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And welcome to play makers a segment of the show where we bring in the biggest names in sports politics business and of course entertainment is what we makes it all up.
Our partners Woody Johnson he of course the owner of the New York Jets businessman political insider all around great guy and our guest is a star maker.
She has discovered some of the biggest names in comedy the owner of the world famous Caroline's comedy club.
Caroline Hirsch great to see you thanks for being in your currency appreciate it it.
Kara I I moved to New York a long time ago nineteen early 1980s that -- American Carolina.
Already was just just becoming established it was nice and it was a gritty plays you know smoke filled of courses all clubs were in new York at that time.
Has has it become -- upscale it's it's got such a name now because of cure recycled all the other people who Rosie O'Donnell went through.
It's pretty is the first club the first club actually.
On eighth avenue -- -- tiny club about a hundred when she -- but it was called like the first real yapping nightclub in New York.
Since I moved to the she pointed into Broadway.
Is -- -- -- a little more of an upscale club but that's good I mean we -- comedy from the brick wall in the basement was filled the basement like we have a recollection I should take Cohen.
And you are open from 5 to -- a morning.
How do you get I'm not funny people.
To keep everybody gone there are so many more Canadians right now humble so many different rights that we do on Monday that we do talent.
We need to do this -- little one man shows during the week.
He looked to be -- -- or do you what do you what are you looking forward to kind of depends.
What can make -- left first try that you got it I don't know that that's it but -- it -- -- this about material delivery.
Having your own voice that's what makes a comedian stand out is when they really have their own opinion about something.
Their own voice so fast so it's become much more topical perhaps that it was much more -- the punch line humor and more topical you.
Let's punch line more storytelling with your club you get the good town then talent goes.
-- -- they become famous and along in your quad city you have obviously perfected a way of getting very funny people.
In there you're keeping open -- and operating -- 64 days here.
We do we see people when they have this bit of this following back to grassroots following and then we've taken from there and I take and I put him into the festival.
Well produced from the Carnegie Hall.
What Avery Fisher -- like coming up we have.
Tracy Morgan who started in my club -- now at 30 Rock we're producing them at Carnegie Hall this year so that'll be -- first at Carnegie Hall.
We have RD -- -- is also in my club he's now doing showing Avery Fisher.
So we take people from the club and their -- -- and -- things so it helps me hold onto them.
Now do you work as a manager I mean when you know not professionally but but when you see a talent that's real good some things they do -- great and some are not so great.
You can't coach of a long ago we do I say -- -- but do you -- -- you have a bunch myself.
People that I work with of the club -- -- -- -- an interest fox.
We'll work together and we she talent you know we we help out so did you do -- Jerry for example with -- -- felt you know.
Can't yeah she really was.
You know -- what happened he just was appearing at the club peering at the club after two or three years he caught on and was kind of -- long.
We're having now -- -- -- like almost fifteen years euphoria.
He wanted -- -- send you immediately now that -- This is really really something unbelievable we do we did yeah we get people in there we know that they're going to explode it is it's only a matter of time.
Okay who who that whoever exploded Jon Stewart he's -- -- what a talent Tim Allen started there.
Let's go Ray Romano started there so if everybody says that's gone on to very much and they -- -- always very very idea bad idea I had.
So you can -- right there but it still takes a long time -- -- Jerry Seinfeld fifteen years.
Don't let it what is it that makes it pop and it is it's some producers it comes -- he gives them shutter.
It you know I don't know what it is but it's a good ten years of doing stand up before you really are comfortable really had here.
You get your stuff together and not so confident on stage it's the way you deliver it.
Is it all time in.
It is time it is it's the way the punch -- it's the way you deliver it's all about that in what is what do you learned about humor.
Now that you've been looking at.
Probably unique and Hawaiian and terms of your world perspective on thirty years of looking -- funny people you know humor is humor is something that.
Hits us all the same way it's the community of that same thing happening to all of us and that's what makes us laugh.
I mean you watch an episode of of of -- felt or watch Curb Your Enthusiasm.
And you know -- got that happened to me to.
That happened to me to.
And that's that's -- -- in those -- -- times the I Love Lucy show Dick van -- they all had bad it was the common theme.
That we could all identify with I got to just this one last question are you funny.
-- -- -- But I know funny.
So you don't consider using you don't tell a good show itself I don't tell jokes you know my account -- hit too many of my could never do just a bit.
-- -- -- you put on a great show thank you very much for coming airlines comedy club it's on forty I think forty ninth and fiftieth on Broadway if you come to New York you have to go see a Broadway Show and go to Carolyn -- up until what four again.
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