Day: June 20, 2008

Live at Gotham: Theo Von

Here’s a sneak peek of Theo Von, who appears on tonight’s edition of Live at Gotham on Comedy Central. Von got his TV break on MTV via Road Rules, then decided to pursue comedy, and got on last season’s Last Comic Standing via an online contest. Related: The current season of MTV’s Real World involves live comedy and improv in Hollywood at iO West. Oh, joy. Another clip from Theo Von after the...

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Comic Strip Live on the Upper West Side!?

It’s true. After three decades on the Upper East Side, the Comic Strip Live is opening up…a second club…on the Upper West Side. The new location, 158 W. 72nd St., is between Broadway and Columbus. Formerly known as The Triad. Soft opening tonight. Want to look at part of a poster instead? Here you...

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Update from the Great American Comedy Festival

Eight finalists have made it to tonight to compete for nice prize money and who knows what other rewards at the inaugural Great American Comedy Festival. And they are… Erin Jackson, Shane Mauss, Deacon Gray, Marianne Sierk, Chris Coccia, Drake Witham, Jim McDonald and Chuck Bartell. Really a cross-section of America, come to think of it. How about that. They’ll tell jokes again tonight in Norfolk, Neb., at the 1,234-seat Johnny Carson Theater, although this time, their judges will be Robert Klein, Dick Cavett and Wende Curtis (owner of Comedy Works in Denver). Some other info, courtesy of Mr. Eddie Brill, coordinator of the fest: The winner gets $5,000, but second and third place aren’t exactly shabby, taking home $3,000 and $2,000, respectively. Also, Brill notes: "The Saturday night gala will be hosted by Robert Klein. Also performing that night is Nick Griffin, Jeff Caldwell, myself, The Brave New Workshop, and the three top money winners from the comedy finals. Jeff Caldwell is hosting the preliminaries. I am hosting the finals of the comedy competition. Nick Griffin will be closing the competition shows while the judges votes are tabulated." Cavett, who will receive a Legend Award, will take Qs & give As. Other events include a weeklong comedy camp for kids, workshops and a Christian comedy show. Related: Did you know Dick Cavett blogs for the New York...

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