***ZOOM LINK AND PASSWORD NOW INCLUDED ON YOUR E-TICKET***
We all could use some great laughter right now, and since we are ordered to stay at home, we're taking our Word Barn Comedy online LIVE!
This event will be a *PAY WHAT YOU CAN* live stream, but you can secure one of the limited spots by making a donation of your choice and being sent the ZOOM link in advance of the show. Purchase the $0 ticket, and make a donation in the next CheckOut screen. You will be emailed the Zoom info the following day before noon.
A portion of proceeds will be going to the Exeter Hospital United in Wellness Fund, and to the Concord Hospital to help with their work battling this virus.
Be well, stay safe, and tune in and laugh with us.
Join us for an evening of laughs and comedy at the Word Barn Comedy featuring Tony V, Chris D (regularly opens for Juston McKinney, Lenny Clarke, Steve Sweeney), Emily Ruskowski (2018 Boston Comedy Finalist), Connor McGrath (voted Maine's Best Comedian 2017 & 2018), and hosts Josh & Sara Day (Stone Church Comedy Series, opened for Dave Attell, Vermont Comedy Club, Don't Tell Comedy).
Tony V started his stand-up comedy career in 1982 after attending several shows at Boston’s prestigious Comedy Connection. He wandered in one night, quite by accident, looking for a little stress relief from a high pressure job as a case worker at the Somerville Mental Health Center. Tony was working his way toward a Masters degree in social work having graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a B. S. in Psychology. It was not long after that he took to the stage himself. Tony’s street wise humor tempered with a genuine feel for the human condition quickly propelled him to headliner status on the national comedy club circuit.
In 1986 Tony V was named “Funniest Person in Massachusetts” by Showtime television. He followed this achievement with several performances on HBO, the Arts and Entertainment Network, Comedy Central and MTV. From 1987 through 1992 Tony V became the “spokesperson” for American Tourister Luggage. Remember the suit case smashing gorilla? It was Tony that gave the ape it’s distinct voice and temperament. Touring extensively in and out of his high tech forty-five thousand dollar yak hair gorilla suit, both Tony and his alter ego had many interesting adventures.
Network television was next on list for this Boston native. Spending time in New York and L. A. paid off with multiple highly acclaimed appearances on Late Night w/ Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd w/ Colin Quinn and several sit-coms including Seinfeld, Boston Common, The Single Guy and Dr. Katz Professional Therapist.
Having proven himself a solid comic actor Tony then tackled dramatic roles on television working with such notable actors as Eric Roberts, Ice T and James McDaniels from NYPD Blue.Tony’s big screen outings include The Town, The Heat, State and Main, Celtic Pride, Housesitter, One Crazy Summer and Shakes the Clown as well as the independently produced By the Sea and Abracadabra.
Along with being a popular headliner at clubs and colleges all over the free world, Tony V has worked with Jay Leno, Dennis Miller, Bobcat Goldthwait, Steven Wright, Adam Sandler and countless other friends and nationally known acts.
Tony has opened for Kenny Rogers, The Temptations, Billy Ray Cyrus, The Beach Boys and Joan Jett.Tony also really believes that this is enough of a Bio and if you’re not convinced or impressed by now nothing is going to change your mind. So thanks for reading this far and good luck in all you endeavors.