Johnny Rizzo, Dan Madonia, and Nick Simmons

Johnny Rizzo, Dan Madonia, and Nick Simmons

Sat · July 28, 2018

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

$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.
Dan Madonia
Dan Madonia
Dan Madonia is a Los Angeles-based standup comedian, actor and writer. Raised in upstate New York, Dan moved to Hollywood at a young age and has been performing to extremely diverse audiences at a wide array of venues and festivals around the country. Madonia has been featured on the SyFy Network, High Times Magazine and performs regularly for the Wounded Warriors Project. Madonia's background in music has led to him opening for bands like Los Lonely Boys, Lynard Skynard, and Twisted Sister. His comedy has gotten him invited to perform at the Woodstock Comedy Festival, The Los Angeles Scripted Comedy Festival and the Republic of Texas Motorcycle Rally. Drawing from his own life experiences, he not only makes the masses laugh, he makes them think.
Nick Simmons
Nick Simmons
Nick Simmons, often mistaken for a cast member from the jersey shore is a New York City comic that lived his life between The Bronx and Poughkeepsie New York. As a former scholastic and national competing wrestler he realized there would be no future in throwing on spandex and rolling around (Not the careers he was looking into anyway) And decided to pursue comedy. Now Currently living in his hometown of the Bronx he performs all over the city. You may have seen him at The Stand NYC, Eastville Comedy Club, Greenwich Village Comedy Club and Broadway Comedy Club or hogging the bench press at your local gym. He sticks out a little because he’s one of the only bodybuilder comics and arguably wider than he is tall.
Venue Information:
Laugh it up! Comedy Club
35 Main St
Poughkeepsie, NY, 1260112601