Posted in To Do | comedy | music on November 5, 2009

Bruce Springsteen & Lisa Lampanelli backstage @ Town Hall (Caroline's)
Bruce Springsteen & Lisa Lampanelli

The New York Comedy Festival runs through Sunday. It kicked off last night at Town Hall with the "Stand up For Heroes" benefit...

[Host Brian] Williams walked onstage with a laptop and opened his monologue with the words: "Yankees 2, Phillies nothing." There was loud applause from the New York crowd missing Game 6 of the World Series.

He quipped that he wanted to be a full-service provider onstage and offer sports and weather updates in addition to covering the news. Williams also shared jokes about military food and being from New Jersey.

[Bruce] Springsteen threw in a few jokes, including one about Pepsi having created a drink that includes Viagra and that is called "MountAndDo."

One of his guitars and four Madison Square Garden tickets were then auctioned off by auctioneer Jamie Niven, the son of actor David Niven, for $50,000. "Law & Order: SVU" star Mariska Hargitay walked away with the goods to much applause.

Louis C.K. had the audience in stitches with edgy material about divorced life and his kids.

Colbert offered some topical humor, talking about his experience visiting the troops in Iraq, which he described as hot and dangerous, "like Texas with fewer guns." He also described a former Saddam Hussein palace as mindful of a house decorated by "The Real Housewives of New Jersey." [Hollywood Reporter]

Assuming Mariska uses those MSG tickets herself, she'll get to see one of two Bruce albums performed in full for the first time. Louis C.K. performs again during the festival at Caroline's on Sunday. Ricky Gervais was there and plays again at Carnegie Hall tonight (11/5). Andy Samberg was probably not there due to watching the Yankees game, but he will be at Town Hall as part of the festival on Sunday. More shows are listed in our original post and at the fest's website.

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Comments (26)

CoMEHdy

Posted by Anonymous | November 5, 2009 2:24 PM

nice muffin top

Posted by Anonymous | November 5, 2009 2:37 PM

That's nice

Posted by Bill | November 5, 2009 2:41 PM

Bruce needs a cheeseburger, maybe he should hang out with Darren Mabee

Posted by Anonymous | November 5, 2009 3:49 PM

Look, it's Lisa's finally white boyfriend Jimmy Big Balls.

Posted by Anonymous | November 5, 2009 3:50 PM

Bruce needs a cheeseburger, maybe he should hang out with Darren Mabee


>>> you just say that because he's in better shape than you and probably about 30 years older.. he looks great

Posted by Anonymous | November 5, 2009 3:51 PM

Is that Jimmy Canno from the former Canno's Swiss Tavern in Lynbrook on the right in the picture?

Posted by Anonymous | November 5, 2009 4:15 PM

dat ho is bbw

Posted by Anonymous | November 5, 2009 4:46 PM

ah, Bruce is a regular joker...

Having said that, he does look great, and I do hope I'll look as good when I'm 60, and I do know I won't.

Posted by Anonymous | November 5, 2009 5:04 PM

30 years older? Try 40+. The majority of the people who post here must be 17 years old - it's the only plausible explanation for how terrible and unfunny and frustrating the commentors typically are.

Posted by Anonymous | November 5, 2009 6:38 PM

40+ going on 17-

Posted by Anonymous | November 5, 2009 8:02 PM

>40+ going on 17-

it's called MEHddle age, kids. prepare yourself.

Posted by Anonymous | November 5, 2009 11:17 PM

bruce looks sickly, look at his face. maybe its the plastic surgery?

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2009 3:36 AM

ive got hair on my balls, what do i do now?

Posted by typical bv commentator frustrating the geezers reading this | November 6, 2009 3:40 AM

^^It's all downhill from there, kid.

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2009 4:10 AM

lisa lampanelli cracks my shit up. i'd love to hear what she said to bruce springsteen, god i'd love to hang out with her and just have her make fun of me.

Posted by donaldG | November 6, 2009 10:51 AM

who invited dom deluise?

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2009 10:57 AM

I thought Billy Mays was dead?

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2009 2:26 PM

elvis costello played too.

Posted by Anonymous | November 9, 2009 7:17 PM

hilary clinton was backstage?

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2009 1:56 AM

very good topic

Posted by erotik shop | November 13, 2009 4:08 AM

Great!! i think?

Posted by laser pointer | November 17, 2009 1:55 AM

Are you a professional journalist? You write very well.

Posted by pimapen | November 22, 2009 11:26 PM

It deferent it strange also too maybe .

Posted by كورة | November 9, 2010 4:46 PM

I love to hear what she said to bruce springsteen , that marvellus .

Posted by منتديات | December 7, 2010 2:05 PM

I like pretty people who visit our website have this

Posted by sinanali | September 11, 2012 7:46 AM

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