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The Best Comedians in The World Take Stage at Broadway Comedy Club

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

Why couldn’t the bike stand up on its own? Because it was two tired! Ha Ha

You can’t replace classic jokes like these, but at Broadway Comedy Club you will find high-energycomedic performances and the kind of laughter that leaves your stomach in pain… in a good way of course! Now you will get even more stand-up comedy than before with the addition of the Broadway Comedy Café. Come to the Café Bar with friends before or after the show for drink specials and a fantastic menu featuring NYC’s favorite snacks, like Nathan’s Hot Dogs and Junior’s Cheesecake.

The NYC comedy club invites you to the café on Friday, February 15th at 8:30, 10:30 pm & 12:15 am for “The World” comedy performance.

The best stand-up comedy performances in “The World” can only be seen at NYC’s Broadway Comedy Club. Taking the stage is comedian Aaron Haber, a bizarre stand-up comedian to say the least. An instructor in a comedy master class at Princeton University, Aaron produces and hosts the iconic New York Friars Club’s Tuesday Night Laughs comedy series. Aaron also serves as the editor for theEvilNewsDaily.com, written exclusively by Super Villains and his comedy club, The World Comedy Club.

The World comedy performance at Broadway Comedy Club runs $20-25 for audiences 13 and over. A two drink minimum is required and doors open at 7 pm.

 http://my.localvox.com/preview/18417

A Night Out at the Broadway Comedy Club 12/15

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

As it gets colder outside, we all start to seek the best ways to stay indoors and keep warm while still getting out and about, and making the most of our weekends. As the weekend approaches, New Yorkers start to think about how they are going to spend their Saturday night.

Look no further than the Broadway Comedy Club, one of New York’s best stand-up comedy clubs, to enjoy a night of entertainment in a warm and cozy environment. The Broadway Comedy Club is looking forward to hosting four outstanding comedians for their National Television Headliner Showcase onSaturday, December 15 with two show times at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.

The headliners include Marina Franklin (BET Network) Louis Katz (as seen on Comedy Central), Buddy Fitzpatrick (Comedy Tonight), and Mike Yard (BET Network).

The New York Times named Marina Franklin an ’emerging star’. Louis Katz began his comedy career at the early age of nine when he submitted several jokes to “The Tonight Show” as part of a school project, two of which were read on air. Buddy Fitzpatrick is a New York City club favorite, and has been on the comedy circuit for the last twelve years. Mike Yard is one of the hottest comedians touring the country today.

With a lineup this good, you are guaranteed a fun and laughter-filled night out!

Broadway Comedy Club’s Television Headliner Showcase is $25 with a two drink minimum.

To purchase tickets online, and for a full listing of shows, visit the Broadway Comedy Club.

http://my.localvox.com/preview/15705

You’ll Laugh So Hard, It’s Scary! Satan’s Disciples Comedy Show at Broadway Comedy Club

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

“Two corn cobs were walking down the street. One cob noticed that they were being followed everywhere they went. He turned to the other cob and said, ‘don’t look now, but I think we have a stalker!’”

Wasn’t that a corny joke? (See what we did there?)

Well if you’re looking for that knee-slapping, gut-twisting, side-splitting kind of laughter, Broadway Comedy Club welcomes you in! The famed Midtown comedy club is known for their renowned comedians and one-of-a-kind performances going on every night! Friday, January 25th at 10 p.m.is no exception; Evan Weiss presents Satan’s Disciples Comedy Show. No corny jokes here, just downright devilishly funny comedy.

The comedy show is hosted by Hector Luis, featuring Evan Weiss, Danny Lofaro, Jackie Cheng, Christian Z’ee, Gregory Eckstrom, Josh Alba, Jeff Olsen, Joe Conklin, and Joseph Conklin. Headlining the performance is Satan’s Comic, Glen Miller. With their unique comedic styles and original comedy audiences will be stuck in a never-ending room of laughter. Terrifying!

