Fri, May 14th 7:00pm - Raymond DeVito, Ellen Karis, and Jeff Nease
Ray DeVito is originally from Cleveland, Ohio and is currently living in New York City. He’s been featured on Comedy Central, his last album “Well..That Crowd Liked Me” debuted at #1 on iTunes and is featured on Siruis XM. He made frequent appearances playing himself on The Jim Gaffigan Show which aired on TV Land. He’s a frequent guest on popular podcasts such as Keith & the Girl, Misery Loves Company and various Compound Media shows. In 2005, he made his national television debut on the Lifetime Network, where his performance at Gotham Comedy Club aired on the show “How Clean is Your House?” That performance led to appearances on the E! Network and Entertainment Tonight. His ‘Laundromat Sketch’ was featured in the New York Times and his ‘The Tudor’s Henry the VIII: The Real Story’ was the featured video on Comedy Central’s sister site Atom.com. He’s had his own web series for AOL’s men’s website Asylum.com. Ray also frequents popular Sirus XM and radio.
Ellen Karis is the “Greek Goddess of Comedy” having performed stand-up comedy all
over North America alongside such notables comedians as Drew Carey, Jimmy “JJ”
Walker and Sebastian Maniscalco. The entertainment industry has hailed her as the
“little dynamo” given her petite stature, strong improv skills and ability to build a quick rapport with any audience. Born and raised in NYC in a traditional strict Greek home,her brand of sarcastic, observational humor has been described along the same lines as comedy legends Joan Rivers and Richard Lewis. Her jokes about her marriage and family, trying to make it in show business against all odds, addiction to sweets and the absurdities of the ever changing pop culture, youth obsessed world we live in, are relatable to any crowd type, Her hour comedy special “By the Way, I’m Ellen Karis” received rave reviews. She has built up a long resume of Corporate and Private Events due to her ability to be clean, not offensive, office appropriate and still hilariously funny. Ellen is incredibly popular in the Greek-American community being one of the few Greek female stand-up comedians performing today. She has traveled all over the US and Canada with her Greek themed stand-up show performing for Hellenic Organizations and Churches. She nails the nuances of life as a Greek-American right on the head and in a way that is relatable to all ethnicities.
As an acclaimed actress, Ellen has worked in TV, Film and Theatre. She has featured
role as a waitress the past several seasons in Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”,
as well as appearing in Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” Marvel Comics Netflix Show
“The Punisher”, Showtime’s “Billions”, NBC’s “Blacklist”, HBO’s “Sopranos” and the Tina Fey/Amy Poehler feature film “Sisters”. Starting her career as a CPA with an MBA in Finance, she parlayed her quick wit and job experience on Wall Street to become a humorist on many of the cable news shows, as well as a frequent guest on talk radio and Sirius XM. Six years ago she created her own weekly podcast “Karis Comedy Corner” and available on all podcast platforms. She has had an array of fascinating guests from Actors, Comedians, International Supermodels, Relationship Experts, Chefs, Motivational Speakers, Authors and Priests. Known as a respectful interviewer who always makes her guests feel welcome and uninhibited, her show has caught quite the buzz as a different and intelligent voice to hit
the podcast arena. Ellen has added author to her resume having just published her first children’s book “Special People: Godparents in the Orthodox Christian Faith” and is now working on her first humor book. Ellen is passionate about healthy living and wellness and actively participates in several philanthropic causes such as raising funds for Ovarian Cancer Research and Transcendental Meditation to Veterans with PTSD.
Jeff Nease, conversational, observational, and often, Standing Ovational! His charming personality married with a razor-edged distain for political correctness is why critics call Jeff “A high energy act able to deliver BIG laughs”-(Las Vegas Review Journal) and “One Hilarious Stand-Up Comic!” –(Entertainment Today Magazine)
Jeff has come a long way from his mid-west roots. A finalist in The World Series of
Comedy, New York’s National Lampoon’s Comedy Play-Offs, he’s been seen on
television networks Comedy Central, Showtime, A&E and PBS. Jeff has worked with such legends as Jim Carrey, Ellen DeGeneres and Tim Allen as well as opened for musical acts such as The Temptations. Get ready for the RIGHT AMOUNT OF WRONG!