David Angelo Named “New York’s Funniest Stand-Up at the 2017 New York Comedy Festival

November, 14 2017 Posted by admin

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Comedian David Angelo out-joked ten other finalists at the tenth annual New York’s Funniest Stand-Up competition at Carolines on Broadway on Saturday, November 11.   The competition, launched in 2008 as part of the annual New York Comedy Festival, is open to any and all New York-based comedians who think they have what it takes to make ‘em laugh here — and anywhere.  This year’s competition — hosted by The Roastmaster General Jeff Ross — featured a group of The Big Apple’s best and brightest young comedians who competed over three semi-final rounds to make it to finals to vie for the coveted title of New York’s Funniest Stand-Up.   In addition to Angelo, the other competition finalists who performed were Jocelyn Chia, Francis Ellis, Katie Hannigan, Kevin Iso, Frank Liotti, JP McDade, Usama Siddique, Tom Thakkar, Martin Urbano and Jacob Williams.

In addition to winning the New York’s Funniest Stand-Up competition, David’s other accomplishments include a 2012 Writers Guild nomination, a 2011 Prime Time Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series, and a 2009 Time Out New York ”Joke of the  Year” Award. He has performed stand-up at the Moontower Comedy Festival in Austin, the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland.

He’s appeared on CBS’s 2 Broke Girls, Fox News’ Red Eye and Comedy Central’s Mash-Up, as well as his ow Comedy Central show Nothin’s Easy.

Past winners of New York’s Funniest Stand-Up competition are Julian McCullough (2008), Myq Kaplan (2009), Nate Bargatze (2010), Dan Soder (2011),Michael Che (2012), Joe Machi (2013), Rickey Velez (2014), Matt Pavich (2015), and Tim Dillon (2016).

Follow David Angelo on Twitter:  @MrDavidAngelo

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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 blossomed thanks to his starring role in the hit-series Broad City, his second hour long stand-up special Hannibal Buress Live From Chicago, and headlining both the 2013 and 2014 New York Comedy Festival.

Last year Hannibal prematurely tweeted that Comedy Central had picked up his show Unemployable for ten episodes. Later that year on TBS’s Conan when he was asked why he made this up Buress stated  “I didn’t make it up, I just kinda put my dreams out into the world.”

Congrats to Hannibal on finally making his dreams come true!

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Q&A with Sam Morril

June, 28 2012 0 Comments Posted by admin

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While Carolines is known for presenting the biggest names in comedy, the club is also known for discovering and developing the next generation of comedy stars. The club’s popular monthly “Break Out Artist Comedy Series” showcases the talents of New York’s many rising stars who are quickly making names for themselves and achieving headliner status. […]

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New York Comedy Festival 2012 Dates Announced!

May, 23 2012 0 Comments Posted by admin

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The dates for the 2012 New York Comedy Festival have been announced! The festival will take place from November 7 – 11 at venues like the Beacon Theater, Carnegie Hall and Town Hall. Tickets and a full schedule will be available in August. For more info, check out this write up in Variety:  http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118054499

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Variety Profiles Caroline Hirsch

November, 9 2011 0 Comments Posted by admin

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Today, Variety ran an incredible piece about the woman who started it all – Caroline Hirsch. Check out the contributors like Lewis Black, Paul “Pee Wee Herman” Reubens, Kathy Griffin, Rita Rudner and more recall their memories of Caroline, the start of Carolines Comedy Club and the New York Comedy Festival.

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The New York Post Talks Women In Comedy With Caroline Hirsch

November, 8 2011 0 Comments Posted by admin

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The New York Post ran a great article talking about women in comedy and quoted our very own Caroline Hirsch along with some hilarious women like Kathy Griffin, Amy Schumer and Bonnie McFarlane! Check out the article and don’t miss the New York Comedy Festival this week!

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