New York teens are a breed apart. They eat bagels, ride the subway by themselves and know every bubble tea joint on St. Mark's Place. While other kids complain about the music in the mall, New York kids complain about the MTA. They even write and perform their own comedy routines. Is it hard being an urban icon before you get your learner's permit? Find out in "The New York Show" by Kids 'N Comedy, featuring teen comics Ryan Drum, Leo Frampton, Eric Kurn, Jake Sidransky, Lee Wolfowitz and more.
Kids 'N Comedy presents monthly shows at Gotham Comedy Club with a turntable of talented teens and 'tweens from the tri-state area. In the company's shows, each comic performs his/her own material, which is screened to be free of profanity and abrasive or cheap "low" humor (like fart jokes). They do, however, venture into edgy comic terrain: politics, getting old, even death.
Address: 208 W. 23rd St.
Chelsea, NY 10011
About Gotham Comedy Club
Native New Yorkers Chris Mazzilli and Michael Reisman opened Gotham Comedy Club in May 1996. Mazzilli, a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, was roundly praised at that time for his top to bottom design of the original 3,300 square foot space. "It's been ten years since a club of this magnitude opened in Manhattan," said Mazzilli at the time. W
Over the past decade, Mazzilli has proven himself to be a leader in the industry, bringing comics such as Dave Chapelle, Lewis Black and Colin Quinn (to name a few) to his stage. Gotham Comedy Club has become the backdrop for many TV shows and films such as Jerry Seinfeld's 2002 Miramax film "Comedian" and Larry David's pilot of "Curb Your Enthusiasm".