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 HEADLINERS

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ROBERT KLEIN

For more than forty years, Robert Klein has entertained audiences, and he continues to have an acclaimed career in comedy, on Broadway, on television, and in film.

Born in the Bronx, he was a member of the famed “Second City” theatrical troupe in Chicago.

He was nominated twice for Grammy Awards for “Best Comedy Album of the Year” for his albums “Child of the Fifties” and “Mind Over Matter.”

He received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor, and won a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for his performance in the hit Neil Simon musical, “They’re Playing Our Song.” In 1993, Klein won an Obie and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in Wendy Wasserstein’s, “The Sisters Rosensweig.”

In 1975, Klein was the first comedian to appear in a live concert on Home Box Office. He has gone on to do nine one-man shows for HBO.

Klein released “Robert Klein: The HBO Specials 1975-2005,” a collector’s DVD box set to critical acclaim.

His most recent special for HBO, “Robert Klein: Unfair and Unbalanced” aired on June 12th, 2010 and is also available on DVD.

Among dozens of starring and guest-starring roles on television, he co-starred in the hit NBC series, “Sisters,” and recently has a recurring guest-starring role on “Law and Order.” He regularly appears on talk-shows, making more than 100 appearances on “The Tonight Show” and “Late Show with David Letterman” alone.

Klein has also appeared in many notable films including, “Hooper,” “The Owl and the Pussycat,” “Primary Colors,” “People I Know,” “Two Weeks Notice,” and “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” and “The Back-Up Plan” with Jennifer Lopez.

“The Amorous Busboy of Decatur Avenue,” his first book for Simon & Schuster, is an affectionate coming-of-age memoir about growing up in the ‘50s and ‘60s before embarking on a show business career. In it he recounts his journey from an apartment in the Bronx, developing his talent in Chicago and the beginning of his show business stardom. The book is pure Robert Klein: witty, honest, self-questioning and always contagiously funny. Publishers Weekly wrote: "...he unfurls an array of captivating anecdotes, writing with wry wit and honesty."

Robert, a lifelong New Yorker, makes his home in Westchester and New York City.

 

GREER BARNES

has maintained his reputation as one of today’s most respected stand-up comedians while simultaneously distinguishing himself as a diverse actor in various television, commercial and film projects. By combining clever wordplay, witty commentary and his gift to mimic Greer has created his own inimitable brand of stand-up comedy that has entertained audiences worldwide. He has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, Last Call with Carson Daly, Def Comedy Jam, MTV and BET to name a few. In 2009, Barnes starred in his first Comedy Central Presents half-hour special.

In addition to his late night appearances, he has been a regular on sketch comedy shows like HBO’s Hardcore TV,  In Living Color and Chappelle’s Show. These appearances allowed him to display his abilities as a comedian, actor and voice-over artist. Dave Chapelle invited Greer to be his host/opener on his international tours and he can be seen and heard on Dave’s "For What it’s Worth," live DVD.

Greer has also lent his face and voice to commercials for Wendy’s, the NBA and the NFL. It is nothing less than Greer’s natural talent, dedication and respect for comedy that has lead him to be one of the best in the industry.

Scouted by the San Francisco Giants, Greer was to on his way to playing in the majors until he made he the decision to follow his other passion for comedy. Ironically it would be baseball that would lead to his feature film debut, as the "no-hitter" saving Mickey Hart, in For Love of the Game (Kevin Costner, Kelly Preston and John C. Riley).

Raised in the Bronx, NY by his mother and Jewish stepfather, Greer received his Bat Mitzvah at thirteen. He began his career, at the age of 18, in New York’s most historic comedy clubs including Catch A Rising Star, The Comic Strip, The Comedy Cellar and Caroline’s. His talents immediately gained him national attention and thus began his career headlining at comedy clubs and colleges across the country. Greer Barnes has also performed at the Melbourne, Edinburgh, Montreal and Aspen Comedy Festivals.

Greer currently resides in Harlem, where he continues to develop new comedy material and work on various film, television and commercials projects.

BRIAN SCOTT McFADDEN

Actor/Comedian Brian Scott McFadden is one of the hottest stand up comics working today. Recently making his debut on The Late Show with David Letterman, Brian followed that up with a killer spot on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS. Brian is a regular on the NY comedy club circuit & has recently taken his act to a whole new level with his high energy performances & some of the most unique, incisive, hilarious & most talked about routines around.

