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Question of the Night 05.16.10

In honor of my absolute favorite season of the year, SWEEPS, tonight’s question is all about closure and cliff hangers.

Q: What finale are you most looking forward to this Spring?

A:

Vic Henley

Glee

Pat Dixon

The Simpsons

Jermaine Fowler

SNL (even though he didn’t know it was last night…)

Bernadette Pauley

Real Housewives of New York (but it would be Dexter or something else less embarrassing during non-network Sweeps.  Promise.)

Lenny Marcus

Chuck

Buddy Bolton

Whale Wars

Warren Holstein

LOST (but he hopes it doesn’t jump the shark in the finale like Battlestar Galactica. And then he said, “I’m a nerd.”)

Christian Finnegan

Treme

Teddy Smith

Not a TV watcher, (against my best advice)

Ryan Reiss

Knotts Landing

Best of luck to you and your stories as the networks wrap up for summer vacation. In the meantime, come into the Club for some top-notch entertainment.

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Question of the Night (4.18.10)

ack on the favorites list–

Q: What’s your favorite book?

A:

Barry Weintraub

The Alienist

Bernie Pauley

Confederacy of Dunces

Pat Dixon

Test Your Seinfeld IQ

Mike Destefano

Anything on Tape

Jermaine Fowler

Either The Art of War or The Edgar Allen Poe Collection

Lenny Marcus

Me Talk Pretty One Day

Mike Vecchione

The Wild Man’s Journey

Buddy Bolton

The New Testament and Brave New World

Jason Andors

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Kyle Grooms

The Autobiography of Malcom X

Thanks for stopping by Eighty-Second & 2nd.  You should also stop  in at the World Famous Comic Strip Live (on the nights you’re not reading your soon-to-be-favorite books).

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Question of the Night (4/11/10)

Q: If you could only subscribe to one magazine for the rest of your life, what would it be?

This is what our comics said tonight.

A:

Host, DF Sweedler

Us Magazine

Tim Young

National Geographic

Lenny Marcus

Sports Illustrated

Bernadette Pauley

Oprah magazine

Joe Bolster

Sports Illustrated

Leighann Lord

The Economist (with absolutely no hesitation)

Kevin Hart

Smooth magazine

Jermaine Fowler

Complex Magazine

Colin Kane

Complex Magazine

Ross Bennett

Sports Illustrated
Check out the schedule at the World Famous Comic Strip Live then leave a question in the comments for next Sunday’s lineup.

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Question of the Late Night 4/4/10

…and we’re back…

or, more correctly, I’m back from LA, where we filmed some great interviews for Eat, Drink, Laugh, the documentary about the Club we told you about earlier this year.

It’s been a great night here at the World Famous Comic Strip Live:

Chris Rock stopped by to work out his material for Letterman tomorrow night.

AND, the Late Night Crew set up camp and talked with us for this week’s Question of the Night.

Q: What’s the best part about hanging out in the lobby while you wait to go on stage?

A:

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Adam Cozens: “Even when there’s only a couple people left in the crowd, a good Lobby Life makes it worth our time to be here at the Comic Strip.”

Sam Morril: “It’s great to have people to run joke with and help get mentally prepared for the stage.”

Joe Machi: “It’s the fellowship and penis jokes.”

Matt Jenkins: “Networking with other comics.”

DF Sweedler: “I love when Chris Rock stops by right before my spot.”

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Question of the Night: 01/24/010

We’re back with another Question of the Night, a Sunday tradition here at the World Famous Comic Strip Live blog.

It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to become a comic, and it requires a lot of stamina to perform every night.  But at least it’s a job that each of our performers loves.  What’s really difficult is to go to the jobs that aren’t fun (and where you don’t get applause at the end).  So in honor of those gigs, tonight we’re asking:

Q: What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?

A:

Barry Weintraub

Telemarketing– it lasted about 2 days.

Kyle Grooms

Burger King, but it wasn’t that bad.

Pat Dixon

Stand-up Comedy– no joke!

Kevin Brennan

A busboy in Los Angeles (at a Rain Man age time in life that is way past the appropriate age for busboys).

Brian McFadden

It’s a tie between the airplane parts factory and the marketing for a basement waterproofing company.

Mike Vecchione

It would be the Car Wash except for the year he spent teaching kids with emotional problems in a wealthy Philadelphia suburb.

Warren Holstein

Orange Julius

Lenny Marcus

Tech department for EDS on Wall St: the longest year of his life.

Jon Fisch

Pouring beers at a ski lodge before he’d ever had one and subsequently getting a lot of complaints because of the excessive foam.

Thanks for stopping by Eighty-Second & 2nd.  Come back next week when we ask another Question of the Night.  Or better yet, come in to the Club and see these acts live on stage.

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Question of the Night: 01/17/010

We’re watching the Golden Globes out in the lobby tonight.  And in honor of the awards, we asked the comics who their favorites are this year.

Q: Who are you rooting for to win a Golden Globe this year?

A:

Erik Rivera

Couples Retreat!

Tom Van Horn

The Hurt Locker (Drama) and The Hangover (Comedy)

Tina Giorgi

Avatar, and any other movie that makes people nauseous.

Jermaine Fowler

Inglorious Basterds

Bernadette Pauley

Dexter– not Michael C. Hall but Dexter himself.

Al Ducharme

The Golden Globes deserve their own Golden Globe.

Lenny Marcus

Modern Family or Glee

Judah Friedlander

The Jets!

Jon Fisch

The Larry Sanders Show, always

Kyle Grooms

Gabourey Sidibe, for Precious

Thanks for checking out Eighty-Second & 2nd this week.  We hope you’ll stop by the World Famous Comic Strip Live sometime soon!

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Question of the Night 01/03/010

(That’s not a typo.  That’s what I’m calling 2010.)

The New Year rang in with laughter here at the World Famous Comic Strip Live.  And now that things are settling down a bit, we’re back to talking to comics on Sundays, with our weekly installment of Question of the Night.  In honor of ‘o10,

Q: What are your resolutions for the year?

A:

Erik Rivera

…to keep being awesome but get better results.

Mike Burton

…a career in ’10!

Jermaine Fowler

… to create quality material/work harder.

Tim Young

“…talk less”

Lenny Marcus

…some new material!

Jordan Rock

…to keep working and telling jokes.

Ryan Reiss

…to make his enemies pay.

Mike Vecchione

…get better

Ross Bennett

…to do more material involving his bowel movements

Bernadette Pauley

…to have 1/2 as much fun on stage as she has with her dog.

It’s going be a good year/decade, and we hope you’ll visit the Comic Strip sometime soon!

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Question of the Night: 12-20-2009

Last Sunday, the Word Famous Comic Strip Live hosted its world famous holiday party here at the club.  Some photos are still trickling in, so keep an eye out for the evidence photos.

We may or may not still be recovering here at Eighty-second and 2nd.  So, instead of a weekly installment of Question of the Night, come back regularly this week to see what holidays and life events your favorite comics have missed in order to perform.

To get us started, here’s tonight’s host, Dean Obeidallah’s answer:

Last year he performed on Thanksgiving in London.  Not only do they not celebrate, they didn’t seem very grateful for his sacrifice.

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