Trial by Laughter, a show with seven comedians competing for the approval of fellow comedians, audience members, and fans on the web, all while vying for cash prizes and media exposure comes to Comix June 24th.
Seven acts, known as "defendants," perform five minute sets. Defendants consist of comedians of all levels, from complete newbies to international headliners and are pre-screened by the producers to ensure that the audience gets the best show possible.
"We really wanted to do something different," said Executive Producer and co-creator Steve Hofstetter. ‘Last Comic Standing’ is for seasoned veterans, and many new talent nights in the city don't have any actual industry watching. Trial by Laughter is a show for talented comics who just need a break."
The show also features two guests and two headliners, as well as regular hosts Steve Hofstetter and Moody McCarthy. The winner chosen by an equal combination of judge, audience, & web votes, is invited back to compete again on the following show.
A three-camera shoot, Trial by Laughter features broadcast partners like National Lampoon Radio (XM), the forthcoming Comedy Express TV network, and LiveVideo.com. All headliners will stay after the show to answer Defendants’ questions, and a member of programming for Comix, will be watching every show.
TUE, JUNE 24th @ 8:00 PM
353 West 14th St.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 day of show plus a two item minimum in the show room. Tickets can be purchased online at www.comixny.com or by calling 212.524.2500.
Opened in September 2006, the comedy nightclub Comix has quickly defined itself as the premier comedy club in New York City. Comix is Zagat’s highest rated comedy venue and was dubbed “one of the top six clubs in the country” by the Hollywood Reporter. In addition to featuring the best of cutting edge alternative comedy with everything from improv and sketch comedy to music and variety programming, headlining acts have included The Flight of the Conchords, Sarah Silverman, Roseanne Barr, Craig Ferguson, Kathy Griffin and many more.
An elegant space with comfortable seating and unobstructed stage views, Comix boasts the purest acoustics and a full dinner menu that will delight even the most discriminating diner.
Official Website: http://www.comixny.com