Make a Professional Quality DVD
A strong DVD can help a new comic secure managers, agents, and auditions, and book paid work!
Get Seen by Industry
Many agents and managers camp out at clubs to scout new comics, and clubs often use New Talent Shows as unofficial audition nights.
Sidestep the Open Mic Scene
Most open mic crowds are small and unresponsive, resulting in a lackluster show. New Talent Shows are produced on Gotham’s Main Stage in front of an enthusiastic crowd!
Perform Alongside Working Pros
Our New Talent shows are frequented by the likes of Jerry Seinfeld, Louis CK, and Jim Gaffigan!
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“I first met Andy after joining the Manhattan Comedy School a few years ago. Because of Andy’s new talent shows and with his help, support and exposure I recently auditioned for AXSTV's Gotham Comedy Live and am currently booked on my first stand up TV debut! I can honestly say none of this would have happened without the help of Andy and his new talent shows.”
“From this tape I was able to instantly get bookings around the country. I will be forever grateful to Andy Engel and the platform he provides for new comics. I was doing a new talent show, and Andy went out of his way to introduce me to Chris Mazzilli the owner of Gotham... Chris booked me on AXS TV ‘Gotham Comedy Live’.”
“Thank you so, so much for the opportunity to audition for AXS and for actually putting me on the show. I did AXS this season and it had profound effects on my career. Since the show I have been booking shows around NYC left and right. It puts me on the same playing field of comics that I've admired for a long time.”
“I simply wouldn't have gotten my first TV credit, AXS TV, without the help of Andy Engel and the platform his New Talent show provided me."
“I got a call from Andy Engel to do a spot on his coveted New Talent Show. That night I was booked on Gotham Comedy Live. You never know what could happen on an Andy Engel show.”
“Breaking through is tough as a comic. You're constantly waiting for your big break. In the meantime you have to get good, really good at being a comic and working with Andy Engel helps you with that. His shows are top notch, they force you to get better. You get the best tapes from his shows and after doing his shows I was able to be seen by bookers and other industry types and I was able to earn my first big break of my comedy career by landing my first TV spot with AXS. Thanks Andy!”
“So I basically went from having no representation to having both a manager and an agent for Voice-Overs! Thanks again for making it happen, Andy!”
"The Manhattan Comedy School" is without a doubt the single best opportunity for new comics in NYC, or visiting NYC, to not only develop their craft with seasoned veteran comics, but to expedite their careers by getting up at the one of the best comedy clubs in the world with some of the greatest comics working today. It's not uncommon to be an attorney a desk, decide on a whim to take a class, and one month later find yourself performing to a friendly, packed house with Jerry Seinfeld and Jim Gaffigan in the same show. There is literally nowhere else you can have that experience."
"I would recommend the Manhattan Comedy School to anyone wanting to turn their dreams of being a standup comic into a reality! You'll get invaluable stage time, advice on comedy writing and great delivery tips ...do it now. You won't regret it!"
Andy Engel produces a high quality show because he's experienced. He has worked with a lot of the best comedians in the business. These New Talent shows are a great place to have people you respect come out to see you. It is a bad place though, to invite people who dislike you or have some kind of issue with you. Those people are best ignored.
Whenever I wanted a new tape to send out to the industry, I would call Andy Engel about his New Talent show. He always puts together smart, enthusiastic audiences, and uses great recording equipment.
Andy Engel's New Talent shows are a staple of the New York comedy scene. The quality of the taping, combined with the energy of the crowd, have made Andy's show a great place for me to prepare for late night television appearances. Andy puts his comedians in a position to shine. Nobody can guarantee an excited, enthusiastic crowd, but the New Talent shows always provide that. It can be frustrating when you are trying to make a tape and the crowd is small, tired, or disinterested before the show starts. That's not the case at the New Talent show. In fact, the first tape I ever submitted to get booked on Letterman, I recorded on Andy's showcase.
I've been performing on Andy's New Talent shows for years. Back when I was really 'new,' I looked at it as a high-quality show I could invite industry to. Now, as a pro, I still love to do it. Andy always mixes new talent with pros, so the audience is guaranteed a good show.
My experience with Andy Engel is that he creates the optimal showcase environment for making a DVD. This is not easily done. Putting a DVD together is critical to communicating what you have to offer, and there's no better place in my experience to do it.
Andy Engel's New Talent show was responsible for my career taking off. My first development deal came from a tape that was made at one of his shows. The shows are filled with an appreciative audience that encourages you to do your best. A recorded copy from those shows will always kill!
Andy Engel is the king of the New Talent Show in New York City. Andy's a real pro and his shows are always great.
Andy Engel's New Talent shows are undeniably the best of their kind! The room is frequently packed with extremely receptive crowds, enabling new comics as well as seasoned professionals an opportunity to be involved in what is consistently one of the best shows in New York. And NOTHING beats the quality of the DVDs comics can make at these shows, which can be used for anything from finding an agent to procuring a high-profile booking. It's Andy Engel's attention and professionalism that make these shows work week in and week out. Andy is truly a blessing to the New York comedy scene.