Johnny Rizzo & Guests
Dates: 09-04-2015 - 09-05-2015

JOHNNY RIZZO & GUESTS

The Comedy Works - 388 Broadway - Saratoga Springs, NY (next door to Circus Cafe) 

LABOR DAY WEEKEND - September 4th & September 5th 

7:30pm & 10:00pm Friday (Dinner & Show at 6pm)

7:30pm & 10:00pm Saturday (Dinner & Show at 6pm)

Tickets - $15.00 per person advance, $20.00 day of show

Dinner & Show - $39.95 advance, $44.95 day of show (plus tax & tip)

Full bar service & light fare menu at your table before & during the show.

 

Where do you begin the task of trying to describe Johnny Rizzo?  The elastic faces, the flopping limbs, the silly, googly eyes…he’s got you in stitches and he hasn’t even opened his mouth yet!  And once that happens, you’re gone.  At the end of the night, your face hurts – literally – from the constant laughter.  He has earned the nickname, “The Rubber-Faced Comedian.”

Part old school (think Red Skelton, Jerry Lewis, Danny Kaye) intertwined with his own unique observations on everyday life, Johnny Rizzo has been cracking up audiences around the country for over 30 years.  Born in raised in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Johnny cut his comedy teeth in some of the most hallowed clubs in New York City, including Catch a Rising Star, Caroline’s, Dangerfield’s and The Comic Strip.  Before long, Johnny was opening all over the country for superstars including Jay Leno, Richard Belzer, Dennis Miller, Tommy Chong, Joan Rivers, “Weird” Al Yankovic, Ray Charles, Little Anthony and the Imperials, The Mamas and the Papas, Pat Cooper and Henny Youngman.
Johnny has headlined across the country at The Bitter End in NYC, the Borgota Casino in Atlantic City, the Riviera and Sun Coast casinos in Las Vegas and at all the major comedy clubs, including Madison Square Garden.  He has appeared on numerous television programs including NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Fox’s 30 Seconds to Fame, A & E Comedy on the Road and The Joan Lunden Show. He also received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Achievement – Performance Artist, for the acclaimed CPTV comedy special, Hot Summer Nights.  He also hosted his own public-access talk and variety show, The Johnny Rizzo Show.

Johnny has also toured the country as part of Jim Labriola’s Night of 1000 Guidos comedy revue show.  He continues to perform hundreds of shows per year.  “I’m a road monkey,” says Johnny, “I’m paying off my car with jokes.”

He has appeared in numerous television commercials and also appeared in feature films. Johnny is currently the host of ESOTERICA with Johnny Rizzo, a offbeat radio program now available for free downloads on iTunes.  


Appearing At:
The Comedy Works - Saratoga, NY
Tickets: $15.00 In Advance, $20.00 Day of the Show
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Mike Speirs & Guests
Dates: 09-11-2015 - 09-12-2015

An evening with MIKE SPEIRS & Guests

Friday September 11th and Saturday September 12th

Shows at 7:30pm & 9:30pm each night - Dinner & Show package at 6:00pm each night (reservations required for Dinner & Show).

Dinner & Show - $39.95 in advance, $44.95 day of show

Admission only - $15.00 in advance, $20.00 day of show

Full bar service and light fare menu available at your table both before and during the show.

The Comedy Works - 500 Northern Blvd - Albany, NY

 

Mike Speirs is a very funny NYC based comedian whose likeability and storytelling ability allows him to connect with any audience. On stage Mike examines who he is, what he was, and what he hopes to become. Now in his mid 30's, Mike is coming to grips with being a full fledged adult. Whether he is reminiscing about his days as a heavy drinking party boy, discussing the joy and pain that was his career as a public school teacher, or lamenting over his failure with the fairer sex and his inability to regain the slender physique he never had, Mike's act is fresh, honest, and very funny.  


Appearing At:
The Comedy Works Show Room - Albany, NY
Tickets: $15.00 In Advance, $20.00 Day of the Show
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Mike Speirs & Guests
Dates: 09-11-2015 - 09-12-2015

The Comedy Works welcomes MIKE SPEIRS!  388 Broadway - Saratoga Springs (next door to Circus Cafe).

SHOWS - Friday September 11th at 7:30pm & Saturday September 12th at 7:30pm

Prices - 

Admission only $15 advance ($20 day of show).  

Dinner & Show package - seats at 6:00pm - $39.95 advance ($44.95 day of show) 

Full bar service and light fare menu available both before and during the show.  Run time approx 90 minutes.

Mike Speirs is a very funny NYC based comedian whose likeability and storytelling ability allows him to connect with any audience. On stage Mike examines who he is, what he was, and what he hopes to become. Now in his mid 30's, Mike is coming to grips with being a full fledged adult. Whether he is reminiscing about his days as a heavy drinking party boy, discussing the joy and pain that was his career as a public school teacher, or lamenting over his failure with the fairer sex and his inability to regain the slender physique he never had, Mike's act is fresh, honest, and very funny. 

