Comedy Night: Tom Simmons and Mike Easmeil – EARLY SHOWKaleidoscope Comedy is proud to present an evening of laughter at Bright Box with some of the best stand up comedians in the business! Saturday, November 30 *EARLY SHOW* DOORS: 6:30pm | LAUGHS: 7:30pm
Tickets: $12 ADV | $15 DOOR
TOM SIMMONSWho said a comedian can’t be genuinely smart, deeply caring and outrageously funny at the same time? Take Tom Simmons. He’s got it all – and more!Tom is not afraid to strip long held beliefs of their credibility with an unprecedented blend of searing logic and great jokes. He questions everything and everyone, respectfully but with absolutely no respect at all. Everyday situations as a father and husband, TV consumer, grocery shopper, tourist, hobby philosopher and average bystander — Tom finds comedy wherever he takes a good look.“I’m a likable misanthrope, a contrarian who believes we are doing it all wrong. And it’s just fun pointing that out through jokes”, says Simmons about his motivation. Over the years, he has earned himself a ton of respect from other comedians and his audience alike for his originality and depth.Judges agreed when Tom Simmons won the 2009 San Francisco Comedy Competition, an event from which talents like Robin Williams and Ellen DeGeneres rose to fame. This win is the latest milestone in a 15-year career that has always been dedicated to one crowd-pleasing denominator: “I want the time people are at my show to be the most enjoyable part of their entire day.” Such enthusiasm made him also two-time finalist at the Boston Comedy Festival.Contrary to the U.S. government, Tom Simmons already accomplished his mission in Iraq and Afghanistan during the 2005 Comics on Duty tour, performing his act for the troops while being away from his baby boy. “Sure, there are bombs going off all around you, but what’s not to like about a good night’s sleep for the first time in almost a year?!”.Simmons is a workaholic when it comes to continuously improving his show, not shy to admit that “my best joke has yet to be written.” Though most audience members will find that hard to believe after an hour-long, non-stop torture of their funny muscles. Before Tom Simmons came along, nobody knew how heart wrenching comical it was to question yourself and authority.
For those who can’t witness this outstanding comedian live on stage, Tom Simmons frequently has air time on XM/Sirius satellite radio and on the Bob and Tom syndicated radio show. Parts of his performance can be seen on Comedy Central, Showtime and BET.WEBSITE | FACEBOOK
Mike Easmeil is a comedian/writer of Palestinian heritage. He took the stage more than 20 years ago at Groucho’s Comedy Club in Roanoke, and is a regular in the headliner show at the New York Arab-American Comedy Festival at Gotham Comedy Club in Manhattan. His clean, clever comedy pokes fun at himself, his family, and life’s absurdities. Mike is well respected in the business and has worked with some of the best including Daniel Tosh, Lisa Lampanelli, Brett Leake, Jeff Caldwell, and Joe Derosa. Mike performs regularly in benefit shows for charities and comedy clubs on the East Coast including Cozzy’s Comedy Club, The Comedy Club of the Outer Banks, Williamsburg, and the Virginia Beach Funny Bone Comedy Club.
HOST: Irwin Loring
In the short time Irwin Loring has been performing on stage he has had many great moments and received many laughs. He was a finalist in the 2007 “Comic of the Year” competition for Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia. He was the winner of best new talent comic at the Reading Comedy Outlet 2008, and a finalist in the Big Break Comedy Competition in 2009. He currently teaches comedy classes at a local college for aspiring comics, focusing on the business of comedy and writing. He founded Kaleidoscope Comedy which produces comedy shows in MD, DC and VA. Kaleidoscope Comedy is very committed to using comedy as a means of fundraising for many charities, such as the “Avon Walk for Breast Cancer”, Warrior Aviation, CSAAC, The Miracle League, and local Kiwanis. He has also been a featured comedian for “Comcast on Demand”, Web Comedy Club, and Local Point TV. Irwin Loring WEBSITE
Saturday, November 30 *EARLY SHOW* DOORS: 6:30pm | LAUGHS: 7:30pm Tickets: $12 ADV | $15 DOOR Comedy Night at Bright Box is sponsored by: