Upcoming shows & Events
- WhoBrad Lowery & Brian Cichocki
- DateFebruary 4, 2017
Brad Lowery started his comedy career in 1984 at the prestigious and premier Eastside Comedy Club in Huntington, Long Island. He has performed for all ages from day camp kids to mature audiences, to colleges, comedy clubs, cruise ships, and corporate gigs across the globe. Clubs such as Dangerfield's, Comic Strip and Caroline's all in New York, to the Borgata in Atlantic City, MGM in Las Vegas, and the Ice House in California have all found Brad to be a club favorite. He has been nominated College Campus Comedian of the Year four times by his electrifying performances and exceptional showman!
The press has called him “a finely accomplished performer soon to be a house hold name.” He has worked with some of the hottest comedy acts on the circuit today including Kevin Hart, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Sinbad, Ray Romano and Kevin James. He was a cast member on NBC's The Apollo Comedy Hour and has been seen on HBO's Inside the NFL, Star Search, Showtime at the Apollo, Comedy Central's Stand Up Stand Up, A&E's Caroline's Comedy Hour and An Evening at the Improv.
In 2008, Brad's movie directing talent was showcased at the "APCA" College Convention in New York for his HIV/AIDS short film titled "No One Will Ever Know." It was this viewing, that secured him another tour throughout the colleges of the Midwest and East Coast. He is currently preparing his current standup tour titled "Have You Heard This One?"
BRIAN CICHOCKI was born and raised in Trenton, NJ. Brian is a Comedian, Actor, and Director. After a stellar career managing a deli in the Kingsbury Projects in downtown Trenton, Brian realized education may be important. While working on his Bachelors and Masters degrees, Brian performed in numerous plays in New York and New Jersey. He began appearing in independent films as well as commercials for Chase Bank, Sega Video Games, the comedy pilot Crash Life and the web series Celebrities. He has been a private acting coach, and has taught acting and directing at both Rider University and Montclair State University. Brian has also directed numerous stage productions and helped develop the plays of many emerging playwrights.
As a Comedian, he has performed all over the country as well as in New York City clubs such as Caroline’s on Broadway, Dangerfields, and Comix. He has worked with the likes of Jim Breuer, Ben Bailey, Patrice O’Neal, Robert Kelly and many others. Today, he resides in NYC.
- WhoKeith Pray Big Band
- DateFebruary 7, 2017
- FeeNo Cover
The Big Soul Ensemble is a lot of band with a lot of soul. Comprised of over a dozen of the Capital Region's finest musicians, the Big Soul Ensemble pays homage to the past while playing material specifically written or arranged for the band, by its own members.
- WhoPsychic Medium Katie Manning
- DateFebruary 11, 2017
- Time11:00 AM
Have you ever known something or had a gut feeling that turned out to be right?
Or had a déjà vu experience? Or just felt like you were not alone when clearly you were. The dream that just won't leave you the next day and even years later that seemed so real featuring a loved one that has passed over. This has been Katie Manning Hilton's experience her entire life. Come meet Katie at a gallery and brunch reading February 11 at the Van Dyck.
THIS IS AN EXCLUSIVE EVENT SO TICKETS WILL BE LIMITED!!
11:00am-11:30am - Meet & Greet
11:30am-1:00pm- Readings will take place **No guarantee everyone will be read**
1:00pm - Full Buffet Brunch, Coffee, and soda will be available. Bar will be open after show no alcohol will be provided before reading
***THIS EVENT IS NOT HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE*** We apologize for the inconvenience.
- WhoBuddy Fitzpatrick & Meghan Hanley
- DateFebruary 11, 2017
BUDDY FITZPATRICK, a native of Philadelphia, is currently a New York City club favorite sharing his comedy perspective. His act combines the skill of a great monologist with a physical style that brings his observations to life. At the age of 18, he left Philadelphia to pursue a career in the arts. He enrolled in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City and has never looked back. He went on tour with several theater companies starring in plays ranging from Shakespeare to Neil Simon. His comedy timing was always a bright spot in any production and with a little prodding he took the next step to the comedy club stage. Soon after, Buddy was a regular at all the prominent showcase clubs in New York City honing his craft night after night. The positive response to his work fueled his desire and has kept him very busy on the comedy circuit for the last 20 years. His act is made up of inventive material delivered in a self-assured style.