A multidimensional performer Brian is both an accomplished stage actor, who has played Hamlet in New York, and a versatile voice over artist with a vast range of accents and character voices in his repertoire. Brian has performed in such films as Ice Age II with Ray Romano and Robots with Robin Williams & Halle Barry. Brian is also well known as the voice of The #1 Sheep in the Award Winning Serta Mattresses TV commercials & has just released his new Comedy CD "What Women Want."

 

ANDY PITZ

Andy is standup comedian based in New York City and he’s been doing standup for over 20 years. He was born and raised in Buffalo NY, and now his wife and he live in Westchester County NY with their two cats, a dog, and hopefully a kid someday.

His material is mostly clean, which leads him to a lot of corporate gigs and private shows where no profanity is allowed. He also headlines comedy clubs all over the world where anything goes.  He’s been on TV a number of times, highlighted by appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He was also on Star Search but, according to him, that was pretty lame. The other two shows were really fun and awesome experiences.

The topics he talks about change all the time of course but lately he’s focusing on his marriage, potential fatherhood, technology / social networking and just everyday things that he get obsessed with.

 

 

Cory KahaneyCORY KAHANEY

“The funniest female comedian working today.” 


-- Peter Lasally, Executive Producer for the Late, Late, Show w/ Craig Ferguson,  and Executive Producer of The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson for 29 years.

Cory is every woman. Mother, daughter, wife…ex-wife. This year, she appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Bonnie Hunt Show, became a regular guest on The Joy Behar Show, and is about to make her fifth appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. 

Cory appeared in the first season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing and made it to the finale, where host Jay Mohr called her performance "flawless." Other television credits include her stand-up special, Comedy Central Presents, The View, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn andPolitically Incorrect with Bill Maher. 

Her off-Broadway hit "The J.A.P. Show" ran for six months in New York City and continues to tour the country under a new name, "The Princesses of Comedy." Her new show, "Pastrami on Rye with Mayo," about the last four comics who work the Catskills, has been selling out theaters to rave reviews. 

Cory conceived and developed "The Radio Ritas," a nationally syndicated radio show for Greenstone Media, a company created by Gloria Steinem and Jane Fonda to provide radio programming for woman. 

Her one-person show, "Having it all and other Myths," premiered at the 1999 US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. "Having it all and other Myths" was subsequently produced as a half-hour special for HBO, leading to development deals with Warner Brothers and CBS. Cory has also been featured three times at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. She was voted best comedian in NYC by Backstage Magazine and Best female comedian by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets. 

 

PAT DIXON

An engaging performer, Pat’s presence on stage is fueled by an off-kilter comedic sensibility that has been described as “deceptively conversational and fun to watch.”

Pat has made numerous television appearances which include his own half hour special, Comedy Central Presents: Pat Dixon, which debuted in 2006. He has appeared on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Premium Blend, Very Funny Live!, various shows on the E! Network and the Fox News program Red-Eye. Pat went international with two appearances on The World Stands Up airing on BBC America.In July 2008, Pat made his debut performance at The Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal appearing in such shows as Best of the Fest.

In addition to being a regular at comedy clubs across the nation, Pat has opened for Ron White performing in theatres and was part of The Slackers Tour in clubs, casinos and theaters in 2006. In 2005 Pat participated in the Aspen Comedy Festival.Pat is also heard on the radio by loyal listeners each week who tune in for his comedy movie reviews in select markets. Pat has a feature, “The Nations only unbiased movie review” weekly heard on 98.9 “The Rock” Kansas City and “Wags & Elliot” WLVQ Columbus.Audiences everywhere have enjoyed Pat’s relaxed stage manner, dry delivery and boldly creative material. Pat Dixon is one of the most promising young comedians working today – a crowd pleaser and a comic’s comic.Pat currently lives in New York where he is a regular at clubs all over the city.

 


MARION GRODIN

 When it comes to comedy, Marion Grodin can pretty much do it all….When it comes to life…well, she’s still working on paying her parking tickets, and trying not to eat cake.

 Marion started out as a staff writer for the network sitcoms “It’s a Living” and “Princesses”, was put under contract to Twentieth Century Fox, and later went on to sell six screenplays. Just as she was about to embark on her seventh screenplay, it dawned on her that her father had not lovingly nicknamed her “Mouth” for nothing; she decided it was time to start saying all these funny things she was writing for other people to say… So, for the last decade, Marion Grodin has been one of the hottest comics in the country.

