Monthly Archives: January 2012

CHRIS ROCK does two sets at the Comic Strip last night!


The biggest stand up comedy star in the world and a long, long-time friend of the Comic Strip Live! Chris Rock, came by his old stomping ground last night to surprise and delight both our Saturday 8:00pm and 10:30pm shows!

Chris got his start performing stand up on stage and before that, he even worked as a busboy at the Strip!



Chris, as well as many other of our high-profile alumni (Louis C.K., Dave Chappelle, Bill Burr) has been known to drop-by at a moments notice. Who knows when he’ll be back?!? Maybe tonight? You better come by to find out!

Call (212) 861-9386 to make reservations!


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Todd Lynn R.I.P.

Today, the Comic Strip Live! received word that long-time friend of the club comedian Todd Lynn had passed away in Mississippi.


Todd’s comedic talent led him to appear on CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” NBC’s “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” BET’s “ComicView,” HBO’s “Bad Boys of Comedy” Comedy Central’s “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn” and had his own Comedy Central Presents half-hour special.  Lynn was also a talented actor appearing are a recurring character on Damon Wayans’ sitcom “My Wife and Kids” on ABC.

Our thoughts are with his family tonight.


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Jon Fisch makes his debut on Letterman!



Last night, Comic Strip Live! favorite Jon Fisch took the stage at the Ed Sullivan Theatre and in typical Jon Fisch fashion, he hit it out of the park!

Making his network television debut on CBS’ “The Late Show with David Letterman,” Jon Fisch joined the echelon of amazing comedians who have been invited to perform on this, the most prestigious of stages.

Congratulations Jon!

To find out when you can see Jon live, check out our schedule.

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Watch JON FISCH on “Late Show with David Letterman” Tonight!

It’s a banner day in Astoria!


Tonight, one of the Comic Strip Live‘s best friends (and a long-time supporter of our efforts over here at Eighty Second & 2nd) JON FISCH will be making his debut on the most coveted show that a comedian could appear on, CBS’s “The Late Show with David Letterman.”

A consummate professional, Fisch is one of the most entertaining and enjoyable comedians to watch anytime he is in a room. An alumni of NBC’s Last Comic Standing (where he was voted audience favorite!) and Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, Fisch headlines comedy clubs internationally and is the host of the popular NYC-based podcast In The Tank with Jon Fisch.  He was always appeared on NBC’s “The Apprentice” was hand-picked by Jerry Seinfeld to open for him.


To find out when you can catch Jon’s hilarious act live and in person, keep an eye on our schedule.

Congrats Jon! You’ve earned it buddy.

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We’re looking at YOU: comic in need of residence

Attention New York City!

As Blache Dubois so beautifully once said in the Bogart classic A Streetcar Named Desire, “I’ve always relied on the kindness of strangers.”  Now we’re not saying we’ve got Vivien Leigh to offer ya, but open up your ears for a moment.

A young comic from South America is currently staying in New York City, bouncing from couch to couch and is looking for something more stable until he leaves in April. A very kind, very funny young man, this comic is in the states for just a few short months and instead of having his sign a lease that he will just as quickly after to find a way out of, we are taking it to the streets! Friends, fans and family of the Comic Strip Live!, if you or anyone you know has an open room that they would like to rent a young comic who is staying in New York City for a few short months, please let yourself be known!

If you have any leads on a short-term room rental situation, call J.R. at the Comic Strip at (212) 861-9386.

Thanks everybody! You are the best friends a comedy club could ask for!

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Guess Who Dropped By The Comic Strip: KEVIN HART!


On Tuesday night, good friend of the Comic Strip Live! Kevin Hart walked through out famous doorways!

Hart, whose latest one hour special Laugh At My Pain, made its national television debut on Sunday, capped off his week in New York City by swinging by The Comic Strip! Accompanied on Tuesday by friend Jeffrey Gurian, Hart is one of the biggest comedy stars in the world right now, having starred in films that have grossed over $500 million!

Thanks for coming day Kevin! Be sure to check out Laugh At My Pain available for download on iTunes now!

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Tonight at the Comic Strip: Brian Scott McFadden!

Tonight at the Comic Strip Live!, one of our favorites Brian Scott McFadden!

Check out Brian performing on CBS’s The Late Show with David Letterman!

To see the entire line-up, check out tonight’s schedule.

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Watch Andy Pitz do his AMAZING Rodney Dangerfield impression!

Is there anyone better?


Earlier today, Comic Strip Live! favorite Andy Pitz just posted a clip from his jaw-dropping performance at the Comic Strip Christmas party doing his unbelievably perfect impression of Rodney Dangerfield.

A lot of comedians “do” Rodney, but Andy actually does RODNEY. Not an exaggeration of Rodney, or a caricature of him, but Andy sounds like Rodney actually sounded. No one does it as well as he does. Truly a one-of-a-kind talent.

Check out the clip, shot live on stage at our club.

And compare it with some classic Rodney footage.

Andy also recorded some bonus tracks of him doing Rodney jokes on his critically acclaimed sophomore album More Mr. Nice Guy.


To find out when you can see Andy Pitz live on stage at our club, keep an eye on the schedule page.

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