Why Are So Many Funny People From L.I.?
Jerry Seinfeld, Eddie Murphy, and Rodney Dangerfield – world famous stand-up comedy legends – all got their start in life right here on Long Island. There are dozens more. It seems like every other successful comedian hails from the isle of Long. But why? Is there something funny in the water table? What is it exactly that makes so many Long Island natives so funny?
We have no clue. And quite frankly, we really don’t care as long as the funny people from Nassau and Suffolk counties keep gracing the stages of Gateway Comedy Club with their exceptional talents. This blog will be dedicated to introducing the comedy loving public to the funniest stand-up comedians working on Long Island today.
Gateway Comedy Club has hosted hundreds of comedy shows over the last 15 years. Many of today’s New York area and even some national headliners got their start at what many in the comedy community know as the “little comedy club that could!” We’ve created a place comedians at almost any stage of their career can practice their craft and give our audiences a ton of laughs.
We love helping funny people get better at making the funny. Our comedy classes and workshops help comics hone their stand-up performance and create hilarious original material. And Gateway Comedy Club is always on the look out for the next up and coming Long Island comedian. Check out our search for Long Island’s Best Stand Up Comedian of 2017 contest to see who’s hot for yourself.
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