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August 2016


Special Event Tickets $23
From The Uncle Floyd Show, Good Morning Vietnam
Also featuring Rob Epple

Floyd Vivino began his career in show business as a child performer, giving piano recitals and appearing as a dancer with Sandra Lee and Jill Davison. He danced at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York and at the Steel Pier in Atlantic City. As a high school student he was being groomed by dance and piano instructors to pursue careers in those fields. Finding it difficult to practice the piano eight hours a day, or working out in ballet class, he dropped both in his junior year, performing instead in the drama club. In high school, on stage, he found the sound of laughter more fulfilling than applause. After high school he went right to work in show business, finding employment in circus, nightclubs, amusement parks, and as a comedian in the few remaining burlesque shows. His varied experiences in the performing arts finally led him to television where he began his own show titled The Uncle Floyd Show in New Jersey on January 29,1974. The show developed a following in the New York-New Jersey area in the 1970′s. Now in its 24th year it is the longest running television show in New Jersey TV history. In February 1987 he started his own Italian radio program, The Italian-American Serenade, which is broadcast on WRTN-FM out of New Rochelle, NY. Vivino claims to have the largest private collection of Italian records outside of Italy, some 250,000. He has appeared as an actor on NBC-TV Law And Order (twice), ABC-TV soap opera Loving, Bill Boggs’ Comedy Tonight (syndicated), Nickelodeon’s Turkey TV and has filled in for Gilbert Gottfried on USA TV’s Up All Night. Comedy Channel audiences have seen him in the Dr. Demento Show. Between all this he managed to get small acting roles in several films including “Good Morning Vietnam”, “Crazy People”, “Mr. Wonderful”, “A Pyromaniac’s Love Story” and “The Clowns of Babylon”. Performing live however, has always remained his first love. He has played the Catskill and Pocono mountains resorts for many years, working the stages at Caesar’s, The Fernwood, Friar Tuck, Roseland Ranch, Green Lake, The Nevelle, Pine Grove, Kelly’s, Villa Baglieri and Villa Roma. He has also toured with or opened for many including Jimmy Roselli, Lou Monte, Melba Moore, Jerry Vale, Pat Cooper, Al Martino, Pete Seegar, Toni Arden, Julius LaRosa, Tom Chapin, Eddie Rabbit, Jimmy Sturr. Currently living in New Jersey, Floyd appears live about 300 nights a year in clubs and on stage.

August 6 – Rodney Laney


From Comedy Central, A&E, MTV, BBC
Also Featuring John Poveromo and Ken Kranz

Born and raised in Paterson New Jersey, Rodney has always been a comedian. Even as a toddler, he would entertain at family gatherings, most of the time against his will. Years of therapy have helped him recover from these traumatic times. Thanks to Rodney’s school years, school administrators decided corporal punishment was no longer necessary in the school system; they now want capital punishment! Laney’s comedy career started capriciously in 1988. While in the Air Force, stationed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton Ohio, he accompanied a fellow airman, an amateur comic, to a comedy club. His friend bombed, but Rod took the stage and received thunderous applause. It was instant addiction; for Rodney it was the stage, for his friend it was crack cocaine. For the next decade, he performed at open mikes, private parties, and wherever he got the chance. His professional career began in 1997. He commenced performing in clubs and colleges from New York to California. He was featured at Chris Tucker’s Comedy Club in Atlanta, during the Urban Comedy Festival “Laffapalooza” and Judy Carter’s comedy showcase in Big Bear California. He mostly appears in NYC, at the Gotham Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, Caroline’s and Dangerfield’s. SomeGuiding Light,” and “All My Children” including: Marj Dusay, Gina Tognoni, John Bolger and Emmy nominated Rebecca Budig. In 2002, he played Willie in the comedy “Tinsel Town,” by Public Defender Pictures. It starred Paul Taylor, (2001 Emmy nominee from “As the World Turns”) John Palumbo, (“OZ”) Johnny Williams, (“GoodFellas,” “Honeymoon in Vegas”) and Eileen Fulton (Emmy-winning veteran from “As the World Turns”). comics wait for their big break, not Rod, he is making his big break. In 2001 he acted and executive produced his first feature film “Pride & Loyalty,” which started its pay per view release June 2002. It starred an array of soap stars from “One Life to Live,” “Rodney has completed pilots for Comedy Central, MTV, A&E and has been seen on P.Diddy’s “Bad Boys of Comedy” on HBO, Fox News Channel’s “Red Eye,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” CBS, Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend,” and in London on the BBC’s “The World Stand’s Up.” He can currently be seen on truTV’s “The Smoking Gun Presents…” Most recently, Rodney can be seen on “comedy.tv” on the HD channel and will soon be seen on “LOL Lounge” when TBS Presents A Very Funny Festival: Just for Laughs Chicago. He has also appeared at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal.

August 19-20 – Stephen Buda


Opened for Gilbert Gottfried and Tracy Morgan
Also featuring Imagine and Buddy Harris

The Greek God’s in the heavens have Zeus & Apollo, here on Earth we have -Buda (BOOOODA) The Comedian. Buda is a 6ft 3 inch 350 lb, Ukrainian, Italian, in your face, full of energy, no holds barred, comedian. What the hell was that you ask? Yes he just barked like a seal and clucked like an angry turkey!!! Buda’s impressions are unique and dead on, and the way he tells a story is like no other. He has featured for many top comedians. Some of these comedians include, Jay Mohr, Jim Breuer, Charlie Murphy, Artie Lang, Robert Kelly, Bill Burr, Patrice O ‘Neal, Rich Vos, Jim Norton. Jim Florentine, Bob Levy, Don Jamieson, & Buddy Flip, just to name a few.

 

August 26-27 – Mick Thomas


From Gotham Live, The Borgata
Also featuring John Consoli and Jeff Paul

“Mick” is a derogatory term for Irish American immigrants. Of that lot, MICK THOMAS is the funniest. Born and raised in Wexford, Ireland, it wasn’t until moving to New York that Mick’s stand-up comedy career was born. A natural performer and insightful writer, in a few short years Mick has blown away one club owner after the next with his honest and genuinely original takes on American society and life as a young and dedicated family man.