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January 2015

January 2-3 – Josephy Anthony


From The View, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Howard TV
Also Featuring Jerrold Benford & Pamela DeButts

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.

 

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January 9-10 – Coleman Green


From Jamie Foxx’s Laffapalooza & NFL Network
Also Featuring Chipps Cooney & Katrina Braxton

Coleman Green, whose notoriety in the Philadelphia comedy scene has quickly increased his comedic opportunities. You probably recognize him as the Pink Pixel on Cablevision commercials. Don’t miss the next comedian to emerge from Philadelphia’s comedy scene – Coleman Green ~ He’s Damn Funny! With a little more than three years of stand-up experience he’s now a featured Headliner. Coleman has proven to club owners and bookers that true talent wins over experience. Follow Coleman’s edgy comedic adventures, as he unveils his life, loves, family and the world in a style that has audiences all over “cracking the &#%# up”. Coleman is definitely stardom on the rise.

 

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January 16-17 – Joe Bublewicz


From Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Sirius/XM Radio
Also featuring Sandy Ehlers

A 20 year veteran of the national comedy circuit, Joe’s ability to take you on a tour of life’s absurdities will create an atmosphere of non-stop laughter by blending just the right mix of sarcasm, logic, and personality into a hilarious stand-up performance. His creative humor and sardonic style of comedy has made him a favorite at all the major comedy chains throughout the country. It’s a night out that will leave you wanting more.

 

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January 23-24 – J. Jay Boyd


From I Love Taxi (Shown in actual Taxi Cabs), The Joey Reynolds Show
Also Featuring Joe Eichler & Tom Mongelli

J. Jay Boyd won 1st place in the Carnival Cruise Line Comedy Competition, beating 90 other comics and was hand picked opener and writer for Cable Ace Award Winning stand-up comedian Bob Nelson.
He is the on-air sidekick on the nationally syndicated “Joey Reynolds” radio show and is also a member of “The Comedy Express” improv troupe from Long Island, New York whose past members have included Bob Nelson, Rosie O’Donnell, Dave Hawthorne, Richie Minervini and many other native Long Island improv comics. “With power, energy, voices and yes even words, J. Jay Boyd has been described as a hilarious, one man sitcom. Everything J. Jay does and experiences has instant potential to become part of his act, and he is the tour guide of the whacky world he perceives he lives in.
An incredibly talented and entertaining comedian, he puts on a show that will guarantee laughs from everyone!”

 

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January 30-31 – Leighann Lord


From Comedy Central, HBO, BBC, VH1
Also Featuring Greg Stone

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!

 

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