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SUNDAY, JUNE 23 / Central Park, Mineral Springs - CPW & 69th
SUNDAY, JUNE  30 / Tompkins Square Park, Old Bandshell Lawn - E7th bet. A&B
SUNDAY, JULY 7 / Central Park, Mineral Springs - CPW & 69th
SUNDAY, JULY 14 / Tompkins Square Park, Old Bandshell Lawn - E7th bet. A&B
 SUNDAY, JULY 21 / Washington Square Park, Holley Plaza - West half of the park
SUNDAY, JULY 28 / Central Park, Mineral Springs - CPW & 69th

 

 

 

 

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sunday, july 28 / 2p

central park, mineral springs

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jordan carlos

stars in "I Just Want My Pants Back" on MTV as Eric. He is also featured in MTV2's "Guy Code."  He was recently nominated as Best Male Comic by ECNY (Emerging Comedians of New York) and was one of the New Faces at the recent Montreal Comedy Festival.  Carlos has appeared most notably as Stephen Colbert's black friend Alan on "The Colbert Report," and performed his stand up on Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham," Montreal's Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, and various New York comedy festivals.  He's also well known for his hilarious videos for CollegeHumor.com and for his spot-on Barack Obama impression.  His two-man stand-up, storytelling sketch show, "The Triple S," is being presented at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in both Los Angeles and New York City.
 

 


robert dean

has been living and performing comedy in NY for over five years. He recently headlined Caroline's on Broadway as part of their Breakout Comedy Artist Series, has been featured at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival and in Time Out NY and performs nightly at the best venues in New York and around the country. This past year, Robert made his Television debut as Sexy Abraham Lincoln Lobster Man on "Comedy Central's Half Hour with Nick Vatterott." On top of stand-up, Robert has co-starred in and co-written several character and sketch comedy videos and shows, including the Excellence In New York Comedy Award nominated "Meatsteak is Dead" at Webster Hall. Robert also produces a popular weekly stand-up show in Brooklyn and a podcast titled "What About What About Bob?"

 

liz miele

started doing stand-up at 16 and now at 25 she is the creator and star of the weekly web series "apt C3" and animated web series "Damaged."  She is a regular at some of the best comedy clubs in New York City.  Her stand-up has been featured on Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham," Comedy Central's "Root of all Evil" Promo, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and Covergirl.com's "Stand-up for Beauty with Ellen Degeneres." She has been profiled by the NYTimes, NYT Magazine, Time-Out NY, in NY Press' "Off Color Comedy," AM-NY's "Go Underground," and the 2004 Humor Issue of The New Yorker "On the Bark."  
 

and more...

 

sunday, july 21 / 2p

washington square park, holley plaza 

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christian finnegan

is best known as one of the original panelists on VH1's "Best Week Ever" and as Chad, the only white roommate in the infamous "Mad Real World" sketch of "Chappelle's Show."  He can currently be seen on the TBS sitcom "Are We There Yet?" and on History Channel's "I Love the 1880's." He's also co-host of Zest TV's upcoming travel show, "CustomNATION." Over the past decade, Christian has been a fixture on Comedy Central, having starred in his own one hour stand up special "Au Contraire," as well as "Comedy Central Presents," "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn" and countless network interstitials. He's also appeared on "Conan," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," "Good Afternoon America," and "The Today Show." Politics junkies will recognize Christian from his many appearances on "Countdown with Keith Olbermann."

 

Reggie Watts Picreggie watts

is a staple of the international performance scene. Reggie's improvised musical sets are created on-the-spot using only his formidable voice and a looping machine. As a solo performer, Reggie was handpicked by Conan O'Brien to open nightly on Conan's entire North American "Prohibited From Being Funny on Television" tour. Reggie was also featured as "Hot Comedian" in Rolling Stone's Hot Issue 2010, named SPIN Magazine's "Best New Comedian" and "Best of CMJ" 2010, and a featured profile in GQ's Man Of The Year issue 2010. Reggie released his debut comedy CD and DVD 'Why $#!+ So Crazy?' on Comedy Central Records in May 2010. He co-stars on IFC's "Comedy Bang! Bang!"    



