Trev’s Top Ten Jersey Comics Who Have I Have Worked With
I’m very pleased to be quoted in the current issue of New Jersey Monthly’s article on comedy in South Jersey. As a comedian who went from General Manager at Catch A Rising Star in Princeton to owner of SARCASM Comedy Club in the Cherry Hill Crowne Plaza, this is my top ten list in no particular order of the top ten South Jersey comics I’ve worked with at Sarcasm. My apologies if I left anyone out.
DENA BLIZZARD-This former Miss New Jersey turned “One Funny Mother” has warmed up the audiences for both Nate Berkus and Anderson Cooper. Dena’s talk about being married, having children and just what it’s like being Dena that not only does she crack me up on stage, but it’s hard to keep a straight face when we work together ON New Jersey 101.5
JOE MATARESE –This Cherry Hill native had his own Comedy Central special, has done The Late Show with David Letterman, The Craig Ferguson Show and is seen regularly on Chelsea Lately. Joe’s conversational style with the audience is so funny and natural, you don’t even realize that he’s doing his act.
JAY BLACK- If you want good, clean, hysterical comedy, then Jay Black is your man. This school teacher turned comedian from Marlton, has headlined at over 300 colleges, appeared on Showtime, A&E, and NBC, Jay also performs in Atlantic City and has opened for several celebrity comics including Joel McHale,D.L Hughley,Sinbad, Bobcat Goldthwait, an Christopher Titus.
JIMMY ROUNDBOY GRAHAM- A funny comedian as well as a good friend, Jimmy “Roundboy” Graham, from Pittman, has been making audiences laugh around the country for 12 years. Whether he’s down and dirty like in his “Murderers Row” days or squeaky clean for some off the many fundraisers we do at Sarcasm, Jimmy is a “master key” that can be inserted into any situation. In fact Jimmy also teaches the Sarcasm Comedy Class which you can find out more about at www.sarcasmcomedy.com
GENO BISCONTE- This Vineland native says the things that you would never expect anyone to say, but instead of just saying them, he puts then into a well written joke that you wish you had thought of yourself. Geno is not only a hysterical comedian but one hell of a writer as the Comedy Central roasts will attest. Geno’s football picks would definitely spruce up sports radio. I know because I’ve had him on and watched his following grow.
LIZ MIELE - This Princeton girl started doing comedy at the age of 16. At 18 she was profiled in “The New Yorker” She appears on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham,and performs at colleges across the country. Liz has also been featured at Covergirl.com “Standup for Beauty” with Ellen Degeneres.
LATICE MITCHELL KLAPA - When I first opened Sarcasm, Dena Blizzard who was headlining brought her friend Latice in to do a guest spot. Since then, she has performed all over New York and has placed in the top 5 of ABC TV’s The View’s Hilarious Housewives” segment. Keep your eye on Latice.
JOSEPH ANTHONY - This Freehold comic has been described as “Ray Romano crossed with Sam Kinneson” Joseph was a finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” has appeared on ABC TV’s “The View” and was the official host of Friday Night Laughs at Harrah’s. I’ve watched Joe turn the toughest audiences into ardent fans.
VIC DiBITETTO - A powerful performer, this Manalapan resident churns energy, honesty, and humanity into non stop laughter, Vic is one comedian who will leave you in stitches. I’ve seen people literally hurt themselves laughing. Vic regularly closes The Borgata because no one can follow him. If “Everybody Loves Raymond” were about a real Italian family, it would be Vic Dibitetto’s
AL CASANOVA - A versatile Brigantine comedian who performs regularly in Atlantic City and Las Vegas, Al has also written for “The Tonight Show”, The Saturday Night Live Weekend Update” and “Politically Incorrect” Al also produces the Friars “New Faces of Comedy Showcase and us great at roasts. Casanova’s topicality along with his family humor make him must see. Not only that he also brings a dummy…(as opposed to picking one out of the audience ;)