CANCELLED! Just like Dharma and Greg...

So, our show is cancelled tonight due to the poo-poo of the choo-choo - BUT! You don't need three strikes to go out tonight - all you need are two legs! Walk on over if you wanna drink!

34 Ave. A between 2nd and 3rd
7:30 til the trains come home......


Holidays, Family, WTF?!

Last night, I had the pleasure of hosting our 2nd Annual Holiday show, "Holidays, Family, WTF?". It was fantastic.

Next Tuesday, December 20th is our last show of 2005. Come check us out. It would be the best present that you could give us---other than cash!


Chicks on TV

Friday night, Michelle Buteau's appearance on Premium Blend premiered. She invited friends and comics to a viewing party at Blondies. C&G Alums Margot Leitman, Kelly Nichols and Jen Dzuira were on hand to celebrate.

This weekend, I saw Poppi Kramer on the first episode of the second season of "The Gastineau Girls". If you blinked then you may have missed her. She was one of the applicants to be a personal assistant to Lisa Gastineau.


God's Comedy We Deliver!

Last night's special show, "Chicks and Gaygles" was fantastic. We raised $95.05 for God's Love We Deliver. (Cuz you never know when you're gonna need that nickel! Just as comic Jenny Rubin...)


Miss Michelle

Beautiful Buteau
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Our lovely Michelle Buteau will be on Premium Blend this Friday, and she's celebrating with a party.
Friday, December 2
212 W. 79th St. bwt Amsterdam & B'way,


Chicks for Chicks

On Thursday, November 17, I had the pleasure of hosting comics Katina Corrao, Jen Dziura, Lorca Morello, Giulia Rozzi and Jenny Rubin at our fundraiser for the YWCA, held at 440 Studios. Here's what the folks from the Y had to say about our show:

From Melissa Lin, Development Associate:

Thanks again for all the time you've put in for us. It's truly appreciated, and I think it really went well. I was wondering if you could forward the names of the comedians last night to me, as well as the rest of the group? People have been asking me what their names are, etc... I think we have some real groupies here!

Anyway please pass on our regards to the comedians... They were fabulous. I'm definitely keeping my Tuesdays open...

From Jerome Grant:

I would also like to say CONGRATS to all of you for putting this special evening together. It was very well done and I think everyone in attendance had a great time.

Thank you all for your support of the YW.

Established in 1858, the YWCA of the City of New York is one of the nation's oldest non-profit organizations. Our mission is to empower the City's women, girls and their families and to eliminate racism. Our programs provide childcare at Early Learning Centers in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island: new Family Resource Centers that offer programs on parenting, job training, financial literacy, and health and nutrition in the communities where our Learning Centers are located; employment training for women; after-school programs for children, girls and young adults, and for youth with disabilities. We serve as a leading advocate for women, girls and diversity.

Check out their website at http://www.ywcanyc.org.


Praise From Richard, The Brit

Richard Cray from the British comedy music collective, Dogs Must Be Carried, stop by our show and was impressed.

From his blog:
The show’s poster claims the show has the “funniest females ever” and on the basis of what we saw on Tuesday, that may not be a boast without foundation - because we were treated to some classy material from some extremely entertaining ladies, all skillfully kept moving along at a pace by co-producer Carolyn Castiglia, who’s currently juggling her stand up work with being a mother to a five-week-old baby girl. I don’t know where she gets the energy - but I have a feeling it might not be available at Rite Aid.

He also mentioned this:
Lianne Stokes’ “Do I look like a motherfuckin’ mindreader?” routine will stay with me for a very long time, as will Mindy Raf’s painfully funny impersonation of an average Midwest girl having an orgasm. It was a great, great show - fitting for a last night in town - and I reckon that they’ll be looking for a yet another, bigger venue in the not too distant future.

Mindy and her V4 Million

Comic Mindy Raf, who just did our show for the first time, is featured in this great video short by The Post Show boys. Check it out! (Calling all ladies - cute bare chest at the end - holla!)


Chicks & Giggles: November 15 Recap

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Last night's show was sizzling hot! We had some unexpected changes in the line-up but it worked out perfectly in the end. The comics brought their "A+" game and the crowd was howling with laughter. Carolyn, the hostess with the mostest kicked off our show!


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Here's another entry for the Google alert!


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Like Ohmigod!


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She's not that girl...
She is not Marissa Jaret Winokur, Mindy Cohn or Wendy Jo Sperber.

[I hope Poppi's mom likes this picture better.]


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She's not afraid to "pinch an inch".

Becky Donahue

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She's got a badunkadunk!

Leighann Takes The Cake

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She's sweet and funny!



Michelle Collins
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Michelle Collins ends out the show with an explosion of jokes. Kabloomberg!


