• World famous Comic Strip gets the book treatment in ‘Make ‘Em Laugh’

    If you consider yourself a comedy nerd in any capacity, next time you visit New York City, you’ll need to drop by the legendary Comic Strip Live, which sits proudly on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. It’s where a seemingly countless number of iconic comedians got their start: Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy, Ray Romano, Jon Stewart, Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Dave Attell and Jerry Seinfeld are but a few names. 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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    Comedy Matters with Bobby Lee, Jeffrey Ross and more

    CHRIS ROCK STEPS UP In 1986, Chris Rock was discovered at the Comic Strip by owner Richie Tienken and Eddie Murphy. The story goes that Chris was setting up chairs and cleaning up in exchange for stage time, in a deal he made with Lucien Hold, the legendary manager of the club. One night Eddie Murphy came in to see Tienken, who was his manager for 11 years, and asked

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    Column: ‘Comedy Matters’ w/ Patrice O’Neal, Paul Provenza, more

    COMICS FLOCK TO MONTREAL Like the salmon that spawn upstream, and the swallows that mysteriously return to Capistrano, each July the comedy industry flocks en masse to Montreal for the biggest comedy festival in the world, Just For Laughs. Going strong in its 26th year, the shows, galas, and guest hosts were amazing! Lou Wallach and Aileen Budow, top Exec’s at Comedy Central on the “step and repeat.” And it

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