Comedy Club

July 15-16, 2022

DOUGIE ALMEIDA

Hailing from Queens, New York, Dougie Almeida spent most of his adult life as a corporate presenter for one of the largest financial planning firms in the country. His specialty was taking lifeless insurance presentations and transforming them into works of comic art. In his spare time, he fought as an ISKA Heavyweight Muay Thai Kick boxer, retiring at 10-0 and earning the title “Always Dangerous”. So, what do you get when you cross an inventive corporate executive with a retired kick boxer? A stand-up comedian, of course!

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Hailing from Queens, New York, Dougie Almeida spent most of his adult life as a corporate presenter for one of the largest financial planning firms in the country.  His specialty was taking lifeless insurance presentations and transforming them into works of comic art.  In his spare time, he fought as an ISKA Heavyweight Muay Thai Kick boxer, retiring at 10-0 and earning the title “Always Dangerous”.  So, what do you get when you cross an inventive corporate executive with a retired kick boxer?  A stand-up comedian, of course!

Winner of Improv’s New Faces of Comedy & participant in Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, Gilda’s Laugh Fest, SLO Comedy Festival, Laugh Your Asheville Comedy Fest. & Boston Comedy Festival.  Semi Finalist in Cleveland Comedy Festival 2013, Laughlin Laughfest 2014 & Finalist in World Series of Comedy Main Event 2015.   Recently, Dougie appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on the segment, “Wall of America”.  Prior to taking the stage, Dougie gauges his audience, reaches into his vault and prepares his onslaught of humor.  Once on stage, he delivers blow after blow of hilarity, hitting the audience with punch line after punch line.  His wit and stage presence is second to none. One thing is always certain – Dougie Almeida will KNOCK YOU OUT!  Dougie Almeida is Always Funny, Always Professional, and yes, Always Dangerous.

Opener: ANDREW FRANK

July 22-23, 2022

PHILLIP KOPCZYNSKI

Born and raised in the mountains of eastern Washington, Phillip Kopczynski started comedy at age 11 doing pratfalls to make his Down Syndrome sister laugh. Now he’s a reluctant nice guy and father who just wants to occasionally play in the wilderness and regularly make city-dwellers laugh.  Phillip worked in corporate America for 10 years before beginning his comedy career, which wound him right back in the corporate world where he has performed for Red Lion Hotels, Godfathers Franchise groups, Altria, IPH, Bunzl, Pacific Steel, and many other companies in US and Canada.

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Born and raised in the mountains of eastern Washington, Phillip Kopczynski started comedy at age 11 doing pratfalls to make his Down Syndrome sister laugh. Now he’s a reluctant nice guy and father who just wants to occasionally play in the wilderness and regularly make city-dwellers laugh.  Phillip worked in corporate America for 10 years before beginning his comedy career, which wound him right back in the corporate world where he has performed for Red Lion Hotels, Godfathers Franchise groups, Altria, IPH, Bunzl, Pacific Steel, and many other companies in US and Canada.

He has placed First and Second at World Series of Comedy Satellites, won Valleyfest Clean Comedy Competition, and has performed from Vancouver BC to Orlando, Florida. Venue owners have deemed him funny enough to work with Dennis Miller, Bert Kreischer, Sarah Colonna, Tim Meadows, Jay Mohr, Jubal Flagg, Dan Cummins, and many famous and semi-famous people.

Phillip has been seen in commercials for Goodwill along with the very popular Barats and Beretta YouTube Channel (120M views).

He is the author of the novel Freedom Weed and sketch comedy collection Comedy with Friends.

Opener: RICHIE AFLLEJE

July 29-30, 2022

REX NAVARETTE

Rex Navarrete remains to be a one of the hardest working, relatively unknown American comedians today though he’s performed alongside notable national headliners as George Lopez, Russell Peters, Ali Wong, among others over the past three decades. He does plan to release many more comedy albums on CD and live DVDs under his label for fans to enjoy.

