FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Darcy Novick Productions
"9th ANNUAL LONG ISLAND COMEDY FEST"
DATE: SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2011
PLACE: NYCB THEATRE AT WESTBURY (Westbury Music Fair)
CHARITY: COMEDYCURES AND MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING CANCER CENTER
On Saturday May 14th, Darcy Novick Productions will bring together four of Long Island comedy's biggest names on one great stage at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury-Long Island's legendary home of great entertainment. It's the "9th Annual Long Island Comedy Fest" and it will be second to none with an all-star cast that has thrilled audiences on network television, radio, major talk shows and Comedy Clubs across the world. The night will kick off with Long Island's Favorite Band- Peter Mazzeo and the Hit Squad - followed by four comedians who will run wild to entertain an audience expected to exceed 2,500. Darcy Novick Productions, Inc. along with Live Nation will ring in this tradition of fun and laughter and end by making a generous donation to ComedyCures and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to help find the cure for Breast Cancer.
Who's Who at Westbury on May 14th:
BOBBY SLATYTON A true "comic's comic," Bobby Slayton, often referred to as "The Pitbull of Comedy", has been performing his own intense style of stand-up comedy for over 30 years, becoming one of the best known, respected, and energetic comics working today.
Audiences around the country may recognize Bobby from his scene-stealing roles in movies such as "Get Shorty", "Ed Wood", "Bandits" and, most recently, "Dreamgirls". He's been seen on dozens of television shows including "The Tonight Show" and "Politically Incorrect". Bobby's many appearances on HBO have included "Comic Relief" and his own stand-up special. He was a series regular on the HBO series "Mind of a Married Man", and played Joey Bishop opposite Ray Liotta and Joe Mantegna in the critically acclaimed film "The Rat Pack".
Slayton's distinctive gravelly voice has often been heard on animated shows like "Dr. Katz'" and "Family Guy", as well as many popular radio shows across the country including Howard Stern, Kevin & Bean, and Tom Leykis.
MITCHELL WALTERS -Mitchell has headlined for every major comedy club across America and Canada, and opened for Michael Bolton and Neil Sedaka. For three years, he toured America with the late, great Sam Kinison as one of the "Outlaws of Comedy", playing venues ranging from 3,500 seat arenas to 17,000 at Madison Square Garden.
His signature piece has earned him the title, "The Area Code Guy". Mitchell challenges the audience to name any U.S. city as he responds with its area code with rapid-fire accuracy.
JOHN SHEA - A staple at the Theatre at Westbury, John actually does security at the Theatre and is finally getting to strut his stuff on the very stage he protected all these years! John has been doing comedy for many years and will be a surprise treat for the audience.
RICHIE MINERVINI - Our Master of Ceremony for this evening has entertained audiences on the CBS hit show "The King of Queens" was in the Blockbuster movies "Paul Blart Mall Cop" with Kevin James, "Grown Ups" with Adam Sandler, Zookeeper coming out this Summer and is currently filming "Here Comes the Boom" with Kevin James, Henry Winkler and Salma Hayak. An accomplished writer of comedy for leading artist's worldwide; Richie is just as adept at delivering great comedy. His light and easy manner makes him a big hit globally. No audience too old, too young or too hip is beyond his reach. Simply put, he's one funny guy...
Make that four funny guys together for more fun than should be allowed in one evening.
Tickets are on sale now at the Theatre Box Office or call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000.