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April

April 6 – Special Event – Bobby Collins


One Night Only – Special Event $28
Your Chance to See A Legend

A Comic’s Comic
Comedian Bobby Collins has an ability to truthfully translate the human condition. Audiences across the country relate to his comedic characterizations as he exposes the humor of day-to-day situations as well as serving up resplendent rants on world events. His true dedication to his craft is what keeps his vibrant shows consistently sold out. A native New Yorker, Collins possesses a confidence and genuine everyman likeability that can only be earned.

As a professional stand-up comedian, he’s worked alongside friends, Chris Rock, Ray Romano and Drew Carey, as well as many others. He has appeared on legendary shows like Letterman, The Tonight Show with both Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno. With such skillful dissection of everyday life, he weaves his uproarious storytelling with effortless flair and charisma as he successfully dismantles any and all socioeconomic, race and age divides. Bobby currently has 5 CD’s, 3 DVD’s and a new special slated for early .

April 7 – Johnny Watson


From Good Morning America, SNL
Also Featuring Carolann Valentino

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.”

April 20-21 – Mike Storck


From Sirius XM, Boston Comedy Festival, Laughing Skull
Also Featuing Kevin Dombroski and Mike Sicoli

Rarely taking things at face value, even the most ordinary of topics are spun into new directions that only his creatively warped mind could envision. Mike always keeps audiences on their toes by being about as predictable as a car thief whose options are running out. He is the comedic wheelman, taking audiences
on a conceptual joyride fueled by an overactive imagination. Along the way, they find humor on every corner, and taboos thrown into a ditch like a drifter with no money for gas.

 

Mike Storck started his stand up comedy career in 1998, in his hometown of Baltimore, at an open mike with a broken microphone and a frayed notepad. His act developed at an incredible rate, and within the first few months he quickly started catching the eyes and ears of club owners and comics in the stand up circuit. Since then he has honed his skill for working with an audience and generating tons of fresh original A-list material.

 

After moving to New York City, he was quickly recognized as a comedic talent to be reckoned with, making a name for himself in the circuit as a strong writer with the performance skills to match. Storck has performed at the Boston Comedy Festival, the Asheville Comedy Festival, the Prince Edward Island Festival, and the Laughing Skull Festival in Atlanta, GA. He was a contributing writer for “The Complete Idiotʼs Guide to Jokes” and the book “Kiss Your Butts Goodbye.” In 2007 he was the Mid-Atlantic winner of “HBOʼs Lucky 21” contest. He has been heard on the Nationally Syndicated “Bob and Tom” radio show, the Canadian radio show and podcast “Whatʼs So Funny” and is a regularly featured comic on XM Satellite Radio.Velocity Magazine called him, “…funnier than a rubber crucifix.” The Ottawa Comedy Resource stated, “…Mike tore the room apart with stunningly good, original and smart stuff. He may very well be the best act on the “alternative” circuit…” and “…delivered cleanly without pretense or exaggerated character, heʼs just being himself, if itʼs rehearsed it doesnʼt show.” Sén magazine said, “… Storck had my guts spilling out of my splitting sides…”

Mike continues to work the comedy club circuit across the United States and Canada, continually writing and performing new material.

 

April 27-28 – Leighann Lord


From Comedy Central, HBO, BBC, VH1
Also Featuring Adam Glyn and Doug Max

Smart, sexy, savvy, and funny, Leighann Lord’s “heads up humor” is stand-up comedy at it’s finest. Inspired by the brilliance of George Carlin, the smooth jazz style of Franklyn Ajaye, and the elegance of Rita Rudner, Leighann has crafted her own unique brand of Thinking Cap Comedy. It’s no wonder she received the NYC Black Comedy Award for “The Most Thought Provoking Black Female Comic.” And for two consecutive years, Leighann was Harlem Week’s official comedian. (The only other comedian in Harlem Week’s history to earn that distinction was Richard Pryor.)
Leighann has performed around the world. In London she appeared at The Comedy Store, and on the BBC show Blouse and Skirt (think Politically Incorrect meets BET). In The Netherlands, she was a guest on the popular late night talk show Raymann is Late! and The Comedy Factory. A festival favorite, Leighann has been featured in the Trinidad, Montreal, Winnipeg, Halifax, Boston, Detroit and NYC Underground Comedy Festivals. She also entertained U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia during Operation Enduring Freedom, as well as troops helping the Haitian earthquake relief effort (Operation Unified Response).
As a comedic commentator Leighann has pulled pundit duty on VH1, Fox News, and MSNBC giving her informed and funny take on politics, world news and current events. Her popular weekly humor blog, The Urban Erma, is the longest running featured column on StageTimeMag.com and is available as a free podcast on iTunes. Leighann has also contributed various blogs on online magazines including This Week in Blackness, The Woodhull Institute, The Three Tomatoes, FoxNew.com’s Team Washington, The Huffington Post, and she wrote for the pilot of The Chris Rock Show.
Leighann’s stand-up is frequently heard on XM-Sirius Satellite Radio and appeared on many stand-up comedy shows including Girls Night Out (Lifetime), The Original Def Comedy All Star Jam(HBO), Premium Blend (Comedy Central), The World Stands Up(Comedy Central), Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen, VH1’s 40 Most Shocking Celebrity Hair Moments, The View (ABC),Comic Quickies (SiTV), HA! Comedy (Gospel Music Channel) and We Got Next! (ASPIRE TV). Named one of New York’s 10 Hot Comics by Improper Magazine her web site, VeryFunnyLady.com, says it all!