At this years Rooftop Aspen Comedy Festival, many comedians who call the Comic Strip Live! home be in attendance. But two of the performers poised to make the most impact are club favorites Brian Scott McFadden and Jermaine Fowler.
Both McFadden and Fowler received invitations to attend the festival located in scenic Aspen, Colorado and will be performing in a wide range of shows throughout the four day festival. Jermaine Fowler will be hosting one of the nationally star-studded evening programs as well as performing a set at neighboring Steebs Comedy Club. Fowler already has been awarded one of the festival’s “Silver Nails” recognizing achievement in America’s best emerging underground comedy talent.
McFadden will perform throughout the festival as a feature attraction and will most definitely be garnering attention after his recent breakout year which has already included appearances on CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman and the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
In addition, club owner Robert Wachs will be on hand to present during a panel discussion on what it takes to make it from the comedy stage to the big screen. This topic is of constant discussion amongst those in the comedy community and Wachs expertise on the matter will certainly cause this event to be one of the big attractions of the festival.
And just when you didn’t think there could be any more, this years Rooftop Comedy Festival will also be the home of the debut of a new trailer for the documentary chronicling the history of the Comic Strip: Eat, Drink, Laugh.
Other notes of interest: club favorite Marina Franklin has been nominated for the festival’s Golden Shingle, which recognizes the most outstanding rising stand up comedy star.
The festival takes place June 9-13th in beautiful Aspen, Colorado.
To see Jermaine, Brian or Marina at the Comic Strip, be sure to keep an eye on our full schedule over at ComicStripLive.Com
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.
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.
Jermaine Fowler, D.F. Sweedler and Nore Davis in the lobby of the Comic Strip Live!
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!
Tonight at the World Famous Comic Strip Live!, our monthly COMEDY CALIENTE!
Tonight at the Strip, you will see Mark Vierra, Marina Franklin, Dustin Ybarra, Cory Fernandez, Gina Brillon, Angelo Lozado, Mike Britt, Jermaine Fowler, Wali Collins and more!
Come by the Comic Strip tonight for one of our favorite nights of the month: COMEDY CALIENTE!
This week’s Question of the Night takes a look into the impact a crowd can have on a comic. It’s a great night here at The World Famous Comic Strip Live, and our stellar line-up let us in on a few of the reasons they like a particular spot over another.
Q: What is your favorite (or least favorite) night to perform?
Jim Mendrinos, Host
Everybody is going to say Friday or Saturday, but I like the early part of the week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) to work out some new material.
I love St. Patrick’s Day because there’s no actual pressure to be funny when the crowd is so drunk.
Friday night, because everyone is excited for the start of the weekend
It used to be Mondays when there was no cover. But now he just takes each new audience as he meets them.
Either Friday or Saturday night, always
#1: Saturday, #2 Friday, #3 Sunday, #4 Thursday
I know everyone says Friday or Saturday, but I like a solid Sunday night crowd.
Either the 1st or 2nd show on a Saturday night. Anyone who says anything else is kidding themselves, but not in the funny way.
Saturday and Thursday
Come back next Sunday night for another installment of Question of the Night. If there’s a question you would like to have answered, leave it in the comment section below. And click on each picture above to check out the comics on their own cyber-turf.