Richie Minervini

Back by popular demand, Richie is a club favorite because he has the ability to appeal to all ages and audiences. He was a writer and regular guest performer on the hit show “King of Queens”. He has also appeared on HBO, Comedy Central, Showtime and can be most recently seen in the hit movies “Zookeeper” and “Paul Blart Mall Cop” with Kevin James and “Grown Up’s” with Adam Sandler

A veteran of standup comedy, Richie is the former owner of Long Island’s premier comedy club, The East Side Comedy Club. His stage is where celebrities, Rosie O’Donnell, Jay Leno, Eddie Murphy, Kevin James, and Ray Romano started their standup careers.

Richie also has many writing credits to his name as well as numerous television appearances such as Regis Live, Rosie O’Donnell and The King of Queens.

Also Appearing:  Gemini


John Lombardi was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. There, he obtained a quick and clean sense of humor and wit was soon developed. He started performing at the early age of eleven, and was soon noticeably capable of bringing a crowd to tears of laughter. Prompted by both his peers and professionals, he began a career of such, in comedy. John’s ambitions led him on a successful climb to the top where he began to study dance and choreography to enhance his ebullient comedic talent.

Gemini combines stage illusion, dance, comedy, romance, audience participation, ventriloquism & great fun into one astonishing show. This work is John’s true passion. Extremely personable, and always willing to go the extra mile, you will undoubtedly find him performing equally as well off stage as on. Close up table magic and at hand performances for children are just a few more phenomenal talents to add to his full repertoire.

There was a time, not so long ago, when only friends and by passers walking down a New York street saw bright promise combined with energetic talent when entertainer Gemini strutted his stuff. Gemini has performed on almost every cable channel including,  NBC Fox 5Showtime and Comedy Central along with Vegas, Atlantic City and hundreds of Comedy Clubs. Whether he is appearing in Vegas or at a local Comedy Club, people across the country look forward to seeing this “Maestro of Magic & Laughter”, bringing their friends to sharing in the fun.

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manny oliveira

With his improvisational style and astute observations on family, religion, relationships, and current events, he continues to be a favorite among audiences from all walks of life. He has appeared on HBO, Showtime’s “Comedy Club Network” , and numerous comedy specials. He can also be seen on “Laffapalooza 2006” on Comedy Central and played the part of Father Cisero in the film “Crossroads.” Oliveira also has been a semi-regular on “Army Wives” on the Lifetime network.

This Rhode Island native, currently tours the country as a standup comedian.  He is also a highly regarded actor and writer and can be seen in his one-man show “I’m The Man You Meet Before You Meet The Man You Marry.”

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DC_Benny

In the hard-hitting New York comedy world, D.C. Benny is a heavyweight contender. His unorthodox style of comedic storytelling, seasoned with original characters, has earned him a diverse and enthusiastic fan base over the last 26 years.

As an English major at the University of Maryland, he entered a talent show and got big laughs doing impressions of all of his professors. He soon became a fixture at local comedy clubs in the D.C. area before moving to Brooklyn, New York.

Once in New York, he made a name for himself as a white comic who was happy to work the urban rooms in addition to performing at mainstream comedy clubs. Benny made his television debut on “Showtime at the Apollo,” and has since performed all over the U.S. and toured internationally.

Many of his fans know Benny from his dramatic film and television roles. He has been seen on multiple episodes of “Law and Order” and had a long run on the daytime drama “As the World Turns.” He has also appeared in many feature films, including “Freedomland” with Samuel Jackson and John Singleton’s “Illegal Tender.”

Additional credits include Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend,” HBO’s “The Chris Rock Show,” NBC’s “The Cosby Show” and “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.” The main character in Budweiser’s popular “How You Doin’?” Super Bowl spots, Benny has also been in numerous national commercials for Verizon, Dell, Volkswagen and Wendy’s. His Comedy Central half-hour special is one of the highest rated in the network’s history, and he was a top 8 finalist on Season 8 of “Last Comic Standing.”

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VinnieMark 

Comedian Vinnie Mark’s best trick is to change traditional magic into non-stop laughs before your very eyes.  Mark delivers joke after joke, gag after gag, and leaves audiences on their feet with a real, live straightjacket escape.  Las Vegas slick and Sunday school proper, alchemist Mark transforms audience participation, one-liners and a few surprises into pure platinum.Mark’s television appearances include The Rosie ‘O Donnell Show (NBC), Late Night with David Letterman (NBC), Stand-up Spotlight (VH1) and Fox T.V.’s Comic Strip Live (Fox).  He can also be seen in the film Grown Ups (Adam Sandler).

Mark has “opened” for comedians Rodney Dangerfield, Gilbert Gottfried and David Spade as well as the musical group Crosby, Stills & Nash.  He has also toured with country singer Randy Travis.  In addition, the USO enlisted Vinnie to entertain troops in Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.  He is an original member of the “Laughter Company,” an improvisation group that included Rosie ‘O Donnell and Bob Nelson.

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