She is a favorite at New York City’s top clubs, including Standup NY and Gotham Comedy Club, where she regularly headlines. As one of the country’s top emcees, Marion’s incredible ability to improvise has allowed her to master the art of talking with the audience.

Always willing to be as self-revealing as she is probing of the audience…this affectionately edgy style has become Marion’s trademark. The result is a hilariously personal show that makes the audience feel like it was custom-made just for them. 

Marion has toured with Linda Ronstadt, opened for Lewis Black, Judy Gold, and Robert Klein…as well as having shared the stage with Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle, Roseanne Barr and Robin Williams. She has performed for 1000+ seat rooms and for A+ private events, including Gilda’s Club and Ethel Kennedy’s annual fundraisers. Marion has also been seen on NBC’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and ABC’s The View. In addition, she worked as the Charles Grodin show’s comedy producer, making regular appearances on the MSNBC show, as well as conducting comedic celebrity interviews.

Marion also hosted her own radio show for CBS, over a two year period, where her guests included friends, like Lisa Lampanelli, Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, Kyra Sedgewick, and Lewis Black. 

In addition to her standup, Marion has most recently produced two highly successful fundraisers, starring such luminaries as Martin Short, Lewis Black, Regis Philbin, Charles Grodin, and Paul Shaffer. Marion knows firsthand that laughter is truly the best medicine, having survived breast cancer, divorce, and various addictions – including an inappropriate relationship to Haagen Dazs. Her dream is to be able to integrate her diverse life experiences, genuine concern for people, and unstoppable ability to make EVERYTHING funny...in a forum that would be both entertaining and helpful to other people. 

Talk show anyone?

 

PETE DOMINICK 

has been a part of the Rockland County community since moving here in 2007.  He coaches his daughter’s Little League in Congers. And his wife teaches Yoga at various locales in the area.

Pete is best known as the host of Sirius XM Satellite Radio’s live daily show Stand UP! with Pete Dominick on the new POTUS channel.Pete’s first love and other job is stand-up comedy. He is one of the hardest-working and most-booked comics on the New York City club scene, where he regularly works all of the top venues, including The Comedy Cellar, Gotham, The Comic Strip, Caroline’s, Comix, Stand Up NY, Dangerfield’s and The Laugh Factory.

Pete’s act is largely inspired by his personal life as well as his interest in politics and social issues. Keeping up with current events is a key component of his on-air and off-air gigs.

Pete’s quick wit, instant likability, and unique way of engaging any audience have made him one of the most sought after M.C.’s at the New York clubs. That talent has also found Pete working at his third Job as the audience warm-up comic every night on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, as well as over 100 episodes of The Daily Show.

Pete also regularly opens for The Howard Stern Show’s Artie Lange and has appeared with him at the 2007 NY Comedy Festival and The HBO Comedy Festival in Las Vegas.  In addition to working the clubs in New York, warming up television studio audiences and hosting a 3-hour radio show every day, Pete has remained very popular where he started performing: Colleges. His high energy and flexibility have found him work at over 250 colleges and universities across the country in the last 6 years.

He is booked and re-booked at orientations and as the host of talent and other variety shows at campuses nationwide.Pete was selected to perform at the 2006 Just For Laugh’s Montreal Comedy Festivalon the “New Faces of Comedy” show, one of the highest honors any young comedian can achieve. Pete has also done stand-up on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham and NBC’s reality shows Last Comic Standing and The Apprentice.

 

 

 

AL LUBEL

Al Lubel, who is a very good comedian, has one of the best jokes I ever heard. He says that he's verylazy, and that all he wants to do in life is to eat and rest. That's all that interests him, eating and resting. Which begs the question, what about sex, don't you like sex? And he says yes, because when it's over he's hungry and tired.

 –Jerry Seinfeld US Magazine Interview

 

Al Lubel is a terrifically funny comedian.

- David Letterman

Al Lubel became a lawyer to please his mother and a comedian to please himself (which did not please his mother). After graduating from law school in Florida, Al moved to Los Angeles, passed the California Bar Exam on his first try and wouldn't you know it, immediately began the practice of stand-up comedy.

Lawyer by day and comedian by night, Al was doing justice to neither. At comedy clubs, the crowds would stare, in court, the juries would laugh. Al gradually began getting work on the road, soon becoming a full-time comic. "I realized I had to give up the practice of law when clients began calling me for legal advice at places like the St. Louis Funny Bone."So, Al quit the law.

