Monthly Archives: July 2012

Congrats to the 2012 Montreal New Faces!

For the last 30 years, the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival has been bringing laughter to our friends north of the border. And during that time, the biggest, most exciting line-up of shows are the New Faces showcases.

An elite crew of up-and-coming comics are hand-picked out of obscurity to showcase in front of managers, agents, television executives and a veritable who’s who of industry. Major TV development deals have been signed based solely on these five minute stand up showcases. And the list for the 2012 New Faces class was released on Monday.

The Comic Strip Live! is proud to announce that comics on our roster, as well as many members of its stellar Late Night system have been selected to perform.

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Jamie Lee!

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Josh Rabinowitz!

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Joe Machi!

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Anthony P. DeVito!

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Thomas Dale!

To see the entire list of New Faces, click here!

Congratulations!

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Karen Bergreen’s New Novel “Perfect Is Overrated” is Out TODAY!!!

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Longtime friend of the Comic Strip Live! Karen Bergreen‘s latest novel “Perfect Is Overrated” is available in bookstores today! Bergreen, an accomplished comedian who also penned 2009’s “Following Polly” (reviewed favorably by the New York Times, Huffington Post and was featured in Oprah Magazine) has been working on this book since she was barely done with the last one!

Her writing has garnered both commercial and critical praise, so do yourself a favor a support a good friend of the club and pick up Karen Bergreen’s newest novel “Perfect Is Overrated” today! Check it out on Amazon, Barnes & Noble  or wherever finer books are sold!

Congrats Karen!

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Phil Hanley Tonight!!!

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One of the freshest, funniest voices in stand up comedy returns to the Comic Strip Live! tonight when Phil Hanley (CBS’s Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Montreal Comedy Festival, Comedy Now!, Stop Podcasting Yourself) performs on our stage!

Possibly the best export to come out of Canada since Alan Thicke, Hanley will be gracing the stage on our 8:30pm show

To visit our full schedule, click here: Comic Strip Live! Schedule Page.

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Tom Cotter at the Comic Strip TONIGHT!

You’ve been loving him all this season on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” and now you can see him live on our stage at the Comic Strip Live! It’s Tom Cotter!!!

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One of the best in the business, a joke craftsman of the highest order Tom Cotter will grace our stage tonight on the 10:30pm show.

Also on the 10:30 show, William Stephenson (The Chris Rock Show, Louie), Marina Franklin (Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Chappelle’s Show), Modi (Comedy Central, Howard Stern) and Keith Robinson (The Wanda Sykes Show, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn).

To make sure you get a seat, call (212) 861-9386

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Our Next 8-Week Stand Up Writing Course Begins July 23rd!

You ever been to a live comedy show and thought “What? Pssssh! That’s not so hard!”

Well…you were wrong.

But that notwithstanding, we here at the Comic Strip Live! DO offer you the opportunity to show your friends that you have what it takes, by signing up for our 8-week stand up comedy workshop!

What better place to learn than at the Comic Strip Live! and who better to teach you than one of the masters of the joke-craft: Mr. D.F. Sweedler.

One of the best wisecrack craftsmen around, Sweedler has been helping young and aspiring comedians develop their life stories into clever and original comedy pieces for years and starting on Monday, July 23rd, D.F. has a new class beginning.

Notable alumni of Sweedler’s class include, Rob Riggle (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the films The Hangover, Step Brothers, The Other Guys), Joe Machi (NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” Winner! New York Underground Comedy Festival Emerging Comic), Sam Morril (Winner! Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, national headliner), David Baker (NBC’s The Tonight Show) and more!

D.F. has a new class starting on Monday, July 23rd and registration has already begun! If you want to join the class, call (212) 861-9386 and ask for Jennifer.

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WATCH Moody McCarthy Perform on “The Late Show with David Letterman!”

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Oh be still my heart…

Last night, a long-time favorite at the Comic Strip Live!, Moody McCarthy made his debut on CBS’s “The Late Show with David Letterman.”

And he did not disappoint.

Take a look at the video yourself! And to find out when you can next catch the talented Mr. McCarthy on our stage, check out our schedule!

Congratulations Moody McCarthy!

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Exclusive VIP Package Offer!

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Big Jay Oakerson was on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” last night!!!

Last night, good friend of the Comic Strip Live!, Big Jay Oakerson made his debut on NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon!”

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Click on the picture of Big Jay to watch his set from last night!

And to find out when you can see Big Jay next at the Strip, keep an eye on our schedule!

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