New Talent Industry Showcases

UPCOMING FEATURED SHOWCASES:

Laughing Buddha Comedy’s Industry Showcases have helped countless comics break into comedy by connecting them with top level industry guests resulting in TV appearances, road work, casting opportunities, reality TV, network television, festivals and more.  The premiere industry show where you make connections and work with headliners that have joined us in the past such as Louis CK, Marc Maron, Jim Gaffigan, Dave Attell, Janeane Garofalo, Hannibal Burress, Todd Barry, Tracy Morgan, Nick DiPaolo, Judah Friedlander, and other legends of comedy.

We arrange for our guests to view your act and meet you after for one on one feedback.  These shows are geared to new comics and most of our guests are looking fir just that.  Past guests include representatives from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,  MTV,  The Stand,  Cringe Humor Management, Catch a Rising Star, ABC, NBC,  Avanti Talent Management, CESD, Abrams Artists, Liz Lewis Casting, FBI, and the Don Buchwald Agency, among others.


 Saturday, June 24th, 5:45PM at the Stand:

Industry Guest: Barry Kolker | Carson-Kolker Agency

Saturdays at the Stand are amazing. Perform for packed crowds alongside pro talent and meet our industry guest for one on one feedback.  This is a great opportunity to get your material in front of someone who can elevate your career and give you valuable advice!  Receive an HD video of your set at any one of our shows.

Barry Kolker is the owner of Carson-Kolker Agency handling legit acting. He has recently booked clients on 30 Rock, Blue Bloods, Orange is the New Black, Soap Operas, and feature films including the Amazing Spiderman 2, the Good Shepard, Transformers 2 and more. This is a huge show, and Barry is looking for actors and comics of all types.

* Bring five or more guests for a 5 minute set and to meet with the industry guest after your set

* $20 cover for guests

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Monday, June 26th, 7:30PM at the Stand:

Pro Show feat. Jeff Lawrence, Mark Normand, Monroe Martin and more!

Mondays at the Stand are a great way for you to take the next step as a comic and work alongside professional headliner talent in a great showcase your friends and fans will love. Past drop ins include Louis CK, Tracy Morgan, Nick DiPaolo and other superstars of comedy. You can work with the pros, meet our industry guest for one-on-one feedback, receive an HD video of your set and more. This is an opportunity to get your material in front of someone who can elevate your career and give you valuable advice!

* Bring 2 or more guests for a 5 minute set

* $20 cover for guests

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Saturday, July 1st, 5:45PM at the Stand:

GET PAID!

Saturdays at the Stand are amazing. Perform for packed crowds alongside pro talent and meet our industry guest for one on one feedback.  This is a great opportunity to get your material in front of someone who can elevate your career and give you valuable advice!  Receive an HD video of your set at any one of our shows.

In this special holiday weekend show comics can receive a cut of the door for bringing guests! bring 5 to 9 guests and get $20, 10 or more get $40

* Bring two or more guests for a 5 minute set. Bring five or more to get paid, receive extra stage time and a free HD video of your set.

* $20 cover for guests

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Saturday, July 8th, 5:45PM at the Stand:

Industry Guest: Ashley Marshall | Casting Director, Beth Melskey Casting

Saturdays at the Stand are amazing. Perform for packed crowds alongside pro talent and meet our industry guest for one on one feedback.  This is a great opportunity to get your material in front of someone who can elevate your career and give you valuable advice!  Receive an HD video of your set at any one of our shows.

Ashley Marshall is a Casting Director, that has worked at Beth Melsky Casting for the last 10 years.  Beth Melsky is one of the largest Commercial Casting offices in the city. Working on projects such as State Farm, Dunkin Donuts, Nike, Wendys, and Snickers.  Their HBO Go commercial won a Cannes Gold Lion in 2014. Prior to working with Beth, Ashley worked in Chicago as an Extra’s Casting Director for feature films.

* Bring 5 or more guests for a 5 minute set. Bring five or more to get paid, receive extra stage time and a free HD video of your set.

* $20 cover for guests

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Monday, July 10th, 7:30PM at the Stand:

Pro Show!