 


Appearing At:
The Comedy Works - Saratoga, NY
Tickets: $15.00 In Advance, $20.00 Day of the Show
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COMEDY WORKS STAND-UP CLASSES - REGISTER TODAY!
Dates: 09-12-2015

Interested in becoming a Stand-Up Comedian? Want to figure out where to start, or how to improve what you've already got? If so, this is the class you've been waiting for. CLASSES BEGIN SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12th, 2015.

Classes run for SIX consecutive weeks from 1pm to 4pm and the next session's dates are:

  • Saturday September 12th, 2015
  • Saturday September 19th, 2015
  • Saturday September 26th, 2015
  • Saturday October 3rd, 2015
  • Saturday October 10th, 2015
  • Saturday October 17th, 2015
  • Thursday October 22th, 2015 - Graduation Show 6pm - Open to public
Registration is $300.00 and includes all courses, homework and graduation show.  
 
Space is limited to 12 students. 

For more info: http://www.thecomedyworks.com


Appearing At:
The Comedy Works - Stand Up Classes
Tickets: $300.00 In Advance, $300.00 Day of the Show
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RON JOSOL & Guests
Dates: 09-18-2015 - 09-19-2015

An evening with RON JOSOL & Guests

Friday September 18th and Saturday September 19th

Shows at 7:30pm & 9:30pm each night - Dinner & Show package at 6:00pm each night (reservations required for Dinner & Show).

Dinner & Show - $39.95 in advance, $44.95 day of show

Admission only - $15.00 in advance, $20.00 day of show

Full bar service and light fare menu available at your table both before and during the show.

The Comedy Works - 500 Northern Blvd - Albany, NY

 

 

Ron Josol represents the new generation of comedy. With his modish comedy style and commanding stage presence, he is one of the hottest acts today.

He performs regularly in Canada, the United States, the Pacific Islands, the Persian Gulf, Asia, Central America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East.

In his second year as a comedian, Josol won the Craven A’s Funniest Home Grown Competition for the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in 2000. Since then, he has been performing in festivals such as the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, International Comedy Fest 2k8, the Orange County Comedy Festival, and the LOL Comedy Festival in Hollywood, California.

Indubitably the most recognizable Asian comedian in Canada, Josol was profiled on the Comedy Network, ABS–CBN in Asia, Showtime Dubai, CBC, Discovery Channel, Echo TV, OMNI 1&2, MTV Canada, and recently, the Biography Channel Canada.

He has hosted his own television series on the new OMNI.2 Network called Flip. He produced, co-wrote, and starred as the lead of a short film based on his true story entitled Rolling Longaniza, which aired on the CBC zFlicks. He has written and performed on the MuchMusic hit show Video on Trial and MuchMoreMusic.

Josol has taped numerous stand up comedy specials in his career. He first achieved his own comedy special in 2000, Comedy Now!, on the CTV/Comedy Network. He has been featured in ABS-CBN’s SlantEd Comedy taped at the San Jose Improv and recently recorded two comedy specials produced by Showtime Dubai. In January 2009, Hollywood producers took notice and gave him the opportunity to film his first United States national spot in the LOL Comedy Festival on Showtime USA. 

 


Appearing At:
The Comedy Works Show Room - Albany, NY
Tickets: $15.00 In Advance, $20.00 Day of the Show
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Eric McMahon & Guests
Dates: 09-18-2015 - 09-19-2015

An evening with Eric McMahon & Guests

Friday September 18th & Saturday September 19th

The Comedy Works - 388 Broadway - Saratoga Springs, NY

Shows at 7:30p each night.

Dinner & Show package at 6:00p each night (advance purchase required)

Tickets - $15.00 in advance, $20.00 day of show

Dinner & Show tickets - $39.95 in advance, $44.95 day of show

If you’ve ever wondered what life would be like if a type-A, high strung, alpha male wound up raising three daughters, then look no further than a night of informative comedy with Eric McMahon.  You will understand the struggle of trying to keep a marriage “blissful” after 20 years, trying to keep the high school boys away from his daughters and protecting their innocence, and dealing with an aging body that simply doesn’t function like the well oiled machine it used to be. 

 

His upbeat, energetic delivery and his versatility to work blue or squeaky clean, has made him a favorite all over the country.  This is demonstrated by the fact that he has recently opened for both Ray Romano and Andrew “Dice” Clay.

 

In the past few years, Eric has pitched a sitcom to CBS, starred in an off-off Broadway drama called “The Chill on Lake St. Clair”, hosts a weekly radio show called “What’s Your Problem?”, played Billy Flynn in a Broadway review of "Chicago", and is one of the writers and performers in Jim Florentine’s comedy sketches on HBO’s “Inside the NFL”.