Buddy’s stand-up made him a regular on Comedy Central with appearances on ABC and A&E. Buddy can be seen in the Damon Wayans film Harlem Aria and in The Business of Strangers starring Julia Stiles and Stockard Channing. His television credits include HBO’s Sopranos. Buddy has written, produced and performed in his biographical play Sides at various NYC theatres. When not currently headlining, Buddy can be seen opening for Joe Behar and was a frequent opener for Joan Rivers. Buddy has also had the privilege of opening for The Beach Boys, Doobie Brothers, and The Righteous Brothers.
As well as Gotham Comedy Live AXS TV, Buddy has two appearances on nickmom Night Out and is a contributing writer on nickmom’s Actual Housewives of the PTO.
Meghan Hanley is a Brooklyn-based comedian, writer and actress, known for her quick wit and up-beat persona. Hanley brings a contagious energy to the stage, which is palpable in her appearances on AXSTV’s Gotham Comedy Live and Fox’s Laughs. She has performed at various festivals, including Boston Comedy Festival, Out of Bounds, Laughing Skull, and Women in Comedy, and is a regular on the NYC circuit.
In addition to stand-up, Meghan is an avid Sports fan. She has a baseball blog called Rounding Third and a web series on YouTube entitled Sports Tabata. Lastly, she smiles a lot which some people find suspicious, but mostly endearing.
- WhoPopa Chubby
- DateFebruary 17, 2017
- Time7 & 9:30pm
- Fee$18 advance, $22 Day of Show
HARD SWINGING BLUES ROCK
Tickets: $18 Adv / $22 Door
Popa Chubby has been hard rocking the blues in his fierce and soulful way for more than 25 years. Over the course of a career that dates back to 1994, he has been a force of to be reckoned with on the guitar, and his tempestuous, soulful playing has never been more powerful. An imposing figure with a shaven head, tattooed arms, a goatee and a performance style he describes as “the Stooges meets Buddy Guy, Motörhead meets Muddy Waters, and Jimi Hendrix meets Robert Johnson," Popa Chubby is an endearing character who is one of the genre’s most popular figures.
His career has always been about moving forward and carving a place for himself in the imposing terrain of the music business, overcoming odds to continue growing and maturing as a creative force. He has built a constantly increasing base of fans across the world, where in many territories he is a star.
A native New Yorker, the Blues is the foundation of his playing style. He recalls, "Since I’d grown up on Hendrix, Cream and Led Zeppelin, when I started playing blues in New York clubs I understood that the blues should be dangerous, too. That danger is a real part of the Blues and I keep it alive in my music.”
- WhoRodney Laney & Anthony DiDomenico
- DateFebruary 18, 2017
RODNEY LANEY was born and raised in Paterson, New Jersey and has always been a comedian. Even as a toddler, he would entertain at family gatherings, most of the time against his will. Years of therapy have helped him recover from these traumatic times. Thanks to Rodney's school years, school administrators decided corporal punishment was no longer necessary in the school system; they now want capital punishment!
Laney's comedy career started capriciously while in the Air Force. He was stationed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio where he accompanied a fellow airman, an amateur comic, to a comedy club. His friend bombed, but Rod took the stage and received thunderous applause. It was instant addiction. For Rodney, it was the stage, for his friend it was… Well, you know. He has executive produced and acted in the feature film Pride & Loyalty, which started as a pay per view release. He played Willie in the comedy “Tinsel Town,” created by Public Defender Pictures, which starred John Palumbo (OZ) and Johnny Williams, (GoodFellas, Honeymoon in Vegas.)
Rodney Laney has completed pilots for Comedy Central, MTV, and A&E. He has been seen on P.Diddy’s Bad Boys of Comedy on HBO, FOX News Channel’s Red Eye, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, and the BBC’s The World Stand’s Up, truTV’s The Smoking Gun Presents…, comedy.tv on the HD channel, LOL Lounge TBS Presents A Very Funny Festival: Just for Laughs Chicago, and two appearances on Gotham Comedy Live on AXSTV. He has also appeared at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival Montreal.
