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March

March 3-4 – Eddie Clark


From A&E, Nick at Nite, Law & Order
Also featuring Roberta Rockwell and Anthony Crescenzo

February 1979. While attending Mercy college in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. Eddie was approached by members of the student government organization and asked to m.c. a talent show to be held at the school. All of the contestants were singers and Eddie’s job would be introducing the performers and entertaining the audience with comedy while the judges decided the winner of the talent show. After the last performer left the stage and the judges started to leave, Eddie asked the judges to return to there seats because, there was still one last contestant. Eddie then went on a 12-minute comedy rampage that ended with him winning 3rd place. It was then that Eddie knew what he wanted to do with his life.
In November of 1979 Eddie Clark and a friend walked into the Original Improvisation Comedy Club in New York City to audition for a regular spot at the club. Eddie got a chance to show the owner what he could do and despite his lack of experience, he thrilled everyone in the club that night…. Everyone…  except the owner. The club’s policy was that if the owner liked you she would talk to you. If she didn’t, the performer was to just walk by her without saying a word. As Eddie left the stage the owner looked away. Eddie walked outside with his friend and then suddenly turned around walked back into the club and whispered in the startled owner’s ear, “ Thanks for the opportunity to show the “PEOPLE” what I can do.” He has lived by that motto ever since. Eddie then left the club and never looked back. The New York Improv closed a few years later but Eddie is still going strong.
Old enough to remember the sixties yet young enough to enjoy the new millennium, Eddie Clark is still one of the hardest working comics on the circuit today. Eddie was born in Jamaica… QUEENS, NY and raised in the city of Mount Vernon, NY, where he developed his ability to induce laughter from total strangers. Eddie’s humor is a blend of personal experiences and everyday life. Eddie’s stand up has made him a favorite on morning radio shows around the country and has opened opportunities for him to help raise money and awareness for the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure. Eddie appeared on Law & Order S.V.U. , the films “Blood Night” ( Currently available on DVD )”Camp” ( I.F.C.), “Salted Nuts” (featured at the 2006 “Sundance Film Festival” )   , ” The Flying Scissors.” , “and the Law & Order made for TV movie “Exiled” as well as several commercials & promo’s including, “TV Land Prime Movies, The Washington Post, OPTIMUM ONLINE, Major League Baseball, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Comcast Cable, Monster.Com, Nick jr. , National Geographic Channel, ADVANTA, care one credit, Quicken Loans, A&E “Cold Case Files,” Gothic Cabinet Craft, Red Lobster, Cablevision, Fox Sports and WCBS (New York channel 2). In 2003 Eddie appeared nationally on ESPN 2’s “Cold Pizza” and hosted two online shows at the U.S. Tennis Open for the U.S.T.A. and America Online. In 2004 Eddie Appeared on C.M.T. ( Country Music Television). The show (40 Greatest Done Me Wrong Songs) was one of the Top 5 Highest Rated Specials for C.M.T. in 2004! Eddie then went on to do two more specials for the network in 2005.  Eddie just finished working on a new project touting the advantages of natural gas which will be on your TV soon!

Eddie has expanded his comedy to Carnival Cruise Lines!

When describing Eddie’s style of entertainment one can only come to this conclusion…. Its just Eddie being Eddie!

March 10-11 – Brian Sheil


From Last Comic Standing, MTV, Comedy Central
Also featuring Erin Maguire

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.

 

March 17-18 – Steve Marshall


From NBC, CNBC, Discovery Channel, The Food Network
Also featuring John Saponaro and Joanne Filan

Steve Marshall Doesn’t Behave!

High energy- fun- interactive!

Steve keeps chasing the truth.  Why can’t we tell ethnic jokes!  Isn’t sex funny !  Why is everything so phoney!  Why do we have to behave?” 

“What I learned in Brooklyn is -if you want to have fun-don’t behave!”

Steve is a national headliner at comedy clubs.  When not touring the country he can be seen at Rodney’s club Dangerfield’s in New York City where in addition to headlining the regular shows every Friday and Saturday he stars in “The Steve Marshall Don’t Behave Show!”

Steve’s TV credits include NBC Dare to Dream performing stand up comedy at the Mohegan Sun Casino and cracking jokes with Bobby Flay on the Food Network on Hot Off the Grill .