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Funny, she don't look Puerto Rican! Funny, that girl is funny!


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Kelly wears a size 11 shoe. You know what they say about girls with big feet...

Doc Walsh

Fiona's a Sprite
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Fiona loves the crazy medical shows on TV.

Yo Adrienne!

Yo Adrienne!
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Adrienne came all the way down from the "Boogie Down Bronx" to bring the funny.

Correne Saves The Day

Correne Saves The Day
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An Ex-lawyer done good. She makes people laugh instead of cry. She reads Craig's List to get a date and a futon.


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The laughter comes! Yay!

The Crowd

They're not laughing yet, because some New Yorkers don't like their picture taken! Don't worry, a digital camera won't steal your soul, but working on Wall Street will.

Beautiful Buteau

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Michelle keeps the crowd laughing, and she is not a "heavy-set agressive latina".

Carolyn's Wiggin' Out

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Our host Carolyn is experiencing growing pains with her hair.


Chicks In The New Yorker

Wow! Yay! Yippee! Chicks and Giggles is mentioned in this week's New Yorker. We are name-dropped as writer Andrea Thompson writes a review of the wonderful Mo Pitkins.


November 17: Chicks and Giggles Benefit Show

We are doing a special night of CHICKS and GIGGLES for the YWCA.
On November 17, there will be a Night of Ribaldry and Humor
Benefiting the YWCA of the City of New York.


Katina Corrao
Jen Dziura
Lorca Morello
Giulia Rozzi
Jenny Rubin
With Carolyn Castiglia hosting.

Seating is limited!
Thursday, November 17
$10/advance, $12 @ the door
The Black Box @ 440 Studios located at 440 Lafayette Street 3rd Floor

For advance tickets, call 212.735.9708 or visit www.ywcanyc.org/ywcc


November 1: The Return of CKC

Our show this past Tuesday was another stellar star accentuated by the return of our host, Carolyn Castiglia. Yay!

Jenny Rubin started off the show, and reminded us how close we are to being ghoulish.
Molly Reisner has subway crush.
Jodi Young is one sexy bitch.
Jackie Cohen is running the marathon this weekend and can make you laugh.
Becky Yamamoto wants to do an Industrial Revolution musical. [Don't steal her idea.]
Susannah Perlman brings back the hairpiece and fall foliage.
Rachael Parenta ends the with a bang!

We had more talent agency peeps in the audience and the crowd was great!



October 25
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Negin Farsad's virgin performance at Chicks and Giggles. Her parents would be proud!

Death Becomes Her

October 25
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One of Adira's hits has this lyric:
"Sometimes you have to fight til the death"

Adira is awesome!

It's Pat

October 25
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Pat Candaras had the crowd howling with laughter. She's a great actress--in bed.

Becky Bops!

October 25
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Becky Yamamoto stopped by to do a set at Chicks and Giggles last night. Don't ask to wear to her green sweater.

Desiree Uncensored

October 25
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Ms. Burch seemed surprised that I was taking a picture of her. She better get used to it because she's a rising star.

Carolyn and Brian: Twins

October 25
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Next time, Carolyn and Brian must call each other first before going out. How cute are they?!



Sean at Murph Guide gave us a great shout on his website. Check it out here! He has a weekly newsletter for all kinds of cool shiznit going down in the city - check out his site and sign up!


Next Week @ Chicks and Giggles

It's gonna be HOT!
We have a crazy lineup with something for everyone.
Two musical acts, smutty comedy, an Irish lass, a Muslim chick, and even a grandma!

Adira Amram
Pat Candaras
Jessica Delfino
Negin Farsad
Margot Leitman
Fiona Walsh

Hosted by Desiree Burch

Read this excellent review of our new home, Mo Pitkins.

Chicks Kick Greg Wilson's Butt

Chicks and Giggles had our first real challenge since moving to Mo Pitkins, a packed room! Yay! I didn’t take pictures as I was busy keeping time and watching the crowd. Plus, I was in the corner so I couldn’t get good pictures anyway. Michelle Buteau rocked as host. She kept the crowd laughing which was full of people (mostly men) who were waiting to see The Greg Wilson in the other room. The crowd loved our “vadging” out comedy. Some even stayed until our show was done before heading over hear Greg! Katina led off the night with Weight Watchers jokes and flirted with audience members. Michelle Maclay had some sexy and dirty jokes that I had never heard before. Robin Fox had hot jokes about her son’s morning pop-up tent and Lianne did the infamous “Mind Reader” to a whole new crowd. Rounding out the show was AB Carney’s dark humor and Liz Miele’s blessed humor. Everyone loves our gorgeous Irish bartender Thomas, and I think the feeling is mutual. Come check out the show next Tuesday!


