The Comics Showcase
Live Stand Up Comedy returns to ASK in Kingston, NY!
The Comics Showcase is proud to bring you the headlining sets of John Goldpaugh & Erin Harkes!
Hosted By: Ryan DeNisco (WPDH, World Series of Comedy)
Special Guest: Reggie Edwards (A More Than Jokes favorite!)
John Goldpaugh, a Hudson Valley native, has performed at every major comedy club in the area imcluding Levity Live, Laugh It Up, and Lucy’s Laugh Lounge. A More Than Jokes favorite, John took home the Bronze in 2018’s Roast Madness (a roast battle tournament of 32 of New Yorks best joke writers) and also took the crown of Lucy’s Roast Champion in 2018. Johns humor and stage presence are second to none. An imaginative story teller, John will have you laughing til it hurts which is why he was selected to open for such comedy greats as Johnny Rizzo, and Robert Kelly.
It’s hard to say exactly what Erin Harkes is. She’s a singer/songwriter. She’s a full time musician. She’s also a part time standup comedian. Whatever she is doing she is doing it on stage! Erin’s memories of being ignored as a child have resulted in her being addicted to performing, whether it be in front of thousands of people in a music venue, or singing the National Anthem at the grand opening of a refurbished Walmart. She is a self-proclaimed performance “whore” – meaning she will do anything to perform in front of an audience. After years of being told she was funny, on and off stage, in 2012 Erin decided to try her hand at standup comedy. Having found great comfort in front of an audience she was able to make this transition smoothly. Unlike playing music in bars and clubs where people may be chatting or not listening, comedy provided the much needed attention that Erin craved. In a very short amount of time she achieved much local success and has since performed nearly every major club in NYC and even Toronto. Listening to Erin’s sometimes self-deprecating humor takes you inside of her mind and opens her up to the listener. Her ‘crazy’ bit reminds every woman of the futility of chasing after the guy who just wasn’t that into her. Erin’s ability to laugh at herself and make others laugh at themselves is a true gift.
Join us in the prime location for Laughs, The Arts Society of Kingston! Sit back, have a drink, and laugh. You deserve it.
Tickets available here.
Presented by MoreThanJokes.