NJ 101.5 and The Comedy Cove
Comedy Competition

FEBRUARY 12


Special Event $12

The Competition is for a spot on the weekend shows of February 22 7 23.Staring Jay Black, Bill Spadea
and Jessica Beal.

All contestants will be given five minutes to present their material.

The winner will be contacted Friday, February 15 “Live on Air” by Bill Spadea at around 9:30 a.m.

Best of luck to all!

 

JAY BLACK

FEBRUARY 22-23


Special Event $22 A Night of Comedy with NJ 101.5 Personalities
From NJ 101.5, Fox, The Hallmark Chanel, Showtime
Also Featuring from NJ 101.5, Chasing News. Morning Show Host Bill Spadea, and Jessica Nutt
Special Guest Spot for the Comedy Competition Winner

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In 2007, Jay Black left teaching to pursue writing and stand-up full time.  Since then, he has headlined at close to 300 colleges, scoring three nominations and one win as the nation’s top college comedian.  He has appeared as a comic on Showtime, A&E, Fox, the CBC, and NBC. Jay has also performed at
some of the most prestigious clubs in the country, from the Comedy Stop at the Tropicana in Atlantic City to the world famous Los Angeles Improv.  Jay has opened for several celebrity comedians, including Joel McHale, Carlos Menica, D.L. Hughley, Sinbad, Bobcat Goldthwait, and Christopher Titus.

 

In 2010, Jay was given the opportunity to work with the US Army on the “I Am Strong” tour, traveling
overseas to entertain the troops.  He’s met equal success as a writer, selling his first screenplay in 2008 and working heavily as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after “punch-up” writers, making your favorite movies even funnier.

 

JOSELITO DAPUPPET

MARCH 7


Special Event – $25

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Joselito Dapuppet is a social media sensation who has been featured on the Wendy Williams show, Worldstarhiphop.com, Power 105.1 FM in New York city, and cameos for music videos for celebrity Hip Hop artists such as Fat Joe and Baby Bash. Joselito took the internet by storm in 2015 when a bunch of his online comedy skits went viral. Since then he has amassed a cult following of over 300,000 combined social media followers, with an average reach of over a million people a week.

 

In April of 2017, Joselito made his stand up comedy debut, and became the first ever Puerto Rican puppet stand up comedian. He has sold out shows Nationwide including the Legendary Broadway Comedy Club in Times Square New York City, Chicago, Cleveland, and Buffalo NY. Along the way Joselito has developed a unique Splangish comedy style that is beloved by the Latino community with dozens of catchphrases that have become fan favorites. Joselito has kinetic observational style that is delivered in a universal way, and even though his show is in Splangish, people of all cultures can enjoy it. As you won’t just laugh, but get a mini Spanish lesson as well.

 

Joining Joselito on stage is his Puerto Rican puppet family or “The Litos”, which consist of his Papi ( Father) and his beloved Abuela ( Grandmother). Papi is the known for his wild antics, and for being out of touch with the younger generation, while Abuela tends to be the voice of reason. Together the Lito’s are a perfect mix of both young and old, and makes the show both enjoyable and relate-able for audience members of all ages.

 

 

ARTIE LANGE

MARCH 15-16


Special Event $40
From Artie Quitter Podcast, The Howard Stern Show, Author of Too Fat to Fish and Crash and Burn
Writer and Producer of “Beer League” Movies; Elf; Old School
Also Featuring The Reverend Bob Levy

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Arthur Steven “Artie” Lange, Jr. is an American comedian, actor, author, and radio and podcast host, best known for his tenures on The Howard Stern Show and the sketch comedy series Mad TV.

 

FRED RUBINO

MARCH 22


Special Event $28
The King of Brooklyn
From “ Get the Food Out of Here”

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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!

 

JOEY KOLA

MARCH 29


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

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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

 

KEVIN DOWNEY JR.

MAY 31-JUNE 1


Special Event $22
From America’s Got Talent, Sirius XM, Las Vegas

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Comedian Kevin Downey, Jr. is turning heads everywhere. His explosive comedy style keeps audiences
coming back to see him every chance they get. He can be heard on The Bob and Tom Show, Sirius and
XM Satellite radio. He’s been on Comedy Central, What Not to Wear, and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy where he got a much needed haircut. Kevin appears at the Comedy Stop in Las Vegas at least four times per year. He has an ever-growing fan base that comes to see him again and again. Kevin Downey, Jr. writes a column called, Drinking on $11 a Night , which can be read in Bachelor Pad Magazine, GC
magazine, at usedwigs.com and drinkingon11.com. Kevin’s song, Secret Garden of Dirty Little Whores,
(who think they’re better than me) , can be heard on college and traditional radio stations throughout the country