10 Questions with Jeff Lawrence

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by Ryan Meehan

Recently labeled a “big name talent” by the New York Times, Jeff Lawrence is a prototypical native New Yorker, born and raised in Queens. He was once a rock singer who has appeared on MTV Europe, and with Bob Dylan as a member of his entourage at the Grammy Awards, Whether he’s bashing religion, debunking gay stereotypes or suing his landlord in Chinatown, he always leaves audiences wanting more. Jeff has appeared on the front pages of Wall Street Journal as well as the Tampa Bay Times, and has been heard on Playboy Radio talking sports, the Dr. Fritz Show in addition to college radio stations all across the United States. He is the founder of Laughing Buddha Comedy; recognized as creating the very best showcases, classes, and mics for aspiring comedians in New York City and rated as a top 10 comedy spot in the NYC by USA Today. He is also a regular at NYC’s “Laughter in the Park”, and has his own show at The Stand Comedy Club. Festivals he has participated in include The NY Comedy Festival, The NY Underground Comedy Festival, March Madness at Caroline’s and Laughing Devil. He has headlined internationally in numerous cities including Buenos Aires, Barcelona, Berlin, India, and the Greek Islands. After beginning his entertainment career as a rock singer, Jeff migrated to the stage playing Ernest Hemingway in the musical “Scott and Zelda” at the Wings Theater. As a musician, Jeff has recorded and performed with members of The Cult and Buckcherry, released records, charted on radio, and toured internationally. He is openly gay, single, and more than happy to tell you he doesn’t have time to look for a partner, which is fine with us because he was able to make time to be our guest today in 10 questions. Continue reading

10 Questions with Brett Druck

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by Ryan Meehan

Comedian Brett Druck is concentrated funny, a straight shot of smart and precise humor. He has been featured in countless comedy festivals including TBS’s Just for Laughs Chicago and The Charleston Comedy Festival. Druck has been heard on RawDog Sirius XM Radio and mentioned in Rolling Stone Magazine for his advocacy to credit comedians and artists that have been plagiarized for profit. Brett has been featured five times on season two of FOX’s Laughs and can be seen performing stand-up in the New York City area and throughout the country. We are delighted to have Brett Druck as our guest today in 10 questions.  Continue reading

10 Questions with Liz Barrett

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by Ryan Meehan

Liz Barrett’s one liners come fast and furious and she is often called a female Stephen Wright; a thinking man’s Roseanne; and had an English teacher once tell her that she “had the humor of Bob Newhart.” Liz grew up all over the world with her military family and now lives in New York City. She can be seen at clubs and comedy festivals around the country, was recently seen in the 2015 Boston Comedy Festival and made her television debut on Gotham Comedy Live. In 2014, she was a finalist in the She Devil Comedy Festival and the runner-up in the Ladies of Laughter competition. On the 25th of this month she’ll be headlining Caroline’s on Broadway as a part of their Breakout Artist Comedy Series, and we are delighted to have her as our guest today in 10 questions. Continue reading

10 Questions with Matt Young of King Parrot

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by Ryan Meehan

King Parrot’s thrashy grind style of metal hails from Melbourne, Australia, formed by three ex-members of Watchog Discipline and the King Parrot himself, vocalist Matt Young.  The band fired off an EP in short order and quickly became firmly established as an energetic and punishing live force.  They have rarely been off the road as they play extensively throughout the land down under, doing shows of their own as well as a regional Victorian tour with Frankenbok and Dreadnaught, and doing shows with Obituary in Melbourne.  In April of 2013 KP had signed an international deal with Candlelight Records and appeared at Hammersonic in Indonesia.  This was followed by a tour with Thy Art is Murder and Cattle Decapitation and a headlining slot at the Dead of Winter Festival, then a national tour with Psycroptic.  Last year they played Melbourne Sound Festival before embarking with yet more shows overseas.  They toured earlier this year with Weedeater, and we are stoked to have Youngy from King Parrot as our guest today in 10 questions. Continue reading

10 Questions with Jourdain Fisher

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by Ryan Meehan

Now residing in New York, North Carolina native Jourdain Fisher is a comedian on the rise. With his fun material and open personality, audiences are drawn to his style and sense of humor. Jourdain is consistently pushing himself to create the best comedy experience at any venue in which he plays, and has been doing so as a nationally touring act for the past seven years. He has featured for crowd favorites such as Mike Epps, Tom Segura, D.L. Hughley, and Gary Gulman to name a few. Fisher has been a performer at the 2015 Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival, a showcase finalist in New York for Stand Up NBC, a back-to-back winner of The Ultimate Comic Challenge, and was a 2014 finalist in Carolina’s Funniest Competition at the NC Comedy Arts Festival. For any more personal information you can catch him talking about his life on a stage near you, and you can check him out as our guest in this week’s installment of 10 questions. Continue reading