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November 2016

November 4-5 – George Gallo


From The Jim Bruer Show, Comedy Central, MTV
Also Featuring Terry McNeely
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)

 


From Stars in Graham Crackers(Sitcom) Las Vegas
Also featuring Kevin Isreal

Jimmy has been making people laugh across the country for two decades. A whirlwind career that started as a member of The Murderers’ Row, a group of raw edge comics with members of the Howard Stern Show which developed into The Artie Lange & Friends Tour with stops @ Caroline’s in NY, Zanie’s in Chicago, The Egg in Albany and The Suncoast in Vegas. Now working as a solo act, Jimmy is a regular Headliner for Catch A Rising Star in Princeton, Atlantic City, and Reno as well as Catch’s Stand-Up Instructor, teaching and coaching the talented newcomers in comedy.

Between National touring dates Jimmy has made many television and Radio appearances such as The Ricky Lake Show, The Manhouse(Comedy Central), The Keeler Show(FOX), Opie & Anthony(XM), Kid Kris(WYSP), Scotty & Alex(WYSP), Angelo Cattaldi(WIP) and Steve Trevelise(WIP). Filmed dozens of commercials seen on ABC, CBS, NBC, A&E, Bio, WB, Fox, Food Network and SpikeTV. Movies were the inevitable next step with Disney’s “Invincible” being The Roundboy’s first of six motion pictures.

Jimmy has three pilots in the works, Nick Nitro…ROD…and the latest being His own Sit-Com titled “Graham Crackers” based on Jimmy’s Comedy and the trials of raising 4 kids in the 21st Century as a traditional family while dealing with the information overloaded social media addicted pre-zombie apocalypse…

 


Special Event Tickets $23
From The Uncle Floyd Show, Good Morning Vietnam
Also featuring Keith Anthony

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.


Tickets $25
From Late Night with David Letterman, King of Queens, Comedy Central

As a stand-up comedian for 30 years, Joey Kola has performed for hundreds of thousands of people throughout his career in the US, Canada and England. His high energy, spot on punch lines, and fast delivery assault an audience like a comedic freight train. Joey’s topical and timeless material combine to always make his audiences laugh hard.

Joey has worked at countless comedy clubs, colleges, casinos, theatres, cruise ships and corporate functions. Kola’s also proud of the success he’s had in raising great amounts of money for the many different charities he currently supports. Joey Kola’s TV credits include, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, The Late Show with David Letterman”, “The King of Queens” with Kevin James, “The Martha Stewart Show”, “Comedy Central Presents Joey Kola”, “The Rosie O’Donnell Show”, and Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend”.

Joey has been voted Best TV Warm-up Comic 5 years in a row by Time Out NY magazine. He has warmed up many shows, such as “The Rosie O’Donnell Show”, “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” with Meredith Viera, “The Late Show With David Letterman”, “The Apprentice” and “Survivor” Finales, “The Jane Pauley Show” and CBS’s “Wake-Up with Ali and Jack”. He currently can be seen everyday on the “Rachel Ray Show” as her ‘warm-up guy’.

One of the hardest working comics in show business today, over 300 shows per year for the last 30 years, Joey also finds time to write for other comics. George Carlin called Joey “One of the strongest comics I’ve seen”. Joey has also toured many casinos with the cast of the Sopranos as part of their live show “Comedy You Can’t Refuse”.  Kola continues to make audiences laugh today. Joey’s family, his wife and 2 kids, are a great source for most of his material. Joey Kola can play to any crowd, young or old, his material is versatile. He can be ‘clean’ or ‘dirty’. Joey loves to promote his shows. His radio spots on various stations around the country have been enjoyed by millions.

Written about in many news articles, magazines, and on the internet, Joey continues to please a wide range of people. No matter who the audience is, Joey’s likability comes across as his strongest asset. He always leaves everyone drunken with laughter

November 25-26 – Coleman Green


“Green is the New Black”
From Jamie Fox’s Laffapalooza, The NFL Network
Also Featuring Gene Norris

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.