Comedy Happy Hour

The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival presents

Comedy Happy Hour

Sat, August 9, 2014

5:00 pm

Jamestown Gateway Train Station

$0.00

Free

Enjoy a happy hour of comedy at the newly renovated Gateway Train Station. Featuring comedians who's credentials include appearances on Letterman, Leno, Conan, and more.

Mike Brody
Mike Brody
Starting comedy on a whim at an open mic in the year 2000, Mike has since devoted his life to perfecting the delivery of his high-energy act. Bucking the trend of the apathetic comedian, his genuine passion for his craft draws audience members into the unique world of Mike Brody: An affable, clever guy whose life is often derailed by his own neurotic, obsessive-compulsive and clumsy tendencies.

He has worked with Dave Attell, Emo Philips, Doug Stanhope, Doug Benson, and legendary street performer/madman/savant Wesley Willis, and hosted ten episodes of the Minneapolis TV series The Buzz. He is the official event comedian for the SyFy Channel’s TV show “Ghost Hunters”.

He has also appeared on the nationally syndicated radio program "The Bob & Tom Show."
Pete Lee
Pete Lee
Pete Lee might be the nicest person in New York City, but that’s because it’s impossible to sound aggressive with a Wisconsin accent. Pete was raised in Janesville, WI by divorced parents and a 19-inch television, which is probably why he pursued a career in entertainment.

In 2005, Pete flew to New York to make his television debut on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. That same night, he met his future wife, and she made him move to Manhattan. Soon after moving to NYC, he was selected to perform at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, where he was voted a standout performer. In 2008 Pete made his network television debut performing on NBC’s Last Comic Standing finishing as a semi-finalist. That same year, he made his television acting debut on the CBS Soap Opera As The World Turns, lasting two episodes! At the end of 2008 he then shot his own Comedy Central half Hour Special, which earned him a “cult” following at comedy clubs, and the opportunity to perform over the next four years at 500 colleges across the country.

In 2010 Pete began producing and editing his own shows for the Internet which led to getting his own web show on MSN.com called New York Minute:30. His web shows attracted the attention of television talent scouts and in 2012 he was hired to be a writer and cast member on FUSE TV’s Video on Trial and the NFL Network’s Top 10’s. In 2013, Pete was hired as a cast member on VH1’s Best Week Ever, which debuted in January.

If you haven’t heard of Pete Lee yet, prepare to tell other people
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.
Mike Cody
Mike Cody
Slightly weird, definitely smart and more than a little nerdy, Mike Cody constantly finds himself in uncomfortable situations but manages to stay positive throughout it all. Mike has been featured on Comedy Central's Jokes.com and earned recognition as a national finalist in Sierra Mist’s 2005 “Next Great Comic” contest. He’s also performed at the prestigious Boston Comedy Festival and is a former winner of the Funniest Person in Cincinnati Contest at Go Bananas Comedy Club.

Mike is also the creator of Underbelly, an award-winning sketch and improv show that plays monthly to great acclaim in both New York and Los Angeles. His debut album, "I Don't Want To Take a Nap," will be released by Rooftop Comedy Records in late 2013.
Tony Deyo
Tony Deyo
A rising young talent, Deyo is known for his sharp, quick material and near perfect timing almost certainly gained from his years as a professional symphony musician. In 2013, he made his late night television debut on CONAN. He performed at the prestigious HBO Aspen Comedy Festival, was named one of the year’s best by the New York Post, has been heard on the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Radio Show, and can be heard every day on SiriusXM Satellite Radio.
T. Faye Griffin
T. Faye Griffin
NAACP Image Award recipient and proud product of South Central Los Angeles, T. Faye Griffin has put words into the mouths of Academy Award winners, comedians, politicians and everyday folk alike. From A&E to BET to PBS, she has amassed an impressive list of television credits which include the Emmy Award-winning comedy series In Living Color, The Parent 'Hood, Steve Harvey's Big Time, The Grammy Gospel Celebration and NBC's daily lifestyle magazine program, YourLA.

A well-respected member of the comedy community, she created and served as Executive Producer of BET's highly rated comedy competition Coming to the Stage. The popular series marked the network’s first foray into family programming. Her work on the 2003 and 2004 Trumpet Awards each garnered a NAACP Image Award nomination, and in 2007 she scored a win as Producer of BET's Celebration of Gospel.

In 2006 she celebrated her first feature film credit with the release of the Steve Harvey concert film, Don't Trip...He Ain't Through With Me Yet. In 2007, Griffin was featured in the Cannes edition of "The Business of Film Magazine."

A much sought after writing instructor whose popular workshops have been presented by the Writers Guild of America, American Black Film Festival and Kids in the Spotlight, Griffin has been tapped by the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center for Comedy to help develop their inaugural comedic arts education program. Additionally she has been invited to be a guest instructor at the prestigious Chautauqua Institution in upstate New York during the 2012 summer sessions.

The former stand-up comedian has found her place among the personal writing staff of superstar comedians and radio personalities Steve Harvey and Rickey Smiley. In 2010 she completed the “Ain't Nobody Perfect Tour” with Harvey and gospel legend, Kirk Franklin.

Ms. Griffin made her critically acclaimed directorial debut with her latest stage production Spook Night, a no-holds barred, behind-the-microphone look at the world of stand-up comedy. Equally adept at writing dramatic themes, she served as Writer-in Residence for the Oasis Christian Theater Company which produced her commissioned works When Dreams Die Young and The Christmas Club under the artistic direction of Penny Johnson Jerald. Currently she is developing a one-woman show for Tony Award-winning actress, Starletta DuPois.

Her work has also appeared in Woman's World Magazine, Spirit Magazine, KCET Magazine, the Los Angeles Times and the USA Book News award-winning anthology, "Untangled."

Ms. Griffin resides in Los Angeles, California.
Venue Information:
Jamestown Gateway Train Station
211 West 2nd Street
Jamestown, NY, 14701
http://jamestowntrainstation.com/