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January 2013

January 4 – Melvin George

from HBO, Showtime, Fox
Also featuring Chris Johnston & Rob Epple

Melvin George, II is “The King of Smooth!” Tall, lean, bespectacled and armed with a brazen sense of “cool,” Melvin made his comedy debut in his hometown of Boston and soon after moved on to a successful career in New York City. A trained actor and director, Melvin George used his theatrical training as a member of “The Kitchen Table Comedy Team” making appearances at Carnegie Hall and The Village Gate. He has appeared in concert with such celebrated artists as Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight, Donna Summer, Roberta Flack, Patti LaBelle, Stephanie Mills, Ashford & Simpson, Natalie Cole, Diana Ross, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson and Isaac Hayes to name a few. He has been nominated for a National Campus Entertainment Award for comedy among colleges. He has been seen in the films “Mo’ Better Blues,” “Meteor Man” and “Behind the Smile.” Melvin George has been seen on HBO, Showtime, Fox, and A&E.

January 5 – Uncle Floyd

SPECIAL EVENT! ONE NIGHT ONLY!

from the Uncle Floyd Show, Good Morning Vietnam
Also featuring 101.5’s Steve Trevelise

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.

January 11-12 – Geno Bisconte

from VH1, Opie and Anthony
Also featuring Joe Pontillo & Everett Winkler

He has been described by fellow comics, (to his face at least), as a “fast talking wise guy…that you just have to love.” This five-year veteran of the Philly and DC circuit now brings his talents to the New York City club scene- but not before leaving his mark back home. Geno brings a resume that includes gigs as current spokesman for the Delaware Lottery, roles in several indie films shot in the Philadelphia area, and writer of a monthly humor column for entertainment magazines. His comedy focuses on the one thing he knows- his life or lack thereof. “I absolutely love what I do but I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. Everyone’s life is unique to them, which is also the very thing that makes it odd to everyone else and, in the end, so comical. So feel free to laugh at me but in doing so, realize that you also laughing at yourself and everyone else, and I believe that’s the beauty of our individuality.” Geno adds that his true passion is making people smile whether it be through comedy, acting, or anything in between. “I argue whether there is anything more beautiful than another person’s smile…sometimes it just takes a penis joke bring it out!” We told ya’ he was lovable…

January 18-19 – Paul Hooper

From HBO, Boston Comedy Festival
Also featuring Corey Alexander & Jerrold Benford

Paul Hooper hits the stage with thought provoking, politically incorrect comedy that slams society and himself with absolute irreverence. An only child with OCD, Hooper channels his dysfunction into a cathartic harangue. He has an undeniable likability, and this young comic plays it to the hilt as he rants non-stop through his routine, winning over any judgmental people who could be shocked by his outrageous take on life. This native of Charlotte, North Carolina has already proven to be a hit in clubs from Florida to Alaska. He has been featured at the HBO Comedy Festival in Vegas, the Boston Comedy Festival, Michael Moore and Jeff Garlin’s Traverse City Comedy Arts Festival, the Vancouver Comedy Fest and was a finalist in the 30th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition.

January 25-26 – Sherry Davey

From Comedy Central, Nick at Nite
Also featuring Pat House & Mike Warsaw

Sherry Davey is the ultimate bi-coastal lady. She was born in the United States but raised in England. For years her family went back and forth between the two countries, but her parents always made sure she saw American dentists regularly. Living on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, never quite fitting in on either coast, gives Sherry the impetus for her quick-witted, acid-tongued approach to life. Sherry was influenced mostly by her grandfather, Maxwell Lapham, who was a stand up comic and night club performer in London during the 1940’s and 50’s. Sherry was seen most recently on Nick At Nite’s SEARCH FOR AMERICA’S FUNNIEST MOM II the series. She has regularly appeared on Comedy Central’s TOUGH CROWD WITH COLIN QUINN and PREMIUM BLEND. She plays colleges, casinos and comedy clubs all around the country and has been honored as one of the Hollywood Reporter’s “Magificent Seven.” She was recently named one of the “Top 10 comedians in NYC” by the Improper Magazine. She appears regularly in NYC at: The Comic Strip; The New New York Improv; The New York Comedy Club; Carolines. She has her own blog entitled FUNNY MOM at NBC’s Momtourage.com : http://blogs.momtourage.com/ Her most recent television appearances include True TV and NBC’s THE TODAY SHOW. Sherry produces and stars in the touring theatrical comedy MOMS LET LOOSE. Sherry is also known for her many dialects and characters, from American Valley Girl to impressions of her Hungarian father which has been recognized and honored for their versatility and hilarity. Sherry recently became a spokes person for Tommee Tippee Baby Products in the United States. http://www.facebook.com/tommeetippeeus. Sherry is a single mother of two daughters ages 15 (God help her) and 9. She currently lives on Long Island in NY.