The First Night of Funny – New Year’s Eve Comedy Event Throughout the Region

Annual event grows to NINE theaters across FOUR states on the same night.

The First Night of Funny, the annual New Year’s Eve stand-up comedy event, has grown to nine beautiful venues and is on sale now at www.FirstNightOfFunny.com.

The annual event is now in it’s 10th year and provides a high quality yet affordable indoor option for guests to enjoy on New Year’s Eve.  All shows are suitable for guests 16 and over (except for the “Uncensored” shows) and provide a great night of laughs that ends early enough to be home well before midnight.  Each event features three nationally touring headliners and also are hosted by a local/regional comedian to provide a great opportunity for local talent to develop and get new exposure.  All tickets are the same price everywhere in the house, so the earlier you purchase, the closer to the stage you sit (no VIP seating for those willing to spend more).  Tickets are $25 through 11/30, $30 from 12/1 through 12/25, $35 from 12/26 through 12/30 and $40 the day of the event for all shows and venues.  Tickets for ALL shows and details for each are available at www.FirstNightOfFunny.com.  Performance locations, times and lineups are as follows:

8:00pm – Proctors Theater – 432 State Street – Schenectady, NY

Tickets: www.FirstNightOfFunny.com or 518-346-6204 or www.proctors.org

Wali Collins – featured on NBC, CBS, FOX, HBO, ABC, Comedy Central & Netflix

Myq Kaplan – semi-finalist on “America’s Got Talent” & featured on “Conan”

Max Dolcelli – featured on A&E and original performer at “Catch A Rising Star”

Jaye McBride – capital region native returning from Los Angeles to host this event

 

8:00pm – Cohoes Music Hall – 58 Remsen Street – Cohoes, NY

“UNCENSORED SHOW”

Tickets: www.FirstNightOfFunny.com or 518-465-4663 or www.thecohoesmusichall.org

Rich Vos – “Last Comic Standing” finalist, Showtime, Starz, Jimmy Kimmel, HBO

Paul Virzi – “Gotham Comedy Live”, Host of “The Virzi Effect”, opener for Bill Burr

Brian Beaudoin – featured on ABC and NESN, voted best comic in Rhode Island

Jim Felter – Capital Region native who recently opened for Tom Green

 

8:00pm – Colonial Theater – 111 South Street – Pittsfield, MA

Tickets: www.FirstNightOfFunny.com or 413-997-4444 or berkshiretheatregroup.org

Ross Bennett –featured on “The Late Show with David Letterman”, Boston Comedy Fest

Eddie Clark – featured on Netflix’s “House of Cards”, featured on “VEEP”

Kevin Bartini – Lee Mass native who worked with “Daily Show” & “Colbert Report”

Jennifer McMullen – Capital Region native who performed with “Comedy Supermoms”

 

8:00pm – Shubert Theater – 247 College Street – New Haven, CT

Tickets: www.FirstNightOfFunny.com or 203-562-5666 or www.shubert.com

Eddie Brill – 11 years as talent coordinator for “The Late Show with David Letterman”

Earl David Reed – Connecticut native featured on “The Tonight Show” & MTV

Mike Gaffney – semi finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”, “Gotham Comedy Live”

Marty Carponi – regional performer featured at the Boston Comedy Festival

 

9:00pm – The Egg (Swyer Theater) – 1 Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY

Tickets: www.FirstNightOfFunny.com or 518-473-1845 or www.theegg.org

Wali Collins – featured on NBC, CBS, FOX, HBO, ABC, Comedy Central & Netflix

Myq Kaplan – semi-finalist on “America’s Got Talent” & featured on “Conan”

Max Dolcelli – featured on A&E and original performer at “Catch A Rising Star”

Jaye McBride – capital region native returning from Los Angeles to host this event

 

8:30pm – The Egg (Hart Theater) – 1 Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY

“UNCENSORED SHOW”

Tickets: www.FirstNightOfFunny.com or 518-473-1845 or www.theegg.org

Rich Vos – “Last Comic Standing” finalist, Showtime, Starz, Jimmy Kimmel, HBO

Paul Virzi – “Gotham Comedy Live”, Host of “The Virzi Effect”, opener for Bill Burr

Brian Beaudoin – featured on ABC and NESN, voted best comic in Rhode Island

Jim Felter – Capital Region native who recently opened for Tom Green

 

8:00pm – Troy Savings Bank Music Hall – 30 2nd Street – Troy, NY

Tickets: www.FirstNightOfFunny.com or 518-273-0038 or www.troymusichall.org

Eric McMahon – featured on ESPN and NBC – also a RPI Graduate

Joe Bronzi – featured on “Gotham Comedy Live” and development with HGTV

Rich Williams – featured on “Last Comic Standing” & “Comedy Central Presents”

Shawn Gillie – Capital Region native, stand-up comedian and local radio personality

 

8:00pm – Paramount Theater – 30 Center Street – Rutland, VT

Tickets: www.FirstNightOfFunny.com or 802-775-0570 or www.paramountvt.org

Kevin Downey Jr – semifinalist on “America’s Got Talent”, featured on Bravo

Jim Mendrinos – HBO, author of “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Comedy Writing”

Chris Coccia – Comedy Central, Great American Comedy Festival, Sirius/XM

Chris O’Leary – Local comedian and host of podcuast “Radioleary”

 

8:00pm – Charles R Wood Theater – 207 Glen St – Glens Falls, NY

Tickets: www.FirstNightOfFunny.com or 518-480-4878 or www.woodtheater.org

Steve Caouette – Princess Cruises “Entertainer of the Year”, CBS’ “Late Show”

Vinnie Mark – Warren County native featured on NBC, VH1 & FOX

Tom Briscoe – Royal Caribbean cruises, headliner in Las Vegas & Atlantic City

Pat Dabiere – local comedian featured on “The Italian Comedy Festa!”

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