50 First Jokes

Photograph: Mindy Tucker
50 First Jokes
The Bell House, Gowanus Friday January 4 2013 20:00
Each year in early January, John F. O'Donnell invites 50 of his favorite comics to present their first new joke of the year. It's a meet-and-greet for some of the city's best young comics, and though more than a few jokes come off as a bit too polished, those that play by the rules allow the crowd a peek behind the curtain during the writing process.
Venue name: The Bell House
Address: 149 7th St
Cross street: between Second and Third Aves
Transport: Subway: F, G, R to Fourth Ave–9th St
Price: $12, advance $10
Event website: http://bellhouseny.com