Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance Celebrates 16th Annual Stand Up for Madeline and OCRFA

May, 16 2017 Posted by admin

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kahn_madelineThe Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA) and Carolines on Broadway celebrated sixteen years of the Stand Up for Madeline and OCRFA, an evening of laughter in tribute to the legendary Madeline Kahn, on May 15 at the club.   Hosted by Bob the Drag Queen, who was crowned “America’s Next Drag Superstar” on the hit reality show RuPaul’s Drag Race last year, the show featured stand-up performances by comedy stalwarts including The View‘s Joy Behar, comedy legend Robert Klein, two-time Emmy winner Judy Gold, Des Bishop, Tim Dillon and Tom Thakkar.  

OCRFA Executive Committee Chair John Hansbury, Esq., opened the festivities with a hilarious and touching tribute video to his wife — the late, great Madeline Kahn — before opening up a live auction presided over by Judy Gold, which included vacations to the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic, Yankees tickets with access to the Jim Beam Suite, a table at Rao’s, a Michael Kors tote bag and an original photogram silhouette by artist Adam Fuss, among other coveted items.

The OCRFA is the largest global organization dedicated to fighting ovarian cancer.  OCRFA advances research to prevent, treat and defeat ovarian cancer, supports women and their families before, during and beyond diagnosis, and works with all levels of government to ensure ovarian cancer is a priority.

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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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Stand-Ups Give BAC Show Celebrates 10 Years of the Brooklyn Autism Center

March, 1 2017 Posted by admin

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On February 28, comedians Ryan Hamilton, Andy Kindler, Jordan Temple, and Tom Thakkar provided the laughs for a packed house as the Brooklyn Autism Center (BAC) celebrated its tenth anniversary at the Stand-Ups Give BAC show at Carolines on Broadway.  It marked the ninth consecutive year the event was held at the Times Square comedy […]

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The Ms. Foundation for Women Celebrates the 21st Comedy Night at Carolines

October, 27 2016 Posted by admin

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The Ms. Foundation for Women and Carolines on Broadway teamed up once again for the 21st Annual Comedy Night at Carolines on October 25.  The evening, which was themed “Laughing Our Way to the Revolution!,” was hosted by the hilarious Judy Gold, who pulled no punches when discussing Donald Trump.  ”I hate that orange piece […]

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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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“The Young and the Restless” Star Alicia Coppola Takes a Break from Daytime to Return Home to Make Her New York Stand-Up Debut

June, 6 2016 Posted by admin

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Alicia Coppola is heading back to her native East Coast to perform at Carolines on Broadway on Tuesday, June 14 at 7:00 PM.  The talented actress is adding “stand-up comedian” to her lengthy resume, which already boasts roles in The Young and the Restless, Teen Wolf, Jericho, and more.  A writer, actress, comedian, and mother […]

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