Anthony DeVito Wins Carolines Comedy Madness 2015

March, 26 2015 0 Comments Posted by admin

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Congratulations to Anthony DeVito, who was crowned champion of the 2015 Carolines Comedy Madness Stand-Up Tournament.   

The five-round competition, modeled after the NCAA college basketball “March Madness” tournament, tipped off on February 25 with 64 of New York’s best and brightest young comedians going head-to-head.  The field was narrowed down to 32, then The Sweet Sixteen, the Elite Eight, and then down to The Final Four — DeVito, Ryan Beck, Joe Larson and Doug Smith.  DeVito bested Larson, and Smith ousted Beck before squaring off against DeVito in the final round.  As a prize for winning, the New Jersey native receives a cash prize, a chance to open for a headliner at Carolines on Broadway and a spot to perform at the New York Comedy Festival in November.

DeVito joins the class of Carolines Comedy Madness winners which includes Nate Bargatze, Dan Soder, Michael Che, Adam Newman, Mark Normand and Gary Vider.

Among the many highlights of this year’s competition was The Elite Eight Round drop in by Kevin Hart, who dropped by the club at the end of the show and surprised the packed house by performing a hilarious 45-minute set.

Congratulations to all of the 64 talented comedians who participated in this year’s Carolines Comedy Madness!

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Introducing The Time Out New York Comedy Showcase

March, 17 2015 0 Comments Posted by admin

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Carolines on Broadway and Time Out New York are excited to announce a new monthly stand-up comedy series, the Time Out New York Comedy Showcase. Click here to purchase tickets and check out Time Out New York‘s blurb about the new monthly showcase below:

“See the hottest comics in the city at the brand new Time Out New York Comedy Showcase, a new series curated by the editors of Time Out New York. The event takes place at legendary comedy club Carolines on Broadway on the last Wednesday of every month.

Join us March 25 as we kick off the series with a night of fun that’ll have you laughing till your face hurts. Hosted by the hysterical Phil Hanley, the lineup features four of the most sought-after stand-ups in NYC: the awesomely sharp-tongued Bonnie McFarlane (the writer and director of the movie Women Aren’t Funny), whipsmart NYC comedy lynchpin Ted Alexandro (LouieEntourage), the affably thought-provoking Gary Gulman (a veteran of every late night network comedy show out there) and the relentlessly energetic Michelle Wolf (a writer and performer on Late Night with Seth Meyers, whom you may recognize as Grown-Up Annie).”

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Adam Carolla Tapes Podcast, Celebrates Release of New Book at Carolines

May, 14 2014 0 Comments Posted by admin

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Radio and television host, comedian, actor and best-selling author Adam Carolla brought his Guinness World Record holding podcast, “The Adam Carolla Show,” back to Carolines on Broadway on May 13 to celebrate the release of his new book, “President Me:  The America That’s in My Head.”  Fellow comedian Dave Attell served as special guest moderator for […]

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Laughter for a Good Cause

May, 13 2014 0 Comments Posted by admin

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On May 12, Carolines on Broadway hosted the 13th annual “Stand Up for Madeline and OCRF,” a benefit for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) that pays tribute to the late, great Madeline Kahn.    To date,  the event has raised more than $1 million in support of the OCRF’s efforts.  The event included a […]

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Opie & Anthony Celebrate 20 Years in Radio

April, 21 2014 0 Comments Posted by admin

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Sirius XM radio hosts Gregg “Opie” Hughes and Anthony Cumia marked their 20 years in radio together with a live broadcast of the sat caster’s “Unmasked” show, hosted by Ron Bennington, from the Carolines Showroom on April 17.    The duo, along with their co-host, comedian Jim Norton, shared stories from their illustrious — and […]

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New York Comedy Festival 2012 Dates Announced!

May, 23 2012 0 Comments Posted by admin

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The dates for the 2012 New York Comedy Festival have been announced! The festival will take place from November 7 – 11 at venues like the Beacon Theater, Carnegie Hall and Town Hall. Tickets and a full schedule will be available in August. For more info, check out this write up in Variety:  http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118054499

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