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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Now Streaming: Chris D’Elia’s “Incorrigible”

April, 20 2015 0 Comments Posted by admin


This past Friday, Netflix released Incorrigible, the second hour long special from L.A. based stand-up comic and actor Chris D’Elia. Incorrigible serves as the follow-up to D’Elia’s breakout Comedy Central 2013 hour-long White Male. Black Comic ,which included his wildly popular viral bit Drunk Girls.  Both White Male, Black Comic and Incorrigible were directed by Chris’s father Bill D’Elia who is a well-known screenwriter, producer, and director.

Since the release of White Male. Black Comic, D’Elia has starred in a lead-role on the NBC sitcom Undateable, headlined the 2014 New York Comedy Festival, and appeared on the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber. Later this year, D’Elia will headline Carolines for the fourth straight year. For tickets to D’Elia’s shows, click here


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Vulture Publishes The 50 Comedians You Should Know in 2015

March, 31 2015 0 Comments Posted by admin

Yesterday Vulture published their biennial list the “50 Comedians You Should Know” 2015 edition. The last 50 comedians list, published in 2013, included breakout comics Hannibal Buress, Michael Che, John Mulaney, Tig Notaro, Chelsea Peretti, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer of Broad City, and Amy Schumer. The list of rising comics features many Carolines regulars […]

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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 […]

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Kevin Hart & Jeffrey Ross Roast Justin Bieber

March, 16 2015 0 Comments Posted by admin


Comedy Central has released the first previews of the upcoming Roast of Justin Bieber featuring Roast Master Kevin Hart and The Roast Master General Jeffrey Ross. The Roast of Justin Bieber, which was filmed this past weekend at Sony Studios in Los Angeles, will air March 30 at 10 p.m. EST on Comedy Central. You […]

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Anthony Jeselnik and Norm Macdonald added to Last Comic Standing

March, 12 2015 0 Comments Posted by admin


After rumors of yet another cancellation, it was announced earlier today by USA Today that NBC’s Last Comic Standing will return for another season later this year with new host Anthony Jeselnik and judge Norm Macdonald, both of whom headlined Carolines on Broadway in 2014. Jeselnik will replace season eight host J.B. Smoove while Macdonald […]

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