The “Carolines on GMA Now” series on ABC

In case you haven’t been following the Internets, ABC News recently struck up a partnership with its Times Square neighbor, Carolines, for a weekly interview/performance segment called Carolines on GMA Now. Club owner Caroline Hirsch also takes part in the segments and often has her own questions for the comedians. It appears as part of the magically mysterious third hour of Good Morning America, which doesn’t appear on the regular ABC television network, but rather on some digital cable systems, mobile phone networks and definitely online. ABC doesn’t like to offer embedded video, so instead, we’ve got links to share.

The mix includes both headliners working the club that weekend (natural cross-promotion) as well as up-and-coming New York-based stand-ups. Sometimes there’s a performance in the ABC studio with a small audience (that’s a tough room!). Sometimes not. Last week’s segment had a rather revealing interview with Mike DeStefano.

Previous segments:
Tommy Davidson
Susie Essman
Gilbert Gottfried
Julian McCullough

Kevin Pollak
Colin Quinn
Robert Schimmel
Reese Waters

“We’re thrilled to be teaming up with ABC News’ ‘Good Morning America
NOW’ on this new program,” Hirsch said in the official press release earlier this spring. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for us to
showcase our lively and entertaining programming on ABC News NOW —
across all of its platforms — broadband, cable and mobile.”

Sean L. McCarthy

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