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A full night of fun, all under one roof!

‘Dying Laughing’ Promotional Screening

Don’t miss this special promotional Advance Screening of Dying Laughing.  Tickets are $10 with $5 of every ticket benefitting The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation(Gary Shandling’s favorite charity).

Featuring Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Amy Schumer, Kevin Hart, Bob Saget, Jamie Foxx, Sarah Silverman, Jerry Lewis, Steve Coogan, Bobby Lee, & the late Garry Shandling, DYING LAUGHING is a candid look inside the agony and ecstasy of making people laugh for a living. A stand-up comedian must be the writer, the director, and the star performer. There is no rehearsal, no practice, and no safety net when you’re in front of a live audience. For most people, baring their soul on stage and having an audience “boo” at you would become a life-long trauma, but for stand-up comedians, it’s a nightly challenge.

The funny and heartfelt documentary contains original interviews interlaced with personal footage of life on the road – all from a comedian’s point of view. Once you take this step behind the curtain, you will never look at these funny folks the same way again.

Nick Di Paolo

The Winnipeg Press said it best: “Gentle as a starved wolverine and as predictable as a tipsy-hop through a minefield”. Nick Di Paolo’s honest and acerbic comedy has made him a sought after voice on stage, television and radio for years and earned him two Emmy Nominations for writing.

Di Paolo’s career took off after he appeared on “HBO’s Young Comedian Special”. He has since written and performed four standup specials and four CDs. The most recent standup effort being a one hour Showtime special entitled “Raw Nerve”.

He was a regular for the whole two year run of “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn” and became a staple on the Comedy Central roasts. Other notable television and film credits include “Louie”, “Lucky Louie”, Artie Lange’s “Beer League” a guest starring role on “The Sopranos” and “The Chris Rock Show”, where he was a writer for two seasons as well. Writing credits also include the 77th Annual Academy Awards and the MTV Music Video Awards.

For years he has been a favorite guest on radio shows including “The Howard Stern Show”, “The Opie and Anthony Show” and “The Dennis Miller Show” to name a few. He also hosted “The Nick Di Paolo Show” in New York City in 2007 and “The Nick and Artie Show” from 2011-2012.

Nick Di Paolo is probably one of the most authentic voices whether on or off stage. He’s referred to as a comic’s comic because there are no facades, no act. It’s all Nick Di Paolo, all the time.

Carly Aquilino

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Carly Aquilino is a stand-up comedian described by audience members as “funny” and by her father as “a huge mistake”. As a New York native, Carly first stepped on stage at Gotham Comedy Club and has since been quickly rising in the comedy scene, performing at the most popular clubs in New York.

Carly’s hobbies are telling jokes and checking Facebook to make sure the people that made fun of her in high school got fat. Carly feels proud of having her stand up featured on Sirius XM radio and is especially proud that she once made her grandma Marilyn laugh so hard that her teeth fell out.

Carly is currently starring on MTV’s hit show GIRL CODE.

Kurt Metzger

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Besides regularly performing in many a New York City comedy club, Kurt Metzger’s credits include performing on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham,” Showtime’s “White Boyz in the Hood” and as a regular on VH1’s “Best Week Ever.” Kurt has filmed a half-hour special for “Comedy Central Presents” and appeared on Comedy Central’s “Important Things with Demetri Martin,” IFC’s “Z-Rock” and will be a regular on the new Comedy Central program “Ugly Americans.” Previously, he was the stand out comedian at the Montreal Comedy Festival’s New Faces showcase. He has also wrote for “Chappelle’s Show” on Comedy Central and several other SpikeTV, VH1 and Comedy Central programs.

The Pump and Dump

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Put down your babies! You deserve a night out, for once, and America’s most beloved, “parentally incorrect” comedy show is coming to your town to save you. Join Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee for a raucous evening swaddled in music, games, prizes, wine and validation that’s guaranteed to make you laugh your C-section scar open.

The Pump and Dump Show is an irreverent, one-of-a-kind, interactive production designed as the ultimate respite for beleaguered parents everywhere. This event is the perfect reason to gather your #BREEDER friends, celebrate a mom-to-be or treat an exhausted girlfriend to her first night out postpartum. Escape the house for an evening of laughter and commiseration so you can go back home and crush it as a mom. *BONUS: you’ll be home by 10pm.

