Celebrate New Year's Eve with a night of Comedy, Delicious Dinner, DJ & Dancing at Artie's Bar & Grill!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR'S 2017!!!
Saturday Night Live, Good Morning America
A lot of comedians exaggerate about themselves when telling jokes. When Johnny Watson tells a joke about himself, his family, and his upbringing, no exaggeration is necessary. Watson, a white kid living in a series of black and Hispanic neighborhoods while growing up in New Jersey with two brothers and two sisters, couldn’t fight, so he told jokes to survive. And he’s still telling jokes to his legions of fans throughout the United States. And most of those (real) bits are about his family – “my father was a heroin addict and all my mother did was watch TV and smoke cigarettes”; or his upbringing in poor neighborhoods - “I was the poor kid on free lunch who always got my balls busted so since I couldn’t really fight, I had to be funny.” So funny that he was voted funniest and best story teller in grammar school and in high school. Turned out the “high school honor” was his only honor. Johnny graduated LAST in his class. His grandmother implored him to become a comedian because “you can’t do anything else right.” Watson started drinking when he was five years old and kept on going until high school. “I was burned out from drinking by the time I got to high school, so I became the designated driver before they had designated drivers,” he says.
After briefly attending college in California, Johnny joined the Navy. Once he got out, he turned to comedy as a full-time profession. Watson has appeared throughout the United States at many of the biggest clubs, including The Laugh Factory in New York City and The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. He has also been in a host of TV, film and theater productions and does corporate engagements as well. When he is not on stage, Watson plays whiffle ball, cribbage and does other “exciting things.”
SNL, Major NYC Clubs
Edgy, electifying and a bit sassy, comedian Sharon Simon personifies "Jewish Trash".
Growing up as the only Jewish child in an Hispanic neighborhood, her blonde hair and lack of pigment quickly earned her the sobriquet, "Flashlight".
If you watched Saturday Night Live in the 80s, and didn't blink, you MIGHT have seen a very young Sharon in a Christmas sketch. Apparently this small scene paid a lot as Sharon didn't find it necessary to appear on TV again for quite some time
While most Jewish girls use daddy's money to attend spendy colleges, Sharon stripped to pay her way through Rutgers University's drama program. Sharon briefly dated the one straight man in her acting program but alas, he too turned out to be gay.
Sharon later went on to become an EMT
Sharon's edgy act and unique, "Jewish Trash" style is burning up clubs and colleges all over the U.S. and Canada. You can catch Sharon on Sirius Radio and as an opening act for Jim Norton, (she once used her EMT training to save a woman that collapsed during a Norton show).
If Sharon isn't home in one of New York City's top clubs she is pounding an audience on the road with her refreshingly unique comedy, (that means, among other things, Sharon doesn't get on stage to complain about men and PMS).
Also perfoming- Steve Schwarz, Jeffrey Paul
Hosted and Produced by, Rocco Romeo, Jersey Night Live Entertainment, LLC, Standup NY
Sausage & Peppers
Tickets $40 online, or $45 at the door. Includes Dinner & Comedy Show, DJ music, and Champagne Toast at midnight.*
*Hotel package available for $125. (Ramada Inn @ Flemington) Includes everything above.