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December

November 30 – December 1 – Wali Collins


From Comedy Central, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn
Also Featuring Kevin Isreal and Mario Gentile
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New York City’s number one comedian. Born in Springfield, Massachusetts. Wali was and still is an accomplished drummer. Not only currently being a member of the Central Park Djembe drummers. Wali has played in R&B, Pop, Funk and Jazz bands. Wali toured with the award winning Lawrence Bagwell Gospel Choral before graduating High School. And he was the youngest to ever join the New England Jazz Society. After College, Wali was working on being the best Architect New England has ever known. But the calling for show business was too strong. He played in bands, did session work, but that wasn’t enough. He needed more.
Always having a keen sense of humor, his parents urged him to try stand-up comedy. His first time on stage Wali was convinced that he had bombed, but the manager paid him and asked him to come back every week as a featured act. Wali Collins has been going strong ever since. Wali moved to New York City to work on a show for Comedy Central called “Stand-up Stand-up”. He hosted the largest funniest, most varied collection of stand-up comedians in the world.
He was nominated three years in a row as “College Campus Entertainer of the Year”. Wali is also the most sought after comedian for corporate events. IBM, L’Oreal, and Johnson and Johnson, FEDEX are just four of the many companies.
Wali Collins is a regular at all of the main stream Comedy clubs in New York City and Los Angeles. He even headlines and tours at Comedy clubs in of all places, Holland.
Collins’ television stand-up credits include HBO, ABC’s “The View”, Comedy Central’s “Tough Crowd”, Commentary on VH1, to name a very few. David Letterman caught Wali’s act and recruited him to warm-up for his show. Later that season Wali was a featured performer on the “Late Show with David Letterman”. Quoted by GQ magazine “Wali’s true purpose becomes evident”.
What about acting? Wali’s one of the lead actors in Independent films, “Clair Makes It Big” and the award winning “Maybe Means No”. He’s also landed a role in the Jerry Brucheimer film “Coyote Ugly”. Wali also was featured in the hit sitcom “Spin City” and is the host of the new PBS series special, “Wild TV”. If Wali’s face looks familiar to you it’s because you’ve seen him in endless amount of national television commercials.
In the words of Robert Klein, “Wali Collins is versatile, smart and very, very funny.” Wali is headed only one way, Stardom. If you haven’t seen Wali do his thing in either stand up or acting, you’re missing out on one gifted man.

 

December 7 – Gemini


From Comedy Central, ABC, NBC, Atlantic City
Also Featuring Carolann Valentino and Gary James
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John “Gemini”; Lombardi was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. With his quick sense of humor and witty personality, Gemini decided to start performing at the young age of eleven. He took his act to streets of New York City, where his only audience was a crowd of passersby and neighbors. With his energetic charisma and quick wit, he brought the crowd to tears of laughter. It was then he began his professional career in comedy. John’s ambitions led him on a successful climb to the top where he began to study acting, dance, and choreography to enhance his ebullient comedic talent.

“I do a little bit of comedy and a little bit of magic. What you laugh at, that’s the comedy. What you don’t, well, that’s the magic.”

Today, Gemini has performed on Fox5, NBC, and at hundreds of comedy clubs, casinos, resorts, and theatres across the country. Gemini has been called the “Maestro of Magic & Laughter," because of his magic, his jokes, the way he reads the audience and his unique style of showmanship. Gemini is also an accomplished ventriloquist, with several “friends” that keep the audience in the palm of his hand.

 

December 8 – Special Event – Fred Rubino


Special Event $28
The King of Brooklyn. From “ Get the Food Out of Here”
Also Featuring Regina Decicco
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Freddy Rubino was born on the lower east side of Manhattan in New York City and then moved to Brooklyn. It is here where Fred developed, at an early age, the basis for his comedy material and the humor and hilarity of growing up Italian and in Brooklyn! In 2005 Fred became a published author with the release of his conspiracy driven book Nazi Princess: The Final Deception which actually isn’t funny at all!!! Three years later, Fred turned his interest to writing and performing stand up comedy. Opening up for comics such as Nick Dipaolo and Vic Dibitetto, Fred quickly became the featured comic everyone wanted to use! He has also appeared on Radio Opie and Anthony’s top ten funniest listeners radio show, recently had his performance broadcast live on the internet via Action Audio and has made many appearances on local cable talk shows where he has performed his hilarious standup.

In 2013 he co-starred in a TV pilot with YouTube sensation, movie and TV actor and major comedy headliner Vic Dibitetto. Soon after he signed with Best Entertainment, Fred has been performing at prestigious East Coast clubs and theatres such as Stress Factory , Governors , Bananas and Broadway Comedy Club to name a few. He also has recently been signed to perform at Resorts World Casinos as well as the Tarrytown Music Hall, two very large, important and exclusive venues. Fred has now successfully transitioned from Featured Comic to Star and Headlining Comedian in his own right!

December 14-15 – Special Event – Uncle Floyd


Special Event $25
From The Uncle Floyd Show, Good Morning Vietnam
Also Featuring Tom Mongelli
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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.

