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Lenny Marcus performing tonight on David Letterman!

Long-time favorite at the World Famous Comic Strip Live! Lenny Marcus will be making his debut on CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman” tonight at 11:30pm on CBS.

One of the hardest working, most authentic comics in the game today, Marcus will be making his debut on the heralded late night program.

Tune in to watch Lenny shine tonight on CBS!

Congratulations Lenny! You’ve earned it!

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Doing It The Right Way: Joe Machi


Set your DVR’s!

One of the brightest new talents to come out of the Comic Strip lobby in years, Joe Machi will be making his network television debut on NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” tonight!

Joe Machi is a true workhouse. Machi’s New York comedy origins actually began as a student in D.F. Sweedler’s Comedy Writing Workshop where he studied under Sweedler for 8 weeks. Each week, he would write his jokes, come to class, read them aloud to the room and work to help himself and others get better at following their dream. Sweedler still teaches this class (which has produced talents such as Rob Riggle, Sam Morril, David Baker and more!). Keep your eye on this blog for upcoming class registration info!

Following the class, Machi worked hard, grinding it out and hard and seemingly hopeless open mics around the northeast for years, finally getting to the point where the bookers at the Comic Strip felt like he has earned his place and passed him to perform as a member of the “Late Night” roster.  Late Night is an after-show where he and other younger acts would hang out all night in the lobby and after all of the scheduled performers were done, he would get a chance to entertain whatever audience was left. Going up on stage for 5 minutes in front of depleted crowds who had just watched over 3 hours of the best stand up in New York City is a tough task for anyone. But Machi persisted, coming in four times a week for almost four years, perfecting his craft to this point he was undeniable.

He won the New York Underground Comedy Festival’s “Emerging Comedian” award, began receiving spots at many of the major clubs in town and on December 16th, 2009, Machi realized one of the biggest dreams he had when he moved to New York City: he auditioned and “passed” for regular paid spots at The Comic Strip.

Since then Machi has been a regular on the Strip’s stage, delighting our capacity crowds nightly. Tonight’s appearance on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” is a testament to what being a good, hard-working person can bring.  Joe Machi is a guy who has never taken short-cuts, gotten worn down by industry slights or become victimized by being unfairly passed-over. He is a consummate professional who has put in the time and is deserving of the accolades that he is receiving.

Congratulations Joe. We are all incredibly proud of you.


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Watch Nore Davis KILL IT on “The Ruckus!”


One of the best and brightest stars at The Comic Strip Live! made his television debut last night when Nore Davis performed on Comedy Central’s Russell Simmons Presents: The Ruckus!

The full-clip isn’t online yet, but check out this short sample from Nore’s set that has Def Jam found Russell Simmon’s roaring with laughter from his seat!

Nore Davis on The Ruckus!

To find out when you can catch Nore Davis life, keep an eye on our schedule!

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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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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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Watch Dan Naturman on Letterman last night!

Last night, one of the Comic Strip Live‘s favorite stand up comedians Dan Naturman made his return to the famed Ed Sullivan Theater to perform his craft on CBS’s “The Late Show with David Letterman.”

Check it out!

Congratulations again Dan!

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