This last week, The Comic Strip Live! had some great comics drop-by to work out upcoming TV sets. Long-time Comic Strip Live! alumni Bill Burr, Brian Kiley and Mike Birbiglia all came in to work out and tighten up their sets before taking them to the national audience and all were fantastic!
Monthly Archives: April 2011
One of our favorites at the Comic Strip Live!, Marina Franklin is prepping to take the long flight to Australia to perform in the prestigious Melbourne Comedy Festival. Australia’s Largest Cultural Event, in its 25th year the Melbourne Festival is regarded by comedians and fans of comedy alike as THE premier international festival.
A Chicago native making her debut at the Melbourne Festival, Marina will be performing as part of the Headliners series between April 12th and the 24th.
Last Comic Standing veteran Marina Franklin went from performing in a Polish restaurant in Chicago to being recruited as New York correspondent for The Jay Leno show. Her credits include VH1’s Black to the Future, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and Showtime at the Apollo.
“My sister got the African name. Her name is Nailah. It means ‘One who succeeds’. My name is Marina. It means a place where you dock boats.” Marina Franklin
- “Really funny…a really fresh eye.” – Jay Leno
- “Franklin has a voice that is self-reflective and honest. Her act is her personality, and it’s a funny and
endearing one”. - Time Out New York
To find out when you can catch Marina live, check out our online schedule.
A glorious homecoming took place on Friday night when long-time friend of the club Paul Reiser made his triumphant return to the Comic Strip Live!
The star of such projects such as the movie “Aliens” and “Diner” as well as the incredibly popular sitcoms “Mad About You” and “My Two Dads,” the now Los Angeles resident was in town promoting the release of his new project “The Paul Reiser Show” debuting this Thursday on NBC!
Paul will be quick to say that he started his comedy career at the legendary Comic Strip and as legend dictates, Paul got his first (surprise) acting break by happenstance when he accompanied a comedian friend from the Strip to an audition, spontaneously auditioned and then was cast into history with his starring role in “Diner.”
Paul performed on both the 8:30 and 10:30 shows and was warmly received by the crowds. Still as hilarious and relevant as always, Reiser was kind to everyone who approached him and seemed to have a great time connecting with other comics in the lobby and especially longtime friend, club owner Richie Tienken.
Thanks for coming by Paul! We’re looking forward to checking out “The Paul Reiser Show” this Thursday on NBC!
Comedy legend Elayne Boosler to headline star-studded benefit show at the Comic Strip on April 14th.
Laugh at Diabetes
Headline Comics Whose Lives Have Been Touched by Diabetes
AN AMAZING SHOW AT THE LEGENDARY COMEDY CLUB “THE COMIC STRIP”
All proceeds from the ticket sales will be donated to the American Diabetes Association
The World Famous & Legendary Comic Strip Live has teamed up with the American Diabetes Association to bring you an exclusive fundraiser, “Laugh at Diabetes” starring comics appearing on Jay Leno, Letterman, Jimmy Fallon, Craig Ferguson, plus some surprise guests.
Thursday, April 14th at 8pm
The cost per ticket is $50 plus a two drink minimum per person.
Comedy Legend Elayne Boosler
SEVEN one-hour cable specials, Showtime, Comedy Central, The Tonight Show
The afternoon host from WKTU
The morning host from New York’s Hot 97
From the David Letterman Show
From VH1’s Best Week Ever & Comedy Central
From VH1’s Best Week Ever, Chris Rock Show, Red Eye
One of Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch” and winner of the Andy Kaufman Award
Plus comics from The Friars Club, and other surprise guests!
Call (212) 861-9386 and make reservations over the phone with a credit card.
TICKETS ARE LIMITED SO PLEASE ORDER RIGHT AWAY!
For further information call Allen Stone (from American Diabetes Assoc.) at 914-253-4909