The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival presents
Thu, Aug 1
Wed, Aug 7
Pandora Comedy Presents: Comics to Watch
116 E 3rd St.
Jamestown, NY, 14701
Watch & Listen
“When I was pregnant, my agent said, “Your career is over! I have never seen a pregnant woman on stage.” I said, ‘Apparently you have never been to a really bad strip club!’”.
“I’m not going to tell you my mother-in-law is difficult BUT the Pope would stab her with his hat!”
Comedian Tammy Pescatelli is the kind of woman you wish was your sister or your best friend. Like a good sister, she‘s always ready with a good joke or lively quip. Tammy learned her funny skills growing up in a large Italian household outside of Cleveland.
On her album, IT IS WHAT IT IS, she uses every bit of her experience to make us laugh about family, religion, and even politics (her sister thinks Al Qaeda is a guy from the neighborhood.)
But like a best friend, she also gives us great advice on everything from drinking tips to keeping us grounded (“Just because a man wants to sleep with you doesn‘t mean you‘re sexy. I have brothers that will hump a couch.“) When people ask her – “Where do you get your material?“ Tammy famously replies, “I wake up!“
Tammy‘s recent reality series, A Stand Up Mother (which she co-created, executive produced, wrote and starred in) on WEtv, documented her life as she balanced her family and her growing career with a lot of laughs.
Being one of the Final Five on NBC‘s “Last Comic Standing 2“ catapulted Tammy‘s career and won her a slew of new fans, solidifying her as one of the sharpest women in the comedy world. She just won “Comedy Central‘s 2010 Stand-Up Showdown”, and has appeared twice as a guest on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”. She has also recently appeared on BRAVO TV’s “Rocco’s Dinner Party”, CBS’s “The Talk”, Nickeloden’s “NICK Mom’s Night Out”, NBC‘s “Last Comic Standing: The Best of the Best”,and Comedy Central‘s “The World Stands Up!”. Tammy also recently appeared in her own half-hour special for Comedy Central, “Comedy Central Presents: Tammy Pescatelli.“ She has made numerous appearance on the CBC’s hit show,”The Debater’s”, as well as the “Jerry Lewis Telethon“. She has performed on “The Bonnie Hunt Show”, “TBS‘s Evening at the Laugh Factory“, “Last Call with Carson Daly”, and has been a guest a number of times on the syndicated show “Comics Unleashed”, and was chosen for their “Best of the Best“ world wide top selling DVD!
She was also featured weekly as part of the “Fashion Police“
panel for US Weekly. And giving pros a run for their money in the poker department, Tammy participated in the GSN poker series “Poker Royale: Comedians vs. Pros”, making it all the way to the finals. A regular on USO Comedy tours, Tammy has entertained our troops all over the world.
She co-stars in the upcoming indie films “Everybody Wants to Be Italian”, “Single“, and “Made in Brooklyn.”
Tammy currently tours the country promoting her latest comedy album, “Finding the Funny”.
Jackie Kashian's comedy is like listening to a really racy episode of All Things Considered. She is comic, writer, and occasional actor... she just did her first late night set on the Conan O’Brien show, has a half hour special on Comedy Central and has recorded an episode of This American Life with Ira Glass, Her latest CD, "It Is Never Going To Be Bread" was one of the top ten comedy albums of the year on Amazon. She hosts a weekly cult fave podcast called "The Dork Forest" where she creates a safe space for people to admit that thing they dork out about more than anyone.
Keith Alberstadt grew up the son of a Vanderbilt professor and a craft artist. The result . . . a very clever comic with sharp perception, unmatched creativity, and a treasure trove of unique material. His likable personality and down-to-earth charm invite people into his brand of humor—one that is smart but not brainy and relatable but not hacky.
While performing, Keith takes pride in laughing at himself and his “inner dork”, which he attempts to prove is something in all of us. Current events, popular trends, personal details… Keith shares his witty insight on everything, all the while doing it with a mischievous smile that quickly becomes infectious.
A regular performer for the U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, Keith has been described as “absolutely hilarious” by Armed Forces Entertainment and “a hidden gem” by the Boston Globe. He’s also a contributing writer for Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update, National Lampoon and various online magazines.
Joe won the New York Underground Comedy Festival’s “Emerging Comedian” award, began receiving spots at many of the major clubs in town and on December 16th, 2009, Machi realized one of the biggest dreams he had when he moved to New York City: he auditioned and “passed” for regular paid spots at The Comic Strip. In 2011 he was runner up in the Boston Comedy Festivals New York Comedy Contest which earned him a trip to the Boston Comedy Festival. He was then profiled in the NY Daily News for making the Elite Eight in Caroline’s March Madness Final Four Competition. He recently appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Cy Amundson has quickly established himself as one of the nation’s fastest rising stand-up comedians. He was a standout performer as a New Face at last summer's Montreal Just For Laughs Festival and recently made his television debut on Conan.
Named CMT's Next Big Comic for 2011, Cy has been on the Bob and Tom Show and has performed in the Aspen Comedy Festival, Seattle International Comedy Competition, and the Great American Comedy Festival in Johnny Carson’s home town of Norfolk, NE.
Cy effectively manages to challenge the audience while remaining delightfully and positively relatable. Some of his favorite things include Larry Bird, pancakes, and anything Teen Wolf related.
Pandora Radio partners with Lucy Comedy Fest to present "Comics to Watch" with host Tammy Pescatelli. Featured performers include Keith Alberstadt, Joe Machi, Cy Amundson, and Jackie Kashian.
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