 

He is a well rounded performer doing family comedy at its best.  If you don’t appreciate your life as a care free single 25 year old, you certainly will after spending the night with Eric.

 


Appearing At:
The Comedy Works - Saratoga, NY
Tickets: $15.00 In Advance, $20.00 Day of the Show
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BIG SKY COUNTRY
Dates: 09-24-2015

COUNTRY NIGHT CONTINUES WITH:

BIG SKY COUNTRY & KEVIN RICHARDS

Thursday September 24th, 2015 

Dance lessons from 7-9, Big Sky Country from 9 to close

Tickets - $5 advance, $5 day of show

Full bar service and light fare menu available

The Newberry Music Hall - 388 Broadway - Saratoga Springs, NY  


Appearing At:
Newberry Music Hall
Tickets: $5.00 In Advance, $5.00 Day of the Show
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MONSTER ENERGY OUTBREAK COMEDY TOUR presents CHRIS DISTEFANO
Dates: 09-25-2015

MONSTER ENERGY OUTBREAK COMEDY TOUR presents:

CHRIS DISTEFANO (as seen on MTVs "Guy Code")

ONE NIGHT ONLY - FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 2015

Shows - 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Admission Only - $20.00 advance, $25.00 day of show

Dinner & Show Package - $44.95 advance, $49.95 day of show

Full bar service & light fare menu available

The Comedy Works - 500 Northern Blvd - Albany, NY (next to Albany Memorial Hospital

Described as a high energy comic, Chris Distefano acts out a variety of characters derived from his life, typically leaving you on the edge of your seat wondering: "Who the hell is that he's talking about?" Chris has worked at all of the top comedy clubs across New York City including, but not limited to, Gotham Comedy Club, Carolines on Broadway and The Comic Strip. Chris still lives in Brooklyn, NY with his Mom (punch line).

Chris has a Bachelors degree in Psychology to impress his mom's friends and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy to impress his mom's friend's moms. That kind of thinking got him on the SNY network as the host of the Fencing Masters at Hammerstein Ballroom. It also got him all the way to the Elite 8 of the March Madness Comedy Competition at the world famous Carolines on Broadway (two years in a row). Chris also was selected to headline Carolines on Broadway Breakout Artist Series and was selected as a finalist in the New York Comedy Festival. Chris has opened up for comedy legends such as Richard Lewis, Gilbert Gottfried and Artie Lange. Chris has been heard on Sirius XM radio, is a regular on MTV2's "Guy Code" and his left elbow was featured on a national Subway commercial. It's a good elbow. When he's not making witty remarks or transforming into various personas on stage, you can find him stretching people's hamstrings and getting yelled at to clean his room.

 


Appearing At:
The Comedy Works Show Room - Albany, NY
Tickets: $20.00 In Advance, $25.00 Day of the Show
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Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra
Dates: 09-26-2015 - 10-31-2015 - 11-28-2015

THE LAST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT THE NEWBERRY MUSIC HALL: 

ALEX TORRES & HIS LATIN ORCHESTRA

DOORS AT 9:00PM - SHOW AT 9:30PM

TICKETS - $8.00 IN ADVANCE, $10.00 DAY OF SHOW 

388 BROADWAY - SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 

 

ALEX TORRES & HIS LATIN ORCHESTRA

Formed October 1980 in Amsterdam, NY, this 12 piece orchestra is led by the Bronx-born bassist Alex Torres.  They have been presented by hundreds of festivals, performing arts centers and events annually to perform their original blend of Afro-Caribbean rhythms such as Salsa, Merengue, Cha-cha, Bomba, Plena and Latin Jazz.

The Orchestra has been the recipient of numerous awards including the New England Cultural Arts Preservation Award, the New York State Music Achievement Award, the Schenectady League of Arts Award, The Governor´s Excellence in Arts Award, The NAACP Albany Chapter Award and Metroland Magazine´s “Best Of Award” for seven consecutive years.

Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra have performed for President Bill and Hillary Clinton at the New York State Democratic Convention and also for New York Governor's George Pataki and Eliot Spitzer's Inauguration. They have shared the stage and billings with such major acts as Tito Puente, Tito Puente Jr., Eddie Palmieri, Andy Montañez, Los Hermanos Moreno, Arturo Sandoval, Luis “Perico” Ortiz, Ray Barretto, Jane Burnette & The Spirits Of Havana, Larry Harlowe, Jose Alberto "El Canario," Brenda K. Starr, Tito Nieves, Jerry Gónzalez & The Fort Apache Band, King Changó, Branford Marsalis, The Count Basie and Woody Herman Orchestras.

The group is also registered with the Arts-In-Education Program of New York State. This program brings the orchestra into schools to showcase and explain the music, instruments and rhythms associated with their music.

 Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra also have been featured on television commercials for The Albany Times Union Newspaper, they wrote and performed the music for the PBS weekly program " Made in New York", and twice performed for Time Warner’s music series, Sounding Board. Ther music has also been featured in the motion pictures "Slammin' Salmon," "Old Dogs," "Broken City," "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby," "Guten Tag Ramon"  and the made for TV movie "Unanswered Prayers." Also on the TV series, "Ugly Betty,"  "The Glades,"  two Fox TV series "Human Target,"  "The Finder," Miami's The Color Splash,"  "Road To The Kentucky Derby," "Quiero Mis Quinces,"  "Mistresses," "Breaking Amish"  & also the featured sound tracks on the video games "Tropico 3, 4 & Tropico 5."

 

Alex Torres - band leader, bass, vocals

Abe Sanchez-Piano

Robert Lopez-Tres, vocals

Wilo Rodriguez - lead vocalist

Todd Fabozzi - congas

Angel  Dueño - timbales, guira, vocals

Miguel Santiago - bongo

Jon Bronk - lead trumpet

Terry Gordon - trumpet

Fred Young - trumpet                                                                

Javier Carrazana - trumpet

Eric Ciarmello - saxophone

Ken Olsen - trombone

 


Appearing At:
Newberry Music Hall
Tickets: $8.00 In Advance, $10.00 Day of the Show
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Pauly Shore & Guests - SPECIAL EVENT
Dates: 10-01-2015

SPECIAL EVENT - An evening with PAULY SHORE & Guests

Thursday October 1st, 2015 (moved from September 24th - all tickets honored)

Doors at 6pm - Show at 7:00pm

The Comedy Works - 500 Northern Blvd - Albany NY

Tickets - $30.00 in advance, $35.00 day of show

Light fare menu and full bar service available

Stand-up comic, actor, writer, director Pauly Shore tasted super-stardom in 1990 when his precedent-setting MTV show "Totally Pauly" hit the airwaves to major fan approval. The show ran for six years, leading him to television and film roles. In 1993, he wrote and starred in a one-hour HBO television special, Pauly Does Dallas, which drew in even more loyal fans.

He had roles in films from 1988, providing supporting comedy relief, but it was the wildly popular Encino Man (1992), partnered with Sean Astin and Brendan Fraser, that put Pauly on the map. Films followed, including Son in Law (1993), In the Army Now (1994), Jury Duty (1995), Bio-Dome (1996) and The Curse of Inferno (1997). He provided voices in animated features such as Casper: A Spirited Beginning (1997) and The Goofy Movie Franchise (1995/2000).

His first album, "The Future of America," was named Best Comedy Album by the college music journalists in 1991, while the National Association of Record Merchandisers nominated his second album, "Scraps from the Future," for a Best Sellers Award.

Pauly has made several appearances in recent years as a recurring guest on Howard Stern's late-night show, as well as David Letterman's talk show. He tours the country with his stand-up comedy act.

In 2003, Shore produced, wrote, directed and starred in Pauly Shore Is Dead, a semi-autobiographical mockumentary, and in 2005 starred in the reality television series Minding the Store. His production company, Landing Patch Productions, has produced multiple films and specials: Natural Born Komics (2007), Adopted (2009), Vegas Is My Oyster (2011), and Pauly~tics (2012).

Currently, Pauly is working on Pauly Shore Stands Alone, a true-life road documentary that follows him as he performs in obscure towns throughout Wisconsin while dealing with his personal life back home. Pauly is also debuting a podcast series later this year: Pauly Shore’s Interested. In it, he interviews Arsenio Hall, Chris Rock, Whitney Cummings, Former RNC Chair Michael Steele, Dodger’s pitcher Brian Wilson, and many many more. 

 


Appearing At:
The Comedy Works Show Room - Albany, NY
Tickets: $30.00 In Advance, $35.00 Day of the Show
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"THE NASTY SHOW" w/Rich Vos
Dates: 10-02-2015 - 10-03-2015
"THE NASTY SHOW" w/headliner Rich Vos
- Not for the easilyi offended -  
 
SHOWS
Friday October 2nd - 7:00pm at Wolf's 111
Friday October 2nd - 9:00pm at The Sweet Basil Restaurant
Saturday October 3rd - 8:00pm & 10:00pm at The Comedy Works in Saratoga Springs (dinner & show available at 6:30p) 
 
Full bar service and light fare available at all shows. 
 
Tickets: $20.00 in Advance, $20.00 Day Of Show 
Dinner & Show: $44.95 in Advance, $44.95 Day Of Show  
*(Please Arrive at 6:30pm for Dinner & Show Package) 
 

Best known from NBC’s hit reality show “Last Comic Standing,” Rich Vos is one of the most exciting and broadest headlining comedians in the country.  Back Stage Magazine says of Vos, “He has an uncanny ‘Everyman’ ability to likeably bond with anyone in the audience…” The excitement of a Rich Vos show stems from his unique, no-holds-barred perspective on relationships, divorce and parenthood.  Vos pulls no punches when it comes to comedy. On many occasions, he will deliver some of the quickest crowd banter, leaving audiences not knowing what to expect next.

