If you are a fan of the history of comedy and The Comic Strip especially, you have probably heard the story of that magical night that Eddie Murphy walked into The Comic Strip, met Chris Rock and history was made. But outside of the 100 or so who were in the club that night, you were never able to witness it firsthand.
Thanks to some wonderful animationg by the team at TWIRI Sports and narration by the man himself Chris Rock, we can all now watch the historical comedy event transpire.
Look what long-time friend decided to swing by the Comic Strip Live! tonight for our 8pm show…
Friday night, millions of New Yorkers sat in their tiny apartments trying to find a great comedy to watch on TV or Netflix when little to their knowledge, one of the biggest comedy stars in the world was dropping in unannounced at the Comic Strip Live!
On Friday night, our 8pm audience was delighted by the unexpected, but always appreciated Chris Rock! Chris has been making his rounds around town the last few weeks and has stopped by the club regularly. Will he be back tonight? I guess you better come by to find out!
This morning, The Comic Strip Live! and our close friend Chris Rock got shouted-out in the legendary Page Six section of the New York Post
The article speaks about the upcoming Comic Strip retrospective book “35 Years of The Comic Strip: The Greatest Comedy Club of All-Time” written by club-owner Richie Tienken & comedy writer Jeffrey Gurian. Chris wrote the forward for the book while he was in Cannes.
We’ll give you more information about the book and where you can get it when its released!
Back in the early days of Eighty Second & 2nd, we posted this great old short documentary based on a (at the time) struggling up-and-coming stand up comedian named Chris Rock. Well the video has started to make the rounds again around the internet and we thought help get it back out there again! Watch Chris perform some of his original act on stage at the Comic Strip Live! and get interviewed standing out in front of the club.
A fun little note on the clip, is the video of Chris performing stand up on stage was taped by another longtime friend of the Strip, 30 Rock‘s Judah Friedlander!
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!
Attention New Yorkers:
Yes, the heat is sweltering. Air conditioners are blowing fuses left and right and the price for a bag of ice is around what you would usually be paying for a gallon of gas! But fear not, loyal able-bodied citizens of Gotham: The Comic Strip Live is here!
Swing on by the Strip all week long to take advantage of the official clubhouse of cool. We’ve got cold beer, a powerful A.C. and the only thing hot is the action on stage! Check out our line-ups if you don’t believe me!
We’ve been getting a lot of unannounced, unscheduled drop-ins recently. Chris Rock, Louis CK, Bill Burr, Jake Johannson, Tommy Johnagin, Bill Bailey, Judah Friedlander, Mike Birbiglia, Brian Kiley and more have all shown up to work out jokes before our stunned and delighted crowds in recent months. The Comic Strip is really THE place to be to see the best stand up comedy in New York City.
Come out to the Comic Strip Live tonight! To make a reservation call 212-861-9386 or buy your tickets online!