Sat Oct 23rd @ 9:00pm- Bobby Collins, Kathe Farris, and Graham Kay
Comedian Bobby Collins has an ability to truthfully translate the human condition. Audiences across the country relate to his comedic characterizations as he exposes the humor of day-to-day situations as well as serving up resplendent rants on world events. Through precise physical timing and impeccable audience insight, he has honed his talents while performing from hole in the wall clubs to sold out theaters. Bobby was nominated for a Grammy , performed at The White House twice , performed on all three Tonight Shows with Johnny , Jay and Jimmy , and is a bestselling author Bobby Collins' rise to top headlining, comedic master was inevitable. His true dedication to his craft is what keeps his vibrant shows consistently sold out. A native New Yorker, Collins possesses a confidence and genuine everyman like-ability that can only be earned. He knows what it's like to work a day job, in order to pursue a dream. He's flipped his share of burgers, as well as signing on as a substitute high school history teacher, to pay the bills - all the while performing in comedy clubs at night. After heeding a conversation with his father, with some trepidation, he ventured into sales. Settling into the high fashion industry. A detour that proved so successful, that in the 1980's he had risen to Vice President at Calvin Klein. It was there that he found himself faced with a life changing decision; remain here or chuck the security (and more than substantial steady income) for the uncertain challenge of heading out on the road - to pursue his dream of becoming a professional, full time stand-up comedian. It was a decision he's never regretted. Realizing his dream has given Bobby the opportunity to tour with titans of entertainment like Frank Sinatra, Cher, Julio Iglesias and Dolly Parton. As a professional stand-up comedian, he's worked alongside friends, Chris Rock, Ray Romano and Drew Carey, as well as many others. Rosie O'Donnell specifically requested that Bobby take over as host for Stand-Up Spotlight. Collins is widely regarded as a "comic's comic." Through his personal appearances at Comedy Clubs, Theaters, Corporate and Charity events, coupled with innumerable television appearances on legendary shows like Letterman, The Tonight Show with both Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno, Collins continues to add new fans of all ages to his loyal base of diehard followers. It is his relationship with his audiences that results in sold out shows everywhere he makes an appearance. What you see is what you get - Collins is the same man on and off the stage. Bobby Collins has a genuine love for what he does. With such skillful dissection of everyday life, he weaves his uproarious storytelling with effortless flair and charisma as he successfully dismantles any and all socioeconomic, race and age divides. As evidenced by his birthday performance for Chelsea Clinton at the White House, to appearances in US embassies and USO shows abroad. Night after night, Bobby Collins masterfully reflects the hilarious truth - we're all in this together! Bobby currently has 5 CD’s, 3 DVD’s and a new special slated for early 2018. With the critically acclaimed publication of his first book, “On The Inside – Witisms and Wisdomisms by Comedian Bobby Collins” we learn, through his personal and professional tragedies and triumphs, what has shaped his beliefs. With humorous recall, Bobby recounts his search for balance between career and family.
Kathe Farris is a Boston-based stay-at-home mom, stand-up comedian,
and snack cake enthusiast. She hit the comedy scene a little late in
life but quickly made up for it by becoming a Comic-in-Residence at
The Comedy Studio and a finalist in the Boston Comedy Festival. She is
a fixture on local stages all over New England thanks to her
intelligent yet accessible material. Kathe performs regularly for
private and corporate events and sometimes a suburban middle
school...sometimes!. Known for her understated demeanor and
punchline-heavy writing, her act impresses audiences across the
country. Kathe’s weekly show Farris and Friends Comedy Hour is a “The
Boston Globe’s Critics Choice”. When she’s not on stage Kathe helps hundreds of aspiring comedians get started in comedy. Her pragmatic instruction, expertise for mechanics, and personalized feedback are some of the reasons people seek out her
class. She has been on the teaching staff at both ImprovBoston and
Laugh University of LaughBoston. For the past four years she ran one
of Boston’s most popular workshops sponsored by Boston Comedy Chicks
for comedians of all levels to develop and network their craft. Her
workshops have been a staple at the Women In Comedy Festival and her
online Comedy Bootcamps with Kathe Farris are rapidly becoming a
“‘go-to” for at home stand-ups.
Graham recently performed stand up on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Late Show with Steven Colbert and NBC’s Bring The Funny. He also has a new comedy special put out through Just For Laughs. In addition, Graham has appeared on HLN’s On Call With Dr. Drew, Fusion’s Video On Trial, the 2018 hit summer movie Super Troopers 2 and his three comedy albums can currently be heard regularly on SiriusXM Radio. Born in Ottawa Canada, Graham currently lives in New York City, where he performs regularly when he’s not touring.