Sunday, August 31, 2008

Back to School Show at COMIX!!

We're playing our favorite club on Tuesday night! Come hang out with us before we have too much homework!!!

Tuesday, September 2nd
353 West 14th ST (Just West Of 9th Ave)

Ben Lerman is a New York City–based singer-songwriter, comedian, writer, and Youtubographer, originally from South Bend, Indiana. He co-founded the Isotoners (, for which he wrote, played keyboards and bass, and sang. For three years the Isotoners played around New York, honing themselves musically and satirically to the point where the Village Voice put them on the cover of their “Best of New York 2004" music section with a full-page photo. The band played the gay comedy rock circuit until 2005 when they discovered that there was no gay comedy rock band circuit. Ben learned to play the ukulele and ventured out on his own. He's been playing solo gigs since 2006. 

THE HAZZARDS are a hilarious, boozy, indie-pop quintet based in Brooklyn. They throw down with electric ukuleles, casio sk-1, bass, drums and harp! Their cute, girly, songs ranging from rap to romance, are always performed in matching outfits. Sydney Maresca & Anne Harris have been playing together since meeting at a party in 2000. Originally a ukulele duo known as The Ukes Of Hazzard, the band now features Will Carlough on drums, Andy Dickerson on bass, and Paul Thureen on harp. The Hazzards’ first hit, “Gay Boyfriend, was one of the very first viral videos. It attracted worldwide attention and propelled the single all the way to a 67 debut on the UK singles charts. The Hazzards have appeared on MTV UK, Comedy Central's "Out on the Edge" and "The World Stands Up", “Rad Girls” on Fuse, and “Special Sauce” on Starz Comedy. 

Mel & El are Melanie Adelman and Ellie Dvorkin - real life best friends who have known each other since they were 11 years old. Recently, Mel & EL won the 2007 Backstage Bistro Award for their song "Fagnet" (Best Musical Comedy Number), and their critically acclaimed show Mel & El: This Show Rhymes concluded its year-long run at The Duplex. They are currently working on their new full-length show while making appearances at venues around NYC including Ars Nova, The Zipper, Comix, The Stonewall and Therapy. Find out more at! 

Tom Leopold has written for television on such shows as Seinfeld, Cheers, and the BBC's My Family, on which he also served as executive producer.  With Harry Shearer, he wrote J.Edgar! ( A Musical Fantasia on the life of J. Edgar Hoover). Tom , author of three novels, Almost Like Being Here, Somebody Sing and Milt and Marty (The Longest Lasting and Least Successful Comedy Writing Duo in Show Biz History) lives in New York City with his wife and their two daughters.

Thursday, August 07, 2008


HOTT SHOW! Woo hoo!

Thursday, August 7th - TONIGHT!
7:30pm - 10:30pm
The Actor's Temple
339 West 47th St.
btw 8th & 9th

Collective Comedy is increasingly popular underground comedy event hosted by our own Amy Schumer (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central) draws top name national comics who love performing for our audiences. Past comics include Demetri Martin, John Mullaney, Michael Ian Black, Arj Barker, and many more. Last month was a sold-out success, and this month is going to blow your mind!

This time around*:
Doug Benson (LCS, Comedy Central, The Marijuana-logues)
Tom Shillue (Comedy Central, Conan O'Brien)
Jessica Kirson (HBO, LCS, Comedy Central)
Lisa Kaplan, 
The Hazzards (Comedy Central)
plus "New Friends" with Brandon Snider, Maggie Champagne, and Brian Bannan
and more!

$20 includes all-you-can-drink FREE beer, sponsored by Genesee; and wine, too

All requests for reservations may be sent to

This event is general admission and seating is limited.

*Due to comics' schedules, all appearances are subject to change without notice