chris distefano 

is described as a high energy comic, he has worked at all of the top comedy clubs across New York City.  He's gotten all the way to the Elite 8 of the March Madness Comedy Competition at Carolines on Broadway (two years in a row). Chris also was selected to headline Carolines in their Breakout Artist Series and was selected as a finalist in the New York Comedy Festival. Chris has opened up for comedy legends such as Richard Lewis, Gilbert Gottfried and Artie Lange. Chris has been heard on Sirius XM radio, is a regular on MTV2's "Guy Code" and his left elbow was featured on a national Subway commercial. 

 
joe list
since starting his comedy career just weeks after graduating high school in 2000 comedian Joe List has been impressing and delighting audiences and fellow comedians all over the country.  In the fall of 2007 Joe was featured in the prestigious HBO comedy festival in Las Vegas to outstanding reviews. In the last 2 years Joe has also been seen at many of the best comedy clubs across the country as the preferred feature act for Comedy Central's Nick DiPaolo.  
 

carmen lynch

Carmen has performed on "The Late Show with David Letterman," Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," and was featured on HBO's U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. Carmen made her network debut as one of the top 20 comics on the first season of "Last Comic Standing" on NBC, and was recently featured in the show's seventh season. She has freelanced with MAD Magazine and was chosen as one of the "Hot Comics of 2010" by Campus Activities Magazine. Carmen has also appeared on SiTV's "Latino Laugh Festival" and toured as one of the Latinas of Comedy with Paul Rodriguez. She currently performs in the weekly web series "apt C3" with fellow comedian, Liz Miele.

     

as well as NYC-based comic, francisco aldorando.

 

sunday, july 14 / 2p

tompkins square park, old bandshell lawn

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ted alexandro

a veteran comedian, Ted Alexandro was named one of the top comics working today by Time Out NY magazine and has appeared on "Louie," "Oz" and "Dr. Katz" as well as two of his own half-hour Comedy Central Presents specials. He has performed his comedy internationally and at festivals around the U.S., including Bonnaroo Music Festival, Just For Laughs Festival and The New York Comedy Festival. Ted has also performed on David Letterman, Conan O'Brien, Craig Ferguson and The View.  Ted also co-created a web series that is currently being pitched as a TV pilot, "Teachers Lounge," with Hollis James that features Lewis Black, Judy Gold, Judah Friedlander, Ted Leo and Janeane Garofalo.

 

 

 

    


kevin barnett 

is one of the fastest rising comics in NYC and was a standout at Montreal's Just For Laughs Comedy Festival.  Kevin has been featured on Comedy Central, College Humor, MTV's "Guy Code" and is a panelist on "#FAIL."  He appeared in Mike Birbiglia's feature film "Sleepwalk With Me" and co-hosts the podcast "The Roundtable of Gentleman."    

 

miguel dalmau 

is a staple in the NYC comedy circuit and has been featured in TimeOut NY with his "Joke of the Week," NBC's "Stand Up for Diversity.  Miguel performs his stand-up at clubs all around NYC and the U.S.

 
jared logan
can be seen every week as a cast member on VH1's Best Week Ever.  This year, his own half hour special aired on Comedy Central. He has appeared on John Oliver's New York Stand-up Show and TJ Miller's Mash-up. He was a delegate for Comedy Central's Indecision 2012 and works as warm-up comedian for The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. 
 

phoebe robinson

recently made her television debut on TV Guide's "100 Shows to See Before You Die." She was also a finalist in NBC's Stand Up for Diversity competition and was a part of their college tour, which traveled the USA. She has performed in the New York Underground Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival and for the second straight year, she appeared in the Women in Comedy Festival. Her writing has been published in the New York Times and most recently, she became a blogger for the Huffington Post.  

 

as well as NYC-based comic, francisco aldorando.

