All tagged Comedy

Conference Call: Byron Lane & Tom Lenk: "Tilda Swinton Answers An Ad On Craigslist" at The Laurie Beechman Theatre

Call Answered: Comedy, laughter, and variety shows oh my! When I learned about "So You Think You Can Roast" winner Amadeo Fusca's new monthly comedy variety show "The Comedy Blender," I knew I had to hit that funny bone! "The Comedy Blender" is a night of NYC's best comedians bringing you stand up comedy, original sketch & unique solo characters. The monthly series kicks off Thursday, 7/13 at The Triad Theatre in NYC!

Call Redialed: Jackie Beat: Birthday Bitch! at The Laurie Beechman Theatre

Call Redialed: I'm thrilled that Jackie Beat answered my call yet again! In this interview we get the party started with a pre-bday celebration by talking about her new show "Birthday Bitch!" To celebrate her bday weekend, Jackie is invading NYC, unwrapping some new parody songs & sharing some of her greatest hits. Here are the ground rules: Do not make eye contact. Do not ask "how old?" Laugh loudly. Drink. Gifts optional. "Birthday Bitch!" plays The Laurie Beechman Theatre 7/22 8pm & 7/23 4pm!
Call Redialed: Last time comedian/actress Lucie Pohl and I spoke, she was starring in her one-woman show "Hi, Hitler," now these two Jews are talking about her new show "Apohlcalypse Now!" which bangs together stand up, storytelling and character comedy. Expect bad language, bad decisions, a wedding, a break up, dead rats & wake up calls from Stephen Baldwin. "Apohlcalypse Now!" will play a very limited run, 4 performances only, 3/20, 3/21, 3/27 & 3/28 at Under St. Marks Theater NYC!
Call Answered: When I found out about comedian George Bettinger, who had a friendship with the legendary comic/TV host Joe Franklin & hosts the hit radio show "The Mom and Pop Shop," I couldn't wait to interview him. Here we talk about laughter, fame, Joe Franklin, & the inside scoop about a few of the celebrities George has interviewed! "The Mom and Pop Shop" airs every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 4pm (EST) at http://www.momandpopshopradio.com!
Call Answered: I can't believe it's been two years since I've gotten a chance to talk with belter & bad decision expert, Tori Scott. I always love interviewing Tori because I know my jaw will drop from astonishment and laughter. We have re-connected to talk about her brand-new show "Seeing Double," a celebration of poor life choices mixed with a hint of lingering regret & too much tequila. "Seeing Double" plays Joe's Pub Sunday, 11/13 9:30pm!
Call Answered: One of my favorite kind of interviews is one that comes from a performer doing something fresh that I have not seen before. When Shane Shane was brought to my attention about his show "Tonight's Special" which is an all request format of jokes, stories, songs, and videos chosen by the audience, I immediately ordered up an interview & Shane Shane answered my call. Shane Shane's "Tonight's Special" plays the FIRST TUESDAY of every month at Sid Gold's Request Room!
Call Redialed: For over 20 years I have been a fan of comedian Wendy Liebman, NBC's Season 9 "America's Got Talent" semi-finalist. I have grown-up with her comedy and consider her one of my comedic influences. Now Wendy has taken on the role of producer with her Tuesday night monthly comedy showcase "Locally Grown Comedy" at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City, CA. Every month features 6-8 acts per show. Wendy's next installment of "Locally Grown Comedy" is tomorrow, Tuesday, September 20 at 8pm! $10 cover + 2 item minimum.
Call Answered: I was introduced to Ophira Eisenberg via my interview with comedian Keith Price. After that interview, I had to talk with Ophira as I was obsessed with her NPR show "Ask Me Another." I loved her blended style of trivia, games, and interviews. With all this excitement, I'm eager to see her on Keith Price's "Lavender Shade," which will be at The Laurie Beechman Theatre on Saturday, March 26 at 7pm! In addition to Ophira, "Lavender Shade" will feature special guest comedians Adam Sank & Blanca Dominguez!
Call Answered: I am a huge "Golden Girls" fan. So when I was approached to interview Jason B. Schmidt about his one-man show, errr, one-woman show, "Bea Arthur: Astral Dame," I was thankful for being a friend! In "Bea Arthur: Astral Dame," Jason B. Schmidt stars as the Tony/Emmy Award-winning star of "Maude," "Mame" and "The Golden Girls" performing some of Bea's signature numbers as only Bea can deliver. "Bea Arthur: Astral Dame" returns to The Laurie Beechman Theatre on Saturday, January 30 at 7pm!
Call Redialed: I first met Jeremy Kushnier a few years ago when I got to interview the cast of Bucks County's production of "Rocky Horror." Prior to "Rocky Horror," I saw Jeremy go on in the most recent Broadway revival of "Jesus Christ Superstar." It was then that I was like, wow what a voice! I'm so excited to catch up with Jeremy as he is keeping audiences guessing as to whodunit in America's longest running comedy, "Shear Madness," which has descended on New York City, playing at New World Stages!
Call Answered: I love improv. I love comedy. I love talk shows. I love sketch comedy. When I was introduced to "This Live Show with Nate Foster," combining the best from late night talk shows with the joy of a tight, high-energy sketch show, I knew I had to find out more! With a host, co-host, audience participation, topical humor, character sketches and absurdist comedy, it truly is a mash-up of Jimmy Fallon and SNL. "This Live Show with Nate Foster" plays every month at The PIT's PIT Loft in NYC. The next installment is on Friday, December 18 at 9:30pm!
Call Redialed: I first came to know Jackie Beat in 2012 after I attended her show "Me So Thorny." Two years later, I finally got to interview this genius performer. Now Jackie & I reunite to discuss her brand new holiday show "White Meat or Dark?" Jackie's unique brand of comedy is a laugh-a-minute & her singing voice is unreal! If you have never seen a Jackie Beat show, treat yourself this holiday season to "White Meat or Dark?" at The Laurie Beechman Theatre Dec. 18-20!