Chicks and Giggles Debut at Mo Pitkins

Last night was our first night at Mo Pitkins. It was fantastic!


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Don't let the sweet smile fool you. Michelle is mad crazy! Michelle Buteau's Premium Blend will air on Comedy Central in December.

The Crowd

In the crowd last night, there was my buddies Heidi, Matt and Brian. Brian took pictures. Also a few of Emily's friends came who Michelle called "Oprah's Book Club". [She kids.] Plus we had a talent manager and Alex Michel from "The Bachelor". Yeah!


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It was Jackie's first night at Chicks and Giggles. She rocked it like a Matzoh Ball!


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She is so funny and we can see why she's Christina McGreat! She's moving to LA soon. We'll miss her.


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Jenny elevates the comedy with SAT words.

Rachael Smiles

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Intelligent design has brought Rachael to bring the funny...

Emily Don't Know Your Life

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But she knows how to make you laugh!

The Hottest Bartender Ever

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Yes, he will be there every Tuesday laughing and making drinks. Thomas is our bartender.

Did I mention the burgers?

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The burgers at Mo Pitkins are excellent! Enjoy some grub while watching the show.

Our Lovely Host Laura

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Laura Mannino kept the show rolling...with laughter.

Buteau's Bounty

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Michelle showed her ass last night as she flirted with our new favorite bartender, Thomas.


Gotta Go to Mo's!

CHICKS AND GIGGLES is now mo' betta! After a great year at Raga we are moving to the beautiful new hot spot MO PITKINS on Ave. A. Join us next Tuesday at our new location - and check the new bat time, Robin!

34 AVE. A (2nd/3rd)

Thanks to Shawn Hollenbach for designing our new graphic. Let us know what you think in the comments section!

The NYUCF Show Rocked!

And rocked hard! AND - Chicks rocked Raga for the last time! That's right! You heard me. Raga has been great to us and we will surely miss it. I am sad to say goodbye to Cherokee Gumby and the red, red wall, but psyched to say hello to our new home, Mo Pitkins. Here's one final pictoral view of the little basement that could...

"I don't have any candy, but...

...would you like to come in and listen to some jazz?" Rube (Jenny Rubin, that is) turned out pretty okay for a kid who never got to have a real Halloween. That's okay though - she compensates by gettin' all Jew-y on the High Holy Days. (Cuz really, what is more Jew-y than doing comedy? Gefilte fish, maybe? Oy!)

Let it go...

Long ago in a land far, far away, Lianne Stokes went to the store and the girl behind the counter rang her up for the wrong (more expensive) item. When Lianne confronted the clerk about this and said, "That's not mine," the clerk replied, "What? You think I'm supposed to be some kind of mind reader?!" Lianne hasn't been the same since...

Tap That Ass!

(As the clerk, in bed with her husband.) "Mind reader! She thought I was supposed to be a mutha f*ckin' mind reader!"

No, this is not Giulia in a different outfit.

This is Laura Mannino - though she so astutely observed that she and Giulia do bear some resemblance. (I gotta remember to spread my WOP girls out over multiple shows.) Laura can't wait for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to "storm" Biloxi. Oh! Storm! Hurricane! Ha! (That's my joke but you can totally steal it, Laura.) Oh! Stealing! That's just like looting! HEY-OH!

Jes - is good, mami!

This is Rachel Feinstein (on the right) with our lovely host for the evening, Ophira Eisenberg. Rachel's act was so good that I forgot to take her picture in action! I had never seen her before so I was totally engrossed in her act-outs of her Puerto Rican boyfriend's mother who pretends to have schizophrenia to score Social Security. Hilarious! And Ophira just looks so darn cute in this picture I had to go with it. You can hardly tell she's been sleeping between crates of salted meat.


Eat your heart out, Kim Cattrall! You got nothin' on Desiree Burch... Just because she smells like vanilla doesn't mean she just had a big bowl of ice cream, okay?

Mannequin II: On the Move

In this case, the sequel is as good as the original...

Big Bag O' Crazy

Comic Michael Cyril Creighton (or MC2 as he is fondly known) shows us that Lianne is one big bag o' crazy... and we love her for it!

Post-Show Love

Chicks is not your average male-dominated comedy show where at the end you roll over, smoke a cigarette and leave. We cuddle! Desiree is showing off her Fest badge (so she can f*ck the drummer later) and Michael and Nichelle share a laugh while Shawn whispers something naughty into Giulia's ear... Yum!

Thanks to everybody who performed and came out to watch - you made our last night at Raga and our second year in the Fest totally great! And, we raised $30 for Operation Uplink, the Fest's official charity. Not bad for poor kids in a basement!