Wednesday Night Comedy Café

October 13, 2015

Something new is brewing at the New York Film Academy Café, and it’s not just the coffee. Over the past few months the café has hosted a Wednesday Night Comedy Show, which provides the opportunity for up and coming student talent to perform with some of New York City’s top comedians.

Hosted by long-time NYC comic and NYFA improv teacher Craig Fox, the New York Film Academy Comedy Café starts every Wednesday at 8pm and runs until about 10pm at the NYFA Café on East 24th and Lexington in Manhattan.

Craig Fox
Host Craig Fox

NYFA students and alumni are encouraged to perform every week—whether they have comedy, poetry, monologues, or music. In recent shows, the comics have stuck around after the show to talk with the students, providing a unique networking opportunity for those looking to break into the world of comedy and performing arts. Another plus for NYFA students is that the event is filmed. Therefore, we can start providing much needed performance footage to our students who need it to create professional reels.

Katie Haller
Katie Haller

If you’re not ready for that just yet or would like to just stop by and enjoy the show, we welcome you to view the show free of charge. The café offers a number of food and drink items, including specialty hot dogs, sandwiches, pastries, coffee and soda.

Be sure to join us tomorrow night, where comedian and writer for CNN and The Daily Beast Dean Obeidallah will host a Q&A at 7:30pm before the show with interested students. In addition to his Q&A, Obeidallah will be performing with comedian Peggy O’ Leary, Laura SpaethAkaash Singh and Kase Raso.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact the event organizer Calaine Schafer at

The New York Film Academy Café is located at 139 E 24th St, New York, NY 10010.