Vos is a “comic’s comic” who is quick, off-the-cuff and appeals to all types of audiences, best represented by his extensive resume of television and radio appearances. He has two Comedy Central Half-Hour Specials and appeared in two other Comedy Central specials. He was a regular guest on “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn,” and has been a regular guest on “The Opie and Anthony Show” for the past 10 years. Vos has appeared on HBO, Showtime, Starz, “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “The Rosie O’Donnell Show,” NBC’s “American Dreams” and “The View.” He is also a regular on the Joy Behar show, made three appearances at the Apollo, four appearances on BET, and was the first white comic to perform on HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam.” He also wrote for the 2005 Oscars, and has appeared on and wrote for many roasts.

Growing up on the wrong side of the tracks, Vos struggled to beat drug and alcohol addictions.  He now celebrates his victories on stage with stories about kids, divorce, marriage and recovery. Besides being a proud parent of three beautiful girls, he just celebrated 25 years, clean and sober.

His strength as a live performer comes from years of headlining clubs across the country and performing shows for colleges, corporations and charities.  He is inundated with letters of thanks and gratitude for the good work he has done. When he is not on the road, he can be seen regularly at Caroline’s and The Comedy Cellar as well as other clubs all over New York City, which he calls home.

 
ALL SALES FINAL. TICKETS ARE NON REFUNDABLE-NON TRANSFERABLE. 

Appearing At:
Sweet Basil Restaurant
The Comedy Works - Saratoga, NY
Wolf's 1-11
Tickets: $20.00 In Advance, $20.00 Day of the Show
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SPECIAL EVENT - Dom Irrera & Guests
Dates: 10-09-2015 - 10-10-2015

SPECIAL EVENT - An evening with DOM IRRERA & guests

Friday October 9th & Saturday October 10th

The Comedy Works - 500 Northern Blvd - Albany, NY

Shows:  7:30p & 9:30p each night (dinner & show package available at 6:00p each night - advance reservation needed for dinner & show).

Admision Only - $25.00 advance, $30.00 day of show

Dinner & Show Package - $49.95 advance, $54.95 day of show

Full bar and light fare menu service available at your table.

 

Nominated, six times for an American Comedy Award, Dom Irrera’s stand-up material was honed in a multi-generational Italian household in South Philadelphia with his mother, sister, grandmother, uncles and cousins all under one very big roof. A great-grandmother even lived across the street. Together there were three floors and four generations of family.

His first big break was his performance on Rodney Dangerfield's “Nothing Goes Right” comedy specials for HBO. In 1989 Irrera’s own HBO “One Night Stand” earned him his first CableACE award for Best Stand-Up Comedy Special. In '95 he won a second CableACE for the Showtime stand-up series he hosted, “Full Frontal Comedy”. That same year he received a second CableACE nomination in the writing category for his work on Comedy Central's animated series, “Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist”. He also starred in a solo stand-up special for HBO in '92 titled “Command Performance” and a “Comedy Central Presents” special more recently. Dom was part of the 2010 Emmy-winning cast of Nickelodeon’s “Back To The Barnyard”, where he played “Duke” the sheepdog.

He has performed on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", "The Late Show with David Letterman", "Late Night with Conan O'Brien", “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”, “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”, “The View”, and has made several appearances on “Oprah”. Recent credits include the Joy Behar show on HLN, hosting “Half Time” on the NFL network and starring in his own series for Direct TV (now in its 3rd season), “The Supreme Court of Comedy”.

As an avid sports fan, he hosted four seasons of Comedy Central's irreverent football show, “Offsides”, where he conducted hilarious on-the-field interviews with football greats. He also hosted Comedy Central's “Behind the Scenes at the American Comedy Awards: specials in '98 and '99”.

Irrera was a series regular on the ‘98 Fox comedy “Damon” starring Damon Wayans and his guest-star credits include “Seinfeld” (he played an annoying prop comic needling Jerry in the memorable episode), “Becker”, “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “King of Queens”. In addition, Dom voices the character Ernie, the demolitions expert, on Nickelodeon's “Hey Arnold”.

His film work includes a featured role in Robert Townsend's “Hollywood Shuffle”, a cameo in the Coen Bros. Film, “The Big Lebowski”, “The Fourth Tenor”, starring old pal Rodney Dangerfield, and he played himself in the Rodney Dangerfield / Dom De Luise film, “The Godson”.

Dom has performed at Montreal's prestigious “Just For Laughs Festival” and “The Cats Laugh Festival” in Kilkenny, Ireland (he's made more appearances at both festivals than any other American comic). He also has performed at the “Melbourne Comedy Festival” in Australia and at “Edinburgh Festival’s" Assembly Hall. It was there that he received the “Herald Award” for artistic excellence.

