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March 11, 2012

Reminder: Joey Gay Comedy Show at Willie McBride’s March 16th to Support Fund for Better Waterfront

Below is a fundraiser and comedy show to support Fund For a Better Waterfront and their fight against the Monarch Project in North East Hoboken that plans to build a high rise condo building on one of the piers uptown. Many residents who live in the 2nd Ward are very much against it. So is the current administration. Below  are the details…

“The Fund for a Better Waterfront Comedy Fundraiser”

Fund for a Better Waterfront Comedy Fundraiser 3-16-2012Joey Gay Comedian - Willie McBrides HobokenDate: Friday, March 16, 2012

Time: Doors open at 7:30pm / Show starts at 8pm

Where: Willie McBride’s: 616 Grand Street, Hoboken

Tickets: $25 (Includes the comedy show, 2 drinks and live music)

Event Description: Featuring comedian Joey Gay plus local comics.

A native of Brooklyn, Joey Gay is a veteran stand-up comic and actor. Best recognized as a finalist in NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” Joey is a regular headliner at comedy clubs across the nation. He’s performed on Showtime’s “White Boys in the Hood,” “The Howard Stern Show” and Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham.”

Proceeds to benefit FBW’s effort to defeat the high-rise towers — the Monarch — proposed for a Hoboken pier.

Reserve you tickets today at BrownPaperTickets.com (Link: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/224233 )

Producers: Unpainted Emporium Productions, LLC and Soul Joel Productions.

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February 7, 2012

The Return of Heartbroken Comedy–Whiskey Bar February 18th at 7:45pm

Filed under: Comedy Hoboken,Hoboken,whiskey Bar — Tags: , , , — TheBoken @ 12:00 PM

Heart Broken Comedy Whiskey Bar 2-18-2012

Attention Hoboken Comedy Fans: Heartbroken Comedy returns to Whiskey Bar  February  18th at 7:45 pm! The Whisky Bar normally known for its musical acts switches gears and provides this lineup that is subject to change: 
  • Christopher Calogero (performer and producer)
  • Shelley Hamilton
  • Malcolm Halaszynski
  • Ron Krasnow
  • Emma Willmann
  • and Dan Soder

The Whisker Bar is located at 125 Washington Street Hoboken. For the event there is a $5 cover and no drink minimum.

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January 20, 2012

Marty O’Brien’s Comedy Night Hoboken 1-25-2012 at 9pm

Marty O’Brien’s Comedy Night Hoboken

Wednesday, January 25 at 9pm

Join the comedy crew for an evening of laughs with Steve Leventhal on Wednesday, January 25 at 9pm. This show features-Chris Cal, Douglas Smith, Daniel Enfield, Emily Epstein, Jay Nog, Kendra Cunningham, Steve Leventhal, and Dan Frigolette.

Steve Leventhal was born in the suburbs outside of Scranton, PA. Due to his non exposure of different ethnicities he would sometimes make cultural mistakes. His first trip to Philadelphia he met Michael Jackson. This actually was not Michael Jackson but the first black person he ever saw. As a young boy he wrestled someone with one leg and didn’t know it until the car ride home. Not a day passes by in which Steve wishes he could apologize to that little boy for slamming him in the mat and getting disqualified.

Link to Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/137825376334558/

Steve’s website: http://www.steveleventhalcomedy.com/

Marty O’Brien’s

Address: 94 Bloomfield Street Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (201) 420-9222

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January 19, 2012

Comedy Night 2012 To Benefit Hoboken Shelter at Willie’s 1/20/2012 at 7:30pm

Comedy Night 2012 To Benefit Hoboken Shelter

Friday, January 20, 2012, 7:30 PM

Willie McBride’s 616 Grand St, Hoboken, NJ 

Join the Hoboken Social Sandbox and Soul Joe Productions for their first Comedy Night of 2012. This show will benefit the Hoboken Shelter. Over 60 have signed up already. Come out and have a fun time and celebrate life’s funny moments for a good cause, the Hoboken Shelter.

Photo Courtesy of Soul Joe Productions

Description: Soul Joel Productions Presents Comedy Night at Willie McBrides. Featuring comedians from Comedy Central, HBO, Last Comic Standing, and XM/Sirius Radio. Each has some of the best comedians from all over the city.

Cost: $25 which includes cover charge and 2 drinks! Plus you get to stay after the show for the band for free!

Start Time: Doors open at 7:30 p.m., Show starts at 8:00 p.m.

Hosted by: Soul Joel

Featuring: Sergio Chicon http://www.sergiochicon.com/bio.htm and Hoboken’s own Matt Miller

Headliner: Kyle Grooms, he’s one of the biggest comics working in New York City. Check him out at http://kylegrooms.net/ Best known for his hilarious half-hour stand-up special on Comedy Central and his guest appearances on VH-1, NBC’s Last Comic Standing and Chappelle’s Show, Kyle started doing stand-up at a local Miami night club while holding down a day job as Art Director at the Spanish-language network Univision. After a few years honing his act in Miami, Kyle said goodbye to Spanish TV and returned to New Jersey, where he was born. Within just a few months, Kyle has become a regular on the New York City comedy scene. Kyle has performed at New York’s top comedy clubs, including Carolines, Comic Strip, Comedy Cellar and Gotham. He delivers an honest and intelligent view of the world and gives an intimate look into his life experiences growing up in the American melting pot. Kyle has a sharp sense of humor that appeals to a broad audience. His first comedy CD, The Legend of the Jersey Devil, was named one of iTunes’ Top 100 Comedy CD’s of 2009. Kyle has been featured on several television, radio and Internet broadcasts, including P-Diddy’s Bad Boys of Comedy, Jamie Foxx’s Laffapalooza, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, The Byron Allen Show, BET Comic View, Red Carpet Fashion, and for international flavor, Le Grande Journal in France. Kyle also has several appearances in national TV ad campaigns under his belt for companies including T-Mobile, Sears, Career Builders and Holiday Inn Express. Kyle continues to grow as an stand-up comedian, writer and actor and can be seen performing worldwide.

