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January

January 2 – Harris Stanton


From Bet, SNL, Comedy Central
Also Featuring Rich Carrucci and Gerard Haran

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Harris is a former major league baseball draft pick who decided on a career in comedy instead. Originally from South Carolina, now living in Brooklyn, Harris jokes about aggressive New Yorkers, scary bodegas, and working security with only a flashlight and a pencil (“what am I supposed to do, sketch a weapon?”). 

 

Harris has been featured on BET’s Comic View and has appeared over 15 times as a sketch character on Saturday Night Live. Harris recently toured the country opening for Saturday Night Live’s Tracey Morgan, and he performs in clubs and colleges across the country, including Carolines on Broadway, Stand-Up New York, The Improv, and M.I.T.

 

January 8-9 – Buda

 

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.

 

January 15-16 – Eddie Clark


From ESPN, Law & Order, Nick at Night
Also Featuring Joe Fernandes and Shay Farrell

 

February 1979. While attending Mercy college in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. Eddie was approached by members of the student government organization and asked to m.c. a talent show to be held at the school. All of the contestants were singers and Eddie’s job would be introducing the performers and entertaining the audience with comedy while the judges decided the winner of the talent show. After the last performer left the stage and the judges started to leave, Eddie asked the judges to return to there seats because, there was still one last contestant. Eddie then went on a 12-minute comedy rampage that ended with him winning 3rd place. It was then that Eddie knew what he wanted to do with his life.
In November of 1979 Eddie Clark and a friend walked into the Original Improvisation Comedy Club in New York City to audition for a regular spot at the club. Eddie got a chance to show the owner what he could do and despite his lack of experience, he thrilled everyone in the club that night…. Everyone…  except the owner. The club’s policy was that if the owner liked you she would talk to you. If she didn’t, the performer was to just walk by her without saying a word. As Eddie left the stage the owner looked away. Eddie walked outside with his friend and then suddenly turned around walked back into the club and whispered in the startled owner’s ear, “ Thanks for the opportunity to show the “PEOPLE” what I can do.” He has lived by that motto ever since. Eddie then left the club and never looked back. The New York Improv closed a few years later but Eddie is still going strong.
Old enough to remember the sixties yet young enough to enjoy the new millennium, Eddie Clark is still one of the hardest working comics on the circuit today. Eddie was born in Jamaica… QUEENS, NY and raised in the city of Mount Vernon, NY, where he developed his ability to induce laughter from total strangers. Eddie’s humor is a blend of personal experiences and everyday life. Eddie’s stand up has made him a favorite on morning radio shows around the country and has opened opportunities for him to help raise money and awareness for the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure. Eddie appeared on Law & Order S.V.U. , the films “Blood Night” ( Currently available on DVD )”Camp” ( I.F.C.), “Salted Nuts” (featured at the 2006 “Sundance Film Festival” )   , ” The Flying Scissors.” , “and the Law & Order made for TV movie “Exiled” as well as several commercials & promo’s including, “TV Land Prime Movies, The Washington Post, OPTIMUM ONLINE, Major League Baseball, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Comcast Cable, Monster.Com, Nick jr. , National Geographic Channel, ADVANTA, care one credit, Quicken Loans, A&E “Cold Case Files,” Gothic Cabinet Craft, Red Lobster, Cablevision, Fox Sports and WCBS (New York channel 2). In 2003 Eddie appeared nationally on ESPN 2’s “Cold Pizza” and hosted two online shows at the U.S. Tennis Open for the U.S.T.A. and America Online. In 2004 Eddie Appeared on C.M.T. ( Country Music Television). The show (40 Greatest Done Me Wrong Songs) was one of the Top 5 Highest Rated Specials for C.M.T. in 2004! Eddie then went on to do two more specials for the network in 2005.  Eddie just finished working on a new project touting the advantages of natural gas which will be on your TV soon!

Eddie has expanded his comedy to Carnival Cruise Lines!

When describing Eddie’s style of entertainment one can only come to this conclusion…. Its just Eddie being Eddie!

January 22-23 – Pat Dixon


From NY Crime Report, Compound Media, VH1
Also Featuring Mike Kegan and Carla Oakerson

 

Pat Dixon is an experienced standup who has been seen in his own half hour special (Comedy Central), as a cast member on Vh1’s Best Week Ever and The Late, Late Show (CBS). Earlier this year, Dixon appeared on Comedy Central’s This Is Not Happening, on which he found the comedy in the story of an ex-girlfriend who was arrested (and later convicted) for his attempted murder after following him to an IHOP restaurant with a gun and ambushing him in the parking lot.  Dixon is also the host of The New York City Crime Report, a true crime podcast which has featured comedy based on tabloid crime stories from the NY Post since 2011. He also hosts 2 shows on Anthony Cumia’s Compound Media (Crime Report and TRUMP) which broadcast LIVE each week.

Pat Dixon’s style is interactive and fun, and while his stand-up is far from typical, his show can be enjoyed and appreciated by any kind of person. His stuff about his wives (current and past) and casual observations about relationships make this show perfect for couples – whether it’s a first date or a 50th anniversary – but families, loners, office parties and bachelorettes are all encouraged to come and laugh, because there’s something for everybody.

Some of his over-the-top observations and surprising punchlines would qualify for an R-rating, but his ease on stage and obvious respect for the audience take the edge off. He’s just a funny guy, and what he does is appreciated by comedy nerds, casual fans and even people who don’t tend to like stand-up comedy at all.
He’s performed in theaters, comedy clubs and bars in (almost) every state and earned a reputation as “a rare comedian who can say everything that’s on his mind without pissing everybody off.”

 

January 29-30 – Vanessa Hollingshead


From Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, Comedy Central, NBC
Also featuring Nick Cantone and Mary Capone

 

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.