Michael Sommerville

Michael tried standup comedy on a dare while a student at the University of Notre Dame. He was soon emceeing Fighting Irish pep rallies and growing 70’s style sideburns to do extra work in “Rudy”. Upon graduation, he moved to New York City and took a job in advertising but, when his neck became irritated from shaving every day, he retired to pursue comedy full time. His first job was dancing in a pink bear suit at Bar Mitvahs and he was hooked.

Since then Somerville has carved a unique niche in entertainment. He is the writer/host of FLN’s “Wingman”, authors Glamour Magazine’s renowned dating column “Jake: A Man’s Opinion” and is a nationally touring standup comedian. He’s appeared on Comedy Central, NBC’s The Apprentice, VH1 (40 Greatest Pranks, Craziest Concert Moments, 100 Most Wanted Bodies), Bravo’s 100 Funniest Movies and hosted Starz’s Stand Up or Shut Up, Nick at Night’s Road Crew and Encore’s “What Guys Want”. Michael’s debut CD, “Welcome to Somerville” plays in regular rotation on satellite radio and his web series “Love, Somerville” has received over one million views worldwide. He’s been quoted in numerous publications from Time Magazine to Maxim and was named one of “10 Hottest NYC Comics to Watch” by Improper Magazine.

In his free time, Michael likes sleeping late and fettuccini, and loathes the sound of honking horns. While generally convivial, he is most fun after coffee.

Mark “The Don” Vito

Owner, producer, actor and comedian…… Vito has been producing shows now for over 33 years… as your comedic host ” the don ”, who you’ve seen on ”ALL MY CHILDREN”, ”ONE LIFE TO LIVE”, ”THE WIRE”, and JON BON JOVI’S new video ”WELCOME TO WHEREVER YOU ARE” personally makes sure everyone is treated like royalty. he feels he doesn’t have customers, he has guests. the shows are always top-notch and fans look forward, all winter, to coming back to the Casba. people tell him all the time, when we come to wildwood, there’s 3 things we always do….BEACH-BOARDWALK-COMEDY CLUB. complete your vacation and…MEET ME AT THE CASBA !

John Dicrosta

Bill Maur’s personal opening act for politically incorrect.

All time favorite at Club Casba.

Joey Kola

As a stand-up comedian for 28 years, Joey Kola has performed for hundreds of thousands of people throughout his career in the US, Canada and England. His high energy, spot on punch lines, and fast delivery assault an audience like a comedic freight train. Joey’s topical and timeless material combine to always make his audiences laugh hard.

Joey has worked at countless comedy clubs, colleges, casinos, theatres, cruise ships and corporate functions. Kola’s also proud of the success he’s had in raising great amounts of money for the many different charities he currently supports. Joey Kola’s TV credits include, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, The Late Show with David Letterman”, “The King of Queens” with Kevin James, “The Martha Stewart Show”, “Comedy Central Presents Joey Kola”, “The Rosie O’Donnell Show”, and Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend”.

Jim Florentine

You know Emmy Award Winning Comedian Jim Florentine, from Comedy Central’s Crank Yankers, performing Special Ed and Bobby Fletcher, Comedy Central’s Motherload, HBO’s Inside the NFL, ABC’s The Apprentice, and as an International stand-up headliner.

Greg Vaccarello

Greg Vaccariello is a 10 year veteran of Stand-up comedy as well as on the road to becoming an accomplished actor. Having made his television debut in the NBC show Ed, Greg has continued his acting career with appearances on the CBS show The King of Queens as well as recurring roles on the NBC show Law and Order: Special Victim’s Unit and Law and Order: Criminal Intent. He has also appeared in several television commercials.

Eric McMahon

If you’ve ever wondered what life would be like if a type-A, high strung, alpha male wound up raising three daughters, then look no further than a night of informative comedy with Eric McMahon. You will understand the struggle of trying to keep a marriage “blissful” after 20 years, trying to keep the high school boys away from his daughters and protecting their innocence, and dealing with an aging body that simply doesn’t function like the well oiled machine it used to be.

His upbeat, energetic delivery and his versatility to work blue or squeaky clean, has made him a favorite all over the country. This is demonstrated by the fact that he has recently opened for both Ray Romano and Andrew “Dice” Clay.

In the past few years, Eric has pitched a sitcom to CBS, starred in an off-off Broadway drama called “The Chill on Lake St. Clair”, hosts a weekly radio show called “What’s Your Problem?”, played Billy Flynn in a Broadway review of “Chicago”, and is one of the writers and performers in Jim Florentine’s comedy sketches on HBO’s “Inside the NFL”.

He is a well rounded performer doing family comedy at its best. If you don’t appreciate your life as a care free single 25 year old, you certainly will after spending the night with Eric.

