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Question of the Night: 01/24/010

We’re back with another Question of the Night, a Sunday tradition here at the World Famous Comic Strip Live blog.

It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to become a comic, and it requires a lot of stamina to perform every night.  But at least it’s a job that each of our performers loves.  What’s really difficult is to go to the jobs that aren’t fun (and where you don’t get applause at the end).  So in honor of those gigs, tonight we’re asking:

Q: What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?

A:

Barry Weintraub

Telemarketing– it lasted about 2 days.

Kyle Grooms

Burger King, but it wasn’t that bad.

Pat Dixon

Stand-up Comedy– no joke!

Kevin Brennan

A busboy in Los Angeles (at a Rain Man age time in life that is way past the appropriate age for busboys).

Brian McFadden

It’s a tie between the airplane parts factory and the marketing for a basement waterproofing company.

Mike Vecchione

It would be the Car Wash except for the year he spent teaching kids with emotional problems in a wealthy Philadelphia suburb.

Warren Holstein

Orange Julius

Lenny Marcus

Tech department for EDS on Wall St: the longest year of his life.

Jon Fisch

Pouring beers at a ski lodge before he’d ever had one and subsequently getting a lot of complaints because of the excessive foam.

Thanks for stopping by Eighty-Second & 2nd.  Come back next week when we ask another Question of the Night.  Or better yet, come in to the Club and see these acts live on stage.

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Question of the Night (9/06/09)

This week’s Question of the Night takes a look into the impact a crowd can have on a comic.  It’s a great night here at The World Famous Comic Strip Live, and our stellar line-up let us in on a few of the reasons they like a particular spot over another.

Q: What is your favorite (or least favorite) night to perform?

A:

Jim Mendrinos, Host

Everybody is going to say Friday or Saturday, but I like the early part of the week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) to work out some new material.

Brian McFadden

I love St. Patrick’s Day because there’s no actual pressure to be funny when the crowd is so drunk.

Jermaine Fowler

Friday night, because everyone is excited for the start of the weekend

Tim Young

It used to be Mondays when there was no cover.  But now he just takes each new audience as he meets them.

Warren Holstein

Either Friday or Saturday night, always

Mike Vecchione

#1: Saturday, #2 Friday, #3 Sunday, #4 Thursday

Ryan Reiss

I know everyone says Friday or Saturday, but I like a solid Sunday night crowd.

Lenny Marcus

Either the 1st or 2nd show on a Saturday night.  Anyone who says anything else is kidding themselves, but not in the funny way.

Sherrod Small

Saturday and Thursday

Kyle Grooms

Saturday

Come back next Sunday night for another installment of Question of the Night.  If there’s a question you would like to have answered, leave it in the comment section below.  And click on each picture above to check out the comics on their own cyber-turf.



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Question of the Night (08/16/09)

In honor of National Tell a Joke Day, here is the Question of the Night for tonight,

August 16, 2009:

Q: What was the first joke you learned as a child?

A:

Host, Barry Weintraub

A German commander of a POW camp said to his prisoners, “I have good news and I have bad news.  The good news is, after 5 years, you get a change of underwear.  The bad news is, you have to change with him, you with him, and on and on…

Brian McFadden

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Rob Cantrell

Remember the ‘fake-pull-off-your-thumb’ trick?  Rob’s Uncle James showed him then taught him how to do it when he was a kid!

Mike Destefano

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Lenny Marcus

By Henny Youngman: “I went to the doctor, and he told me I’m too skinny.  I said, ‘I want a second opinion.’ And he said, “Sure. you’re ugly, too*.”

Jermaine Fowler

From The Simpsons when Homer visits NYC:

Homer: What do you have to drink?

Street Vendor: We have Mountain Dew and crab juice.

Homer: Eww… I’ll take the crab juice.

Mike Vecchione

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Warren Holstein

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Ryan Reiss

* Maybe something about He-Man?

*For the most part, these guys learned dirty jokes as kids.  But, have no fear, the pictures link to their websites, where you can find their new material and celebrate National Tell a Joke Day with the line-up from the World Famous Comic Strip Live!

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