December 20 – Christmas Show – Brian Sheil


The Brian Sheil Christmas Show
From Last Comic Standing, MTV, Comedy Central
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You will remember, tell your friends, and take them to see “The Brian Sheil Show”. A non-stop, laughter packed cavalcade of comedy; complete with audience participation, musical parodies, impressions, and stand up comedy. He is the “One-man Entourage of Entertainment”.

The show must go on, and it does. Between his many TV appearances (NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, MTV) or hosting star-studded red carpet events. Brian is busy producing and hosting “West Coast Comedy” for National Lampoon and Time Warner On Demand. Brian is also the driving force for “The New Rascals Comedy Hour”, on XM Satellite Radio, and an also be seen on Microsoft MSN video downloads, Windows Media Entertainment page, TV NET, Smart Video Mobile Television.  Brian is in great demand because his show appeals to such a diverse audience. He takes the stage with UN-PARALLED ENERGY!!! Rapid-fire intensity, you’ll feel like you’ve seen four shows in one! A Comedy Show, a Music Show, an Improv Show, and you’ll be part of the SHOW!!!  THERE IS SOMETHING IN THIS SHOW

EVERYONE!  His stand-up will have your cheeks aching as you sing along to the hysterical song parodies of today’s most “vocally challenged” superstars. Maroon 5, The Killers, Macy Gray, Blink 182, and Shaggy would all do well in speech therapy class, but with Sylvester Stallon as the teacher, no one will pass. Garth Brooks sings with his long lost cousin, Forest Gump. The boulevard of broken dreams becomes the Big K-mart of one hit wonders. Dave Matthews and the Violent Femms get Ricky Martin a job “Working El Pollo Loco”. Robert Downey Jr. checks into rehab, only to find Elvis as his sponsor. Then the Bee-Gees and the Village Person circumcise Neal Diamond…you have to be there.

 

December 21-22 – Joe DeVito


From Comedy Central presents, The Tonight Show, CNN, Fox
Also Featuring Kyle Ocasio
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Joe DeVito has the power to start fires using his mind, and he also does standup comedy. Whether taking on relationships, his Italian-American family, or current events, Joe’s dead-on timing, unexpected twists and sheer flights of lunacy make him a favorite at clubs and colleges across the USA, and at the top venues in New York City. After spending a decade as a journalist and advertising writer, Joe gave into his coworker’s demands to try performing so he could find fame, while they finally got some work done. In 2006, he was invited to the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Canada, where the Montreal Gazette rated his performance “9.5 out of 10.” Joe’s TV appearances include The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, and a semi-finalist turn on season five of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. His savage wit has also made him an in-demand panelist on shows like Chelsea Lately, CNN’s Headline News, Animal Planet’s Wild 100, and a regular guest on FOX News Channel’s Red Eye. As a writer, Joe has contributed to Maxim Magazine, MTV, and the award-winning film Super Size Me.

December 28-29 – Vince August


From The Daily Show, Colbert Report, General Hospital
Also Featuring Susan Golden and John Hollywood
 

 

Vince August is a club regular at Caroline’s Comedy Club in New York City. In addition, August performs all over as a veteran headliner. He has also made a name for himself on camera as a regular actor on ABC’s primetime show “What Would You Do?” The hidden camera prank show has showcased his improv abilites as he usually portrays the antagonist with scenes that have elicited emotions of extreme rage to tears. August has also appeared in the documentary film Heckler, soap opera As The World Turns, The Onion News Network and national television and radio commercials.

Warm up comedian for The Daily Show, August made international news this fall surrounding his resignation as Hackensack Municipal Court Judge. The New Jersey Supreme Court gave the comedian an ultimatum in September 2013 to choose between his passion for the law as Judge and his passion for entertainment. Vince chose comedy because in the end “you never give up on a dream.” A veteran comic, the Jersey native has been called the “modern day Don Rickles.” He finds the humor in every aspect of life, his and everyone else’s.

December 31 – New Year’s Eve – Vince August


From The Daily Show, Colbert Report, General Hospital
Also Featuring Sheba Mason and John Hollywood
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Showtime 9:15
General Admission $50
3 Course Dinner & Show $75
Dinner Starts at 6:30

 

Vince August is a club regular at Caroline’s Comedy Club in New York City. In addition, August performs all over as a veteran headliner. He has also made a name for himself on camera as a regular actor on ABC’s primetime show “What Would You Do?” The hidden camera prank show has showcased his improv abilites as he usually portrays the antagonist with scenes that have elicited emotions of extreme rage to tears. August has also appeared in the documentary film Heckler, soap opera As The World Turns, The Onion News Network and national television and radio commercials.

Warm up comedian for The Daily Show, August made international news this fall surrounding his resignation as Hackensack Municipal Court Judge. The New Jersey Supreme Court gave the comedian an ultimatum in September 2013 to choose between his passion for the law as Judge and his passion for entertainment. Vince chose comedy because in the end “you never give up on a dream.” A veteran comic, the Jersey native has been called the “modern day Don Rickles.” He finds the humor in every aspect of life, his and everyone else’s.