Turning Stone launching Thursday professional comedy series

Published Apr 25, 2018 at 4:00pm

VERONA — A new professional comedy series, Jokers at The Gig, is being launched Thursday night at Turning Stone Resort Casino, the facility announced.

The series, to run on select Thursdays at the casino’s Exit 33 venue, will feature comedic headliners who have appeared on Comedy Central, America’s Got Talent and NBC’s Last Comic Standing, according to Turning Stone.

Admission to all Jokers at The GIG events is $10 per person, and tickets can be purchased at the door, through Ticketmaster or in advance at the Turning Stone Box Office. The doors open at 7 p.m. with the first comic set starting at 8 p.m.

The inaugural show on Thursday this week will feature Julia Scotti, the “Crazy Old Lady of Comedy” who was a quarter-finalist and fan favorite on Season 11 of America’s Got Talent, said Turning Stone. Opening for Scotti will be Mike Speirs, who will appear this year in Showtime’s “Escape at Dannemora” series, Turning Stone said. The evening’s emcee will be comedian Pat DaBiere, who has performed at various East Coast venues and toured with The Italian Comedy Festa and The North Country Comedy Tour.

Among other scheduled dates and performers:

• May 3 – Nick Marra, Aaron David Ward and Joe Bronzi

• May 17 – John Iavarone, Gene Trifilo and John Mulrooney

• May 31 – Pat DaBiere, Ellen Karis and Andy Pitz

For more information, visit www.turningstone.com/nightlife-lounges/the-gig online.