Kenan Thompson’s “Road to NYC” Ends at Carolines on Broadway

Saturday Night Live star Kenan Thompson’s nationwide talent search, “Road to NYC,” for child and adult comedians culminated at Carolines on Broadway on May 6 with a grand finale shows after showcases in Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Los Angels, Las Vegas and Miami.   

As part of the “Road to NYC” talent search, two youth winners and two adult winners attended SNL on May 5 (the kids attended the dress rehearsal and the adults attended the live show) that was hosted by Donald Glover and featured musical guest, Glover’s alter ego, Childish Gambino.  At the shows, Kenan personally met with all of the winners.

At the “Road to NYC” grand finale kids show at Carolines on Broadway, there was a special performance at the kids show by Russell Horning, a.k.a. “The Backpack Kid,” best known for his SNL appearance last season wth musical guest Katy Perry.   On the adult show, which was hosted by Kenan, his SNL cast mate Leslie Jones and Roy Wood, Jr. from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah both dropped in and performed hilarious stand-up sets for the crowd.

“I’m so thrilled that we have engaged so many talented performers at our various events across the country!,” Kenan said.  “We’ve found some great comedians during our search.”

“Road to NYC,” which launched in 2011, is produced by Kenan and Cherie Chiles-Buchanan of Atlanta-based Simply C Productions, LLC.  

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SiriusXM Radio’s Jim Norton & Sam Roberts Bring Their Show to Carolines

Jim and Sam

SiriusXM Radio morning duo Jim Norton and Sam Roberts brought their popular morning sat cast to Carolines on Broadway on March 26.    The morning duo kept the standing room only crowd entertained with a mix of hilarious banter, stand-up and music.  Jim and Sam’s guests for the broadcast were Gilbert Gottfried, Colin Quinn and Rich Vos.   Show staple Sandy Kane dropped by to perform a brief stand-up set and the talented Vancouver based band The Faceplants were also on hand to provide music.

Among the highlights were Sandy Kane’s outragoeues, no-holds-barred stand-up routine, Gilbert getting to the bottom of Jim Norton’s infamous “Monster Rain” story, a healthy Rich Vos showing off his fit body to the crowd, Jim and Sam interviewing a divorced couple in the crowd who split after the wife cheated on her husband but they remained friends; and the show-stopping appearance of Jim’s alter ego, “Chip Chipperson” at the end of the show.

The Jim Norton and Sam Roberts Show airs weekdays from 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM ET on SiriusXM Channel 103 (Faction Talk) and on the SiriusXM App.  Replays air at 11:00 AM ET and 9:00 PM ET.  The show can be heard online, on demand at www.siriusxm.com/ondemand.

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Napoleon Witt Crowned 2018 Carolines Comedy Madness Champion

Congratulations to Napoleon Emill, who outlasted 63 other comedians over five rounds to be crowned champion of the 2018 Carolines Comedy Madness stand-up competition.   For winning the event, Emill will receive a cash prize and have the opportunity to perform at the 2018 New York Comedy Festival in November. Taking a page from the […]

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SiriusXM Radio’s Sway in the Morning Broadcasts Live from Carolines on Broadway

On January 26, SiriusXM Radio‘s popular morning show, Sway in the Morning, returned to broadcast live from Carolines on Broadway.   Sway Calloway and his crew of Heather B, Devan “DB” Bartan, Tracy G, Kelly Kinkaid, Orlando Quinones and DJ Wonder brought a smooth blend of cool conversation, hot music and side-splitting laughter to their fans, who […]

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Gloria Steinem, Kathy Najimy and More Celebrate Four Years of “Sisters of Comedy”

L to R:  Kathy Najimy, Linda Sarsour, Gloria Steinem and “Sisters of Comedy” producer Ogunda Okeyo.  Photo Credit:  Michelle Smith On January 17, Gloria Steinem and Kathy Najimy joined other die-hard supporters of “Sisters of Comedy,” New York City’s longest running comedy show that features black women at its center, to celebrate the show’s fourth […]

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

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 — […]

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