My Big Fat Italian Comedy Festival

Main Stage

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Thursday, July 18

Friday, July 19

Saturday, July 20

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  • Advance: $15.00
  • Door Price: $20.00

MY BIG FAT ITALIAN COMEDY FESTIVAL

Join us for 3 Unforgettable Nights of Comedy this Summer! Just announced: Jeff Jena July 20!

Joe DeVito Thursday July 18 @ 8PM

Whether taking on relationships, his Italian-American family, or current events, Joe DeVito’s dead-on timing, unexpected twists and sheer flights of lunacy make him a favorite at the top comedy clubs in New York City and venues across the USA.

Joe has appeared on television more than 150 times, including Comedy Central, The Late Late Show (CBS), Last Comic Standing (NBC), AXS-tv’s Gotham Comedy Live, Comics Unleashed, E! Network, CNN, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, and more. He’s also been a regular panelist on FOX News Channel’s Red Eye, Kennedy, and The Greg Gutfeld Show, discussing current events with a satirical bent.

As a writer, Joe has contributed to Maxim Magazine, MTV, and the award-winning film Super Size Me. The Montreal Gazette rated his performance at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival “9.5 out of 10.”

Joe’s albums “First Date with Joe DeVito” and “Three’s Comedy” are in regular rotation on Spotify and Sirius XM satellite radio.

Tammy Pescatelli – Friday July 19 @ 8PM

Arguably one of the hardest working women in comedy today, Tammy Pescatelli brings brassy sexiness with a female voice of witty sarcasm to her audiences, holding her own on the topics of sports, television, dating and family life using tongue-in-cheek humor. She is one of the only female comedians who is relatable to every audience member-male & female. After seeing her perform, nearly everyone wishes she was their best friend or sister!

“Tammy Pescatelli’s After School Special”, her new special, was filmed in early 2018, it was a highly anticipated follow up to Tammy’s award winning one hour Netflix special, “Finding the Funny.”

Tammy has had recent big appearances on The View, Guy’s Grocery Games:Comics Compete and The Howard Stern Show and her being chosen by Jenny McCarthy & Donnie Wahlberg to be a part of their Dirty, Sexy, Funny franchise that included a hilarious all-female slate of standup comedians comedy special on EPIX/ Hulu, a touring show and a pilot for A&E.

With a slew of other accolades under her belt – including co- creating, executive producing, writing and starring in her own reality show, A Stand-Up Mother, on the WeTV Network – Tammy has appeared on a number of television shows like The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (twice), A&E’s Donnie Loves Jenny(twice), Bravo’s Rocco’s Dinner Party, CBS’s The Talk, NBC’s Last Comic Standing: The Best of the Best, her own Comedy Central Present Special that won that year’s Comedy Central’s Standup Showdown, and many, many more.

Tammy’s career jumpstarted after appearing – and being one of the Final 5 – on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Her season played out to more than 17 million viewers, garnering her a mass of loyal new fans that found themselves alongside the others she had created by years of touring the comedy. It solidified her as one of the sharpest women in the comedy world!

Also a regular on USO Comedy tours, Tammy is honored and humbled to have been privileged to have entertained our troops all over the world. She currently continues to tour and sell-out shows around the country. Tammy is also signed on to star in an independent film this summer.

Opener: Sara Shipley

Sara Shipley is a quick-rising star within the Upstate, NY Comedy scene. A performance triple threat – Improvisor, Actor and Comedian, Sara has opened for some of the biggest names in comedy including Tammy Pescatelli, Jim Norton and April Macie. You can catch Sara performing regularly in Rochester, NY at the Comedy at the Carlson. Sara is also a regular performer at The Focus Theater as a member of The Urge Improv team and as the co-producer/host of the monthly variety show, The Comedy Grab Bag.  

Jeff Jena – Saturday July 20 @ 8PM

Jeffrey Jena has been around! From his first time on stage at the legendary Comix Annex in Houston Tx in 1978, through today he has done countless live shows.

He has also appeared on over fifty national television programs as both and actor and comedian including Comics Unleashed, The Dennis Miller Show, Comedy Central, HBO and many more. He recently taped a new special “Old Dog, New Jokes” for Vid Angel which can be seen on their site Dry Bar Comedy and downloaded on their streaming service.

Jeff is also one of the most requested and played comedy artists on Sirius/XM radio.

His thirty three years of live performance experience and over forty national television shows, both as an actor and comic give him the ability to make any audience laugh.  His recent television appearances include Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen and the Bob and Tom Show on WGN cable. His newest CD “I’m Only Saying This Once” is available on major music download sites.

As an actor he has been seen on Murder She Wrote, Hunter, appeared in shows with Jenny McCarthy and Weird Al Yankovic and in several films including “Raising the Dead” with Allison Eastwood. Jeff has played over 1000 venues including clubs, Las Vegas, and cruise ships. He has opened for acts as varied as Barry Manilow, Jeffrey Osborne, The Temptations, Delbert McClintock, and Englebert Humperdinck.

Jeff has also written jokes for a wide variety of comedians including Ron White and Marty Allen. Jeff is also a frequent guest on the Bob and Tom Show, a nationally syndicated radio show and the Mark Germain Talk Show in Los Angeles.

Jeff was raised in Kentucky and has lived and worked in Chicago and Los Angeles. He currently lives in rural Ohio with his wife and son.

Opener: Bob Damon

Bob Damon opened for Vinny Mark and Paul Elia on the APT stage last year. He’s performed at Syracuse Funnybone, Salt City Improv and at the Kallet Theatre in Oneida. His self deprecating style is a real crowd pleaser.

 

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