The New York Stand-up Comedy Show

Episodes

TitleComments
Genome: [r4 Bd=19961212]

1: Take My Wife - Please!

Joy Behar traces the roots of stand-up comedy to the Catskill Mountains, where only comics who got laughs got paid, to find out how the likes of Billy Crystal and Woody Allen learned their trade. Plus an exclusive interview with New York's funniest rabbi. Producer Hamish Mykura

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961212]

Unknown: Woody Allen

Producer: Hamish Mykura

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961219]

2: The Tree of Hope. Amateur night at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem. Young comics, mostly biack, await the chance for their first showbiz triumph - or utter humiliation - at the hands of a ferocious audience. Joy Behar tries to understand why race can be such a potent source of humour in New York. Producer Hamish Mykura

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961219]

Producer: Hamish Mykura

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961226]

3: My Comedy Career

Joy Behar discovers the importance of TV to the career of aspiring New York comics. With Jay Leno.

Producer Hamish Mykura

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961226]

Unknown: Joy Behar

Unknown: Jay Leno.

Producer: Hamish Mykura