Friday, May 3, 2019
8:00pm (doors 7pm)
$39 General Admission Seating
Soul Joel Productions presents an evening of comedy featuring Richie Byrne, Chris Roach, Mike Keegan, and hosted by Joel Richardson.
One of the most requested comedians working today, Richie Byrne brings a unique mix of talents to the stage, combining a quick wit and New York sarcasm with the charm of an old-school storyteller. As the warm-up act for the hit series “The Dr. Oz Show” since 2009, Richie provides a dominating stage presence with one of the highest laugh-per-minute counts in the business.
Richie’s comedy credits include such well-known clubs as Dangerfield’s, Carolines on Broadway and Gotham Comedy Club in New York City. He has also headlined many clubs around the country including Hilarities in Cleveland, The Ice House in Pasadena, The Borgata in Atlantic City as well as the Tropicana in Atlantic City and Las Vegas.
His comedy television credits include Comedy Central, VH1, “The Rosie O’Donnell Show”, “Good Day New York” and “Gotham Live” on AXS-TV.
In addition to “The Dr. Oz Show”, Richie’s other daytime warm-up credits include “The Rachael Ray Show”, “The Chew”, “The Jane Pauley Show” as well as the sit-com “Murphy Brown”.
Not only a popular comedian, Richie is also an accomplished actor & singer, with a long resume of theatrical credits (music & legit) as well as television& film. He can be seen on legendary shows such as HBO’s “Sex and the City” and “The Sopranos” as well as NBC’s “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” & “Conviction”. He can also be seen in the feature film “Goodbye Baby”. Written & directed by Dan Schecter, the film is about a young girl who enters the world of Stand-Up. Besides performing material in the movie & playing a part, Richie was also a consultant on the set & helped to write original material for the lead character.
Richie is proud to have performed for military bases throughout the U.S. and Europe for the “Comics on Duty” organizations well as countless charities including “Comedy Cures”. Created by Saranne Rothberg, “Comedy Cures” is a non-profit organization using comedy as a therapeutic tool for terminally ill patients and their care-givers.
Richie was the first comic to ever perform at The United Nations where his opening line was, “Is anyone here from out of town?” He has also been seen at such historic venues as Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall.
He is honored to be the co-host of the popular podcast “Drinks, Jokes & Storytelling” with fellow comedian Mark Riccadonna and producer Joel Richardson and recently was added as a co-host to the show “Hangin’ with Langan” starring comedian Maureen Langan. “Hangin’ with Langan can be heard every Sunday night from 7-10pm western time on KGO-AM radio in San Francisco.
Richie considers his biggest accomplishment to be “The Richie Byrne Show”. Written by some of the top comics in NY & performed by some of the most talented actors, singers & musicians, “The Richie Byrne Show” is an “off the wall” throwback to the old days of ‘Variety’.
Richie’s rants on his family…his job…his weight…his life… as well as his take on pop-culture make him incredibly relatable to any and all audiences.
Richie Byrne is a multi-talented, uniquely funny comedian & performer that you don’t dare miss!
Chris Roach is a fast-rising Comedian/Actor born and raised in New York. He has brought his unique and self-deprecating sense of humor to some of the biggest and best known stages such as The Borgata in Atlantic City. He is best known for his major recurring role of Mott in KEVIN CAN WAIT and has also appeared in numerous other episodics, both comedies and dramas. He also created the viral video ode to his beloved hometown RONKOKOMO which has nearly two million views across all platforms.
Mike Keegan has had a passion for stand-up comedy for as long as he can remember. It all started by sneaking downstairs to watch comedy specials with his father who worked nights. Mike would recite the bits from his early icons such as Bobby Collins, Richard Jeni, John Pinette and Kevin Meaney any chance he could. In his teens, he started attending live shows at the local comedy clubs and studying the art. It wasn’t until a trip to Ireland in college that he finally got on stage after a dare and more than a few pints of Guinness. After the first laugh, he was hooked!
After college and several unfulfilling jobs, Mike decided to get on stage a little closer to home. He started hitting the Long Island and NYC open mic circuits and networking with his fellow comics. Since then, Mike has been carving quite an interesting niche for himself. His affable stage presence and sharp wit have brought him to be seen regularly at The Comic Strip Live, Dangerfield’s and Greenwich Village Comedy Club in New York City and he has been featured in Connecticut and the Poconos. He was a finalist in the “Funniest Comic on the East Coast” at Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino and has performed at the Borgata in Atlantic City. He produces several independent monthly comedy shows and is the Co-Host of “This Week In Things” podcast. Outside of stand-up, Mike has also studied sitcom acting under television icon Richard Kline.
Soul Joel Richardson the founder of Soul Joel Productions, the biggest independent comedy production company on the East Coast. For over 10 years, Joel has been producing 200 plus shows every year. Half of the those shows are fundraising events that benefit schools, non-profit, and charitable organizations. SJP has had 500 plus comedians work in 15 different states, who have appeared on The Tonight Show, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime, MTV, and heard on SiriusXM Radio.