LOCAL BOY MAKES GOOD!
Last night, Comic Strip Live! favorite Jon Fisch took the stage at the Ed Sullivan Theatre and in typical Jon Fisch fashion, he hit it out of the park!
Making his network television debut on CBS’ “The Late Show with David Letterman,” Jon Fisch joined the echelon of amazing comedians who have been invited to perform on this, the most prestigious of stages.
To find out when you can see Jon live, check out our schedule.
We’ve got two heapin’ helpings of podcast on our hands! This week, Jon Fisch, Dan Allen and special guest co-host Moody McCarthy sit down to interview Comic Strip favorite, the great William Stephenson!
William shares his stories from his days working around the city (in every sense of the word) and dives into everything Comic Strip, from making an informational video regarding rules of “the light,” to our famous 50 hour stand up marathon show he hosted solo, to once actually getting banned from the club!
William is a staple here at the World Famous Comic Strip Live! and has been seen on HBO’s The Chris Rock Show, Def Comedy Jam, the film Pootietang, and most recently was a featured performer on FX’s new hit sitcom Louie.
Check it out!
Part One | Part Two
Keep listening to and supporting great New York City stand up comedy! And as always keep your bookmarks locked here at Eighty-Second & 2nd!
It’s fun to see some of our favorite comics on TV. To catch up with them via podcast, check out In the Tank with Jon Fisch.
Congratulations, Laurie Kilmartin! Listen to her taping with Jon, Dan, and Shaki HERE.
And visit her website HERE.
We’ll be posting more vintage Tank episodes as the season progresses, so stay tuned!
This Wednesday and Thursday night, catch one of the hottest acts on the New York City scene, the hilarious host of the popular podcast In the Tank: Jon Fisch!
A long-time friend of the club, this Boston area native is always a crowd favorite at the Comic Strip Live! due to his honesty and ability to make realistic connections with the audience.
Never one to shy away from topic once broached, Fisch was voted the audience favorite on his season of the hit NBC program Last Comic Standing. He has also performed on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and is in the elite class of comedians to have done comedy at both the Aspen AND Montreal Comedy Festivals.
Fisch is in a class all of his own and the best place to catch him is live at the World Famous Comic Strip!
To find out when Jon will be appearing next at the Strip, be sure to keep an eye on our calender page!
It’s a two-parter with guest Christian Finnegan. I waited to post them together because the new season of LOST has reminded how much I hate cliffhangers.
Christian is a staple on Comedy Central, VH1, and at the World Famous Comic Strip Live. You should check out his recent DVD, Au Contraire, and our schedule to find out the next time he’ll be on stage at the Comic Strip.
To listen both parts of the podcast, click below.
PART ONE | PART TWO
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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!