 

sunday, july 7 / 2p

central park, mineral springs

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Eddie Brill Pic eddie brill 

is an internationally loved and respected stand-up comedian, a legend on the comedy scene and a "Laughter in the Park" 5x headliner. He tours frequently, performing in the US as well as England, Ireland, France, Australia, Amsterdam, and Hong Kong. For the past 14 years, he has worked on the Late Show with David Letterman. Additionally, he also produces and helps book stand-up talent all over the world. He is also a 3-time MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabaret and Clubs) Award Winner for Best Male Stand-up Comic in NYC. In 2008, Eddie received the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award by ECNY (The Emerging Comics of NY).

  


 

 
phil hanley

began his stand-up career in Vancouver, Canada and has since toured Canada coast-to-coast and now performs at comedy clubs around New York City. Phil's performance at the 2008 Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal garnered him international acclaim, with The Hollywood Reporter naming him one of the five comics creating a buzz at the festival and landed him a spot on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." Phil's other credits include appearances at the Halifax Comedy Festival, Global's Vancouver International Comedy Fest, CBC and XFM satellite radio and his own television special on the CTV and Comedy Network as well as "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson."   

 

calise hawkins  

was a finalist in NBC's "Stand Up for Diversity" competition, semi-finalist in New York Comedy Festival's "Funniest Comedian in New York" challenge and was featured on NBC's Last Comic Standing. Calise has made dozens of TV appearances performing stand-up, including "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," "Russell Simmons Presents Stand Up at the El Rey" on Comedy Central, TV Guide's "Stand Up In Stilletos," "Gotham Live" and two episodes of "Nick Mom Night Out" on Nick Jr.

  

myq kaplan

2010 "Last Comic Stand­ing" final­ist, Myq has appeared in his own half-hour "Comedy Central Presents" special, as well as, on "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien," "The Late Show with David Letterman," "The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson" and Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham."   He's performed at the New Faces show of the 2009 "Just For Laughs Festival" in Montreal and was voted 2008's "Best Local Comedian" in the Boston Phoenix.  The Come­di­ans mag­a­zine calls him "a com­edy machine."   His comedy album "Vegan Mind Meld" was one of iTunes' top ten best-selling com­edy albums in 2010. Myq has his own podcast "Hang Out With Me" on the Keith and The Girl network.  

 

rodney laney 

P. Diddy's "Bad Boys of Comedy" on HBO, Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson."  Featured at "Chris Tucker's Comedy Club" in Atlanta, comedy festivals "Laffapalooza" and "Just for Laughs" in Montreal, and NYC clubs Comix, Carolines, Gotham Comedy Club, and Dangerfield's. Most recently, Rodney has completed pilots for Comedy Central, MTV and A&E.   

   

adam newman

was named one of Comedy Central's Comics to Watch in 2010.  He was a finalist in the New York Comedy Contest, "NY's Funniest," and for the "Andy Kaufman Award". He's also been featured in Time Out NY and the NY Daily News.  Adam has appeared in countless CollegeHumor original videos, MTV's "The CollegeHumor Show" and FNMTV, Comedy Central's Atom TV, ESPN's NFL Writer's Room, and The Tyra Banks Show. His stand-up credits include performances at the New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival, North Carolina's Laugh Your Asheville Off Festival, Atlanta's Laughing Skull Festival, Just for Laughs Chicago and the New York Comedy Festival.  Adam's critically acclaimed debut stand-up CD "Not For Horses" was released last July. He hosts the popular "Big Long Sets" at NYC's Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater, and "Butt Talk," the world's #1 Number 2 podcast. His own web series "My Dad is in a Boy Band," was recently released by The Warner Sound and featured on the Today Show.  

 

sunday, june 30 / 2p

tompkins square park, old bandshell lawn

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myq kaplan 

2010 "Last Comic Stand­ing" final­ist, Myq has appeared in his own half-hour "Comedy Central Presents" special, as well as, on "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien," "The Late Show with David Letterman," "The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson" and Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham."   He's performed at the New Faces show of the 2009 "Just For Laughs Festival" in Montreal and was voted 2008's "Best Local Comedian" in the Boston Phoenix.  The Come­di­ans mag­a­zine calls him "a com­edy machine."   His comedy album "Vegan Mind Meld" was one of iTunes' top ten best-selling com­edy albums in 2010. Myq has his own podcast "Hang Out With Me" on the Keith and The Girl network.