Opening acts and host to be announced!

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January 6, 2012

Local Comedian Andrew Martinez Feels His Material was Copied

Filed under: Comedy Hoboken,Hoboken — Tags: , , , , , — TheBoken @ 11:00 AM

Andrew MartinezAndrew Martinez, a local comedian who has performed at a past Elks Club Comedy night and many other venues nearby in NYC has something to say about a more “established” comedian allegedly lifting his material. He created a YouTube video to document the offense in his view. Here is his statement:

"I received several phone calls, emails, and Facebook messages when the Comedy Central commercial aired for Tom Papa’s new special. I was doing this bit years ago and still do it. Tom Papa (or more likely, his writers) don’t need to steal material from someone who is struggling to "make it". If it is stolen, its not right and it only makes it harder for someone like me to be successful. If it isn’t… well… you decide.

That being said, I always found Tom to be a funny guy and hope that he understands why I had to do this."

For discussion: Do you think Andrew has a legitimate complaint here? Share your thoughts in the comments below. TheBoken.com first heard Andrew’s very funny joke about “MyFace” quite a few year’s back with the same delivery as Tom Papa in terms of the pause before the punch line. This was well before Tom had his Comedy Central Special aired.

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December 27, 2011

JibJab 2011 Year in Review – Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries Lampooned

Jib Jab is at it again with their 2011 Year in Review spoof. No major figure in the news is left alone in 2011 from Arnold Schwarzenegger to Congressman Anthony Weiner and “Weinergate” and one-time part-time Hoboken ex-couple Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries just to name a few. Watch and enjoy the creativity from the folks at JibJab. This year’s video must be watched several times to catch all the references to events 2011 since there were so many….

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December 16, 2011

Comedy Tonight at Willie McBrides to Help Hoboken Shelter 8pm

A bit late notice, but tonight Willie McBrides is hosting a comedy night to benefit the Hoboken Shelter….

Comedy Fundraiser to Benefit Hoboken Homeless Shelter at Willie McBrides
Hosted by Soul Joel Productions

Willie McBrides Hoboken, NJ and SJP Presents A Comedy Night hosted by SOUL Joel featuring:

  • Maddog Mattern
  • Sergio Chicon
  • Plus Jen “The Von” Remauro

Tickets are $25, which include the show, 2 drinks and stay for the band after for FREE.

All proceeds will go to the Hoboken Homeless Shelter!

Time: Tonight, Friday Dec 16, 2011 8:00-10:00pm
Price: $25.00
Location: Willie McBrides
Address: 616 Grand Ave Hoboken, NJ 07030

Link to buy tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/214853


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October 15, 2011

Video: Adam Wade Live at the People’s Improv Theater

Hoboken Comedian Adam Wade has another story that he recently did as part of  ”The Risk Show – True Tales Boldly Told” in New York City hosted by Kevin Allison from MTV’s The State at the People’s Improv Theater (PIT).

It’s a story about when Adam first moved to Hoboken and covers one of Hoboken’s favorite watering holes that is no longer in business (Ted and Joe’s R.I.P.). He describes how he initially got advice from friends to get help with how to meet the ladies in Hoboken. Adam learned the hard way that having only a twin bed is a potential deal breaker if you want to hook up. Adam has a gift for making a interesting tale out of personal insecurities and experiences that just make you want to laugh.

Adam Wade Live at the People’s Improv Theater from RISK! Show on Vimeo.

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September 15, 2011

2nd Annual Hoboken Comedy Festival 9/30- 10/2

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2nd Annual Hoboken Comedy Festival 9/30- 10/2

The 2nd Annual Hoboken Comedy Festival hosted by Comma D Productions is set to run from 9/30- 10/2/2011. This event will run over three days and alternate between venues Hoboken’s Clearview Cinemas and Maxwell’s. The event will feature comics that have performed on the Late Show, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central  and Conan O’Brien. Tickets start at $10 pre-sale and are $15 at the door for one event.  There will be a total of 4 shows over the three day span. Tickets for two shows are $20, three shows $25 and all four shows $35. 

Go to www.hobokenfestival.com for more details and to buy tickets. 

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August 15, 2011

Adam Wade – Hoboken Comedian and Story Teller on Anger at Shoprite

Filed under: Comedy Hoboken,Hoboken Celebrity — Tags: , — TheBoken @ 10:00 AM

Adam WadeHoboken resident and funny man Adam Wade mainly performs in NYC when local but here is a story that he tells with a great sense of humor and pathos about his encounter at the Shoprite deli counter in Hoboken. In this story Adam lets his anger get the best of him when he puts his proverbial foot in his mouth not understanding why he is not the top priority for his roast beef after being next in line. His story is done in true Adam Wade fashion mixing anxiety, old and new Hoboken behavioral traits and above all a very human and vulnerable persona that many of us can relate to. The angst, the guilt along with Adam’s own unique way of telling a story make this video clip worth a gander.

This story won him an award in a story telling contest about anger back in April of 2011. For more videos of Adam Wade doing what he does best (tell stories) go to: http://www.youtube.com/user/AdamWadeStoryteller


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