Alec Baldwin Hosts a Night of Bad Parenting Stories

March, 27 2017 Posted by admin

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Bad Parenting 01Alec Baldwin took a break from his duties as Saturday Night Live‘s resident President Trump on March 23 to take the stage at Carolines on Broadway  to host Bad Parent with Alec Baldwin, a live stand-up show exploring the ups and downs of parenthood with personal stories from comedians Karen Bergreen, Tom Cotter, Drew Fraser, Judy Gold, and Caroline Rhea.  Baldwin hosted the show, which was presented by WNYC Studios.  Rhea joked:  “I had my daughter at 44 and now I’m 38.  But I really don’t have any bad parenting stories because…I’m in denial.”  She told of how her daughter was conceived during a Giants Super Bowl victory and quipped:  “I love Eli Manning.  We have a lot in common… we both know what it’s like to score with only seconds left on the clock.”   America’s Got Talent runner-up Cotter, father of twins, joked:  “My wife and I always dreamed of having twins.  Only I thought it would be the Olsen Twins in a hot tub.”  Bergreen took shots at her own kids:“Mommy when I grow up, if I don’t have a baby, you’re just going to be an old lady… and I said you’re right, and instinct tells me with that level of charm, you’re going to be my roommate.” Gold lamented about her son wanting to get a tattoo of their zip code on his bicep.  “Henry!  You’re Jewish!    You are not getting numbers tattooed on your arm!”   Baldwin, who appeared to be having a ball on stage, teased the possibility of more themed stand-up shows in the future.   Portions of the Bad Parent show will be broadcast on WNYC Radio.

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New Political Comedy Show Offers Hilarious Insights into the Presidential Race

June, 23 2016 Posted by admin

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The 2016 presidential race is clearly one of the most bizarre — and entertaining — in the history of American politics.  Comedians Brendan Fitzgibbons and Lance Weiss have teamed up to co-host Anyone Can Be President, Even Us:  Laughing All the Way to the White House,  a new weekly political comedy show where New York’s best comedians, writes and news contributors gather to give their unique take on the presidential election.   To date, the show has featured the likes of Judah Friedlander (NBC’s 30 Rock), Jordan Carlos (Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore) and comedy legend George Wallace, among others, offering their hilarious take on the political process and the candidates.  As the presidential race heats up, we sat down with Brendan and Lance to talk about the show and to get their thoughts on the election.
 
COB:  When did you two meet/start working together?
 
BF and LW:  We met doing a show about 8 years ago in Brooklyn.  We came up together with a bunch of really awesome comedians that we are still friends with today.
 
COB:  What was your inspiration to start this show?
 
BF and LW:  This year’s election is of course the craziest one any of us have ever seen.  A lot of it doesn’t even really make sense.  We also know a ton of writers on tv shows and comics who do political material, and we thought it would be fun to bring them together each week to hear their take.
 
COB:  If you two ran for president, who would win?
 
BF and LW:  It’s hard to say.  Lance would probably shake more hands with people, but Brendan has better hair.  Hair always wins these things.  
 
COB:  The actual race to the White House has been a comedic experience in itself.  Could you see anything that has been said during one of these shows being said in real life? Are any answers similar to real life?
 
BF and LW:  Donald Trump is a like a comedian who doesn’t have punch lines. We literally play a game at our show called Trump or Porn where the audience has to guess if its a Trump quote or a porn quote, and a lot of times the audience can’t guess which is which. 
 
COB:  If you could do this show with the actual candidates, what is one question you
would want to ask Hillary?
 
BF and LW:  Can you blink? We’re pretty sure you’re a Japanese robot. 
 
COB:  What is one question you would want to ask Trump?
 
BF and LW:  Who is going to be your Vice President, Hitler, Brock Turner, or Yosemite Sam?
 
COB:   If you could do this show during any other election year, past or present, which
would you choose? Why?
 
Lance: 1832. I would come out every show and send jokes to the audience via carrier pigeons. 
 
Brendan: 1904, that was a very interesting election. I heard Teddy Roosevelt won because he was able to punch himself in the penis while saving the environment. 
 
COB:  Have you had any comedians on the show who you would want to see in the real
election?
 
BF and LW:  Judah Friedlander, he’s literally already got solutions to every single issue you can think of.  He’s the World Champion, and he would be the greatest president ever.
 
COB:  What has been your favorite part about the election thus far? Least favorite?
 
BF and LW:  How everyone was scared of Ted Cruz especially his kids, and that Ben Carson was asleep during all of it. 
 
COB:  Which comedian is your ideal presidential candidate?
 
BF and LW:  Stephen Colbert and us. Come on BABY!!! 
 
Anyone Can Be President, Even Us:  Laughing All the Way to the White House takes place every Monday night at 9:00 PM.  Purchase tickets here or call our Box Office at 212.757.4100 for reservations.
 
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SNL Star Jon Rudnitsky on His Carolines on Broadway Headlining Debut

June, 20 2016 Posted by admin

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As Saturday Night Live featured player and stand-up comedian Jon Rudnitsky prepares to make his headlining debut at Carolines this weekend, we sat down with the 26 year-old New Jersey native to talk about his stand-up career, his thoughts on his first season on SNL and more. Carolines on Broadway:  Are you excited to be […]

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Full Moon Ritual Comedy Show Debuts June 22

June, 17 2016 Posted by admin

Inspired by their interest in connecting the worlds of comedy and spirituality, Sara Armour and Jessica Brodkin created “The Moonual,” a show which uses humor to explore the lunar cycle and the process of releasing the past.  Hosts Sara and Jessica will take the stage at Carolines along with several guest comedians this Wednesday June […]

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OCFRA 15th annual Stand up for Madeline & OCRFA, an evening of laughter in tribute to Madeline Kahn

May, 20 2016 Posted by admin

The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance and Carolines on Broadway celebrated fifteen years of raising awareness and funds together through Stand up for Madeline & OCRFA, an evening of laughter in tribute to Madeline Kahn, who died in 1999 from the disease, on Tuesday, May 16.  Among those providing the laughs at the Times Square […]

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Baskets Stars Louie Anderson and Martha Kelly Host Viewing Party of Baskets Season Finale After Stand Up Show

March, 25 2016 Posted by admin

Louie Anderson and Martha Kelly, stars of FX Network’s hit series Baskets, hosted a live viewing party of the show’s season finale for fans who attended Anderson’s stand-up show at the club.   Anderson’s headlining gig, which include shows from March 24 – 26, marked 30 years to the month since he made his heading […]

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