The Comic Strip Live! has for years been known as the premier place in the country to catch both established house-hold comedy names as well as the best new up-and-comers climbing the ranks of success. The current class of talent hanging around our lobby is no different.
Last night hilarious club favorite Joe Machi won the prestigious New York Underground Comedy Festival’s Emerging Comics Competition. This coveted award has led past winners to high-profile television work and has been the stepping stone to breaking out as the premiere comedians in the city.
A State College, PA native, Machi has been a member of the Comic Strip family for well over 3 years. This high honor is just another sign that the crafty and clever Machi is going to become a name to be reckoned with on the comedy scene, perhaps much quicker than we think.
Also, recent addition to the lobby, Sam Morril was in March crowned the champion of the New York City March Madness competition. In an NCAA-style bracketed head-to-head showdown, Morril bested 63 other competitors in a month-long stand up tournament. Morril’s bracket was stacked with big names on the comedy scene and to emerge victorious was an achievement not to be taken lightly. Congrats again, Sam.
Jamie Lee has also had a breakout year. Starting 2010 as a style critique for Life&Style Magazine, Jamie was featured as a talking head on the VH1 series Undateable and became a household face across the country after making it to the semi-finals on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. A native of Texas, Jamie is a marquee name in New York’s alternative comedy scene and has the talent and skill to be a major force in this business.
All three of these hilarious emerging comedians can be found performing on our Late Night show, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights at the Comic Strip Live! Be sure to see them, while you can still afford to!