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Comic Strip Live invades Aspen!


At this years Rooftop Aspen Comedy Festival, many comedians who call the Comic Strip Live! home be in attendance. But two of the performers poised to make the most impact are club favorites Brian Scott McFadden and Jermaine Fowler.

Both McFadden and Fowler received invitations to attend the festival located in scenic Aspen, Colorado and will be performing in a wide range of shows throughout the four day festival.  Jermaine Fowler will be hosting one of the nationally star-studded evening programs as well as performing a set at neighboring Steebs Comedy Club.  Fowler already has been awarded one of the festival’s “Silver Nails” recognizing achievement in America’s best emerging underground comedy talent.


McFadden will perform throughout the festival as a feature attraction and will most definitely be garnering attention after his recent breakout year which has already included appearances on CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman and the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

In addition, club owner Robert Wachs will be on hand to present during a panel discussion on what it takes to make it from the comedy stage to the big screen. This topic is of constant discussion amongst those in the comedy community and Wachs expertise on the matter will certainly cause this event to be one of the big attractions of the festival.

And just when you didn’t think there could be any more, this years Rooftop Comedy Festival will also be the home of the debut of a new trailer for the documentary chronicling the history of the Comic Strip: Eat, Drink, Laugh.

Other notes of interest: club favorite Marina Franklin has been nominated for the festival’s Golden Shingle, which recognizes the most outstanding rising stand up comedy star.

The festival takes place June 9-13th in beautiful Aspen, Colorado.

To see Jermaine, Brian or Marina at the Comic Strip, be sure to keep an eye on our full schedule over at ComicStripLive.Com

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Comic Strip Alum Carol Leifer joins NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice”


Comic Strip Live! alumna Carol Leifer has signed on to become a cast member of the hit NBC show “Celebrity Apprentice”.

Carol will be competing against an as-yet-to-be-announced number of celebrity contestants for the shows top prize. We think that she is going to win.

Leifer, a nationally touring headline comedian has been a long-time staple of the Comic Strip’s history.

“I auditioned Carol Leifer, Paul Reiser and Jerry Seinfeld on the same day.” – said club owner Robert Wachs.

Shooting for the program began on October 20th.

Best wishes to you Carol!

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