Monthly Archives: March 2011

Marina Franklin on John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show tonight!

A long time favorite at the Comic Strip Live! the talented Marina Franklin will be performing tonight on the 2nd episode of this season’s “John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show.”

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Marina Franklin performing as one of the stars of Comedy Central’s “The Awkward Kings of Comedy”

Premiering tonight at 12am on Comedy Central, the long-time Daily Show with Jon Stewart corespondent and comedian John Oliver (who has been known to occasionally hang out in the lobby at the Comic Strip) hand-selected his favorite stand-up talents to be featured on this high-profile weekly showcase. Reminiscent of the Rodney Dangerfield/HBO Young Comedian Specials of old, these shows are one of the few current opportunities for a rising comedic talent to get national (and worldwide) exposure. To make the shows roster is a highly coveted achievement. Congratulations Marina!

Marina will be leaving next week to headline the Melbourne Comedy Festival. She has previously performed on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, The Awkward Kings of Comedy, NBC’s Last Comic Standing and was a coorespondant on The Jay Leno Show.

To find out when you can see Marina live, keep an eye on our schedule!

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New Stand-Up Class Starts April 11th

We found out last night that comedy writer and long-time New York institution, DF Sweedler will begin a new season of his acclaimed Comedy Writing Class at the Comic Strip Live on April 11th. DF’s class class runs for eight weeks and takes students through the fundamentals of joke-writing and performing.

Alumni from DF’s class perform as working comedians throughout New York City and his class is a fun and supportive environment for helping realize your goal of performing stand up comedy.

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For more information or to sign-up, call today: 212-861-9386 and add your name to the long list of legendary performers who’ve graced the stage at the World Famous Comic Strip Live!

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Save The Date: Thurs April 14th

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Comic Strip Class of 1985

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Steve Schaffer, Joe Bolster, Patty Rosborough & Barry Weintraub at the Thursdays Red Cross Benefit for Japan Relief. All four comedians used to hang out and perform nightly at the Comic Strip Live! circa 1985.

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Huge Line-Up for this Thursday’s Red Cross Benefit!

This Thursday night: HUGE show at the Comic Strip Live! Special one-night-only Red Cross Benefit for Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Relief.

Check out the AMAZING line-up:

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And MORE special guests we can’t name here. It’s going to be an amazing night.

No tickets or passes will be accepted for this show. To make a reservation, call (212) 861-9386

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Red Cross Benefit for Japan this Thursday – Louis CK, Colin Quinn, Alan Colmes, more

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In a joint cooperation with the Red Cross to help those affected by the recent devastation in Japan, a special one-night only benefit show will take place this Thursday night at the Comic Strip Live! All money raised this Thursday will go to help those hurt by the earthquake and tsunami.

No tickets will be accepted for this special engagement. To make a reservation, call: (212) 861-9386. This show WILL sell-out.

Scheduled to appear:

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Louis C.K. – FX’s hit show “Louie”, one hour stand up specials: “Shameless”, “Chewed Up” and “Hilarious”

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Colin QuinnSaturday Night Live, Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, star of his new hit Broadway show “Long Story Short”

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Alan Colmes - Fox News’ “Hannity & Colmes,” radios “The Alan Colmes Show”

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Judah Friedlander – NBC’s “30 Rock,” the movies Meet The Parents, Zoolander, Showtime

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Wayne Federman – NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, HBO’s “Larry Sanders Show”, HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasum”, the movies “Knocked Up” and “The 40 Year Old Virgin”

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Joe Bolster – CBS’s “The Late Show with David Letterman,” NBC’s “Tonight Show with Johnny Carson,” HBO’s “One Night Stand” special

and many more!

Special possible surprise appearance by long-time close friend of the club who we can’t even name here!

Please choose to come out this Thursday to support a great cause and have the comedy night of your life.

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Larry Miller and Greg Fitzsimmons preach on the importance of the Comic Strip!

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On this weeks edition of the popular FitzDog Radio podcast, longtime friend of the Comic Strip Live! Greg Fitzsimmons had Comic Strip original the great Larry Miller on his show to discuss Larry’s life, his new podcast, and his exciting career in comedy. Not surprisingly this topic came back around to their respective days starting out at the Comic Strip, the importance of the club, their histories of doing stand up at the Strip and memories they had of paying their dues, performing the late sets to the leftover audience members at 2am and how they loved every second of it. Or something close to that.

The entire interview is great and deserves a listen, but if you want to jump ahead to the Strip-centric chunk, drag your browser to the 40 minute mark. Great listen.

 

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