01/09/2014 10:57 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Stolen Moment of the Week: John F. O'Donnell at The Bell House


John F. O'Donnell, host of 50 First Jokes
The Bell House, 149 7th St, Brooklyn, NY
January 3, 2014
For the eighth year in a row, John F. O'Donnell hosted the real comedy New Year's Eve party, 50 First Jokes. Backstage there's inside jokes, a sense of community, and not a small amount of relief to be back to a life of shows after holidays with family. And on stage there's the age old questions: Who will chicken out and do old material? Who will brave the fear and tell a brand new joke in front of a sold out audience and a stage full of their peers?

This photo gallery has a couple hundred photos from the show. Happy New Year!