Wednesday, June 7 at 7:30PM

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!

Gina Brillon – Born and raised in the Bronx, Puerto Rican actress, comedian, and writer Gina Brillon has been a stand-up comedian since she was 17 years old. In 2012, she became the first (and only) Latina winner of NBC’s Stand up for Diversity Showcase. Gina has made appearances on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, E!’s Chelsea Lately, AXS’ Gotham Comedy Live, The View, Late Night with Seth Meyers and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Her newest half hour special for HBO Latino, titled Easily Offended, is now streaming on all HBO Digital Platforms.

Brian Scott McFadden- Actor and Comedian Brian Scott McFadden made his TV debut on The Late Show with David Letterman and followed that up with an appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS. A multi¬dimensional performer, Brian is both an accomplished stage actor and a versatile voice over artist with a vast range of accents and character voices in his repertoire. Brian was recently seen on the big screen in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty with Ben Stiller and previous films including Ice Age II with and Robots.

Kerri Louise Cotter – Comedian Kerri Louise has been seen on Oprah, Dr. Oz, and The Howard Stern Show. Kerri was a finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and starred in her own reality TV show called Two Funny on The WE Network. You’ve seen her high heels on stages like The Apprentice, Americas Got Talent, Comics Unleashed, Gotham Live, and more. Kerri Louise can be seen at the top comedy clubs and festivals nationwide. Kerri just appeared on a new Comedy Special called Funny Women of a Certain Age, streaming now on Showtime.

Chanel Ali – Chanel Ali is a standup comedian, writer, and actress living in New York City. She hosted the Food Network digital series Food Debate! and was a cast member on MTV’s Girl Code. Chanel was honored as a “New Face” at the 2019 Just for Laughs festival in Montreal, and she can be seen on the Starz series Night Train with Wyatt Cenac and  aff Mobb’s Laff Tracks on TruTV. In 2020, Chanel appeared in the CC Stand-Up/Refinery 29 series Taking the Stage and on the Netflix series Dash & Lily. Her debut comedy album Chanel No.1 debuted at #2 in 2020.

Intended for mature audiences. Recommended for ages 18 and up.

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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