This last week, many members of the Comic Strip Live! fraternity were featured in a New York Times article which covered the ever-increasing presence of stand up comedians finding themselves living in the Astoria neighborhood of Queens, New York. The article touched on the advantages for a comedian to live in Queens, the sense of community felt by being in a neighborhood chock full of comics and easily available access to the city and airports that comes with living in the traditionally Greek area.
Interviews with Comic Strip comedians Ted Alexandro, Tim Young, Dan Allen, Andy Hendrickson and Moody McCarthy were included and on the front page of the article, a great picture is features Alexandro, Young, Allen, Hendrickson, McCarthy, Dustin Chaffin, Jon Fisch, Ray Devito and many, many more.
To see the picture and read the online version of the article, click here.
If you want to check out any of the clubs Astoria-based comics, be sure to inspect the club calendar.
Thanks to Andy Hendrickson for the tip!
A fresh batch is in! A lot of new and old friends have been hanging around the Comic Strip Live this last week. Some of them were captured by the crafty photo crew here at Eighty-Second & 2nd! More coming soon!
It was full around the bar on Thursday when Andy Pitz, Andy Hendrickson, Sam Morril, Vic Henley, Jim David & Joe Machi decided to take in an evening at the Strip.
Comic Strip legend Barry Berry visits old friend Barry Weintraub.
Dexter Stallworth watches the game while Lenny Marcus, Ryan Reiss and Becky Donahue get prepare for their spots.
Comic Strip original George Wallace dropped by on Thursday and Saturday night to see friends and perform hilarious stand-up, pictured here with Richie Tienken and Jeffrey Gurian.
To see the lobby (and some hilarious stand-up comedy) pick the best date for you and your friends on our schedule!
Whenever New York’s stand-up comedy elite need to relax, have a laugh and just overall enjoy themselves, they can’t help but swing by the Comic Strip Live. Known as a hotbed for both up-and-coming young talent as well as established headliners, the Comic Strip prides itself on being a welcoming atmosphere for all of its talent. And when our top notch comedians aren’t on stage, they can be found socializing in the clubs well-renowned lobby. And with that, here is this week’s edition of “Lobby Life.”
Barry Weintraub catches the Lobby Life team in action as Dexter Stallworth listens in on a conversation between Jermaine Fowler and Andy Pitz.
Always quick to lend a punchline (or sometimes, just a punch) Stan Stankos and Andy Hendrickson help Joe Machi prepare for his set while DF Sweedler concentrates on the Yankees score.
After a long night of laughter-enducing, comedians Adam Cozens, Jermaine Fowler and Dustin Ybarra pose for a snapshot.
Incredibly funny comedienne Bernadette Pauley poses with three of the Comic Strip’s fabulous waitresses after her set.
Comic Strip original and long-time friend of the club Alan Combs poses by his old headshot during a recent visit to the club where it all started for him.
A lot of great comedy talent graced the Comic Strip Live this last week. A lot of our old friends came through to do sets and spend time in the lobby of the club that they all call “home”, the Comic Strip. Here is this weeks installment of Lobby Life.
A meeting of the minds occurred by our bar this last Wednesday when Ryan Reiss, Al Ducharme, Marina Franklin, Andy Hendrickson and Mike p. Burton got together.
Four of Thursday’s acts, Ted Alexandro, Judah Friedlander, J.J. Ramirez and Steve White converse about life in comedy. And baseball.
Veteran comedy writer D.F. Sweedler reflects on what makes a good comic alongside Stan Stankos, Joe Machi, Andy Hendrickson and Mike p. Burton.
A more subdued lobby allowed Judah Friedlander and Mike p. Burton to catch up over dinner with D.F. Sweedler and Matt Jenkins futhur discussed baseball.
Check back next Monday for another installment of Lobby Life!
And to see the lobby (and the comics within it) live in person, check out our schedule.