By The Interrobang
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Comedy 101 is what happens when an open mic meets a roast. It's the cringiest show in New York clubs today, as we bring five innocent, hopeful open mic'ers take to the stage, many of them for the very first time in front of a real audience to face a panel of headlining comics to see if they have what it takes to enter the business. Our rookies have to try to make the crowd and our panel of "mentors" laugh, and fast, because our mentors are ready to ring in with their bells and absolutely eviscerate the open mic'ers, and each other. Ron and Gail Bennington host with a revolving panel of mentors each episode.
||ExplicitClass 6: Moontower Comedy Festival, Austin Texas||For the sixth live edition of Comedy 101, we traveled all the way to Austin, Texas for the Moontower Comedy Festival determined to find out if open mic comments from outside of New York City could take the heat. Returning mentors Big Jay...||6/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitClass 5: Anthony Cumia, Pat Dixon and Dave McDonald||The fifth live edition of Comedy 101 has never been broadcast anywhere! Recorded live at the Stand Comedy Club in New York City, and featuring the mentorship of three members of Compound Media, we're joined by Anthony Cumia, Pat Dixon and Eastside...||4/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitClass 4: Rich Vos, Bonnie McFarlane, Robert Kelly and Shuli Egar||The fourth live edition of Comedy 101, was a special edition for the New York Comedy Festival, and took place at the Village Underground in New York City. Rich Vos, Bonnie McFarlane, Robert Kelly returned to the show to mentor our young comics...||4/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitClass 3: Big Jay Oakerson, Sal Vulcano and Kurt Metzger||In the third live edition of Comedy 101, we move the show to the Village Underground n New York City. Big Jay Oakerson, Kurt Metzger and Sal Vulcano served as our panel of mentors for this episode, where we welcome Son Yeyr, Greg and Rob, Chris...||4/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitClass 2: Rich Vos, Bonnie McFarlane and Robert Kelly||In the second live edition of Comedy 101, we brought the show to the Stand Comedy Club in New York City. Rich Vos, Bonnie McFarlane and Robert Kelly served as our panel of mentors for this episode, where we welcome Eric...||3/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitClass 1: Luis J. Gomez, Dan Soder, Joe List and Rich Vos||In the debut live edition of Comedy 101, we brought the show to the Bennington Family Thanksgiving Live at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square. Luis J. Gomez, Dan Soder, Joe List and Rich Vos served as our panel of mentors for this episode we...||3/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Best, most consistently laugh-out-loud funny new podcast in a long time. As Metzger says, "why isn't this on TV?"
VERY Fun Show
The hosts/panel are fantastic and there's an occasional "witty" response from the sacrificial lambs, though most are cringe-worthy and there's a little "fun-bad" value to be had here
I only wish there was a back-catalogue I could binge in the car/at work
Love the format, can't wait for more
This is not the east coast KillTony. Open-mikers put in front of killer comics that can interrupt at anytime. The set-up allows comics to show off their quicks w/ no stepping on lines. Great mix of male/female voices as well.