Monthly Archives: February 2010

Question of the Night: February 28

So, the 2010 Winter Olympics have come and gone (as of tonight), but the spirit of competition is a mainstay in the world of comedy.  In that vein, tonight we asked

Q: If there were an Olympics of Comedy, what event would you want to compete in?

A:

Bill McCarty

Curling

Tina Giorgi

Pre-Show Peeing

Jermaine Fowler

Awkward Crowd Moments or maybe Losing the Most Joke Books

Lee Camp

Curling

Johnny Lampert

Shoveling

Leighann Lord

Best Set Book– and she would win!

Lenny Marcus

Whatever Mike Vecchione says, and then I’ll wrestle him for the title.

Rob Cantrell

Synchronized Segueways

Mike Vecchione

The Hack Relay

That’s it for tonight.  Thanks for stopping by the Internet home of the World Famous Comic Strip Live.  Come back soon.  And often. Bring your friends.


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Tuesday and Wednesday: Pete Correale!

Tuesday and Wednesday night at the Comic Strip Live!, we welcome long-time club favorite and hilarious comedian, Pete Correale!

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An incredibly funny and undeniably likable act, Correale is a master of comedic delivery whose recently released hour special The Things We Do For Love made many comedy reviewers 2009 Top 10 lists.

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If you can’t make it to the Comic Strip this week, but want to check out Pete’s hilarious act, we at Eighty Second & 2nd highly recommended Pete’s special “The Things We Do For Love”, which was rehearsed nightly at the Comic Strip in the weeks leading up to this historic comedy taping.

If you want to find out when you can see Pete in the coming weeks, be sure to check out our schedule!

See you tonight!

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This week at the Comic Strip: Mike Burton!

Not only is comedian Mike Burton a favorite at the World Famous Comic Strip Live!, but he was also the first ever member of our soon-to-be-revived “Headshot Alley” feature here on Eighty Second & 2nd.

In honor of Mike visiting our club this Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, I feel that his feature deserves to be revived. Enjoy!

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When you visit New York’s famed Comic Strip Live!, one of the first things that you will notice is our vast collection of headshots collected from our alumni throughout the years. In this new feature, we will profile some of the hilarious comics that you can find on our famous walls.

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Today we feature: Mike p. Burton

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Since starting his stand-up comedy career in 1996, Mike p. Burton’s entertaining, intelligent and electric act has found its on way on stage at comedy clubs all across Manhattan and is an in-demand college attraction. A North Carolina native, Burton spent his youth listening to the stand-up comedy of Steven Wright, George Carlin & Eddie Murphy and after years of working odd jobs in the theater business decided to give his dream of stand-up comedy a shot. Since then he has quickly climbed the comedy ladder opening for internationally known talents Dave Chappelle, Emo Phillips & Jim Breuer. His high-energy, yet personable style makes him one of the best liked comics

Outside of comedy, Mike enjoys spending time with his family.

To see Mike’s hilarious comedy live and in person, check out his upcoming appearances on his calender.

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Question on the Night 02/21/10

We’re back with a brand new installment of Question of the Night.  Tonight, we’re talking about performances spaces that are, uh, not quite as prestigious as the World Famous Comic Strip Live.

Q: What is the strangest spot you’ve ever performed a spot?

A:

Bill McCarty

A Briss– that was running late– and they told him to keep it short!

Tom Van Horn

a laundromat

Christian Finnegan

He was the MC at an air guitar competition.

Lenny Marcus

Lenny came straight to the Strip from a hookah bar tonight!

Rob Cantrell

The Brainwash Cafe in San Francisco– a laundromat/coffee shop/punk rock venue

Mike Burton

a backyard party with a wooden palette stage, a karaoke machine, and a work light.

Jermaine Fowler

a fashion show at Howard University

Ryan Reiss

Sex? Oh, comedy? … a subway platform…

Steve White

A Klan rally down South.  He burned the house down.

Got a question for our comics?  Leave it in the comments below!

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Sunday Night at the Strip: Lenny Marcus!

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You’ve seen him on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham and recently heard him on the very popular In The Tank podcast, tonight at the Comic Strip Live!, LENNY MARCUS!

A long-time club favorite, Lenny is one of the hardest working men in the New York comedy scene. A master of word economy, Lenny is known for making audiences erupt with his observations of what it means to be a skinny, spectacle-adorned man in today’s dating scene.

Be sure to come up to the Comic Strip tonight to see one of the funniest guys around, Lenny Marcus.

To find out when you can plan an evening to see Lenny, be sure to keep a watchful eye on our calender.

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Eat, Drink, Laugh– Photo Update

Last month, we told you about the documentary being filmed about the World Famous Comic Strip Live.  The crew has been hard at work, interviewing comics from all eras of the storied CSL history.

Here are a few photos from a shoot in January:

Brent and Colin talk to Jermaine Fowler as he prepares to go on-stage.

Marina Franklin talks on camera before she takes the stage on January 14, 2010.

Producer Jeffrey Gurian (center) poses with Comic Strip owners Bob Wachs (left) and Richie Tienken (right).

Keep checking back here at Eighty-Second & 2nd, as the crew is geared up to shoot a lot of interviews over the next few days.  We’ll post more photos as they come in from the set.

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Tuesday night at the Strip: Gregg Rogell!

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If you are anywhere near the Comic Strip Live! on Tuesday night (conveniently located on New York’s Upper East Side at Eighty Second & 2nd) you should do yourself a favor and come by to see one of the best comedic voices working today: Gregg Rogell!

Rogell has been featured on NBC’s “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, has had his own “Comedy Central Presents: Gregg Rogell.” He also holds claim to being involved in one of the most side-grabbingly hilarious scenes in the movie “The Aristocrats.”

Gregg Rogell is a nationally headlining performer and is not to be missed to find out more about tonight’s show or to see when Gregg will be coming by the club again, be sure to check out our schedule.

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