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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Kevin Hart & Jeffrey Ross Roast Justin Bieber

March, 16 2015 0 Comments Posted by admin

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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 can read more about the roast on Variety but be warned, there are spoilers!

Bieber’s roast will also feature comedians Hannibal Buress, Pete Davidson, Natasha Leggero, and future Carolines headliner Chris D’Elia.

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Anthony Jeselnik and Norm Macdonald added to Last Comic Standing

March, 12 2015 0 Comments Posted by admin

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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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Comedy Central Orders New Hannibal Buress Show

March, 10 2015 0 Comments Posted by admin

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Comedy Central has ordered eight half-hour episodes of a new weekly series titled Why with Hannibal Buress which will begin airing this June. According to Deadline, the show will feature stand-up from Buress, filmed-segments, man on the street interviews, and in-studio guests. Since signing a development deal with Comedy Central in 2013 Buress’s career has […]

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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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