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It’s no joke. There is a comedy show that features only performers over 50. And it’s coming to the Gold Coast Arts Center again on Saturday, October 13, 2018, at 8 p.m.
This year’s lineup for the 50+ Comedy Tour is completely new. It includes retired FDNY firefighter John Larocchia; Art Schill, an octogenarian from Patchogue; and Jim Dailakis, an Australian Greek actor/writer/comedian.
“Audiences love this show,” says Ronni Berger, Coordinator, Special Events, Gold Coast Arts Center. “One reason is that the baby boomer market is often overlooked in the world of comedy, and another reason is that the show is hilarious. We’re never surprised that it sells out every year.”
Retired firefighter Larocchia has been performing stand-up comedy for more than 20 years. He is the president of the Laughter Saves Lives Foundation, which assists first responders trying to overcome financial hardship due to an unforeseen tragedy or illness.
A former chemist and executive recruiter, Mr. Schill is new to the world of stand-up comedy – the 82-year old started at age 81 – but he’s already performed at such clubs as Caroline’s, Dangerfield’s, Mohegan Sun, and the Broadway Comedy Club. He placed second in the 50 Plus Comedy Competition on Long Island and was a runner-up at the NYC Comedy Festival.
Mr. Dailakis has been headlining in major comedy clubs, including Caroline’s, Standup NY, Broadway Comedy Club, and Dangerfield’s, for 15 years. He has shared the stage with such Jerry Seinfeld, Larry the Cable Guy, Kevin Nealon, Caroline Rhea, The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, and Weird Al Yankovic.
Pre-Sale Ticket $20 (while they last), After Pre-Sale $25, $30 at the door. The show will take place at the Gold Coast Arts Center at 113 Middle Neck Road in Great Neck, use rear entrance at Maple Drive municipal parking lot. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Refreshments will be available for sale. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 516-829-2570 or visit http://goldcoastarts.org/the-50-comedy-tour-2018/.