STAND-UP COMEDY

2009 ECNY Nominations Are Open

November 11, 2009

The Emerging Comic community is all abuzz today as nominations for ECNY awards are open.  You, the public get to decide who the best up and coming comedians are in New York City.  You can nominate anyone (in a variety of categories) who lives in NYC and did comedy in 2009.  For example you could […]

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The Art of Storytelling and Stories From The State

November 8, 2009
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Once upon a time…no…There once was a man from Nantucket… no…. Storytelling is hard.  On this week’s episode we look at what it takes to tell a good comedy story.  What’s the difference between a good stand-up bit and storytelling?  What’s important to good story?  Is this the next evolution in comedy? To help us […]

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A Night of Comedy Legends…sort of

October 28, 2009

If you are in the NYC area you can start Halloween early by checking out the second annual SCHTICK OR TREAT show tonight at the Bowery Poetry Club hosted by Matt Ruby and Mark Normand.  A whole butt load of comedians are dressin’ up and performing as their favorite comedians.  Here’s just a partial list […]

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Two Man Comedy – Twice The Funny?

September 7, 2009
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This week we talk two man comedy with the always hilarious Nate Fernald and Steve O’Brien of Team Submarine.  In case you don’t know Team Submarine is one of the best two man groups working today. In this episode we look at:  Why don’t we see as many two man groups as we used to?  […]

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Improv To Sketch

August 21, 2009

This week, we’re making it up as we go along. We’re joined by guest Jason Saenz, to discuss the process of using improv to generate ideas for sketch and stand up. How much adaption is needed to go from one medium to another? And does just doing improv improve your writing in general? We’ll also discuss […]

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Nerdin’ Out Is Back – This Friday

August 12, 2009

That’s right, once again The Comedy Nerds have picked their favorite comedy performers and put together a fantastic show for your enjoyment. You know who I’ve been hearing some really great things about? Aparna Nancherla. Too bad she’s not in this show. Wait, she is! Holy Cow! That’s awesome! That’s enough of a show right […]

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Overcoming Writer’s Block & Who Is Fair Game

July 31, 2009
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Writer’s block is like an evil monster always waiting to attack and ruin the creative process.  I’ve seen it.  It’s got these big teeth and gross green skin that is always covered in ooze.  And it’s always saying, “That Idea is stupid.  Those words are stupid.  You are stupid.  You should have gone to grad […]

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