This was a good decision, because within a year he won the $100,000 Grand Prize for comedy on Star Search. Doing the "The Tonight Show" was a childhood fantasy, so when Al heard that Johnny Carson was retiring, he auditioned and became one of the last comics to appear with Johnny.

More recently, Al just made his fifth appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman.Even though comedy is his first love, Al admits to missing the practice of law. "I'd like to have one more trial, something serious like a murder trial because as my client's fate hangs in the balance I'd like to see his reaction when I whisper in his ear...I'm a comedian!" 

 

JANE CONDON 

has been a storyteller and comedian ever since she was born the youngest of four in an Irish Catholic family and wanted some attention. She learned comedy at the knees of the masters—her fellow students at Cardinal Spellman High School in Brockton, Mass. 

She lives in Greenwich, CT, but she’s still a nice person. She has two boys. Otherwise everything’s fine.The Associated Press calls her “an uppercrust Roseanne.” The New York Times says, “Condon had the audience cackling, guffawing and in hysterics as she sliced through marriage, husband, kids, politics and other topics.”She writes for the Huffington Post and CNN.com. She has appeared on ABC-TV’s “The View,” Lifetime TV’s “Girls Night Out” and FOX-TV’s “24.”

In 2004, she was the Grand Prize winner of Ladies of Laughter.

In 2007, she won “Audience Favorite—NY” on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.”

 

 

 

JOE MATARESE

grew up in Cherry Hill, NJ and at the age of nineteen moved his standup act from his parent's basement to the local Philadelphia clubs.

 

Three years after breaking into the Philly comedy scene, he moved to New York City to pursue his life long dream. He soon became a regular at all the A-list comedy clubs and was paving his path in show business.

 

Joe's completely autobiographical act pokes fun at his subtly dysfunctional Italian family, his own neuroses, life with a newborn baby boy, and his marriage to a psychologist (his perfect match).

 

After 20 years of failed relationships, his main objective is fixing Joe ­ he has to if he wants this relationship to work. Joe's talent for turning real life struggles into comedic gems quickly landed him appearances on the most sought after TV and radio shows including The Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central Presents (his very own 1/2 hour special), The Howard Stern Show and Breuer Unleashed on Sirius Satellite Radio, Howard On Demand, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Comedy Central's Premium Blend, and NBC's Last Comic Standing.

 

You may also recognize him from Bravo's reality series, Better Half where he teaches his wife to perform standup and she brings home the $20,000 prize.

 

Joe has also hit the stage four times at the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival, leading to two development deals with major television networks. Joe's acting resume also recently grew when he landed a guest starring role on IFC's Zrock playing an annoying yuppie with a pet bulldog, and a stand out performance in Howard TV's hit show "Show In The Hallway" playing a cop who becomes obsessed with Robin Quivers.

 

He now tours regularly with Artie Lange from the Howard Stern Show at world famous venues such as Carnegie Hall. Check him out - within minutes you will feel like your life is perfect!

 

 

TED ALEXANDRO

is one of the rising young comedians in the country. A New York native, Ted is a fixture on the NY comedy scene and headlines clubs around the country. Time Out NY named Ted one of the top comedians on the circuit. Uproar magazine had this to say: “With an appeal similar to Ray Romano and Jerry Seinfeld, Ted Alexandro may very well become New York’s next big hit!”

Ted has appeared on David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, The View and two half-hour specials on Comedy Central.
Combining hilarious observations with hysterical physical comedy, Ted’s laid back style offers something for everyone.

In the fourth grade Ted Alexandro (his real name) sat next to Daisy Ramirez (not her real name), the girl he would have a crush on for the duration of his elementary school years and beyond. Each school day was gauged on whether or not Daisy adequately acknowledged him; adequate being anything more than incidental eye contact. Most days were met with disappointment but occasionally Ted skipped home after school, buoyed by the certainty that his love for Daisy wasn’t unrequited. However these moments were fleeting, as Daisy never admitted to liking Ted or any of the other boys for that matter, which raises an entirely different question altogether. To this day Ted hasn’t fully gotten over the fact that Daisy didn’t like him, which may at least partially explain why he is still single, living in the same hometown he grew up in, and telling jokes for a living.

