians and now it’s your chance to shine! But before you break out your favorite “Knock-Knock” joke, here are a few helpful tips for your fist comedy performance.

  1. Grab the mic as early on as possible. The more you overthink it, the more likely you’ll be to start making excuses why you shouldn’t do it.
  2. Rehearse your jokes with family and friends before a live audience and see if they laugh. If they don’t laugh, you may have really bad jokes or just really bad friends.
  3. Practice makes perfect, but there is no harm in keeping a note bard in your pocket for your first time on stage.
  4. Don’t let your nerves get the best of you. It is easy to get nervous and start rushing through your performance, but you will want to slow it down if you want a successful punch line.
  5. Record your performance and learn from it in the future.
  6. When you see the light that means you have one minute to wrap up your performance, so make sure you time your jokes accordingly.
  7. Either the time runs out or you’re out of jokes. No matter how quiet the crowd may be, don’t stop your routine before it’s done. This is only the first performance and it’s bound to get better.

Now go grab that microphone at join NYC’s Broadway Comedy Club during one of their Open Mic events!

Laugh Out Loud With Comedian Dustin Chafin at NYC’s Broadway Comedy Club

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

New York Times says, “Chafin gets laughs every time.”

Comic Strip Live says, “Dustin’s odd voice and style make him stand out in a sea of boring comics.”

Cringe Humor says, “Not your run of the mill blue collar comic. He fearlessly – and hilariously – tackles the issues such as race, religion, stereotypes and politics.”

Comedian Dustin Chafin makes waves in the industry with his outrageous comedic performances and unique sense of humor. Broadway Comedy Club brings the comic to the stage on a weekly basis for good reason…he is hilarious! You can catch Chafin at the NYC comedy club on Friday, February 8that 10 PM.

Dubbed a cowboy and Indian, the comedian quickly won over audiences with his intensity. After spending time as a missionary for many years, Chafin developed a love and appreciation for people and their experiences. He followed this new found passion straight to NYC where he culminated his experiences with people and their voices into stand-up comedy.

Since first taking the stage, Chafin has been featured in the New York Underground Comedy Festival and honored by The Bill Hicks Tribute Show at the Laugh Factory. The comedian is a regular headliner at many premier NYC comedy clubs, including Broadway Comedy Club. You can also catch him on Sirius and XM Satellite Radio. Chafin brought down the house on Showtime’s White Boyz in the Hood and was featured on ABC’s special coverage of the New York Comedy Festival. His work as a writer, producer, and comedian has helped Dustin Chafin to land a household name in the comedic industry.

Catch comedian Dustin Chafin on stage at NYC’s Broadway Comedy Club! Tickets are $25 with a 2 drink minimum and can be picked up at the Box Office on show night.

Are You Serious About Being a Professional Comedian? Then Check Out the New York Comedy School At Broadway Comedy Club

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

When thinking about stand-up comedy many are hesitant and apprehensive about speaking in public and finding that they are not as funny as they think. Making an audience of strangers laugh on the spot is a tricky and skillful endeavor and sometimes even the best need some direction and coaching. Broadway Comedy Club hosts the New York Comedy School, the only comedy school taught by the owner and booker of three major comedy clubs in Manhattan.

The New York Comedy School helps potential improv, stand-up, and sketch comedians learn what makes them funny, fine tune their talent, and learn how to market and promote themselves. Joke structure, audience interaction and how to develop a unique comedic voice are all just some of the many topics that will be covered and practiced. Small classes allow you to learn with and from other comedians. Classes include a guaranteed audition for the owner which can lead to getting gigs at all three comedy clubs. Classes also grant you access to auditions for Comedy Time TV, Comedy 360 Festival, the Broadway Comedy Club radio show, and other partner shows.

The New York Comedy School is headed by Chris Murphy, a 20 year comedy veteran. He has appeared on countless TV shows including Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn which he was a comedic writer. In addition, Al Martin, the owner of Broadway Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, and Greenwich Village Comedy Club co-teaches alongside Chris to give students a business perspective on being a successful comedian.

Check out the New York Comedy School for the best comedy classes at Broadway Comedy Club or 212-712-6381.

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