Elise Czajkowski


Brooklyn, New York

Elise Czajkowski


The Road 2 Oddball comedy tour

Catch a little strangeness with these three comedians, brought to you by Funny or Die. Last summer, website turned comedy institution Funny or Die hit the road with the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival, an eclectic mix of comics headlined by the mismatched pair of Dave Chappelle and Flight of the Conchords.
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Irish comic Maeve Higgins comes to play in New York (and get pregnant)

Is it odd doing comedy in a place like New York, where people are so proud of their Irish heritage? It’s sort of lovely to go somewhere and have this instant connection with the diaspora. We get around—I mean that in the nicest way. It’s kind of amazing, because it’s such a teeny country. I know I’m gonna stay through the summer, anyway, and that’s all I know, really.
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Best comedy 2013: How to enjoy NYC’s comedy boom

New York City’s ever-expanding comedy scene can be confusing—even for someone who’s been checking out some of the best comedy shows for years. And for newcomers, it can be downright daunting. We’ve come up with a bunch of ways to catch as much as possible in this great city , no matter where you are on the on the comedy- nerd spectrum.
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Lewis Black brings his righteous political rage to Broadway with Running on Empty

Lewis Black was angry before it was cool. Before tea partyers, Occupiers and screaming pundits filled TV screens, Black was expressing his fury at the world in his stand-up and in his "Back in Black" segments on The Daily Show.
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Elise Czajkowski

I'm currently a 2019 Tow Knight Fellow in Entrepreneurial Journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism. I also cover comedy in New York City; I previously compiled the comedy listings for The New York Times, and wrote for The New York Times, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, Splitsider, Flavorpill, Time Out New York, Paste Magazine, Vulture, The Awl, and GOOD Magazine.

I have a degree from New York University in Broadcast Journalism and International Politics. As well as holding real jobs, I have written questions for BBC 4 quiz show "Only Connect", read the news on New Zealand radio, and audio described plays for blind audiences.



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