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*UPDATE* Free Stand-Up Comedy Show on a Double-Decker Bus Scheduled for May 2nd

UPDATE #3: The Comedy Bus is back! We are excited to announce that the comedy bus will be up and running on Thursday, May 2nd, and you all still have a chance to win! 11 people who tweet at @nycgo tomorrow and 11 people who tweet at @GrayLineNewYork on Friday will win a free pair of tickets to the 8 p.m. tour. Be sure to follow both accounts at 2 p.m. tomorrow and Friday for your chance to win. 

UPDATE #2: The Comedy Bus event has been postponed until the spring for a date TBD due to the weather problems we have recently faced in NYC. More information to come soon.

NYC and Company has teamed up with Gray Line New York and the Upright Citizens Brigade to put together a comedy show unlike anything you’ve ever seen.  On November 5th, comedian Chris Wilkes will be doing a live set atop a traveling double-decker bus to help kick off NYC Comedy Week, and all of the tickets to the show are FREE.

In fact, there are going to be two shows on The Comedy Bus the night of the 5th.  The first set will begin at 6 p.m. and the second will begin at 8 p.m.  Both shows will begin just outside of Times Square and travel all around Midtown and Downtown Manhattan while Chris keeps the audience laughing.

While the tickets are free, there is a catch: since there are only so many seats on a bus, you have to win them.  Today at 2 p.m. and on Friday at the same time, @nycgo and @GrayLineNewYork, respectively, will send out a tweet opening the contest up.  The first 11 people who respond will win a pair of tickets to the 6 o’clock show.  It’s that easy.  Tickets for the 8 p.m. show will be given away at a later date by both @nycgo and @GrayLineNewYork.

Due to potentially sensitive language and content, this show will only be open to guests 18 years and older.  For the latest information on The Comedy Bus and Comedy Week and to win tickets to the shows, follow @GrayLineNewYork, @nycgo, @UCBTheatreNY and @chriswilkes1 on twitter now!

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Spot the Bus: Air Supply!

Air Supply is the newest member of the Ride of Fame, and their inaugural IIi double-decker bus is riding around New York City every day.

This is the Air Supply ROF bus that you need to find!

If you see Air Supply’s bus driving around NYC, snap a picture of it and share it with us.  Post it on our facebook page or tag it on twitter with the hashtag #SpotTheBus and if you’re the first person to share the picture with us, you will win the autographed DVD below!

Photo must be taken on or after 10/19/2012. The winner must be the person who spotted the bus.  Submitting somebody else’s photo leaves you subject to disqualification.

Do a Good Deed, Win a Free Bus Tour

Are you a blogger who’s going to be in New York City between August 1st and 5th?  Do you want to see the city from atop a double-decker bus?  If you answered yes to both of these questions, pay attention.

Madame Deals approached us recently with an idea that we couldn’t resist.  Let’s get bloggers–people who have a strong influence in their online communities–to do some good.  If we can pull together a bunch of bloggers doing good deeds, and have their readers start doing good deeds, this world will be a better place.  This is all part of the Madame Deals Pay it Forward initiative that encourages people to get out there and do good, and frankly, we’ve been inspired to help out.

So this is what’s happening:

  • We’re giving away 50 double-decker bus tours between August 1st and 5th, when the BlogHer 2012 convention is in town.  (You do not have to go to BlogHer to win a ticket; you just need to be in NYC during this time.)
  • In order to get your hands on one of these tickets, you have to do a good deed.  It can be big, it can be small, but what matters is that you affect the world in a positive way.
  • Once you do this good deed, tweet about it, post it on Facebook, blog about it, tell everybody! It’s like that Liberty Mutual commercial where one good deed inspires another; share your compassion and others will follow suit.  Use the hash tag #PayItForwardExpress and tag @GrayLineNewYork and @madamedeals so we can help spread the word.
  • Make sure you submit an official entry on MadameDeals.com.  This is where you will also find the official rules and regulations of the contest.

We are so excited to be helping Madame Deals in her effort to make this world a better place, one good deed at a time.

Cyndi Lauper Gay Pride Giveaway

On June 24th, NYC will be hosting the world’s biggest gay pride celebration.  The March, which has been held in New York City since 1970, is the highlight of NYC Pride Week, and this year will be grand marshaled by Cyndi Lauper.  As you may know, Cyndi was inducted into the Ride of Fame in January 2011.

In honor of Cyndi being named Grand Marshal of this year’s Pride Parade, we are going to give away some double decker bus tour tickets.  When you see Cyndi’s bus (pictured below) driving on the street, snap a photo of it and post it on our Facebook timeline.  You will automatically be entered to win two free bus tour tickets!

The Pride Parade is on Sunday, June 24th, so hurry and get your picture in!  The contest ends the day of the parade.

Cyndi Lauper will Grand Marshal this year’s Gay Pride Parade in NYC