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February

February 1 – Maija DiGiorgio


From HBO, Def Comedy Jam, Dash Radio
Also Featuring Ty Rainey and Mike Warsaw

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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

 

February 7-8 – Marq Overton


From Spike TV and Def Comedy Jam
Also Featuring Keith Anthony and Greg & Rob

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Marq Overton is a Comedian & Writer. His pet project is “Die Laughing, One Man’s Story of Ignorance, Awareness & Redemption”, a one man play that promotes Breast Cancer Awareness. Comedy is his high and writing is a passion. He currently perform at Ha Comedy Club, Dangerfield’s and clubs up and down the East Coast.He is also a card carrying SAG/AFTRA member.

 

February 14-15 – Valentine’s Day Show – Doug Karpf


Special Event – $26
From USO Tour, Sirius/XM
Also featuring Sheba Mason and Matt Jenlens

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Doug is a quick witted comedian, known for  his rapid punch lines and hilarious improvisations.  Much of his inspiration comes from being a father and husband living day to day in his native state of New Jersey.

Having mastered the skill of finding humor in everyday life, he brings an unmistakable charismatic presence to the stage that leaves viewers roaring with laughter and sharing with each other,“I know EXACTLY what he’s talking about!”. No matter his audience, he engages the crowd and always delivers laughs.

Doug performs at clubs across the country and has performed for the United States Armed Forces.  Doug’s credits include Rascal’s, Caesar’s, Resorts, Catch a Rising Star, Broadway Comedy Club just to name a few.

Doug received ECNY Best Host Nomination for Emerging Comics of New York.

February 21 – One Night Only Special Event – Bobby Collins


Your Chance to See A Legend
Tickets $28
Also Featuring Kevin Dombrosky

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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 .

February 22 – Frank Vignola


Also Featuring Bill Chiang and Sam Mushman

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Besides television appearances on Comedy Central and the CBC, Mr. Vignola also appeared at Montreals prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival and toured the Middle East with Armed Forces Entertainment. His acting credits include the film roles of Eddie in Tilting at Windmills (International Film Festival Manhattan), Mr. Leibowitz in Game Night (Amazon Prime) and voicing the character of Dr. Robert in the animated television pilot Ben v World.

 

 

 

February 28-29 – Vanessa Hollingshead


From Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, Comedy Central, NBC
Also featuring Monty Mason and Alex Aronson

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Vanessa is the quintessential native New Yorker. She only just got her drivers license a couple you years ago. She spent a year at Millbrook Mansion with her father who introduced Timothy Leary, and later, Paul McCartney of the Beatles to LSD. After an accidental “trip” of her own at 5 years old, she returned to the care of her mother who was trying to juggle the full time career of finding good grass in bad neighborhoods with her responsibilities as a mom. Throw in two years on a commune by herself, two years in London with her dad, a decade of temp work and her angst was complete. Coincidentally, a comedian was born.Vanessa just did The World Comedy Tour in Australia in 2005 as well as, Comedy Central Presents which first aired February 2005. She was recently featured on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, Dateline, and Oxygen as well as doing the Montreal “Just for Laughs” tour with Kevin Pollack. She has done The Montreal Comedy Festival 5 Times in total, as well as appearing on the original pilot of the AJ Benza Show on “E”. She’s a favorite of Comedy Central and did “Canned Ham”, where she did a spoof parody of the movie, “Nurse Betty” as well as an appearance on “New Joke City”. She was the guest host on NBC’s “Later” as well as the critically acclaimed film “Ghost Dog”, directed by Jim Jarmusch. She also taped two TV Shows, at Jonglar’s in London, and well as a TV Show in Rotterdam, Netherlands. She has performed on the “The Jim Bruer Show”, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and NBC’s “Louie Anderson Comedy Showcase.” In 1999 Vanessa was invited to perform her one woman show “Flashback” at the Aspen US Comedy Arts Festival. She was then offered the opportunity to do “Flashback” at the HBO workspace in LA and at Gary Marshall’s Falcon Theatre. She has completed her first screen play, which is now in development. Vanessa toured approximately 30 military bases in the Middle East for a month. She’s a national headliner, can be seen all over the United States as well as Europe. But, she can always be seen a little closer to home at the Comic Strip, Stand Up New York, Caroline’s, The Boston Comedy Club, Gotham Comedy Club, The Improv, The Laugh Factory, and the Comedy Cellar in New York City.