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Tickets Are Going Fast

Before they go and sell out completely, use discount code FJ10 for $2.00 off per ticket. Hurry hurry over to the 92Y Tribeca Website

This Year’s Comedians

The line up for 2011 has been published. Click here to see it.

2011 getting Fiffdified


Tickets are can be purchased herrrrrrrrre

2009 ECNY Nomination


50 First Jokes was nominated for Best Variety Show at the ECNYs. All we need to win is your vote-y vote. Click here to cast your vote! They ask for an email for verification but that’s it. No spammin’.

We Racked Up A Doozie, Lemmitellya!

Shawn Hollenbach at the mic

Hi! FFJ Claudia here, reporting on this year’s 50 hits to the dome. (That’s an LL Cool J reference I’m old enough to make/understand.)

Last Tuesday at The Studio was the fourth ever 50FJ. Sex machine Seth Herzog got the comedy Katamari ball rolling with a bit about a carpet sample his family asked him to get cast in a sketch on the Fallon show, where he does warm up. And the show rocketed from there. JFOD, Jiwon and I sat stage left and watched in awe. We barely had time to check our lineups before the next comic was ready to be announced.  The talent kept it so tight and fun.

In the audience, we had Sean Murphy, the very Murph behind Murph Guide. There’s a lot to do in this town and we were honored to have him.  Check his recap here.

Our awesome friend Maryanne Ventrice snapped pictures, almost comic for comic: Gallery

To read about it from a comic’s perspective, visit the great Jessica Delfino’s blog. She googles herself a lot so hi, Jess! Funny shit.

If you miss us, you can catch 1/3 of us at JFOD’s new show Into The Wild, debuting at the Studio next month. Let him guide you into uncharted territory. He only looks and acts like a deadly cult leader.

On behalf of us all, thank you comics, audience and The Studio crew.  We are already excited about next year.

-Claudia

As we get closer to 50FJ DAY!!

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NEW! Checkout the 2010 line up! SO MANY FUNNIEZ!!

Tickets Are Available! GO GET ‘EM!!!

Over on the Press Page, we uploaded a bunch of photos from last year. GO SEE ‘EM!!

Check out our Facebook Event Invitation! U R SO INVITED!!

And like any legitimate enterprise, 50FJ has a Facebook Group!! JOIN US!!

Contact Us fiftyfirstjokes@gmail.com TODAY!!

PS We’re sorry about all the exclamation points and caps. We are drinking too much ABSINTHE!!!!

The 4th Annual FIFTY FIRST JOKES

Tix Now Available!
Here

50 FIRST JOKES 1-5-10

Tix Now Available!
Here

50 First Jokes Flyer Bergy
Artwork by Erik Bergstrom

Tuesday, 1/5/10

Fifty First Jokes: It’s MEGA!
@ The Studio
Webster Hall’s downstairs venue
125 East 11th Street, entrance to the right of Webster Hall’s main door
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8pm
$5 in advance, $7 day of show

Lineup: TBA

The howl of the wolf marks the sign! It’s the Fourth Annual 50FJ!  Get your tix early. You don’t want to miss the first seminal Comedy event of 2010!

The Wolf Presents 50FJ 2010

Tuesday, 1/5/10

Fifty First Jokes: It’s MEGA!
@ The Studio
Webster Hall’s downstairs venue
125 East 11th Street, entrance to the right of Webster Hall’s main door
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8pm
$5 in advance, $7 day of show

Lineup: TBA

Tix Now Available!
Here

The Skinnee…

FIFTY FIRST JOKES is the sublime creation of bad-ass comedians Claudia Cogan, Jiwon Lee and John F. O’Donnell.

What exactly is FIFTY FIRST JOKES? It’s all in the name, child. We have 50 of the most magical comedians in New York City all booked together on one mega-show. They each get to tell the very first joke that they have written for the new year. It’s the first big time comedy event of the season. And it’s more fun than deep fried chocolate covered thumb wrestling. Some of the new jokes hit like a punch to the solar plexus while others flounder like elderly genitals. But, regardless, the show is a priceless insight into the mysterious subculture of live stand up comedy.

FIFTY FIRST JOKES 2010 will be the fourth anniversary of the show. Each year it keeps getting bigger and bigger. In 2009 the show took place at the legendary Webster Hall. We were in the intimate downstairs room known as the Studio. It fits 300 plus people and it’s perfect for eyeball melting live comedy. The show was sold out and over 100 people were turned away at the door. Yikes. You gotta reserve tix.

Because last year was undeniably stellar and intergalactic, we have decided to return to the Studio @ Webster Hall yet again. We’re so excited. We pour all of our love into 50 FIRST JOKES. Won’t you please join us?

Our comedians have been on/written for SNL, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central, VHI, HBO, Letterman, College Humor, IFC, Leno, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Colbert Report, Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, Bonnaroo Festival, The Daily Show, Family Guy, etc…