Joe DeRosa: New York City, New York
Joe DeRosa got his start in stand-up comedy hitting open mic nights at the Laff House in Philadelphia, and it wasn’t long before he made the jump to New York City to take the stage as a full-time funnyman. A regular performer at famed New York venues such as Caroline's, Stand-up New York, the Laugh Factory, and Gotham Comedy Club, Joe has also appeared on "Last Call with Carson Daly," Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," and the "New Faces" showcase at the Montreal Comedy Festival. In June 2010, his first stand-up album, “a dark gem of satirical brilliance,” The Depression of Auction, was released on Comedy Central Records. Recently, DeRosa has had guest spots on the IFC series "Z-Rock," and HBO’s “Bored To Death,” as well as becoming a recurring jokester on The Opie & Anthony Show and Fox New’s Red Eye. This past year, Joe made is directorial debut with the film Shooting Angels, which starred himself, Bill Burr, Robert Kelly, and Colin Quinn. If that weren’t enough, Joe is currently busy touring clubs around the country, and his new album, Return of the Son of Depression Auction, was recently released. Don’t miss him!
Go to iTunes to download Joe’s albums, visit JoeDeRosaComedy.com for tour dates and follow the comedian on Twitter too!
The Concierge Questionnaire: Joe DeRosa, Comedian and Writer
What is your favorite word to describe New York City?
What word best reflects the people of New York City?
What is the most creative, spiritual or emotional place in New York City?
My apartment. In a city so hectic, even a small one bedroom or a studio can provide great sanctum during the times it's most needed.
What is your favorite outdoor activity in New York City?
Walking aimlessly, taking in the sites, environment, air and people.
What is your favorite indoor activity in New York City? Performing stand-up comedy at any one of the countless live venues.
What is your favorite sound or noise in New York City? The constant sound of lots and lots of people. It makes you feel like you're someplace safe.
What is your favorite smell or taste in New York City?
I like the smell of the old bars. It just gives me the feeling that I'm in a place where a lot of amazing times have been had.
According to 'New York Magazine', NYC’s “Oldest Drinking Establishment” is the Bridge Café, a former brothel and pirate bar, which first open its doors in 1794!
What drink best reflects New York City? Scotch.
What song or type of music best reflects New York City? You've gotta go with Sinatra, right? Any song could work, but "Theme from New York, New York" has to be at the "top of the heap."
If Heaven were New York City, what would God say to a visitor when they arrive at the Pearly Gates? It's $8.
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