By Quinn Myers, Maxim | From Bill Murray to Jerry Seinfeld to Amy Poehler, comedy clubs are famous for launching the careers of some of the best known comedians. Visit these legendary clubs and you may see a rising star in person.The world famous Chicago Second City opened on December 16, 1959, in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood. One of the [...]
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By Carl Unegbu, Comedybeat | Most people consider comedians a rather weird bunch not only for what they do but sometimes also for why they do it. Yet, compared to other groups in the entertainment world, there is something else that seems sort of weird about comedians. Only this time, it is actually about something that they are not doing [...]
By Carl Unegbu, Comedybeat, NEW YORK | The Comedy Store in Los Angeles is a legendary comedy club with a lot of proud history to it. And it is no stranger to rocky moments either, like its latest in-house brawl. In one word, the top management is at war with each other. Here’s what went down: In December 2009, comedian/actor [...]
By Carl Unegbu, Comedybeat, NEW YORK | For those entering the comedy industry today, getting their feet wet in the comedy clubs is no longer what it used to be. Though the comedy clubs remain places where rookie comics can get trained in their craft, the ball game has changed on the newcomers. Under the new rules, they literally have [...]