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Watch Ted Alexandro make his fourth appearance on Letterman!

Last night Comic Strip Live! favorite Mr. Ted Alexandro made his FOURTH appearance on CBS’ “The Late Show with David Letterman”

Check it out!

Great set Ted! Congrats!

To find out when you can see Ted next at the Comic Strip, keep an eye on our schedule.

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Looking Back at the Year 2011, part 6

AHH! I can’t believe 2011 is already on its way out! It was such a great year for all of our comedians! Let’s keep looking back at some of the moments that made this year so magical!

On Friday, February 11th, Comic Strip Live! favorite Ted Alexandro made his THIRD appearance on CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman.

Each time Ted does a TV set, he continues to one-up himself. Can’t wait to see what he has up his sleeve next!

To find out when you can see Ted Alexandro live on our stage, keep an eye on our schedule!

 

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Ted Alexandro & Andy Pitz Tonight!

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Tonight at the Comic Strip, two of the best modern joke-writers of our comedy generation, Ted Alexandro and Andy Pitz will be performing at the Comic Strip Live!

Both have performed on CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” as well as the “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” but tonight, you can catch them live on our intimate stage!

To buy tickets, check out our website at www.ComicStripLive.com or call (212) 861-9386 to make a reservation.

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The Queens of Comedy

This last week, many members of the Comic Strip Live! fraternity were featured in a New York Times article which covered the ever-increasing presence of stand up comedians  finding themselves living in the Astoria neighborhood of Queens, New York. The article touched on the advantages for a comedian to live in Queens, the sense of community felt by being in a neighborhood chock full of comics and easily available access to the city and airports that comes with living in the traditionally Greek area.

Interviews with Comic Strip comedians Ted Alexandro, Tim Young, Dan Allen, Andy Hendrickson and Moody McCarthy were included and on the front page of the article, a great picture is features Alexandro, Young, Allen, Hendrickson, McCarthy, Dustin Chaffin, Jon Fisch, Ray Devito and many, many more.

To see the picture and read the online version of the article, click here.

If you want to check out any of the clubs Astoria-based comics, be sure to inspect the club calendar.

Thanks to Andy Hendrickson for the tip!

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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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Highlights from this last week

New York City’s premier comedy club, the World Famous Comic Strip Live! enjoyed a big week this last week. Our featured comedians brought in packed crowds every night and many of our good friends came by the club to do surprise sets throughout the week.

Just proves to say, you never know WHO is going to show up at the Comic Strip!

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This last Tuesday and Thursday featured unannounced performances by 30 Rock star Judah Friedlander.

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Hilarious L.A.-based comedian Elon Gold surprised Thursday night comedy fans with a guest set.

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Fresh off of his recent “Late Night with David Letterman” performance, club favorite Ted Alexandro delighted crowds throughout the week.

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Host of Discovery Channel’s “Cash Cab” Ben Bailey did a great set on Friday night.

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The immensely talented Marina Franklin brought her unique brand of comedy to our stage all week.

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Gregg Rogell had two stand-out stand-up set on Friday night.

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Saturday Night Live alum and Comic Strip favorite Dean Edwards headlined our 12:30 Friday night show.

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Chappelle’s Show star Charlie Murphy came by our club on Wednesday and Thursday to have fun with the crowd.

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Tonight at the Comic Strip Live!: Dave Attell!

Tonight at the Comic Strip Live!, the star of Comedy Central’s Insomniac, Dave Attell!
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Dave will perform on our 8:00pm show this evening. He will be joined by Sherrod Small, Marina Franklin, James Smith and recent “Late Show with David Letterman” performer, Ted Alexandro.

Come by The Comic Strip Live tonight to see the best show in town!

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In the Tank with Jon Fisch

Jon Fisch is a New York Comedy scene staple.  And it’s not just because he’s so funny, which he is.  He is also a huge fan of comedy.  His twelve years of experience plus his passion for the craft of stand-up have combined to form In the Tank with Jon Fisch.

Jon, Dan Allen, and Dan Shaki joined forces in January to produce a podcast about the ins-and-outs of comedy, about the skill that goes into writing and performing, and about current developments in the New York and national scenes.  24 episodes later, what has evolved is an in-depth look at comedy from a fun and informative angle that has been overlooked in the past.

I got to talk with Jon as he prepared this week’s episode (Episode 124 ), and he lamented the fact that there’s, “… so many things people still don’t understand about stand-up.”  With each new installment of In the Tank, however, this group has been able to shed some light on the behind-the-scenes side of the comedy world by swapping stories and interviewing a different comic each episode for his or her ideas on anything from comedy movies to stage-time to stage-wear.  Jon said that it’s geared towards those of you in a club audience who come up (or want to come up) after a show with questions about being a comic.  But even if you don’t have the desire to ever get on stage yourself, it’s also a really great resource for learning about some of your favorite comedians.  Some past guests include Todd Barry, Ted Alexandro, and Laurie Kilmartin, to name a few.  For a complete list of past Tank guests, check out the episode log HERE.

For those of you who have listened to the show before, you already appreciate the mix of perspectives that Jon, Dan, and Shaki bring to each interview.  Jon is the host of the show; and like a host on any given night at the Comic Strip Live, he focuses on the guests and the over-all tone and pace of the episode.  Dan is “Producer Dan” and, as well as taking on responsibilities off-air, is able to add his own anecdotes from his twelve-year career into the conversation.  Shaki, as a newer comic, infuses his enthusiasm and humor into questions and comments throughout each new episode.  The result is a show over-flowing with true-life stories, fun interviews, a lot of talking about getting laughs, and, of course, a lot of laughs themselves.

Again, to listen to this week’s episode with Hannibal Buress, Right-click the link below to download the mp3 file:
Episode 124 | Hannibal Buress
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To subscribe to the In The Tank podcast and have each episode automatically downloaded to your iTunes account, click the icon below.

Next week’s show will be taped in the showroom at the Comic Strip Live, and the guest will be Vic Henley.  Check back on Friday for some pictures of the shoot!  And don’t forget to join the Facebook group for In the Tank with Jon Fisch for all the latest updates about the show.

Posted with permission by the In the Tank cast/crew.

Logo credit: Paul Oddo (http://pauloddo.com)

In the Tank Theme: Mark Douglas (http://www.markdouglascomedy.com/)

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