Shayna and Tracey are currently on their 2017 Band of Mothers Tour, spreading mom karma, high fives and ass slaps coast to coast in 18 cities this Winter/Spring. They’ve been featured in Parents Magazine, on Scary Mommy, Daily Mail, Huffpost Parents, Popsugar Moms, TheBump.com, Baby Rabies and The Jenny McCarthy Show.

Join the party and learn more about the show: facebook.com/thepumpanddump

“Tracey and Shayna dared to take an unflinching look at the reality of raising small children. I laughed throughout the entire show and found myself struggling to catch my breath.  The Pump and Dump offered me a lifeline. It was honest. It was raw. And it was damn funny.” – Billy Kilgore (Stay at Home Dad, Writer) on Scary Mommy

“If you are lucky enough to be in or near a city they are coming to, I 100% recommend getting tickets and taking as many friends as you can. There is so so so much to die laughing at.” – Jill Krause, Baby Rabies (www.babyrabies.com)

“I had an absolute BLAST seeing the Pump and Dump last night with friends. If their show comes to your area, I HIGHLY recommend going. It’s a great hour-and-half to laugh with other moms.” – Jamie Grayson, The Baby Guy (@thebabyguynyc)

Orny Adams

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American comic Orny Adams has been touring all over the world for over twenty years. With hundreds of thousands of followers on social media, Orny is regarded by his peers as one of the hardest working and passionate comedians in the business. Orny first rose to international prominence after Jerry Seinfeld chose him to co-star in his documentary “Comedian.” He has made several appearances on The Tonight Show and appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman. Orny’s debut DVD “Path Of Most Resistance,” was critically acclaimed and was available on Netflix. That was followed by a powerful and poignant one hour special “Orny Adams Takes The Third” which aired on Comedy Central and Netflix. Currently, and for the past six seasons, Orny can be seen playing the iconic role “Coach Finstock” on the hit MTV show “Teen Wolf,” a one hour drama created by Criminal Mind’s Jeff Davis. Jeff handpicked Orny for the role after seeing him perform at the Hollywood Improv.

Early in his career Orny was named in The Hollywood Reporter as a favorite comedian to watch. He has written jokes for Jay Leno, Garry Shandling, and many other top comedians. He has twice written for the Annual Emmys Broadcast and has become the “go to” guy when a celebrity needs a funny line. In July 2000, Orny made quite an impact at the Montreal Comedy Festival, which resulted in a development deal with Warner Brothers Studio, and his appearance on Letterman. In 2010, Orny was thrilled to return to the festival in Montreal working alongside one of his favorite comedians Steve Martin on a taped televised stand up show Martin hosted. Orny garnered rave reviews for his performance and was called a “Stand-out act” by The Hollywood Reporter.

Other notable projects include a talk show pilot developed for Orny by CBS Television Distribution/Kingworld along side Ashton Kutcher’s Katalyst Films. Orny shot another pilot for his own late night talk show for TBS and taped his own series, “Modern Chaos with Orny Adams” for The Discovery Channel. He hosted his own show on Discovery’s Travel Channel, has appeared on Jiminy Glick, Tough Crowd on Comedy Central, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Last Call With Carson Daly, and did a regular segment on Hollywood and politics on Entertainment Tonight and The Insider. You may also recognize him from other notable television appearances and many of his national commercials, including Coca-Cola. Orny made his first TV appearance in 1996 on Friday Night Videos.

When not performing stand-up, Orny spends his days writing, penning scripts, and developing television shows. A few years back, he struck a deal with Endimol for “The Pitch,” a reality show he conceived.

But none of this matters until you see Orny live where he is at his best, deconstructing the chaos of the modern world and getting energized about things that most people just accept. His tour has reached clubs, theatres, even the Staples Center in LA, colleges, corporate events, and festivals as far away as Ireland, Australia, and South Africa. Orny’s comedy style is unique, yet universally appealing. Orny is quick on his feet to deliver a powerful, clever, sophisticated, and fast paced routine that pounds topics from an angle that many people have never considered.

Go see for yourself. For more information, video clips and everything Orny go to: www.ornyadams.com

What some people have said: “I’m a big Orny Adams fan.”

