David Angelo Named “New York’s Funniest Stand-Up at the 2017 New York Comedy Festival

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Comedian David Angelo out-joked ten other finalists at the tenth annual New York’s Funniest Stand-Up competition at Carolines on Broadway on Saturday, November 11.   The competition, launched in 2008 as part of the annual New York Comedy Festival, is open to any and all New York-based comedians who think they have what it takes to make ‘em laugh here — and anywhere.  This year’s competition — hosted by The Roastmaster General Jeff Ross — featured a group of The Big Apple’s best and brightest young comedians who competed over three semi-final rounds to make it to finals to vie for the coveted title of New York’s Funniest Stand-Up.   In addition to Angelo, the other competition finalists who performed were Jocelyn Chia, Francis Ellis, Katie Hannigan, Kevin Iso, Frank Liotti, JP McDade, Usama Siddique, Tom Thakkar, Martin Urbano and Jacob Williams.

In addition to winning the New York’s Funniest Stand-Up competition, David’s other accomplishments include a 2012 Writers Guild nomination, a 2011 Prime Time Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series, and a 2009 Time Out New York ”Joke of the  Year” Award. He has performed stand-up at the Moontower Comedy Festival in Austin, the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland.

He’s appeared on CBS’s 2 Broke Girls, Fox News’ Red Eye and Comedy Central’s Mash-Up, as well as his ow Comedy Central show Nothin’s Easy.

Past winners of New York’s Funniest Stand-Up competition are Julian McCullough (2008), Myq Kaplan (2009), Nate Bargatze (2010), Dan Soder (2011),Michael Che (2012), Joe Machi (2013), Rickey Velez (2014), Matt Pavich (2015), and Tim Dillon (2016).

Follow David Angelo on Twitter:  @MrDavidAngelo

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Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance Celebrates 16th Annual Stand Up for Madeline and OCRFA

kahn_madelineThe Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA) and Carolines on Broadway celebrated sixteen years of the Stand Up for Madeline and OCRFA, an evening of laughter in tribute to the legendary Madeline Kahn, on May 15 at the club.   Hosted by Bob the Drag Queen, who was crowned “America’s Next Drag Superstar” on the hit reality show RuPaul’s Drag Race last year, the show featured stand-up performances by comedy stalwarts including The View‘s Joy Behar, comedy legend Robert Klein, two-time Emmy winner Judy Gold, Des Bishop, Tim Dillon and Tom Thakkar.  

OCRFA Executive Committee Chair John Hansbury, Esq., opened the festivities with a hilarious and touching tribute video to his wife — the late, great Madeline Kahn — before opening up a live auction presided over by Judy Gold, which included vacations to the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic, Yankees tickets with access to the Jim Beam Suite, a table at Rao’s, a Michael Kors tote bag and an original photogram silhouette by artist Adam Fuss, among other coveted items.

The OCRFA is the largest global organization dedicated to fighting ovarian cancer.  OCRFA advances research to prevent, treat and defeat ovarian cancer, supports women and their families before, during and beyond diagnosis, and works with all levels of government to ensure ovarian cancer is a priority.

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Kerry Coddett Crowned 2017 Carolines Comedy Madness Champion

March, 30 2017
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Congratulations to Kerry Coddett, who outlasted 63 other comedians over five rounds to be crowned champion of the 2017 Carolines Comedy Madness stand-up competition.   For winning the event, Coddett will receive a cash prize and have the opportunity to perform at the 2017 New York Comedy Festival in November. Coddett, who won one week after […]

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Alec Baldwin Hosts a Night of Bad Parenting Stories

Alec Baldwin took a break from his duties as Saturday Night Live‘s resident President Trump on March 23 to take the stage at Carolines on Broadway  to host Bad Parent with Alec Baldwin, a live stand-up show exploring the ups and downs of parenthood with personal stories from comedians Karen Bergreen, Tom Cotter, Drew Fraser, […]

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Stand-Ups Give BAC Show Celebrates 10 Years of the Brooklyn Autism Center

March, 1 2017
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On February 28, comedians Ryan Hamilton, Andy Kindler, Jordan Temple, and Tom Thakkar provided the laughs for a packed house as the Brooklyn Autism Center (BAC) celebrated its tenth anniversary at the Stand-Ups Give BAC show at Carolines on Broadway.  It marked the ninth consecutive year the event was held at the Times Square comedy […]

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The Ms. Foundation for Women Celebrates the 21st Comedy Night at Carolines

The Ms. Foundation for Women and Carolines on Broadway teamed up once again for the 21st Annual Comedy Night at Carolines on October 25.  The evening, which was themed “Laughing Our Way to the Revolution!,” was hosted by the hilarious Judy Gold, who pulled no punches when discussing Donald Trump.  ”I hate that orange piece […]

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