Join the comedians as they take stage in the City Limits Room at Broadway Comedy Club. Cover charge is $10 with a two drink minimum.

http://my.localvox.com/preview/17532

Joe De Rosa Takes On A “Friendly” Heckler at Broadway Comedy Club

Saturday, October 13th, 2012
Sometimes in the middle of a set, if a comic doesn’t think the joke they just told got enough of a response they mention it to the audience. Personally, I try and avoid it although I have been known to say, ” Thank you for obeying the “No Laughing” signs!” Joe De Rosa who is always funny and proved that long ago, was doing a bit in the main room of Broadway Comedy the other night about nurses, and about how some of them are not that attentive when you’re in the hospital. He was using his Mom’s recent hospital stay as a reference, and he happened to comment to the audience something along the lines of he felt he was losing them over this nursing material, when one woman in the audience became quite vocal in her response, that she wasn’t feeling the nurse material and said something to the effect, “I’m feeling your pain but you’re not rocking it right now!” Which was a strange remark on many levels. Mostly I wondered where she had learned the term “rocking it”, and I pictured her just waiting for any opportunity to use it. Here was her chance so she yelled it out right in the middle of Joe’s set. Granted he basically asked the audience for their opinion of the nurse material, but not all questions have to be answered. You take a chance when you do that. People mixed with alcohol, can lead to a noisy result, which is what happened here. Joe had also wondered where the concept of “hot nurses” came from, as they are often portrayed mostly in porn films, because the nurses he saw did not quite fit that bill. One of them said to him, ” Anything I can do for your Mom Mr. De Rosa?” And he said, ” Yeh, stay away from her wallet! You got a spider tattoo on your neck and I don’t trust you!” Because Joe has so much stage experience he chose to engage her, and she kept insisting that she was a “friend”, and “fan” of Joe’s, hence the “Friendly Heckler” title, and she said she liked him as a comic but felt the need to stand up for nurses. All this while the show was going on, … or not going on! Joe handled it well, but a lesser comic wouldn’t have been able to. He also said ” The President did badly in the debate because he ran out of lies. Politicians promise you things you like. You like water slides? If I’m elected, everyone will have a water slide!” It can’t be done. They know it but they promise it to you anyway! Joe’s got a new book out called Cheat: A Man’s Guide to Infidelity, from Simon and Schuster, that he wrote with Bill Burr, and Robert Kelly, and the book is a hit! You can get it on Amazon! Leah Bonnema was the host and she’s great at that. I also got to see Jason Salman who I had only seen doing five minute sets on some of my late night shows before that, but this night he did a 20 minute set and got lots of laughs with things like ” In Texas, ( where he’s from), we believe you can kill any animal for food, except a stork, because we consider that an abortion!” And growing up in Texas, he thought vegans and French people were fictional characters from literature! Neko White closed the show. Neko is very funny, and is only 19 years old, which is such a great time to be performing. I’ve performed with him many times and I see great things ahead for him. He’s one of those performers that the audience just loves to laugh at. He brings a strong comedic presence to the stage. He questions some of the things that Black people fought for in the past, for instance not having to sit in the back of the bus. He feels that’s the most comfortable place to sit on the bus, and he’s right! It’s less crowded, and the seats are bigger, but thankfully you won’t find Rosa Parks there! He talked about why he can’t be with “big girls”, cause he’s too thin and his bone density is not what it’s supposed to be. If a big girl layed down on him, he’s afraid his chest would pop like bubble wrap! It was an entertaining show just like always at Broadway Comedy!

Adam Lucidi Keeps Comedy Breathing

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Comedy in New York is hit or miss. Generally, the closer to Times Square, the lower the probability of a hit. Thankfully for New York Comedy Club in Murray Hill, comedian Adam Lucidi is dedicated to reminding audiences that real comedy isn’t dead in New York City.

In Lucidi’s case, comedy originated just south of Pittsburgh, where his father accompanied him to improv shows at the early age of sixteen. Encouraged by the likes of Brian Regan and Lewis Black, Lucidi was ready to embark for New York City a few years later, post-graduation. Thankfully, his parents applied the usual pressure, and he paused to obtain a degree in communication. Though he may not be using this degree in a traditional way (Lucidi walks dogs, but communicates well with them), his knowledge of the subject is clear when watching him perform.

Having trained himself expertly, Lucidi embodies the perfect combination of his primary comic inspirations, Regan and Black.

“I love Regan because he’s so funny, clean and for his physical humor,” Lucidi explains, “and I love Lewis Black for the stage presence/attitude.”

Lucidi’s performance, while fun and generally family-friendly, is enveloped in an air of sarcasm and intelligence, lending his humor to a wide range of audiences despite their variety of interests. In short, he’s a perfect host, which could explain why the staff and fellow comedians at New York Comedy Club are nothing but supportive of him.

“Clayton has been extremely good to me as far as shows and even with the club,” Lucidi notes. “Al, the owner of the place, they’ve all been extremely good to me as far as wanting to help. The waitresses here are like sisters. They’re like, ‘Do you have your cards? You ready to pass your cards out after the show?’ It’s a nice little family here. It’s always fun when you can surround yourself with people like that.”

