Baskets Stars Louie Anderson and Martha Kelly Host Viewing Party of Baskets Season Finale After Stand Up Show

March, 25 2016 Posted by admin

Louie Anderson and Martha Kelly, stars of FX Network’s hit series Baskets, hosted a live viewing party of the show’s season finale for fans who attended Anderson’s stand-up show at the club.  

Anderson’s headlining gig, which include shows from March 24 – 26, marked 30 years to the month since he made his heading debut at Carolines which, at the time, was located in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood.

Baskets was co-created and is executive produced by Louis C.K., Zach Galifianakis and Jonathan Krisel. Executive producers also include M. Blair Breard, Dave Becky, Marc Gurvitz and Andrea Pett-Joseph.  Baskets airs Thursdays at 10:00 PM on FX, and has been picked up for a second season.

“Chip Baskets” (Zach Galifianakis) wants to follow his dream of being a French clown—however, reality keeps interfering. Saddled with financial difficulties and facing an impenetrable language barrier, he moves back home to Bakersfield with high hopes. There, he is forced to confront his past while working as a rodeo clown and competing with his siblings for his mother’s approval and affection.

The matriarch of the Baskets clan, “Christine Baskets” (Anderson), cares deeply about appearances and finds herself constantly embarrassed by Chip and his brother. She’s so embarrassed in fact, that she adopted a younger, better set of twins so she’d have something good in her life to brag about. Martha Kelly plays “Martha,” Chip’s insurance claims adjustor/assistant. She’d also say that she’s Chip’s friend. He would not.

 

 

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ERA Coalition / Fund for Women’s Equality Celebrate A Night of Comedy with Jane Fonda at Carolines on Broadway

February, 8 2016 Posted by admin

While much of the country’s attention was focused on Super Bowl 50, all eyes in the comedy world were focused on Carolines on Broadway, where the ERA Coalition / Fund for Women’s Equality presented a Night of Comedy with by Jane Fonda.  Introduced by Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda served as host of the event, which featured performances by comedians Gina Brillon, Michelle Buteau, Wyatt Cenac, Judah Friedlander, Sarah Jones, Rosie O’Donnell and Sasheer Zamata.   Produced by Agunda Okeyo, the event supported the work of of the ERA Coaltion / Fund for Women’s Equality, which seeks to educate and promote the need for fundamental equality in the United States.

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20 and Funny: The Ms. Foundation Celebrates Its 20th Comedy Night at Carolines!

January, 20 2016 Posted by admin

Host Lea DeLaria and Judy Gold rocking out at “20 and Funny:  Ms. Foundation’s 20th Comedy Night at Carolines” on January 19. Photo Credit: Deborah Eynon Finley. On Tuesday, January 19, the Ms. Foundation for Women’s Gloria Steinem and Teresa C. Younger partnered with Caroline Hirsch to present “20 and Funny:  Ms. Foundation’s 20th Comedy […]

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The New Era Pinstripe Bowl

December, 23 2015 Posted by admin

Last night Carolines on Broadway hosted The New Era Pinstripe Bowl welcoming party featuring Broad City star Hannibal Buress and Carolines regular Randy Syphax. You can read Duke football’s write up of the show here.  Now in its sixth year, the Pinstripe Bowl is played annually at Yankees Stadium, currently with conferences tie-in’s to the […]

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“Cool Comedy — Hot Cuisine” show to benefit the Scleroderma Research Foundation

December, 15 2015 Posted by admin

On December 8, the 11th annual “Cool Comedy — Hot Cuisine” show to benefit the Scleroderma Research Foundation took place at Carolines on Broadway.  Bob Saget took a night off from his hit Broadway show “Hand to God” to host the event and help raise awareness about scleroderma, a chronic systemic autoimmune disease characterized by […]

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New York’s Funniest Open Call

September, 18 2015 Posted by admin

Do you have what it takes to be “New York’s Funniest?” The search is on for New York’s funniest comedians and comedic performers! Launched in 2008 as part of the annual New York Comedy Festival, the “New York’s Funniest Stand Up” competition is open to any and all performers who think that have what it […]

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