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After the Show…there is MORE SHOW!

You’ve heard of “Late Night” correct?

NO?!?!

After the full roster of hilarious stand up talent comes off stage, more stand up comedy can be found during the Comic Strip Live!‘s famous Late Night show! Late Night is an amazing opportunity to watch some of the clubs finest talent tightening up new material as well as a place for some of the clubs new talent to get additional stage time and exposure.

Many of our clubs talents use Late Night’s short spots (each comic on Late Night does 5 minute sets) to work out sets for upcoming TV appearances.  Earlier just this month, comedian competitors from NBC’s Last Comic Standing worked out and smoothed out the edges on their new sets during Late Night!

Tonight’s Late Night show featured: Owen Bowness, D.F. Sweedler, Gladys Simon, Sam Morril, Joe Machi, Adam Cozens, Joe Rocha, Andrew Mitchell, Maryelle Turner, Jordan Rock and more! With each comic only doing 5 minutes, there is guaranteed to be a comic coming up that will tickle your fancy. So stick around!

Even when you think the show can’t get much better, it does. With Late Night.

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D.F. Sweedler Has a Posse

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Jermaine Fowler, D.F. Sweedler and Nore Davis in the lobby of the Comic Strip Live!

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D.F. Sweedler’s Stand Up Comedy School is back in session!

It’s that time again:

DF Sweedler’s Comedy Class begins a new session on February 22, 2010. For 8 weeks, the class will meet on Mondays at 5:45. For only $375, you can study with the same teacher as some of our great Comic Strip Live alumni!

For more information, or to reserve your spot, call 212-861-9386 and ask for Jennifer.

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New Episode of “Did You Hear The One About…”

Happy Monday!

Your favorite weekly featured guest column (that we are re-printing with permission) “Did You Hear The One About…” is back!

Now in her second week as a student in D.F. Sweedler‘s Comic Strip Live! comedy writing class, writer Anne Richmond is facing her fears and tackling how to be funny…by NOT being funny. Confused? Maybe you should read the article!

The 2nd entertaining episode of “Did You Hear The One About…” is now online and ready for your reading pleasure.  Leave comments for Anne on the page!

And if YOU would like more information on taking D.F.’s comedy class, sign-up’s for the next unit of the class has now begun!

To find out when you can see The Strip’s comedy sensei’ Sweedler, live and in person, check out our schedule.

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Comedy Class

Have you ever sat in the show room at the Comic Strip Live! and pictured yourself on the stage?

Well, now’s your chance!

The Comic Strip Live Comedy Class is starting again on Monday, September 14.  The course is taught by Comic Strip regular D.F. Sweedler, who has written for The Late Show with David Letterman, who has appeared on Comedy Central, The Today Show, and A&E, and who has been written up in The New York Times and Reader’s Digest.

The class is held on Mondays from 5:45-7:45, and it lasts 8 weeks.  The cost is $375.00.  For information, call Jan M-F at 212-861-9386.  As a member of the class, you will receive writing tips, stage practice, and free admission to the club Sundays-Thursdays (excluding holidays and special events).  Past graduates have gone on to write for Saturday Night Live, perform in infomercials and on TV, and earn spots on our Late Night roster.

Call now to reserve your spot!

and Good luck!

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Lobby life!

Whenever New York’s stand-up comedy elite need to relax, have a laugh and just overall enjoy themselves, they can’t help but swing by the Comic Strip Live. Known as a hotbed for both up-and-coming young talent as well as established headliners, the Comic Strip prides itself on being a welcoming atmosphere for all of its talent. And when our top notch comedians aren’t on stage, they can be found socializing in the clubs well-renowned lobby.  And with that, here is this week’s edition of “Lobby Life.”

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Barry Weintraub catches the Lobby Life team in action as Dexter Stallworth listens in on a conversation between Jermaine Fowler and Andy Pitz.

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Always quick to lend a punchline (or sometimes, just a punch) Stan Stankos and Andy Hendrickson help Joe Machi prepare for his set while DF Sweedler concentrates on the Yankees score.

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After a long night of laughter-enducing, comedians Adam Cozens, Jermaine Fowler and Dustin Ybarra pose for a snapshot.

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Incredibly funny comedienne Bernadette Pauley poses with three of the Comic Strip’s fabulous waitresses after her set.

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Comic Strip original and long-time friend of the club Alan Combs poses by his old headshot during a recent visit to the club where it all started for him.


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Lobby life!

A lot of great comedy talent graced the Comic Strip Live this last week. A lot of our old friends came through to do sets and spend time in the lobby of the club that they all call “home”, the Comic Strip.  Here is this weeks installment of Lobby Life.

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A meeting of the minds occurred by our bar this last Wednesday when Ryan Reiss, Al Ducharme, Marina Franklin, Andy Hendrickson and Mike p. Burton got together.

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Four of Thursday’s acts, Ted Alexandro, Judah Friedlander, J.J. Ramirez and Steve White converse about life in comedy. And baseball.

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Veteran comedy writer D.F. Sweedler reflects on what makes a good comic alongside Stan Stankos, Joe Machi, Andy Hendrickson and Mike p. Burton.

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A more subdued lobby allowed Judah Friedlander and Mike p. Burton to catch up over dinner with D.F. Sweedler and Matt Jenkins futhur discussed baseball.

Check back next Monday for another installment of Lobby Life!

And to see the lobby (and the comics within it) live in person, check out our schedule.

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