Lost Brothers & Company Present: Mark Riccadonna, Tony V., Kelly MacFarland, DJ Hazard, and more special guests. And Evening of Stand-Up Comedy, Story Telling, plus Q & A.
Hosted By Mark Riccadonna:
Mark Riccadonna grew up an artsy jock outside of Youngstown, Ohio. At age 17 (like a bad independent movie), Mark moved to NYC in search of himself and happiness. He pursued Theatre at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, joining "The Company" after graduation. Soon after, Mark stumbled upon Stand-Up Comedy and found success as a storyteller, performing throughout New York City, and 'on the road'. Mark currently also performs for Armed Forces Entertainment, and has entertained U.S. and U.N. Troops worldwide, performing in six continents while working with his childhood heroes.
Whether he is working with The Amoralists Theatre Company (In the acclaimed hit "Happy in the Poor House"), Angry Shih Tzu Productions or on tour with Stand-Up, Mark continues to climb the ranks. He is a gifted storyteller, with a charisma that makes you feel like you’ve known him forever, unique delivery, signature voice (that has landed him several commercials) and likability; you will see why he is a favorite at clubs and theatres everywhere.
In 1986 Tony V was named “Funniest Person in Massachusetts” by Showtime television. He followed this achievement with several performances on HBO, the Arts and Entertainment Network, Comedy Central and MTV. From 1987 through 1992 Tony V became the “spokesperson” for American Tourister Luggage. Remember the suit case smashing gorilla? It was Tony that gave the ape it’s distinct voice and temperament. Touring extensively in and out of his high tech forty-five thousand dollar yak hair gorilla suit, both Tony and his alter ego had many interesting adventures. If you get a chance ask Tony about a meeting between The Gorilla, Spuds MacKenzie and Ronald McDonald. You won’t believe your mind.
Along with being a popular headliner at clubs and colleges all over the free world, Tony V has worked with Jay Leno, Dennis Miller, Bobcat Goldthwait, Steven Wright, Adam Sandler and countless other friends and nationally known acts. Tony has opened for Kenny Rogers, The Temptations, Billy Ray Cyrus, The Beach Boys and Joan Jett.
As an experienced stand up comedian, Kelly has an extensive and well-rounded resume including comedy clubs, theaters, colleges and several television appearances. She has been the opening act for the intervnational craze, Puppetry of the Penis. She has opened for Melissa Etheridge and LeAnn Rimes at the South Shore Music Circus and Cape Cod Melody Tent. Kelly has appeared on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. Kelly has worked along side Fred Willard as part of the rambunctious news team of “TV Network” on Turner Entertainment’s broadband site, SuperDeluxe.com. Kelly is currently touring clubs and colleges across the country and has just returned from entertaining our US troops overseas. Kelly headlined the 2009 Boston Women in Comedy Festival, was first runner up in the 2009 Boston Comedy Festival and voted Best of the Fest 2010 Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival. Kelly is currently writing a clever collection of short stories based on her stand up and her life. Kelly is also an experienced wellness speaker, coaching individuals about self acceptance. Sharing her life experiences in the unique way that only she can, Kelly leaves audiences pleasantly surprised by her candor. She captivates the crowd with her charm, and her refreshing yet playful point of view makes her irresistible.
DJ Hazard is a founding member of Boston's infamous Ding Ho Club! Who's members include Steven Wright, Bobcat Goldthwait, Paula Poundstone and Denis Leary, DJ Hazard went on to tour nearly all of North America before returning to New York City to act and write. He can be seen in the award winning films Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story (directed by Brant Sersen), Bourbon(directed by Adam Woodworth) and Cold Calls(directed by Jack Daniel Stanley).