Comedy 101 Photo Album with Sal Vulcano, Big Jay Oakerson and Kurt Metzger at The Village Underground

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All Photos by Phil Provencio

On Tuesday August 16, we took over the Village Underground in New York City to put on another round of Comedy 101, where open mic night meets the roast. We had the expertise of three incredible mentors, six open mic comedians and two civilians performing comedy for their very first time. The result was outrageous, offensive, and unbelievably funny.  Here’s a photo record of our show, all photos taken by the great Phil Provencio. Check out Phil’s own series right here on The Interrobang, “Up Next: A Look Through the Lens at New York Comedy.

Special thanks to our three mentors, , Big and Impractical Jokers’ and of course our open mic comedians , , , , and Greg and Rob, plus Hosp who tried stand up for the first time ever on our stage and B.L., who…well…was B.L.  Read more about Comedy 101 at the Village Underground here, and listen to the show on SiriusXM’s Opie Radio today at 8:30am and a replay at 4:30pm.

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Despite the 95 plus degree weather, the audience started lining up at 6:00 and the line stretched down the street to come see the latest edition of Comedy 101.

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Doors opened at the Village Underground for Comedy 101 on August 16th at 7:10.

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The stage is set for Comedy 101.

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Your hosts….Ron and .

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Special guest, Sal Vulcano from the Impractical Jokers has to hug.

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Our three mentors, (l to r), Sal Vulcano, and Kurt Metzger.

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Your emcees ready to bring up your first comic and start the show.

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Matt C Burkitt, our first comic, says he suffers from depression. @mattcburkitt

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Comedian Jon Brown takes the stage.

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Jon Brown gets a laugh from the judges.

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Ron and Gail Bennington hosting Comedy 101.

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Son Yeyr came on stage wearing a SiriusXM tshirt as a skirt and rocking face tats.

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Son got big laughs from all three mentors.

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Sal Vulcano and Big Jay Oakerson listening to Kurt Metzger explain something to Son Yehr.

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Chris San Juan told the audience that he is Puerto Rican and didn’t graduate high school.

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Brother comedy duo Greg and Rob were very happy to be the Village Underground.

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Is Kurt Metzger the long lost brother of Greg and Rob?  Will he join the act permanently?

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Hosp had a rougher time than some of the other comics, proving that some experience is a lot better than no experience.

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Our last comic….has nine fingers…..she was the second Hooters girl in the country…Bennington Show regular, B.L. “Are you a Character?” — Kurt Metzger

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B.L. shouts out Jeffrey Gurian.

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Incredible team!  Kurt Metzger, Sal Vulcano, Big Jay Oakerson, and Gail Bennington.

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After the show, at the Fat Black Pussycat, performers, mentors, and audience hung around despite the still over 90 degree heat.

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That’s it for now, but Comedy 101 will be back, coming to a club near you…..follow theibang.com for info on how to get tickets.

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Phil Provencio is a fast rising New York based photographer and graphic designer highlighting the comedy scene in the city and abroad. His galleries can be seen at the Comedy Cellar’s Village Underground in Greenwich Village and Carolines On Broadway in Times Square. When not out shooting headshots or shows, you can find him exploring the city for photos he contributes regularly to Urban Outfitters and their print shops.
Phil Provencio
Phil Provencio
Phil Provencio is a fast rising New York based photographer and graphic designer highlighting the comedy scene in the city and abroad. His galleries can be seen at the Comedy Cellar’s Village Underground in Greenwich Village and Carolines On Broadway in Times Square. When not out shooting headshots or shows, you can find him exploring the city for photos he contributes regularly to Urban Outfitters and their print shops.