Chakra, the award winning Paramus, NJ restaurant, presents 3 hilarious award winning comedians for the on Sunday May 20th. 2011 Lower Hudson Valley's Funniest Person, Regina DeCiccio, Gilda's Club Laff Off winner, Robin Fox and John McClellan, winner of the Seattle International Comedy Competition and has appeared on Bravo's “Millionaire Matchmaker”. Chef Thomas Ciszak will offer a special small plates menu and reservations can be made online at chakrarestaurant.com.
West 144 State Route 4 (eastbound)
Paramus , NJ
Sunday May 20th 7PM (Restaurant will open at 6).
Admission $10 with $20 food and beverage minimum.
Chef Thomas Ciszack will be offering a special small plates menu.
While this is not a benefit, the show is being sponsored in part by Stolichnaya Vodka, Hendrick's Gin and Sailor Jerry's Spiced Rum.
There will be 3 comics (John McClellan, Robin Fox, Regina DeCicco in addition to an emcee-Tim Hayes). :
John is a unique and brutally funny voice in the world of comedy, carving out his turf as he headlines comedy clubs and rock music venues across America. He possesses a rare ability to bring laughs to situations with insight and energy using what the Long Island Entertainment News calls "A razor sharp sense of sarcasm coupled with a working stiff sensibility, John McClellan is what real stand up is all about." A fearless yet engaging performer focusing on the right way to do something wrong, he shows you within minutes of taking the stage why Cincinnati CityBeat called him "The super villain of comedy"
A grand prizewinner of The Seattle International Comedy Competition, McClellan has opened live concert shows for acts such as David Lee Roth, Collective Soul Bobcat Golthwaite and Doug Stanhope as well as being a featured performer in some of the nation's top comedy festivals. He is regular guest on Sirius Satellite Radio, but John may be most recognizable from his appearance in season 4 of Bravo?s "Millionaire Matchmaker", making his date to the Museum of Sex one of the highly rated episodes in the history of the program.
Professional stand-up comedian Robin Fox spent 17 years as a New Jersey stay-at-home mom. This "Real Housewife" was the funniest lady at the PTA and bus stop but one day decided to move her act to the comedy stage and has audiences roaring ever since. For the past 10 years, this very funny lady has been a crowd pleaser for audiences young and old and especially those somewhere in-between.
Robin is a regular performer at the East Coast's top comedy rooms in addition to being the warm-up comedian for Off Broadway shows and was crowned champion in 2010 of the 11th Annual Gilda's Club Laugh-off plus most recently named host of the 2011 Lucie Awards at Lincoln Center.
Regina DeCicco spent many years in television behind the scenes before deciding to take the plunge into the world of stand-up comedy. After five seasons at Saturday Night Live in the Design Department and one season at "Whoopi", Whoopi Goldberg's NBC sitcom, Regina realized the time had come. She studied improvisational comedy at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre and currently performs, writes and films sketches with her all female group, "Candy Slice" in addition to performing stand up around the country.
Regina became "Lower Hudson Valley's Funniest Person" for 2011 after competing against those from New York's Rockland, Westchester, Orange and northern New Jersey's Bergen counties. Regina was also selected to be a part of the 2011 Women in Comedy Festival which was held in Boston.