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?
SNL (even though he didn’t know it was last night…)
Real Housewives of New York (but it would be Dexter or something else less embarrassing during non-network Sweeps. Promise.)
LOST (but he hopes it doesn’t jump the shark in the finale like Battlestar Galactica. And then he said, “I’m a nerd.”)
Not a TV watcher, (against my best advice)
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.
ack on the favorites list–
Q: What’s your favorite book?
Confederacy of Dunces
Test Your Seinfeld IQ
Anything on Tape
Either The Art of War or The Edgar Allen Poe Collection
Me Talk Pretty One Day
The Wild Man’s Journey
The New Testament and Brave New World
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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).
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.
Host, DF Sweedler
The Economist (with absolutely no hesitation)
Check out the schedule at the World Famous Comic Strip Live then leave a question in the comments for next Sunday’s lineup.
…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?
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.”
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?
Telemarketing– it lasted about 2 days.
Burger King, but it wasn’t that bad.
Stand-up Comedy– no joke!
A busboy in Los Angeles (at a Rain Man age time in life that is way past the appropriate age for busboys).
It’s a tie between the airplane parts factory and the marketing for a basement waterproofing company.
It would be the Car Wash except for the year he spent teaching kids with emotional problems in a wealthy Philadelphia suburb.
Tech department for EDS on Wall St: the longest year of his life.
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.
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?
Tom Van Horn
The Hurt Locker (Drama) and The Hangover (Comedy)
Avatar, and any other movie that makes people nauseous.
Dexter– not Michael C. Hall but Dexter himself.
The Golden Globes deserve their own Golden Globe.
Modern Family or Glee
The Larry Sanders Show, always
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!
(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?
…to keep being awesome but get better results.
…a career in ’10!
… to create quality material/work harder.
…some new material!
…to keep working and telling jokes.
…to make his enemies pay.
…to do more material involving his bowel movements
…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!
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.