In 2010, Dom continued his quest for international DOM-ination with a 10-day run at the Sydney Comedy Festival and his first ever one-man show, “Plugged, Unplugged then Plugged Again” played to sold out audiences in Montreal. 


Appearing At:
The Comedy Works Show Room - Albany, NY
Tickets: $25.00 In Advance, $30.00 Day of the Show
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Special Event: Robert Kelly and Guests
Dates: 10-16-2015 - 10-17-2015

Robert Kelly has overcome many hardships in his life, all of which have made him the actor/comedian he is today. From his early days as a kid growing up in Boston, in and out of Juvenile Hall, Kelly's unique, honest take on his own life and relationships make his comedy clever, abrasive, funny, but refreshingly vulnerable.

His extensive TV comedy credits include a Comedy Central Presents, HBO's Tourgasm, and Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. Kelly's acting credits also include portraying Louie CK's brother on Louie, appearing as a detective opposite Vincent D'Onofrio on Law & Order: Criminal Intent and a guest starring role on ABC's The Job with Denis Leary.

His feature credits include Ghost Town, What Doesn't Kill You, Children of Invention, Bachelor No. 2 and Good Luck Chuck. He also just finished producing and starring in his first short film, Cheat, which premiered at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival.

Shows at: 7:30pm* & 9:30pm Friday and Saturday

SHOWS - 7:30pm & 9:30pm Friday & Saturday (Dinner & Show seats at 6pm) 
Tickets: $20.00 in Advance, $25.00 Day Of Show 
Dinner & Show: $44.95 in Advance, $49.95 Day Of Show  
*(Please Arrive at 6:00pm for Dinner & Show Package. Reservations are strongly encouraged.)  
 
ALL SALES FINAL. TICKETS ARE NON REFUNDABLE-NON TRANSFERABLE.
Appearing At:
The Comedy Works Show Room - Albany, NY
Tickets: $20.00 In Advance, $25.00 Day of the Show
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SPECIAL EVENT - JIM NORTON & Guests
Dates: 10-23-2015 - 10-24-2015

SPECIAL EVENT - JIM NORTON & GUESTS

Friday October 23rd & Saturday October 24th

7:30pm & 9:30pm each night (dinner & show package seats at 6:00pm each night) 

Tickets - $25.00 advance, $30.00 day of show

Dinner & Show package - $49.95 advance, $54.95 day of show

Full bar service & Light fare menu available at your table both before & during the show.

THE COMEDY WORKS - 500 NORTHERN BLVD - ALBANY, NY 

 

New Jersey native Jim Norton is a nationally-touring comedian and best selling author who can be heard weekday mornings on the "Opie & Anthony" radio show. The show, which is listened to by millions of devoted fans each day, airs on both CBS and XM radio networks.
Jim is currently performing his unique stand-up to sold-out crowds across the country. His diverse audience is hoping to experience what Judi Brown of the Aspen Comedy Festival calls "brutal honesty" comedy. Judi also described Jim as "refreshing in a business where a lot of people are phony".
Jim's first book, "Happy Endings: The Tales of a Meaty-Breasted Zilch" was published in July 2007. The New York Times bestseller is a collection of Jim's personal journal entries, raunchy sex stories, embarrassing star sightings, and pathetic childhood memories. Jim's second book, "I Hate Your Guts," also became a New York Times bestseller upon its release in November 2008.
On television, Jim hosts HBO's "Down and Dirty with Jim Norton." Premiering in late September 2008, "Down and Dirty" showcases new stand-up comedians. Jim was most recently seen in Monster Rain, his one-hour HBO stand-up show. He also starred in HBO's "Lucky Louie" as well as in Comedy Central's "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn." He has performed on "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "The Late Show with David Letterman," had a half-hour special on HBO's "One Night Stand," and has been featured on both "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and "Last Call with Carson Daly." 
In addition to radio, books, TV and touring, Jim has released two CD's of his stand-up comedy: 2002's Yellow Discipline and 2003's Trinkets I Own Made From Gorilla Hands.

Jim's first inkling of becoming a comedian came at age 12 when he saw Richard Pryor's special "Richard Pryor: Live in Concert." He wound up in rehab at 17, dropped out of high school the next year, then started signing up for open-mic nights at local bars at 21. Often pegged as an "angry comic" because of his raunchy brand of humor, Jim argues the only labels in comedy that truly matter are "funny," "original," and "hack". 


Appearing At:
The Comedy Works Show Room - Albany, NY
Tickets: $25.00 In Advance, $30.00 Day of the Show
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Angel Salazar & Guests
Dates: 10-30-2015 - 10-31-2015

An evening with ANGEL SALAZAR & Guests

Friday October 30th and Saturday October 31st

Shows at 7:30pm & 9:30pm each night - Dinner & Show package at 6:00pm each night (reservations required for Dinner & Show).

Dinner & Show - $39.95 in advance, $44.95 day of show

Admission only - $15.00 in advance, $20.00 day of show

Full bar service and light fare menu available at your table both before and during the show.

