Stand Up / Sit Down Comedian RICHIE BYRNE


Sky Room Café Thu, Apr 11 8:00 PM


Stand Up / Sit Down
Thursday, April 11th at 8 PM
$40 Public | $30 Members

Headlining comedian, Richie Byrne, captivates audiences with his stage presence and one of the highest laugh-per-minute counts in the business. Byrne, who wowed audiences as the warmup comedian for “The Dr. Oz Show” for over a decade, brings his unique meld of old-school story-telling, New York sarcasm, and spot-on witty observations to every performance. After his stand-up set, Richie will sit down for a discussion on his illustrious career.

A veteran of stand-up for over 30 years, Byrne sports a string of A-list NY credits including Dangerfield’s, Caroline’s on Broadway, Gotham Comedy Club, Carnegie Hall, and Radio City Music Hall; as well as the Borgata in Atlantic City and the The Comedy Stop at the Trop in both Atlantic City and Las Vegas. His TV credits in comedy include Comedy Central, VH1, “The Rosie O’Donnell Show”, “Good Day New York” and “Gotham Live” on AXS-TV. 

Besides “The Dr. Oz Show” Richie has done warm up for “The Rachael Ray Show”, “Tamron Hall”, “The Drew Barrymore Show”, “The Chew”, “The Jane Pauley Show,” “Murphy Brown”, “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”, and the “Miss America Pageant”.  His variety show, “The Richie Byrne Show”, is a tour de force of theater, Broadway, comedy sketches and big band grandeur. Sharing laughter for good, Byrne has toured military bases worldwide with “Comics on Duty,” and has performed for many charities. 

Byrne has also pursued his passion for acting on the stage and screen, with high-profile turns including “Sex and the City,” “The Sopranos,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and “Conviction” as well as the feature film “Good-bye Baby”. 

Our Host Steven Taub is an Emmy nominated documentary filmmaker whose body of work includes ‘Laugh a Day.’ In this film he interviewed comedy legends Robert KleinDavid BrennerRichard Belzer and Dom Irrera. Steven has produced and written comedy for numerous forms of media. As a filmmaker he has interviewed dozens of people with various backgrounds comfortably unearthing their stories, passions and intellect. Now, Steven brings his vast interviewing experience to the Cinema Arts audience with the live program “Stand-Up/Sit-Down” wherein he will book Comedy Club headliners for performance and then interview them. Getting to know the comedian you just saw will enhance your evening tremendously. Every comedian has fascinating and fun stories. Steven will ask the pertinent questions that will bring their stories to light.