Jerrold Benford

Jerrold Benford

Dina Hashem, James Camacho

Fri · February 23, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$15.00 - $20.00

Jerrold Benford
Jerrold Benford
Jerrold Benford is currently establishing himself as a fixture on the eastern comedy circuit. Born and raised in Virginia, Jerrold began his career in New Jersey, where he quickly made a name for himself and performed at the New Jersey and New York’s finest clubs including: Rascals, Broadway Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, Stand Up NY, Gotham Comedy Club, and the renowned Caroline’s on Broadway. Jerrold continues to perfect his craft. Within two years of his stand-up debut, he was featuring and headlining clubs, colleges, and private functions all over the tri-state area.

“My first actual comedy club headline opportunity came from Catch A Rising Star in Princeton, NJ. They continually bring me back to close the show.”

His distinctive perspective on dating and marriage topics combines with a high energy, friendly delivery to create wickedly clever content and a wildly funny act. His eye for absurdities in everyday life and his quirky, unique writing style leaves crowds in stitches.

“I consider myself a damn fool that loves to make people laugh – in other words I’m Funny For No Damn Reason.”

He has been described by audience members as “hilarious” and “funny as hell”, while bookers have labeled Jerrold as a definite “rising star”. Intelligent and silly, Jerrold’s act has become a hit all up and down the east coast, entertaining crowds young and old of different backgrounds and tastes.
Dina Hashem
Dina Hashem
Dina Hashem first tried stand-up by auditioning for the 2010 New Jersey Comedy Festival at Rutgers University. After winning 1st place, she continued to pursue comedy and has been performing regularly in New York City. Dina's style involves a subdued delivery with dark observations about her life and Islamic upbringing. She was a competitor on Comedy Central's Roast Battle, and she has performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival, and popular NYC shows including UCB's Whiplash and Wyatt Cenac's Night Train for Seeso. Her writing has been featured on Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, and TV Land websites.
James Camacho
James Camacho
James Camacho is a NYC based comedian. He performs at The Comic Strip Live, Broadway Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, Stand Up NY, Gotham Comedy Club, Dangerfield's, and LoL Times Square Comedy Club. When not in New York City he can also be found on the road performing all over the country. James was a finalist on New York's Got Talent 2 years in a row. He was featured in the Burbank Comedy Festival, Hoboken Comedy Festival, Yonkers Comedy Festival, Finger Lakes Comedy Festival, and the first ever Stand Up NY Comedy Festival.
James has made an appearance on the Kevin James show "Kevin Can Wait" on CBS. He also just finished filming the film "The Golden Phoenix", which is currently in production. He has also been seen on Cosmopolitan.com, ESPN, ID Channel, Elite Daily, and The Wendy Williams Show. He was also in the film, “What Happened Last Night”, and in Jay-Z's music video, "I Got the Keys".

James started comedy as an English and Theater student at Rutgers University. It began as a way for him to tell the jokes he wrote in his short stories and screenplays. Now stand-up has moved to the forefront. James is a single half Chinese and half Puerto Rican only child from New Jersey. His uniqueness, his likeability, and his point of view make him one of the most hilarious and interesting young comedians out there! At least that’s what he thinks!
Venue Information:
Laugh it up! Comedy Club
35 Main St
Poughkeepsie, NY, 1260112601