Brooklyn Comedy Collective
In light of the need to social distance and quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic, the Brooklyn Comedy Collective is taking its comedy online. Watch the show nightly at 9 PM EST on the live streaming app TVCO. BCC pays its producers a stipend to live stream their shows, so yay BCC!
Paying Comics since 2018
Since its debut in March, 2018, the BCC’s core mission has been to pay comedians for their work. In a comedy era where improv artists are poorly paid the BCC was built to share. Portions of box office proceeds go to talent, once again, Yay BCC! This is truly a playground where experimentation and ingenuity is valued. Because most live events are cancelled for the foreseeable future, the BCC has contracted TVCO to produce a slate of 16 shows, one every night through April 8, 2020. If all goes well more shows will be produced. Producers of these livestreams are paid a stipend per hour-long show. The live streams are free on the TVCO app and allowsreal-time interaction via @ComedyBrooklyn.
“When live event venues closed comedians were left without performance venues. TVCO gives comedians a new virtual platform. We’re excited to give talent a way to keep working and to create fun, interactive experiences for their audiences,” says Tyler Korff, Co-Founder, TVCO.
Diverse Comedy Livestream
The first slate of livestream shows features a diverse line-up of mainstay BCC talent. This Thursday, March 26 catch Drag Me To Hell w/ Jay Jurden (The Tonight Show). Also performing is Zach Zimmerman (Time Out Comic To Watch). On Friday, March 27, the Ladies Who Ranch (labeled “very funny lunatics” by Time Out New York), present a raucous comedy gauntlet. And on Monday, March 30, The Melange features a variety of fresh diverse comedic voices. This group includes POC, LGBTQ, non-binary and femail performers. The upcoming schedule of live streamed shows can be viewed at www.brooklyncc.com/whats-playing.
The BCC is also hosts a weekly improv jam. Improvisers strut their stuff every Tues night at 7 PM on Zoom. This post first appeared on The Interrobang.