Comedy 101 is going to the Moontower Comedy Festival in Austin, Texas and we’re celebrating by releasing all four hours on iTunes! Find out how to join us for the 5th edition of Comedy 101 at the Moontower Comedy Festival in Austin, Texas on April 20, 2017 at Antone’s!
Last November, we took Comedy 101 down to the New York Comedy Festival returning to a packed house at the Village Underground!
New York comedy and crowd work giants Rich Vos, Bonnie McFarlane and Robert Kelly returned as repeat mentors because they did such a great job last time, and they were joined by Stern Show‘s Shuli Egar. All of them were killers as they sat in judgment, with a bell ready to ring in to give their tough “advice” for our open mic’ers.
We had six open mic performers take the stage. David Spector was compared to Katherine Hepburn and heckled for his bad haircut, Andrea Allan will likely never be forgotten by the 101 audience for her coat, her comedy, and her cum-related chant. Jimmy Son (the Jimmy Juice!) had to follow that madness, and didn’t make much of an impression with his comedy, but he did bond with Robert Kelly over restaurants. Bonnie declared our next comic, Elise Edwards, to be the most rapeable comic of the night, and Elise was followed by returning favorites, the twins Rob and Greg who couldn’t wait to go back up again in front of our panel. We had another brave soul volunteer to go up on stage for his first time ever- Marcus Hook who was an intern for the Bennington show at the time. He won’t likely ever try again. Of course, all of that was followed up with a very special surprise guest.
Ron Bennington and Gail Bennington were the perfect hosts as always! Originally recorded on November 1, 2016 at the Village Underground in New York City for the New York Comedy Festival! You can follow along with photos from throughout the night here, thanks to Phil Provencio!
Comedy 101 puts open mic comedy acts together with a panel of mentors, all New York stand-up legends, all killers. It’s an open mic meets a roast, as we send our young rookie open mic comics up like lambs to a slaughter– because our panel of mentors aren’t exactly the advice giving types. Our open mic performers have to tell a joke, and fast, or they’ll be the joke.
If you are squeamish, uncomfortable with insults, or live by the phrase “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all,” this show may not be for you. But for everyone else, we can’t wait for you to hear it.