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February 2016


Special Event $20! Live DVD taping Saturday 7pm & 10 pm shows
From Comedy Central, A&E, MTV, BBC
Also featuring Keith Anthony and John Consoli

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.


From The Late Show with David Letterman, King of Queens, Comedy Central
Also Featuring Chipps Cooney and Johnny Hollywood

As a stand-up comedian for 30 years, Joey Kola has performed for hundreds of thousands of people throughout his career in the US, Canada and England. His high energy, spot on punch lines, and fast delivery assault an audience like a comedic freight train. Joey’s topical and timeless material combine to always make his audiences laugh hard.

Joey has worked at countless comedy clubs, colleges, casinos, theatres, cruise ships and corporate functions. Kola’s also proud of the success he’s had in raising great amounts of money for the many different charities he currently supports. Joey Kola’s TV credits include, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, The Late Show with David Letterman”, “The King of Queens” with Kevin James, “The Martha Stewart Show”, “Comedy Central Presents Joey Kola”, “The Rosie O’Donnell Show”, and Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend”.

Joey has been voted Best TV Warm-up Comic 5 years in a row by Time Out NY magazine. He has warmed up many shows, such as “The Rosie O’Donnell Show”, “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” with Meredith Viera, “The Late Show With David Letterman”, “The Apprentice” and “Survivor” Finales, “The Jane Pauley Show” and CBS’s “Wake-Up with Ali and Jack”. He currently can be seen everyday on the “Rachel Ray Show” as her ‘warm-up guy’.

One of the hardest working comics in show business today, over 300 shows per year for the last 30 years, Joey also finds time to write for other comics. George Carlin called Joey “One of the strongest comics I’ve seen”. Joey has also toured many casinos with the cast of the Sopranos as part of their live show “Comedy You Can’t Refuse”.  Kola continues to make audiences laugh today. Joey’s family, his wife and 2 kids, are a great source for most of his material. Joey Kola can play to any crowd, young or old, his material is versatile. He can be ‘clean’ or ‘dirty’. Joey loves to promote his shows. His radio spots on various stations around the country have been enjoyed by millions.

Written about in many news articles, magazines, and on the internet, Joey continues to please a wide range of people. No matter who the audience is, Joey’s likability comes across as his strongest asset. He always leaves everyone drunken with laughter.

February 26-27 – Leighann Lord


From Comedy Central, HBO, BBC, VH1
Also Featuring John Saponaro 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!