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Rex Navarrete remains to be a one of the hardest working, relatively unknown American comedians today though he’s performed alongside notable national headliners as George Lopez, Russell Peters, Ali Wong, among others over the past three decades. He does plan to release many more comedy albums on CD and live DVDs under his label for fans to enjoy. His most popular DVD, “Badass Madapaka”, was filmed in front of a sold-out crowd at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles. Currently he travels internationally throughout Asia, Europe, Australia, Canada and for the US Armed Forces bringing his brand of “Pinoy” humor to a wider audience. You may have seen him on “Lopez Tonight”, “Live at Gotham”, “MyxTV” and “MTV Philippines”. Most recently, he launched his new podcast, “The Flip Chronicles”, where he sits down with notable and not yet discovered Filipinos from around the globe in conversation. The future seems to only give him the chance to connect with a larger audience that is now finally getting the opportunity to experience the changing face of American stand-up comedy.

Opener: KEVIN YOUNG

August 5-6, 2022

DWAYNE GILL

A Marine, A Cop and A Comic! Dwayne Gill is a triple threat!

Feeling his career as a police officer was way too serious for someone considered funny since birth; Dwayne found an outlet for his humor when he first stepped onto a comedy stage at the Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase in 1993. After only two performances, he joined the ranks of professional comedians with his first paid booking at Gadzooks Comedy Club. A native of Detroit Michigan and a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc, Dwayne is taking the comedy world by storm.

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Feeling his career as a police officer was way too serious for someone considered funny since birth; Dwayne found an outlet for his humor when he first stepped onto a comedy stage at the Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase in 1993. After only two performances, he joined the ranks of professional comedians with his first paid booking at Gadzooks Comedy Club.  A native of Detroit Michigan and a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc, Dwayne is taking the comedy world by storm.

“Right then I knew comedy was what I was here on earth for,” he laughs. “And I’d much rather take laughter than a bullet any time.”

Dwayne’s topics range from current events, men and women relationships to the crazy situations he’s encountered as a police officer. As an actor, Dwayne has appeared in the ABC crime drama Detroit 1-8-7, and the movie “Crave”. He recently shot a pilot for a new sitcom starring him called “Joe vs Joe.”

Dwayne has shared the stage with Louis Anderson, Tim Allen and has opened for the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin.  Dwayne Gill is one of the fastest rising comedians on the national scene today.

Dwayne has appeared in numerous comedy festivals and corporate events around the country.  If you have never met a cop with a sense of humor, then it’s obvious you haven’t met Dwayne!

Opener: JAMES ULOTH

August 12-13, 2022

RIO HILLMAN

Born in Chicago raised in WI, comedian Rio Hillman arrived on the comedy scene over a decade ago. With his Midwestern charm & like ability he brings the audience into his world punchline by punchline.

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Born in Chicago raised in WI, comedian Rio Hillman arrived on the comedy scene over a decade ago. With his Midwestern charm & like ability he brings the audience into his world punchline by punchline. He believes that subtlety and timing are key principals to building a crowd up to the punch line. To him, it’s nothing new to find humor throughout the stress of everyday life. His comedy has been seen through the Midwest as well as up and down the West Coast.

Opener: MIKE KRASNER

August 19-20, 2022

DAN GABRIEL

Dan Gabriel got bit by the comedy bug early in life. Dan grew up immersed in the world famous San Francisco comedy scene where his mom took him to comedy shows when he was just in grade school. While other kids were trading Garbage Pail Kids, Dan was trying to make his friends listen to Steve Martin albums on his travel case record player.

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Dan Gabriel got bit by the comedy bug early in life. Dan grew up immersed in the world famous San Francisco comedy scene where his mom took him to comedy shows when he was just in grade school. While other kids were trading Garbage Pail Kids, Dan was trying to make his friends listen to Steve Martin albums on his travel case record player.

In college, he stepped up on stage for the first time and was instantly hooked. Ignoring his studies, Dan spent his nights at any open mic night or comedy event he could find. After graduation he began opening for his heroes like Dave Chappelle, Mitch Hedberg and George Lopez. Since then Dan has worked his way from opening act to nationally touring headliner.

Now considered a veteran jokesmith, Dan has appeared on CBS’s Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Showtime, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, CBS’s Star Search, NBC’s Late Friday just to name a few. He was an award winning writer for Thugs on Film on BBC America and the Winner of the L.A. Take Out Comedy Competition. Take Out opened the doors for Dan to co-develop and host the hit first season of Asia Street Comedy, on AZN TV. Today you can hear his podcast, “The Best Medicine” on iTunes as well as his two critically acclaimed comedy albums, “Giant Robot” and “Baby For Sale.”

