Enjoy a night of comedy while supporting a local cause. GiGi’s Playhouse is in the final stretch of opening their doors to the very first Long Island location. Help make this dream become a reality. VIP Pre-Party tickets are sold separately. Scroll down for details.
Chris Roach - Chris Roach is a fast-rising Comedian/Actor born and raised in New York. He has brought his unique and self-deprecating sense of humor to some of the biggest and best-known stages in the country, such as Gotham Comedy Club, Comic Strip Live NYC, The Borgata in Atlantic City and The Paramount in Huntington, NY. He recently toured as the opening act on Kevin James’ 2019 tour all across the country. He is best known for his major recurring role of Mott in the hit CBS sitcom Kevin Can Wait and has also appeared in numerous other episodics, both comedies and dramas. He also created the viral video ode to his beloved hometown "RONKOKOMO" which has nearly two million views across all platforms. He currently co-hosts two weekly podcasts – the popular new Long Island Explained podcast, which focuses exclusively on historical and pop culture events from his native Long Island and Comedians on Hockey, featuring Chris and his comedian friends talking seriously, but having fun, about all things hockey.
Dennis Rooney - Dennis Rooney loves stand up comedy, and it shows. Starting in 2010, he quickly became a regular at the Governor’s clubs in Long Island. He’s been invited to multiple festivals taking him out of NY, such as the Asheville and the Cleveland Comedy Festival, and has extensively toured the South as well as the Midwest. In 2019 he placed in the final four at Caroline's Comedy Madness competition, beating out 60 other comedians. You can hear his podcast Netflix Book Club every Wednesday on iTunes.
Joe Starr - Joe Starr was born in Brooklyn, New York. He’s appeared on Comedy Central, as “Enzo” in the sitcom Kevin Can Wait, and has acted in several motion pictures. Joe appears regularly at top venues in NYC and has toured across the US, Canada and Europe. Joe is the grandson of vaudeville dancer, Wally Valez, and spent his youth learning to use his body for comedy instead of Dance. His lifelong study of the history and traditions of show business has made him a favorite guest on podcasts about The Biz.
Gigi's Playhouse mission and purpose is to change the way the world views Down syndrome and to send a global message of acceptance for all. The organization changes lives through consistent delivery of free educational, therapeutic-based and career development programs for individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community, through a replicable playhouse model.