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 Jeff Lawrence provided me with the equipment I needed to climb this mountain.Stage time, industry connections, and positive, yet constructive feedback, have helped me perform in festivals, open for comedy legends, and even get cast in TV pilots. Thanks Laughing Buddha!
— Chris Distefano
When I first attended Laughing Buddha Comedy’s Industry night as a guest, I really didn’t know what to expect. What I found was an absolute gold mine of funny, well trained, emerging comics from NYC’s stand up comedy scene. Over the past few years I have booked countless comics on paid commercials, spots on Comedy Central, Jimmy Kimmel and so much more. The job Jeff Lawrence does on the stage and off cannot be understated. I am always looking for new talent, but I can safely say I now know exactly where to find it.
— Sandy Gunar-Agent, Avanti Talent Mgmt
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 prepares them for work in the professional market.
— Chanel Wong, NTA Talent
Chris 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 performing in sold out industry showcases at New York Comedy Club. I now get professional spots in numerous NYC clubs and just got accepted into the Boston Comedy Festival! I have a long way to go but I’m on my way thanks to Laughing Buddha Comedy.
— Danny Palmer