Jerry Seinfeld

“I thought this CD was hilarious. Then Orny told me it was a DVD. Well, to see his facial expressions made it even funnier. Either way, he kicks ass.”

Garry Shandling

“You judge a comedian by the laughs he gets and the laughs on this CD are huge…shattering. Orny reminds me of Joe Frazier working the ribcage.”

Dennis Miller

“There’s a growing group of people who have known that Orny is a great comic thinker and performer. We search out his stuff on the internet, we go to his shows, we send emails around with things he’s said. It’s like we discovered Bob Dylan early and everyone else is just about to.”

— Bestselling author Gavin de Becker

Jay Oakerson

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Not For The Easily Offended

Big Jay Oakerson is one of the most beloved and easily recognizable comedians in New York City. His easy charm and dirty delivery endear him to audiences every night at The Comedy Cellar, The Stand and Stand Up New York. He’s no stranger to the rest of America, either, regularly headlining across the country and playing festivals including Bonaroo, Moontower, Jager’s Korn tour, Rock Star Energy Drink’s Mayhem Fest, Gathering of the Juggalos and Funny or Die’s Oddball Festival.  Jay has also recently been featured on This Is Not Happening with Ari ShaffirComedy Underground with Dave Attell, FX’s Louie, Showtime’s BillionsInside Amy Schumer, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. His first hour special, Big Jay Oakerson Live at Webster Hall will premiere on Comedy Central in 2016.

Jay recently released his second album with Comedy Central Records, The Crowdwork Sessions: What’s Your F@#king Deal?!Recorded in 2013 live at The Stand, it captures Jay’s raunchy, off-the-cuff essence with a full hour of crowdwork. It joins Jay’s first album, An American Storyteller, a one-hour onslaught of unbridled awesomeness and raunchy rock n’ roll hilarity recorded at Stand Up New York in 2009.

Jay is co-host of two wildly popular podcasts – “The Most Offensive Podcast on Earth” Legion of Skanks with Luis J. Gomez and Dave Smith and The SDR (Sex, Drugs & Rock & Roll) Show with Ralph Sutton.  He also the co-host’s of The Bonfire on Comedy Central Radio Sirius XM 95 alongside Dan Soder Mondays and Wednesdays 6-8pm EST.

Longtime fans of Jay’s will also remember him as Neil, the sexually ambiguous owner of a NYC rock club, on IFC’s Z-Rock, and from his appearances on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, Comedy Central Presents and Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. He’s wowed audiences at the  prestigious Just For Laughs Montreal festival an impressive four times, both on The Nasty Show and with his solo show, The American Storyteller. And he’s a fan favorite guest on Sirius XM’s Bennington (previously Ron & Fez)

 

 

Craig Shoemaker

An Evening With Craig Shoemaker: ‘The Lovemaster’

Named Comedian of the Year by the American Comedy Awards on ABC, Craig Shoemaker’s half-hour Comedy Central special has been voted by viewers as one of the network’s “Top 20” stand-up specials of all time.

Craig’s feature film credits include the box-office hit Scream 2, co-starring opposite Patrick Stewart in Safe House and his featured role opposite Daryl Hannah as her love interest in 2007’s Dark Honeymoon. Last year, Craig won Best Supporting Actor at the Elevate Film Festival. His own film The Lovemaster (with Farrah Fawcett), won “Best Film” honors at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival.

Craig began his career in his hometown of Philadelphia, where he honed his comedy and characters winning the “Best of Philly” Award while working as a bartender and attending Temple University. As a voiceover artist, Craig’s dead-on impression of Don Knotts was featured in the film Pleasantville (which he also played the narrator) and has voiced many hit animated series including Teamo Supremo, Monsters, and I M Weasel.

Craig’s small screen credits include his one-hour special on Comedy Central titled, The Lovemaster… Unzipped, co-hosting duties on HBO’s Comic Relief 2006, roles on numerous prime time series and he was actually Joy Behar’s first guest in her Comedy Corner on ABC’s The View.

As a scribe, Craig most recently wrote, produced and starred in Totally Baked, a movie which was conceived from his own son asking if his dad had ever smoked marijuana. The film was distributed worldwide by Universal and can be found in all major retail outlets, including WalMart. Totally Baked was asked to be a featured film in the Austin Film Festival, was nominated for the 2008 High Times “Stony Award,” and is ranked in the top ten on Hulu.com. Craig’s writing credits also include ABC’s Just The Ten of Us, and Real Funny. He also wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed one-man show, Who’s Your Daddy? at the Coronet Theater.

