So, we know this happened a few weeks ago, but we JUST found the link to the video online, so its about time that we post the clip of our good buddy and club favorite MIKE VECCHIONE making his debut on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (that was QUITE the long sentence!).
WATCH MIKE ON THE TONIGHT SHOW HERE!!!
Come check out Mike at the Comic Strip Live!
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.
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.
(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?
…to keep being awesome but get better results.
…a career in ’10!
… to create quality material/work harder.
…some new material!
…to keep working and telling jokes.
…to make his enemies pay.
…to do more material involving his bowel movements
…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!
Tonight on both or 8:30 as well as our 10:30 shows, the Comic Strip Live! is proud to welcome club favorite Mike Vecchione!
The Philadelphia native, who has appeared on Comedy Central’s “Fresh Face Debate ’08” and was featured on Live at Gotham was just last month the winner of the coveted “People Choice Award” at the recent New York Comedy Festival. Mike will be in Los Angeles in accept the award in early 2010. But before he goes out west, check him out at the Comic Strip Live!
Tickets are available for both shows, but advance reservations are recommended to guarantee a seat.
To find out when you can see Mike again, be sure to check out our online schedule!
Its been a few weeks since the last installment, but we here at Eighty Second & 2nd have snapped up a fresh crop of photos for our favorite Monday tradition: Lobby Life!
D.C. Benny catches up with Angry Bob with Pat Dixon and Ross Bennett share a conversation in the background.
Dan Naturman, Joe Matarese, Lee Camp, Ray Ellin, J.R. Ravitz and Modi enjoyed a meeting of the minds this past Thursday.
After a pair of hilarious sets, Jon Fisch and Marina Franklin spend some time by the podium.
Bill McCarty, Ross Bennett, Lenny Marcus, Nore Davis and Mike Vecchione huddle around the podium while Dan Allen comes out of the green room.
This past Friday night, star of NBC’s 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live, Tracy Morgan came by the club to see friends (pictured here with club booker, J.R. Ravitz)
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.
In an attempt to learn more about the comics that grace the stage here at the World Famous Comic Strip Live, I ask a Question of the Night each Sunday. Tonight, the question focused on the dreams each comic had before living the dream of a professional comedian.
Q; When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Host, Bill McCarty
A Costumed Superhero, like his favorite caped crusader Batman
A Filmmaker, especially after seeing The Rock
Always a Comedian
A Clown and then a Writer
A Basketball Player
A Baseball Player– He always wanted to play for the Mets, and now, he’d probably make the team.
Check back each week for a new Question of the Night. And, if there are any questons that you’d like to have answered, leave them in the comments below!