The 5th annual 50 First Jokes will be at 92Y Tribeca this year, on Wednesday, January 5, 2011.
The concept is simple: Get 50 comics in a room to tell the first jokes they've written in the new year. The result is brilliant because of the talent assembled by co-producers Claudia Cogan & John F. O'Donnell. You will see a dizzying array of up and coming comics from the New York underground comedy scene and writers from late-night television.John F. O'Donnell, Jiwon Lee and Claudia Cogan
after 50 First Jokes 2010. (photo by Paul Katcher)
The room is supportive, as people realize they are witnessing a rehearsal, of sorts. The audience gets to be in on the ground floor of the joke-writing process. It's like seeing a spring training baseball game: some of the material may get cut from the team, but the gems will be polished by the time they go off to the majors.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
50 First Jokes
Presented by Claudia Cogan & John F. O'Donnell
doors open 7:30pm, showtime 8pm
200 Hudson St.
(between Canal St. & Vestry St.)
New York, NY
Want to save 2 bucks? Use the code FJ10 for $2 off per ticket when purchasing on-line: 92y.org
See our write-up of last year's show:
This year's roster of comics scheduled to perform includes:
John F. O'Donnell
Brooke Van Poppelen