NEW YORK (January 12, 2013)--Children are getting grown-up laughs at a comedy club in New York City where homework, parents and the awkwardness of adolescence rule the routines.
Kids 'N Comedy, a 17-year-old troupe of children ages 9 to 18, showcases a clean version of a sometimes-crude craft.
The group drew its biggest crowd yet, 300 people, at a Manhattan performance last month at Gotham Comedy Club.
Young comedian Eric Kurn says some youngsters see a rock star or athlete and want to be like them, but he sees comedians and wants to try making people laugh.
The Long Island 16-year-old says the comedy shows give him that chance.
Group founder Jo Ann Grossman says the children learn to perform clean acts that rely on wit rather than four-letter words.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.