SPECIAL EVENT - THE ITALIAN COMEDY FESTA!

SHOW DATES & TIME

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27TH - 7:30PM & 9:30PM SHOWS
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28TH - 7:30PM & 9:30PM SHOWS

TICKETS

FRIDAY - ADMISSION $20.00 IN ADVANCE, $25.00 DAY OF SHOW
FRIDAY - DINNER & SHOW - $44.95 IN ADVANCE, 48.95 DAY OF SHOW
SATURDAY - ADMISSION $20.00 IN ADVANCE, $25.00 DAY OF SHOW
SATURDAY - DINNER & SHOW - $44.95 IN ADVANCE, 49.95 DAY OF SHOW

THRUSDAY

FRIDAY & SATURDAY

 

JOHNNY RIZZO

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.
Johnny has headlined across the country at The Bitter End in NYC, the Borgota Casino in Atlantic City, the Riviera and Sun Coast casinos in Las Vegas and at all the major comedy clubs, including Madison Square Garden.  He has appeared on numerous television programs including NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Fox’s 30 Seconds to Fame, A & E Comedy on the Road and The Joan Lunden Show. He also received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Achievement – Performance Artist, for the acclaimed CPTV comedy special, Hot Summer Nights.  He also hosted his own public-access talk and variety show, The Johnny Rizzo Show.

Johnny has also toured the country as part of Jim Labriola’s Night of 1000 Guidos comedy revue show.  He continues to perform hundreds of shows per year.  “I’m a road monkey,” says Johnny, “I’m paying off my car with jokes.”

He has appeared in numerous television commercials and also appeared in feature films. Johnny is currently the host of ESOTERICA with Johnny Rizzo, a offbeat radio program now available for free downloads on iTunes.

Liz Russo

Liz has an ease and approachability that makes listening to her like being with a good friend. Her humor was very relatable, endearing, authentic, and very funny.”

LIZ RUSSO is a standup comic and has been performing for over a decade and headlines regularly for comedy clubs, colleges, theaters, casinos, festivals, and events across the country.

Liz filmed for Laughs on FOX, and recently was a guest on Sirius XM’s “My Wife Hates Me” with Bonnie McFarlane and Rich Vos! Liz also has been a featured guest on Canada Talks with Ward & Al on Sirius XM Canada. She has been a regular on Raw Reality with Gail Kasper as part of the Odd Squad on WMCN44 in Philadelphia, PA. Liz can also be seen on YouTube web series, Transform My Transformers

Adding to her acting credits is the 2015 independent short film The Bottle produced by award winning Julian Farris Films, and in 2016 as the sexy, smart, court judge divorcee Catherine Randolph in the Silver Tree Entertainment original sitcom A Hot Mess  and the faithful sweet best friend Sydney in drama series A Hundred Indecisions on STE-TV.

Liz was a regular at the Comedy Stop at the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City before closing in 2015 and her self-produced and hosted comedy showcases, One Night Stand with Liz Russo, was a long running hit at Carolines on Broadway in New York City.

Liz’s national comedy festival credits include twice performing for Gilda’s Laugh Fest in Grand Rapids Michigan, two time performer at the'Laugh Your Asheville Off' Comedy Festival in Asheville, North Carolina, the World Series of Comedy satellite in Providence, Rhode Island, North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival in Chapel Hill North Carolina, as well as the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival in Austin, Texas, and most recently the prestigious and industry attended Boston Comedy Festival in Boston, Massachusetts. Internationally, Liz Russo performed numerous shows at the SheDot Festival in Toronto Canada. Liz headlined theCharm City Comedy Festival in May of 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland, and look for her performing at the Baltimore Comedy Festival in September.

Liz has featured for comedy greats as Christopher Titus, Emo Phillips, Tim Meadows, Colin Quinn, Gilbert Gottfried, Jim Norton, Jackie Martling, Dave Chappelle, Lisa Lampanelli, Rich Vos, and many talented comedy stars.

In her hometown region of Pennsylvania, Liz Russo was named by 8,000 voting readers of Lehigh Valley Style Magazine, the Best Comic of the Lehigh Valley 2016 and 2017.

Liz combines sexual innuendo with her confident spin on self-deprecating humor. She draws from her personal experience as a plus size model, her struggles with weight loss, and maintaining a positive body image. She openly discusses sex, being unmarried and childless in her late 30s, and her alcoholism recovery.

Liz’s exuberant likability makes all of life and its adversities sexy, joyful, and earnestly comical. Liz has been called "adorable" and her comedy style as "hilariously self-effacing and endearing" combined with a "no-holds barred approach. Liz is an easily likeable and relatable personality with an honesty and vulnerability that allows her to entertain audiences of all kinds

 

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