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The Comedy Blender with Host Amadeo Fusca to Launch New Monthly Variety Show in NYC

On Thursday July 13th, a new monthly variety show hits the New York circuit.

The Comedy Blender is 75 minutes of nonstop laughs, giving some of the brightest names in the business a chance to bring you a night of their best sketches, stand up and comedic performances!

Join host Amadeo Fusca as he welcomes to the stage headliner Mark Normand and a bevy of guests who have been featured on Comedy Central, Late Night with Stephen Colbert, Master of None, Marvel's Daredevil, Inside Amy Schumer, MTV, UCB, Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, and more. This jam-packed comedy spectacle includes performances by Sarah Tollemache, Bronson Gilmore, David Ebert, Samantha Strelitz, Matt Evans, OSFUG (Becky Chiccoine, Sam Reece, Mark Vigeant, Colin O'Brien, Ian Stroud and Michael Wolf), sketches by David Bernstein, Jessica Combs and Joshua Eakright.


The Comedy Blender

WHEN: Thursday, July 13 at 9:30PM

WHERE: Triad Theatre

158 West 72nd St. NY, NY

TICKETS: $10 + 2 beverage minimum

Tickets will be available at this link:


Hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and a regular at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, Amadeo Fusca tours the country performing in the One Man Comedy Show 'Men are From Mars and Women are From Venus Live!' In 2013, he beat out 55 other comedians to win the Friar's Club "So You Think You Can Roast?" competition. Amadeo joined the dais to roast Ricky Schroeder, NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman and Jack Black, performing alongside comic legends Sarah Silverman, Artie Lange, Bob Saget and Amy Schumer. Entertainment Weekly quoted Amadeo's as some of the funniest jokes of the event.

In addition to his live comedy, Amadeo's film and TV credits include Boardwalk Empire, Marvel's Daredevil, As The World Turns and the feature film A New York Heartbeat, starring Eric Roberts.

David Ebert - David is an actor, comedian, and writer. You can watch him perform live at the Upright Citizens Brigade with the sketch team One Idiot, or catch him doing standup just about anywhere that lets him. You can see him perform not live on MTV's Joking Off and MTV2's Guy Code vs. Girl Code.

Mark Normand - So far, Mark has done a Comedy Central HALF HOUR special, has appeared on TBS's CONAN 4 times, Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Showtime's "Live at SXSW", INSIDE Amy Schumer, TruTv, Best Week Ever, MTv, Last Comic Standing, @Midnight and released an album with Comedy Central records titled "Still Got It" (it's not bad). This year, Mark took first place at the Great American Comedy Festival competition. In 2013 won Caroline's March Madness competition, beating out 63 other comedians. And this is a real shocker for all of us, but he was also voted Village Voice's "Best Comedian of 2013", I know, right? In 2012, Mark appeared on "John Oliver's New York Standup Show" on Comedy Central, and in 2011 was picked as one of Comedy Central's "Comics to Watch." He just released his new stand up special "Don't Be Yourself".

Sarah Tollemache - Described as dry, quirky and hilarious, Sarah Tollemache has been a professional comedian for over a decade. Starting in Houston, Texas, Sarah quickly made a name for herself when she was named 'Best Local Comedian' by the Houston Press and later was the winner of the prestigious Houston's Funniest Contest. After being featured on consecutive seasons of NBC's 'Last Comic Standing' Sarah took her talents to New York City. Since moving to New York, Sarah has been named one of the top 20 female comics to follow on twitter by the Huffington Post. In addition to performing stand-up comedy nightly in many of New York's top clubs and alternative venues, Sarah can also be seen regularly performing at the Upright Citizen Brigade Theater where she is a writer and performing with her sketch group 'Absolutely'.

OSFUG (Becky Chiccoine, Sam Reece, Mark Vigeant, Colin O'Brien, Ian Stroud and Michael Wolf) - OSFUG has a monthly sketch show at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in NYC that has been selling out shows for over 2 years. They've rocked out at the San Francisco Sketchfest, Jangleheart Circus in Chicago, the Austin Sketchfest, the Boston Comedy Arts Fest, the Hell Yes Fest in New Orleans, and the NYC Sketchfest. Their explosive show has been written up in the New York Times, Timeout NY and the Village Voice, and featured on the front page of Funny or Die.

Matt Evans - Matt is an actor/writer living in New York. You can see him perform monthly in CHARACTERS WELCOME at the UCB Theater East Village. Matt has written and acted in content for MTV, Above Average, truTV, Adult Swim, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, PYPO and Mashable. He is the creator and star of JEALOUS DAD and BREAKING THE NEWS. These original comedy pilots were official selections at NYTVF and the IFP Film Festival. He is also the co-creator and co-writer of the NickMom web series OTHER MOTHERED.

Samantha Strelitz - Samantha Strelitz is a Southern California native and New York trained actress. She has performed on stage with the Drama Desk award winning Godlight Theatre Company and received praise playing Cara in "The Qualification of Douglas Evans" with The Amoralists at the Soho Rep. You can catch her on the pilot episode of HBO's Vinyl, Directed by Martin Scorsese and performing sketch comedy at the PIT.

Bronson Gilmore is an actor, comedian, and writer from Kansas City. He has been doing comedy in New York City since 2008, and performs on the UCB Maude sketch comedy team Bundt. Bronson has appeared in national commercials for NIKE, Wal-Mart, and can be seen playing the Ogre Brut in the "Hearthstone: Heroes of War Craft" ads.

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