Join us for Laughs in the Loft, a monthly series featuring stand-up comics from our own backyard, Brooklyn and beyond. You never know who might drop in!
Grab your friends or set up a date night for what Baristanet calls
“A comedy cure for the midweek blues”
Intended for mature audiences. Recommended for ages 18 and up.
Ariel Elias– Described as “a sly young comic from Kentucky” by the New York Times, Ariel has also been featured in Rolling Stone, the Washington Post and on Good Morning America. Named new face at the 2021 Just For Laughs comedy fest, Ariel most recently made her late night stand-up debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Andy Pitz– Andy is an incredible joke writer and impressionist that has been seen on Late Night with David Letterman, Star Search and The Late Late show with Craig Furguson.
Neko White– Neko White is one of the youngest veteran stand-up comics working today! He has been seen on Netflix, Comedy Central and Kevin Hart’s LOL network.
Damien Speranza– A father, firefighter, and Cancer survivor, Damien Sparanza is a high energy comedian who has been performing all over the country opening for such acts as Earthquake and Ares Speirs.
About Host Joe Larson
Joe is a comedian, husband and father – the former makes the latter well….interesting.
When Joe met his now wife she loved how much he made her laugh. He warned her that while she finds it cute now, she may feel differently when he is unable to do anything but joke during the heat of an argument. As his wife eventually found out “you’re funny all the time!” can quickly turn into “Does everything have to be a joke?”
Perhaps it’s not his fault, Joe is after all a second generation comedian. Much to his parent’s dismay at the age of twenty, Joe went into the family business. Straight away he was chosen College Comedian of the Year at the Las Vegas Comedy Festival and shortly after he made the move to New York City where he paid his dues at any club that would give him the mic.
Joe has been on stage at some of the best rooms in the city including the famed Caroline’s On Broadway and Gotham Comedy Club. He was nominated “Best Up-And-Coming Comedian” at the NYC MAC Awards, was a finalist in both the prestigious Johnny Carson Great American Comedy Festival and Boston Comedy Festival and was part of the feature film Stand Up 360. Joe has also been seen on Gotham Comedy Live, NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” “Laughs” on FOX, the Tonight Show’s Laugh Squad and the Speed Channel. On radio he is a repeat guest on Bob and Tom and the Bennington Show.
Pre-pandemic Joe Larson had one of the hottest shows in Brooklyn. Sold out each time to standing room only, his show “Couleur Comedy” was a huge success. It brought together the hottest up-and-coming comedians with established pros for a dynamic and exciting evening. Now, a South Orange resident, Joe is bringing his show to SOPAC.
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