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July 25, 2012

Northern Soul Open Mic Wednesdays in Hoboken 8-11pm

Filed under: Bars,Hoboken,Live Music,northern soul — Tags: , , , , , — TheBoken @ 11:45 AM

The People’s Open Mic Night gives all bands, songwriters, comedians and poets a chance to showcase their material from 8-11pm at Northern Soul every Wednesday night in Hoboken.

Northern Soul

Address: 557 1st Street Hoboken NJ 07030
Phone: 201-963-9122
Website: http://www.northernsoulbar.com

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June 14, 2012

Comedy Night to Benefit the Hoboken Cove Boathouse Thursday June 21 7:30pm

Join the Hoboken Social Sandbox and Soul Joel Productions for Comedy Night to benefit the Hoboken Cove Boathouse! They are the ones that conduct all the free kayaking events on the Hudson from Hoboken!

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. For reservations call 908-296-6278 or email souljoelproductions@gmail.com

Comedy Show at Willie McBrides Soul Joe Hoboken Boathouse 6-21-2012Comedy Night to Benefit the Hoboken Cove Boathouse!

Venue: Willie McBrides

Address: 616 Grand St, Hoboken, NJ

Date and Time:  Thursday, June 21, 2012 Doors open at 7:30 p.m., Show starts at 8:00 p.m.

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

Link to Event: http://www.hobokensocialsandbox.com/events/62733772/

Hosted by: Soul Joel

Featuring: Kendra Cunningham

Headliner: Mike Vecchione

Michael Vecchione was born in Youngstown, Ohio and graduated High School in Boca Raton, Florida…. He played football and placed second in the 1991 AAA state wrestling tournament…He attended Pennsylvania State University where he earned a bachelors degree in Criminal Justice and went on to receive a Master’s degree in Special Education from Cabrini College in Pennsylvania. Mike has worked as a counselor and Special Education teacher in the Philadelphia area.

At the end of 2003, Michael moved to New York City. He has appeared on Comedy Centrals Live at Gotham, Comedy Centrals Fresh Face Debates, and Russell Simmons Presents: Stand Up at the El Rey Theatre. Michael also had a guest appearance on the IFC hit show Z Rock. In 2010, Mike won the People’s Choice Award for the New York Comedy Festival, was a semi-finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and was selected to perform at the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival (New Faces). Later that year, Mike went on to perform on the Tonight Show starring Jay Leno and shot his own Half Hour Special for Comedy Central.

Michael headlines across the United States and is based in New York City.

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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 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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