Negin Farsad, Amy Albert and Beth McGregor present the weekly standup show, Comedy School Dropout. In the grand tradition of East Village alternative rooms, Comedy School Dropout brings top-notch standup comics, the occasional comedy musical act, subversive duo, or extremely talented threesome, to the stage for the cut-rate price of zero dollars!
Comedy School Dropout comedians have been featured on MTV, Comedy Central, IFC, Showtime and most other known network channels. Three weeks worth of kick-ass lineups are below.
Oct. 5 lineup: Joe Larson (The Tonight Show's Laugh Squad, part of the Johnny Carson Great American Comedy Fest); Mark Giordano (political humor for FoxNews.com); Alison Leiby (Laugh Lounge, AA Meetings at Parkside); Mike Trainour (TruTV's Worlds Dumbest; Boston Comedy Festival)
Oct. 12 lineup: Matt Graham (Conan, Champion Scrabble player); Emma Willman (Daily Motion; Women in Comedy Fest); David Lee Nelson (NC Comedy Arts Fest; Edinburgh); Mariane Schaberg ("NYC's Best New Comic" Good Housekeeping TV correspondent)
Oct. 19 lineup: Liam McEneaney (SXSW, Showtime); Miguel Delmau (TruTV); Andrew Schwartzol (Eastville); Justy Dodge (featured in Time Out NY, regular guest on Comical Radio)
Oct. 26 lineup: Sabrina Jallees (Canada's CBC, MuchMusic); Scott Moran (Castlebraid Festival); Adam Conover (UCB); Christian Polanco (Offstage podcast)
Hosted by Negin Farsad & Amy Albert!
Hosts/curators/grand poobahs, Negin Farsad and Amy Albert are bringing their none-too-shabby experience to the Beauty Bar stage. Farsad, an Iranian-American comic, was recently named one of the Top 50 Female Comedians by Huffington Post and has written for and performed on an MTV and a Comedy Central series, a PBS animated series, an IFC newsy show, and umpteen web projects. She is also director of the recent feature film release Nerdcore Rising which premiered at SXSW, winning various awards for best film and best director. Her work has been called "hilarious" by Salon, the Austin Chronicle, the Wall Street Journal and a lot of other publications who chose to use the same adjective. Amy Albert recently wowed the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with her show "Delilah Dix and her Bag of Trix" garnering multiple four and 5 star reviews. She has performed with Second City in LA, The LAFF Festival in Austin, and Ars Nova in NY. She recently wowed Off-Broadway audiences at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in "Delilah Dix: Showin' My Business. Negin and Amy are joined by Beth McGregor, an NYC standup fixture who was recently featured at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Boston Women In Comedy Festival, and the Hollywood Fringe Festival.
Comedy School Dropout
@ Beauty Bar
Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26
8pm * Free
231 East 14th
(bet 2nd & 3rd)
by Negin Farsad
Amy Albert & Beth McGregor
Upcoming shows are Wednesdays in November. You can expect to see the same caliber of comedians grace the lineup every week!