Father and Son Make Stand-Up Comedy History with their Return to Atlantic City
After the huge success of last year's run, father and son comedians Dick Capri and Jeff Capri will appear on the same show once again.
Often confused as a "comedy team" these two individual stand up comics have plenty of funny behind and in front of them. While this father and son share the same last name, both comics come from a totally different generation, style, and approach to stand-up comedy. The elder Capri (Dick) will headline the shows, while the youthful Capri (Jeff) humbly will serve as his father's lead-in or "feature" act. This show also features the hilarious Richie Minervini.
Dick Capri is one comedy's true treasures. In a career that has spanned two continents, he has played every major entertainment medium including nightclubs, arenas, national television and the Broadway stage. Since the early 1960's, Dick Capri had made several appearances on national television. Including the Tonight Show, The Merv Griffin Show, The Mike Douglas Show and Comedy Central's highest-rated special, The Friars Club Roast in Honor of Drew Cary. He also has had the privilege of performing for Presidents Gerald Ford and George Bush. Dick is also one of the stars of the highly successful Catskills on Broadway.
Jeff Capri is one of very few second generation comics working today. Jeff's observational comedic palette takes a different direction than his father's classic Catskill style. Jeff covers everything from pop-culture, biographical and political twists as well as a silly pun or two. Like his father, Jeff Capri has worked a variety of audiences. Comedy Clubs, cruise lines, corporate events and USO military tours (including Iraq & Afghanistan.) Following in his father's comedic footsteps, Jeff has also made television appearances; Comics Unleashed, Last Comic Standing, Ed McMahon's Next Big Star and new reality show, Who wants to Date a Comedian? Jeff has also worked alongside many respected entertainers, including Ellen Degeneres, Tim Allen, Joy Behar, and Adam Sandler.
Jeff grew up with is mother Barbara (Former June Taylor dancer) in Southern CaliforniA. Barbara and Dick separated when Jeff was an infant, yet the couple always maintained a friendly and healthy post marriage relationship. When Jeff was old enough to fly alone, he would visit his father annually on the east coast. When visiting him from Southern California, at just 7 years old, Dick would work out age appropriate jokes so his son could join him on stage. Jeff loved being onstage. At an early age, Jeff learned from his father the tools that, for over 20 years, enabled him to be a thriving stand-up comic in today's competitive comedy scene.
A working comic in his 80's, Dick Capri shows no sign of slow down, still hitting hard with edgy, hilarious and relevant material, while his son Jeff Capri, in his late 40's, is out there upholding his father's legacy with continued hilarious performances for over 20 years.
Jeff and Dick both appear in this year's acclaimed comedy documentary, Jordan Brady's I AM BATTLE COMIC currently available on iTunes.
The Borgata Comedy Club will feature both funny Capri's this October 15 through October 18, 2017, 9PM at 9PM. The 1000+ seat club looks to be the ideal environment for the two generations of comedy. While Dick and Jeff's style differs greatly. Jeff admits, his father's iconic delivery is built into his comedic DNA.