Downtown Hoboken is about to get a lot funnier. Jersey City Comedy Festival founder Craig Mahoney is proud to present a new weekly stand-up showcase beginning at 8pm on Wednesdays Every Wednesday the local nightspot will be transformed into the Underground Comedy Club and host a free show featuring a mix of some of the finest local Hudson County talent, as well as hot up-and-coming working comics from New York City who've been seen on Letterman, Conan, MTV, Comedy Central, and more.
"I've been producing shows throughout Hoboken and Jersey City for the past two years now", explains Mahoney, "and, while they've all been great, one of the problems with the area is the dearth of true perfomance spaces suited to the art of stand-up. The thing that has me truly excited about Room 84 is that, each and every Wednesday, we will be transforming the entire place into a true comedy club. In (Room 84 owner) Joseph Branco, I'm happy to have a venue owner committed to putting on a really great show and bringing some of the finest comedic talent over from New York. It's a gorgeous club with a great atmosphere, and we're going to give local residents something I think they'll really enjoy."
The shows will all be free of charge, with a two drink minimum. Mahoney will produce and play host each week to a different group of some of the area's finest stand-up comics. In addition to bringing over talent from New York, each show will also feature at least one or two comedians who call Hudson County home to give it some local flavor. "The aim is to provide local residents with a true Manhattan comedy club experience without them having to cross the river or pay a cover", says Mahoney, "And I think we're going to be very successful at it."
Sept 25th 2013 LINE UP
KYLE GROOMS - Chappelle's Show, Comedy Central, BET
ADAM LUCIDI - Gotham Comedy Club, regular at New York & Broadway Comedy Clubs
ADAM MAMAWALA - One of Funny Or Die's "Top 30 Comics Under 30"
JUSTIN MURRAY - Co-host of The Alcoholic Gamer podcast
SARAH TOLLEMACHE - regular at the Upright Citizens Brigade theatre
JONO ZALAY - Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Time Out NY "Joke Of The Week"