Stand Up / Sit Down Comedian RICHIE MINERVINI


Sky Room Café Tue, Jun 4 8:00 PM


Stand Up / Sit Down!
Tuesday, June 4th at 8 PM
$40 Public | $30 Members

Dubbed the ‘Godfather of Long Island Comedy’, Richie Minervini is the former owner of Long Island’s premier comedy club, The East Side Comedy Club. His stage is where celebrities, Rosie O’Donnell, Jay Leno, Eddie Murphy, Kevin James, and Ray Romano started their stand-up careers.

Richie returns to Long Island for a special stand-up sit down appearance at Cinema Arts Centre on June 4th. This night will be epic! First, we will screen the ‘Richie Minervini Roastumentary’ (Part roast,part documentary), then Richie will perform some choice stand-up. Our Emmy nominated interviewer Steven Taub, who was a part of those Eastside early days, will discuss with Richie all about this epic era in comedy. You will be in stitches! Finally, expect numerous comedians to show-up and participate in the Q&A with laughter filled stories and heartfelt tributes to Richie and Eastside Comedy club.

Richie currently performs all over the country at the biggest clubs and renowned theatres. Richie has played Vegas at the Riviera, in Atlantic City at the famed Borgata, in Reno and at famed theatres such as the Paramount and Delray Beach Center for the Arts.

His TV appearances include “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee”, “The Rosie Show” and “The King of Queens”. His Movie Credits include Mall Cop 1, Mall Cop 2, Zookeeper, Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2. Richie can also be seen performing with Kevin James and Ray Romano in Las Vegas and touring around the country.

With his huge heart and amazing talent, Richie is always ready to lend a helping hand and is anxious to “give something back”. He lends his name, his talents and his services to many charities. Richie is keeping audiences in stitches around the world with his cutting-edge comedy – Always pleasing, never offending.

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.