In addition to hosting comedian Clayton Fletcher’sshow at the club, Lucidi has recently become a frequent guest of a series of podcasts engineered by Dennis Holden, creator of Dennis Has a Podcast. On a recent feature, Lucidi shares with fans his love for and expertise in the world of all things 90′s, or as he puts it, “anything! Anything from 90 to 99!” Whether the question revolves around use of pogs as currency or the travesty behind the uselessness of protecting beanie baby tags, Lucidi has the answer and most likely an anecdote to explain it. This relatable quality and ability to give words to the shared thoughts of his audience is part of Lucidi’s charm. His newest podcast episode, aired only yesterday, promises an in depth, passionate discussion with publicist, musician and comedienne by habit, Kate Hensler.

Like every ambitious artist, Lucidi has a plan for his career track including appearances on some very well-known shows and eventually a segue in motion pictures.

“I would want my career to go kinda like Adam Sandler’s did,” Lucidi explains. “He started with stand up, went to SNL then went to movies. SNL hasn’t been too good, so maybe focus more on the stand up. Maybe SNL, definitely movies.”

Having seen Lucidi live and heard his episode of Dennis Has a Podcast, I for one am hoping that this career progression goes as planned, and quickly. Although the New Yorker in me wants to keep him a secret just a little longer.

Source: http://nysocialstatus.com/2012/09/19/adam-lucidi-keeps-comedy-breathing/

Broadway Comedy Always A Treat

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
At any given night you will find an amazing line-up of comedians at Broadway Comedy Club, on West 53rd Street, right in the heart of the Times Square area. On a recent Tuesday night when I stopped by, the place was packed as it usually is, and Dan Siegel was MC’ing. Some of the top performers were Leah Bonnema, who recently performed at the Glascow Comedy Festival, where she was in the America Stands Up Showcase, the Huffington Post voted her one of their 53 favorite comedians to watch, … and I really meant to ask her how they came up with that number, because most news organizations stop at their favorite 51 comics!, (I on the other hand was listed as one of the top 10 comics to keep under surveillance!), and College Candy listed her as one of their top ten female comics in the country! So that’s all good! Ricky Velez went up and killed it as usual. I just find it hard to believe he’s only 23. He comes across as much more mature than that! Not by his material, by his appearance! It’s a great time to start performing when you’re in your 20′s, but then you have to be funny for 60 or 70 years. That’s a long time. I only wanted to have to be funny for 20-25 years tops. That’s why I started so late! And I was glad to see Ross Bennett on the show because he is always a crowd pleaser! Ross talks about a guy who got killed in a skydiving accident, because his parachute failed to open, and at the funeral they said that at least he died doing what he loved. Ross differs with that. Ross said the guy probably was doing what he loved up until about a minute before he died, unless what he loved was seeing small things become larger very quickly! He talks about speaking to a young woman who was willing to share with him what men she would “do”, and he came to the conclusion that when a young woman feels comfortable enough with you to share who she would “do”, she will NEVER do YOU! (LOL) At the end of his act, he asked the audience if they minded if he did an older joke because it was one of his favorites, and when they agreed he said, ” How about that Watergate thing?” Every night at Broadway is a great line-up, so be sure to stop by and tell ‘em I sent you!

Sheba Mason in 702 Punchlines and Pregnant at Broadway Comedy Club

Monday, August 13th, 2012

To be 100% honest, I was totally unprepared for what I was to see when I attended 702 Punchlines and Pregnant, Sheba Mason’s show, written by her Mom Ginger Reiter. The show has been running for two years at the Broadway Comedy Club.

Ginger Reiter and Sheba Mason at Broadway Comedy Club for their show “702 Punchlines and Pregnant!”

I’ve known Sheba for quite a while and enjoyed her performance as a comic, but I had no idea she was so multi-talented, and had such a great voice. I’m assuming she gets her talent from her Mom, Ginger Reiter who wrote this entire show, (with Sheba), plus the music and lyrics to about 25 songs, which were expertly arranged by Markus Hauck.

I truly did not expect a performance of the caliber that I saw. I expected maybe a .22 caliber and this was like a .357 Magnum caliber! (LOL) It’s the story of how Sheba came to be as the result of a love affair between her mother and comedian Jackie Mason.

Trevor Crane as Jackie presenting Sheba as Ginger with a supposedly expensive watch, that turned out to be a cheap, broken watch!

It’s set in Florida and one of the sets is The Rascal House, a well known Miami Beach coffee shop. In the show, Jackie denies fathership of the baby, until it’s proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that it’s his. In real life all you have to do is look at Sheba to see the resemblance. Thank G-d she’s a pretty girl!

Unfortunately, the actor that plays Jackie Mason was hurt in a bike accident as was Sheba who performed with a bandaged leg, but she still managed to show up, dance and do her part. What a trouper! That’s the essence of “the show must go on!”

A talented actor named Trevor Crane, who is a Conan O’Brien impersonator, took the role of Jackie, and was introduced as a tall Gentile playing a short Jew. The essence of acting is being someone you’re not, and in this case he definitely stretched, (or maybe shrunk would be more accurate!), to play the part, and it worked well!

Trevor Crane as Jackie Mason and Sheba Mason as her Mom Ginger Reiter in 702 Punchlines and Pregnant, at Broadway Comedy Club!

The entire cast is very talented and includes Jara Jones as Wooley, and The Schlepalong, Gary Lizardo as Nelson Zee , and Bari Hyman as Rosa the waitress.

(L-R) Jara Jones, Trevor Crane, Sheba Mason, Gary Lizardo, Remina Nishida, Jennifer Yadav, and Bari Hyman at Broadway Comedy Club!

The cast of 702 Punchlines singing on stage at Broadway Comedy Club!

The cast of 702 Punchlines and Pregnant in a catchy dance number at Broadway Comedy Club!

Ginger gets to come onstage a couple of times, and be part of the production and stand-out voices besides Sheba were Remina Neshida, who played Trixie, the other-”other woman”, and Jennifer Yadav who played Mrs. Olivier, Ginger’s Mom. In the beginning of the show, Sheba plays herself, and then for the rest of the play she plays her Mom.

Remina Nishida playing Trixie in 702 Punchlines at Broadway Comedy Club!

It plays on Sundays at 3 P.M. Do yourself a favor and go see it!

Source: Jeff Gurian’s Comedy Matters

Ladies of Laughter 2012 Launches at Broadway Comedy, July 17th

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Mary Jo Wobker was a comedy producer/comic who gave many new female comics their start, from around 1989 until her sudden demise in 1992. In those days they were called “comediennes”. Now the same way that girls would rather be called ” actors”, than “actresses”, girl comics just want to be called “comics.”

When Mary Jo passed away, that’s when Peggy Boyce stepped up to take over as a producer of female or double X-chromosome-type comedy events! (For you science majors out there! LOL)

Peggy is a former stand-up comedienne/juggler who has appeared in major comedy clubs and festivals, and has also provided public relations, special events and sponsorship marketing services to corporations that include Anheuser-Busch, CIBA, Citibank, Harrah’s Entertainment, Kraft and MasterCard.

She also teaches comedy workshops in the New York metropolitan area and is a member of the New York Friars Club.

Along with Mary Jo’s friends, Peggy created a women’s stand-up comedy competition in her name. The “Mary Jo Comedy Awards.” It served as a platform for women comics to gain publicity, and even cash ( which is always good!), to further their careers.

In 1998, the “Mary Jo Comedy Awards” evolved into a series of live events in New Jersey called “New Jersey’s Funniest Female.” In 1999, based on its success and popularity, plus having corporate sponsorship, they were able to extend their reach outward to an international level.

Now called the Ladies of Laughter, funny women around the United States, Canada and England regularly apply for participation.

This year, the Ladies of Laughter Kicks Off It’s 2012 Series featuring some of the funniest professional and amateur comediennes in America competing for the right to advance to the Finals for the 2012 Ladies of Laughter titles, paid comedy bookings, cash, major publicity and Leica Cameras! Not too shabby!

And charity-wise a percentage of the cover charges will go to benefit “Buddy Cares”, an organization which provides free grooming for abandoned animals.

For tickets/reservations go to: http://www.ladiesoflaughter.org/2012-series/

It’s going to be a great line-up. Some of the comics you’ll see are, Nancy Lombardo, Kerri Louise, Roberta Rockwell, Maryanne Donnelly, Lisa Pearlman, Sheila Smiley, Ellen Orchid, Marie Faustin, Nicci Page, Jamie Falk, Zoe Marsh-Leigh, Laura Agentar, Liza Acevado, Manjit Kalirao, and Jen Ramauro.

Who says girls can’t be funny??? I even suggested a couple of newer comics that I thought were good including Corinne Fischer, Aminah Imani, and Upa!

