NYC Reporters Yuck It Up For Troops

 

PSYCHIC MADMAN AND NY MEDIA UNITE TO HELP U.S. TROOPS

New York, NY – September 12th, 2007, Psychic Madman, and six of New York’s bravest reporters will take to the stage in a stand up comedy competition that will raise money for Operation Uplink (www.operationuplink.org) a charity that supports U.S. Troops. The 2nd AnnualNew York’s Funniest Reporter (www.nyfunniestreporter.com)  contest will take place on October 3rd at Gotham Comedy Club (208 W. 23rd St.) at 9:30 pm.

New York's Funniest ReporterAppearing on the show will be: Julia Allison (Star Magazine), Sean L. McCarthy (New York Daily News), Nikki Eagan (NBC), Robert George (New York Post), Tasha Harris (Stagetime Magazine), and 2006 Funniest Reporter Champion, Mandy Stadtmiller (New York Post). Headlining the event will be Psychic Madmanť Jim Karol (NBC’s the Tonight Show), a national entertainer whose act incorporates magic, comedy, and extraordinary feats of the mind.

Judging the competition will be Laurel Touby (Founder & Senior Vice President of mediabistro.com), Emily Gould (Editor of Gawker), Jim Mendrinos (Executive Producer of the New York Underground Comedy Festival), and two surprise judges to be revealed the night of the show.

The cost of admission is $12 plus a two-drink minimum. To make a reservation, please call (212) 367-9000.

The 2nd Annual New York’s Funniest Reporter competition is part of the 5th Annual New York City Underground Comedy Festival, the first global comedy festival in history. For more information about the festival or for show tickets, visit www.nycundergroundcomedy.com or call (212) 265-5510.

About Operation Uplink:
Operation Uplink (www.operationuplink.org/) is a unique program that keeps military personnel and hospitalized veterans in touch with their families and loved ones by providing them with a free phone card. Using contributions from supporters like you, Operation Uplink purchases phone cards and distributes them to servicemen and women who are separated from those they care about.

About the New York City Underground Comedy Festival:
Produced by Sarris Productions, the New York City Underground Comedy Festival (www.nycundergroundcomedy.com) has emerged– in the space of only five years– as New York’s leading showcase for comedy. Officially recognized by New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, the Festival has become a meeting-ground for leading comedians and industry executives from film and television. The 5th Annual NYUCF will be the first global comedy festival in history. ###

CONTACT: Ryan McCormick, New York Underground Comedy Festival, Publicity Manager, (516) 901-1103, Ryan@risingsunpr.com

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