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Comic Strip Live
1568 Second Avenue New York City, NY 10028
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attended Nov 06 2009

I attended this play expecting sidesplitting laughter. After all, I am an educator in NYC. However, I saw an honest, funny and poignant reflection of what it means to be a teacher. Parts of the play were funny, emotional and touching. Mr. Fry...continued

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attended Nov 18 2009

This is some real funny stuff. Jack makes you laugh and cry at some very important (and sensitive)issues. I loved this show and recommend it. An up and coming performer. Won't be the last we see and hear of him. Catch this while you can.

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attended Nov 18 2009

They Call Me Mister Fry is an incredibly touching and extremely funny exploration of the experience of a first year teacher in a South Central L.A. public school.

I read the teaser: "What happens when a white boy from Indiana ends up teaching...continued

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What happens when a white boy from Indiana ends up teaching fifth graders in South Central Los Angeles?  This must-see one-man show written by and starring Jack Fry (Freiberger) has been getting standing ovations before packed houses in New York and Los Angeles.

This funny yet poignant true story will have you laughing and crying for a teacher having to deal with students, the system, an alter ego King Arthur, and finally with his own fragile existence.

Jack Freiberger, “Mister Fry,” is ecstatic to have his show in New York City and at Comic Strip Live Theater. “Working with Bob and Richie has been a pleasure. I can’t wait to bring the timely and fascinating story of ‘Mister Fry’ to the tri-state area’s audiences. My experience as a teacher in South Central LA made me write this play with humor, emotion and utter respect for all teachers. I’m so excited to share it.”

“They Call Me Mister Fry” is currently directed by Jeff Michalski, Second City’s ETC founding member and alumnus, and was selected “Best of the Fest” from the 2009 Washington Capital Fringe. In addition to “They Call Me Mister Fry,” Jack Freiberger has starred in various independent and educational films and has been seen on stage throughout the LA area. He trained at Meisner, The Shakespeare Company, and Adam Roake’s Film Acting Lab. Creative consultants are Tom Blomquist, an award-winning television writer, producer and director, and Mitchel Uscher, author for Playbill Magazine and director of “Forever Plaid” at the Lycian Centre in New York. Josh Ravitz will serve as Associate Producer for all productions at Comic Strip Live Theater.

About the Ticket Supplier: Comic Strip Live

"When you are a kid starting out as a stand-up comic, you don't dream about the cover of Time magazine. You dream about the 9 o'clock spot on Saturday night at the Comic Strip." --Jerry Seinfeld, to Liz Smith of the New York Post

Comic Strip Live, the longest running stand-up comedy club in New York City, celebrates its 30-year anniversary. In those 30 years Jerry Seinfeld, Eddie Murphy, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock and just about every other super star comedian started their careers here. We host special events, fundraisers, comedy classes, network TV and movie shoots, singles nights, after-prom shows and the best New Year's Eve event in NYC. With all of this to our name and 30 years of good old fashioned New York comedy, we can proudly claim over 1 billion laughs served.

Jerry Seinfeld, Eddie Murphy, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Ray Romano, Paul Reiser, George Wallace, Susie Essman, Judy Gold, Colin Quinn, Jim Breuer, Caroline Rhea, Damon Wayans, Dave Attell and Darrel Hammond are just a few of the many stars who began their illustrious careers at the Comic Strip.

"The most expertly booked club in the city. This showcase offers an eclectic mix of comedians every night of the week." --New York magazine