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    I hope your Summer has treated you well; we're booking our next big Saturday night showcase on Sept. 10th @ NY Comedy Club with talent manager Blake Woodruff from Prestige Management in to look at acts.  A manager or agent can save a lot of time and effort when it comes to climbing the stand up ranks.  Blake is looking for new talent for commercials, film, reality TV, and voiceovers.  Saturdays have been rockin' and you can always expect a sell out. We've reduced the bringer to three for stage time in this show, and it's a great way to keep the spots coming in our non bringer shows, which you will get priority on by performing in a showcase like this.   

keep the date: Tuesday, Sept. 13th, 6PM @ NY Comedy Club is our next FREE workshop, details coming soon....read on...



Talent Management Showcase
Saturday, September 10th, 10:00PM

Laughing Buddha Comedy's

New Talent/Industry Showcase


NY Comedy Club

241 East 24th St.   


Industry Guest: Prestige Management

Agent: Blake Woodruff


There is nothing like a sold out Saturday Night in NYC!  Please join us...


Prestige Management Group is a full service talent management and production company.  Prestige has worked on various film, television, national commercial, and Broadway shows, developing talent and booking starring, and guest starring roles. Blake also manages adult clients who have starring roles on Broadway, spots in national commercials, and feature films, as well as reality TV stars. 

These clients include Doreen Montalvo (Broadway: In The Heights; TV: As The World Turns, Law & Order, All My Children, Royal Pains), Johanna Botta (TV: Real World: Austin, Real World Challenges,; National Commercials: Claritin, Wendy's, Starbucks, Fairfield Inn) Johanna also just landed the new TV Show The Guy Code and Maxim Magazine; Tiffany Engen (Film: Hairspray, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Sugar and Spice; Broadway: Legally Blonde), Raiko Bowman (Film: Hunger Games) 


You will meet Blake Woodruff after your set for feedback.


5 person bringer for 6 to 7 minute audition spot.

3 person bringer for 5 minutes non audition stage time.  


$15 cover, 2 drink minimum  











"In order to progress in comedy and get non-bringer spots you have to be seen by the right people at great shows. I've done several shows for Laughing Buddha Comedy and after my second audition for club owner Al Martin I was 'passed' by him and I'm now getting regular professional spots at Broadway Comedy Club, The World Cafe, as well as the New York Comedy Club."


Mick Diflo



"I've been doing Laughing Buddha Industry Showcases for the last couple of years. I am now represented by Avanti Talent Management, and Frontier Booking International. I've gone out on dozens of auditions in the last year, and my career is progressing rapidly. They have very low bringer requirements for a prime time weekend show at a major comedy club, and the room is always packed. I'm even given hosting and guest spots on occasion. If you're serious about acting in addition to your stand up these showcases are a must!"


Giulio Gallarotti



"Laughing Buddha Comedy gets you in front of decision makers.  LBC put me in front of the bookers for Coastal Entertainment.  I received positive feedback and was subsequently booked for paid MC gigs at Wisecrackers in Scranton, PA, and The Brokerage on Long Island.  Laughing Buddha Comedy is one of the good guys.  Work smart and have fun!"

Troy Alan



"Laughing Buddha Comedy is a class act. I've done a few of their industry showcases, and they have delivered exactly what they promised. You will be seen by and meet an actual living, breathing, industry person, which is rare in NYC stand up. All the shows I've done ended with me getting positive feedback and booked. You do have to be funny, but if you have the goods, Laughing Buddha can make it happen."


Pete Kuempel



"After performing in a Laughing Buddha Comedy Industry showcase, I met with Sandy Gunar, an agent from Avanti Talent Management. He immediately added me to his talent roster. Within a few months, I was being sent out on auditions regularly. Within a year, I booked my first commercial! If you're looking to do an industry show, don't get sucked into large bringers with little reward. Instead, go with Laughing Buddha Comedy!"


Lou Stone Borenstein




More testimonials 






We offer hands down, the best industry and new talent shows to be seen in. Our Industry/ New Talent Showcases have resulted in many of our comics getting passed at clubs, working on the road, landing paid commercials, signing with agents and managers, and so much more. We bring in the top booking agents, managers, casting directors, and industry personnel to our shows, and it is not uncommon to have multiple guests in attendance. If you are a newer comic, there is nothing more valuable than getting feedback from an experienced industry professional.  We create time for the comic to meet the industry guest after their set for this purpose.  We recommend having them see you, as they will want to see your development over a time period. Comics that have done multiple shows have benefited the most. Weekend prime time spots, pro talent, low bringer requirements, packed houses, supportive crowds, high definition DVD services, and overall quality, make our shows the industry standard.


Our industry roster who have attended and continue to attend our events:


Al Martin  (Owner Broadway and NY Comedy Clubs)

Rich Brooks (Broadway and NYCC main room booker)

Dustin Chafin  (Booker Broadway and NYCC)

Jake Plunkett (MTV New Talent Coord.)

Greg Judge (Booker, Stand Up NY) 

Gabe Waldman (Owner Stand UP NY)

Craig Neier (CEO, Catch a Rising Star) 

Suzy Yengo (Owner, Catch a Rising Star)

Tom Ingegno (President, Omnipop)

Tony Camacho (Booker, Top Draw Entertainment)

Sandy Gunar  (Avanti Talent Management)

Lakey Wolff (CESD Agency)

Steve Bix (Comedy Blast Inc.)

Joey Novick (Comedy Works)

Roger Paul (Rogue Talent Management)

Kristian Sorge (Kristian Sorge Casting)

Padraic Confrey (CBU Management)

Tony Pichette (Kipperman Casting Inc.)

Chris Silveri (Prestige Management)

Bart Kahn (Frontier Booking International)

Angela Mickey (Liz Lewis Casting)

David Morris (Telsey Casting)

Eric Hansen (TV Producer)

Neil Bisman (College Booker)

Sharon Klein (Events Booker)

RJ Reed (Cinematic Management)

Marta Michaud (Cinematic Management)

Jason Bercy (Talent Agent)

Phil Cassese (Stewart Talent Agency)

Cris Italia  (Cringe Humor Management)


Thank you for your continued support of Laughing Buddha Comedy!




Jeff Lawrence

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