You may also recognize Steve from his 79 commercials on CNBC where he starred in the Open Show as an uptight bookkeeper.  Surprise! Steve has a degree in accounting and was a Dean of a business school before he left it all to have fun making people laugh

 

March 24-25 – Kyle Grooms


From Last Comic Standing, The Chappelle Show
Also featuring Emma Willmann, Kevin Dombrowski

With a long list of notable accomplishments as an actor, writer and comic, he’s proven to be one of the industry’s must-see comics on the scene. With a uniqueness all to himself, Grooms delivers an honest and intelligent view of the world, while giving an intimate look into his life experiences growing up in the American melting pot. Throughout his career, he has appeared in his own hysterical half-hour stand-up special on Comedy Central, while also making multiple appearances on VH1, NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” and famed sketch comedy show, “Chappelle’s Show.” Among his many accomplishments, his first comedy CD, “The Legend of the Jersey Devil,” was named one of iTunes’ Top 100 Comedy CD’s of 2009.

A regular on the New York comedy scene, Grooms has performed at several top clubs, including Caroline’s, Comic Strip, Comedy Cellar and Gotham. He has been featured on several television, radio and internet broadcasts, such as P-Diddy’s “Bad Boys of Comedy,” Jamie Foxx’s “Laffapalooza,” “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn,” “The Byron Allen Show,” “BET Comic View,” and “Red Carpet Fashion.” Having even brought his act overseas, he performed at the “Le Grande Journal” in France and has made several appearances in national TV ad campaigns for companies including T-Mobile, Sears, Career Builders and Holiday Inn Express. Grooms continues to grow as a stand-up comedian, writer and actor, and can currently be seen performing worldwide.

 

March 31-April 1 – Maureen Langan


From HBO, Comics Unleashed, Fox
Also featuring Johnny O’Rourke and Ken Perlstein

I am a New York City-based standup comic – been one for 14 years.  My Irish immigrant mother and garbage man father told me and my five siblings that if we got educated and worked hard then life would reward us.   I scoff at them. Life is rewarding Paris Hilton, the Kardashians, and those freaks of The Jersey Shore. It makes me crazy! People ask “What does a gal from New Jersey have to do to make it in the biz?” Apparently, she has to do a governor from New York.

I’m a regular at Carolines on Broadway, one of the country’s premiere comedy clubs. I perform at clubs and festivals throughout the United States and the world, including Ireland, Scotland, Canada, New York, Boston, and Nantucket.   I’ve opened for Joy Behar, Steven Wright, and Rosie O’Donnell.

Prior to my life as a comic, I was a broadcast journalist for public television, where I covered politics and issues, and Bloomberg TV & Radio, where I satirized news and did man-on-the-street and celebrity interviews.  I created and hosted The Radio Ritas, a nationally-syndicated morning talk show.   I’ve chatted with Howard Stern, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, George Carlin and many others.    I’ve won awards, made money, and had a dental plan.  I got into journalism because I had questions; now all you need is cleavage.

I continue to contribute commentary on television.  I’ve been on The Joy Behar Show, Fox’s Red Eye, MSNBC, ABC News, and The Onion.  I’ve also appeared on Comics Unleashed, HBO, in the Paramount Pictures film “Marci X,” and in many national commercials.  The Newswomen’s Club of NYC named me Best Commentator, and Planned Parenthood honored me with their prestigious Magee Award for commentary.

The Manhattan Association of Clubs and Cabarets (MAC) voted me Best Female Comic of 2009, which means the gay boys dig me, and I dig them.   I was a finalist in the 2009 San Francisco Comedy Competition. They tell me I’m the first woman in nearly two decades to finish in the top three.  The last one was Ellen Degeneres.

Some people have said nice things about me.  Some have not, but for now the nice will suffice:

“Langan made me laugh till I wet my pants. Not nice for a guy my age. She is to comedy what James Brown was to soul.”

Jerry Stiller, Comedian and Actor

“Smartly piercing wit…Bitterness is a useful comic tool and Langan wields it with skill and precision ‘I feel like Canada,’ she gripes. ‘I’ve got so much to offer, but nobody gives a sh-t.’”

Steve Bennett, Chortle.com

“Maureen is wry and wicked. Audiences love her and so do I!”

Joy Behar, The View and The Joy Behar Show

“With her wonderful Irish background and her feisty streak, Langan would make a great sitcom wife, mom or character. She’d be a great addition to E! Television or Comedy Central.”

Amelia David, Backstage Magazine

I grew up in Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey, where there is no lake.