 

 

 

 

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missy baker

recently won Time Out NY Magazine's "Joke of the Week," was featured on Huffington Post's Funniest Tweets of the Week, and on MTV's Guy Code Blog.

 

seaton smith

is a Washington, D.C.-based comic and has performed at numerous comedy festivals including Opie and Anthony's Virus tour and Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal.  Seaton was recently cast in a regular role in NBC's new sitcom "The John Mulaney Show," slated to premiere this Fall.

 

stuckey & murray

is a comedy music duo from Brooklyn, New York. Together the two have produced four full length albums, with their most recent "We Tried" released in June 2013.  Stuckey & Murray's music videos and sketches have acquired over 20 million hits on Youtube. The duo were semi-finalists on NBC's Last Comic standing and recently shot a pilot for a major cable network.  They have also been featured on several other programs including MTV's Guy Code, the Chelsea Handler Show, Cash Cab and HBO's Funny as Hell.

 

nick vatterott

as a 2011 recipient of the prestigious Andy Kaufman award, Nick's fearless inclination to be "confidently abstract," has made him a favorite among peers and Just for Laughs: New Faces 2010, Chicago Magazine's "Funniest Man in Chicago." Writer for MTV's "What Was I Thinking?" he's performed on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," and was a featured comedian in the "Breakout Artist Series" in the New York Comedy Festival.  He has his own stand-up special for Comedy Central and produced and performed in Comedy Central's series, Mash Up.  Nick has toured with Chicago's storied Second City and his sketch group 'Heavyweight' has performed at Second City's Unhinged and the Toronto Just for Laughs Festival. 

 

 

 

sunday, june 23 /2p

central park, mineral springs

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Michael Chemichael che

Rising comedy star Michael Che has been hailed as "One to Watch" by Comedy Central, featured in the The New York Times and lauded by Rolling Stone as one of "The 50 funniest People Now."   In the past year, he has appeared on The David Letterman Show and VH1's Best Week Ever. Michael has worked on SNL and is frequently featured at major comedy clubs around Manhattan. In just under three years, he's become a favorite of bookers internationally.

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Vanessa Hollingshead Picvanessa hollingshead

Perennial favorite and a 6-year veteran of Laughter in the Park', Vanessa Hollingshead is definitely one of the country's premier comediennes. Vanessa has had her own "Comedy Central Presents" special, taped her second DVD "American Anglomaniac" at Gotham and taped her third DVD "Drunk" at Stand Up New York. She has headlined every major comedy club in New York City. 

 

kevin avery

Additionally, New Yorkers will be treated to an appearance by the multi-talented, Ken Avery who is the head writer for FX's "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell."   He also wrote, star and executive produced the award-winning short film, "Thugs, The Musical."  He is also one-half of the popular comic radio podcast duo "Siskel and Negro" and his first comedy album "Hardcore" recorded at The Punch Line in San Francisco is available on iTunes. 

 

carmen lynch

Carmen has performed on "The Late Show with David Letterman," Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," and was featured on HBO's U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. Carmen made her network debut as one of the top 20 comics on the first season of "Last Comic Standing" on NBC, and was recently featured in the show's seventh season. She has freelanced with MAD Magazine and was chosen as one of the "Hot Comics of 2010" by Campus Activities Magazine. Carmen has also appeared on SiTV's "Latino Laugh Festival" and toured as one of the Latinas of Comedy with Paul Rodriguez. She currently performs in the weekly web series "apt C3" with fellow comedian, Liz Miele.

     

lori sommer  

Lori is a favorite of Gotham Comedy Club and the founder of Red Tie Mafia Improv Troupe

 

nick turner 

Nick is a Comedy Central favorite who can be seen on Vh1's "Best Week Ever."   He's also appeared on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and the upcoming "John Oliver's NY Standup Comedy Show."   

 

 
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