The laughter you hear will come from the Good Time Room at Empire City Casino(810 Yonkers Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704; 914-968-4200), hailed as the best Comedy Club at racinos across America by Casino Player Magazine. Chris Strait will take to the stage to continue the Wednesday night laugh-fests on March 26.
No need for a “Strait” man here, Chris will be joined by Jordan Carlos, a favorite in the New York comedy scene, while local Katonah, NY, product Joe Praino will be the MC. Doors will open at 7:00 PM and the show gets underway at 8:00 PM. Admission is $5 for Empire Club members and $15 for all non-members; a drink ticket will be given to all patrons.
Strait, a native of California, headlines comedy clubs, private events, and colleges around the world. He appears every week on TRU TV’s “World’s Dumbest,” is also a commentator on the E! channel, Fuel TV’s “Daily Habit”, and had a role in the National Lampoon film, “Lost Reality 2″. Strait has done stand-up on Starz and Playboy. In addition, Strait has entertained the troops in the Middle East, Cuba, Japan, and Europe, and has hosted his own boxing/commentary podcast.
Jordan Carlos is a fixture of the New York comedy scene, performing at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, The People's Improv Theater, PSNBC, and CBS/NYC where he recently brought his improv/stand up or "stimprov" show, "Flying Blind" to a sold out crowd. It has been said that Jordan is “one of the preppiest black guys you'll ever meet,” and usually people's sole black friend (which is fine). It's something that definitely comes across in his comedy ("...a little more Cosby, a little less Def Jam"). TV appearances have included a recurring role on "The Colbert Report" where he appears as "Alan," Steven's (wait for it) long-suffering black friend. He's also made appearances on Spike TV, VH1, FOX, and numerous national commercials for Pepsi, AOL, Microsoft, and Disney. Jordan was nominated "Best Male Comic" by the Emerging Comics of New York Awards and was a finalist in NBC's "Stand Up for Diversity" showcase. He's been a contributing writer for both Bar Mitzvah Disco (Crown) and "Esquire" Magazine. He also maintains a popular blog--"The Comedy Cubby: Nice & Preppy."
Joe Praino, the MC for the night, started his stand-up career in 1999, while attending college in Pennsylvania. He would do stand-up there while also driving into New York City once a week to perform. Upon graduation in 2001, he moved to the Big Apple permanently to work and perform there. During his time in New York his humor was featured as part of the Boston Comedy Festival, the NY Surf Film Festival, the Lighthouse International Film Festival, High Times Magazine and College Sports Television as well as clubs & colleges in and around the tri-state area. In 2010 he moved to Los Angeles to continue performing comedy.