Johnny Rizzo, Jaye McBride, and Stephanie Vanacore

Johnny Rizzo, Jaye McBride, and Stephanie Vanacore

Sat · April 28, 2018

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

$5.00 - $20.00

Johnny Rizzo
Johnny Rizzo
Johnny Rizzo has won the Funniest Comic in Connecticut contest and was anointed the "Funniest Man in Connecticut" by the Hartford Courant and Fairfield Weekly. He started his comedy career doing schtick to Treehouse Comedy Club owner Brad Axelrod while the first Treehouse was being constructed in 1983. Johnny's career has blossomed since those early days. This Bridgeport, CT native headlines comedy clubs and colleges all around the country. He's a favorite at The Cabaret Theatre at Mohegan Sun and is a regular at the Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City.

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.
Jaye McBride
Jaye McBride
Jaye McBride is funny, smart and proudly transgender. Jaye has traveled the world performing stand-up comedy both as a headliner and sharing the stage with comedy greats like Aziz Ansari, Gilbert Gottfried, Jim Norton & Bobcat Goldthwait. Jaye has also been a part of The Boston Comedy Festival, The Maine Comedy Festival and the She Devil Comedy Festival. In addition to stand-up, Jaye has written, produced and acted in a variety of short films. When not performing on-stage or on-screen Jaye writes "The Comedy Blog" for the Times Union and speaks at colleges all across the country with her lecture about being transgender. Having transitioned in 2007, Jaye is uniquely qualified to talk about awkward first dates, strained family relationships and self-acceptance. Jaye is originally from Upstate NY but now calls Brooklyn her home.
Stephanie Vanacore
Stephanie Vanacore
Stephanie has performed at Levity Live, Stand-up NY, and The WAMC Theater in Albany. By day, she is a loud, high school, librarian.
Venue Information:
Laugh it up! Comedy Club
35 Main St
Poughkeepsie, NY, 1260112601