New Talent Testimonials

Andy Engel has produced New Talent Shows in New York City for 20 years at the following clubs: Caroline’s Comedy Club, Comix, and is now the exclusive booker at Gotham Comedy Club, Levity Live!, and Metropolitan Room.


"Andy was the only person I would trust to showcase a young comedian who wanted to take their career to the next level."

-Barry Katz, New Wave Entertainment

"I have been participating in Andy's New Talent shows for over 10 years now, first as a bringer and now as a guest. What keeps bringing me back are the enthusiastic audiences and quality of shows. Andy is the best at this stuff."

-Jim Gaffigan, International Headliner



JR Havlan

"Andy Engel's New Talent shows are undeniably the best of their kind! The room is frequently packed with extremely receptive crowds, enabling new comics as well as seasoned professionals an opportunity to be involved in what is consistently one of the best shows in New York. And NOTHING beats the quality of the DVDs comics can make at these shows, which can be used for anything from finding an agent to procuring a high-profile booking. It's Andy Engel's attention and professionalism that make these shows work week in and week out. Andy is truly a blessing to the New York comedy scene.""

-JR Havlan, Nine-Time Emmy Award-Winning Writer

"Andy Engel is the king of the New Talent Show in New York City. Andy's a real pro and his shows are always great."

-Greg Giraldo, Comedy Central Roasts

Greg Giraldo

"Andy Engel's New Talent show was responsible for my career taking off. My first development deal came from a tape that was made at one of his shows. The shows are filled with an appreciative audience that encourages you to do your best. A recorded copy from those shows will always kill!"

-Eddie Ifft, Comedy Central

Eddie Ifft

dov davidoff

"My experience with Andy Engel is that he creates the optimal showcase environment for making a DVD. This is not easily done. Putting a DVD together is critical to communicating what you have to offer, and there's no better place in my experience to do it"

-Dov Davidof, Comedy Cellar

"I've been performing on Andy's New Talent shows for years. Back when I was really 'new,' I looked at it as a high-quality show I could invite industry to. Now, as a pro, I still love to do it. Andy always mixes new talent with pros, so the audience is guaranteed a good show."

-Tom Shillue, Conan

Tom Shillue

Pete Correale

"Andy Engel's New Talent shows are a staple of the New York comedy scene. The quality of the taping, combined with the energy of the crowd, have made Andy's show a great place for me to prepare for late night television appearances. Andy puts his comedians in a position to shine. Nobody can guarantee an excited, enthusiastic crowd, but the New Talent shows always provide that. It can be frustrating when you are trying to make a tape and the crowd is small, tired, or disinterested before the show starts. That's not the case at the New Talent show. In fact, the first tape I ever submitted to get booked on Letterman, I recorded on Andy's showcase"

-Pete Correale, Letterman

"Whenever I wanted a new tape to send out to the industry, I would call Andy Engel about his New Talent show. He always puts together smart, enthusiastic audiences, and uses great recording equipment"

-Gary Greenberg, Jimmy Kimmel Live

Gary Greenberg

"Andy Engel produces a high quality show because he's experienced. He has worked with a lot of the best comedians in the business. These New Talent shows are a great place to have people you respect come out to see you. It is a bad place though, to invite people who dislike you or have some kind of issue with you. Those people are best ignored."

-Greg Fitzsimmons, Writer, "The Wanda Sykes Show"

Greg Fitzsimmons