January 26, 2013 Is An Important Day! Because I’m Emceeing A Comedy Fundraiser for ECHO Youth Hockey That Night.

So, please save the date!!!   Saturday, January 26th, 2013! 

It will be an evening of food, fun, and fizzy drinks at Autorino’s in downtown Hartford (the old G. Fox building on Main St.), in the evening.

More details to follow soon.  I’ll be emceeing, our feature will be Dr. Jay Sutay, and our headliner is Max Dolcelli!

Read below for details on us comics.

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HEADLINER:  MAX DOLCELLI

Max Dolcelli

Max Dolcelli has appeared just about everywhere and done just about everything a comedian can do, performing in comedy clubs and comedy festivals in the U.S. and Canada, casinos and clubs in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and the Bahamas, at corporate events and on cruise ships, and on television and radio.

After nearly 30 years of making people laugh, Max has the experience and repertoire to deliver the kind of show people want, whether it’s clean comedy for a corporate, private or other event, or a more risqué, late-night comedy club style.

  • Comedy Club Headliner at Comedy Zone, Punch Line, Funny Bones, Rascals, Yuk Yuks, Caesar’s Palace, Bananas and many more…
  • Numerous corporate shows, colleges and private parties.
  • A regular in Las Vegas and Atlantic City Casinos and the Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island, Bahamas.
  • Main Show performer on major Cruise Lines, including Royal Caribbean, Princess, NCL, & Holland America.
  • Opened for and worked with premier entertainers such as Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams, Ray Romano, Tim Allen, Sam Kinison, Redd Foxx, Rosie O’Donnell, Little Richard and others.
  • TV appearances include Miami Vice, Night Heat (CBS), Comedy Central, Club 54 (Canadian Television), NBC Young Comedians Special, many morning talk shows and several generic comedy shows.
  • “Comedy in the Air” comic on an unusual Continental Airlines promotion (Max performed in the aisle of the plane during the flight)
  • Began his comedy career at Pip’s in Brooklyn, and soon become a regular at Manhattan comedy clubs
  • Performed in Off-Broadway shows and the Chicago City Limits Improv Group
  • Winner of “Jest of the West” Comedy Competition (1987)
  • Performed at the Montreal Comedy Festival
  • Recipient of Appreciation Award for performance at the Friars Club, New York City – January 13, 1998

No matter what the type of show, Max’s animated onstage presence and sharp material get the audience on board for a wild ride.

For more information, go to maxdolcelli.com.

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FEATURE:  DR. JAY SUTAY

Dr. Jay Sutay, the self-proclaimed Hardest Working Pediatrician in Comedy, is a frustrated pediatrician from South Windsor, CT, who brings his tales from the exam rooms, his experience working with kids and their parents, as well as his own tribulations as the father of two teenage daughters to his stand-up comedy.  His cutting and sometimes incisive commentary about society, parenting and raising kids has left audiences laughing, and begging for more Dr. Jay!!

After 20 years away from comedy, Dr. Sutay resurrected his long dormant stand-up act in December 2006 by taking the stage at Hartford’s Brew Ha Ha Comedy Club.  According to those in attendance, he did not suck.  Since that night, Dr. Jay has performed at multiple venues in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York.  Dr. Jay was a finalist in the 2012 Funniest Comic in New England Contest held at Mohegan Sun, finishing in 3rd Place in the Pro Division.  Dr. Jay was a regular contributor to The Miserable Men Show on Sirius/XM Radio.  (He also has consistently been named a “Top Doc” by Connecticut Magazine.  Go figure!)  In addition, he has performed his stand-up comedy at charity benefits, including “Golf Fore the Kids”, “Autism Speaks”, “Cherish the Children Foundation”, “Crayons for Cancer”, and “Stand Up to CF”.

For more information, go to www.standuppediatrician.com.

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EMCEE:  JOANNA RAPOZA

I just came here to buy socks.

The right mixture of talent and trauma finally propelled Joanna Rapoza onto the stage to perform stand-up comedy in her surprisingly child-like middle-age.  Though she mostly wishes she could just sit around all day and write in her blog (which hasn’t yet gone viral so much as antibacterial), Joanna now repeatedly finds herself performing in New York City and Connecticut, in clubs such as Caroline’s on Broadway, Stand Up New York, the New York Comedy Club, and the Hartford Funny Bone.  She also performs in benefits and showcases presented by non-profit organizations, such as Crayons for Cancer and youth hockey.

Never mind that Joanna’s actually in a fugue state and has a penchant for wearing skinny jeans with a Depends thong; this cougar is one funny cat.  Sometimes she even gets in touch with her inner granny by donning a white wig and doing stand-up as a cool old crone named Grace Whitestone.  No matter how she’s dressed, though, audiences love the smart and ribald humor of Joanna Rapoza, both on the stage and on the page.  Check out her original blog, “RangeleyMoose Droppings”, as well as her new fiction blog, MySpew, for entertaining prose and performance dates.

And also for the porn.

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