Inspired by his children, Craig has also published two hit children’s books, now in their third printing, entitled “What You Have Now…What Your Daddy Had Then” and “What You Have Now… What Your Mommy Had Then.”

Additionally, Craig has had his own nationally syndicated radio show, which after only ten months on the air, won the prestigious Communicator Award “Crystal” prize. Two of Craig’s stand-up comedy routines made it to the Top 10 list on XM Radio, with “Playing Army” ranking #1. His “Lovemaster” routine was voted Most Popular Comedy on XM Radio’s Big Schtick Awards.

In 2004, Craig opened a comedy compound and retail outlet inspired by his nonprofit organization LaughterHeals.org. The Laughter Store (www.thelaughterstore.com) is a place to find all things funny – pranks & gags, CDs, books, DVDs – anything to make you laugh!

Craig’s new stand-up DVD and CD, The Lovemaster… Unzipped was released by Universal worldwide in early 2008. The CD was featured on the front page of iTunes and was in the Billboard Top 20 for six straight weeks.

Inspired by laughter, Craig has created a new forum ‘Laughter Heals’ where he combines his

two decades of stand up into an uplifting seminar and humanistic forum to help those battling and suffering from cancer and other life-threatening diseases use the gift of laughter for self -healing universal wellness.

Currently, Craig is producing and writing a feature documentary called Live to Laugh along with Mark Harris (Crash, Gods & Monsters) and Dr. Michael Beckwith (The Secret, Oprah).

Tom Green

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18 and Over

You know Tom Green from his anything-goes run as the funniest, most unpredictable personality on MTV, and his unforgettable, deliciously loony roles in uproarious film comedies including “Road Trip” and “Freddy Got Fingered.”
Tom wrapped his 3rd season of “Tom Green Live” on Marc Cuban’s AXS TV at the end of 2014. The weekly 1 hour talk show has received great reviews. Each week Tom Green hosts one guest for an in-depth, hour long, one-on-one interview. Tom Green Live has featured guests including Steve Carell, Carl Reiner, Seth Green, Howie Mandel, Tony Hawk, Dan Rather, Richard Belzer, Buzz Aldrin and Bob Saget.
In the fall of 2013, Tom partnered with Beaus Brewery in Ottawa, ON to create The Tom Green Beer. The milk stout style was chosen as a tip of the hat to Tom Green’s bovine-related comic antics of the past. The Tom Green Beer was voted the winner of the prestigious Collaboration Nation competition at Session Craft Beer Festival in Toronto this past June.
In 2013 Tom launched the Tom Green Radio podcast. Each week Tom invites a guest for an indepth conversation on his weekly podcast. Since its launch it has consistently been one of the most downloaded podcasts on iTunes.
He’s graced the cover of Rolling Stone, commandeered the coveted guest-host chair on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” and conquered the World Wide Web with his free-wheeling, wildly popular internet talk show, “Tom Green’s House Tonight.”
Tom brought his unique brand of hilarity to the art of stand-up comedy in his one-hour comedy special, Tom Green Live, which taped last year at the Wilbur Theater in Boston. The special continues premiered on Showtime in early 2013 and continues to re-air on Showtime and is available on Netflix.
In 2012 Tom headlined at the world renowned Edinburgh Comedy Festival where he performed to sold-out audiences and received rave reviews. Experience one of the great comic minds in the field of entertainment, live and in person, when Tom Green takes the stage and provides non-stop laughter with his brilliantly cracked view of the world around him.

Louie Anderson

 

Iconic comedian Louie Anderson, the Critics’ Choice Award winner and three-time Emmy award winner, is one of the country’s most recognized and adored comics; named by Comedy Central as “One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time.” His career has spanned more than 30 years. He is a best-selling author, star of his own standup specials and sitcoms, and he continues to tour the country performing to standing room only crowds worldwide. In 2016, Louie was cast to co-star along with Zach Galifianakis and Martha Kelly in the hit FX series, “Baskets.” Anderson’s extraordinary new role is Christine Baskets, the matriarch of the Baskets clan. The character is based on both his mother and his five sisters, who were a major presence in his life.