Firehouse into a Naughty Nightclub
filled the street during the hilarious show and smiles lasted long afterward
barely time to recover from their previous bonanza event, Kismet Festival by
the Sea, the hardworking KFDA put together a Kismet favorite, Comedy Night.
Laughter filled the street during the hilarious show and smiles lasted long
Among the full house of attendees:
Jeannie, Bradlee, Cheryl Licari, Caryn Burke, Bonnie Metcalf, the
DeRosas, the Makowsky’s, the Imbert’s, the Hald’s, Debbie & Eddie Schwartz,
Lorri, Patty Lyon, Dana DeRuvo, Joe Hanner, Wendy and Jeff, Sandy and Bill
Romaka, Jacquie Jones, Kerry, Sue, Myrna, Wood Family, Ana Gesteyer, Kelly
Bertucci, Knoth’s, Padovanos
So many more. 2 representatives from Good Sam.
& Jacquie sold raffles for the scratch off tree
Happy Bartenders: Joe & Jeff
My name is Mallory. My dad's name is Sam Wood. He is running a bit
late and asked me to introduce Anna (Gasteyer, of Saturday Night Live fame).
you ask Sam when a project will be done, he says "probably after the
weekend". Then you think, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day weekend???
he builds a new house for you, the first room he likes to finish is the panic
room, so you and your checkbook have a place to go until the rest of the house
when you carefully describe your vision or dream for what you want, he says,
“Uh yeah, No, we’re not doing that"
Thanks so much for your support Some
of those things said hurt my feelings. By the way Anna, this fire house makes
Café Carlyle look like a Wendy’s.
Welcome to this biggest venue of
its kind this side of LonelyVille.
We’ve got a bunch of folks here
that are a big deal. We set up a hospitality suite green room upstairs for them.
I hope they’re enjoying the 5 gallon bucket of Kirkland vodka we supplied. the
label on the vodka says 'causes temporary blindness' and it’s not even a
warning name label.
Joe Starr is here. He’s a superstar,
but here he is a Kismet.
Chris Roach is here. Many of you remember that he got his big break here about
10 years ago. He started out here and went onto a big career. I think that’s
the night he missed the last boat and ended up at Jeannie's house ..maybe
that’s why he is still in Kismet.
Anyway thanks to Joe Mckeehan
for being the inventor of this night and thanks to the KFD Auxiliary for
putting on all these events.
Despite his famous last name this kid is so new you can't even
google him. Willie is in the Saltaire fire department. His act was mostly funny
and touching about his first experiences as a volunteer fireman which resonated
with the KFD audience seated in the firehouse.
Sam's intro remarks:
We have a local up-and-coming comic who... we invited to join us.
Let’s have a big hand for Willie Zabar, the name that is
synonymous with quality food, their association with Comedy remains to be see.
Willy is in the Saltaire fire department and this year they celebrated their
50th year anniversary. I was there looking around. Do you know they have
Chanel coats and there is an oil painting of their founder Christine Thurston. Their
first drill years ago consisted of trying to run to the firehouse without
spilling a gin and tonic. Now they have a great ambulance and sometimes it
comes to Kismet. The young guys in the ambulance service have never been out
after dark. This one kid says "golly I came as soon as I could. I was
watching Masterpiece Theatre with my grandfather".
Chris Roach: this extremely entertaining crowd favorite, and long
island (Ronkonkoma) native focuses on male issues like weight (realized how fat
he was when his "car hit a bump and his boobs bounced!") and married life.
Funniest joke: For his birthday his wife gets him
a massage at a spa "does that mean you don't want to touch me anymore?"
He lies face down in undies, head in a pillow
like a cushioned toilet seat which gets tighter as anxiety mounts till it reminds
him of giving birth. Guy comes in, Giuseppe, to give massage
( What happed to Alisa?). Clenching
butt cheeks "That better be hot oil you are putting on me". Later
hears footsteps "Hello This is Alisa". "What happened to Giuseppe?"
"No one works here by that name!") LOL
Joe Starr: Born in Brooklyn, New York, on New Years Eve, 1969. Joe studied
acting while a professional Stand-up Comedian touring the United States, Canada & Europe. He has acted along side Liev Schreiber, Andy Serkis,
& Daniel Craig, and been directed by such luminaries as Oliver Stone, Peter
Jackson and Steven Spielberg. His lifelong study of the history and traditions
of Show Business has made him a favorite guest. An 'old soul' at heart, it was
Comedy Legend, Jerry Lewis, who gave Joe the title of 'The youngest old man in
Joe Starr was the funniest I think of the night. His delivery and
timing flawless, the kind of professionalism that makes you relax because you
just know he will be funny as he smoothly segued from topic to topic, from the
chaste (comparing methods of discipline for kids.
Old school: "I'll knock your teeth down your throat so far
they will bite you in the ass")
to the indignities and intricacies of mammograms, and its sister
procedure prostate exams...all the while remaining empathetic.
Old men sit when they pee "because they don't know how long
it will take".
Unfortunately I was laughing so hard I cannot read my notes. Just
see him if/when you can.
Patty, a study in pure glee as she won the scratch off board tree!
The KFD Auxiliary’s last event, Comedy Night, was just this past
Friday. With a packed house of approximately 105 attendees, Kismet was
ready for a night of fun and laughter. We were bestowed a wonderful
surprise when SNL’s own Ana Gasteyer kicked off the night poking fun at herself
and Sam Wood, our MC. Sam, as always, was hysterically funny. Up
next was another special guest, Willie Zabar who came ALL the way from Saltaire
to warm up the crowd! He had everyone laughing and ready for our 2
headliners: Chris Roach and Joe Starr. Tears of laughter abounded when
both of these talented comedians took the stage. Comedy night was a huge
success not only thanks to all the comedians, but especially for the support of
the Kismet residents who attended the show. We thank you all.
Although Comedy Night was our last official event of the summer,
we still have 2 more weeks of BINGO left; Tuesday, August 20th and 27th. Don’t
miss out on a fun-filled evening and a chance to win a prize. See you