SPLURGE! at Happy Ending is a monthly comedy event featuring stand-up and musical comedy from New York's most exciting talent. Every month will bring the premiere of a new short comedic film, and each show will close with host Carolyn Castiglia's hilarious signature freestyle rap.

Splurge! Go ahead, it's free.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Final Show of 2010 is tomorrow, 12/10!

Friday, December 10 at 7:30, doors at 7
Come early for snacks and a seat!
SPLURGE! at Happy Ending
302 Broome Street (Forsyth/Eldridge)
Free!

Featuring:

Wyatt Cenac (The Daily Show)

Selena Coppock (New York Comic Con)

Costaki Economopoulos (Bob & Tom, Montreal Just for Laughs Festival)

Christian Finnegan (Comedy Central Presents, Au Contraire)

Mara Herron (Sirius Radio)

Louis Katz (Comedy Central Presents, Comedy Central Records)

Joe Mande (author of Look at This Fucking Hipster, Live at Gotham)

Musical Guests: Tom McCaffrey (Comedy Central's Atom TV) and Rob Cantrell (Last Comic Standing)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Next show! November 12, doors at 7!

Friday, November 12, 2010 at 7:30, doors at 7
Splurge! at Happy Ending
302 Broome (Forsyth/Eldridge)
Free!

Featuring:

Danny Cohen (Premium Blend)

Sean Crespo (Lewis Black's Root of All Evil)

Kara Klenk (Spike TV)

Sean O'Connor (Atom.com series with Julian McCullough)

Lance Weiss (VH1’s Best Week Ever Tour Live, regular at Caroline's)

Musical Guest: Shonali Bhowmik (Variety SHAC)

Friday, October 1, 2010

Video Premiere: I'm a Headliner

Enjoy the September Video Premiere by TMC, featuring Ted Alexandro, Hannibal Buress, Rob Cantrell, Dan Curry, Joe DeRosa and Boris Khaykin - also a major winner in Atom.com's Tournament!

Next Show: October 8, Doors at 7!

Hey guys! Super-psyched to bring you another amazing SPLURGE! at Happy Ending! Here are all the deets for the next show:

Friday, October 8, doors at 7, show at 7:30
Come early for snacks and a good seat!
SPLURGE! at Happy Ending
302 Broome (Forsyth/Eldridge)
FREE!

Featuring:

Katina Corrao (ECNY nominee for Best Female Comedian)


Pat Dixon (Comedy Central Presents)



Billy Eichner (Billy Eichner Goes POP! at UCB)



Jared Logan (Comedy Central's Live at Gotham)



Veronica Mosey (Headlined Caroline's on Broadway)



Musical Guest: Chaz Kangas with DJ Milkmoney (Winner, The BEATdown at UCB)

Monday, August 30, 2010

Next Show: Friday, September 10, doors at 7!

Friday, September 10 at 7:30, doors at 7
Come early for snacks and a seat!
Splurge! at Happy Ending
302 Broome Street (Forsyth/Eldridge)
Free!

Featuring:

Kurt Braunohler (Comedy Central Presents Kristen Schaal)


Photo by Anya Garrett

Wyatt Cenac (The Daily Show)


Photo by 92Y Tribeca

Ryan Hamilton (Last Comic Standing)



Erin Judge (Live at Gotham)



Julian McCullough (Comedy Central Presents)



Musical Guest: Ben Lerman (Keith and the Girl)


Photo by Amiessence Fine Arts

Hosted by: Carolyn Castiglia (Comedy Central's The Atom Show)


Photo by Anya Garrett

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Next show: Friday, August 6th

Friday, August 6th at 7:30 pm
Doors at 7
Splurge! at Happy Ending
302 Broome Street (Forsyth/Eldridge)
Free!

