This weekend, friend of the Comic Strip Live! Alphonso McAuley graced the front page of CNN.com as the cover-face for their story on the rise of “black nerd” culture.
McAuley is the star of the new FOX Network sitcom “Breaking In” and when in New York, is a regular at the Comic Strip. To read the full article, click here!
To find out when you can catch McAuley next, keep an eye on our schedule.
Time to start your morning off right!
Check out this clip that our friends over at Rooftop Comedy posted of one of our favorite acts here at the Comic Strip Live!, Jesse Joyce!
Click here to watch Jesse Joyce!
One of the freshest, funniest voices in stand up comedy returns to the Comic Strip Live! tonight when Phil Hanley (CBS’s Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Montreal Comedy Festival, Comedy Now!, Stop Podcasting Yourself) performs on our stage!
Possibly the best export to come out of Canada since Alan Thicke, Hanley will be gracing the stage on our 8:30pm show
To visit our full schedule, click here: Comic Strip Live! Schedule Page.
From the “who ever woulda thunk it” files –
Long-time friend and recent drop-in at the Comic Strip Live! legendary stand up comedian Dave Chappelle has officially joined Twitter!
Longtime cohort and collaborator (and Comic Strip regular) Neal Brennan broke the news Wednesday night. In less than an hour, Dave’s numbers jumped from the four he had at midday to nearly 20,000 and climbing as of this writing.
The famously private Chappelle has kept him public profile very limited in recent years. Could this first step back out into the public eye be a sign of things to come? Either way, we are all very much looking forward to what he has in store over on Twitter.
Follow Dave on Twitter at @ChappelleDavidK and while you are over there, follow us at @ComicStripLive
Our very own palatial Comic Strip Live! green room was added to the Tumblr Weblog Comedy Green Rooms today!
The blog gives a backstage peak into where all of your favorite Comic Strip acts retreat to gather their thoughts and prepare to go on stage at the Comic Strip. Every major comedy star of the last 35 years have walked down that hallway and out the door. Jerry Seinfeld, Eddie Murphy, Robin Williams, Adam Sandler, Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Paul Reiser, Louis CK, Aziz Ansari, Bill Burr and many, many more have made that walk! Every single part of our club is legendary!
Check out Comedy Green Rooms!
Yesterday, Comic Strip Live! favorite Myq Kaplan was featured in the national publication of record – The New York Times.
Kaplan taping his recent Comedy Central Presents half-hour special
The famed “grey lady” has been taking a liking to the art of comedy in recent months, even going as far as to establish a weekly comedy & humor column highlighting some of the best and brightest young stars in the city, as well as nationally.
This week’s article featured Mr. Kaplan and how a working comic’s joke is constantly evolving. From the first time he or she tells it on stage, to three hours later while performing your 4th set of the night, to two months later when you submit it to television, and even to months after that when it makes its debut on Conan. It was a fascinating read that not only allows the reader slightly into the hard-working comics psyche, but also lets you learn more about Myq Kaplan himself. Very inspirational and exciting. Give it a read!
To find out when you can catch Myq Kaplan when he is in town on our stage, keep an eye on our schedule!
March is now WELL upon us. And with that, there is no better time to plan your evening(s) at the Comic Strip than right now!
The full March 2012 line-up has been posted over at www.ComicStripLive.com. As all there will be premiere, world-class stand up comedy talent appearing at the club all month long. No night without a belly full of laughs.
Check out our full schedule and be part of the greatest comedy community in the city, The Comic Strip Live!