Comedy Late Night

The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival and Rooftop Comedy present

Comedy Late Night

Fri, August 8, 2014

10:30 pm

The Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Center

$15.00

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Be part of the audience as we record our second festival album. Featuring comics from around the nation performing their newest, and sometimes blue-est material, this event takes place in a re-creation of Ricky Ricardo's famous Manhattan night club. Beer and wine served at additional cost. Contains adult content. Approximately 90 minutes.

Kerri Louise
Kerri Louise
High-energy, commanding and versatile--but enough about her sex life--Kerri can entertain any audience with her warmth and razor-edge wit. So it’s no wonder that Kerri was a regular correspondent on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Because of that, Kerri was asked to be on the very first episode of The Dr. OZ Show. NBC took Kerri all the way to the finals in the show Last Comic Standing. Her performance on that show prompted The Women's Entertainment Network to make her the star of
a new reality show called "TWO FUNNY".
Moody McCarthy
Moody McCarthy
Moody McCarthy is a stand-up comedian who has performed on Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel, Last Comic Standing, and Star Search. He lives in New York City with his wife and step-dog.

Moody began his career in his hometown of Syracuse, NY, in the 1900s. Many who witnessed his early performances forecast stardom. Moody proved those people wrong.

After six years Moody moved to New York City, where those who heard his jokes predicted he’d be courted by A-list producers as a writer. That has not happened.

But after 20+ years honing his craft, Moody has steadily gained the respect of his peers and audiences everywhere. With unpredictable material, a disarming presence, and in-the-moment chops, here is a comic who thrives in any venue and will brighten any event.

Moody McCarthy: few people hate him!
Chet Wild
Chet Wild
Chet Wild has a style that allows him to be candid, dark, self-deprecating, absurd, warm and lovable all at the same time. Going beyond the humor he finds in his own flaws, Chet shares his views – mostly frustrations – on practically everything, to great comic effect. He takes the depression and anxiety of everyday life and makes it laugh-worthy by revealing that delicate balance between confidence and catastrophe on which we all sometimes teeter.

Chet has performed with such comedy greats as Louie Anderson, Dom Irrera, & Patrice ONeal, and has appeared at a number of comedy festivals, including The Lucille Ball Festival of Comedy, The Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival, The Cleveland Comedy Festival, and The World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas.

In addition to stand-up, he has worked as a comedic video journalist for Hearst Media and has done various freelance work, most notably as a contributing writer for Lopez Tonight on TBS, as well as The Wegmans Hillside Gala where he wrote sketches for and performed alongside none other than Alec Baldwin.

Chet moved from his hometown of Buffalo, NY to Los Angeles at the beginning of 2013 and can be seen performing across town most nights of the week. When not on stage, he spends his time training with The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, co-hosting "The Dunk Tank Podcast", and explaining to his parents why he doesn't really use his Master's degree.
Rick Matthews
Rick Matthews
Rick Matthews was raised in a small farm town south of Buffalo, but has a point of view that differs from those usually bred from small town life. He uses the audience as his own personal therapy session, working out the issues that keep him up at night, all for their enjoyment. He has earned himself a reputation in the comedy community as a every man with an edge, a nice guy with a dark side, and a fat guy with a stain on his shirt. Locally he has taken the reigns at the longest running mic in Buffalo, renaming it the Rust Belt Comedy Showcase.
He has featured and MC'd at multiple clubs, including Helium Comedy Clubs. He has appeared in many festivals, such as Fall Back Comedy Festival in Rochester, The Ventura Comedy Festival in Ventura, CA, The Cleveland Comedy Festival, and upcoming in the Laugh Your Ashville Off Comedy Festival in Ashville, NC.
Rick is the co-host of The Stage Time Podcast
Rick has worked with such acts as Dave Attell, Doug Stanhope, Jim Norton, Tom Cotter, and Judah Friedlander.
Jarwan Nelson
Jarwan Nelson
From NYC to Boston, Jarwan Nelson has emerged as one of the most sought after standup performers. He continues to deliver big performances at some of the most major comedy festivals, and hollowed comedic venues throughout the country. His comedic diversity affords him the ability to reach an entire range of audience. His brand of comedy does not utilize heavy profanity or racy "shock" content. Crowds are left in hysterics as Jarwan punches through back-to-back stories, and insane content, laced with wit, entertainment and style. Audiences remain captivated from the time he grabs the microphone until he leaves the stage.
Emma Willmann
Emma Willmann
Originally from a tiny town in Maine, Emma Willmann exploded onto the Boston comedy scene in 2010. In 2011 she won first place in the Boston Comedy Riots and was featured in The 2011 and 2012 Boston Woman in Comedy Festival. From there she brought her high energy, deeply personal, and observational act to New York City, where she quickly moved through the NYC comedy ranks – making her national TV debut on Axis TV’s Live at Gotham in 2014.
Willmann has also appeared in The 2014 New York Comedy Festival, hosted The 2013 Hoboken Comedy Festival, appeared on ComedyTimeTV, opened for Louie Anderson, appeared with Aziz Ansari and Donald Glover, and will be staring in two upcoming episodes of the popular TV show Deadly Affairs, on the Investigation Discovery Network.
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/