Mike Marino Comes to NJPAC Featuring Special Guest Jon Bramnick, New Jersey's Funniest Lawyer!
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Mike Marino with special guest Jon Bramnick, NJ's funniest lawyer! Busy stand-up comedian Mike Marino - affectionately known to his fans as "New Jersey's Bad Boy" - brings his hysterical and insightful take on the Italian-American experience to NJPAC with his new tour, Make America Italian Again!
A native of Jersey City, Mike Marino's material is largely inspired by his own life, from his Italian family roots to his edgy observations about everyday life. His riotous approach to stand-up has taken him from The Tonight Show to sitcoms (including appearances on hits like Frasier and Becker) to major comedy clubs, theaters and casinos from New York to Los Angeles, and around the world. He's also been a highlight of Montreal's Just for Laughs Comedy Festival for seven years in a row.
In 2008, Marino was inducted into the New Jersey Comedy Hall of Fame, and in 2015 he was awarded the USO Bob Hope Comedy Award for his regular performances for the U.S. military. He currently appears on his own DDV Radio show, Live from My Mother's Basement, and on a new web series, A Marino Moment in History Only on YouTube.
Jon Bramnick holds the title "Funniest Lawyer in New Jersey" after winning contests sponsored by the bar association at Rascals Comedy Club. Jon Bramnick is the New Jersey Assembly Minority Leader. Assemblyman Bramnick was elected by his colleagues in January 2012 to serve as the Assembly Minority Leader, making him the highest-ranking member of the Republican Caucus in the Assembly.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, N.J., has the most diverse programming and audience of any performing arts center in the country, and is the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey - where Great Performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state's and the world's best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted more than 8 million visitors (including over 1.6 million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents.