Empire City Casino will start the New Year with laughs, chuckles and smiles galore with a Wednesday Comedy Night on the schedule to launch 2014, headlined by Brian Scolaro on January 15. Bob Dibuono will MC the January 15th show, and Phil Hanley will be the featured comic.
Headlining on January 15th, Brooklyn born Brian Scolaro is most known for his Comedy Central special "Comedy Central Presents: Brian Scolaro", as well as being Doug on TBS's "Sullivan and Son" and Stuart on FOX's "Stacked.”He has performed on "Late Nite with Conan O'Brien", "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson", "Live at Gotham" and has also acted on "Dexter," "Mad Men", "Go On", "Grey's Anatomy", "Harry's Law", "Kroll Show", "Men of a Certain Age", "Wizards of Waverly Place", and numerous appearances on HBO'S "Life and Times of Tim" as well as many other programs and films. Featured on this show is Phil Hanley. Phil started stand-up comedy in Vancouver. After touring Canada coast-to-coast many times, taking in all the major festivals including Just For Laughs in Montreal and recording his own national televised comedy special, Phil decided to relocate to New York City. Since arriving in the U.S. he has appeared twice on the “Late Late Show” with Craig Ferguson, was a finalist in the New York’s Funniest Comic Competition, and was showcased by Comedy Central as a “Comic to watch in 2012”.