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November 11 – NJ 101.5 and The Comedy Cove Competition


“Make Jessica Laugh”
Jay Black, Bill Spadea, and Jessica Gibson

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The competition is for a spot on the weekend shows of June 14 & 15.  All contestants will be given five minutes to present their material.  The winner will be contacted on air June 14 by Bill Spadea around 9:30am.

 

November 15-16 – Special Event – An Evening of Comedy with NJ 101.5 Personalities


Special Event $24
Jay Black, Bill Spadea, and Jessica Gibson

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In 2007, Jay Black left teaching to pursue writing and stand-up full time.  Since then, he has headlined at close to 300 colleges, scoring three nominations and one win as the nation’s top college comedian.  He has appeared as a comic on Showtime, A&E, Fox, the CBC, and NBC. Jay has also performed at
some of the most prestigious clubs in the country, from the Comedy Stop at the Tropicana in Atlantic City to the world famous Los Angeles Improv.  Jay has opened for several celebrity comedians, including Joel McHale, Carlos Menica, D.L. Hughley, Sinbad, Bobcat Goldthwait, and Christopher Titus.

In 2010, Jay was given the opportunity to work with the US Army on the “I Am Strong” tour, traveling
overseas to entertain the troops.  He’s met equal success as a writer, selling his first screenplay in 2008 and working heavily as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after “punch-up” writers, making your favorite movies even funnier.

Also Featuring from NJ 101.5, Chasing News Morning Show Host Bill Spadea, and Jessica Gibson
Special Guest Spot for the Comedy Competition Winner

September 6-7 – Special Event – Shuli Egar


Special Event $24
From AXS Tv The Howard Stern Show
Also Featuring John Sapanaro

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Shuli Egar can be heard on Howard 100 and Howard 101 on Sirius XM Monday through Friday. He can also be seen touring the country as a headlining comic. You’ve heard him on CBS hit show SWAT as well Chosen on FX and Brickleberry on Comedy Central.

Hes performed on AXS TVs live from Gotham and has performed with some of the worlds biggest names. Amy Schumer, Artie Lange, Jim Norton, Robert Kelly, Dave Attell, Howie Mandel, Judah Friendlander, Lisa Lampaneli and many many more.

Shuli talks a lot about marriage and kids and how those two things ruin everything else. Shuli is one of the best kept secrets in comedy but not for long.

 

 

August 2-3 – Johnny Watson


From Good Morning America, SNL

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A lot of comedians exaggerate about themselves when telling jokes. When Johnny Watson tells a joke about himself, his family, and his upbringing, no exaggeration is necessary. Watson, a white kid living in a series of black and Hispanic neighborhoods while growing up in New Jersey with two brothers and two sisters, couldn’t fight, so he told jokes to survive. And he’s still telling jokes to his legions of fans throughout the United States. And most of those (real) bits are about his family – “my father was a heroin addict and all my mother did was watch TV and smoke cigarettes”; or his upbringing in poor neighborhoods – “I was the poor kid on free lunch who always got my balls busted so since I couldn’t really fight, I had to be funny.” So funny that he was voted funniest and best story teller in grammar school and in high school. Turned out the “high school honor” was his only honor. Johnny graduated LAST in his class. His grandmother implored him to become a comedian because “you can’t do anything else right.” Watson started drinking when he was five years old and kept on going until high school. “I was burned out from drinking by the time I got to high school, so I became the designated driver before they had designated drivers,” he says. After briefly attending college in California, Johnny joined the Navy. Once he got out, he turned to comedy as a full-time profession. Watson has appeared throughout the United States at many of the biggest clubs, including The Laugh Factory in New York City and The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. He has also been in a host of TV, film and theater productions and does corporate engagements as well. When he is not on stage, Watson plays whiffle ball, cribbage and does other “exciting things.”

August 9-10 – Bob DiBuono


From MTV, Spike, Fox, The View (The Best Trump)

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Bob DiBuono is a master of characters and voices, which he melds with an offbeat sense of humor and expert timing, to turn ordinary life experiences into a night of uproarious laughter. Bob has been seen on MTV, E! Entertainment Network and Spike TV, and he’s been heard on “The Opie and Anthony Show”. He’s a regular at all the best comedy clubs in NYC, Las Vegas, Atlantic City … and Springfield NJ, of course.

September 27-28 – Special Event – Shuler King


Special Event $30
Friday 9:00pm – Saturday 7:00pm & 9:30pm
The Internet Sensation
Also Featuring “The Red Assassin” Meme Simpson

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Not your typical New York comedian. He has the rare combined quality of intimidation verses magnetic like-ability. Unchained and Un-tamed he is a Tornado on the stage and electrifies audiences everywhere he goes. From his philosophy on marriage to teaching his children how to drive, every moment is explosive and Craig delivers with the energy of several natural disasters leaving a wake of comedic destruction that is second to none!

He is a regular on the East Coast circuit and performs at such club’s as the New York Comedy Club, The Broadway and The Greenwich Village Comedy Clubs and the world renowned Dangerfields.  Craig has toured with The Heavyweights of Comedy The Nomads of Comedy and most recently opening up for Pete Davidson from SNL. Craig has also appeared on The Artie Lange Podcast , Sirius XM and now is a regular on the NYC Crime Report with Pat Dixon.

