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Mike Vecchione KILLS IT on The Tonight Show!

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So, we know this happened a few weeks ago, but we JUST found the link to the video online, so its about time that we post the clip of our good buddy and club favorite MIKE VECCHIONE making his debut on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (that was QUITE the long sentence!).

WATCH MIKE ON THE TONIGHT SHOW HERE!!!

Congrats Mike!

Come check out Mike at the Comic Strip Live!

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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 01/03/010

(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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Tonight at the Comic Strip: Mike Vecchione!

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Tonight on both or 8:30 as well as our 10:30 shows, the Comic Strip Live! is proud to welcome club favorite Mike Vecchione!

The Philadelphia native, who has appeared on Comedy Central’s “Fresh Face Debate ’08″ and was featured on Live at Gotham was just last month the winner of the coveted “People Choice Award” at the recent New York Comedy Festival. Mike will be in Los Angeles in accept the award in early 2010. But before he goes out west, check him out at the Comic Strip Live!

Tickets are available for both shows, but advance reservations are recommended to guarantee a seat.

To find out when you can see Mike again, be sure to check out our online schedule!

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Lobby Life!

Its been a few weeks since the last installment, but we here at Eighty Second & 2nd have snapped up a fresh crop of photos for our favorite Monday tradition: Lobby Life!

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D.C. Benny catches up with Angry Bob with Pat Dixon and Ross Bennett share a conversation in the background.

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Dan Naturman, Joe Matarese, Lee Camp, Ray Ellin, J.R. Ravitz and Modi enjoyed a meeting of the minds this past Thursday.

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After a pair of hilarious sets, Jon Fisch and Marina Franklin spend some time by the podium.

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Bill McCarty, Ross Bennett, Lenny Marcus, Nore Davis and Mike Vecchione huddle around the podium while Dan Allen comes out of the green room.

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This past Friday night, star of NBC’s 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live, Tracy Morgan came by the club to see friends (pictured here with club booker, J.R. Ravitz)

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Question of the Night (9/06/09)

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?

A:

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.

Brian McFadden

I love St. Patrick’s Day because there’s no actual pressure to be funny when the crowd is so drunk.

Jermaine Fowler

Friday night, because everyone is excited for the start of the weekend

Tim Young

It used to be Mondays when there was no cover.  But now he just takes each new audience as he meets them.

Warren Holstein

Either Friday or Saturday night, always

Mike Vecchione

#1: Saturday, #2 Friday, #3 Sunday, #4 Thursday

Ryan Reiss

I know everyone says Friday or Saturday, but I like a solid Sunday night crowd.

Lenny Marcus

Either the 1st or 2nd show on a Saturday night.  Anyone who says anything else is kidding themselves, but not in the funny way.

Sherrod Small

Saturday and Thursday

Kyle Grooms

Saturday

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.



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Question of the Night (8/23/09)

In an attempt to learn more about the comics that grace the stage here at the World Famous Comic Strip Live, I ask a Question of the Night each Sunday.  Tonight, the question focused on the dreams each comic had before living the dream of a professional comedian.

Q; When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A:

Host, Bill McCarty

A Costumed Superhero, like his favorite caped crusader Batman

Jermaine Fowler

A Filmmaker, especially after seeing The Rock

Buddy Bolton

Always a Comedian

Mike Vecchione

A Writer/Businessman/Lawyer

Marina Franklin

A Clown and then a Writer

Al Ducharme

An Actor

Colin Kane

A DJ

Dustin Ybarra

An Actor

Jon Fisch

A Basketball Player

Don Jamieson

A Baseball Player– He always wanted to play for the Mets, and now, he’d probably make the team.

Check back each week for a new Question of the Night.  And, if there are any questons that you’d like to have answered, leave them in the comments below!

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Question of the Night (08/16/09)

In honor of National Tell a Joke Day, here is the Question of the Night for tonight,

August 16, 2009:

Q: What was the first joke you learned as a child?

A:

Host, Barry Weintraub

A German commander of a POW camp said to his prisoners, “I have good news and I have bad news.  The good news is, after 5 years, you get a change of underwear.  The bad news is, you have to change with him, you with him, and on and on…

Brian McFadden

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Rob Cantrell

Remember the ‘fake-pull-off-your-thumb’ trick?  Rob’s Uncle James showed him then taught him how to do it when he was a kid!

Mike Destefano

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Lenny Marcus

By Henny Youngman: “I went to the doctor, and he told me I’m too skinny.  I said, ‘I want a second opinion.’ And he said, “Sure. you’re ugly, too*.”

Jermaine Fowler

From The Simpsons when Homer visits NYC:

Homer: What do you have to drink?

Street Vendor: We have Mountain Dew and crab juice.

Homer: Eww… I’ll take the crab juice.

Mike Vecchione

*

Warren Holstein

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Ryan Reiss

* Maybe something about He-Man?

*For the most part, these guys learned dirty jokes as kids.  But, have no fear, the pictures link to their websites, where you can find their new material and celebrate National Tell a Joke Day with the line-up from the World Famous Comic Strip Live!

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