Stand Comedy Club and Restaurant
Stand Comedy Club and Restaurant “Best Comedy Club in NYC”. Time Out New York’s. “Best New Venue”
Mike Vecchione, Dan St. Germain, Marina Franklin, Sherrod Small, Paul Virzi, and more! Fri, January 17, 2014 8:00 PM (Doors open at 07:30 PM) 16 & over
Michael Vecchione: Born in Youngstown, Ohio and raised Italian American and Catholic. My father was involved in a family business and my mother was/is an elementary school teacher. As a family, we moved back and forth between northeast Ohio and South Florida throughout my childhood. Started playing contact football at age 9 in Florida and wrestling at age 13 in Ohio. My senior year of high school I placed second in the Florida AAA State Tournament and went on to college at Pennsylvania State University where I wrestled in 1991-1992 and tutored student athletes. Moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1995 with my bachelors degree in criminal justice. Began work counseling adjudicated teens and children with mental health issues. Started teaching special education in the Philadelphia School District in 1998. Received my masters in Special Education in 2001 from Cabrini College and continued to teach in both public school and residential school settings. Started stand up comedy in 2000 and moved to New York City in 2003. Was the 1983 and 1984 Spelling Bee runner up at Pine Grove Elementary School. I failed to advance to the national bee in Washington D.C. because of the complexity of the word roothless, which I still spell with two o’s.
Dan St. Germain: Dan’s a regular on Best Week Ever and has a half hour Comedy Central standup special coming out this spring. He’s been seen on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, John Oliver’s NY Standup Show, The Electric Company, and a bunch of other basic and not so basic cable shows… Don’t watch his drunken racist rant on Logo. He was going through a hard time. He’s the creator and star of the web series Kicking Dan Out featured on My Damn Channel and has his own podcast called My Dumb Friends co-hosted by friend and lover Sean Donnelly. He’s appeared as a guest on WTF with Marc Maron, as a “New Face” at The Montreal Comedy Festival, and in a Super Bowl commercial with Howard Stern. His “cat guy” joke was selected as one of the twenty best jokes about NY, a list which included Woody Allen. Dan’s album Bad at The Good Times comes out on A Special Thing Records this year. Buy it so he doesn’t have to return to a life of crime. “St. Germain has a playful, freewheeling sensibility that sends the audience tumbling through daydreams of his design” -Time Out New York