HAL SPARKS, ARTIE LANGE*, MIKE MARINO, SUNDA CROONQUIST, PURNELL HOLLOWAY, CRAIG LOYDGREN - HUGE NIGHT OF COMEDY! 8/24 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK
OUR HOST - MIKE MARINO
Affectionately known to thousands of his fans as New Jersey’s Bad Boy – is one of the most unique comics of our time. He has performed in every major comedy club from New York to Los Angeles including: The MGM Grand, Catch a Rising Star, The Comic Strip, Stand Up NY, The Improv, Rascals and The Icehouse. Mike, who has worked with some of the biggest names in the business, can be seen nightly as a top headliner at both the world famous Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store in Hollywood.
AUGUST 24th EVENT at Asbury Park's Historic Paramount Theatre to benefit HOMETOWN HEROES - Part of Restore the Shore's effort.
with a 20 min spot
PURNELL HOLLOWAY - Punell was born and raised in Newark, NJ where he had to either fight or be funny. He was unsuccessful a both. The first 16 years of his life was pain before pleasure. He became the class clown in school just to make friends. He graduated from University High School in 1989 (those were 7 of the best years of his life...). Purnell has always had funny thoughts, so he decided to get on stage. Purnell is fearless in his approach to his craft, his high energy combined with his ability to tell a story has helped him separate himself from other comedians. In the past few years Purnell has performed at Stand-up NY Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, Carolines on Broadway, The Laff Lounge, The Looney Bin Comedy Club, The Mohegan Sun Casino, The Laff House (Philly) and countless other comedy shows. Keep watching this rising star on his journey and keep in mind - "it's a marathon not a race".
HAL SPARKS - Kentucky native Sparks began his career in comedy as a member of the famed Second City Troupe in Chicago, where he was named "Funniest Teenager in Chicago" by the Chicago Sun Times. He hosted E!'s Emmy Award-winning "Talk Soup" and had a starring role in "Queer As Folk." Sparks has appeared as a star commentator on VH1's popular "I Love the '80s" series and as a guest on the nationally syndicated "Stephanie Miller Radio
Show." He has made appearances as a pop culture expert on "Joy Behar" and CNN's "Your Money," and has also appeared on "Charmageddon," "The Tonight Show," "Larry King Live," "Charlie Rose," "Good Morning America," "The View" His feature film credits include "Extract," "Spiderman 2" and "Dude, Where’s My Car?". Hal Sparks stars as "Donald Davenport", Leo's stepdad, an inventive scientist looking to push the boundaries of technology with the creation of three teen superhumans, in the Disney XD live-action comedy series "Lab Rats." In addition to acting and performing stand-up comedy, Sparks is an accomplished musician. His band, Zero 1, recently released their debut album. He also enjoys martial arts and learning languages; he is fluent in Mandarin.
Sparks resides in Los Angeles and is a proud new father to son, Camden.
SUNDA CROONQUIST - Sunda Croonquist started out her career with a “Pageant Mom” who propelled her onto the stage at the age of 3 where she was a tap dancer with the Sandra Lee Dance Studio in New Jersey. After a chance meeting at a party, Jackie Mason suggested she head to the stage as a stand up comedian and she went from representing New Jersey as a runner up in the Miss America Pageant to being named NJ’s Funniest Female before landing roles on television and eventually getting her own talk show: “James and Sunda” which airs weekly on JLTV (Jewish Life Television) Hailed in the NY Daily News as being: “The only female comic that makes Jerry Lewis laugh”, Sunda still performs stand up in her weekly show “All Star Comedy” and hosts “Laugh Factory Moms” Podcast at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood. She is also the radio host of “Mothertainment” on RadioTitans.com. Wife of an attorney and mother of two ‘tween aged daughters gives this talented mother more material than most when you take into consideration that: “When you’re Swedish and Black and you look like a Puerto Rican with an Italian stepfather and a Jehovah’s Witness mom who loves Country Western music and sells Mary Kay while cheating on Amway sends you to an Irish Catholic School with a Hindu first name. You’re bound to be different!” Sunda says this in her act and it’s a fact. Sunda’s experiences, from the housing projects of Paterson, NJ to the mansions of Beverly Hills has made her the story of America, truly making her stand out from other talk show hosts. She’s been featured on most stand up comedy shows and television’s top talk shows including: “The Today Show”, “Nick Moms”, Entertainment Tonight, Oprah’s, “OWN” “The Doctors” and recently featured on “The View.” Her recent international television appearance on “Sweden’s Next Top Model” was hilarious (when translated!) This “Jersey Girl” never forgets her roots and often returns to New Jersey where she is the Chairperson for “Laugh Off!” An event that brings awareness to Gilda’s Club of Northern, NJ. This Cancer support group was created by the late Gilda Radner of SNL fame. In her own words, “Comedy was exciting and catapulted my career but now, being a mother and teaching my daughters to “give back” is what excites me most.” Sunda’s life is dripping with drama and she’s no desperate housewife but everybody’s friend and once you watch her in action with her infectious laugh you can’t stop watching! ...Even if you try.
Artists subject to change....
Tickets available for Saturday August's 24th big show at the Paramount Theatre through our secret stash and also the Stone Pony Box Office. This is a benefit show, please support, proceeds to Hometown Heroes/Restore the Shore effort. Show features Hal Sparks, Sunda Croonquist, Craig Loydgren, and Purnell Holloway! Hosted by New Jersey's Bad Boy of Comedy - Mr. Mike Marino! NOW added to the line-up for a 20 minute spot - **Artie Lange**!
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Celebrity Golfers scheduled include: Nick Clemons, Mike Marino, Hal Sparks, Ryan Maher, Vini Lopez, Eddie Testa, Keith Jones, The Spin Doctors’ Chris Barron, From Woodfish - Steve Kalorian, Dominic Kalorian, John Samuel, Brian Anthony AKA Orlando in the Morning and the list keeps growing!
THE 2013 APCF