Ted attended City College of New York to study music; specifically jazz piano. He had played piano since the age of six, but had never played or studied jazz before. Overwhelmed by the skill level and musicianship of the other students and under whelmed by his own, Ted left C.C.N.Y. after two years and transferred to QueensCollege where he would get his master’s degree in elementary education while also dabbling in the theater department. Upon graduating he would then

go on to teach music in NYC’s public school system for five years. While teaching music by day, Ted began his career in standup comedy by night, first as part of the outrageously funny and under appreciated duo “James and Ted” and later as a solo act. In 1997 he left teaching and committed himself fully to being single, living in the same hometown he grew up in and telling jokes for a living.

Ted still takes piano lessons and, though he hasn’t seen or heard from her in nearly twenty years, is still trying to make Daisy like him.

 

MIKE VECCHIONE

 

was a semifinalist on Last Comic Standing 2010 (NBC) . He has been a featured performer on Rusell Simmons Stand Up at the El Rey and Live at Gotham (both for Comedy Central).  He appears regularly in New York at Caroline’s, the Comedy Cellar, Comic Strip Live, Gotham, Stand Up New York, New York Comedy Club, and Broadway Comedy Club.

Mike was born in Youngstown, Ohio and raised Italian American and Catholic. His father was involved in a family business and his mother was/is an elementary school teacher.  His family moved back and forth between northeast Ohio and South Florida throughout his childhood.

Mike started playing contact football at age 9 in Florida and wrestling at age 13 in Ohio. His senior year of high school he placed second in the Florida AAA State Tournament and went on to college at Pennsylvania State University where he wrestled in 1991-1992 and tutored student athletes. He moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1995 with his bachelors degree in criminal justice, and began work counseling adjudicated teens and children with mental health issues. He started teaching special education in the Philadelphia School District in 1998, received his masters in Special Education in 2001 from Cabrini College, and continued to teach in both public school and residential school settings.

Mike started stand up comedy in 2000 and moved to New York City in 2003. He was the 1983 and 1984 Spelling Bee runner up at Pine Grove Elementary School, failing to advance to the national bee in Washington D.C. because of the complexity of the word roothless, which he still spells with two o's.

 

BERNADETTE PAULEY

  "The latest in a summer of American imports to Edinburgh, Pauley’s flawless confidence andno-bullshit attitude make her a sharp, polished performer. Her ability to flit from charming anecdote to viciously biting punchline at a moment’s notice makes her a fascinatingly unpredictable comedian; an animated, emotive spectacle with an innate sense of where the laughs are."

                                      Marcus Kerhohan

           -The Journal (Edinburgh, Scotland)

                                 September 14, 2010

“Her comedy is daring, blunt, honest and hilarious. It is no wonder this comedian is adored at comedy clubs and college campuses."   

- Amanda Chicoli

The Brooklyn Excelsio

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“The audience exploded with laughter at her every sentence.” 

                                                     - The Comedy Central Insider 

 

Bernadette Pauley currently co-hosts THE GOSSIP QUEENS airing on Logo and in syndication nationally M-Friday. TV credits include FOX, Comedy Central, BBC, VH-1, MTV, Comics Unleashed etc. and working for Film director AndyTennant. She headlines Colleges, Casinos, Clubs and theaters and does tons of radio and local TV when touring. 

Bernie was born and raised in Revere, MA, an Irish Catholic Boston neighborhood. If you're not familiar with the area, see the movies Gone BabyGone and Goodwill hunting. The daughter of a cabdriver and union steward, how could she be anything BUT funny?

After graduating Emerson College with a B.A. she moved to NYC and began paying off her education and building an acting resume. Her crappy job resume grew much faster than her acting one.  She added paralegal (lasted one day), waitress, bartender, bathroomattendant, coat check girl, cigarette girl, and dogwalker to her list (which already included working at Wonderland dog track, Suffolk Downs racetrack, and supermarket cashier). She has spent years trying to figure out where she really belongs: in Blue Collar Revere or Beverly Hills. The answer is both.  And neither. 

For press, clips, full resume, etc. on Bernadette check out her website:www.BernadettePauley.com

 

 

JESSICA KIRSON

 

Her unique style and captivating stage presence captures the attention of audiences and club bookers everywhere she performs. Her wide variety of characters brings a diverse energy to her routine.

