Q: If you could only subscribe to one magazine for the rest of your life, what would it be?
This is what our comics said tonight.
Host, DF Sweedler
The Economist (with absolutely no hesitation)
Check out the schedule at the World Famous Comic Strip Live then leave a question in the comments for next Sunday’s lineup.
(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!
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!
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.