Thursday, May 17
Tickets are $30
Includes a complimentary light fare buffet. Cash bar available.
Doors open at 6:30 pm, Show at 7:30
Our Headliner is MARK RICCADONNA!
MARK grew up an artsy jock outside of Youngstown, Ohio. At age 17 (like a bad independent movie), Mark moved to NYC in search of himself and happiness. He pursued Theatre at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, joining “The Company” after graduation. Soon after, Mark stumbled upon Stand-Up Comedy and found success as a storyteller, performing throughout New York City, and ‘on the road’. Mark currently also performs for Armed Forces Entertainment, and has entertained U.S. and U.N. Troops worldwide, performing in six continents while working with his childhood heroes. Outside of comedy, Mark is an accomplished actor and writer. Most recently Mark has a lead role in the feature film “Days of Power” and is writing for Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update.
Whether he is working with The Amoralists Theatre Company (In the acclaimed hit “Happy in the Poor House”), Angry Shih Tzu Productions or on tour with Stand-Up, Mark continues to climb the ranks. He loves the stories from the ‘green room’, or a great tale from the road. In his latest release “Drinks, Jokes and Storytelling,” he brings the green room out to the stage and lets the audience see behind the scenes of what entertains their entertainment. He is a gifted storyteller, with a charisma that makes you feel like you’ve known him forever, unique delivery, signature voice (that has landed him several commercials) and likability; you will see why he is a favorite at clubs and theatres everywhere.
Our Feature is MISSY GRYNKIEWICZ HALL
MISSY is the Queen of Happy Things! She loves to laugh, believes pants are optional and thinks the world would be better place if dogs were in charge. She is the 2013 winner of the Laugh Out Loud Competition, has worked as a warm-up comic for Harry Connick, Jr and her freshman comedy CD, “Miss Representation” was a first round Grammy nominee in 2012 for funniest comedy album. A seasoned actress/singer, Missy was recently featured in “Road Spill” on TruTV and in the feature film “Days of Power” with Eric Roberts released in 2018.
Missy is a comedian, mom and motivational speaker with a sharp-witted, universal style that captivates audiences around the country. She enjoys naps, her new dog, Dennis, and making up words that no one else understands.
and our Emcee is JAKE MATTERA
JAKE is a Philadelphia-based stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. He advanced as a finalist at Helium Comedy’s Philly’s Phunniest competition and as a semi-finalist at the Boston Comedy Festival. Jake has been invited to perform at many prestigious festivals all over the country including: Big Sky Comedy Festival, Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest. Jake is featured regularly as a guest on The John DeBella Show on WMGK and writes parody songs for The Preston and Steve Show on WMMR. He has also performed in sketches that have appeared on CONAN. He can be seen in the Philadelphia area, performing stand-up or quietly asking Starbucks baristas for more whipped cream. You can follow Jake on Twitter @JakeMattera.