Once you have seen her amazing talent, it is easy to understand why she was selected to perform at the Hamptons, Toyota, Marshall's Women in Comedy, Comedy Central's South Beach, Montreal, and HBO's Las Vegas comedy festivals. She has been featured on various television shows, including, Comedy Central's "Premium Blend" and "Fresh Faces," Nickelodeon's "Sixth in the Suburbs," Noggin's "LOL," VH1's "Awesomely Bad" Shows, Oxygen's premier game show "Can You Tell?," Bravo's "The Great Things About Being," The Women's Television Network's, "She's So Funny," NBC's "Last Comic Standing" Seasons 2 and 3, NBC's "Last Call With Carson Daly," and, "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", and Showtime's, "White Boyz in the Hood."

She was recently awarded "Best Female Comic" by the MAC association in New York City.

 

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FEATURED COMICS

 

DOUG ADLER

grew up in RocklandCounty’s Spring Valley before becoming a transplanted New York City native. Known for his marketing genius, Doug hit the nail on the head when it dawned on him: “What New York City needs is another middle-aged jewish comic!”

Adler’s unique, “kinda hip jewboy “ style transforms everyday life, an autobiographical cast of characters, and topics like “the mother-in-law” into hilarious one-of-a kind humor.

Doug performs regularly in the tri-state area. New York City clubs include Gotham Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, Ha! Comedy Club, and Laugh Lounge. He also performed in the New York Underground Comedy Festival in 2008 and 2007. Doug urges you to come see him perform or else you’ll have to answer to his mother-in-law.

 

ALEX BARNETT

was born in Brooklyn and was quickly deported to Long Island where he was raised by his parents in an overprotective shell. After peaking academically in high school, Alex meandered through an Ivy League college, law school and a legal career only to realize that his true gift was in making fun of the law, as well as his own neuroses, his raging hypochondria, his height (or lack thereof), marriage, and other topics too numerous to mention or otherwise insulting to family and friends.

In addition to his stand-up performances, Alex is a writer. His articles chronicling his comedy career can be seen in The New York Daily News “Money” section. His humor column “Memoirs of a White Man” appears regularly in the online Black women’s webzine, The Coil Review. And, his most recent short story was published in the 2008 issue of the literary journal, The Westchester Review.

In his off hours, Alex can be found in coffee bars throughout New York looking for the perfect double espresso or, at home, driving his girlfriend insane with his myriad control issues and his determination to sleep on the diagonal.

 

AMY CARLSON:

A Westchester native and lifelong resident, Amy began her career three years ago in the highly competitive NYC comedy scene.  

In her relatively short time on the comedy stage, Amy has already been featured on Sirius XM’s Howard 101, where she caught the attention of the Miserable Men Show.  Her brutal honesty and willingness to cross the line has earned her spots on shows all over the Northeast and promises to take her far in the comedy arena.

 

Here’s what people are saying about her:

“Pretty funny for a girl.”

     --JC, Philadephia PA

“Show us your boobs.”

     --KM, Omaha NE

                                                               “That’s not Amy Carlson from Third     Watch!”

 --LJ, New York NY

 

 

DANNY COHEN:


New York based comedian, Danny Cohen, first gained recognition as the co-creator and co-host of Spin Cycle Comedy, a weeklycomedy/variety show held in a Laundromat.

The success of this show was featured in the style section of The New York Times, ABC news, CNN, MTV, Marie Claire Japan, Newsweek and London’s The Sunday Independent. Danny has also appeared on Comedy Centrals Premium Blend, and was the 1st runner up in the search for AMERICAS WACKIEST COMEDIAN!

In 2010,Danny received the MAC Award for Outstanding male comic in New York City .He was a featured comic in the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival Special Olympics in Montreal and is always a favorite somewhere.

 

 

 

REGINA DECICCO

spent many years in television behind the scenes before deciding to take the plunge into the world of stand-up comedy. After five seasons at Saturday Night Live in the Design Department and one season at“Whoopi,” Whoopi Goldberg’s NBC sitcom, Regina realized the time had come, and you can now find her at Comic Strip Live, Stand-Up NY, Comix & Broadway Comedy Club.

Regina studied improvisational comedy at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre in NY and currently performs, writes and films sketches with her all female group, “Candy Slice.”

Recently, Regina wrote and directed her first award-winning short film, “The Cyclist,” with fellow comedian Erik Rivera, starring comedians Ross Bennett and Imagine. Presently, Regina is developing an original idea for a Broadway musical with writing partner, Lindsey Turner, and a song and lyrics teams comprised of Gary Adler, the musical genius behind “Altar Boys” and Phoebe Kreutz.

