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

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…

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

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…

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Kerry Coddett Crowned 2017 Carolines Comedy Madness Champion

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

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

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

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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CBS New York Names CAROLINES One of the Top 5 Places To See Stand-Up in NYC!

You know you’ve made it as a comedian when you get the chance to perform at Caroline’s in Times Square. This comedy club opened in 1982 in Chelsea before moving to the heart of Times Square in 1992. Legendary performers like Jerry Seinfeld, Billy Crystal, and Rosie O’Donnell have graced the stage and have helped…

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