Big Jay Oakerson, Dave Merheje, JP McDade, Abby Rosenquist, Amy Shanker, and More!

Big Jay Oakerson, Dave Merheje, JP McDade, Abby Rosenquist, Amy Shanker, and More!

Fri · May 25, 2018

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10.00

Dave Merheje
Dave Merheje
Dave Merheje is considered to be one of the most original stand-up acts on the comedy scene today. His multiple award-winning acts have gained a loyal following across in North America with his “no fear” approach on stage and a comedy style best described as aggressive in-your-face funny. Tapping into his middle-eastern roots and an arithmetic interpretation of urbanized life, Dave’s perspective on the world is one that cannot be duplicated. Dave had his comedy special air in Australia on ABC2, and has made appearances on Comedy Network’s Match Game, Superchannel’s Too Much Information, and was a regular contributor on MTV Live. He won the Just For Laugh's 2011 Homegrown Comic Competition and NOW Magazine's 2011 Best of Toronto Award for Best Male Stand-up. In 2012 he was a part of the NBC Standup for Diversity tour, and a Canadian Comedy Award-nominee for Best Stand-up. In 2013 he was nominated for another Canadian Comedy Award, this time for best taped live performance, and was a finalist at the Seattle Comedy Competition. Dave has made multiple appearances at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, JFL42 in Toronto, and the Halifax Comedy Festival. Dave tours clubs and theatres regularly, and most recently shot his own comedy special which will be released in 2017.
JP McDade
JP McDade
J.P. McDade started doing stand up comedy in New York City in the Fall of 2012. He began by hitting open mics and grinding through unpaid gigs in bars, but these eventually opened the door to slightly better unpaid gigs in bars. Night after night McDade has performed at various comedy clubs, bars, and small theaters around New York and on the road and built a reputation as a clever joke writer. In 2015 he began writing for the web series Sports Balls, demonstrating his knack for topical joke writing. In addition to writing for this web series, he has appeared onscreen in several others.

Although J.P. has done his share of monologue and roast joke writing, his stand up act is more than a collection of one-liners. J.P. is a capable mimic who weaves characters and impressions into his set to keep the audience guessing and, more importantly, laughing. In New York, J.P. is a regular at Stand Up New York, appears at other comedy clubs like The Stand and The Standing room, as well as independent shows, such as his free semi-regular show at Lucky Jack's called Suckerpunch. In 2016 J.P. appeared at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival and performed as a New Face at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. He also made his television debut on Comedy Central's "Roast Battle II."
Abby Rosenquist
Abby Rosenquist
Abby Rosenquist started performing stand up while pursuing a degree in construction engineering at the University of Nebraska. Since graduation her dark, fast paced comedy has gotten her invited to perform at various festivals and venues all over including the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival, Laughing Skull Festival, and Bridgetown Comedy Festival. Abby will be making her television debut on Fuse's Uproarious this fall.
Amy Shanker
Amy Shanker
Growing up with the looks of a prepubescent Latino boy and a family that her friends dubbed "The Jewish Griswalds," Amy had no choice but to go into standup comedy. Her dry comedic style and edgier perspective stem from her time as an inner-city high school English teacher.

You've seen Amy on Fox's Laughs. She is a regular at Laugh Factory and Zanies and performs at clubs across the United States.
Venue Information:
The Standing Room
4738 Vernon Blvd
Long Island City, NY, 11101
http://standingroomlic.com/

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