Press Release for “Deceptions and Disguises – A Night of Comedy”, Saturday, October 25, 2014

Contact:  Joanna Rapoza
Phone:  860-913-7944

Glastonbury Resident to Host/Produce Comedy Show
“Deceptions and Disguises — A Night of Comedy

Glastonbury, CT (September 12, 2014) — Local writer/comedian Joanna Rapoza produces and hosts “Deceptions and Disguises – A Night of Comedy” on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 7pm to 10pm at Dakota Steakhouse, 1489 Silas Deane Highway, Rocky Hill, CT.  The event includes a three-course meal and four performers doing ninety minutes of stand-up comedy.  Tickets are available in advance ($47 per person plus $2.64 handling fee) at Salad bar/cocktail hour beginning at 7pm, with 8pm dinner/showtime.

Headlining the event is Linda Belt, a New Jersey native transplanted to Connecticut in 1987 who has been a full-time professional comedian for over ten years.  Her humor touches on a wide range of topics, including the absurdities of modern life, marriage, divorce, parenting and social mores.  Linda has performed throughout the United States in prominent clubs, festivals, contests, private and corporate events, as well as on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.  She has been profiled in the Hartford Courant, New Jersey Star Ledger and Chicago Tribune, and has appeared on affiliates of NBC and ABC in the New England and DC areas.

Featured comic for the event is Rob Santos, a Connecticut-based performer who started out in the New York comedy circuit.  His style draws from his biracial origins, and his ability to connect with the crowd has racked him up accolades in regional contests.  Rob had a spot on ESPN’s web series Mayne Street with Kenny Mayne and regularly appears at events and fundraisers as well as clubs all over the Northeast.

Stopping in for a guest spot will be Springfield-based comedian Jess Miller.  Jess has produced and hosted a number of major fundraising comedy events featuring national talent from New York City.  She also regularly appears in New England and NYC comedy clubs such as Joker’s Wild in New Haven and Caroline’s on Broadway.

Joanna Rapoza has been a Glastonbury resident since 1995.  Her husband is a hospital administrator and her fifteen year-old son is an important source of information for her subversive humor.  Formerly an accountant with an artistic side, Joanna began performing stand-up comedy and writing her blog “RangeleyMoose Droppings” in early 2011.  She performs at clubs and events in New York, CT and Massachusetts, including Caroline’s on Broadway, Rumpy’s Tavern in Lenox, MA and various fundraisers.

Tickets for the October 25 event must be purchased in advance by going to; $47 per person with $2.64 handling fee.  Price includes 90 minutes of stand-up comedy entertainment plus unlimited salad bar, choice of entree/side dish, bread, coffee/tea, dessert.  Cash bar.  Line-up subject to change. Audience members are encouraged to come in costume or as themselves.

For more information about the event and/or performers, please visit or email










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One Response to Press Release for “Deceptions and Disguises – A Night of Comedy”, Saturday, October 25, 2014

  1. I was heartbroken that we had to cancel this event due to insufficient ticket sales and support from the venue – stay tuned for future productions! In the meantime you may catch me (Joanna Rapoza) in Hartford on 11/1 at J’s Crab Shack with Marshall Brandon headlining/Darren Rivera featuring….and in Tariffville on 11/6 at Cracker Barrel Pub with Linda Belt headlining! See above for more info!

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