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!
In November 2015, we held our first Comedy 101 live at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square. Since then, we’ve taken the show to the Village Underground, to the Stand Comedy Club, to the New York Comedy Festival and soon to Austin, Texas. But you’ve never heard anything quite like episode 5 of Comedy 101 which we weren’t planning to broadcast, but at the last minute decided to record it. A clip was played on SiriusXM, but the full hour has never aired anywhere until now.
Our mentors all came from Compound Media, including Pat Dixon, East Side Dave McDonald, and the man, the legend, Anthony Cumia. Everything gets nuts and there’s no reason to give too much away, but we will say that one of our young open mic comics has no hands, one of them fell through a wall at the Creek and the Cave and broke it down to the studs, and one of our performers is an insult comic. There are literally zero holds barred here, things go off the rails a few times, and it’s one of the funniest hours you’ll hear.
Bravely taking the stage in front of our panel were open mic comedians Daniel Ahrens, Domenic Leonelli, Chris Crespo, Rishi Mathur, and Big A the Insult Comic.
Ron Bennington and Gail Bennington were the perfect hosts as always! Originally recorded on December 14, 2016 at the Stand Comedy Club in New York City. Complete the collection now! Listen to the fifth edition of Comedy 101 and join us at the Moontower Comedy Festival to be at Comedy 101 live!
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.