Jeff Lawrence is the owner and director of Laughing Buddha Comedy (LBC), NYC’s leading independent producer of stand up comedy shows, host to the city’s most recognized open mics, and proud home of the Laughing Buddha Comedy School, as featured on the front page of the Wall St. Journal. LBC’s efforts have been recognized by the industry since it was established in 2009.
Jeff is also the producer of new talent showcases in NYC for the National Chain of Catch a Rising Star. He produces club auditions and industry showcases, and has booked comics in NYC’s top comedy clubs including The Stand, Stand Up NY, Eastville, Broadway Comedy Club, and many others. As a featured performer and producer of the Laughing Buddha Industry Shows, he has worked with the top bookers and agencies in the tri state area including Roger Paul Inc., Tony Camacho at Top Drawer, Brad Axelrod at Treehouse Entertainment, Linda Rohe, and Bobby Gonzo, among others. Jeff has also worked closely with MTV, Frontier Booking International, Avanti Talent Management., Cinematic Management, The Buchwald Agency , CESD, (Cunningham) Agency, Liz Lewis Casting, and other casting and agency leaders. He has helped countless comics develop and nurture their acts for the road, commercials, TV, film, reality TV, and hosting appearances.
As a performer, Jeff has appeared on MTV Europe, NBC, The Grammy Awards with Bob Dylan, and Behind the Music as well as performing in the The Laughing Devil Comedy Festival, The NY Underground Comedy Festival, and the Stand Up 360 Comedy Festival. His sarcastic wit, and biting cynicism, combined with his musical comedy exploits have led him to perform in such exotic places such as Buenos Aires, Montreal, the Greek Islands, Barcelona, and Goa, India. He has been heard on the Dr. Fritz Radio Show, Mancow Radio, and hundreds of college stations across the country. He is also a regular at many of NYC’s top comedy venues, and is always working, honing and practicing his craft. He has appeared in the Daily News, and Gala Magazine, while his teaching efforts have been featured on the front pages of the the Wall St. Journal, and the Tampa Bay Times; the school was also branded by Rachael Ray Magazine, as “Outlandishly Cool”.