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.
When you visit New York’s famed Comic Strip Live!, one of the first things that you will notice is our vast collection of headshots collected from our alumni throughout the years. In this new feature, we will profile some of the hilarious comics that you can find on our famous walls.
Today we feature: Mike p. Burton
Since starting his stand-up comedy career in 1996, Mike p. Burton‘s entertaining, intelligent and electric act has found its on way on stage at comedy clubs all across Manhattan and is an in-demand college attraction. A North Carolina native, Burton spent his youth listening to the stand-up comedy of Steven Wright, George Carlin & Eddie Murphy and after years of working odd jobs in the theater business decided to give his dream of stand-up comedy a shot. Since then he has quickly climbed the comedy ladder opening for internationally known talents Dave Chappelle, Emo Phillips & Jim Breuer. His high-energy, yet personable style makes him one of the best liked comics
Outside of comedy, Mike enjoys spending time with his family.
To see Mike’s hilarious comedy live and in person, check out his upcoming appearances on his calender.
The Comic Strip Live! has been known by comedians and comedy fans alike for having one of the most welcoming and fun lobbies in town. Comics will come early to hang out and see friends and stay late talking with other comics and fans and work-shopping ideas. Many of the industry brightest stars will stop by, simply to spend some time in the lobby because they feel it helps open up their creativity.
Al Ducharme and Tom Cotter relax by the bar after their sets.
DF Sweedler, Bernadette Pauley, Tom-E, Stan Stankos, Tom Van Horn, and Mike p. Burton discuss the ins and out of comedy life. And basketball.
Christ Korz, Matt Jenkins and Joe Machi prepare material for Late Night, the industry’s premier comedian development program, weeknights after the main show.
Nick Swardson stops in to see one of his original comedy teachers, Gladys Simon.