Featuring:

CHARLIE KASOV (Fox News, TONY Joke of the Week)


Photo by Aemiessence Fine Arts

JOE LIST (Live at Gotham)


Photo by Anya Garrett

APARNA NANCHERLA (Last Comic Standing)


Photo by Aemiessence Fine Arts

SARA SCHAEFER (Emmy-Award Winner, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon)


Photo by Anya Garrett

JODIE WASSERMAN (Premium Blend)


Photo by Houari B.

MUSICAL GUEST: SHOCKWAVE (The Daily Show, The Electric Company)


Photo by Anya Garrett

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Next show is coming up! July 9th at 7:30

I'm so psyched about the next Splurge! Here's all the info! Be there! Come early, at 7, for snacks and a good seat. Bring a friend and give your night a Happy Ending!

Friday, July 9th at 7:30 pm
Doors at 7
Splurge! at Happy Ending
302 Broome Street (Forsyth/Eldridge)
Free!

Featuring:

JENA FRIEDMAN (Bridgetown Comedy Festival)
MATT MCCARTHY (Live at Gotham)
ROB O'REILLY (Live at Gotham)
SEAN PATTON (Jimmy Fallon)

Musical Guests:

JEN KWOK (MTV)
SNAKES (ECNY Award Winners for Best Musical Act)

Hosted by CAROLYN CASTIGLIA (VH1)

Plus I'm excited to announce our video premiere is by Tom McCaffrey (TruTV) and Rob Cantrell (Last Comic Standing)!

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

June Video Premiere: How to Make a Hip-Hop Hit

The newest rapisodic drama from Trizzle Threat, aka CKC, TMC and the biz who puts the show in showbiz, Beena Steena.

The crew can't stop fighting about what song to write next, but with a little help from fate and a band from the early 90's, they create the hit they need!



Shot, directed and edited by Patrick Meaney of Respect Films.

Trizzle Threat began in 2009 as a comedic rap duo featuring Miss CKC (Carolyn Castiglia, VH1/ego trip's White Rapper Show & Miss Rap Supreme) and TMC (Tom McCaffrey, VH1's Best Week Ever & Comedy Central's Premium Blend). Their first video, How To Rob Comics, included cameos from Janeane Garofalo and Aisha Tyler and was featured on CollegeHumor.com. Shortly thereafter, they were joined by Beena Steena (Mara Herron, Fly Girl & That Chick Mara Herron) and their parody of the Sophie B. Hawkins classic Damn (You Wish) (dir. Anya Garrett) was nominated in the Best Comedic Short Film category at the 2009 ECNY Awards.

Trizzle Threat recently appeared in Joke Life at Comix and will be performing live at UCB on June 10, 2010 as a part of Sketchfest. You can see them on Comedy Central's The Atom Show on June 15 and hear their killer tracks on the hip-hop/comedy CD Get Rich or Move Back in With My Dad produced by Super Duper Records, Summer 2010.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Next show: Friday, July 9th at 7:30

Friday, July 9th at 7:30 pm
Doors at 7
Splurge! at Happy Ending
302 Broome Street (Forsyth/Eldridge)
Free!

Featuring:

Jena Friedman (Bridgetown Comedy Festival)

Photo by Aemiessence Fine Arts

Matt McCarthy (Live at Gotham)

Photo by Anya Garrett

Rob O'Reilly (Live at Gotham)

Photo by Aemiessence Fine Arts

Sean Patton (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon)


Musical Guests:

Jen Kwok (MTV)

Photo by Anya Garrett

Snakes (ECNY Award Winners for Best Musical Act)

Friday, May 28, 2010

Next show: Friday, June 4th at 7:30 pm

Friday, June 4th at 7:30 pm
Doors at 7
Splurge! at Happy Ending
302 Broome Street (Forsyth/Eldridge)
Free!