So make sure to come to Broadway Comedy for the kick-off event on Tuesday, July 17th, 2012! And tell ‘em I sent you! (LOL)

http://jeffreygurian.com/comedymatters/2012/06/ladies-laughter-2012-launches-broadway-comedy/

Two New Comedy Clubs Opening in July in New York City

Friday, July 6th, 2012

By Daniel Lehman
July 5, 2012

Did you hear the one about two new comedy clubs in downtown Manhattan? New Yorkers will be in on the joke when Greenwich Village Comedy Club opens its doors in mid-July, followed later in the month by the Stand in Gramercy Park.

Greenwich Village Comedy Club owner Al Martin, who also owns and operates Broadway Comedy Club and New York Comedy Club, told Back Stage that his 60-seat space is scheduled to open “on or about” July 13 at 99 MacDougal St. “I always call it the Bourbon Street of Manhattan,” Martin said of the location. “I love that block. It brings me back to when I was young and I used to go out to coffee shops and have falafel, then go to a jazz club or a comedy show.”

Comedian Dustin Chafin, who has managed, produced, and booked shows for Martin at Broadway Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, and the former Boston Comedy Club (since reopened as Comedy Village), will be the booker and general manager of the Greenwich Village outpost. A working comic, Chafin also offers one-on-one coaching sessions with comics of all levels.

“It’s going to be a comedy gym for guys that might be working on new material or a 5-minute TV set, and then it’s also a place where young guys can really develop their act,” Chafin said of the club.

While any shows starting after 9 p.m. will feature only professional comedians, there will be at least three or four shows each week for fresh faces. An open-mic night will take place every Monday, with a new-talent show Fridays at 6 p.m. and Chafin’s weekly “Comedy Thunderdome” competition every Saturday.

Martin hopes to foster a community of comics among his three venues. The best young performers at Greenwich Village Comedy Club, for example, may be given a developmental spot at Broadway or New York, creating synergy between the clubs and offering up-and-coming comedians more opportunities for stage time. “I think it will be great for new talent,” he said.

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Ladies of Laughter 2012 Launches at Broadway Comedy, July 17th

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
Mary Jo Wobker was a comedy producer/comic who gave many new female comics their start, from around 1989 until her sudden demise in 1992. In those days they were called “comediennes”. Now the same way that girls would rather be called ” actors”, than “actresses”, girl comics just want to be called “comics.” When Mary Jo passed away, that’s when Peggy Boyce stepped up to take over as a producer of female or double X-chromosome-type comedy events! (For you science majors out there! LOL) Peggy is a former stand-up comedienne/juggler who has appeared in major comedy clubs and festivals, and has also provided public relations, special events and sponsorship marketing services to corporations that include Anheuser-Busch, CIBA, Citibank, Harrah’s Entertainment, Kraft and MasterCard. She also teaches comedy workshops in the New York metropolitan area and is a member of the New York Friars Club. Along with Mary Jo’s friends, Peggy created a women’s stand-up comedy competition in her name. The “Mary Jo Comedy Awards.” It served as a platform for women comics to gain publicity, and even cash ( which is always good!), to further their careers. In 1998, the “Mary Jo Comedy Awards” evolved into a series of live events in New Jersey called “New Jersey’s Funniest Female.” In 1999, based on its success and popularity, plus having corporate sponsorship, they were able to extend their reach outward to an international level. Now called the Ladies of Laughter, funny women around the United States, Canada and England regularly apply for participation. This year, the Ladies of Laughter Kicks Off It’s 2012 Series featuring some of the funniest professional and amateur comediennes in America competing for the right to advance to the Finals for the 2012 Ladies of Laughter titles, paid comedy bookings, cash, major publicity and Leica Cameras! Not too shabby! And charity-wise a percentage of the cover charges will go to benefit “Buddy Cares”, an organization which provides free grooming for abandoned animals. For tickets/reservations go to: http://www.ladiesoflaughter.org/2012-series/ It’s going to be a great line-up. Some of the comics you’ll see are, Nancy Lombardo, Kerri Louise, Roberta Rockwell, Maryanne Donnelly, Lisa Pearlman, Sheila Smiley, Ellen Orchid, Marie Faustin, Nicci Page, Jamie Falk, Zoe Marsh-Leigh, Laura Agentar, Liza Acevado, Manjit Kalirao, and Jen Ramauro. Who says girls can’t be funny??? I even suggested a couple of newer comics that I thought were good including Corinne Fischer, Aminah Imani, and Upa! So make sure to come to Broadway Comedy for the kick-off event on Tuesday, July 17th, 2012! And tell ‘em I sent you! (LOL)

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