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February

February 3-4 – Leighann Lord


From Comedy Central, HBO, BBC, VH1
Also Featuring Eric Haft and Andy Hayward

Smart, sexy, savvy, and funny, Leighann Lord’s “heads up humor” is stand-up comedy at it’s finest. Inspired by the brilliance of George Carlin, the smooth jazz style of Franklyn Ajaye, and the elegance of Rita Rudner, Leighann has crafted her own unique brand of Thinking Cap Comedy. It’s no wonder she received the NYC Black Comedy Award for “The Most Thought Provoking Black Female Comic.” And for two consecutive years, Leighann was Harlem Week’s official comedian. (The only other comedian in Harlem Week’s history to earn that distinction was Richard Pryor.)
Leighann has performed around the world. In London she appeared at The Comedy Store, and on the BBC show Blouse and Skirt (think Politically Incorrect meets BET). In The Netherlands, she was a guest on the popular late night talk show Raymann is Late! and The Comedy Factory. A festival favorite, Leighann has been featured in the Trinidad, Montreal, Winnipeg, Halifax, Boston, Detroit and NYC Underground Comedy Festivals. She also entertained U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia during Operation Enduring Freedom, as well as troops helping the Haitian earthquake relief effort (Operation Unified Response).
As a comedic commentator Leighann has pulled pundit duty on VH1, Fox News, and MSNBC giving her informed and funny take on politics, world news and current events. Her popular weekly humor blog, The Urban Erma, is the longest running featured column on StageTimeMag.com and is available as a free podcast on iTunes. Leighann has also contributed various blogs on online magazines including This Week in Blackness, The Woodhull Institute, The Three Tomatoes, FoxNew.com’s Team Washington, The Huffington Post, and she wrote for the pilot of The Chris Rock Show.
Leighann’s stand-up is frequently heard on XM-Sirius Satellite Radio and appeared on many stand-up comedy shows including Girls Night Out (Lifetime), The Original Def Comedy All Star Jam(HBO), Premium Blend (Comedy Central), The World Stands Up(Comedy Central), Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen, VH1’s 40 Most Shocking Celebrity Hair Moments, The View (ABC),Comic Quickies (SiTV), HA! Comedy (Gospel Music Channel) and We Got Next! (ASPIRE TV). Named one of New York’s 10 Hot Comics by Improper Magazine her web site, VeryFunnyLady.com, says it all!

 

February 10-11 – Sandy Marks


Also featuring Marq Overton and Mario Gentile

Sandy Marks is a socially provocative and extremely funny comedian who tours nationally.Sandy has become one of the most versatile and highly entertaining comics working today. He is known for his enlightening and sometimes self-deprecating humor.

While in New York, Sandy Marks is known to be a regular at Manhattan clubs including The Comedy Cellar, Stand Up NY and Dangerfield’s. The verbose and tall comedian has appeared on such shows as The King Of Queens and is also the director and star of the movie Manhattan Comedy Nights which won him a “Telly” award for best motion picture in the comedy section. Sandy Marks has also been seen at HBO’s summer festival Comedy In The Park and is also known as a guest sportscaster on Fox and Friends- sports only, he was not a political commentator and his act often differs with many of the shows viewpoints.

When Sandy Marks is not touring comedy clubs, colleges, theaters, corporate events, Las Vegas and Atlantic City, he can be found living in New York City with his dog a Siberian Husky, Nikita who is a regular part of his act.

 

February 14 – Valentine’s Day Special Event – Chris Monty


Showtime 8pm
From Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, Sit Down, Shut Up, & Eat (An Off-Broadway Play), Showtimes Vinyl
Also featuring Tracy Locke and Paul Goldenberg

Chris Monty is one of New York’s busier comedians. Along with being a regular at New York’s best comedy clubs, Chris is a terrific actor and has been seen in numerous t.v. commercials. He is currently performing Off-Broadway in an original play he co-wrote “Shut Up, Sit Down & Eat!” He has written for “The Joan Rivers Radio Show” and hosted his own show on Long Island’s WGBB radio. Along with numerous stints as an opening act for Joan Rivers, B.B. King, and Johny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge, Chris headlines at such venues as The Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City and The Riviera in Las Vegas.

February 17-18 – Chris Monty


From Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, Sit Down, Shut Up, & Eat (An Off-Broadway Play), Showtimes Vinyl
Also featuring Tracy Locke and Paul Goldenberg

Chris Monty is one of New York’s busier comedians. Along with being a regular at New York’s best comedy clubs, Chris is a terrific actor and has been seen in numerous t.v. commercials. He is currently performing Off-Broadway in an original play he co-wrote “Shut Up, Sit Down & Eat!” He has written for “The Joan Rivers Radio Show” and hosted his own show on Long Island’s WGBB radio. Along with numerous stints as an opening act for Joan Rivers, B.B. King, and Johny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge, Chris headlines at such venues as The Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City and The Riviera in Las Vegas.

 

February 23 – Joe Piscopo Presents – A Very Special Night of Comedy


Showtime 7:30pm

February 24-25 – Geno Bisconte


From The Howard Stern Show, The Artie Lange Show, Fox, The NFL Network
Also featuring Regina DiCicco and John Sweeny

He has been described by fellow comics, (to his face at least), as a “fast talking wise guy…that you just have to love.” This five-year veteran of the Philly and DC circuit now brings his talents to the New York City club scene- but not before leaving his mark back home. Geno brings a resume that includes gigs as current spokesman for the Delaware Lottery, roles in several indie films shot in the Philadelphia area, and writer of a monthly humor column for entertainment magazines. His comedy focuses on the one thing he knows- his life or lack thereof. “I absolutely love what I do but I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. Everyone’s life is unique to them, which is also the very thing that makes it odd to everyone else and, in the end, so comical. So feel free to laugh at me but in doing so, realize that you also laughing at yourself and everyone else, and I believe that’s the beauty of our individuality.” Geno adds that his true passion is making people smile whether it be through comedy, acting, or anything in between. “I argue whether there is anything more beautiful than another person’s smile…sometimes it just takes a penis joke bring it out!” We told ya’ he was lovable.