Stand-Up Comedy JERSEY CITY 9/15 Conan O'Brien's MARION GRODIN headlines The Laugh Tour at ART HOUSE
GET YOUR COMEDY FIX IN JERSEY CITY
Marking Its Second Anniversary, The Laugh Tour Stand-Up Comedy Show
Returns to Art House Productions on Saturday, September 15 at 8 pm
Comedienne Marion Grodin will headline The Laugh Tour, a popular comedy series featuring top comics, as it returns to Jersey City on Saturday, September 15. The funny woman, daughter of actor-comedian Charles Grodin, has appeared Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The View and The Joy Behar Show. She will be joined for the 8 pm show by Brooke Van Poppelen, Neil Thornton, Steve Leventhal and emcee Rich Kiamco. The event is presented by Art House Productions in its downtown Jersey City performance space, just off Hamilton Park.
The show coincides with the two-year anniversary of the Laugh Tour, which first launched on September 17, 2010.
"--I have had so much fun building The Laugh Tour over the last two years and watching how the audiences have grown," said Kiamco, founder of the series. "Everyone is always amazed when they find top comedians in their own backyard."
Tickets are $15 in advance$20 at the doorand include a 7 pm mixer. There is no drink
For more information, visit The Laugh Tour
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TheLaughTour or
Art House Productions (http://www.arthouseproductions.org) is wheelchair accessible and located at 1McWilliams Place, 6th floor, on the southeast corner of Hamilton Park. The event is made possible by SILVERMAN and Hamilton Square www.livingonthepark.com.
ABOUT ART HOUSE PRODUCTIONS
Art House Productions, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization bringing multimedia arts programs to Jersey City and New York since September 2001. Its programs include original theater, music events, visual arts, experimental performance, classes, video/new media, and the citywide arts festival, JC Fridays. If you would like more information about Art House's programs, please visit
ABOUT THE COMICS
started out as a staff writer for the network sitcoms It's a Living and Princesses, was
put under contract to Twentieth Century Fox, and later went on to sell six screenplays. Just as she was about to embark on her seventh screenplay, it dawned on her that her father had not lovingly nicknamed her "Mouth" for nothing; she decided it was time to start saying all these funny things she was writing for other people to say. So, for the last decade, she has been one of the hottest comics in the country. A headliner at New York City's top clubs, like Standup NY and Gotham Comedy Club, she has also toured with Linda Ronstadt, opened for Lewis Black, Judy Gold, and Robert Klein, and shared the stage with Jerry
Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle, Roseanne Barr and Robin Williams. Marion has also been seen on NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and ABC's The View. She also worked as the Charles Grodin show's comedy producer, making regular appearances on the MSNBC show, as well as conducting comedic celebrity interviews. For two years, Marion also hosted her own radio show for CBS, where her guests included friends like Lisa Lampanelli, Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara, Kyra Sedgewick, and Lewis Black. Marion knows firsthand that laughter is truly the best medicine, having survived breast cancer, divorce, and various
addictions, including an inappropriate relationship to Häagen Dazs.
BROOKE VAN POPPELEN
Brooke has appeared on MTV, vh1 and TLC. She also writes for MTV's upcoming show
Failosophy and MTV2's hit show Guy Code. She was recently named by Esquire as one of the "Best New
Comics of 2012" and a "Favorite Funny Female" by the The Huffington Post.
Neil is a comedian and humor writer. A favorite in the New York comedy scene, Neil is the
producer of New York's first all-bear comedy revue, "Funny. Furry. Fierce." He also hosts a popular weekly show, "Stand-Up @ RockBar" and performs regularly all over the Northeast, with shows in New York City, Washington, D.C., Provincetown, Fire Island, and the Poconos.
It wasn't until Steve Leventhal was 30 that he realized that comedy was a passion that could not be ignored. He's gone on to perform in comedy clubs, bars, private parties, and bedrooms all over the Northeast, entertaining audiences with his wacky descriptions of his family life, love life, and social life. His odd perspective on life keeps people guessing what he is going to say next.
Rich Kiamco's comedy career began with a sewing machine while attending the Fashion Institute of Technology. He began performing stand-up at campus events and then became the costume designer for comedian Judy Tenuta. Soon he was performing with Judy as her "love slave" backup dancer, appearing in venues across the country, in Las Vegas and on The Howard Stern Show and he's never left the stage since. He received the Overall Excellence Award at the NY International Fringe Festival and Best Solo Show at the Montreal GLBT International Theatre Festival. Rich has performed on campuses
and venues across the USA, Canada, China and the Philippines. He has been a guest on The Focus Group: Sirius XM, was featured on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, and co-hosted the WE channel's 3 Men And A Chick Flick. http://www.RichKiamco.com/
Art House Productions at Hamilton Square (View)
1 McWilliams Place
Jersey City, NJ 07302
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|