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November 2014

November 7-8 – Chris Rich


From Comedy Central, The View
Also Featuring Conrad Roth & Johnny Hollywood
Chris Rich is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed comedian, comedy writer, author, and keynote speaker. She was born into an Irish stew of very funny people: “My family were all long, thin, pale readheads. For Halloween my mom used to make us tease our hair up and go as a pack of matches.”Chris as shared the stage with Jerry Seinfeld, Sherman Hemsley, Roseanne, Tony Danza, and has appeared many times on national television Comedy Central, ABC’s The View, and Lifetime television.
Her high-energy stand up comedy surprises audiences at every turn with improv, characters, unique humor, and humanity. Through gripping storie, hilarious punchlines, and practical advice, Chris’ keynote address, “Healing My Funny Bone” takes audiences on a journey of how she’s persevered through physical and emotional pain to find life funny again.
Chris’ talent has been showcased at the hottest clubs in NYC, Vegas, and Atlantic City. Her routines have won numerous awards including first place in the prestigious Ladies of Laughter competition at Caesar’s Palace. She’s worked for the most iconic corporations and institutions in the country, but her greatest joy is derived from entertaining the troops on USO Tours. Her most personally meaningful project right now is trying to capture all her family stories in one liftable book.
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November 14-15 – George Gallo


The Road Rage Tour!
From The Jim Breuer Show, Comedy Central, MTV
Also Featuring Terry McNeely & Renee Minter

George Gallo is one of those performers that keeps his audiences riveted because they don’t want to miss a thing.  Whether he is performing on stage, or directing / producing / acting in a video short, he is an entertainer to the very core. George began “performing” as early as the fourth grade, and says by the seventh grade even his teachers took notice.  One teacher even went so far as to take George around where he impersonated all of the teachers in the school – and kept them all laughing while he did it. He was in fact voted “Most Humorous” by his high school class, but it was his talent for mimicry that has evolved into an uncanny ability to reproduce an exact sound, voice, or character.

A child of the seventies and admitted science fiction freak, his influences include Cheech and Chong, Robins Williams, Eddie Murphy and Steven Spielberg movies.  His involvement as an extreme BMX bicyclist gave him the physical confidence to work in a high degree of physicality into his performances, and he soon began acting in, producing, and directing short segments for radio.  These “bits” led to video segments that have since been featured on NBC, Make Me Laff, FOX, and Comedy Central, to name a few.  Word of his talent for writing led to several segment writer gigs, as well as featured comic spots at some of NY’s most well-known comedy venues.

Gallo doesn’t stop there.  He says he likes to have a lot going on at once; whether it’s simple joke telling, chatting up the audience, or demonstrating his latest cast of characters (ask him about Henry, his newest character, or the post-plastic surgery woman face), Gallo delivers it all with an almost alarming level of energy.

A few of his standard bits that you don’t want to miss include the backwards record because it not only showcases his sound effect talent, but it’s so funny that it’s hard to tell which is more impressive – the sound replication or the humor. With more than 40 video shorts to his credit including the most recent “Downtown Taxi in NYC” and “Annoying Cell Phone Guy” (www.georgegallo.com) George plays with the human condition like dangling yarn in front of a cat.  A native Long Islander, he has been performing across the tri-state area for more than 15 years.  His stints on 92.3 K-Rock, Caroline’s Comedy Hour, Short Attention Span Theatre, Evening at the Improv and as a segment writer make him one of the most diverse and sought-after entertainers in the industry.

George is very selective about his content and language, and feels responsible to create comedy that is funny without being offensive.  (Unless the offensive thing is really really funny.)

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November 21-22 – Eddie Brill


From The Late Show With David Letterman, FX’s Louie
Also Featuring Johnny Watson & Jason Pollock

Eddie Brill is a well respected and very funny stand up here in the USA and abroad.
For the past sixteen years, he has worked on The Late Show with David Letterman. He was the the audience warm-up and for eleven years he was the Stand Up Comedy Talent Coordinator.
Eddie has taped more than 100 TV shows in six different countries…including ten appearances on The Late Show…and the FX hit series, “Louie.”
He has been seen in many films including, “30 Years To Life” with Tracy Morgan.
A 3-time MAC award winner for Outstanding Male Comic in NYC, Eddie is also the creative director of The Great American Comedy Festival which honors Johnny Carson in his hometown of Norfolk, NE…and is one of the talent coordinators of the premiere Woodstock Comedy Festival as well.

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November 28-29 – Josh Spear


From Last Comic Standing, Conan O’Brien, The Today Show
Also Featuring Rob Epple & Paul Goldenberg

“I’m up there talking about everything, just looking for the right topic, not developing into the same comic as all the others I have never been in or out of fashion because I prefer to unfold jokes with style and soul. I developed in NYC while tripping the light fantastic in the venues and streets and all those hidden rooms, basements and lofts and doors blocked by velvet ropes where celebrities play second to locals. I then chased a beautiful girl to Australia for romance that didn’t last, but I was able to reconstruct myself in the privacy of this continent, a lone man in a new country with perfect weather making jokes on stages from Sydney to Hong Kong with freedom that comes from knowing it’s a limited time experience. Three years to be exact. I got reestablished a while back and I am currently roaming the stages of NYC and the North East improving the topics and quality of my work and material while attending Rutgers in the city of Newark and living hidden in a suburb of New Jersey in my grandfather’s old office working out body and brain only coming out at night to prowl the stage. From NYC to Sydney and towns I no longer know the name of, train stations and long car drives and planes rides to a million memories blending together. A blurry multitude of television appearances from two seconds to fifteen minutes in The US, Aus., & UK*.Theaters, Rock Concerts, Colleges, an uncountable number of clubs have lain in my path, I’m not rich and famous but I have lived like others have dreamed mixed in with a touch of fever inducing nightmare.”

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