Eat, Drink, and Laugh
Great Steaks and Hearty Laughter are Two of Life’s Greatest Pleasures

May 2013

May 3-4 – Joe Matarese

From Comedy Central Presents & Late Night W/ David Letterman
Also featuring Josh Accardo

Joe’s completely autobiographical act pokes fun at his subtly dysfunctional Italian family, his own neuroses, life with a five year old, and a baby daughter, and his marriage to a psychologist (his perfect match). After 20 years of failed relationships, his main objective is fixing Joe – he has to if he wants this relationship to work. Joe’s talent for turning real life struggles into comedic gems quickly landed him appearances on the most sought after TV and radio shows including Chelsea Lately (which he does monthly), The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central Presents (his very own 1/2 hour special), Comedy.TV, AX’s TV’s Gotham Live, Nick Mom’s Night Out, The Howard Stern Show and Breuer Unleashed on Sirius Satellite Radio, Howard On Demand, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, and Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. You may also recognize him from Bravo’s reality series Better Half where he teaches his wife to perform standup and she brings home the $20,000 prize. Joe has also hit the stage four times at the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival, leading to two development deals with major television networks. Joe’s acting resume also recently grew when he landed a guest starring role on IFC’s Zrock playing “Cliff Brenner” an annoying yuppie with a pet bulldog, and a stand out performance in Howard TV’s hit show “Show In The Hallway” playing a cop who becomes obsessed with Robin Quivers. He also has a very successful podcast called Fixing Joe where he turns the tables on self help and talk radio by asking his celebrity guests, listeners, and friends and family to help him on every episode. His hit comedic podcast aims to help others as Joe helps himself. Check him out live – within minutes you will feel like your life is perfect!

May 10-11 – Chris Rich

From Comedy Central & The View
Also featuring Vinnie Nardiello & Teddy Love

Chris Rich is a gifted comedian who has performed stand-up alongside Jerry Seinfeld, Roseanne, Gilbert Gottfried, and in a three-month run at The Claridge in Atlantic City with the one & only Sherman Hemsley. She has been featured on Comedy Central, ABCʼs The View, and the Lifetime Channel. Chrisʼ talent has been showcased at the hottest clubs from NYC to Vegas. Comedy bookers and audiences love Chris Rich.

May 17-18 – Seymour Swan

From HBO & Comedy Cental
Also featuring Mike Casey & Ian Fidance

Seymour Swan is a talented and versatile comic! When he’s not touring with Damon Wayons or Chris Rock, he’s hosting the “Seymour Swan and Friends Show” at The Comedy Cove! You’ve seen Seymour in the movie “Major Payne” and on HBO, BET and Comedy Central. Still Seymour is at his best in front of a live audience where his hilarious material, expert timing and ability to connect with the audience make for a memorable Night of Laughter!

May 24-25 – Vic Dibitetto

From VH1 & America’s Funniest People
Also featuring Fred Rubino & Tommy Gooch

A powerful performer, comedian Vic DiBitetto churns energy, honesty and humanity into nonstop laughter. His pace is frenetic. His material vivid and true. From his first words, to his famous, word-free, mannequin head encore, DiBitetto leaves his audience breathless with laughter. Vic DiBiteto has appeared on television’s “America’s Funniest People” (ABC), where he was a $10,000 Grand Prize winner, as well as “Stand-Up Spotlight” (VH1) and “Last Laugh” at Pips, a pilot with Woody Allen and Danny Aiello. In addition, he has warmed-up hundreds of audiences for hit shows such as “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” and “The Ricki Lake Show.”

Vic has performed at many of the nation’s best comedy venues such as New York City’s Dangerfield’s, Los Angeles’ Laugh Factory, Las Vegas’ Riviera Hotel and Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel. He has opened shows for comedian Pat Cooper and the musical group Jay and the Americas (“This Magic Moment”). Currently Vic is touring casino’s around the country with Michael Imperioli (Christopher), Steve Shirrippa (Bacala), and Vince Curatola (Johnny Sacks) in a show called “Comedy You Can’t Refuse.” Vic is also a regular with “Goumba” Johnny from WKTU 103.5fm, in comedy shows through out the tri-state area. He was also featured on the made for pay per view special called “Goumba Johnny’s Slice of Italian Comedy.”
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May 31-June 1 – Mike Stankiewicz

From Atlantic City and Las Vegas
Also featuring Jared Bilski & Anjole “Jelly” King

Dig, it’s appropriate that this cat has gigged in nearly every comedy venue in the United States. At home in an eclectic gathering in San Francisco or a rust belt bar come shifts end, this clever comic will turn the tables on everyone. Winner of the prestigious”Best of Philly” award presented by Philadelphia Magazine, Stank takes you down a road you didn’t expect to travel with a conversational style that makes you feel like you’re riding the bar stool next to him. Among his international television appearances including “Comedy On The Road” with John Byner on A&E, Mike presents a special wit that transcends all mediums and blows his audiences away! Maybe that’s why everyone wants him back.
Originally from Erie, PA where Mike realized playing second base on the Duck Inn softball team would not propel him to the “Big League”. He moved to Philadelphia to cut his teeth doing stand-up. With his rust belt influence, his intellectual proclivity and a blue-collar approach to humor, he turned Philadelphia on its ear. Stank does for stand-up what Tom Waits does for music. So if you like Mr. Waits and have a penchant for Charles Bukowski, you’ll love Mike Stankiewicz! An interesting aspect to Mike’s career is that he has lived on both coasts (LA and NY) and fits seamlessly in both locations as well as everywhere in between.  Now Stank plies his wares everywhere from Las Vegas to Atlantic City, from Mobile to Montana. He’s a modern day Kerouac, hell, you probably passed him “on the road”!