Determination may be Rodney Laney's biggest asset; according to his credit report, his only asset. He is ambitious, professional, and determined. I could go on and on about me, I mean him, but I have reached the end of the page.
Long Island born and raised, Anthony DiDomenico is a fast-rising comedian who entertains his audiences with stories about his family, life experiences, relationships, all while easily poking fun at himself.
Anthony originally went to school to pursue a career in radio like his childhood idol Howard Stern. After graduating from Connecticut School of Broadcasting, Anthony co-hosted The Hamma Heads Radio Show on WLIE. After The Hamma Heads, Anthony joined the cast of The Jimmy & Robin Show on WGBB and WVOX. Anthony still has a passion for radio, now co-hosting The Organized Chaos Radio Show on www.theocpodcast.com.
Anthony found his way to comedy through tragedy. After losing his job, and with his engagement ending, he was encouraged by his father to find the funny in his situation. Through his likeable personality, Anthony does this by sharing his stories from the stage which has become his own form of therapy not only for himself but for the audience as well.Anthony hit the ground running and hasn't stopped since. For him, the sky is the limit! Currently, Anthony regularly performs at clubs up and down the east coast.
- WhoMoody McCarthy & Dennis Rooney
- DateFebruary 25, 2017
Moody McCarthy is a stand-up comedian who lives in New York with his wife, two daughters, and a Betta fish they rescued from a pet store. Moody has made numerous TV appearances, highlighted by performances on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and two scintillating sets on The Late Show with David Letterman.
Moody was born “Matthew” in Syracuse, NY, into a rambunctious household with six siblings. (They're Irish, so somebody had to get a nickname.) He began doing comedy in 1992 and shortly thereafter was hired by Syracuse’s #1 radio show to cover sports and write jokes, two of his loves. After six years of performing regionally Moody decided his apartment was too big and moved to New York City.
This millennium has been good to Moody: he’s also been featured on Last Comic Standing; Star Search (the 2003 reboot); America’s Got Talent; and Gotham Comedy Live. He’s a regular at some of the best clubs in the land and can be heard on SiriusXM.
Moody’s material is described as original but universal, and smart without being trite. Couple that with a disarming stage presence & in-the-moment chops, you’ll see why he’s earned the admiration of his peers for his ability to “go up cold” and turn any setting into a lively comedy room. From country clubs to pubs to corporate outings, he will brighten any event.
Moody McCarthy: few people hate him!
TV: Conan (TBS); Late Show with David Letterman (CBS, 2012 & 2014); Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC); America’s Got Talent (NBC); Last Comic Standing IV (NBC); Star Search 2003 (CBS); Gotham Comedy Live (AXStv); The Early Show (CBS); The Bob & Tom Show (WGN); MSG Network; Style Network; Comcast Comedy Spotlight; CTV (Canada)
Dennis Rooney started doing stand-up somewhere between January and April of 2010, it’s all a bit of a haze, like many of his “first time” experiences (ahem). The first two years of his career were spent pounding the pavement between NYC and his home, Long Island, doing countless open mics before ever stepping foot into a comedy club. This foundation of hard work has been thematic to his comedy career. He loves stand up, and it is important to him to do good work, even in the face of harsh tasks, like writing his own bio.
Since starting he has become a regular at the Governor’s comedy clubs on Long Island. He’s performed at the Asheville and Cleveland Comedy Festivals as well as independent shows throughout the country. In August 2016, he produced and performed on the Crash and Flow tour which was featured in over a dozen cities throughout the Midwest.
A burgeoning college performer as well, Dennis enjoys doing any and all shows; the weirder the gig the better. He has done it all on the spectrum – from a squeaky clean bat mitzvah show in a modern Orthodox synagogue with no electricity to opening for national headliners in large theaters, Dennis loves the challenge and always delivers. He has been self-described as a blue collar absurdist armed to the teeth with sharp jokes.