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July 16 @ 8:00 pm - July 23 @ 10:30 pm$20 – $25
Laughter begins at the Brook Arts Center starting July 16, as we launch our Stand Up Comedy Nights. Join us in welcoming three hilarious comedians, John Moses, Kyle Ocasio and Adam Oliensis, on Friday, July 16th.
For over 15 years, John Moses has delightfully offended audiences in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Moses considers himself an “equal-opportunity offender”. His style is shrewd, raw and uncompromisingly funny. Moses appears on Sirius XM Raw Dog, The Foxxhole Canada Laughs, Gotham Comedy Live by AXS.TV and has released two albums: Upper Middle Trash and On the Edge. Moses appears on Sirius XM Raw Dog, The Foxxhole Canada Laughs, AXS.TV’s Gotham Comedy Live and has released two albums: Upper Middle Trash and On the Edge.
Kyle Ocasio has been dubbed “the reluctant wife and mother” by her comedic peers. Through her comedy, she expresses the frustration and confusion of everyday life that helps her connect with any audience. She also enjoys creating characters most notably the Psycho flight attendant from hell as well as characters inspired by her and Latino and Midwest family members. After the birth of her third child, she began to journal her experiences as a mother (usually back on the toilet because that is the only place she could be alone) she realized that the chaos and insanity had to be shared on stage. Since her first performance at The Comic Strip Live, Kyle has become a regular on the NY Comedy scene and was featured on AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live and comedy show Red Eye. She was the face of Optimum TV’s Soccer Mom Goals, a show with a comedic twist on “momentary” on the 2018 World Cup. Rooftop Comedy released her debut album “Tell Mommy Your Name Again” and collaborative album entitled “Three’s Comedy” with two other comedians. It was number two comedy album of the summer, just behind Jim Gaffigan.
Adam Oliensis is attuned to the absurdities that arise in daily life, exploring both the irony and silliness that exist in the most humiliating situations. He appeared on the Comedy Central Daily Show with Trevor Noah. His album, Aged Whine, can be heard on Sirius XM Radio 99, Raw Dog Comedy. He is headlining the Aged Whine Comedy Tour throughout the Northeast. Adam opened for comic legends, and luminaries like Robert Klein, Colin Quinn, Gilbert Gottfried and Larry Miller. Adam co-authored and starred in the movie, The Pompatus of Love, with Actor Jon Cryer.
On Friday, July 23, at 8 pm, Comedian Joe Matarese presents his humorous tour – “Remember When” a nostalgic comedy about the 80s and 90s Come see the show that is taking off on Tik Tok. Joe will take you back to a time before computers and cell phones existed and going clubbing seven nights a week seemed important! Widely known for his performance on ‘Americas Got Talent’, Matarese won the public long before that, working in the metropolitan area stand-up circuit since he was 19 years old and has since made appearances on the most sought-after TV and radio shows. Joe has performed on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn and Craig Ferguson, Montreal Comedy Festival, and received a standing ovation on America’s Got Talent. Joe has appeared on the Howard Stern Show and Chelsea lately, and presently has two 1-Hour Specials on Amazon Prime titled Medicated and The Posters Wrong. He also had his very own Comedy Central Presents 1/2 hour special and has recorded 7 standup albums that are currently in rotation on SiriusXM including Quiet pleasing, Fixing Joe, Disconnected, When A Comedian Attacks, Medicated, The Poster’s Wrong, and Completely Present. Do not miss all these hilarious live shows at the Brook Arts Centre! Tickets are available www.brookarts.org or by phone at 732-469-7700. Order early for the best reserved seats and advance sale prices.