Haven’t had a good laugh in a while? Maybe a night out on town for some comedy could change that.
The Not Too Far From Home Professional Standup Comedy Tour is coming to The Smithy in Cooperstown.
The show will feature Aaron David Ward from television’s “The Glenn Slingerland Situation,”Boston Comedy Festival, and Plymouth Rock Comedy Festival; Deric Harrington from The Improv Comedy Clubs in Chicago and Tampa; and Frank Gentile.
The comedians will take the stage at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11.
Tickets are $15 per person if purchased in advance of the show and $20 per person if purchased at the door on the night of the performance.
According to a media release, comedian Ward has entertained audiences in more than 12 states from New Hampshire to California for the past 10 years.
Ward has performed throughout the Northeast and Midwest, appeared in the Boston Comedy Festival, and in several movies including “What I See In The Dark” and “Aftermath” as well as a pilot for MTV and VH1 titled “The List.”
Every week on MY TV 4 in Albany, Ward appears on a television show called “The Glenn Slingerland Situation” where he provides comedic commentary critics describe as “Andy Rooney on Acid.”
For more information about Ward, visit his website www. aarondavidward.com.
Harrington went to college to become an actor, but according to the release, realized great playwrights can stand on their own in terms of their work and they don’t really need someone to make their words profound. The release said it was then that Harrington decided to pursue a different avenue.
In his words, according to the release: “There’s something really exciting about living and dying by your own words. The rush when the crowd laughs ... there’s nothing like it.”
And the crowds are laughing. Since starting comedy in 2003, Harrington was voted Funniest Person in upstate New York, and the Second Funniest Person in Peoria, Ill.
For more information about Harrington, visit his website www.funnyderic.com. Gentile is an up-and-coming stand up who performs throughout the Northeast.
He has appeared in several comedy competitions, and began his comedy career working closely with a then-to-be-discovered comedian Jimmy Fallon, according to the release.
The Smithy offers a number of workshops. There are classes for children and adults, including pottery, acting, painting and drawing, sculpting, photography, writing, music, costume and set design, and Spanish. In addition to arts education, other programs include theatrical productions, regional and international music concerts, storytelling, film screenings and festivals, and community arts events.
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