21 questions

Caroline Hirsch Watches All the Late-Night Shows

Caroline Hirsch

Name: Caroline Hirsch

Job: Proprietor, Carolines on Broadway, the legendary Manhattan comedy club. Caroline founded the annual New York Comedy Festival, which begins next week and will feature performances by Rosie O’Donnell, Denis Leary, Sarah Silverman, and Artie Lange. Click here for our advance coverage of the fest.

Neighborhood: Midtown East

Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
Edna St. Vincent Millay.

What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York?
My mother’s pasta on Sunday.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
I am constantly trying to discover what new talent is about to emerge.

Where do you get your coffee?
From the kitchen at Carolines on Broadway.

What’s the last thing you saw on Broadway?
Vanessa Redgrave in The Year of Magical Thinking.

Do you give money to panhandlers?

What’s your drink?
California Chardonnay.

How often do you prepare your own meals?
About twice a week.

What’s your favorite medication?

What’s hanging above your sofa?
A Roy Lichtenstein drawing, a Jacques Lipchitz gauche, and a Franz Kline ink on paper.

How much is too much to spend on a haircut?

When’s bedtime?
After the late shows with Jay Leno , David Letterman, and Jimmy Kimmel.

Brunch: pro or con?

What’s your thread count?

What do you hate most about living in New York?
Traffic going across 49th Street after Thanksgiving.

What’s your brand of jeans?
James Jeans.

When’s the last time you drove a car?
Last Saturday.

Who should be the next president?
A woman.

Times, Post, or Daily News?
Read all three every day.

Yankees or Mets?

What makes someone a New Yorker?
You are so in love with the city you couldn’t live anywhere else…

Caroline Hirsch Watches All the Late-Night Shows