This is how the scene must have looked at the Backdoor Comedy Club downtown on the night of February 1: It's open mike night. In the lobby, a middle-aged woman with a mop of spiral curls is milling around in a blue polyester dress and white sneakers, carrying a boom box. That's "Just Jude." A couple of 30-something white guys are hunkered over notebooks, scribbling jokes about their wives, Kelly Ripa or George Bush. Maybe all three. In the hallway, a guy named Ryan, who calls himself the "metrosexual Frodo Baggins," is obsessing... More >>>
How do you get to Comedy Central? Practice, practice, practice, says Paul Varghese.