Bay Street Theatre's All Star Comedy Showcase & Ivy League of Comedy Set for 6/11 & 18
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by BWW News Desk
Sag Harbor, New York's Bay Street Theatre has announced two nights of comedy, beginning with THE ALL STAR COMEDY SHOWCASE on Monday, June 11 and continuing with THE IVY LEAGUE OF COMEDY on Monday, June 18. Both shows begin at 8 pm. Tickets are $25 per show and are available online at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500.
THE ALL STAR COMEDY SHOWCASE on Monday, June 11 will be hosted by Joseph Vecsey and will feature the hottest rising stars from The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central, Chelsea Lately and more. Featuring the comedy of Yannis Pappas, Kenny Garcia, Sergio Chicon, Kareem Green and Dawn B.
Joseph Vecsey is a fast rising talent in comedy. Vecsey hosts a podcast in which he discusses the art and business of comedy in a hilarious way with his guests that he has on each week on his talk show at http://www.podomatic.com/profile/josephvecsey. Also each podcast features an exclusive interview with well-known comics who discuss their career, processes, and how they develop their material.
Yannis Pappas was recently selected as a “New Face” for the prestigious showcase at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and his character Mr. Panos was featured on a Canadian Just For Laughs television special. His weekly podcast, “It Could Be Better”, with fellow co-host, comedian Nate Bargatze, can be accessed on iTunes or at www.itcouldbebetter.org.
Kenny Garcia has been busy tearing up stage in comedy clubs across the States. Be sure to come out watch for this talented comedian.
Sergio Chicon was born and raised in New York City’s Lower East Side. Sergio was featured Comedy Central’s Funasticos & Comedy Central’s Los LOL, MTV TR3S, Miami Comedy Festival, SITV, Comedy Net, BET on Blast, and performed at the Comedy Café in Amsterdam.
Kareem Green is a multi-faceted entertainer and comedian whose talents include stand-up, improv, acting, writing, and dancing. As a three-time champion at Showtime at the Apollo, Green’s relatable comedic style has earned him television appearances on BET and NBC. Green has also been featured at New York’s finest Comedy Clubs, including Caroline’s on Broadway, Laugh Factory, and Comic Strip. He has received national recognition in nationwide comedy competitions such as Comedy Central’s Laugh Riots and The Salem Orb Contest. He performs throughout New York, Chicago and Europe.
Dawn B takes no prisoners - front row beware. This feisty lady originally from Chicago but now hailing from Brooklyn, New York. By standing out in New York's congested comedy scene, Dawn has achieved much where so many others have failed. Dawn B's delivers real talk through real comedy covering subjects from a females view point… from being single to relationships with men.
THE IVY LEAGUE OF COMEDY on Monday, June 18 will be hosted by emcee Shaun Eli and will feature the stand-up fun with Myq Kaplan, Joe DeVito and Dan Naturman as seen on The Tonight Show, David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Craig Ferguson, and Comedy Central.
Shaun Eli has been called one of the smartest comics in the country by Reader's Digest. His clean, clever comedy is featured on Sirius XM Satellite Radio and he has been profiled on CBS Radio Business News. He is also a frequent contributor to the opening monologue of Tonight Show’s host Jay Leno, who has cited one of Shaun's jokes as an example of the type of "smart comedy" which he's happy to include in his opening monologue. You can find Shaun's jokes, stand-up video, comedic essays and biography on his web site www.BrainChampagne.com, where his slogan "Brain Champagne: Clever Comedy for Smart Minds " rings true.
Dan Naturman began performing stand-up comedy several years ago in, believe it or not, law school. After graduation he decided to devote himself to stand-up full time. Dan's charming combination of self-deprecation and outright grouchiness has had audiences howling from coast to coast and has earned him spots on The Tonight Show, Late Show with David Letterman and The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson as well as his own Comedy Central Presents special.
Myq Kaplan (pronounced “Mike Kaplan”) made his network television debut on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien and has since gone on to appear on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson and in his own half-hour Comedy Central Presents: Myq Kaplan special. Most recently, he was a Top 5 finalist on the most recent season of Last Comic Standing. For more bragging, check out www.myqkaplan.com, or ask his grandmother.
Joe DeVito will bring his talents to Sag Harbor. After spending a decade as a journalist and advertising writer, Joe gave into his coworker's demands to try performing so he could find fame, while they finally got some work done. Joe's TV appearances include The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, and a semi-finalist turn on season five of Last Comic Standing. His savage wit has also made him an in-demand panelist on shows like Chelsea Lately, CNN's Headline News, Animal Planet's Wild 100, and a regular guest on Red Eye.
For tickets call the box office at 631-725-9500 or log on to www.baystreet.org.
Bay Street Theatre is a not-for-profit regional theater presenting new, classic and contemporary works, with a commitment to challenging and entertaining our diverse community. This commitment extends to innovative educational programs that highlight the power of live theater. It is our mission to be an artistic haven for an extended family of artists and audience, while continuing to provide a gathering place to share in the unique collective theatrical experience.