This month, the comedy scene in NYC is better than ever. With so many performances, it’s hard to know what’s worth seeing. Here are Backstage’s top choices for shows and casting calls for the month of February. PERFORMANCESJohn Mulaney is fresh off his run of “Oh, Hello,” and he’s back to make you laugh at awkward stories and unlikely scenarios.
While temperatures continue to drop in NYC, the comedy scene is heating up. With the holiday season around the corner, here are Backstage’s picks for the must-see shows and need-to-apply casting calls. PERFORMANCESJim Norton, a comedian known for his vulgar jokes and politically incorrect humor, is coming to NYC to create a divide in comedy fans. Often called controversial, Norton’s jokes will make you uncomfortable and keep you on the edge of your seat.
November may be the month of the New York Comedy Festival, but there are tons of other shows, festivals, and casting calls to satisfy your humor needs. To help you find the best of the month, Backstage breaks down our top choices for events around the city in each category. With a nerdy personality and an affinity for crowd work, Chris Hardwick brings his lovable standup to New York City.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".