Day: September 18, 2015

Comix leaving Foxwoods to open comedy club at rival Mohegan Sun

At the beginning of 2015, Amy Schumer made no secret of her dislike of Comix at Foxwoods when she guested on Brian Koppleman’s “The Moment” podcast. Were the folks at Comix and rival resort casino Mohegan Sun listening? They announced a new partnership today that’ll find Comix cashing in its chips at Foxwoods after the first weekend in October, and launching a brand-new comedy club inside Mohegan Sun the following Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. COMIX Mohegan Sun will host live stand-up shows Wednesday-Sunday in a 325-seat club designed specifically and exclusively for comedy. It’s an 8,000-square-foot facility with a...

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James Adomian’s Bernie Sanders impersonation takes over @midnight

Donald Trump impersonations are a dime a dozen, although, obviously any Trump impersonator or The Donald himself would tell you that’s worth billions of dimes. But what about Bernie Sanders? The independent U.S. Senator from Vermont who’s running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 has seen his campaign gather steam and support over the course of the summer. And this week, Sanders found himself competing on the late-night Comedy Central game show, @midnight with Chris Hardwick — only that wasn’t Bernie, but comedian James Adomian. That’s testament both to the rising popularity of Sanders and to Adomian’s impersonation...

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Open call auditions for 2015 New York’s Funniest Stand-Up competition

Last year’s winner of New York’s Funniest Stand-Up, Ricky Velez, was hired this year as a correspondent for Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. What’s in store for the 2015 winner of New York’s Funniest Stand-Up? And could it be you? Carolines on Broadway (1626 Broadway between 49th and 50th Streets) will host an open call audition — yes, come one, come all — on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, starting at 9 a.m. You’ll have only two minutes to perform your original material for a panel of industry judges at the open audition. From there, 20 comedians...

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Andrew Sleighter on Conan

Free hotel continental breakfasts are for everybody, but reading books to children is for nobody but you? I don’t want to give away all of Andrew Sleighter‘s trade secrets. So I’ll let you decide for yourself how much you want to know and when you want to know it, but if you watched Sleighter’s stand-up debut on Thursday’s Conan, then you already know. Roll the...

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Carol Burnett recalls the advice Lucille Ball gave her about managing writers, producers

Carol Burnett visited Late Night with Seth Meyers on Thursday night and recalled the times that Lucille Ball guested on Burnett’s hit sketch comedy series, The Carol Burnett Show. From one red-headed comedy icon running a hit show to another, Burnett recalled how Ball had a mastery of her production that Burnett envied: “Her crew would die for her. She was great. I couldn’t do that.” So if a sketch wasn’t working in rehearsals, Burnett told Meyers that she’d say it wasn’t working for her and ask for the writers to help her. “In those days, if a woman...

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