Regina is always happy to share her ever evolving story of being a woman in comedy. As a graduate of BarnardCollege, she was asked to return last year as the keynote speaker for their Senior Class Dinner. Most recently, Regina was the Alumni Speaker at RocklandCommunity College's 2010 Commencement.

 

 

 MICK DIFLO

 

Originally from Philadelphia, Mick began his comedy career in the sketch-group Hazmat. When the group broke up in 2001 Mick moved to NYC, where he began his standup career. 

His dark, skewed way of looking at people, relationships, and life in general has made him a favorite in clubs everywhere.

Mick is a regular at NYC’s Gotham Comedy Club, among others, and is becoming a regular with LoHud Comedy as well.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

  

DAN HIRSHON

Though incapable of doing his own laundry, Dan is able to leave audiences in hysterics.

“I laughed out loud at many points during Hirshon’s act, which is not something I do often.” 
                                 ~ The Brandeis Justice

“You were so funny. You made me pee a little bit,”

    ~Wellesley student after a recent   show.

“It’s true. You made her fart too.” 
                                                    ~Her friend.

Since taking the spotlight in Boston’s Theater District several years ago Dan has performed at the Boston and Las Vegas Comedy Festivals, co-written and produced the comedy album, Lampshades and Ottomans, and shared secrets about his traumatic childhood with strangers from Maine to South Africa.

If you are looking to laugh or just looking for a 90-pound basket case with a Jewfro, then you will love Dan.

 

 

 ADRIENNE IAPALUCCI:

of "Last Comic Standing 2010."

Born and bred in the Bronx, Adrienne’s skewed look on life is reflected in her unique brand of intelligent comedy.

Adrienne Iapalucci's dark sense of humor is enhanced by her political incorrectness and counteracted by her love of puppies.

Adrienne Iapalucci  won the 2009 first-ever People's Choice Opening Act Competition and got the opportunity to perform at NYC's Town Hall Theater for 1400 people as part of the New York Comedy Festival.

Adrienne Iapalucci was also a semi-finalist in New York's Funniest Stand-Up Contest, also part of the New York Comedy Festival, and was the runner-up in the 2009 New York Underground Comedy Festival's Best of the Boroughs contest. Adrienne Iapalucci ("Last Comic Standing 7") has also been featured in the Daily News, New York Times,  Stage Time and Reader's Digest.

 

 

SASSI KEEGAN


When she moved to New York City to pursue her career, Sassi got a job on Wall Street to pay the bills.   After the building in which she worked was destroyed on 9/11, she felt that the world needed fewer executives and more clowns.  Sassi enrolled in the New York Clown Academy and has been making a living ever since by making people laugh. 

Sassi has worked with Chicago City Limits, Blue Man Group: Tubes, and performs stand-up comedy internationally.  She can also be seen in TV, film and commercials, and has been featured on Good Morning America, in Time Out New York, and The Manhattan Times.  Sassi graduated with honors with a Degree in Creative Writing from the University Of Maine in Orono, Maine.  Adding to her list of credits, Sassi is the mother of Liam Jon Keegan, born 3/12/2004.

 

 

 

 

CHARLES MCBEE

has performed in NBC's, "Stand Up for Diversity," and The New York Underground Comedy Festival. He has also competed in top Comedy Competitions, including, Magner's Boston Comedy Competition, and The New York March Madness Comedy Competition. Charles was a contestant on Season Five of America's Got Talent and was the only stand up comedian passed without get three X's by the judges on his first appearance. He currently resides in NYC and performs regularly at the local comedy clubs.

Charles is gaining popularity with his witty, sarcastic "Smart Ass" approach to comedy. His likeabiltiy rating is through the roof and you will fall in love with Charles the minute he steps foot on the stage. Audiences laugh off their seats and give Charles a rousing applause at all his perfomances, leaving them wanting more.

 

 

 


ADAM OLIENSIS

 

A longtime Rockland County resident, Adam has been working in comedy for longer than he cares to admit, acting, writing, directing, and producing in TV, theatre, film, and commercials.

Adam was Producing Director of Willow Cabin Theatre Co. for 12 years in New York  City, producing works by the likes of William Shakespeare, Eugene O’Neill, Thornton Wilder, and David Rabe.  He produced,  Wilder, Wilder, Wilder,  the only show in history to go from off-off Broadway to off-Broadway to Broadway in a single season, and was nominated as a Producer for Tony & Drama Desk Awards for Best Revival.

