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 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, Jan. 20th, 5:45PM at the Stand:

Industry Guest: Marissa Robinson | Avanti Talent Managment

Featured Performers: Jeff Lawrence

Avanti has placed more LBC in commercials, TV, and Network comedy than all our other guests. Avanti has booked clients on episodic television (daytime and prime time), in feature films, on the New York stage, and in numerous commercials and industrials. Their clients appear in such diverse projects as Law & Order, The Sopranos and commercials for Time Warner Cable, AT&T Showtime and Wendy’s.

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.

*Bring five or more guests for a five minute set.

*$25 cover for guests

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Monday, Jan. 22nd, 7:30PM at the Stand:

Pro Show Featuring: Yamaneika Saunders, Janeane Garofalo, and Jeff Lawrence

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 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 

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Saturday, Jan. 27th, 5:45PM at the Stand:

Industry Guest: Barry Kolker | Carson Kolker Agency

Featured Performers: Jeff Lawrence

Barry Kolker is the owner of the Carson-Kolker Agency, handling legit acting. He has recently booked clients on TV shows like 30 Rock, Blue Bloods, Orange is the New Black, Soap Operas, as well as feature films like 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.

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.

*Bring five or more guests for a five minute set.

*$25 cover for guests

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Saturday, Feb. 3rd, 5:45PM at the Stand:

Industry Guest: Richard Jordan | Richard Jordan Casting

Featured Performers: Jeff Lawrence

Richard has been casting for the better part of the last decade out of New York and recently expanded his business to include clients in LA. He casts a wide variety of projects from independent films, commercials, music videos, voice over, print & live events. Recent commercial clients include British Airways, Minute Maid, Bud Light, ADIDAS, & Nectar Mattresses. New music videos for Norah Jones, & D.R.A.M, and two feature independent films.

Richard hires comedians all the time for both televised projects and live events. He’s also booking comedians for the new recently opened Queens Brewery.

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.

*Bring five or more guests for a five minute set.

*$25 cover for guests

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Saturday, Feb. 10th, 5:45PM at the Stand:

Industry Guest: James Cristiano | Authentic Talent Management

Featured Performers: Jeff Lawrence

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 Jim Breuer, Kat Radley (The Daily Show), and Yameneika Saunders as well as rising newer comics Chris Distefano, Sam Morrill, and more. They are always on the lookout for new acts to add to their roster.

*Bring five or more guests for a five minute set.

*$25 cover for guests

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Saturday, Feb. 17th, 5:45PM at the Stand:

Industry Guest: TBA

Featured Performers: Jeff Lawrence

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.

*Bring five or more guests for a five minute set.

*$25 cover for guests

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Monday, February 19th, 5:45PM at the Stand:

Industry Guest: TBA

Featured Performers: Jeff Lawrence

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.

*Bring five or more guests for a five minute set.

*$25 cover for guests

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Friday, February 23rd, 9:00 PM at The Triad Theater:

Industry Guest: Suzy Yengo

Featured Performers: Jeff Lawrence

We’re back at the magnificent Triad Theater for our next round of Catch Auditions. Catch a Rising Star now runs shows at The Cutting Room, The Friars’ Club, the Crest Theater in Florida, and countless locations in the tri-state area. Suzy is the owner and booker and always on the lookout for fresh talent.

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.

*Bring four or more guests for a five minute set.

*$25 cover for guests

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

Industry Guest: TBA

Featured Performers: Jeff Lawrence

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.

*Bring five or more guests for a five minute set.

*$25 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)