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August 2013

August 9-10 – Chris Monty


From Atlantic City & Las Vegas
Also featuring Mick Thomas & Anthony Crescenzo
Chris Monty is one of New York’s busier comedians. Along with being a regular at New York’s best comedy clubs, Chris is a terrific actor and has been seen in numerous t.v. commercials. He is currently touring in an original play that he co-wrote titled “Shut Up, Sit Down & Eat!” He has written for “The Joan Rivers Radio Show” and hosted his own show on Long Island’s WGBB radio. Along with numerous stints as an opening act for Joan Rivers, B.B. King, and Johny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge, Chris headlines at such venues as The Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City and The Riviera in Las Vegas

 

August 16-17 – Julia Scotti


From Comedy Central & Showtime
Also featuring Larry DeFelice & Matt Jenkins

A lot has changed for Julia Scotti who has been performing stand-up comedy since 1980! Beginning at the Original Improvisation in New York she toured most of her career as Rick Scotti, headlining clubs in both the United States and Canada. She has appeared on Comedy Central and was the winner of Showtime’s “The Funniest Person in America” contest for the state of New Jersey; she would go on to eventually lose that year to a young, unknown comedian, Ellen DeGeneres.

In 2000 Julia left stand up as she began her life altering transition. Now, ten years later, she’s back with a vengeance, bringing her high energy, highly manic, highly funny persona home to the stand-up stage. Most recently Julia was proud to be the first transgender comedian and finalist in the “Ladies of Laughter” competition held in New York City. She has also been named by the Advocate as one of the “Top 5 Hottest Transgender Comedians of 2013”.
Julia is currently in development for her own one woman show, The Woman with XY Vision, and she’s also busy shooting her pilot No Man’s Land.  Let’s not forget Julia’s blog, Julia Scotti-Inside and Out, which is now being read regularly in over ten ​countries. For an old lady, she gets around, huh?

August 23-24 – Joseph Anthony


From The View & Last Comic Standing
Also featuring Linda Belt & Kevin Dombrowski

Joseph’s father was an Italian Immigrant, who entered the United States just after WWII and began his career as a Longshoreman at the age of 17. He quickly climbed up the management ladder. His mother was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised Joseph on: delicious dishes, overbearing love, inherent O.C.D. … And incidentally, had a mean right hook – for someone who stood only 4’ 11!”  Surprisingly, being raised (in part) by his five older sisters who frequently opened Joseph’s mind up to such things as: how to use a hot curling hair kit, cleaning the crevices of wood furniture, and being a constant (mini) Hustle practice partner, all with the absence of any brothers and a father determined to figure out the fine art of betting, he (Joseph) was no stranger to the ways of the streets, but also enjoyed a quiet retreat to read and write at a very young age. The results you say? He can hold court with both Harvard and Sing Sing prison alumni, just the same. Yet despite his upbringing, he belongs to no one particular group, class, click, or innate stereotypes, as it were. In the world of entertainment, he’s simply referred to quite often as: VERSATILE – TALENTED – FUNNY – SMART!  Joseph studied writing style and screen writing at the New School for Social Research, in New York City. He learned the basics of filmmaking at the College of Staten Island, NY. He studied the Meisner technique of acting under Joanna Beckson (Ray Romano’s teacher), herself a student of the famed Actors Studio.
In January of 1990, he stepped onstage at PIPS Comedy Club in Brooklyn, New York. He immediately found the avenue for all three of his artistic passions – writing, acting and stand up comedy. Today, Joseph is a frequently requested performer/headliner at the most well known comedy clubs and countless venues in the Northeast and around the country.

August 30-31 – Kevin Bartini


From The Daily Show & SNL
Also featuring Kate Wolff & Larry Adamson

Comedy Fans the world over have taken notice of Kevin Bartini’s cutting edge, quick witted biting sense of humor. Kevin’s act is an ever changing mix of personal and often embarrassing stories, political humor, observational humor and improvisation. After ten years honing his skills in New York City, Kevin has become one of the brightest new stars on the comedy landscape.
Kevin’s easygoing likeable persona combined with lightning fast improvisational skills make him one of the most sought after audience warm up comics in the television industry. Currently Kevin can be seen warming up the audience at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report on Comedy Central. He has also worked for two seasons as an audience warm-up comic for Who Wants To Be a Millionaire.
Movie fans and comedy fans may best know Kevin as the creator and star of The Movie Preview Review Podcast. On each episode Kevin reviews a new release after having only seen the movie’s previews. The MPR Podcast has become a viral sensation attracting a worldwide fan base. Kevin has also appeared on television on Discovery Channels Cash Cab, The Game Show Network’s Newlywed Game and NBC’s Saturday Night Live.
Kevin got his start in theater working with the likes of The Williamstown Theater Company, Barrington Stage Company and Shakespeare and Company. He can currently be seen touring nationally with as Jeff Kahn the lead role in You Say Tomato I Say Shut Up.
Besides being a very popular comedian Kevin is a sought after comedy writing. HBO Sports hired Kevin to write a sports themed sketch series titled Got No Game. This popular multi episode series was a hit on HBO Sports’ web page and eventually on HBO’s main web page as well. He has also contributed to such varied programs as MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Fox News’ Red Eye and Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham. Kevin’s comedy writing has been featured numerous times on top radio programs including The Bob and Tom Show, Comical Radio, and On-Air with Ryan Seacrest.