The Comedy Works - 500 Northern Blvd - Albany, NY

 

Mr. Check It Out! is the half pint with the gigantic boom box on his shoulder.  Comedian Angel’s Cuban/Puerto Rican heritage and penchant for sporting mini-skirts not withstanding, this manic human laugh factory is rather difficult to describe.  Comedian Angel Salazar has not only launched a successful career as a comedian, but also an established actor.  Comedian Angel Salazar has appeared in such noteworthy films.  As, Scarface, Punchline, and Carlito’s Way. He headlines across the country at The Comedy Store, The Dunes Hotel and Catch a Rising Star.  Comedian Angel Salazar's has the wildest act you can ever imagine.  The diminutive comic is achieving success on a grand scale. "Check It Out!" 


Appearing At:
The Comedy Works Show Room - Albany, NY
Tickets: $15.00 In Advance, $20.00 Day of the Show
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SPECIAL EVENT - Gary Gulman & Guests
Dates: 11-06-2015 - 11-07-2015

AN EVENING WITH GARY GULMAN & GUESTS

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6th - 7:30pm & 9:30pm (dinner & show seating at 6:00pm)

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7th - 7:30pm & 9:30pm (dinner & show seating at 6:00pm)

TICKETS - $49.95 - dinner & show (plus tax and gratuity), $25.00 show only

Full bar service & light fare menu available both before and during the show.

The Comedy Works - 500 Northern Blvd - Albany, NY 12204

Gary Gulman is a stand-up comedian who lives in New York City. Originally from Boston, Gary has been a scholarship college football player, an accountant, a barista, a doorman, a waiter and a high school teacher. Now he is one of the most popular touring comics and one of only a handful of comedians to perform on every single late night comedy program. “Gary will be the next giant ex-Bostonian comic to break huge, CK, Burr, Gulman: You heard it here first” raved the Village Voice. He’s made three TV specials, and three albums. Gary marked his 20-year anniversary in stand-up with the “It’s About Time Tour,” selling out theaters throughout the country. It’s no wonder the New York Times wrote “Gary is finally being recognized as one of the country’s strongest comedians.” 

 


Appearing At:
The Comedy Works Show Room - Albany, NY
Tickets: $25.00 In Advance, $25.00 Day of the Show
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SPECIAL EVENT - Bob Marley & Guests
Dates: 11-12-2015

SPECIAL EVENT - Bob Marley & Guests

Thursday November 12th, 2015

The Comedy Works - 500 Northern Blvd - Albany, NY

Show at 7:30p (dinner & show package available - seating at 6:00p) 

Tickets - $25.00 in advance, $30.00 day of show

Dinner & Show tickets - $49.95 in advance, $54.95 day of show 

Bob Marley is one of the hottest and most sought-after comedians in the country. He has been featured in his own special on Comedy Central and is one of the few comics to do the complete late-night TV circuit: "Late Show with David Letterman," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and "The Late Late Show" with Craig Ferguson and Craig Kilborn.

Marley, a Maine native and University of Maine at Farmington graduate, uses biographical and observational material for his high-energy routines. He began his career in his hometown of Portland and then moved to Boston to gain experience in a city known for spawning comedy all-stars.

A regular at the Aspen and Montreal comedy festivals, Marley was named one of Variety's "10 Comics to Watch." Marley has also appeared in several films, including the cult favorite "Boondock Saints." The peripatetic Marley works nonstop throughout the country, in such cities as Los Angles, Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., Boston, New York and Denver.

In 2010, Marley delivered a 40-hour comedy set, earning the Guinness world record for longest stand-up performance.

After living in Los Angeles for several years, he, his wife and three children have returned to Maine to live.

 

ALL SALES FINAL. TICKETS ARE NON REFUNDABLE-NON TRANSFERABLE. 

Appearing At:
The Comedy Works Show Room - Albany, NY
Tickets: $25.00 In Advance, $30.00 Day of the Show
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SPECIAL EVENT - Big Jay Oakerson
Dates: 11-13-2015 - 11-14-2015

SPECIAL EVENT - BiG JAY OAKERSON

Friday November 13th - ALBANY showroom - 7:30pm & 9:30pm (dinner & show seats at 6pm).  500 Northern Blvd - Albany, NY

Saturday November 14th - SARATOGA showroom - 8:00pm & 10:00pm (dinner & show seats at 6:30pm).  388 Broadway - Saratoga Springs, NY

Dinner & Show - $44.95 in advance, $49.95 day of show.

Admission Only - $20.00 advance, $25.00 day of show

Full bar service and light fare food service available at your table both before and during the show 

 

Comedian Big Jay Oakerson currently has a new full length, digital-only album, "An American Storyteller" on Comedy Central Records. Oakerson's story-based style of stand-up comedy got its start after a series of dead-end jobs, including driving strippers and escorts around his hometown of Philly. Now the New York City resident has made comedy his full-time job, flooring audiences with true tales of odd threesomes and bizarre sexual encounters. "An American Storyteller," recorded at Stand-Up New York, is an one-hour onslaught of unbridled awesomeness and raunchy rock n' roll hilarity.


