Fri Apr 27, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Manhattan Comedy Night April

Stand-up comedy direct from the clubs of New York City.

Scheduled to appear: Tom McTiernan, Julia Scotti, Chris Roach, Tom Ryan, Danny Cohen

Mature content, language.  Adults only.

Background

Line-up subject to change:

Tom McTiernan
Tom McTiernan is was one of eight children, and grew up in the suburbs of New York City. Being a product of such a multi-cultural and media driven area of the country, leads to many unanswered questions. Tom’s quest to find those answers has lead to many laughs, and more questions. While traveling around the country performing in some of the best comedy clubs, Tom can also be seen in Theatres opening for entertainers such as Tom Jones and Englebert Humperdink to name a few. Still living in the New York area, Tom can be seen in the top clubs of the city. Following a recent appearance, comic actress Anne Meara (Ben Stillers mom!) stopped back stage to tell Tom how much she enjoyed his performance. An article in Newsday calls Tom ”one of the sharpest comics in New York”, saying ”his comedy is very funny, intelligent and good natured, someone you will be hearing a lot about.”

Julia Scotti
Originally from Fairview, New Jersey, for the first 48 years she was better known as comedian Rick Scotti. She toured the country, appearing at venues all over the United States and Canada, both as a headliner in comedy clubs and as an opening act for artists such as Lou Rawls, Chicago, and Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Julia has appeared on numerous television and radio shows as well as commercials.

In 2000, Julia left comedy to begin her life altering transition, and also to begin her new career as a teacher, where she remained for seven years. She was self-employed for a time, but in 2011, after a ten year layoff from comedy, Julia returned to the stage. Her new brand of comedy is fierce, honest, and fearless. She has been described as a “force of nature”, “a cross between Sam Kinison and Mrs. Doubtfire”, and like a “chainsaw flying through the room”.

Julia was a quarter-finalist on season 11 America’s Got Talent in 2016. She was a judge’s favorite with Simon Cowell saying “you genuinely made me laugh”, and Howie Mandel quoted as saying “you have so much to offer, you are a joy.”

In 2012, Julia had been named one of the Top Five Transgender Comedians in the country by Advocate Magazine. Since then, she has gone on to become the first transgendered woman and finalist in the New York Based Ladies of Laughter Competition. She has performed at the Boston Comedy Festival, and in 2014 was one of the winners of the Laughlin Laugh Festival in Nevada.

Today, you can find Julia performing at comedy clubs and theaters around the country. When she isn’t making people laugh, Julia often speaks at teacher in-services on the subject of bullying and transgendered youth issues.

Chris Roach
Chris Roach is a fast rising Comedian/Actor born and raised in New York. He has brought his unique and self deprecating sense of humor to some of the biggest and best known stages such as The Borgata in Atlantic City. He is best known for his major recurring role of Mott in KEVIN CAN WAIT and has also appeared in numerous other episodics, both comedies and dramas.

Tom Ryan
Tom Ryan has been performing as a standup comedian for over twenty years. He has worked steadily at comedy clubs, concert venues, corporate functions and colleges across the U.S. in addition to guest appearances on comedy shows on Showtime, A&E, Comedy Central and NBC, and two appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman.

Tom has performed as the opening act in concert for B.B. King, Natalie Cole, Jeff Beck, Earth, Wind and Fire, Aretha Franklin, Tim Allen, Steven Wright, Jerry Seinfeld, and Dennis Miller just to name a few.

Danny Cohen

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