Manhattan Comedy School


Comedy Agencies & Managers:

Barry Katz
Bass/Schuler Entertainment
Booking Entertainment
Clean Comedians
Clean Comic
The College Agency
Comedian Bookings
Comedians USA
Comedy On The Road
Comedy Soapbox
Comedy Works Entertainment
Corporate Comedians
Custom Comedy Capers
DMOZ Comedy Open Directory
Don Barnhart Entertainment
East Coast Comedy
Funny Business Entertainment Agency
Gail A. Stocker
GP Entertainment
Gotham On Campus
Heffron Talent
KP Comedy
Laughing Stock Corporate Comedy
Neon Entertainment
Nothing But Comedy
Paradigm Agency
Profusion Talent
Richard De La Font Agency
Sophie K Entertainment



Ted Alexandro

Anthony Anderson

Rachel Arieff

Dave Attell

Ian Bagg

Ben Bailey

Michele Balan

Karen Bergreen

Arj Barker

Todd Barry

Rob Bartlett

Matt Bellace

D.C. Benny

Greg Behrendt

Danny Bevins

Mike Birbiglia

Lewis Black

Alonzo Bodden

Joe Bolster

Kevin Brennan

Jim Breuer

Eddie Brill

Erin Brown

Joe Bublewicz

Bill Burr

Brett Butler

Richie Byrne

Steve Byrne

Louis C.K.

