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This is New York City's Rawest and Most Talented Open Mic [VIDEO]

HUMANITY.TV | Posted 05.05.2014 | New York
HUMANITY.TV

FOrr those looking to harness and hone their onstage talent and flex their creative muscle -- or are just looking for the next big talent in town -- open mics provide a great stage to achieve that goal.

Dear Denver: I Am Having a Bit of a Rough Week. Where Can I go to LOL?

Deborah Lastowka | Posted 10.19.2013 | Denver
Deborah Lastowka

"They" say that laughter is the best medicine, and for rizzle, I think "they" are right. It never fails; I am having a lame week, or I'm stressed out...

Monday Nights At Nuyorican

Sharief Easterling | Posted 09.25.2013 | Black Voices
Sharief Easterling

This past Monday night I attempted to perform at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe open mic. With my heart set on performing "BlackMale" in promotion of my new...

The World's Best and Longest-Running Comedy Open Mic Just Closed

Jonathan Kim | Posted 09.24.2013 | Comedy
Jonathan Kim

There was nothing particularly special about that room, but Vance and Robert transformed it into a magical place every Tuesday night at 8 p.m. by declaring it a space where a certain type of oddball could reveal themselves to like-minded others and attempt to live out their dreams together -- or go down in flames trying.

'Cast Party' Triumphantly Returns to L.A.

Josh Getlin | Posted 04.29.2012 | Los Angeles
Josh Getlin

On its best nights, "Cast Party" feels like a bracing blast of air from Manhattan's theatre district. It fills a gaping hole in Los Angeles, which doesn't have many rooms suitable for such an intimate evening.

When a Heckler Goes Too Far

G.L.O.C. | Posted 04.25.2012 | Comedy
G.L.O.C.

Any stand-up worth their weight in salt has had to face the dreaded heckler. In the case with Gaby Dunn, the heckler turns out to be terrifying and you end up feeling personally threatened.

Cabaret is Cool Again Thanks to Jim Caruso's Cast Party

Lesleyann Coker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lesleyann Coker

On Monday nights in NYC when Broadway shows are dark, the place to see and be seen is Jim Caruso's Cast Party at Birdland. In the eight years since C...

Holly Montag, Sarah Palin & Joe The Plumber: Why 'Famous' People Shouldn't Try Stand-Up (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Stand-up comedy is an art, both difficult to learn and agonizing to perfect. That's why it's so disheartening when politicians, celebrities, or media ...