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How David Brenner Helped Launch the Success of the Legendary Club Catch a Rising Star

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 05.20.2014 | Comedy
Jeryl Brunner

The moment that David Brenner went on stage, the audience went nuts. As the comedians would say, he killed. His act was flawless, and Brenner soon became a regular performer at the club.

The Best and Worst Places to Cry in New York City

Kerry O'Brien | Posted 05.11.2014 | Comedy
Kerry O'Brien

I randomly ducked into the Bank of America for a place to cry today and I am very happy I did. The ATM line was luckily very long so I hopped in and cried until it was my turn to use the machine (about 6 minutes). A very average, basic, no-frills, in and out place to cry.

A Valentine to the 99 Percent

Mary Dimino | Posted 04.15.2014 | Comedy
Mary Dimino

"We are the 99 percent," has been The Occupy movement's famous rallying cry. A unifying slogan, indeed. Not since the Great Stock Market crash of 192...

How I Turned Lemons Into Sour Grapes

Paolo Romanacci | Posted 02.09.2014 | Comedy
Paolo Romanacci

I'm 48 years old, poor, fat, angry and have little hope that my life will improve any time soon.I've gotten and lost countless jobs. In short, I am your typical white, suburban, middle class, American family man. And that's why I decided to try stand-up comedy.

Stolen Moment Of The Week

Mindy Tucker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Mindy Tucker

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15 Surprising Facts About 'The Colbert Report'

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 11.13.2013 | Comedy

As part of the 2013 New York Comedy Festival, Stephen Colbert and 17 members of his writing and production staff offered a rare look behind the scenes...

Stolen Moment of the Week: Peggy O'Leary, Jessica Watkins, Erin Lennox in Brooklyn

Mindy Tucker | Posted 06.21.2013 | Comedy
Mindy Tucker

2013-06-21-week_peggy.jpgThese guys were supposed to be finalizing plans for their new weekly comedy show "Last Night at the Lantern" at the Village Lantern.

Stolen Moment of the Week: Joe Pera at Kabin

Mindy Tucker | Posted 08.13.2013 | Comedy
Mindy Tucker

2013-06-13-Screenshotmindytucker20130613at8 Typically modest, Joe got carried away imagining a kayaking date and put on an imaginary life vest for a bit at the 6th Anniversary of Comedy as a Second Language at Kabin.

Stolen Moment of the Week: Thomas Lennon after UCB

Mindy Tucker | Posted 08.07.2013 | Comedy
Mindy Tucker

2013-06-07-thomaslennon.jpg "Any week Comedy Central tapings are going on in town is a good week to get off the couch and go to almost any New York comedy show."

Stolen Moment of the Week: Rob Cantrell in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Mindy Tucker | Posted 07.26.2013 | Comedy
Mindy Tucker

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Stolen Moment of the Week: Alex Koll in Greenpoint

Mindy Tucker | Posted 07.17.2013 | Comedy
Mindy Tucker

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Stolen Moment of the Week: Dan Soder

Mindy Tucker | Posted 07.03.2013 | Comedy
Mindy Tucker

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Stolen Moment of the Week: Roundtable of Gentlemen at The Creek and The Cave

Mindy Tucker | Posted 06.26.2013 | Comedy
Mindy Tucker

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Our Favorite Comedy Photo Of The Week: Colin Quinn

Mindy Tucker | Posted 05.28.2013 | Comedy
Mindy Tucker

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'This Is A Good Podcast For Figuring Out Who's Single'

Mindy Tucker | Posted 05.22.2013 | Comedy
Mindy Tucker

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Stolen Moment of the Week: Myq Kaplan in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Mindy Tucker | Posted 05.18.2013 | Comedy
Mindy Tucker

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Our Favorite Comedy Photo Of The Week

Mindy Tucker | Posted 04.17.2013 | Comedy
Mindy Tucker

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Comedy 1, Hurricane Sandy 0

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 01.12.2013 | Comedy

NEW YORK — Comedian Dave Attell told a packed house at the Comedy Cellar that New York after Superstorm Sandy had a familiar feel. "It was dark....

The Best Jokes About New York City

Posted 10.09.2012 | Comedy

Few cities have inspired as much comedy as New York, and it's no coincidence that it's where many of the best comedians in America have cut their teet...

New York's Best Comedy Festival This Weekend

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 09.13.2012 | Comedy

Tonight, the best ironic-comedy-festival-but-also-real-comedy-festival known to man, the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, begins its fifth year in Brook...

Stunning New Show Documents One Year In Comedy

Posted 08.23.2012 | Comedy

Photographer Mindy Tucker has been documenting the New York comedy scene for the past six years, shooting a variety of shows, headshots, events, parti...

WATCH: Petitioning People To Stop Petitioning People

Posted 06.21.2012 | New York

You know that awkward moment when you see one of those canvassing clipboard people on the street ahead of you? And you pray that they won't notice you...

WATCH: Comedians To Perform At The NY Funny Songs Fest

Posted 06.07.2012 | New York

"Comedy music is a unique art form that gives bookers a headache since they don’t know whether to put us in stand up clubs or music venues,” says ...

Comedians Making Their Own Way in Era of Do-It-Yourself Comedy

Eric Schmeltzer | Posted 06.18.2012 | Comedy
Eric Schmeltzer

Technology is allowing comedians with a different voice to do an end-around the traditional path of comedic success that many of their counterparts take.

Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Jena Kingsley | Posted 06.18.2012 | Comedy
Jena Kingsley

My doormen are essentially a gateway into my life.