Opener: DJ KAMOFLAGE

August 26-27, 2022

PATRICK GARRITY

Patrick Garrity is comedic composer who has orchestrated symphonies of laughter with a versatility on stage that makes him an easy fit for any audience. Recent performances include HBO’s “Aspen Comedy Festival”, CBS’s “Comedy Night School”, and E!’s “Talk Soup” Starting Comedy at an early age, Patrick has developed into a veteran of the road. His comedy has earned him a reputation as a talented comic with a bright future from club owners and audiences alike.

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Patrick Garrity is comedic composer who has orchestrated symphonies of laughter with a versatility on stage that makes him an easy fit for any audience. Recent performances include HBO’s “Aspen Comedy Festival”, CBS’s “Comedy Night School”, and E!’s “Talk Soup” Starting Comedy at an early age, Patrick has developed into a veteran of the road. His comedy has earned him a reputation as a talented comic with a bright future from club owners and audiences alike.

Opener: DEECE CASILLES

September 2-3, 2022

KEITH NELSON

Keith has been making people laugh in all fifty states—and all over the world—for more than a quarter of a century. He has appeared on Entertainment Tonight and Hulu’s Comedy Time. Apart from being a great comedian, Keith Ross is also a director, co-writer and star of Electives. He can be seen on Amazon Prime’s Not for Nothin’ which he co-writes, co-stars, and is executive producer.

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Keith has been making people laugh in all fifty states—and all over the world—for more than a quarter of a century. He has appeared on Entertainment Tonight and  Hulu’s Comedy Time. Apart from being a great comedian, Keith Ross is also a director, co-writer and star of Electives. He can be seen on Amazon Prime’s Not for Nothin’ which he co-writes, co-stars, and is executive producer.

He has appeared in hit independent movies like Mobsters and Mormons and The R.M. In 2011, Keith was featured in the Who’s Who. There are articles on him in popular publications such as New York Weekly, L.A. Wire, U.S. News, Los Angeles Times, U.S. Reporter, Entertainment Monthly News, the Daily News, and many more.

Keith is also a very talented athlete who held the Masters High Jump record in his age group for seven years (2000-2007). In 1998 he finished second in the Masters World Championships and he has won three National Championships in Masters High-Jumping. He was ranked #1 in 2000 for outdoor high-jumping and in 2006 for indoor high-jumping. He also has a third-degree black-belt in Kung-Fu and is working towards his fourth-degree.

Opener: DAVE O’CALLANS

September 9-10, 2022

JOE HILL

Bronx NY Native Joe Hill is a stand up comedian, writer and actor currently generating a buzz on the NATIONAL comedy scene. Joe has played at various comedy clubs NATIONALLY AS WELL AS CURRENTLY HEADLINING HIS OWN NATIONAL COMEDY TOUR titled “this is Joe Hill”.

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Bronx NY Native Joe Hill is a stand up comedian, writer and actor currently generating a buzz on the NATIONAL comedy scene. Joe has played at various comedy clubs NATIONALLY AS WELL AS CURRENTLY HEADLINING HIS OWN NATIONAL COMEDY TOUR titled “this is Joe Hill”.

He’s been selected by multiple festivals including the Harlem Comedy Festival, Oak City Comedy Festival, New York Comedy Festival, and Baltimore Comedy Festival.

Joe’s comedic style is reminiscent of Sinbad and Bill Bellamy. His inspiration comes from Iconic legends like Red Foxx, Robert Townsend, and Martin Lawrence.

Joe WAS RECENTLY featured on FOX SOul’s The MIKE AND DONNY SHOW Broadcasted nationally. It can be seen on demand. Joe can be seen on BNC (BLACK NEWS CHANNEL) featured on FRIDAY FUNNIES WITH JOE HILL.

Joe has also been seen and featured on networks like Netflix, CW11, and REVOLT TV.

Joe released his 4th comedy EP “Joe HIll: Back For The FIRST TIME” streaming on ALL DIGITAL PLATFORMS EVERYWHERE.

