Jersey City, New Jersey -National talent and recent controversial joke maker Gilbert Gottfried headlines Thursday, April 14th, 2011 at Michael Anthony’s dazzling Waterfront Restaurant in Jersey City, New Jersey. Host John “Nutsy” Fagan, another Jersey City Resident, will be on hand to warm up the evening.
After spending several years mastering the art of stand-up comedy, producers of the legendary NBC late night comedy show Saturday Night Live became aware of Gottfried and, in 1980, hired him as a cast member. It wasn’t until a few years later when his true notoriety would begin when MTV hired him for a series of improvised and hilarious promos for the newly formed channel. This led to several television appearances on “The Cosby Show” and “Late Night with David Letterman.”
Gottfried’s many credits include “Beverly Hills Cop II”. Other film credits include “Look Who’s Talking II” and “The Adventures of Ford Fairlane.” He was also the host of the very popular late night movie series “USA Up All Night,” “Aladdin.” Gottfried is the voice of DIGIT in Cyberchase.” He is a regular on the new “Hollywood Squares”, “The Tonight Show ” and “The Howard Stern Show.” Gottfried recently appeared in the documentary “The Aristocrats,” with Entertainment Weekly quoting “out of the 101 comedians who appear on screen, no one is funnier – or more disgusting – than Gilbert Gottfried.”
“Gilbert Gottfried Dirty Jokes” was recently released on both DVD and CD, featuring 50 non-stop minutes of Gottfried telling the funniest and filthiest jokes ever. At the end of the show, Gottfried tells what is known among comedians as the “Dirtiest Joke of All Time,” which is also the basis for “The Aristocrats.”
Michael Anthony’s offers a central location between Jersey City, Hoboken and New York City, is completely accessible by car, PATH or LightRail, and has the breathtaking New York City Skyline as a backdrop for all performances. The menu is casual Italian cuisine, and the chic atmosphere is perfect for a night out for friends or couples.
Lifelong Jersey City resident and Producer of the show, Suzy Yengo, is the President and Partner
of Catch a Rising Star Comedy Clubs and Productions. She said: “we are thrilled to bring comedy to Jersey City. Our goal is to keep travelers and residents in downtown Jersey City instead of losing them to New York City. After traveling around the country for a few years managing our other clubs, I had my eye on placing a club in Jersey City in my own backyard. A beautiful location with parking and the most beautiful view of the New York Skyline !”, quoted Yengo.
The Show is at Michael Anthony’s on the Jersey City Waterfront, located at 502 Washington Boulevard, Jersey City – across from the Westin Hotel. Doors 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm. Free parking is available on location. For inquiries, firstname.lastname@example.org .Ages 16 and older admitted. Advanced reservations are required. Phone 609-987-8018 or buy tickets online at catcharisingstar.com. Press information: email@example.com or 201-433-6705. Press passes available.
Catch a Rising Star – the Original New York Comedy Club that launched the careers of Jerry Seinfeld, Dane Cook, Chris Rock and many others – has been providing Comedy of Legendary Proportions since 1972. www.catcharisingstar.com.