Comedians Prove That Hindsight Is More Than Just 20/20

June, 28 2016 Posted by admin

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Your typical Tuesday night likely does not include hearing a story of someone being dry humped by a child at a Southern Baptist church pool party. But, then again, a night at Carolines on Broadway is never typical, especially when Dan Perlman and Billy Prinsell host their stand-up show, Hindsight.

Prinsell describes Hindsight as a “story-telling show with an interactive component where a comedian will come to the stage and tell a story. During the story, Dan and I may interject with our own questions, asking the comedian to clarify something or delve a little more into an aspect of their story.”

The duo developed the concept for the show from their experiences at stand-up open mic around the city. “We would see somebody on stage with some premise, and they were floundering in silence. To help them along, we would ask some questions to get them going on some fun route,” Perlman added. “It keeps the audience alert, because we assure that the story never drags on or gets boring. It’s a very free-form experience, where the audience is very much welcome to participate.” 

The  June 7 show featured six prominent New York comedians, whose stories ranged from ruining a television game show to spontaneously helping a 100 year-old woman in her creepy basement in Park Slope. Whatever the story was, Perlman and Prinsell were sure to keep the audience hanging on every word and the comedians on their toes.

Hindsight with Dan Perlman and Billy Prinsell is performed monthly.  The next show takes place on Tuesday, July 5 at 7:30 PM and features comedians Vladimir Caamano, Joe Machi, Drew Michael, Giulia Rozzi, and Roy Wood, Jr.   Purchase tickets here or call our Box Office at 212.757.4100 for reservations.

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New Political Comedy Show Offers Hilarious Insights into the Presidential Race

June, 23 2016 Posted by admin

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The 2016 presidential race is clearly one of the most bizarre — and entertaining — in the history of American politics.  Comedians Brendan Fitzgibbons and Lance Weiss have teamed up to co-host Anyone Can Be President, Even Us:  Laughing All the Way to the White House,  a new weekly political comedy show where New York’s best comedians, writes and news contributors gather to give their unique take on the presidential election.   To date, the show has featured the likes of Judah Friedlander (NBC’s 30 Rock), Jordan Carlos (Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore) and comedy legend George Wallace, among others, offering their hilarious take on the political process and the candidates.  As the presidential race heats up, we sat down with Brendan and Lance to talk about the show and to get their thoughts on the election.
 
COB:  When did you two meet/start working together?
 
BF and LW:  We met doing a show about 8 years ago in Brooklyn.  We came up together with a bunch of really awesome comedians that we are still friends with today.
 
COB:  What was your inspiration to start this show?
 
BF and LW:  This year’s election is of course the craziest one any of us have ever seen.  A lot of it doesn’t even really make sense.  We also know a ton of writers on tv shows and comics who do political material, and we thought it would be fun to bring them together each week to hear their take.
 
COB:  If you two ran for president, who would win?
 
BF and LW:  It’s hard to say.  Lance would probably shake more hands with people, but Brendan has better hair.  Hair always wins these things.  
 
COB:  The actual race to the White House has been a comedic experience in itself.  Could you see anything that has been said during one of these shows being said in real life? Are any answers similar to real life?
 
BF and LW:  Donald Trump is a like a comedian who doesn’t have punch lines. We literally play a game at our show called Trump or Porn where the audience has to guess if its a Trump quote or a porn quote, and a lot of times the audience can’t guess which is which. 
 
COB:  If you could do this show with the actual candidates, what is one question you
would want to ask Hillary?
 
BF and LW:  Can you blink? We’re pretty sure you’re a Japanese robot. 
 
COB:  What is one question you would want to ask Trump?
 
BF and LW:  Who is going to be your Vice President, Hitler, Brock Turner, or Yosemite Sam?
 
COB:   If you could do this show during any other election year, past or present, which
would you choose? Why?
 
Lance: 1832. I would come out every show and send jokes to the audience via carrier pigeons. 
 
Brendan: 1904, that was a very interesting election. I heard Teddy Roosevelt won because he was able to punch himself in the penis while saving the environment. 
 
COB:  Have you had any comedians on the show who you would want to see in the real
election?
 
BF and LW:  Judah Friedlander, he’s literally already got solutions to every single issue you can think of.  He’s the World Champion, and he would be the greatest president ever.
 
COB:  What has been your favorite part about the election thus far? Least favorite?
 
BF and LW:  How everyone was scared of Ted Cruz especially his kids, and that Ben Carson was asleep during all of it. 
 
COB:  Which comedian is your ideal presidential candidate?
 
BF and LW:  Stephen Colbert and us. Come on BABY!!! 
 
Anyone Can Be President, Even Us:  Laughing All the Way to the White House takes place every Monday night at 9:00 PM.  Purchase tickets here or call our Box Office at 212.757.4100 for reservations.
 
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SNL Star Jon Rudnitsky on His Carolines on Broadway Headlining Debut

June, 20 2016 Posted by admin

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As Saturday Night Live featured player and stand-up comedian Jon Rudnitsky prepares to make his headlining debut at Carolines this weekend, we sat down with the 26 year-old New Jersey native to talk about his stand-up career, his thoughts on his first season on SNL and more. Carolines on Broadway:  Are you excited to be […]

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Full Moon Ritual Comedy Show Debuts June 22

June, 17 2016 Posted by admin

Inspired by their interest in connecting the worlds of comedy and spirituality, Sara Armour and Jessica Brodkin created “The Moonual,” a show which uses humor to explore the lunar cycle and the process of releasing the past.  Hosts Sara and Jessica will take the stage at Carolines along with several guest comedians this Wednesday June […]

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“The Young and the Restless” Star Alicia Coppola Takes a Break from Daytime to Return Home to Make Her New York Stand-Up Debut

June, 6 2016 Posted by admin

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Alicia Coppola is heading back to her native East Coast to perform at Carolines on Broadway on Tuesday, June 14 at 7:00 PM.  The talented actress is adding “stand-up comedian” to her lengthy resume, which already boasts roles in The Young and the Restless, Teen Wolf, Jericho, and more.  A writer, actress, comedian, and mother […]

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OCFRA 15th annual Stand up for Madeline & OCRFA, an evening of laughter in tribute to Madeline Kahn

May, 20 2016 Posted by admin

The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance and Carolines on Broadway celebrated fifteen years of raising awareness and funds together through Stand up for Madeline & OCRFA, an evening of laughter in tribute to Madeline Kahn, who died in 1999 from the disease, on Tuesday, May 16.  Among those providing the laughs at the Times Square […]

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