Oakerson is recognized from many of his television appearances, most recently on the hit IFC show "Z-Rock," where he received critical acclaim for his performance as "Neil," the sexually ambiguous owner of a NYC rock club. His television credits include Comedy Central's "Premium Blend, " "Comedy Central Presents" and "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, " along with multiple appearances on BET's "Comic View" and HBO's "P. Diddy's Bad Boys of Comedy. "


The past summers for Jay have been busy ones -- he performed stand-up comedy for over a quarter of a million screaming rock n' roll fans by hosting Jager's Korn tour and Rock Star Energy Drink's Mayhem Fest. Jay wowed for a fourth time at Montreal's Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, performing on (and closing) the "Nasty Show" -- a festival favorite -- and took his performance to a whole new level with the debut of his solo show "The American Storyteller."

 


Appearing At:
The Comedy Works - Saratoga, NY
The Comedy Works Show Room - Albany, NY
Tickets: $20.00 In Advance, $25.00 Day of the Show
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SPECIAL EVENT - RACHEL FEINSTEIN
Dates: 11-20-2015 - 11-21-2015

SPECIAL EVENT - RACHEL FEINSTEIN

Friday November 20th & Saturday November 21st

7:30pm & 9:30pm each night (Dinner & Show seating at 6:00pm)

Dinner & Show - $44.95 in advance, $49.95 day of show

Admission Only - $20.00 in advance, $25.00 day of show

Full bar service and light fare food service available at your table both before and during the show. 

The Comedy Works - 500 Northern Blvd - Albany NY 

Rachel Feinstein is a nationally touring comedian and actress who is known for her ability to morph into any ethnicity and even cross gender to skewer issues of race, class and pop culture.  Huffington Post called her “The only comedian we've seen who can go from embodying her grandmother in one breath and a predatory guy on the street in the next and be equally convincing at both.”

Rachel is filming her second Comedy Central Presents special this March and she was a finalist on season 7 of Last Comic Standing. She also co hosted Tru TV's  "Upload with Shaquille Oneal" and has been featured on Showtime's "Women Who Kill" comedy special. Other guest spots include Chelsea Lately,  Hip Hop Squares, Inside Amy Schumer, and Russell Simmons Presents. Her voice characters have been featured in Adult Swim's "Venture Brothers" and the phenomenally successful Grand Theft Auto V video game.

 


Appearing At:
The Comedy Works Show Room - Albany, NY
Tickets: $20.00 In Advance, $25.00 Day of the Show
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Tango Fusion Dance Comp - One Course - 4 classes
Dates: 12-31-2015

Tango Fusion Dance Company

The Newberry Music Hall - 388 Broadway - Saratoga 

Monday Nights - Bachata & Salsa classes

Tango Fusion Dance Company has been a staple in Saratoga Springs since 2006.  Founded by Diane Lachtrupp & Johnny Martinez, they have been featured in the New York Times and showcased in venues in Europe, North America & South America.  Always enthusiastic and passionate about latin dance, Diane & Johnny are known as the premier instructors in the Capital Region for Salsa & Bachata. 


Classes at The Newberry:  
Each Monday Tango Fusion Dance Company teaches a session of BACHATA at 6:30pm followed by both beginner & intermediate seasons of SALSA at 7:30pm.  Dancers can attend instruction for one or all each Monday.

REGISTER ONLINE
One course (4 classes) - $60.00 

Appearing At:
Newberry Music Hall
Tickets: $60.00 In Advance, $60.00 Day of the Show
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Tango Fusion Dance Company - 2 courses - 8 classes
Dates: 12-31-2015

Tango Fusion Dance Company

The Newberry Music Hall - 388 Broadway - Saratoga Springs

Bachata & Salsa Lessons - 2 courses - 8 lessons - $105.00

Tango Fusion Dance Company has been a staple in Saratoga Springs since 2006.  Founded by Diane Lachtrupp & Johnny Martinez, they have been featured in the New York Times and showcased in venues in Europe, North America & South America.  Always enthusiastic and passionate about latin dance, Diane & Johnny are known as the premier instructors in the Capital Region for Salsa & Bachata. 


Classes at The Newberry:  
Each Monday Tango Fusion Dance Company teaches a session of BACHATA at 6:30pm followed by both beginner & intermediate seasons of SALSA at 7:30pm.  Dancers can attend instruction for one or all each Monday.

REGISTER ONLINE
One course (4 classes) - $60.00 (selim - create a one course ticket button) l

Appearing At:
Newberry Music Hall
Tickets: $105.00 In Advance, $105.00 Day of the Show
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