Eleanor Kerrigan

Eleanor J. Kerrigan is the latest in a long line of historically funny women who cut their teeth at the World Famous Comedy Store. Starting out as a waitress there, Eleanor learned the ropes of comedy, all the while making the best comics in the country laugh, in the kitchen of the club. It would take several years and lots of pushing from one of her biggest fans, Andrew Dice Clay, to finally get her to take her comedic talents to the stage. After co-starring with him in “Dice Undisputed”, Dice invited Eleanor to go on the road with him to promote the show. “I’m an actress not a stand up!” she replied. After seeing her one woman show, Andrew would no longer take no for an answer. “You’re hysterical and everyone should know that!” he said, and Eleanor’s been performing stand up in clubs and theaters around the country ever since. Her hilarious take on life comes from her unique experiences growing up street-savvy in South Philly, as one of 10 children in a very Irish-Catholic family. She paints an uproarious portrait of her life experiences, beginning with her childhood in a three bedroom row home and moving to her adventures as an adult living in L.A… Eleanor’s shoot-from-the-hip take on life is both refreshing and exciting. She’s not afraid to give the audience a piece of her mind and they love her for it. Eleanor is also a graduate of the esteemed Joanne Baron and D.W. Brown acting studio in Santa Monica, California, following in the footsteps of acting greats such as Halley Berry and Patrick Dempsey. She’s had audiences rolling as one of the motorcycle riding, pool cue wielding tag team called “Harley’s Angels” on UPN’s “Women of Wrestling” and has made countless appearances on other major networks such as Nickelodeon and VH1. Eleanor Kerrigan is certainly one to watch and will be touring the country with her brazen brand of humor. Don’t miss her!

Chris Monty

Chris Monty is New York’s newest rising comedy star. Born and raised on Long Island, Chris was fascinated with show business at an early age. He yearned to be in front of an audience singing or dancing. Many a party would find Chris performing in front of friends and relatives to a big round of applause. But it was when he saw a certain comedian on television that he knew what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. That comedian was Red Skelton.

At 19 Chris found himself at a local piano bar requested to sing a few songs. He does and the showman comes out. He returns to that club and others for the next couple of years. Opening with a few jokes, singing some old tunes and closing with a joke.

Chris found his passion was stand-up comedy and needed a way to break-in. He was getting tired of piano bars and karaoke nights. So in order to help his act writing wise, he enrolled in a Comedy class at Stand-Up University taught by Peter Bales. Peter a veteran Stand-Up for over 20 years, had toured with Rodney Dangerfield, Joan Rivers, and Paul Reiser to name a few. His class helps young comedians break into the business with a crisp 5 minutes of funny material. Just about what you’d need for a spot on an “Open-mic Show” at a Comedy Club. Stand-Up University, as it is known, was a great learning experience for Chris. Since then, he has stopped back to visit Peter and pass on advice he may have for beginners.

Chris began his Comedy Club resume at Governor’s in Levittown Long Island in the late ’90’s. He later teamed up with fellow comedian Marc Lund to create Long Island’s Funniest Comedy Team of Monty & Lund. It was in the team that Chris got his first break. Monty & Lund were asked to open for Gabe Kaplan (from TV’s Welcome Back Kotter) at McGuire’s Comedy Club. The show was a smash. Eventually Chris decided he wanted to go back solo as a comedian. He later was asked to open for Jimmy “JJ” Walker (from TV’s “Good Times”) at the same club. Now he performs regularly all over the country including such rooms as The Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City. He also has opened for such acts as Bobby Slayton, Jim David, Adam Ferrera, and Jim Norton.

Chris has also expanded his career into radio and television. For a while he hosted his own radio show on Long Island’s WGBB with his former comedy team partner Marc Lund. Later he co-hosted “On A Roll” with fellow comedian John Larochia. But his best gig was writing jokes for “The Joan Rivers Show” on WWOR. “Joan is a very down to earth person, who makes me laugh” Chris said when he was asked of his time spent on her show. He also was a guest on WWOR on the legendary “Joey Reynolds Show”. Chris’ television credits include numerous commercials with such companies as P.C. Richard & Son and Ford. He also has appeared locally on Long Island for P.G. Grippo & Son and White Post Farms. He is a very talented comedian whose fast rise in Comedy is only the start. You will be seeing his face all over very soon!

Carole Montgomery

The ivory girl with an attitude Carole Montgomery has been making people laugh as a standup comedian since 1981. Her ivory girl looks and off color humor may make people squirm but she pulls it off with a sly wink. With over 30 years experience performing in comedy clubs, television and production shows, Carole is a respected veteran of the comedy scene nationwide. Prior to starring in 2 different Las Vegas revues, Carole headlined comedy clubs and colleges all over the country. In 2006 she moved back to New York City where she performed her one woman show CONFESSIONS OF A PT&A; MOM at Gotham Comedy Club and the 45th St. Theatre. Carole is a regular performer at most New York comedy clubs. Carole has performed at the prestigious Montreal Just for Laughs festival, and recorded a CD called EXTREME COMEDY THE WOMEN. She is also the co-producer of the NY UNDERGROUND COMEDY FESTIVAL. In the past year she has entertained our US military with the NY Underground Comedy Allstars tour all over the world, in association with ARMED FORCES ENTERTAINMENT. To the troops she is known as NATIONAL MOM.

Besides being a comedian and writer, Carole is a wife and mother. She’s been married for 27 years and has a 19 year old son, Layne. She was Vice-President of her son’s school PTA and helped coach his Little League team for 7 years. She is now dealing with an almost adult son going to college, her Peter Pan husband and living with her mother-in-law. The jokes write themselves. Though her onstage persona and offstage homelife would seem to be on opposite sides of the spectrum, she juggles both with ease. Please also visit: www.facebook.com/carolemontgomery
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