• Hannibal Buress comic strip treatment is awesome (Photo)

    You may remember our post, wherein we featured indie comic artist Jaeil Cho’s re-imagining of a Dave Chappelle bit. Or, maybe you saw his work on this Louis C.K. routine. Well, the Queens-based Cho is back with an all new comic, but this time it features Hannibal Buress. Check it out below and tell us what you think! You can check out more of Jaeil Cho’s work here. Sign up to

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    How Eddie Murphy discovered Chris Rock (Animated video)

    Hardcore comedy nerds already know the story of how Eddie Murphy basically discovered Chris Rock, while the young comedian was working at the Comic Strip on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. But this stellar animation from TWIRI Sports brings new life to the tale– and exposes those to may not have heard the story to a truly inspiring reality. Check it out! Be sure to subscribe to the weekly Laughspin Podcast

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    Kevin Hart lends his talents to African American news site

    The Grio.com is the first African-American video news site, specifically geared towards bringing stories of interest to that community. Launched by NBC News, it’s editorial mission is to be the primary news source for the Black community on a national level. February is Black History Month and so they are interviewing 100 people who they feel are making a positive effect in the Black community. One of those people, not

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    Mike Birbiglia preps for ‘Sleepwalk With Me’ premiere at Sundance

    Comedian and pro story-teller Mike Birbiglia came to the Comic Strip in New York City (photo above) to shoot a segment for the Sundance Film Festival, going down later this month. Word got out that he was coming and the place got real packed, real quick. Back in 2008, Mike had a hit show with Sleepwalk With Me (which eventually became a book an a live album) at the Bleecker

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    Comedy Matters with Billy Crystal, Russell Peters and more!

    Strip Action I flew out to LA to interview Billy Crystal for the book I’m writing on the 35 year history of The Comic Strip, with owner Richie Tienken. This was thanks to Bob Wachs who’s known Billy for all those years. Bob Wachs is Richie Tienken’s partner and the co-founder of The Comic Strip. Thanks to Bob, when the club opened on June 1, 1976, Billy was the first

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    Comedy Matters with Robert Kelly, Anthony Jeselnik, more

    Strip Action On any given night you never know who you’ll see at The Comic Strip. One night recently we got the word that Kevin Hart would be stopping by, and as soon as people found out, the club was sold out. And that was on a Monday night. Then again, Kevin has about 300,000 followers on Twitter. One tweet from Kevin and you better have a club that seats

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    Comedy Matters with Andy Kindler, Natasha Leggero, Bill Murray, more

    Comic Strip Documentary Blows Up We were excited enough when Chris Rock agreed to exec. produce the documentary film for the 35th anniversary of The Comic Strip. Now Abby Russell and Brent Sterling-Nemetz of Letterbox Pictures, who are actually shooting the film have really stepped it up, and have just shot Jay Leno, Billy Crystal, Joe Piscopo, Arsenio Hall, Richard Lewis, Carol Leifer, Kevin Nealon, and Richard Belzer for the

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    Comedy Matters with Judah Friedlander, Ralphie May and more

    Comic Strip Xmas Party The truth is I liked my last column so much it was hard for me to start to write this one. That’s a dangerous thing for a writer to fall in love with his own stuff! Anyway, thanks to all of you who sent your condolences on my Mom. For the second year in a row, The Comic Strip had an amazing, kick-ass holiday party, and

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    Comedy Matters with Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock and more

    TRIBUTE TO MARJORIE GURIAN This column will be kind of a double column due to the sudden passing of my beloved Mom, Marjorie Gurian, right at the time my last column was due. It just kind of rocked me, and brought home the concept that all we have is today. [caption id=”attachment_4784″ align=”aligncenter” width=”350″ caption=”Marjorie Gurian and her son, me. on her 81st birthday. I took her to see Jewtopia.

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