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After the Show…there is MORE SHOW!

You’ve heard of “Late Night” correct?


After the full roster of hilarious stand up talent comes off stage, more stand up comedy can be found during the Comic Strip Live!‘s famous Late Night show! Late Night is an amazing opportunity to watch some of the clubs finest talent tightening up new material as well as a place for some of the clubs new talent to get additional stage time and exposure.

Many of our clubs talents use Late Night’s short spots (each comic on Late Night does 5 minute sets) to work out sets for upcoming TV appearances.  Earlier just this month, comedian competitors from NBC’s Last Comic Standing worked out and smoothed out the edges on their new sets during Late Night!

Tonight’s Late Night show featured: Owen Bowness, D.F. Sweedler, Gladys Simon, Sam Morril, Joe Machi, Adam Cozens, Joe Rocha, Andrew Mitchell, Maryelle Turner, Jordan Rock and more! With each comic only doing 5 minutes, there is guaranteed to be a comic coming up that will tickle your fancy. So stick around!

Even when you think the show can’t get much better, it does. With Late Night.

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Question of the Night 01/03/010

(That’s not a typo.  That’s what I’m calling 2010.)

The New Year rang in with laughter here at the World Famous Comic Strip Live.  And now that things are settling down a bit, we’re back to talking to comics on Sundays, with our weekly installment of Question of the Night.  In honor of ‘o10,

Q: What are your resolutions for the year?


Erik Rivera

…to keep being awesome but get better results.

Mike Burton

…a career in ’10!

Jermaine Fowler

… to create quality material/work harder.

Tim Young

“…talk less”

Lenny Marcus

…some new material!

Jordan Rock

…to keep working and telling jokes.

Ryan Reiss

…to make his enemies pay.

Mike Vecchione

…get better

Ross Bennett

…to do more material involving his bowel movements

Bernadette Pauley

…to have 1/2 as much fun on stage as she has with her dog.

It’s going be a good year/decade, and we hope you’ll visit the Comic Strip sometime soon!

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Photos from last night’s Sunset Comedy Cruise!

Last night a sold-out boat enjoyed another successful and exciting Comic Strip Live Sunset Comedy Cruise!

Laughs were plentiful and the memories made were priceless as a boat-load of comedy fans took in the spectacular views and hilarious stand-up comedy that only the Sunset Comedy Cruise can produce.

Relive some of the magic from last night!


Host of the nights festivities William Stephenson greets guests as they check in prior to boarding the cruise.


Just in the nick of time! Comedian Vic Henley makes it to Pier 40 with minimal time to spare before kick-off!


Comedian J.J. Ramirez looks out over the water prior to the Sunset.


The eastern tip of New York’s beautiful skyline.

Comedians Sherrod Small and William Stephenson relax while Jordan Rock enjoys a night out on the water.


Comedian Sherrod Small entertains the sold-out boat with his high-energy brand of humor.

Comic Strip favorite Jermaine Fowler also took the night off so that he could check out the nightlife on the famous Sunset Comedy Cruise.

Jordan Rock admires Lady Liberty herself.

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Late Night @ the Comic Strip Live

The sign-up sheet

Late Night at theWorld Famous Comic Strip Live is a tradition that has been around almost as long as the Club itself.  Late Night—the portion of the show that occurs after the last act says goodnight—is the backbone of stand-up comedy.  It’s where seasoned veterans test out their new material.  It’s where the most promising new stand-ups hone their craft.  It is both the dues and the pay-out of comedy lore.

Dexter Stallworth and Jordan Rock

Every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday the Comic Strip hosts Late Night.  On each of these nights, up to eight comics jump on stage for a 5-minute spot, sometimes adding 40 minutes of bonus comedy to the regular show.

Joe Machi hopes to gain either a regular spot or a groupie from Late Night.

Of course, after a 2 ½ hour show, sometimes the audience is tired or has started to dwindle.  Late Night isn’t for the comic who is faint of heart.  It’s a first-come, first-served system that often requires arriving at 8:00 to ensure a spot on the line-up.  While the nightly routine is certainly a labor of love and the small crowds are “humbling,” it’s consensus that it’s worth it, “…without a doubt,” says Dexter Stallworth, a Late Night regular that comes in 2-3 nights a week.

Adam Cozens on Stage

Adam Cozens, another late-night regular, also performs around the City at bar shows and open mics, but he loves Late Night @ the Comic Strip because it’s a chance to perform in front of what he calls, “real people”, a crowd that isn’t entirely made up of comics and friends of comics, like at the ‘bringer’ shows (where comics must bring a certain number of audience members in order to go on stage).

Late Night offers its comics a great network for meeting other performers, networking with professionals, and workshopping jokes, but it all comes down to the 5 minutes on stage.  Joe Machi, a comic with three years of experience, says a good set basically boils down to whether or not the audience stays for it.

Jordan Rock says the key to Late Night is, "Get here early and pray."

Jordan Rock, a recent Southern implant to NYC, is using Late Night to, “broaden his act” so that it’s more appropriate for a big city crowd.  He comes in every night for Late Night, getting as much practice and exposure as he can.  He comes in to sign up on the list, grab some dinner, and play the waiting game.  Sometimes he watches the show; sometimes he works on his material.  He sums up Late Night best with, “Get here early and pray.”

Long-time comic DF Sweedler (far right) says he, "...never does a joke unless he's tested it at Late Night."

As audience members, remember the Late Night crew the next time you’re here.  Stick around for whichever of your favorite comics have decided to pop-in and work on their newest jokes, and catch a glimpse of the next generation of stand-up as they create their stage persona right in front of you.  The Comic Strip does a major service to the Industry by offering Late Night.  Among many other reasons, this is one of the things that makes this club legendary.


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Lobby Life!

If you are a comedy fan in New York City, there is no more exciting place to hang out than at the Comic Strip Live!

Along with being able to sit back and take in the best comedy show in town, you also gain unparalleled access to the best comedians in the business every night of the week as they hang out in the clubs world renown lobby. Upon just opening the door most nights of the week, your eyes will be greeted by some of the finest stand-up talent in America. No other club can offer you this level of personal interaction.

A veritable cavalcade of stars hold court in the lobby on this evening. Barry Weintraub, Jordan Rock, Dustin Ybarra, Geoff Kole, Kyle Grooms, Matt Jenkins and others know for good laughs and great company, The Comic Strip is the place to be.


Comic Strip favorite Brian Scott McFadden takes a peak into the showroom before his set.


Known as a “man of the people”, Joe Rocha hangs out by the bar to greet customers coming watch his stand-up before a Saturday night show.


Comedian Joe Machi shows where on the wall his future head-shot will align (alongside Comic Strip alums, Jerry Seinfeld, Susie Essman, Kathy Griffin, Colin Quinn, Jim Breuer and more)

Come by the Comic Strip Live! any night of the week to see for yourself!

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