Laughter takes over Hotel Utica
Jenny Red the host of Utica Comedy Night’s brings you the third installment Tuesday, Dec. 16 at Hotel Utica, 102 Lafayette St., Utica. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and laughs begin at 7:30 p.m. Happy hour will begin at 5 p.m. in the hotel bar. The best part of the admission price ($8 in advance and $12 at the door) you will receive one free UC draft. Yes, we said free. Taking the stage and opening for DC Benny is AJ Foster and Isiah IkeBuzz Clark with DJ Manny Rutledge spinning the beats. If you would like to purchase your tickets in advance they are available at the Hotel Utica’s front desk.
Originally from The Bronx, Foster began doing stand-up while attending college in Utica. He was named Funniest Comic at the 2012 Finger Lakes Comedy Festival, champion of the 2014 Unforgettable Comedy Challenge and runner-up in 2014’s Funniest Person in Rochester Contest. He also was a semi-finalist on MTV’s Yo Momma.
Hailing from Harlem, NY Ike Buzz isn’t your average set-up punch line comedian. His comedic and candid take on personal struggle and dealings with everything from benefits and barbecues to family and friends interwoven into a storytelling style that has to be appreciated live.
In the hard-hitting New York comedy world, D.C. Benny is a heavyweight contender. His unorthodox style of comedic story-telling, seasoned with original characters, has earned him a rabid fan base of all shapes, sizes, shades and ages over the last 26 years. As an English major at the University of Maryland, he entered a talent show where he 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 NY.
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 the mainstream comedy clubs. Benny killed on his first TV appearance on Showtime at the Apollo and has since performed in all over the U.S. and toured internationally. Many of his fans know him from his dramatic film and TV roles. He has been seen on multiple Law and Orders, had a long run on the soap As The World Turns, and has been in many feature films such as Freedomland with Samuel Jackson and John Singleton’s Illegal Tender.
His Comedy Central half hour is one of the highest rated in the networks history, and he was a top 8 finalist in season 8 of Last Comic Standing. His weekly comedic story-telling show, Urban Myth, became an underground staple, where performers such as Dave Chapelle, Ben Bailey, Jim Gaffigan, Marc Maron, Jim Norton, and Colin Quinn would drop by and tell their true, funny, stories.
[symple_box color=”blue” text_align=”center” width=”” float=”none”]If You Go:
What: Utica Comedy Night’s
When: Tuesday, Dec. 16
Where: Hotel Utica, 102 Lafayette St., Utica
Performers: AJ Foster, Isiah IkeBuzz Clarke and D.C. Benny[/symple_box]
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