Kenan Thompson’s “Road to NYC” Ends at Carolines on Broadway

May, 7 2018 Posted by admin

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Saturday Night Live star Kenan Thompson’s nationwide talent search, “Road to NYC,” for child and adult comedians culminated at Carolines on Broadway on May 6 with a grand finale shows after showcases in Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Los Angels, Las Vegas and Miami.   

As part of the “Road to NYC” talent search, two youth winners and two adult winners attended SNL on May 5 (the kids attended the dress rehearsal and the adults attended the live show) that was hosted by Donald Glover and featured musical guest, Glover’s alter ego, Childish Gambino.  At the shows, Kenan personally met with all of the winners.

At the “Road to NYC” grand finale kids show at Carolines on Broadway, there was a special performance at the kids show by Russell Horning, a.k.a. “The Backpack Kid,” best known for his SNL appearance last season wth musical guest Katy Perry.   On the adult show, which was hosted by Kenan, his SNL cast mate Leslie Jones and Roy Wood, Jr. from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah both dropped in and performed hilarious stand-up sets for the crowd.

“I’m so thrilled that we have engaged so many talented performers at our various events across the country!,” Kenan said.  “We’ve found some great comedians during our search.”

“Road to NYC,” which launched in 2011, is produced by Kenan and Cherie Chiles-Buchanan of Atlanta-based Simply C Productions, LLC.  

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Gloria Steinem, Kathy Najimy and More Celebrate Four Years of “Sisters of Comedy”

January, 19 2018 Posted by admin

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L to R:  Kathy Najimy, Linda Sarsour, Gloria Steinem and “Sisters of Comedy” producer Ogunda Okeyo.  Photo Credit:  Michelle Smith

On January 17, Gloria Steinem and Kathy Najimy joined other die-hard supporters of “Sisters of Comedy,” New York City’s longest running comedy show that features black women at its center, to celebrate the show’s fourth anniversary at Carolines on Broadway.  The Agunda Okeyo-produced event featured special guest of honor, political activist Linda Sarsour, the former executive director of the Arab American Association of New York who served as co-chair of the 2017 Women’s March.  Stand-out stand-ups Chanel Ali, Michelle Buteau, Chloe Hilliard, Janelle James and Joyelle Johnson kept the crowd laughing all night. 

Click HERE to see THIRTEEN’s special feature on “Sisters of Comedy.”

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Kerry Coddett Crowned 2017 Carolines Comedy Madness Champion

March, 30 2017 Posted by admin

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Congratulations to Kerry Coddett, who outlasted 63 other comedians over five rounds to be crowned champion of the 2017 Carolines Comedy Madness stand-up competition.   For winning the event, Coddett will receive a cash prize and have the opportunity to perform at the 2017 New York Comedy Festival in November. Coddett, who won one week after […]

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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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WQXR Choses Finalists For “Classical Comedy” Contest

October, 26 2011 0 Comments Posted by admin

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WQXR has chosen nine finalists for their Classical Comedy Contest, scheduled to take place at Carolines on Broadway as part of the New York Comedy Festival on November 8th. To see who the finalists are, click here! Tickets are on sale for the finals now so be sure to pick them up now! The Classical […]

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