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July

July 2-3 – Craig Loydgren


Has a Comedy Special currently streaming on Amazon Prime “Married and Miserable”
Also Featuring Rich Carrucci

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Not your typical New York comedian. He has the rare combined quality of intimidation verses magnetic like-ability. Unchained and Un-tamed he is a Tornado on the stage and electrifies audiences everywhere he goes. From his philosophy on marriage to teaching his children how to drive, every moment is explosive and Craig delivers with the energy of several natural disasters leaving a wake of comedic destruction that is second to none!

He is a regular on the East Coast circuit and performs at such club’s as the New York Comedy Club, The Broadway and The Greenwich Village Comedy Clubs and the world renowned Dangerfields.  Craig has toured with The Heavyweights of Comedy The Nomads of Comedy and most recently opening up for Pete Davidson from SNL. Craig has also appeared on The Artie Lange Podcast , Sirius XM and now is a regular on the NYC Crime Report with Pat Dixon.

 

July 9-10 – Wali Collins


Also featuring Troy Moore

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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.

 

July 16-17 – Chris Roach


Also Featuring Stacy Kendro

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Chris Roach is a fast-rising Comedian/Actor born and raised in New York. He has brought his unique and self-deprecating sense of humor to some of the biggest and best known stages such as The Borgata in Atlantic City. He is best known for his major recurring role of Mott in KEVIN CAN WAIT and has also
appeared in numerous other episodics, both comedies and dramas. He also created the viral video ode to his beloved hometown RONKOKOMO which has nearly two million views across all platforms.

 

July 23-24 – Mike Gaffney


From Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Gotham Comedy Live
Also Featuring Joe Pontillo

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Mike grew up in a tough New Jersey neighborhood where he quickly learned he needed to get tough or get funny…Hes not that tough but Mike Gaffney is very funny. Mike’s style of comedy is very conversational discussing day to day life not only as a single dad but as a friend, son , uncle and all around good guy. Wherever Mike performs whether it be in a New York City comedy club or a town fundraiser Mike wins audience’s love and respect with his personal take on life and fatherhood. People all over find Mike very relate-able and likable. His high energy and quick wit keep audiences engaged and entertained the entire time.
“There are two things I love to do.. One is make people laugh, especially people I love and the other is to help people figure things out inside themselves.”  Mike is not only a single father with full custody of his teenage son and daughter he is a recovering addict with almost two decades of recovery and experience. “Its almost like I have two different stage acts. There’s the regular comedy scene where I do all my day to day life stuff then there’s the recovery material that I do mainly for the recovery community. I very rarely talk about recovery in mainstream clubs..which is the way I am in life .. I LIVE recovery I don’t necessarily have to talk about it.”
Mike took to the stage at 32 which is a little older than most. He spent a few years grinding it out before taking a break like many comics do.. In 2009 Mike decided that his love for comedy was too strong so he hit the stage full speed ahead and hasn’t slowed down. Mike works regularly at most clubs in NYC as well as comedy clubs up and down the east coast. You can also hear Mike on his weekly podcast “The Mike Gaffney Show”

July 30-31 – Johnny Watson


From Good Morning America, SNL
Also Featuring Chip Ambrogio

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A lot of comedians exaggerate about themselves when telling jokes. When Johnny Watson tells a joke about himself, his family, and his upbringing, no exaggeration is necessary. Watson, a white kid living in a series of black and Hispanic neighborhoods while growing up in New Jersey with two brothers and two sisters, couldn’t fight, so he told jokes to survive. And he’s still telling jokes to his legions of fans throughout the United States. And most of those (real) bits are about his family – “my father was a heroin addict and all my mother did was watch TV and smoke cigarettes”; or his upbringing in poor neighborhoods – “I was the poor kid on free lunch who always got my balls busted so since I couldn’t really fight, I had to be funny.” So funny that he was voted funniest and best story teller in grammar school and in high school. Turned out the “high school honor” was his only honor. Johnny graduated LAST in his class. His grandmother implored him to become a comedian because “you can’t do anything else right.” Watson started drinking when he was five years old and kept on going until high school. “I was burned out from drinking by the time I got to high school, so I became the designated driver before they had designated drivers,” he says. After briefly attending college in California, Johnny joined the Navy. Once he got out, he turned to comedy as a full-time profession. Watson has appeared throughout the United States at many of the biggest clubs, including The Laugh Factory in New York City and The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. He has also been in a host of TV, film and theater productions and does corporate engagements as well. When he is not on stage, Watson plays whiffle ball, cribbage and does other “exciting things.”