Jeff Caldwell

Frank Caliendo

Bryan Callen

Mario Cantone

George Carlin

Dana Carvey

Margaret Cho

Kate Clinton

Nick Cobb

Bobby Collins

Wali Collins

Sarah Contreras

Dane Cook

Pete Correale

Tom Cotter

Mark Curry

Sherry Davey

Jim David

Tommy Davidson

Joe DeRosa

Anthony DeVito

Joe DeVito

Debra DiGiovanni

Nick DiPaolo

John DiResta

Pat Dixon

Pete Dominick

Al Ducharme

Jeff Dunham

Will Durst

Jeff Dye

Costaki Economopoulos

Dean Edwards

Ophira Eisenberg

Susie Essman

Mitch Fatel

Rachel Feinstein

David Feldman

Adam Ferrara

Christian Finnegan

Jon Fisch

Greg Fitzsimmons

Jim Florentine

Karith Foster

Pablo Francisco

Marina Franklin

Judah Friedlander

John Fugelsang

Jim Gaffigan

Zach Galifianakis

Billy Gardell

Jeff Garlin

Joey Gay

Elon Gold

Judy Gold

Julie Goldman

Mimi Gonzalez

Gilbert Gottfried

Dana Gould

Nick Griffin

Marion Grodin

Kyle Grooms

Gary Gulman

Ryan Hamilton

Ralph Harris

Kevin Hart

Mitch Hedberg

John Heffron

Vic Henley

Bill Hicks

Steve Hofstetter

Vanessa Hollingshead

Tim Homayoon

Helen Hong

Alex House

DL Hughley

Eddie Ifft

Gabriel Iglesias

Dom Irrera

Don Jamieson

Jim Jefferies

Maz Jobrani

Jake Johannsen

Jesse Joyce

Jeff Justice

Cory Kahaney

Jamie Kaler

Myq Kaplan

Aaron Karo

Jackie Kashian

Jonathan Katz

Louis Katz

Robert Kelly

Andrew Kennedy

Laurie Kilmartin

Jamie Kilstein

Andy Kindler

Kevin King

Sam Kinison

Robert Klein

Joey Kola

Dave Konig

Lynne Koplitz

Bert Kreischer

Tim Krompier

Lisa Landry

Rodney Laney

Maureen Langan

Artie Lange

Dan Levy

Jamie Lissow

George Lopez

Leighann Lord

Loni Love

Carmen Lynch

Stephen Lynch

Kathleen Madigan

Rob Magnotti

Bill Maher

Sebastian Maniscalco

Lenny Marcus

Sandy Marks

Bob Marley

Steve Marmel

Marc Maron

Joe Matarese

Shane Mauss

Ralphie May

Julian McCullough

Vincent McElhone

Brian Scott McFadden

Juston McKinney

Eric McMahon

Kevin Meaney

Liz Miele

Eugene Mirman

Finesse Mitchell

Jay Mohr

Greg Morton

Veronica Mosey

John Mulaney

Dan Naturman

Kevin Nealon

Chuck Nice

Jim Norton

Dean Obeidallah

Bob Odenkirk

Patton Oswalt

Rick Overton

Tom Papa

Bernadette Pauley

Chelsea Peretti

Dwayne Perkins

John Pinette

Richard Pryor

Colin Quinn

Louis Ramey

Brian Regan

Ryan Reiss

Caroline Rhea

Tom Rhodes

Jeff Richards

Don Rickles

Keith Robinson

Tony Rock

Joe Rogan

Ray Romano

Jeffrey Ross

Dave Russo

Adam Sandler

Bill Santiago

Eddie Sarfaty

Amy Schumer

Jerry Seinfeld

Rick Shapiro

Craig Shoemaker

Pauly Shore

Sarah Silverman

Bobby Slayton

Aries Spears

Doug Stanhope

Wil Sylvince

Lily Tomlin

Paul F. Tompkins

Daniel Tosh

Brad Trackman

Ruperto Vanderpool

Mike Vecchione

Royale Watkins

Suzanne Westenhoefer

Steve White

Harland Williams

Robin Williams

Lizz Winstead

Jonathan Winters

Tony Woods

Mike Yard

Gina Yashere

Dustin Ybarra
Tim Young

Comedy Websites and Resources

The A.V. Club

Billboard Comedy Albums
Comedy Juice
The Comedy Nerds
Comedy Smack
The Comics Comic
Dead Frog
Funny Not Slutty
Funny Or Die
Huffington Post Comedy
The Laugh Button
MAD Magazine
The Onion
The Pit - NYC
Rooftop Comedy
Shecky Magazine
A Special Thing
Stage Time Magazine
McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
Things To Consider When Submitting For A Late Night Show
Upright Citizen’s Brigade
Web Humor:



CollegeHumor Staff Blog
Comedy Central Insider
Comedy News
Comedy Workshops
Doug Stanhope
NY Times
Sandpaper Suit
Sara Schaefer
Stand Up New York


Comedy TV Shows:

30 Rock100 Best TV Comedies
Betty White’s Off Their Rockers
Bob’s Burgers
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Jimmy Kimmel Live
John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show
Key and Peele
Late Show with David Letterman
The Office
Parks and Recreation
Saturday Night Live
The Simpsons
South Park
The Tonight Show


Comedy Podcasts:

The Adam Carolla Show
The Best Show on WFMU
The Bugle
Call Chelsea Peretti
Cashing Int With T.J. Miller
Comedy Bang! Bang!
Doug Loves Movies
The Duncan Trussell Family Hour
Fitzdog Radio
The Fogelnest Files
How Was Your Week
The Smoking Gum


The JV Club
Joe Rogan Experience
Jordan, Jesse, Go!
Judge John Hodgman
Kevin Pollack’s Chat Show
Making it with Riki Lindhome
Mike and Tom Eat Snacks
Monday Morning Podcast
Nerdist Podcast
Never Not Funny
The Pod F. Tompkast
Pop My Culture
The Ricky Gervais Show
Roadstories Podcast
Sklarbro Country
The Smartest Man in the World Proopcast
Steven Brody Stevens Festival of Friendship
The Todd Glass Show
WTF with Marc Maron
Who Charted?
You Made It Weird


Podcast Networks

Nerdist Network
All Things Comedy
Carolla Digital
Feral Audio
Comedy Podcast Network
Maximum Fun


Open Mics:

Comedy Open Mics NY
Motel Luca at Luca Lounge, Mondays
Fresh at The Pit, Mondays
O’Hanlon’s Bar
Village Lantern, Wednesdays
Suddenly Stand Up at the Duplex, Wednesdays
Happy Hour as Broadway Comedy Club, Fridays


Comedy Books:

Comedy Writing Secrets: The Best-Selling Book on How to Think Funny, Write Funny, Act Funny, And Get Paid For It
by Mel Helitzer and Mark Shatz

The New Comedy Writing Step by Step
by Gene Perret

The Comedy Bible: From Stand-up to Sitcom--The Comedy Writer's Ultimate "How To" Guide
by Judy Carter

Stand-Up Comedy: The Book
by Judy Carter

The Art of Comedy: Getting Serious About Being Funny
by Paul Ryan

And Here's the Kicker: Conversations with 21 Top Humor Writers on their Craft
by Mike Sacks

Step by Step to Stand-Up Comedy
by Greg Dean

The Comic Toolbox: How to Be Funny Even If You're Not
by John Vorhaus

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Comedy Writing
by Jim Mendrinos

Comic Insights: The Art of Stand-up Comedy
by Franklyn Ajaye

How to Write Funny
by John B. Kachuba

Zen and the Art of Stand-Up Comedy
by Jay Sankey

I'm Dying Up Here: Heartbreak and High Times in Stand-up Comedy's Golden Era
by William Knoedelseder

Getting the Joke: The Inner Workings of Stand-Up Comedy (Performance Books)
by Oliver Double

How to Get Started & Manage Your Stand-Up Comedy Career
by Barry Neal and Gene Grossman

The Legacy of the Wisecrack: Stand-up Comedy as the Great American Literary Form
by Eddie Tafoya

Comic Lives
by Betsy Borns


Hack Lists:

The Hack FAQ
HACKS: The Top 5 Most Overused and Unfunny Comedy Routines Ever”
<The Hack’s Handbook
Hack Phrases
Podcast: “Hacks and Cheap Jokes”


Comedy Films

100 Best Comedies of All Time
AFI 100 Years 100 Laughs: Top 100 Comedy Movies of All Time
Amazon's Cult Comedies
Comprehensive List of Dozens of Cult Comedies
Rotten Tomatoes
Six Cult Comedy Classics from MGM