Saturday, September 12, 2015
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Stand-Up Comedy at The Schoolhouse Theater
Saturday September 12, 2015 at 8pm
Past comedy nights have sold out so early ticket purchase is recommended.
Tickets are just $20.
Featuring LoHud Comedy: Adam Oliensis, Chloe Hilliard, and Frank Liotti.
Chloé Hilliard is a larger than life comedian. Well, that’s because she’s 6’1 and rocks a killer afro. Born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in a large Hasidic Jewish neighborhood, Chloé has spun her unique experiences into side splitting laughs. Once you know how to tell a story you’re set for life. As a journalist-turn-comedian, Chloé Hilliard is entertaining the masses with her wit and ability to find the humor in everything.
For the last ten years, Chloé has been a culture/entertainment journalist, writing for The Village Voice, Essence, Vibe, King, and The Source. Most recently, Chloé was the Editorial Director of Loop21.com, which focuses on politics, culture, and entertainment from a hip perspective.
Prior to Loop 21, Chloé served as the Managing Editor/Social Media Manager for VIBE, a leading urban entertainment magazine and website. She has also been a staff writer for The Village Voice, America’s largest weekly newspaper. There, she chronicled lesbian thugs, BET’s transformation and eminent domain in Brooklyn. Chloé is also a former News Editor at The Source. For her expertise on Hip Hop culture she’s appeared on CNN Headline News, ABC News, Our World with Black Enterprise and C-Span. Her work has been featured in Best African American Essays: 2009.
She was recently made her national TV debut on NBC’s smash hit “Last Comic Standing” and appeared on AXSTV’s “Gotham Comedy Live.”
Frank Liotti is a stand-up comic living in New York City. He just completed filming a pilot for LOGO, titled “Everyone’s a Little Gay.” In addition, was seen headlining at Caroline’s on Broadway, and performs stand-up comedy across America.
His sardonic wit and unique stream of consciousness style have won him praise in the prestigious Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, the Boston Comedy Festival, the Laughing Devil Comedy Festival, the Los Angeles Comedy Festival and the Long Island Laugh Off, and he’s been a finalist in every festival he’s entered to date. As an actor, he was seen playing criminals in Gotham on Fox, Blue Bloods, multiple episodes of Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Fox TV’s Jonny Zero,Canterbury’s Law with Julianna Margulies, and others.
A graduate of Yale School of Drama as well as SUNY Purchase, he landed the cover of The New York Times Arts and Leisure section for the production of Cats Talk Back — a mockumentary of life as a cast member within the Broadway hit Cats — which was the winner of “Best Overall Production” in the 2003 NYC Fringe Festival. It was also performed at Yale Cabaret, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and revived in The Fringe’s 2011’s “Best Of” series. He also appears in the 2012 film BearCity2.
“…A teriffic Frank Liotti” -New York Magazine
“Frank Liotti is a scream” -Time Out New York
Adam Oliensis has been working in comedy for longer than he cares to admit. Not just as a Stand-Up Comedian but also in acting, writing, directing, and producing for TV, theatre, film, and commercials. The Journal News has dubbed him Rockland County’s King of Comedy.
In his stand-up, Adam explores the lessons in humility he’s learning from his wife and especially from his children, along with the adjustments being forced on him by genuine adulthood. Having lived as a child in East Africa, studied martial arts in India, and languished spiritually in New Jersey, Adam is attuned to the absurdities that arise in the everyday, mining both the ironies and silliness that exist in the most humbling situations (with which he continues to gain vast experience).
Adam has recently opened for such comedy legends and luminaries as Robert Klein, Colin Quinn, Gilbert Gottfried, and Larry Miller. He performs at comedy clubs all over New York City and the surrounding area, including regularly at Gotham Comedy Club and Levity Live, as well as at Comic Strip Live, Broadway Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, The Laugh Lounge, Greenwich Village Comedy Club, and Treehouse Comedy. Also at colleges, corporate & private events, synagogues, theatres, and JCCs throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.
As a writer, Adam co-authored the movie, The Pompatus of Love, with Jon Cryer (Best Comedy, Worldfest-Houston), which he also co-produced and in which he stars along with Mr. Cryer and Kristen Scott Thomas.
Adam’s plays have been produced by Ensemble Studio Theatre, among other companies in New York, as well as in Los Angeles and regionally, and his work has been published by Dramatists Play Service. He has also penned several TV pilots, which have been produced for Cable TV.
As an actor, Adam has appeared on Broadway, Off Broadway, in Regional Theatre, in the movies, on episodic TV, and in hundreds of TV and radio commercials.
He has been nominated for a Clio Award (the Oscars of commercials) for Best Performance. He’s also been nominated as a producer for both Tony & Drama Desk Awards for Best Revival. (And, no, it’s not an honor just being nominated. Just being nominated sucks.)
Event Location and Ticket Information
The Schoolhouse Theater & Galleries
3 Owens Road
North Salem, New York/Westchester 10560
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2015
Times: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm