. . . So I Got Fired From THAT Job!!
The Railroad Playhouse
Box Car Play Series
Proudly Presents the World Premier of
So I Got Fired From THAT Job!!!
Written and Performed by Tom Briscoe
Directed by Seth Soloway
Saturday, August 11th, 2012
Two Shows: 8:00pm and 10:00pm
Tickets $20 / $25 at the door
Ever have a job that never seems to show up on your resume?
Comedian Tom Briscoe has had a few dozen!
Breaking out of the cycle of full-time blue- and white-collar jobs into the world of a full-time comedy career wasn't easy, but it's damn funny from a guy who has variously been:
A Billboard Painter - with a fear of heights.
A National Sales Manager - who never held or went to company meetings.
A Heineken beer Truck Driver - who only drank Budweiser. *
A Limo Driver - who refused to hold up name signs at the airport.
A Copier Sales Rep (not Xerox) - who called his copiers Xerox machines.
Plus a bunch of other jobs he simply made up - or forgot about!
In this original, world premier one-man show, funnyman Tom Briscoe puts a comic twist on the challenges and travails of never finding one's 'place' in the workplace.
"So I Got Fired From THAT Job!!!" - a personal journey from always being the funny guy at work, to becoming the professional comedian who's always working because he's funny!
*But who now enthusiastically drinks only Newburgh Brewing Company brands!
Tom Briscoe - Writer, Performer
Comedian Tom Briscoe has secured closing spots in "A" clubs all over the country, including The Borgata, in Atlantic City. He regularly performs in Las Vegas at corporate events and premiere comedy clubs. A busy cruise ship schedule has brought him from Alaska to Australia, Tahiti to Tierra Del Fuego, to all 7 continents and over 90 countries. Over the years Briscoe has opened for 28 of Comedy Central's top 100 comics - most by special request. He has opened for bands as diverse as Joe Cocker and Richard Marx, has rotations on XM / Syrius Radio, and made numerous appearances on The Comedy Channel in Canada.
Briscoe openly credits both getting fired from various day jobs while pursuing a career in standup comedy (he stopped counting at 25!), as well as living in a girly-girl house with his wife and two daughters, for providing him rich comic inspiration and a flourishing career.
Seth Soloway Director
Railroad Playhouse Artistic Director Seth Soloway has held many producing/management positions, including Director of Programming at The Paramount Center for the Arts, Artistic Director at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, Director of Booking at OBB (a theatrical booking & touring agency), Associate at Richard Frankel Productions (Producers - Hairspray, Sweeny Todd) and served as the Lortel Administrator for the Off Broadway League. Other previous experience includes Second Stage Theater and the Appel Farm Arts and Music Center.
Favorite directing credits include This is Not a Project, a new play by Louise Schwarz (RRP), the New York premiere of Survival by Jeremy Basescu, Lying Naked (RRP) and Stock Home (NYC Fringe Festival), both by Alex Goldberg, Sweet on the Donor (Ashlin Halfnight), The Underpants by Steve Martin (Gallery Players) and, most recently, America's Brightest Star by Alex Goldberg at RRP. Soloway currently serves as Chairman of the Board for Electric Pear Productions, Chairman of the Newburgh Theatre Alliance, and is on the Brooklyn College MFA Performing Arts Management Alumni Board. He holds a BFA in Directing from Marymount Manhattan College, an MFA in Theater/Arts Management from Brooklyn College, and is a certified Teaching Artist.
Railroad Playhouse (View)
27 South Water Street
Newburgh, NY 12550
|Minimum Age: 17|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|