Northern Discomfort! w/ Nick DiPaolo, Jessica Kirson, Ari Shaffir, Pete Lee, Yannis Pappas, Ray DeVito, Josh Carter, and More!
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
(Doors open at 7:30 PM)
16 & over
In this day of watered down comedy Nick Di Paolo's brutally honest performances remind us of what great stand up should be funny, socially relevant and a little bit reckless. Nick began his career in his hometown of Boston and two-years later, made the jump to New York, where he found his seething, sarcastic style was welcomed with open arms by New York audiences at such clubs as Catch a Rising Star, Caroline’s and The Comedy Cellar. It was at clubs like these were he honed his uncompromising point of view, which makes him not only a club favorite, but a true "comic's comic." His range has allowed him to perform on shows as tame as ‘The Tonight Show,’ yet as edgy as HBO's ‘Young Comedians Special’, ‘Late Night with David Letterman’ and Conan O’ Brien. He was twice nominated for an Emmy for his writing on ‘The Chris Rock Show.’ He has also had three half hour stand up specials of his own on Comedy Central and was one of the stars on ‘Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn’ and a stand out on many C.Central Roasts. Not limited to stand-up and writing, he has had guest starring roles on “Lucky Louie,’ ‘The Sopranos’and many sitcoms as well as in films including Artie Lange’s ‘Beer League.’A critic for the Winnipeg Press said it best when he described Nick as "Gentle as a starved wolverine and as predictable as a tipsy-hop through a minefield, Nick Di Paolo is an experience constrained only slightly by the demands of stand up comedy." His strong political opinions and razor wit make him a perfect fit for talk radio as well. He is a favorite on both Howard Stern and Opie and Anthony and hosted his own show on New York’s 92.3 Free FM. Hide the women and children… here comes Nick Di Paolo.
Jessica Kirson's unique style and captivating stage presence captures the attention of audiences and club bookers everywhere she performs. Her wide variety of characters brings a diverse energy to her routine. Once you have seen her amazing talent, it is easy to understand why she was selected to perform at the Hamptons, Toyota, Marshall's Women in Comedy, Comedy Central's South Beach and HBO's Las Vegas comedy festivals. She has been featured on various television shows, including, Comedy Central's "Premium Blend" and"Fresh Faces," Nickelodeon's "Sixth in the Suburbs," Noggin's "LOL," VH1's "Awesomely Bad" Shows,Showtime's, "White Boyz in the Hood,".Oxygen's premier game show "Can You Tell?," Bravo's "The GreatThings About Being," The Women's Television Network's, "She's So Funny,” NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” Season 2 and 3, NBC’s “Last Call with Carson Daly,” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”. Jessica performed at The Stockholm Comedy Festival in the fall of 2009 and her character voices can be heard in early 2010 in Nickelodeon's "Bubbleguppies."
Jessica appeared in her own LOGO Special, "My Cookie's Gone." and LOGO's New Now Next Best of 2009. In ate 2009, Jessica starred in a Television Pilot, considered to be a new breed of entertainment – The Reality Talk Show, entitled, THE JESSY K SHOW, executive produced by Zach Braff.