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Who is Chris Rock?


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!

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Marina Franklin performs on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson!


Last night, Comic Strip Live! regular Marina Franklin performed on CBS’s “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson!” Marina is a long-time favorite at the Comic Strip who proudly calls the Strip her home club. A Chicago native, Marina comically shares stories of her life, relationships and living in a 2011 Harlem in her set.

Check it out!

Congratulations Marina! If you would like to catch Marina live, and we highly recommended that you do, be sure to find out when she can be found on our stage by taking a look at our schedule.

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Louis Ramey this weekend!


This weekend at the Comic Strip Live!, we are proud to welcome back Louis Ramey! Louis is a former finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” as well as someone who has appeared on The Tonight Show and his own Comedy Central special “Comedy Central Presents: Louis Ramey.

Louis will be appearing on our Friday 8:30 show, our Saturday 8pm and 10:30 shows and our Sunday 8pm show.

Check out Louis below and then come out to see him this weekend at the Comic Strip Live!

To see our full line-up of acts for the weekend (and beyond), check out our schedule page

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Congratulations to Ben Bailey!

A hearty round of congratulations is due to long-time friend of the Comic Strip Live! Ben Bailey on winning his 2nd consecutive Daytime Emmy Award for hosting the popular Discovery Channel program Cash Cab.  Bailey was nominated in the category of  “Best Game Show Host,” the fifth time he has been awarded for his hard work with a nomination.


Bailey recently released his new one-hour stand up special “Road Rage & Accidental Ornithology” which is currently airing on Comedy Central.  Check out a sneak peek!

Congratulations Ben!


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Watch Ted Alexandro’s “Kiss Our American Ass!”

He’s done it again.

One of the greatest comedic minds working today, Comic Strip Live! favorite Mr. Ted Alexandro has released a new country/hip-hop music video. Along with Hollis James, three-time Letterman performer represents the U.S of A to the fullest with this hilarious, patriotic anthem. Kick off your summer right, by watching this great video!

Here is a short clip of Ted working his magic on stage at the Comic Strip!

Great work Ted!

If you want to find out when you can catch Mr. Ted Alexandro live, keep an eye on our schedule.

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Orny Adams: Takes the Third – October 29th


On October 29th at 11:30pm, long-time friend of the Comic Strip Live, Orny Adams will debut his brand new one-hour stand up special on Comedy Central.

Looking forward to it, Orny!

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Is Strip alum Eddie Murphy returning to stand up?

A Comic Strip original, Eddie Murphy has been making the TV circuit this last week promoting his role in the upcoming Shrek film. On every couch he has visited he hasn’t shied away from his long-running passion to end his career where it all began: on the stand up stage.

As anyone familiar with Eddie’s career would tell you, he started performing stand up on 2nd Avenue in between 81st and 82nd streets at the home of New York comedy, The Comic Strip Live! If Eddie really does return to the stage, will he be coming back to his home club? Its too early to tell and he has returned tight-lipped on the whole thing, but it wouldn’t take much of an imagination to picture Eddie back on the stage where he first honed his craft.

Here is a clip of Eddie on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Credit for finding the clip goes out to our own little Murph-in-the-making, Jermaine Fowler!

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Michael Kosta’s Tonight Show debut!

Last night (which was a Friday), friend of the Comic Strip Live! Michael Kosta made his Tonight Show with Jay Leno debut.

And guess what? He did GREAT!

A Michigan native and successfully working road comedian, whenever Mike is in New York, you can be sure to find him at the Comic Strip!

Take a look at his set from last night: Michael Kosta on the Tonight Show!

To find out when you can see Michael next at the Comic Strip, check out our schedule every day!

Congrats Mike!

Thanks for the heads up, The Comics Comic!

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