Featuring:

Dan Allen (Premium Blend)

Photo by Mindy Tucker

Badlands Booker (Competitive Eater, Hip-hop mogul fresh off the GoDaddy Indy500 ads)


Lisa Kaplan (Lesbians of Laughter Tour)

Photo by Anya Garrett

Amy Schumer (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central Presents)

Photo by 92Y Tribeca

Sheng Wang (Live at Gotham)


Musical Guest: Adira Amram (Kid Koala's Slew Tour)

Photo by Dave Lichterman

Video Premiere by Tom McCaffrey (Premium Blend), Mara Herron (Maury) and your host, Carolyn Castiglia (MTV, VH1)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

May 14th Lineup!

The next SPLURGE! is this Friday, May 14 at 7:30 pm. Doors and Snacks at 7. Happy Ending is located at 302 Broome Street (btn. Forsyth/Eldridge). The show is free!

Featuring:

PATRICK BORELLI (Premium Blend, Conan)


Photo by Steph Goralnick

ROGER HAILES (Live at Gotham)


Photo by Anya Garrett

ADRIENNE IAPALUCCI (New York Comedy Festival)


Photo courtesy of the New York Times

MARGOT LEITMAN (Moth StorySlam Winner)


Photo by Anya Garrett

JESS WOOD (HBO's Def Comedy Jam)



Musical Guest: STUCKEY & MURRAY (Last Comic Standing)



Video Premiere by Becky Yamamoto (VH1)


Photo by Ryan Brenizer

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Next Show: April 2! New start time 7:30! Doors at 7!

FRIDAY, APRIL 2 at 7:30 pm
Doors at 7 pm
Splurge! at Happy Ending
302 Broome Street (Forsyth/Eldridge)
FREE

With:

KEVIN ALLISON (MTV's The State)

Kevin Allison
Photo by Mindy Tucker

OPHIRA EISENBERG (Premium Blend, The Moth)


Photo by Anya Garrett

TOM MCCAFFREY (Best Week Ever, Tru TV)

Tom McCaffrey

TOM SHILLUE (Comedy Central Presents)

Tom Shillue
Photo by Mindy Tucker

BROOKE VAN POPPELEN (Chicago Public Radio)


Photo by Nick Gordon

Musical Guest: MARK DOUGLAS! (YouTube's Barely Digital/Key of Awesome)

Here's Mark in action in his brilliant Ke$ha parody, also starring my friends (and real life couple) Mike Birch and Bricken Sparacino. A few, oh, 7 million people have seen this:



Plus the premiere of JEN KWOK's newest music video "Take You Home," featuring your host, CAROLYN CASTIGLIA (MTV, VH1).

Check out Jen's YouTube hit, "Date An Asian" to get a feel of the hotness we're about to bring to you!

Monday, March 8, 2010

March premiere, "The Therapist," is now online!

By Ditch Films, starring Rob Cantrell, Yannis Pappas, Louis Katz and Carolyn Castiglia.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Next Show: March 5!

Friday, March 5th at 8 pm
Doors at 7
Happy Ending
302 Broome Street
Splurge! Go ahead, it's free!

Featuring:

TED ALEXANDRO (Comedy Central Presents, Letterman)


Photo by T.G. Wilkinson

ERIC KIRCHBERGER (HBO, Premium Blend)



CARLA RHODES (Last Comic Standing, NY Mag's "Ten New Comedians That Funny People Find Funny")


Photo by Anya Garrett

VICTOR VARNADO (Awkward Kings of Comedy, Conan O'Brien)


Photo by Anya Garrett

ADAM WADE (TimeOut NY's 2009 "Most Promising Young Talent," 15-time Moth Slam Champ)


Photo by Anya Garrett

Musical Guest: LEIBYA ROGERS! (Vegan/activist/lesbian/poet/singer/songwriter)


Photo by Anya Garrett



Plus the premiere of a new comedy short by Ditch Films featuring Rob Cantrell (Last Comic Standing), Yannis Pappas (Best Week Ever) and your host, Carolyn Castiglia (Funniest Mom in America).