Date : Jun 17 Sat

June 17th – Happy Birthday Barry Manilow!

Now, I know what you’re thinking. “Barry Manilow? King of Comedy? Isn’t he the ‘Copacabana’ guy?” Well, yes, he is. And while Manilow might not be a conventional comedian or comedic actor, his influence on comedy is undeniable and largely underappreciated. Born on June 17th, 1943, Manilow’s music has been a staple in comedy routines, […]

Date : Jun 12 Mon

June 12th – Jim Nabors aka “Gomer Pyle” is born

On this day, June 12, in comedy history, the comedic genius, actor, writer, and producer Jim Nabors was born in 1930 in Sylacauga, Alabama. Known best for his role as the bumbling yet endearing Gomer Pyle on “The Andy Griffith Show” and later on “Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C,” Nabors left an indelible mark on American sitcom […]

Date : Jun 08 Thu

June 8th – Joan Rivers is born

On this day in comedy history, we pay tribute to the trailblazing Joan Rivers, a powerhouse in the realm of comedy, born on June 8, 1933. Joan Rivers was a pioneering force in comedy, breaking down barriers in a male-dominated industry. Known for her acerbic wit, audacious persona, and impeccable comedic timing, Rivers crafted a […]

Date : Jun 06 Tue

June 6th – Colin Quinn is born

On June 6, we celebrate the birthday of comedian and actor Colin Quinn, born on this day in 1959. On this day in comedy history, we commemorate the birthday of Colin Quinn, a stalwart figure of stand-up comedy and television, born on June 6, 1959. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Quinn’s gruff, no-nonsense comedic […]

Date : Jun 02 Fri

June 2nd – Morey Amsterdam is born

On this day in comedy history, we celebrate the birth of Morey Amsterdam, a man who delighted audiences with his quick wit and natural comedic flair. Born on June 2, 1908, in Chicago, Illinois, Amsterdam was a pioneering figure in the world of television comedy, leaving an indelible mark through his roles in iconic shows […]

Date : May 30 Tue

May 30th – Paresh Rawal is born

On this day in comedy history, May 30, 1950, one of Bollywood’s most versatile actors and comedians, Paresh Rawal, was born. Known for his wide-ranging roles in a filmography spanning several decades, Rawal’s contributions to comedy have brought laughter to millions of people. Born in Mumbai, India, Rawal began his acting career in the 1980s. […]

Date : May 25 Thu

May 25th – “Back to the Future III” Released

On this day in comedy history, the final installment of one of the most beloved comedic trilogies hit the big screen. May 25, 1990, saw the release of “Back to the Future Part III”, a film that mixed humor, action, and science fiction, whisking audiences off on a comedic journey through time. This third and […]

Date : May 23 Tue

This day in comedy history

Welcome to the St. Marks Comedy Club blog! We are a new speakeasy vibe comedy club located in the heart of the East Village NYC. This blog is dedicated to events that have happened in comedy throughout NYC, the Country and the World! Each blog entry will highlight "What happened in comedy history on this date" showing you events from

Date : May 23 Tue

May 23rd – Drew Carey is born

On this day in comedy history, we celebrate the birth of a comedy icon, Drew Carey. Born on May 23, 1958, Carey has been making audiences laugh for decades with his relatable humor and lovable on-screen persona. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Carey’s early life wasn’t easy, but it did provide the backdrop for […]

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