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Chanel Wong NTA Talent

“I recently attended a Laughing Buddha Comedy Industry show and had the pleasure of watching Jeff Lawrence and his fellow comedians. It was a great experience, and an opportunity to meet potential clients. The training the comics receive there really … Continue reading

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Chris Distefano

“When I began in comedy I remember feeling like this Stand up game was a huge cloud clearing mountain. Clearly, you have to have talent, drive, and a little bit of luck. No class can help you with this, but … Continue reading

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Danny Palmer

“When I moved to NYC to try my hand at stand up comedy I really had no idea how to break in to clubs and get stage time.  I got involved with Laughing Buddha Comedy and Jeff Lawrence, and began … Continue reading

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Nick Cobb (Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing)

“Stage time. Stage time. Stage time. The mantra of every comedian. Jeff Lawrence and Laughing Buddha Comedy provide comics an opportunity to perform in as supportive an atmosphere as you will find anywhere. All while bringing in working comedians to … Continue reading

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Mick Diflo

“In order to progress in comedy and get non-bringer spots you have to be seen by the right people at great shows. I’ve done several shows for Laughing Buddha Comedy and after my second audition for club owner Al Martin … Continue reading

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Lisa Haim

“Laughing Buddha’s Six Week Program was an invaluable experience. The instructors helped each student delve into their own psychology to find what was truly funny about them, then developed that into something an audience could relate to. In just six … Continue reading

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Paul Murdock

“The Laughing Buddha Comedy School is a great place to develop as a comic. With plenty of stage time, a supportive class environment and top flight instructors, Laughing Buddha gives you the opportunity to push yourself to find your authentic … Continue reading

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Dan Hofer

“The workshops and one-on-one sessions forced me to look at comedy in a more insightful way. The teachers are very approachable and went out of their way to address my concerns outside of class. The workshops got me thinking about … Continue reading

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Nicky Sunshine

“Laughing Buddha has been more than a school to me. Its a family and a support system. Its easy to grow and take risks as an artist when you feel like you are in a non judgmental environment. I have … Continue reading

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Mike Motz

“After taking Laughing Buddha’s “Promoting and Marketing Yourself as a Stand Up Comic” workshop, I learned that I didn’t know as much about marketing as I thought. The workshop covered everything: making effective business cards, how to optimize the number … Continue reading

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Alex Barnett

“Laughing Buddha Comedy School offers workshops and seminars taught by seasoned industry professionals. They’re not just instructors; they’re working stand-up comics and comedy writers who will encourage you to explore your personal life, the world around you, and your thoughts … Continue reading

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Adam Lucidi

“The Laughing Buddha instructors helped me look at stand up comedy in a different way. They encouraged me to look deeper into my material and discover why I was saying what I was saying.”

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Barbara Perez

“The Laughing Buddha Comedy School has had a huge impact on me. I moved here from Colorado specifically to enroll in their classes. Not only are they fun and educational, but Jeff Lawrence is a caring person who takes the … Continue reading

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Cindee Weiss

“Working with Jeff Lawrence and Laughing Buddha’s talented coaches, writers, and comics has been fantastic. The classes focus on giving you honest, constructive feedback from professionals who know their funny. The shows are a great mix of headliners and new … Continue reading

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Justin Weinblatt

“It is very difficult to find bringer shows that actually deliver what they promise. Laughing Buddha Comedy Industry Showcases are the exception to the rule. Jeff Lawrence is always able to put me in a great lineup in a packed … Continue reading

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Lou Stone Borenstein

“After performing in a Laughing Buddha Comedy Industry showcase, I met with Sandy Gunar, an agent from Avanti Talent Management. He immediately added me to his talent roster. Within a few months, I was being sent out on auditions regularly. … Continue reading

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Brendan Sagalow

“When I do shows, Jeff Lawrence and Laughing Buddha Comedy are the first names I think of. At their industry showcase I always have a great experience; the crowds are awesome and always supportive. They really care about me as … Continue reading

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Joseph James

“Since working with Laughing Buddha Comedy, I’ve improved my writing, performing, and hosting skills, while learning how to produce my own show and market myself professionally. Classes are followed by stage time with live audiences, and there are six week … Continue reading

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Kevin Williams

“After performing in one of Laughing Buddha Comedy’s Industry Showcases I was given the opportunity to meet with Sandy Gunar, an agent with Avanti Talent Management. The feedback I got from Sandy, as well as other industry pros I’ve met … Continue reading

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Jim Melis

“After meeting Jeff Lawrence I signed up for one of Laughing Buddha’s Industry shows. Jeff provided an opportunity for me to meet and speak to both the booker and owner of the club right after my set. Both gave me … Continue reading

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Troy Alan

“Laughing Buddha Comedy gets you in front of decision makers.  LBC put me in front of the bookers for Coastal Entertainment.  I received positive feedback and was subsequently booked for paid MC gigs at Wisecrackers in Scranton, PA, and The Brokerage … Continue reading

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Pete Kuempel

“Laughing Buddha Comedy is a class act. I’ve done a few of their industry showcases, and they have delivered exactly what they promised. You will be seen by and meet an actual living, breathing, industry person, which is rare in … Continue reading

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Dale Sampson

“I took the marketing and promotion class with Jeff Lawrence and I learned even more than I expected. I left the class with pages of notes that I couldn’t wait to put to work. Jeff creates a very comfortable and … Continue reading

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Will Julian

“I’ve been doing open mics for several months now, and the Laughing Buddha Mic is by far the best! It’s the only open mic that even comes close to replicating a house show. The crowd is attentive and supportive and … Continue reading

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Yohei Kawamata

“I have been to many open mics in the city, and I can safely say this is one of the best. At the beginning of each show, the host asks the audience not to text, take notes, or talk on … Continue reading

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Chris Higgins

“I recently took the Standup Comedy Workshop and I was able to sharpen my stage and joke writing skills. Performing in the industry showcases has helped me garner some attention, even as a newcomer, and receive valuable feedback. Passion is … Continue reading

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Sal DiMattei

“I was pleasantly surprised how much I got out of the free workshop.  Learning how important it is to open and close strong will change the way I organize my sets. The best part was hearing the personal, yet honest … Continue reading

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Six Week Stand Up Comedy Program

Date Change:  Due to Hurricane Sandy, the first class will be held Tuesday Nov. 13th.  Pre-register for our Six Week Stand Up Comedy Program, as featured in the Wall St. Journal; it usually sells out. Remember, you may attend a class free … Continue reading

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Next Free Workshop…

Date Change:  Wed. Nov 7th.  Due to Hurricane Sandy our next FREE Workshop will be held on Wednesday, November 7th 6PM @ NY Comedy Club, you can reserve your seat HERE. Guests to be announced.

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Industry Showcase NY Comedy Club Sat. Oct 13th

Industry Guest: Roger Paul, Owner: Roger Paul, Inc., Booker: Banana’s Comedy Club Continue reading

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Storytelling for Stand up Comics Wed. Oct. 10th

Register for our six week Storytelling program with Comedy Central’s Vanessa Hollingshead.  It’s an amazing workshop sure to improve your stand up repertoire.  

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