We’ve got two heapin’ helpings of podcast on our hands! This week, Jon Fisch, Dan Allen and special guest co-host Moody McCarthy sit down to interview Comic Strip favorite, the great William Stephenson!
William shares his stories from his days working around the city (in every sense of the word) and dives into everything Comic Strip, from making an informational video regarding rules of “the light,” to our famous 50 hour stand up marathon show he hosted solo, to once actually getting banned from the club!
William is a staple here at the World Famous Comic Strip Live! and has been seen on HBO’s The Chris Rock Show, Def Comedy Jam, the film Pootietang, and most recently was a featured performer on FX’s new hit sitcom Louie.
Check it out!
Part One | Part Two
Keep listening to and supporting great New York City stand up comedy! And as always keep your bookmarks locked here at Eighty-Second & 2nd!
Yesterday was the Comic Strip Live’s annual Christmas party! To document the even, we here at Eighty-Second and 2nd dispatched comedians Adam Cozens and Joe Machi with a digital camera and had them capture the fun at last night’s annual send-off. They ended up taking many pictures of themselves. Here are a few choice shots!
(left to right: Scott Blakeman, Barry Weintraub, Bill McCarty, J.J. Ramirez)
(Wayne Federman, Adam Cozens)
(Jeffrey Ross, Joe Machi)
(Sherrod Small, J.R. Ravitz)
(Joe Machi, Moody McCarthy, Adam Cozens)
(Pat Dixon, Adam Cozens)
(CSL bartender Danny)
(Andy Pitz, Adam Cozens, Joe Machi)
(Adam Cozens, Judah Friedlander)
(CSL bartender Sam Whitten)
Tonight, the Comic Strip Live! is proud to welcome Moody McCarthy!
A talented writer as well as stand-up, McCarthy is a soft-spoken and cerebral crowd-favorite whose material manages to walk the line that separates the observational and the imaginative. His unique style has landed him a half-hour “Comedy Central Presents” special (“I Think I’m Getting Dumber”), as well as appearances on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!
When not internationally touring, Moody is an avid guitar player and in the past appeared on Jon Fisch‘s popular “In The Tank” podcast. You can listen to that episode here.
To find out when you can catch Moody at the club, be sure to check out our schedule!
This last week, many members of the Comic Strip Live! fraternity were featured in a New York Times article which covered the ever-increasing presence of stand up comedians finding themselves living in the Astoria neighborhood of Queens, New York. The article touched on the advantages for a comedian to live in Queens, the sense of community felt by being in a neighborhood chock full of comics and easily available access to the city and airports that comes with living in the traditionally Greek area.
Interviews with Comic Strip comedians Ted Alexandro, Tim Young, Dan Allen, Andy Hendrickson and Moody McCarthy were included and on the front page of the article, a great picture is features Alexandro, Young, Allen, Hendrickson, McCarthy, Dustin Chaffin, Jon Fisch, Ray Devito and many, many more.
To see the picture and read the online version of the article, click here.
If you want to check out any of the clubs Astoria-based comics, be sure to inspect the club calendar.
Thanks to Andy Hendrickson for the tip!