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The Cherokee Effect Comedians: Mike Lawrence on Transitioning to Comedy Full-Time

Shucking the day job and hitting the open road is a dream for many, but for aspiring comedians, it’s a mandatory step to full-time success alongside countless open mics, late gigs at half-empty clubs, and competing with loud drunks and bar televisions all to hone their craft and launch their name. For The Cherokee Effect Comedians, we interviewed four performers who made the journey from 9-5er to professional comedian to learn how they did it and how today’s aspiring comedians can too.

Our final featured comic is Mike Lawrence, a New York standup who cohosts the Nerd of Mouth podcast with Jake Young and has opened for [...]

Talking to Mike Lawrence About 'The Half Hour', Constantly Creating, and Potential Podcasts

For the past 15 years, Comedy Central’s half hour specials have showcased the future stars of standup. Looking back, the early years of Comedy Central Presents included memorable sets from the likes of Mitch Hedberg, Patton Oswalt, Maria Bamford, Dane Cook and dozens more. Re-branded The Half Hour in 2012, the series continues to feature the best up-and-coming comics in the country.

For many comedians, it’s that history that makes doing a half hour special so significant. While a half hour may once have been a comic’s first major exposure, comedians now have many ways to build an audience. Almost everyone who taped a special this year does non-standup comedy as well, branching [...]

Mike Lawrence Has Words of Wisdom for Comedy People in 2013

"Women are funny, podcasts are here to stay, the internet is your friend, L.A. is full of awesome comics and fun shows, clubs need to embrace the alternative scenes creativity, alt rooms need to embrace clubs eagerness to promote, pay comics, and be more accessible, there are lots of great new comics popping up everywhere, and fans are more excited and supportive than ever. Lets have an exciting 2013."

- NYC-based stand-up Mike Lawrence posted this succinct little bundle of advice for everyone in comedy on Facebook last week, and it's full of stuff we should all keep in mind going into the new year. (via The Comedy [...]

Follow Friday: @TheMikeLawrence

A lot of Twitter users take to the platform to test out their latest jokes and quips, but certain people truly excel at making us laugh with the available characters and constraints. With the Internet being such a big place, it can be difficult to find the comedians most worthy of your RTs and favs. Each Friday we feature one person whose consistent short-form online humor deserves your attention and to be on your Twitter feed.

(If you're reading this from an RSS feed, you might want to come on over to the website so you can see the tweets.)

This week, we're recommending the Twitter feed of comedian [...]

Jonah Ray, Gabe Liedman, Nikki Glaser, and More to Film Comedy Central Half-Hour Specials

Comedy Central has long been the best showcase of stand-up on TV, and every year, the network releases a series of half-hour specials from talented folks. The Comedy Bureau has obtained a list of comedians set to record specials this year, and it's an especially strong group. The half-hour specials will be release as part of Comedy Central's show The Half-Hour, which is the successor to its old show Comedy Central Presents, and the batch of episodes should drop sometime this summer. The list lists Jonah Ray, Sean O'Connor, Dan St. Germain, Mike Lawrence, Dan Soder, Nikki Glaser, Jared Logan, Gabe Liedman, Baron Vaughn, Ben Kronberg, and Sean Patton as all having new specials on the docket. It's a [...]

John Oliver to Stand Up with Other Comedians for a Third Season

John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show is returning for a third season on July 20th at 11:00pm. Headliners will include Hannibal Buress, Marc Maron, David O’Doherty, Michael Ian Black, Dana Gould, and Wyatt Cenac. Also appearing will be Leo Allen, Kurt Braunohler, Michael Che, Dan St. Germain, Emily Heller, Mike Lawrence, Adam Newman, Andy Zaltzman and so on and so on. OK, all of these funny people are going to be on your show, we get it! Stop bragging, John.

Watch Mike Lawrence Do Standup Again on 'Conan'

Rising New York comic Mike Lawrence made his second standup appearance on Conan last night, where he talked about his candy-heavy diet and nerd rage over Batman. One of the hardest working comics in New York, Lawrence released his first album, Sadamantium, earlier this year.

It's That Episode 49: Mike Lawrence Jaws About 'Street Sharks'

On "It's That Episode" Craig Rowin (UCB Theatre) invites guests over to watch any episode of any TV show they want. They discuss the episode and other crap.

Mike Lawrence (Conan, Nerd of Mouth) stops by to check out the '90s Ninja Turtles knock-off Street Sharks. Mike and Craig have a FIN-tastic time talking about how FISHY this show is. You'd have to be HAMMERHEADED not to listen.

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