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Photo Flash: No Name Comedy / Variety Show Celebrates Two Decades in NYC

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No Name co-founder Eric Vetter celebrated two decades of producing "NYC's Best Damn Comedy / Variety Show" on Wednesday, February 26th with a special anniversary show at The United Palace (UPCA) in Washington Heights. Scroll down for photos!

Commended for his contribution to the City's arts and entertainment community and nightlife by the offices of New York elected officials including Mayor Bill DeBlasio, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and State Senator Adriano Espaillat. Vetter - a native of Washington Heights - was welcomed to the historic venue by UPCA Executive Director Mike Fitelson. Known for bringing a multicultural mix of comedy, music and fun to alternative performance spaces throughout Manhattan. Vetter and his house band The Summer Replacements did not disappoint with a performance lineup including former "Daily Show With Jon Stewart" correspondent Wyatt Cenac, comedian extraordinaire Christian Finnegan (TBS "Are We There Yet"), comic Liam McEneaney (Comedy Central's "Premium Blend") author / storyteller Ophira Eisenberg (NPR's "Ask Me Another") Leighann Lord (Fox News "Strategy Room), author Michele Carlo (Fish Out Of Agua), and special guest Hari Kondabolu (Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell).

No Name currently produces their flagship "Bag O' Chips" comedy / variety show on Friday nights at Otto's Shrunken Head in the East Village, as well as a weekly storytelling and comedy show on Tuesday evenings at Word Up Community Bookshop in Washington Heights (2113 Amsterdam Avenue @ corner of 165th St). Their monthly "The Uptown Cabaret" and "The Uptown Cabaret: SPOTLIGHT" showcases take place at the Indian Road Café (600 W. 218th Street) in Inwood. Both the storytelling and cabaret shows are free and feature a sign up where local residents can flex their literary and musical muscles in a supportive environment. For more No Name info, contact (347) 885-3466/ NoNameNYC@hotmail.com
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Photo Flash: No Name Comedy / Variety Show Celebrates Two Decades in NYC
No Name Comedy / Variety Show co-founder / producer Eric Vetter (right) and his stage manager (Super) Shani Lieberman(left) display a proclamation prepared by the office of the Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer in recognition of No Name''s 20th anniversary and their support of and contribution to the City''s arts and entertainment community.

Photo Flash: No Name Comedy / Variety Show Celebrates Two Decades in NYC
Vocalists Amanda Baker, Alex DeSuze and Carla Lynne Hall performed with No Name house band The Summer Replacements at No Name Comedy Variety ''s 20th anniversary celebration at the United Palace.

Photo Flash: No Name Comedy / Variety Show Celebrates Two Decades in NYC
Liam McEneaney (Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend) was among the lineup of talented performers at No Name Comedy Variety ''s 20th anniversary celebration at the United Palace.

Photo Flash: No Name Comedy / Variety Show Celebrates Two Decades in NYC
Comedian extraordinaire Christian Finnegan (TBS ''Are We There Yet''), was among the lineup of talented performers at No Name Comedy Variety ''s 20th anniversary celebration at the United Palace.

Photo Flash: No Name Comedy / Variety Show Celebrates Two Decades in NYC
Former ''Daily Show With Jon Stewart'' correspondent Wyatt Cenac, was among the lineup of talented performers at No Name Comedy Variety ''s 20th anniversary celebration at the United Palace.

Photo Flash: No Name Comedy / Variety Show Celebrates Two Decades in NYC
Author Ophira Eisenberg (NPR''s ''Ask Me Another'') (l) and author / storyteller Michele Carlo (Fish Out Of Agua) (r) were among the lineup of talented performers at No Name Comedy Variety ''s 20th anniversary celebration at the United Palace.

Photo Flash: No Name Comedy / Variety Show Celebrates Two Decades in NYC
Comedian / blogger / pundit and very funny lady Leighann Lord (Fox News ''Strategy Room'') was among the lineup of talented performers at No Name Comedy Variety ''s 20th anniversary celebration at the United Palace.

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