As a writer, Adam co-authored the movie, The Pompatus of Love, with Jon Cryer (Best Comedy, Worldfest-Houston), which he also co-produced and in which he starred along with Mr. Cryer and Kristen Scott Thomas, among others.  Adam’s plays have been produced by Ensemble Studio Theatre, among other companies in New York, as well as in Los Angeles and regionally, and his work has been published by Dramatists Play Service.  He has also penned several TV pilots, which have been produced for Cable TV.

As an actor, Adam has appeared on Broadway, Off Broadway, in Regional Theatre, in the movies, on episodic TV, and in hundreds of TV commercial.  He was nominated for a Clio Award (the Oscars of commercials) for Best Performance.

In his stand-up, Adam explores the lessons he’s learning from his wife and especially from his children, along with the adjustments that genuine adulthood are forcing upon his world view. Having lived in East Africa, India, and New Jersey, Adam is attuned to the absurdities that arise in the everyday, mining both the ironies and silliness that exist in the most humbling situations.  He performs at comedy clubs all over NYC, including Broadway Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, Gotham Comedy Club, and Times Square Comedy, as well as at private events, corporate events, and at Temples throughout the Tri-State area.

 

 

 

DARREN SPENCER

 

 is a musical impressionist, doing dead-on impressions of a variety of musicians while parodying their songs. Artist covered include:

 

Chris Issak, Counting Crows, Dave Matthews, David Gray, Eminem, Enrique Iglesias, Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Keane, The Killers, Lady Gaga, Marc Anthony, REM, Smashing Pumpkins, Taylor Swift, U2, + More!

 

Darren has performed at many comedy clubs such as Caroline's, Broadway Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, The Comedy Corner, and the Village Lantern. Darren got his start as a musician aand has played at many venues around New York City including The Village Underground, The Canal Room, Le Bar Bat, and the Back Fence. When he did cover gigs, people would appreciate his vocal impressions. At one point Darren had an epiphany that it might be more fun to make fun of other successful musicians than to become one himself. Thus started his career as a musical impressionist.

 

Audiences love Darren’s take on what makes each musician unique, whether it’s The Smashing Pumpkins and Billy Corgan’s soothing or annoying bit,  The Counting Crow’s Adam Duritz’s sounding depressed bit, or Chris Issak’s how high can you sing bit.  He also delves into the outlandish with impressions of Lady Gaga at a Bar Mitzvah celebration and Bono singing in Hindi and Japanese.

 

JAMIE ROBERTS

Jamie began his journey in Amityville, New York, where being funny was an every day thing for him. When he was crowned the ‘Funniest Person’ in his senior class, he realized that comedy was where he belonged. However, the journey would not be that light-hearted and free. In order for his comedy career to take off, Jamie knew he would have to hit the mean streets of New York City.

In 2001, this young stand-up comedian was able to win-over the judges at Stand Up NY. This was the first time Jamie performed at a major venue in New York City and his talent was confirmed when they named him the ‘Funniest Person from the Suburbs’. Ever since then, he has been pushing forward, continuing to make strides in the comedic world with performances in New York City, the Tri-state area, Hollywood, and Atlanta.

Jamie made history on January 15, 2005 when he became the first non-Latino to produce the Latino Laughter comedy show at the New York Comedy Club. Along with producing the show, he was also the weekly host every Saturday night at the club for 10 straight months.

Jamie went on to produce a string of independent shows in the Tri-State area. The crowds followed him wherever he went from “Jamie’s Back- 45 minutes of Just Jamie” to “The Laugh Out Loud Comedy Show” at The World Famous Supper Club in New York City.

 

 

  

 

JOSE VEGA

 

is a regular in the New York City comedy scene, performing at Caroline’s, Stand Up New York, Gotham, The Comic Strip Live, and the Times Square Arts Center. He also produces comedy and performs in Philadelphia, and has performed in Los Angeles, San Antonio, Baltimore, and Virginia.  Jose was recently selected to compete for the title of NYC’s Next

 

 

 To be added:

Mike Jacobs

Anna Miller

Jay Welsch

Jason Salmon

Brett Eidman

Raquel D’Apice,

Tom Van Patton, Frank Vignola, Jerrold Benford, Coach Tom Whiteley, Johnny Lampert