Comedy Central sets N.Y. showcase

Crash Mansion to feature standup, sketch acts

Comedy Central has established a New York showcase for funny talent, similar to its Comedy Central Stage in Los Angeles.

Comedy Central at Crash Mansion — located at the BLVD/Crash Mansion nightclub and event space at 199 Bowery — will feature standup and sketch acts, screenings and variety show performances, as well as TV concepts under development. Performers will range from up-and-coming comics to more established talent, with shows staged on a biweekly basis.

The initiative’s upcoming events include a night of election-related comedy tonight,tied to the cabler’s Indecision2008.com website and featuring Jessi Klein (VH1’s “Best Week Ever”) and Greg Giraldo.

“Crash Mansion provides the network the opportunity to get performers and concepts on their feet and in a performance space to workshop material and ideas that might otherwise not be given the chance to develop through more traditional avenues,” said Lou Wallach, senior VP, original programming, television and digital development for Comedy Central.

For its part, the Los Angeles stage has provided Comedy Central a useful development venue. In fact, before they were greenlit, the network originally presented “Mind of Mencia” and “The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show” at this showcase.

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