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 takes to be called “New York’s Funniest.”

There will be an open call audition at Carolines on Broadway (1626 Broadway between 49th and 50th Streets) on Tuesday, October 6 starting at 9:00 AM. Participants will perform up to 2 minutes of their original material before a panel of industry judges. 20 performers from the open call will be selected to advance to 2 semi-final rounds on Tuesday, October 20 at Carolines on Broadway. 10 performers from the semi-final rounds will be selected to advance and perform in the final round, which will be held on November 15 at 4:00 PM at Carolines on Broadway as part of the 2015 New York Comedy Festival.

The audition, semi-finals and final rounds will be recorded for airing on an NBC Digital Enterprises to air in 2016. If you audition, you must be available to perform on October 20 and November 15.

The performer ultimately chosen to be “New York’s Funniest Stand Up” will receive a cash prize, introductions to agents, managers and casting agents, and a chance to perform on a headliner show at Carolines on Broadway and on one of the New York Comedy Festival shows in 2016.

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Anthony DeVito Wins Carolines Comedy Madness 2015

March, 26 2015 0 Comments Posted by admin


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


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 […]

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

May, 14 2014 0 Comments Posted by admin


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


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


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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