Late Night Comedy in the Tropicana Room

Lucy Fest: The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival presents:

Late Night Comedy in the Tropicana Room

Sat, August 4, 2012

Doors: 10:00 pm / Show: 10:30 pm

The Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Center

Comics from around the nation perform their newest, and sometimes blue-est material in this re-creation of Ricky Ricardo's famous Manhattan night club. Beer and wine served.

Phoebe Robinson
Phoebe Robinson
Stand up comedian and writer Phoebe Robinson recently appeared on TV Guide’s 100 Shows to See Before You Die & 25 Biggest Reality Star Blunders. She was also a finalist in NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity competition and was a part of their USA college tour. She has performed in the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, New York Underground Comedy Festival, Lucille Ball Festival, and the Women in Comedy Festival.

Phoebe has also appeared on Sirius XM’s Raw Dog Comedy, Canada’s CBC Radio, in The Daily News and the NY Post. Her blog Blaria (aka Black Daria) was recently picked up by The Huffington Post and is regularly featured on their website. She’s also had writing and stand up on The Smoking Jacket and Rooftop Comedy websites. Most recently, she’s had two op-ed pieces, one about the movie Bridesmaids and other about the TV show Girls, published in the New York Times.

Currently, she is developing a Blaria Podcast to debut in September and you can catch her performing stand up at venues all over NYC.
Harrison Greenbaum
Harrison Greenbaum
Harrison Greenbaum is one of the most in-demand comics working today. The winner of the Andy Kaufman Award and the Magners Comic Stand-Off, Harrison was recently named one of this year's "Comics to Watch" by Comedy Central; was called the "hardest-working man in comedy" by the New York Daily News; and has been featured on SPIKE TV, the Science Channel, and SIRIUS Satellite Radio. Harrison is the head writer for the first-ever late night show on NBCU/Telemundo, Tu Nite con Lorenzo Parro, and has been writing for MAD Magazine since 2005. Performing in more than 1300 shows in the last two years alone, Harrison headlines comedy clubs around the country, including sold-out shows at TBS Just for Laughs Chicago and the legendary Carolines on Broadway.
Bethany Van Delft
Bethany Van Delft
Bethany Van Delft discovered her greatest love, smoked meat, while performing at the 2010 "Just For Laughs" Festival in Montreal. She is a founding member/producer of "ColorStruck: Women of Color in Comedy", co-producer of the fabulously fashion-forward comedy showcase "The Dress Up Show", and a core member of the touring show “5 Funny Females”. She been featured in The Boston Comedy Festival, New York Underground Comedy Festival, and can be seen on Comedy Central Mobile's "Funaticos!" She will definitely win something and/or be on TV by next year.
Mike Brown
Mike Brown
Mike Brown is a comedian and writer from Harlem, New York. He’s performed at Caroline’s Comedy Club, Stand Up NY, Laugh Lounge, EastVille Comedy Club, and other venues all over New York. He also hosts events, including one at SUNY where he did a pretty awesome job. Really! He knows that because 128 audience members became his Facebook friend afterwards—and we all know how hard it is to get Facebook friends.

Mike Brown’s first time doing stand up was in the third grade for a talent show. He didn’t win. Those judges were idiots.

Mike Brown is also quite the scholar and journalist. Really. He was an Applied Mathematics major at NJIT until he decided that math sucked. No, he was NOT a loser*. He transferred to Hunter College and got his BA in English Creative Writing while completing the Thomas Hunter Honors Program. Oh yeah, he’s THAT awesome. His work has appeared in KING Magazine, Kicksclusive Magazine (where he was the Music Editor for three years), and on allhiphop.com. He also gave college girls dating advice on UniversityChic.com. If you do a search, you’ll find some gems that he won’t admit to writing. Impressive, right? I KNOW! He’s TOTALLY dateable.

Mike Brown will do comedy anywhere. Comedy club, cellar, bar, basement, gym, laundromat, church, college, condo, backyard, front-yard, attic, living room, bedroom, bathroom, Bed Bath and Beyond, funeral home (to liven things up), mobile home, retirement home, wherever. And for the record, Mike Brown loves comedy much more than writing about himself in the third person.

*No, Mike Brown was not and will never be a loser. Fun Fact: There is a chorus to rap song that goes “All I do is win, win, win. No matter what.” That song is about Mike Brown.
Joe Machi
Joe Machi
Joe won the New York Underground Comedy Festival’s “Emerging Comedian” award, began receiving spots at many of the major clubs in town and on December 16th, 2009, Machi realized one of the biggest dreams he had when he moved to New York City: he auditioned and “passed” for regular paid spots at The Comic Strip. In 2011 he was runner up in the Boston Comedy Festivals New York Comedy Contest which earned him a trip to the Boston Comedy Festival. He was then profiled in the NY Daily News for making the Elite Eight in Caroline’s March Madness Final Four Competition. He recently appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Venue Information:
The Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Center
2 West Third Street
Jamestown, NY, 14701
http://www.lucy-desi.com/