The show also features Dustin Ybarra (Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, the upcoming Matt Damon film “We Bought a Zoo“), Joseph Rocha (the film “Stand Up 360″, San Francisco Comedy Festival) and more.
To make your reservation (HIGHLY encouraged, this once-a-month showcase often sells out) please call (212) 861-9386
Ever wanted to learn how to write a quality stand up comedy routine? What better place to learn than at the Comic Strip Live! and who better to teach you than one of the masters: D.F. Sweedler.
One of the best joke-craftsmen around, Sweedler has been helping young and aspiring comedians develop their life stories into clever and orignal comedy pieces for years and starting on October 31st, D.F. has a new class beginning.
Notable alumni of Sweedler’s class include, Rob Riggle (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the films The Hangover, Step Brothers, The Other Guys), Joe Machi (Winner! New York Underground Comedy Festival Emerging Comic), Sam Morril (Winner! Laughing Skull Comedy Festival), David Baker (NBC’s The Tonight Show) and more!
D.F. has a new class starting on Monday, October 31st and registration has already begun! If you want to join the class, call (212) 861-9386 and ask for Jennifer.
Last night, towards the beginning of our Friday night 10:30 show, our host William Stephenson made an announcement that brought a lot of joy to their weekend crowd: “You’re next comedian has been seen on multiple sketches on Comedy Central’s ‘Chappelle’s Show’, please welcome Dave Chappelle!”
Dave went on to perform for close to an hour before our sold out weekend crowd. It was a blast having our old friend come by.
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At the Comic Strip Live!, we never put on small shows, but this weekend, we have particularly HUGE ones! Both Friday and Saturday night, or 8:30, 10:30 and 12:30am shows are jam-packed with talent!
Shows include the comedy of Paul Mecurio! David Baker! Marina Franklin! William Stephenson! Brian Scott McFadden! Sherrod Small! Mike Britt! Adam Cozens! Dustin Chaffin! Big Jay Oakerson! and more!
Emmy Award Winning writer for The Daily Show Paul Mecurio will be closing out both out 8:30 and 10:30pm shows on Friday
To make a reservation call (212) 861-9386
See you tonight!
One of the best comedians in the business, Pat Dixon will be performing on our 8:30 show tonight! Seen on Comedy Central, CBS’s The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, VH1, and heard on Sirius/XM Radio and the Bob & Tom Show, Dixon is one of the most versatile and ingenious joke writers working today.
Here is a quick clip of Pat working his magic on our stage.
To see the full line-up for tonight’s show, click here.
See you tonight!
Tonight! HUGE Sunday night show at the Comic Strip Live! Some of the best stand up comedy talent in the world will be on our stage this evening. Don’t miss out!
Along with Mike P. Burton, Warren Holstein, Teddy Smith, D.F. Sweedler, Dustin Chaffin and more, we are proud to present two of the most beloved stand up comics in America: Andy Pitz and Kelly MacFarland!
Andy Pitz (CBS Late Show with David Letterman, CBS’s Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson) and Kelly MacFarland (Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, NBC’s The Biggest Loser) will be performing on our 8:00pm show.
Call (212) 861-9386 to make a reservation today!
It’s Saturday night in New York City! And there is no place you’d rather be than the Comic Strip Live! Tonight we are offering three amazing shows offering the best stand up comedy talent in the world. Shows that include Marina Franklin, Dan Naturman, Sherrod Small, Big Jay Oakerson, Modi and many more! Including:
One of New York’s City’s most engaging and entertaining comics, Chuck Nice was a long-time regular on VH1’s “Best Week Ever” and has been used as a correspondent on all of the top news channels and radio shows. Nice will be performing tonight on our 8pm and 10:30 pm shows. To see a full list of the comics performing tonight (and all month) click here.
See you tonight!
The origins of what led to this photo being taken are unknown, but anyone with a knowledge of the history of the club can tell you: that is Ellen DeGeneres standing in front of the Comic Strip Live!’s stage. We have long have Ellen listed as one of our famous Alumni, but I hadn’t been able to track down any photographs of her around the club. Thanks to some great sleuthing by our friends at The San Francisco Gate, the picture can be dated at 1985.
I stumbled upon this picture in this great article about comedians that come out of the San Francisco comedy scene in the late 70’s/early 80’s by Peter Hartlaub. Fellow Strip alum mentioned in the article include Robin Williams and Bobby Slayton. Give it a look if you get a chance.
Hey Ellen, if you are out there reading this, I think its due time you come back and take a update your picture! You’ll love what they’ve done with the place!