Joe is also the host and producer of the Afterthought POdcast streaming on all platforms.

Opener: BRENDAN GAY

September 16-17, 2022

KEY LEWIS

Sacramento California born Key Lewis is a high energy, improvisational, storytelling, multiple-personality nutcase! His love for the people and hunger for the stage is his undying motivation.

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Sacramento California born Key Lewis is a high energy, improvisational, storytelling, multiple-personality nutcase! His love for the people and hunger for the stage is his undying motivation.

His comedic stories about his childhood, family, and unusual views on relationships, make Key simply a joy to watch. His ability to improvise and interact with all types of crowds makes this up and coming comic and actor one to look out for. Key has a Special on Dry Bar Comedy called Half Black Half White Looks Mexican, appeared on Marlon Wayans TBS’s Funniest Wins, Starz Networks StaannDup, Kevin Harts One Mic Stand as well as Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes!

Key is an active member of the Gi’s Of Comedy and all veteran comedy group, who tours all over the world performing for our service members. Key says, chase your dream, always know your audience; don’t act funny, be funny; don’t be a dick; don’t worry about the quantity of your material but the quality; the sooner you create a relationship with your crowd, the better you will be.

Opener: STEPH SANDERS

September 23-24, 2022

ROY HABER

Born In Israel, Roy had your average beginning. Then, as if the confusion of
his roots wouldn’t eventually turn this little fella into a skewed man, his parents
pulled a mean trick… deciding to raise him in Kentucky.
Pursuing the profession of Stand-up Comedy was only inevitable.

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Born In Israel, Roy had your average beginning. Then, as if the confusion of
his roots wouldn’t eventually turn this little fella into a skewed man, his parents
pulled a mean trick… deciding to raise him in Kentucky.

Pursuing the profession of Stand-up Comedy was only inevitable.

Whether it’s making fun of his height (5’2), tackling personal issues, slamming
an analytical magnifying glass on world events and society in general, or
sharing a story from his travels – Roy’s comedy is live, direct, and playfully
honest.

Fan’s rave of his wit, and all who have seen him appreciate his will to speak
his mind. Though he often leads his audience to the very edge, he shows
great tact in realizing where it is and attempts to tread past the threshold only
when necessary and never for the cheap, yet often sought-after “shock value”
laugh. His set material focuses on self-deprecation, hypocrisy in politics (is
that redundant?), double standards in culture, and his ability for story telling of
topics that all audience members can enjoy. Not only will Roy’s show have
you doubled over with laughter, but it will also undoubtedly move you to
thought and reason. No, really…
Roy has performed throughout the USA, Canada, and for the United States
troops, both abroad and on U.S. soil. He’s shared the stage with the likes of
Jim Breuer, Tommy Davidson, Don Rickles, Kevin Nealon, Iliza Shlesinger,
Tom Arnold, Tim Wilson, Tom Green, and many more. He was also a semi
finalist in the prestigious International San Francisco Comedy Competition
(past competitors include: Robin Williams, Ellen DeGeneres, Sinbad and
Dana Carvey, to name a few). He was also recently a participant in the San
Luis Obispo (SLO) Comedy Festival. So, come on out to the show, warm up
your face muscles, and prepare your tear ducts for an evening of hilarity.
You’ll be sure to have BIG fun with this little dude!

Opener: MAXMILLIAN LOCKWOODS

September 30 – October 1, 2022

GABE RUTLEDGE

A past winner of both the Seattle International Comedy Competition and The Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta, Gabriel has made numerous television appearances including Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, Nickelodeon’s Nickmom Night Out, Laughs on FOX, and Inside Joke with Asif Ali streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

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A past winner of both the Seattle International Comedy Competition and The Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta, Gabriel has made numerous television appearances including Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, Nickelodeon’s Nickmom Night Out, Laughs on FOX, and Inside Joke with Asif Ali streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Gabriel has performed at the HBO/TBS Comedy Festival in Las Vegas, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland Oregon, and the Great American Comedy Festival held in Johnny Carson’s home town of Norfolk Nebraska.

Gabriel has released 4 albums including his most recent “Good Luck in Court” which debuted at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts. He is also the author of the book “Happiness Isn’t Funny”

Opener: DAVE DEVITO