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Question of the Night 05.16.10

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?

A:

Vic Henley

Glee

Pat Dixon

The Simpsons

Jermaine Fowler

SNL (even though he didn’t know it was last night…)

Bernadette Pauley

Real Housewives of New York (but it would be Dexter or something else less embarrassing during non-network Sweeps.  Promise.)

Lenny Marcus

Chuck

Buddy Bolton

Whale Wars

Warren Holstein

LOST (but he hopes it doesn’t jump the shark in the finale like Battlestar Galactica. And then he said, “I’m a nerd.”)

Christian Finnegan

Treme

Teddy Smith

Not a TV watcher, (against my best advice)

Ryan Reiss

Knotts Landing

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.

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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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Lobby Life!

A fresh batch is in! A lot of new and old friends have been hanging around the Comic Strip Live this last week.  Some of them were captured by the crafty photo crew here at Eighty-Second & 2nd!  More coming soon!

Happy Monday!

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It was full around the bar on Thursday when Andy Pitz, Andy Hendrickson, Sam Morril, Vic Henley, Jim David & Joe Machi decided to take in an evening at the Strip.

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Comic Strip legend Barry Berry visits old friend Barry Weintraub.

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Dexter Stallworth watches the game while Lenny Marcus, Ryan Reiss and Becky Donahue get prepare for their spots.

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Comic Strip original George Wallace dropped by on Thursday and Saturday night to see friends and perform hilarious stand-up, pictured here with Richie Tienken and Jeffrey Gurian.

To see the lobby (and some hilarious stand-up comedy) pick the best date for you and your friends on our schedule!

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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 (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

*

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

*

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

*

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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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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Question of the Night (08/09/09)

With such a fantastic line-up tonight here at the World Famous Comic Strip Live, this week’s Question of the Night focuses on the comics who inspired our stars before they were on-stage, when they were comedy fans just like you and me.

Q: Who was your first-ever favorite comedian?

A:


Host, Vic Henley

Richard Pryor

Andy Pitz

George Carlin and Rodney Dangerfield

Dustin Ybarra

Pablo Francisco

Christian Finnegan

Steve Martin

Jermaine Fowler

The Animaniacs and Rocco from Rocco’s Modern Life

Jon Fisch

Dennis Wolfberg

Don Jamieson

George Carlin

Ryan Reiss

Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy

Lenny Marcus

Jerry Seinfeld

Come see the long-lasting effects of the great comedians of the past on these great comics of today at 8:00 at the Comic Strip Live!  And stick around for some of tomorrow’s stars with Late Night @ CSL after the show!

Photos posted with permission.

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Question of the Night (8/02/09)

In honor of the opening weekend of Funny People and its cast of Comic Strip Live alumni, we asked the comics on tonight’s lineup,

What is your favorite movie about comedy?” and/or “What’s your favorite comedy film?

These are their answers:

Host Erik Rivera

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Comedian, a documentary by Comic Strip Live! Alum Jerry Seinfeld and currently The Hangover

Ryan Reiss

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Comedian and There’s Something About Mary

Bernadette Pauley
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Comedian

Tim Young

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Cheech and Chong’s Up in Smoke

“Hey man, if we’re going to wear uniforms, let’s all wear something different.”  – Tommy Chong

Steven Scott

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As a kid, it was definitely Airplane! And now as an adult, his favorite serious-funny movie is Forrest Gump.

Funny People is his favorite film exclusively about comedy.

Rob Cantrell

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Richard Pryor: Live and Smokin’ and Trading Places

Steve White

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Funny Bones with Jerry Lewis and Oliver Platt

Brian McFadden

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Richard Pryor Live in Concert and Gigli

Colin Kane

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Funny People

For some other movies about comedy recommended by the line-up, check out When Stand Up Stood Out, Punchline, Mr. Saturday Night, Man on the Moon, and King of Comedy.

Thanks for reading, and check back next Sunday for the next Question of the Night!

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