Brooklyn-born, Long Island-bred Joey Kola brings his timeless comedy to Empire City Casino (810 Yonkers Ave. Yonkers, NY 10704; 914-968-4200) when his laugh fest hits the Good Time Room stage on Wednesday night, June 11.
Accompanying Kola on the show will be featured comedian Grant Lyon, a west coast native who has performed across the country. The MC for the night will be Lance Weiss, a regular in the New York comedy scene. Doors will open at 7:00 pm and the show will begin at 8:00 pm. Admission is $5 for Empire Club members and $25 for all non-members. Elite Club members gain free admission to the show. All patrons will receive a free drink ticket.
Kola has worked at countless comedy clubs, colleges, casinos, theatres, cruise ships and corporate functions. Kola’s TV credits include, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, The Late Show with David Letterman”, “The King of Queens” with Kevin James, “The Martha Stewart Show”, “Comedy Central Presents Joey Kola”, “The Rosie O’Donnell Show”, and Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend”. Joey has been voted Best TV Warm-up Comic 5 years in a row by Time Out NY magazine.
Lyon was a featured performer at the Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival in Seattle, the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta, the Asheville Comedy Festival in North Carolina, and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland. Lyon was also the winner of the Colorado Mile High Comedy Competition, and has appeared in the prestigious San Francisco Comedy Competition. He has opened for names like Bobby Lee and Robin Williams.
Weiss was a Top 4 finalist in CMT’S “Next Big Comic”, and has been on NBC’s “The Today Show,” MTV, Bravo, Sirius/XM, Cosmo.com, AOL.com, NY Times, NY Post, Comcast as well as in AT&T and Kit Kat commercials. Weiss was also a semi-finalist in the New York Comedy Festival’s “NY’s Funniest Standup Competition.”