 

September 20-21 – Special Event – Bob Nelson


Special Event $26
From the Tonight Show, an Emmy Award Winner

Nelson began doing stand-up in comedy clubs while a theater student at Nassau Community College.  Nelson specializes in rubber-faced comedy characters. His most popular originals include Jiffy Jeff, a punch drunk prizefighter with a Gym in NYC; Eppy Epperman. Bob Nelson was Rodney Dangerfield’s opening act for eight years of Mr.Dangerfield’s career.  Bob was featured in two of Rodney’s HBO stand-up comedy showcases, alongside Jerry Seinfeld, Rosanne Barr, Rita Rudner and Bob Saget. That led to two HBO specials starring Bob Nelson, including “Nelson Schmelson”.  Bob considers Rodney his ‘Comedy Godfather’. Nelson was also in a comedy group called “The Identical Triplets” with Eddie Murphy and Rob Bartlett. Nelson has appeared several times on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and various other talk
shows, such as David Letterman.  While he formerly incorporated profanity into his act, Nelson now works clean. He cites a meeting with Red Skelton, in which Skelton convinced him to stop using swear words. Since that meeting, Nelson claims he hasn’t sworn while performing. Bob won an Emmy Award in Philadelphia for a children’s show he wrote and starred in, called “Double Muppet Hold the Onions”.  He also had supporting roles in Nora Ephron’s directorial film debut This is My Life with Julie Kavner and Ivan Reitman’s Kindergarten Cop with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Bob also starred in the Zucker Brothers films Airplane!, The Naked Gun, and Brain Donors, the 1992 update of the Marx Brothers’ comedy A Night at the Opera. In the latter film, Nelson plays what would have been the Harpo Marx part.

 

July 5-6 – Tom McTiernan


From Comedy Central, AXS.tv

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Tom McTiernan is one the East Coasts’ best and cleanest comedians. He has appeared at New York City’s and Los Angeles’ best comedy clubs including Comic Strip Live, The Gotham Comedy Club, and The World Famous Improv. On television, Tom has appeared on Comedy Central, The Metro Channel and most recently on AXS.tv’s Gotham Comedy Live! Tom has also worked in Atlantic City and Las Vegas where he has opened for numerous acts including Tom Jones, Engelbert Humperdinck, and Blood Sweat and Tears. Don’t miss the chance to see Tom in action!

July 12-13 – Maija DiGiorgio


From HBO, Def Comedy Jam, Dash Radio

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Maija DiGiorgio has exploded onto the forefront of the comedy scene, blazing past her contemporaries, to be recognized as one of the most spectacular comediennes to come along in the past decade. Maija, being multiracial, has the opportunity to present her truly unique point of view unifying audiences of all backgrounds through laughter.

Maija has performed at legendary venues from The Beacon Theater to the Apollo to hundreds of top comedy clubs, festivals, and military bases, throughout the United States to Japan and around the world. Time Out New York referred to her as the Excellent Maija and one of the freshest, funniest, unique voices to grace the microphone. The New York Daily News wrote, Dont miss Maija. Catch her before TV audiences do.

Maijas made her national television debut turning a booing audience to a standing ovation on the Showtime at the Apollo. Her TV credits included HBOs Sex & The City, Def Comedy Jam, Foxs Laughs, Uncontrolled Comedy Hour, and More. She made her mark in radio when she co-hosted The Hot 97 Morning Show with Ed and Maija in New York City. During her tenure at the station, their show was the number one radio station in the country. She is presently the host of The Maija Show on Dash Radio.
She directed the films Bitter Jester, featuring interviews with GeorgeCarlin, Richard Pryor, Kevin James, Phyllis Diller, Whoopi Goldberg and others. The New Y*ork Times and Variety both gave glowing reviews of the film.

A Sanford Meisner trained actress under William Alderson, Maija performed a one woman tour de force, RATS! from New York City to California. Her performance featured six modernized Shakespearean characters receiving rave reviews.

Maija is one of the most talented performers to hit the national scene in years. Her multifaceted approach to all levels of show business, coupled with her natural abilities for original characterizations, will definitely allow her to become a performer of meteoric proportions

 

August 16-17 – Tommy Gooch


From Atlantic City, Sirius XM

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Tommy Gooch was born in Brooklyn, but currently resides in Staten Island, NY. No matter what the venue or city, Tommys ranting, self-deprecating, family-oriented style of comedy has been hitting hard with audiences for many years. He performs at all the major clubs in New York City and the surrounding area and is a regular at the world-famous Broadway Comedy Club. Tommy also performs at the Borgata Comedy Club in Atlantic City NJ where he had recently headlined. He has been a guest on the Staten Island Comedy Show on Time Warner TV & SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Tommy’s natural, loveable, off-the-cuff comedy always makes him a favorite for any spot, as his specialization in audience interaction makes him a popular all around comic.

Connect with the Gooch on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, but if you want to really do yourself a favor, go see him live!

You can find more information and show dates on his website www.TommyGooch.com