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Eddie Murphy’s former manager, groundbreaking comedy club owner dead at 73

Eddie Murphy’s former manager, groundbreaking comedy club owner dead at 73

By | December 9, 2013 at 12:30 pm | No comments

The comedy world lost a key player from the early days of New York City stand-up. One of the co-founders of the infamous Comic Strip Live, Robert Wachs, died from pancreatic cancer last week at the age of 73. Wachs co-founded "the Strip," as it is commonly called, with Richard...

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Louis C.K. works out material for his new special at the Comic Strip (Photo)

Louis C.K. works out material for his new special at the Comic Strip (Photo)

By | November 5, 2011 at 3:57 pm | One comment

I think it was Chris Rock who told me during an interview I did with him for the book on the history of The Comic Strip -- and I'm paraphrasing here -- that a comedy club to a comic is like a gym to an athlete. You go to a comedy club to work out. That's where you try out new...

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Judah Friedlander video: "I turned down so many sitcom auditions"

By | March 24, 2011 at 1:05 pm | No comments

Comedy journalist and Punchline Magazine contributor Jeffrey Gurian has been hard at work interviewing comedian subjects for his book, a history of the famous Comic Strip Live comedy club in New York City. He's already banked more than 25 interviews, including chats with Jerry...

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Comedy Matters with Bobby Lee, Jeffrey Ross and more

By | September 7, 2009 at 10:25 am | No comments

CHRIS ROCK STEPS UP In 1986, Chris Rock was discovered at the Comic Strip by owner Richie Tienken and Eddie Murphy. The story goes that Chris was setting up chairs and cleaning up in exchange for stage time, in a deal he made with Lucien Hold, the legendary manager of the club....

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