BYOB Comedy Tonight at Surflight Begins Saturday

Billy Garan
Surflight Theatre is launching its slide BYOB Comedy Sequence this Saturday, Sept. 12, at 8:30 p.m. in a tent located amongst the theater and the Demonstrate Put Ice Product Parlour, not to be puzzled with its big prime in Beach front Haven’s Veterans Memorial Park.
This Saturday’s comics are Billy Garan and Chris Coccia.
Garan appeared at Surflight in advance of, in August 2018. He’s a comic vet, getting launched his occupation about 1980 in this sort of sites as New York City’s Capture a Climbing Star and the Improv. Since then he’s appeared at comedy clubs, casinos and schools through the nation, undertaking solo functions or as section of a troupe, Amusing Business. He’s opened for the likes of Robert Klein, Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld.
“I’m eclectic,” he said in an interview again right before his 2018 physical appearance, mentioning he brings together basic standup, prop humor and impressions in his shows. “It is a smorgasbord of comedy. It is also a quite rapidly demonstrate,” although he did not suggest brief in time, but relatively rapid-paced.
Joe Bublewicz, the promoter of the BYOB reveals and a comedian himself, explained at the time, “I’m in 2nd equipment, he’s in fifth.”
This writer can relate to Garan, the two of us currently being – permit me be well mannered listed here – in the identical senior-citizen-but-continue to-lively age team. I adore his acquire on how the environment has modified due to the fact we have been young children.
“You can’t light-weight up a cigarette now, men and women go ‘My God, what are you accomplishing, set that out, there’s a boy or girl listed here!’ ‘Where’s there a little one?’ ‘Five miles in excess of that way the baby lives.’
“Holy crap, when did we turn into so overprotective of all these small troublesome youngsters? For the reason that no person gave a crap about any of us when we ended up children. You betcha. Cigarettes – they gave you a starter package, ‘have a chocolate cigarette, have a bubblegum cigarette, arrive back again in 10 years, we’ll give you a real cigarette.’ No person cared.
“Nobody cared about you – they threw you in a smoke-filled home in a broken crib with very little to eat but paint chips and Perform-Doh. Perform-Doh, they still make Enjoy-Doh. I explained to my pal, ‘Did you at any time consume Engage in-Doh? He reported, ‘No, it is as well salty.’”
Coccia is young than Garan, with his vocation as a comedian obtaining a significant improve when he gained the 2008 Purina Pet Comedy Challenge and its $10,000 prime prize. So his comedy doesn’t assess the 2020s with previously moments, but instead focuses on present-day observations.
“I’m in a great temper, I feel excellent, I come to feel wholesome. I just begun doing the job out all over again, for the reason that my wife started off working out yet again and I am not permitting her get in advance of me.
“I really don’t want to be 1 of individuals couples. You know, the lopsided couples, where men and women look at us and go, ‘Ooh, he ought to be loaded.’ They are likely to search at me and go ‘He ain’t prosperous, this may possibly be a hostage scenario …’
“I enjoy my health club. Like I explained, they obtained hotties, they acquired bodybuilders in there. These fellas are freaky, man, they really don’t even discover the girls. You could be in there topless and ‘excuse me, can you get your boobs out of the way? I’d like to glance at my pecs, thank you.’
“They stare (at the mirror) on the lookout like a steroid-pushed canary. I noticed just one dude putting the moves on his individual reflection.
“I’ve got men shaving their bodies. I was chatting about this at the time, since it is definitely odd, I was mentioning it, this girl flies to her feet and points to her spouse and will come up to me and says, ‘Hey, he shaves his —–.’
“I never know if any one listed here has at any time finished comedy just before – which is the end of the present when that announcement has been manufactured. I’m fairly quickly on my ft – I’ve got absolutely nothing.
“I shave a small little bit of my entire body, I’m not likely to lie – I experience like we’ve developed alongside one another below in this time we’ve shared. I shave the prime of my upper body hair, appropriate in this article. Since I’m Italian, it was coming up a minor farther north. I’m not allowing that come about, I’m not allowing my upper body hair improve into my facial hair. Seriously, they touch, you’re a monkey. That is the starting of the man to ape transformation.”
Tickets are a mere $17 and may perhaps be bought on-line at, by cellphone at 609-492-9477 or at the box workplace, located at 201 Engleside Ave., Beach front Haven.
Additional Surflight BYOB Comedy Evenings are scheduled for Sept. 19, when Joseph Anthony and Buddy Fitzpatrick will be showcased, and Sept. 26, when Kerri Louise will be the attraction.
— Rick Mellerup

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