Mark Viera, Dave Temple, and more

Mark Viera, Dave Temple, and more

Sat · July 21, 2018

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

$20.00

Mark Viera
Mark Viera
Born and raised in The Bronx, New York, Mark Viera became fascinated with comedy very early on. While Mark's mom spent countless hours as a social worker to provide for her family, Mark and his older brother would pass the time watching the popular TV shows of the 70's and 80's. He became so engaged in the performances of his favorite comic personalities, it didn't take long before he began to emulate the characters he came to love. On any given night, he would entertain his family with remarkably accurate portrayals from shows like "Carol Burnett", "Sanford and Son", and "Three's Company".

As his career flourished, Mark personalized his artistic passion and parlayed it into one of his greatest labors of love: A one-hour Showtime special aptly entitled "Tales of a Nuyorican." The show, an homage to his upbringing and hilarious life experiences, became an instant classic. With the success of Nuyorican, and a sold-out tour with singer Marc Anthony, he firmly established himself as a force to be reckoned with.

Mark, a devoted family man with an altruistic nature, seized the opportunity to give back by first performing on a comedy special, "Stand Up For Family", for American Family Insurance. "Stand Up For Family", hosted by good friend and fellow comic Bill Bellamy, became a benchmark for family friendly entertainment. Shows like the "Make a Wish Foundation" and the "VIP Drug Rehabilitation Centers" in his native Bronx, as well as several command performances for our U.S. military overseas, accent his philanthropic efforts.

Mark made his network television debut on NBC's Emmy award winning show "30Rock," an opportunity that piqued the interest of the industry's most prominent executives. The comic and businessman recently sold a sitcom based on his compelling life to Warner Bros. and FOX. The project, which was executively produced by comedy legend George Lopez, is currently being re-developed.

Mark is unfazed by his growing popularity and remains loyal to his New York roots. Known to his fans as the Latin Prince, he performs regularly at top comedy clubs including Caroline's on Broadway and Gotham Comedy Club. He also headlines at Improv's and FunnyBone Comedy Clubs nationwide. Mark was hand picked to headline on several ships for Norwegian Cruise Line. One of Mark's favorite shows to perform in is the "Leatherneck" tour for the U.S. Marine Corps, now in its third year.

Mark's numerous television credits include performances on the critically acclaimed "Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up", "Comedy Central's Russell Simmons Presents Stand-Up at the El Rey", AXS TV's "Gotham Comedy Live" a live stand up performance, BET's "ComicView", and Comedy Centrals "Gabriel Iglesias Presents: Stand Up Revolution".

Mark's most recent television appearances are several episodes of Byron Allen's "Comic Unleashed." He was recently asked to join comic icon Gabriel Iglesias's "Unity Through Laughter" world tour.
Dave Temple
Dave Temple
Dave Temple is the Spotlight stealing comic that has clubs managers and college bookers across the country asking, “Where did you find this guy?!”

Originally from Philadelphia, Dave began stand-up comedy as a challenge amongst friends. Always known to be a gravitating force in social settings, he and 7 of his friends decided to put their entertaining skills to test. They were to meet at a local open-mic. However, only one of his buddies showed and as the saying goes “the rest is history.”

Dave brings an unadulterated view on life and his immediate surroundings with a poignancy that is unparalleled and leaves every single audience in stitches.

A former MetLife insurance salesman, Citizens Bank Banker, and IT Software/Hardware Salesman, Dave has left promising careers to pursue his dreams on highways, rental cars, and motel rooms. To Dave, Comedy is just sales with pictures at closing instead of paperwork.
Richard Shultis
Richard Shultis
Although Rich Shultis now makes New York City his home, he is originally from Kingston, NY (the first capital of New York) where he was born and raised as a small town kid with eight brothers and two step sisters.

He got started in the standup comedy world at a relatively advanced age, but quickly moved up through the ranks due to his vast life experience, hard work, professionalism and most importantly, his outrageously funny material.

Starting out at open mics in NYC and any other venue with a stage and a microphone (and some without either) that would allow him to perform, Rich quickly caught the eye of club managers, owners, booking agents and producers. In a short time he became a regular at many of the major NYC comedy clubs including New York, Broadway, Laugh Lounge and Gotham.

He has also performed at venues throughout the country sharing the same stage with the likes of Jim Gaffigan, Dean Edwards, Ted Alexandro, Tom Shilue, Rich Voss, Joe Matarese and Dave Attell, to name a few.

Rich has established himself as a reliable and professional comedian with the reputation of always bringing his “A” game. Whether hosting, performing a guess spot or featuring, he can always be counted on to do a strong performance, leaving the audience in stitches and wanting more.

Rich’s comedy covers a broad and diverse spectrum. Anything from real life experiences (and he has had them all) such as having a son at twenty one, broken relationships, being beat up by his retarded brothers and gay classmates, to current events, common human experiences and emotions, not to mention the absurd and bizarre ideas that pop into his warped mind, no subject or material is out of bounds or beyond his reach. Delivering his material with a combination of truth and artfulness.

Rich has won over a wide array of different audiences. Not only making them laugh but, leaving them shaking their heads “Yes”. He has performed the late spots at NYC comedy clubs to Church shows and everything in between, including bars, restaurants, banquets, proms, colleges, hospitals, nursing homes, bachelor and bachelorette parties, high schools and colleges. He has performed in front of audiences of all races, religions, ethnic backgrounds and sexual orientation with the same degree of success. Rich is truly a versatile and well rounded comedian.
As one of the co-founders of “The Mayhem and Madness Comedy Tour”, Rich has also produced and performed on numerous shows that raise money for worthy causes including Saint Jude’s Hospital, fire and police fund raisers and The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Venue Information:
Laugh it up! Comedy Club
35 Main St
Poughkeepsie, NY, 1260112601