COMEDY CARNIVALE with Christina Paszitsky, Joe DeRosa, Sean Cullen, Mark Viera, April Richardson and Sheena Metal
18 & over
Two items minimum
Line ups are subject to change
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Christina Pazsitzky (pronounced Puh-shit-ski) is a Stand-Up Comedian, Writer and Los Angeles native who spent her formative years in the food court of the Sherman Oaks Galleria. She’s been a regular Round Table guest and Writer on the E! show Chelsea Lately and is a series regular on Tru TV’s World’s Dumbest. Christina headlines clubs around the country and has entertained our troops in the Middle East, Africa and South Korea.
A long-time veteran of television, she’s also been featured on the E! Channel’s Wildest TV Moments. She hosted the FX series Hitchhiker Chronicles and was a cast member on MTV’s Road Rules Australia. She was a regional finalist on Season 6 and 7 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing and is a featured Comedian on Animal Planet’s The A List. Christina has lent her voice and written on various animated television series, like Trolls and Dr. Doolittle and in the feature film TV: The Movie with the boys from Jackass. She received the “Up and Coming Writer” Award from Animation Magazine for her writing work. Most recently she was a Contributing Writer on the feature film Underground Comedy Movie.
You can hear her on the weekly podcast “Your Mom’s House”, downloadable on iTunes. Before becoming a Comedian, Christina studied Philosophy at Oxford University and attended Law School for two entire weeks.
Joe DeRosa started stand-up comedy by hitting the Wednesday night open mic at the Laff House in Philadelphia, PA. Within a year, he was a regular there and at all the major clubs in the surrounding area. It was not long before Joe made the jump to New York City to take up comedy as a full time gig. He quickly began working frequently at New York venues such as Caroline's, Stand-up New York, the Laugh Factory, and Gotham Comedy Club. He also made appearances on "Last Call with Carson Daly," Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," and the "New Faces" showcase at the Montreal Comedy Festival. In addition, he's performed on national tours such as Dave Chappelle's "Block Party Tour" and the "Insomniac Tour" with Dave Attell. Joe continues to perform constantly, making television appearances and headlining clubs and colleges both in and out of the country. It was not long before Joe made the jump to New York City to take up comedy as a full time gig. He quickly began working frequently at New York venues such as Caroline's, Stand-up New York, the Laugh Factory, and Gotham Comedy Club. He also made appearances on "Last Call with Carson Daly," Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," and the "New Faces" showcase at the Montreal Comedy Festival.
Sheena Metal's name has become synonymous with Los Angeles radio for the better part of twenty years. She currently hosts four shows for LA Talk Radio, including her top-rated afternoon drive show, “The Sheena Metal Experience”, which was just named one of the Frontier 50 by Talkers Magazine. Previously, she helmed five shows for KLSX (when it was 97.1 The FM Talk Station with Howard Stern in the mornings) one of which received a comprehensive feature in the Los Angeles Times Sunday Calendar. In addition, Metal was interviewed and quoted in Michael C. Keith’s “Sounds in the Dark”, currently in publication with a forward by radio monarch, Larry King.
Known for her biting sense of humor, Metal has appeared as: a comedic commentator on “National Inquirer TV”, a guest sous-chef on the reality cooking show, “Dish It Out!”, part of a dancing engagement party for Oprah Winfrey Network’s “Real Life: The Musical” and was the annual host of the All Access Music Awards. She has headlined two long-running stand-up comedy nights at The Laugh Factory in Hollywood (“Sheena Metal’s Midnight Madness” and “Inside the Girl’s Locker Room”); the latter of which was an all-girl laugh in praised by the LA Times. In 2014, Sheena returns to the comedy clubs for a series of edgy variety nights called, "Comedy Carnivale" at the Hollywood Improv.
Bronx native Mark Viera became fascinated with comedy very early on. While his mom spent countless hours as a social worker to provide for her family, Mark and his older brother would pass the time watching the popular TV shows of the 70's and 80's. He became so engaged in the performances of his favorite comic personalities, it didn't take long before he began to emulate the characters he came to love. On any given night, he would entertain his family with remarkably accurate portrayals from shows like Carol Burnett, "Sanford and Son" and "Three's Company.”
As his career flourished, Mark personalized his artistic passion and parlayed it into one of his greatest labors of love: A one-hour Showtime special aptly entitled “Tales of Nuyorican”. The show, an homage to his upbringing and hilarious life experiences, became an instant classic. With the success of Nuyorican and a sold-out tour with singer Marc Anthony firmly establishing him as a force to be reckoned with, Mark, a devoted family man with an altruistic nature seized the opportunity to give back, first by performing on a comedy special for American Family Insurance. “Stand Up For Family”,
which was hosted by good friend and fellow comic Bill Bellamy, became a benchmark for family friendly entertainment. Shows for the “Make a Wish Foundation” and the “VIP Drug Rehabilitation Centers” in his native Bronx, as well as several command performances for our U.S military overseas accent his philanthropic efforts. Mark made his network television debut on NBC's Emmy award winning show, "30 Rock", an opportunity that piqued the interest of the industry’s most prominent executives. The comic and businessman recently sold a sitcom based on his compelling life to Warner Bros. and FOX. The much-anticipated project, which is produced by comedy legend George Lopez, is currently in development.
Mark is unfazed by his growing popularity and remains loyal to his New York roots. Known to his fans as the Latin Prince, he performs regularly at top comedy clubs including Caroline’s on Broadway and Gotham Comedy Club. He is also a regular at Improv’s and FunnyBone Comedy Clubs nationwide. Mark was hand picked to perform on the “Leatherneck” tour for the U.S. Marine Corps which is now in its second year. His numerous television credits include performances on the critically acclaimed "Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up" and Comedy Central’s "Russell Simmons
Presents Stand-Up at the El Rey.”
Mark’s most recent television appearance was on AXS TV’s “Gotham Comedy Live”. A completely live stand up performance. Whether he's talking about crazy marriage, his growing kids, his beloved grandparents, doing one of his dead-on impressions or joking about his life growing up in the Bronx, Mark Viera takes his audience on a hilarious, heartfelt journey, finding enjoyment in the absurdities of life.
Hey! My name is April Richardson — I grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, but I live in Los Angeles now. I really, really enjoy performing stand-up comedy and have done so at places like the Hollywood Improv, Comedy Bang Bang at the UCB Theatre, Portland's Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Seattle's Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival, San Francisco's Sketchfest, and more fancy names that may (or may not?) impress you. (I also made Glenn Danzig laugh once — true story — so, you know, I'M LEGIT.) I have written things for MTV and been published in various magazines and books (remember those?), so that's pretty cool, right? I spend my days working on E!'s hit show Chelsea Lately and my nights watching Food Network.