In the early 1990's ,after the comedy boom of the previous decade had subsided, there was an influx of new comedians willing to go the extra mile for a laugh. They weren’t your everyday “Take my wife please” type of comedians. They were featured performers whose brand of humor were a little too risqué for most media outlets. Comics like Colin Quinn, Jim Norton, Patrice O’Neal, Robert Kelly, Rich Vos, Jim Florentine, & many more made a name for themselves by appearing all over New York. They were pretty much given free range to talk about whatever they wanted, and this led to several classic moments on stage as well as TV and radio appearances.
After scouring the web for media featuring these up & coming comics, Patrick Milligan, founder of Cringe Humor, became quite discouraged at the lack of content available. He decided to create CringeHumor.com, a site dedicated to spreading the word about some of his favorite performers. Cringe Humor was established long before the social media revolution, and offered candid and honest opinions of the NYC stand up scene.
In April of 2004, Patrick began producing live stand up comedy shows featuring his approved performers. The shows quickly became successful and were held at many major comedy venues across New York City including events at both the New York Underground Comedy Festival and the New York Comedy Festival. The shows are still going strong 8 years later.
In his spare time Patrick enjoys attending heavy metal concerts, New York Islanders games and collecting sports memorabilia.