YONKERS, NY — April 4, 2013 — Empire City
Casino will surely
get the last laugh this month with a comedy lineup that rivals those typically
seen in comedy clubs in New York City and Los Angeles. As Empire City
Casino’s weekly Wednesday Comedy Night becomes the ‘must do’ mid-week
entertainment hot spot, comedians are traveling from around the country to take
include Sherrod Small (April
10), Robert Kelly (April 17),
and Johnny Lampert (April
24). This month's comics have been seen on such TV programs as VH1’s
"Best Week Ever" (Small), "Comedy Central Presents"
(Kelly), and "HBO Comedy Showcase" (Lampert). Hosted in the Good Time Room, the doors open at 7:00 p.m. each night, with the show
beginning at 8:00 p.m. Admission
is $5 for Empire Club members, $15 for non-members, and Elite members are free.
All attendees also receive a free drink ticket.
Sherrod Small gets the April Comedy Nights started on April 10. Born and raised in
Brooklyn, Small is one of the top stand-up comics coming out of New York City
today, appearing at clubs and colleges across the country. With his witty
commentary on politics, culture, and city life, Jerrod consistently receives
rave reviews for keeping audiences entertained. He currently stars on
VH1’s Best Week Ever and AMC’s FilmFakers and regularly appears
on NBC’s Today Show. Joining Small will be MC Jessimae Peluso, who has been a
finalist at the Boston Comedy Festival and the North Carolina Comedy & Arts
Festival. Also featured on the bill will be Derek Gaines. The Union, New Jersey resident started his act
in the vicious comedy clubs of Philadelphia and has since toured around the
Sherrod Small of Beford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, NY, headlines
at Empire City Casino’s Comedy Night, Wednesday, April 10th, Good Time Room @ 8pm.
laugh-fest keeps rolling April 17
with headliner Robert Kelly,
whose honest take on his own life and relationships make his comedy clever,
abrasive, funny, yet refreshingly vulnerable. His extensive TV comedy
credits include a Comedy Central Presents, HBO’s Tourgasm, and Tough
Crowd with Colin Quinn. Kelly’s acting credits also include
portraying Louie CK’s brother on Louie. Accompanying
Kelly will be MC Bob DiBuono.
Bob grew up in Danbury, Connecticut and has provided his voices, impressions
and characters to MTV Europe, E! Entertainment, Good Day New York, and WNEW’s
Opie and Anthony. Bronx native Angelo
Lozada will also be featured. His television stand-up credits
include NBC’s Showtime at the Apollo, BET’s Comic View, and
most recently, Martin Lawrence Presents: First Amendment on Starz.
Robert Kelly of Boston, MA, headlines at Empire City Casino’s Comedy Night, Wednesday, April 17th, Good Time Room @ 8pm.
Wednesday, April 17th, Good Time Room @ 8pm.
final Comedy Night of the month will be April
24 headlined by Johnny Lampert. Lampert
is considered one of the premier comedians in the country. He is a
regular at New York City’s and Los Angeles’ best comedy clubs including The
Comic Strip, Caroline’s Comedy Club, and The Improv. Johnny has also made
numerous television appearances on MTV, A&E’s Caroline’s Comedy Hour,
Comedy Central, NBC’s Friday Night Lights, and HBO Comedy
Showcase. He will be joined by MC Shawn
Cornelius. Cornelius AKA “The Romantic Funnyman” is a native New Yorker
and 18-year entertainment vet. The charismatic comedian has headlined
tours around the US as well as Europe. Also featured will be Marina Franklin who has made notable
appearances on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Jay Leno
Show, and Chappelle’s Show.
Johnny Lampert, one of America’s premier comedians, headlines at Empire City Casino’s Comedy Night, Wednesday, April 24th, Good Time Room @ 8pm.
City Casino at Yonkers Raceway features: 5,300 slot machines, video roulette,
electronic craps, and baccarat tables. Italian cuisine is featured in Nonno’s
Trattoria, and trackside dining in the Empire Terrace Restaurant, which
overlooks the track for live harness racing; a quick bite is available at the
International Food Court and its wide-ranging menu. The multi-faceted Good Time
Room is available for parties, benefits, weddings, and major events for up to
400. Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway is located at 810 Yonkers Avenue (at
Central Avenue) in Yonkers, New York, Westchester County, (I-87 to Exit 2).
Empire City Casino is open seven days a week from 9:00 AM to 4:00 AM.
more information call 914.968.4200 or log onto www.empirecitycasino.com.