The Stand NYC – Comedy Show, NYC
CHRISTIAN FINNEGAN, MIKE VECCHIONE, ARI SHAFFIR, SARAH TOLLEMACHE, GIBRAN SALEEM, AND MORE!8:00 PM
Mike 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.
The Stand NYC Comedy Club
When people think of the best comedy shows in NYC, they think of The Stand NYC. Located in the Gramercy area of NYC and voted “Best Comedy Club in NYC” by the New York Magazine and “Best New Venue” by Time Out New York, The Stand NYC has some of the highest quality comedy in all of New York. This newish comedy club has already reached legendary status here in NYC. The Stand NYC comedy club often features some of the biggest names in comedy including Louis CK, Dane Cook, Artie Lange, Bill Burr, Colin Quinn, Gilbert Gottfried, Janeane Garofalo, Nick DiPaolo and many more! The Stand NYC is inside of a two-story building that includes a fantastic restaurant upstairs and the main-attraction, where comedians perform their stand-up routines, downstairs. Unlike most NYC comedy clubs, there is no two-drink minimum and the food is phenomenal. The restaurant features a high-quality menu which includes shrimp tempura, grilled steak, burgers, seared tuna, and many other mouth-watering selections! The menu also includes a refreshing selection of cocktails, wines and beers. Prepare for a once in a lifetime experience at this NYC comedy club! The Stand NYC features the best of the best when it comes to food, location and entertainment. Go upstairs and have dinner before or after the show, indulge in the delicious drinks and laugh your socks off at the main-event. Critically acclaimed chef, Seth Levine, will be preparing your food in the upstairs section of The Stand. Both the upstairs and downstairs sections of The Stand NYC may be privately rented out for special events. This NYC comedy club is spacious enough to seat many people, unlike most comedy clubs, and the comedians are the best in the business. The Stand NYC is run by the management company Cringe Humor. This prestigious NYC comedy club is famous to have celebrity drop in on a regular basis and upholds a standard that every comedy club should aspire to be like. Attending a show at The Stand NYC is one of the most entertaining things to do in New York City. Shows are often sold out and tickets are usually hard to come by, so be sure to purchase them beforehand!