I get to headline my favorite show twice a year .. you know it. Comedy Heights. The little show that could 🙂 Comedy Heights was started by Al Gavi and Gina Manning about 5 years ago as a twice monthly show next the coffee at Twiggs in University Heights, and when Gina moved to LA, she recommended me to Al and Al is super smart so he listened to Gina and brought me on as his new partner. We went weekly. Booked some amazing comics and tah dah! 2 years later it’s one of the best shows in town. I’m so proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish. And now I get to headline and play with some fabulous people I love to work with. Tony Calabrese is my feature … plus some of my UBER good friends Toni Torquato and Gene Levin who run their own show at the Space Bar in La Mesa once a week, and newcomer Danielle Marie Thomas. It’s going to be fun … hope you can join us!
The Irvine Improv is an amazing venue, so I hope some people will brave the wet and come out and get some laughs with me and headliner Tony Calabrese. Jim Taylor is a fantastic producer and funny comedian … so I expect it’ll be a FUN NIGHT. $5 at the door 🙂 Come by 700pm to get your food order in. It’s delish!
Some days I just wake up and pinch myself. I get to work with Drew Lynch and Taylor Tomlinson tonight? I’m old enough to be their mother! That’s probably why I’m so proud of how well they are doing in the stand up arena, both making it to the finals of America’s Got Talent and Last Comic Standing, respectively. Comedy isn’t all flailing drunks at a bar, and empty pizza joints on a Tuesday, sometimes it’s working with the best. And that’s the ‘sweetness’.
Finally … Tony Calabrese is opening for me. It had to happen sooner or later. And yes it’s all happening at our establishment of choice @spacebar in La Mesa, Friday July 24th 7pm. Kathleen Finney runs that room again, likes she used to a gazillion years ago, except now there’s beer and wine 🙂 It’s a $10 cover that gets you a free beverage of your choosing. And then you laugh for 90 minutes. Whether you like it or not. Trust me. It’s painless. Well mostly. 7454 University Ave, La Mesa 91942
Then Wednesday August 8th 7pm I’m at Java Joe’s with Jennifer Congernaum and Steve Heyl who run the show twice a month. It’s a hip little joint and that show will be a lot of laughs too. No Cover. No Drink Minimums. 3536 Adams Ave, SD 92116.
Drew Lynch is one talented young man. He hasn’t let his speech impediment stop him from being one of the funniest young comedians to watch today. In fact he used it to his advantage to bring laughs like I didn’t know I had in me! He has headlined Comedy Heights at Twiggs and will headline Thursdays at the Comedy Palace this coming week … don’t miss it.
I was so stoked to get into the World Series of Comedy, and winning a wild card was a bonus! I ended up not moving on in the local competition BUT that doesn’t mean I won’t make the top 100 to get to Las Vegas at the end of September this year. Joe Lowers who runs the annual nationwide competition says it’s based on a ‘ranking’ system … so that’s good enough for me. He said I did really well and I was happy with both of my performances. Not to mention I held my own with some hilarious comedians I hold in high regard like Allison Gill and Aaron Hughes 🙂
Andrew Norelli has done it all. From multiple appearances on the late night circuit, to finishing second at the Boston Comedy Festival, to star of the 2011 hit film “Who Wants to Date a Comedian?” (OK, so maybe it wasn’t a hit hit…but it was funny!)
Andrew will be headlining this week at Thursday Comedy at the Palace. He’ll be joined by a testosterone-laden lineup that includes Polo Ceniseros, Nic Flair, Mike Devore, Johnny Herrera, and Matin Atrushi. Your Aussie Chick Maria Herman will be keeping the boys in line all night long!
Be sure to join us on Thursday at 8pm at the Comedy Palace. This is the show you’ll be telling all your friends about!
The deets: Comedy Palace is located in Kearny Mesa. Doors open at 7pm for drink and dinner service, and the show starts promptly at 8pm. There is no cover charge if you mention the secret code: Funny.
All Females – Every First Thursday … that’s pretty much all there is to remember. Oh that and the fact that one of my absolute favorites .. Anita Milner will be headlining for us in March. She’s a total pro and incredibly funny. The funniest over 70 any place! Message me to get your name on the VIP list to the show at the Comedy Palace. Easy Parking. Easy night of the week. Whoot! Let’s do this.
March 13 and 14 are already sold out, March 15th still has some tickets left. But text me asap to get them. I’m opening for my Vietnamese brother Dat Phan who just visited his mother land for the first time since he came to the USA as a child. He has new jokes to share and in true ‘Last Comic Standing’ form .. it’ll be hilarious. I may have a few new things up my sleeve as well 🙂 Cos that’s my yob. Dragon’s Den downtown San Diego is the place.
Reds Wine Bar has been sold and Friday Night Jan 30 will be our final night there for about a month as it undergoes a remodel. We are excited! Help us give Reds a proper ‘Good Bye’ at the last Comedy Heights show at Reds … as I said .. we will be back … but it won’t be ‘Reds’ anymore 🙂