Mondays at the Stand are a great way for you to take the next step as a comic and work alongside professional headliner talent in a great showcase your friends and fans will love. Past drop ins include Louis CK, Tracy Morgan, Nick DiPaolo and other superstars of comedy. You can work with the pros, meet our industry guest for one-on-one feedback, receive an HD video of your set and more. This is an opportunity to get your material in front of someone who can elevate your career and give you valuable advice!

* Bring four or more guests for a 5 minute set 

* $20 cover for guests

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Saturday, July 15th, 5:45PM at the Stand:

Industry Guest: James Cristiano | Authentic Talent Management

Saturdays at the Stand are amazing. Perform for packed crowds alongside pro talent and meet our industry guest for one on one feedback.  This is a great opportunity to get your material in front of someone who can elevate your career and give you valuable advice!  Receive an HD video of your set at any one of our shows.

Authentic Talent Mgmt. recently acquired three top comedy managers (Rick Dorfman, James Cristiano, and Steve Wettenstein) from Converge Media. They represent Artie Lange, Jim Breuer, and Lynne Koplitz, as well as rising newer comics Chris Distefano, Sam Morrill, and Emma Willman. They are always on the lookout for new acts to add to their roster.

* Bring 5 or more guests for a 5 minute set. Bring five or more to get paid, receive extra stage time and a free HD video of your set.

* $20 cover for guests

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Saturday, July 22nd, 5:45PM at the Stand:

Industry Guest: Jerry Kallarakkal | Stewart Talent Management

Saturdays at the Stand are amazing. Perform for packed crowds alongside pro talent and meet our industry guest for one on one feedback.  This is a great opportunity to get your material in front of someone who can elevate your career and give you valuable advice!  Receive an HD video of your set at any one of our shows.

Jerry Kallarakkal is an on-camera agent commercial agent at Stewart talent after previously working at DDO Artists Agency and Don Buchwald & Associates. Jerry has booked actors on a range of commercials, print, and industrials including AMERICAN EXPRESS, TIME WARNER CABLE, LASVEGAS.COM, BEST BUY, APPLE, MICROSOFT, LOWES, VERIZON, DANNON, ALEVE, NEW YORK LOTTERY, and more. Stewart is a signed only agency with offices in Chicago, LA, Atlanta, and NY. He is always looking for bright, reliable, and talented actors 18+ of all ethnicities.

* Bring 5 or more guests for a 5 minute set. Bring five or more to get paid, receive extra stage time and a free HD video of your set.

* $20 cover for guests

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Please Note:   Registering does not guarantee you a spot. We will contact you with further details.

Our Industry Guest Roster

Cris Italia (Owner, the Stand)

David Kimowitz (Owner, The Stand)

Patrick Milligan (Owner, Booker, the Stand)

Roger Paul (Manager and Booker))

Erica Hart (ABC Casting)

Suzy Yengo (Owner, Catch a Rising Star)

Sandy Gunar  (Avanti Talent Management)

Lakey Wolff (CESD Agency)

Samantha Clifford (CESD Agency)

Julia Medeiros (CESD Agency)

Nick Reisch (CESD Agency)

Robert Slavin (Buchwald and Assoc.)

Katie Chambers (Buchwald and Assoc.)

Alison Sfass (Abrams Artists)

Yancy Evans (Central Casting)

Kristian Sorge (Kristian Sorge Casting)

Tony Pichette (Kipperman Casting Inc.)

Suzette Simon (NY Laughs)

Jonny Benson (Booker)

Johnny Schuler (Booker)

Bobby Gonzo (Booker)

Davin Rosenblatt (Booker)

Sana Hanible (Steinberg Talent Mgmt.)

Rachel Reiss (Liz Lewis Casting)

Caitlan Jones (Liz Lewis Casting)

Jason Bercy (Talent Agent)

Marla Weber-Green (Stewart Talent Mgmt.)

Phil Cassese (Stewart Talent Mgmt.)

Jenevieve Brewer (Terrific Talent)

 

Past Guests

Ryan Williams (Booker, Late Show w/ David Letterman)

Jake Plunkett (MTV New Talent Coord.)

David Morris (Telsey Casting)

Angela Mickey (Liz Lewis Casting)

Tom Ingegno (President, Omnipop)

Tony Camacho (Booker, Top Drawer Entertainment)

Blake Woodruff (Prestige Management)

Heather Finn (Frontier Booking International)