NY Underground Comedy Festival & Cringe Humor presents
THE NY UNDERGROUND COMEDY FESTIVAL
ONE PERSON SHOWS
JUNE 13-16, 2012
all shows are at The Producer’s Club
358 West 44th St., New York, NY
Click the links below for tickets:
ABOUT NYC Underground Comedy Festival
The NYC Underground Comedy Festival comes from humble beginnings.
A handful of shows at the West Bank Café Theater in October 2003 turned into a worldwide comedy event. In our 9 year history over 1000 comics ranging from Richard Belzer to Chris Rock to have graced our stages. Comics have come from all over the world to participate in the festival, and in 2007 the festival went international with shows in China and South Africa.
We have entertained over a quarter million people in our 9 years in venues ranging from state of the art comedy showrooms to theaters to neighborhood comedy spots. We’ve even held free shows in libraries, schools, hospitals and homeless shelters so that people who can’t afford to go to traditional shows can still get the gift of laughter. With the kind help of countless performers and behind the scenes people, we are able to further community through comedy.
We have also given over 300 industry professionals their first look at some of our rising stars. Those first looks have translated to TV appearances, paid work, and countless opportunities for comics. We are truly thankful for all of the industry who come to NYC every year to see the talent that we believe will be the next generation of comedy stars.
Finally, a big thank you has to go to the media. TV coverage on ABC, VH1, NY1, MTV and WPIX. Press mentions in the NY Post, Stuff Magazine, Maxim, The Daily News, Newsday, The Village Voice & Time out NY. Radio mentions on XM Radio, Sirius, AOL and countless other media outlets.
Comedy veterans Jim Mendrinos and Carole Montgomery co-produce the festival.
ABOUT CRINGE HUMOR
For the past 10 years, Cringe Humor has maintained a strong presence in the New York Comedy scene.
Originating as a website offering reviews and promotion of some of NYC’s funniest performers, Cringe Humor has gone through many stages of evolution.
Founder Patrick Milligan began booking shows across New York City in April, 2004 featuring Cringe Humor approved performers. The shows became legendary in the underground scene and would eventually become fixtures in some of the most popular club venues throughout Manhattan. Cringe Humor eventually became part of the New York Comedy Festival and New York Underground Comedy Festival.
In 2005 Patrick partnered up with Cris Italia, Paul Italia and David Kimowitz and founded Cringe Humor Productions, focusing on developing programming for web and TV. In 2006 the group created CH Entertainment, a management company aiding the careers of both established and up and coming performers
NYC Underground Comedy Festival
P. O. Box 200697
New York, New York 11420