When the Comic Strip Live! opened in 1976, no one knew who or what our young crop of talented comics would develop into. Sure, we had Billy Crystal and Rodney Dangerfield hanging around and in time we would groom and provide the space for the likes of Eddie Murphy, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Louis C.K., Adam Sandler and countless more to grow. But all of those early days comics helped the club become what it is today.
Perhaps no comic personifies that era better than the great Joe Bolster. Starting at the Strip in one of our earliest eras, Bolster has since gone on to amazing success, appearing on “The Tonight Show,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” starred in his own HBO “One Night Stand” special, was the winner of Showtime’s “New York Laff Off” competition and served as a writer for “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Talk Soup,” The Oscars and more.
A seasoned joke-craftsman who in 2011 released his most recent comedy CD “You Didn’t Ask, But Here’s What I’m Thinking…” Bolster performs nightly to sold-out thousand seat theater venues as the requested opening act for Brian Regan.
Joe will be performing on our 8:30 who tonight. Tickets are still available. You don’t want to miss your opportunity to see one of the best in the business, Joe Bolster, live. Order your tickets online now!
One of the biggest and best comedians on planet earth, longtime friend of the Comic Strip Live, BRIAN REGAN stopped by the Strip last night to hang out following his “Late Show with David Letterman” taping.
Comic Strip favorite Joe Bolster, owner Richie Tienken, and Brian Regan last night in the lobby of the Comic Strip
Brian’s headshot from over 20 years ago still hangs in the lobby of the club and Brian will be quick to point out the first time he ever got on stage was at The Comic Strip’s old location in his native Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Brian sells out thousand-plus seat theater’s all across America based purely on his amazing stand-up. He has never has his own sitcom or film, but that hasn’t gotten in his way of becoming one of the biggest comedy stars in the world. Last night’s taping of Letterman was his 25th appearance on the show. Brian’s set will air tonight at 11:35 on CBS.
Q: If you could only subscribe to one magazine for the rest of your life, what would it be?
This is what our comics said tonight.
Host, DF Sweedler
The Economist (with absolutely no hesitation)
Check out the schedule at the World Famous Comic Strip Live then leave a question in the comments for next Sunday’s lineup.
Tonight at the World Famous Comic Strip Live!, the club is pleased to welcome two of the premier comedic wordsmiths in the game, Jeff Caldwell and Joe Bolster! Each with numerous television appearances to their names, both Caldwell and Bolster will be appearing on the club’s 8:00 pm Sunday night show.
If you can’t change your plans to make it in tonight but want to see Joe and Jeff again in the future, be sure to keep an eye on our schedule!
Hey comedy fans/nerds!
Want to find out when you favorite stand up comedians are going to be coming by the Comic Strip in February?
Tired of having to call every afternoon at 2pm to bug Tommy about who is on the show that night? Then check out the newly updated CALENDAR page!
The month of February, thought by some to be the BEST month to watch stand up comedy in New York City, is chock full of amazing, nationally headlining talent.
Comics who have appeared on HBO, Comedy Central, “The Tonight Show”, “The Late Show” and more including Gary Gulman, Rich Vos, Andrew Kennedy, Gregg Rogell, Chuck Nice, Rob Cantrell, Teddy Smith, Pete Dominick, Paul Mecurio, Christian Finnegan, Andy Pitz, Sherrod Small, Mike Britt, Pete Correale, Jeff Caldwell, Steve White, Dan Naturman, Ross Bennett, Joe Bolster, Cory Kahaney and many, MANY more nationally headlining acts will grace our stage during the month of February!
Come by and see what all the fuss is about! Enjoy a night at the Comic Strip Live!
About last night…
AMAZING show! Over 170 comedy fans turned out for what was much more than any seemingly ordinary mid-week comedy show! In addition to hilarious sets by Brian Scott McFadden, Ted Alexandro, Colin Kane, Joe Bolster, Al Ducharme and more, one of the evening many highlights was a special appearance by long-time friend of the Comic Strip Live!, the Roast Master General: Jeffrey Ross!
Jeffrey Ross, live on stage at the Comic Strip Live!, July 22nd, 2009
The now L.A.-based comic and Dancing with the Stars veteran was at the club to practice some of his witty zingers for the upcoming Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers. And oh man…he sure had some gems. Looking forward to watching!
The Comic Strip Live! has long been a second home for it’s alumni and has gained recognition for being a great place to catch an unexpected performer, like Jeff, live and in person. In the last year, the club has had unannounced performances by: Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, George Wallace, Caroline Rhea, Bill Burr, Jim Norton, Tony Rock, Greg Giraldo, Artie Lange, Mike Birbiglia & more. No night of the week gets you better odds of seeing your favorite comedian up close.
To try and guess when your comedy idol will pop in, check out the clubs calendar!
Doors open at 8:00pm. Showtime at 8:30.