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?
Telemarketing– it lasted about 2 days.
Burger King, but it wasn’t that bad.
Stand-up Comedy– no joke!
A busboy in Los Angeles (at a Rain Man age time in life that is way past the appropriate age for busboys).
It’s a tie between the airplane parts factory and the marketing for a basement waterproofing company.
It would be the Car Wash except for the year he spent teaching kids with emotional problems in a wealthy Philadelphia suburb.
Tech department for EDS on Wall St: the longest year of his life.
Pouring beers at a ski lodge before he’d ever had one and subsequently getting a lot of complaints because of the excessive foam.
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We’re watching the Golden Globes out in the lobby tonight. And in honor of the awards, we asked the comics who their favorites are this year.
Q: Who are you rooting for to win a Golden Globe this year?
Tom Van Horn
The Hurt Locker (Drama) and The Hangover (Comedy)
Avatar, and any other movie that makes people nauseous.
Dexter– not Michael C. Hall but Dexter himself.
The Golden Globes deserve their own Golden Globe.
Modern Family or Glee
The Larry Sanders Show, always
Gabourey Sidibe, for Precious
Thanks for checking out Eighty-Second & 2nd this week. We hope you’ll stop by the World Famous Comic Strip Live sometime soon!
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?
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.
I love St. Patrick’s Day because there’s no actual pressure to be funny when the crowd is so drunk.
Friday night, because everyone is excited for the start of the weekend
It used to be Mondays when there was no cover. But now he just takes each new audience as he meets them.
Either Friday or Saturday night, always
#1: Saturday, #2 Friday, #3 Sunday, #4 Thursday
I know everyone says Friday or Saturday, but I like a solid Sunday night crowd.
Either the 1st or 2nd show on a Saturday night. Anyone who says anything else is kidding themselves, but not in the funny way.
Saturday and Thursday
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.
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!