Albany, NY Clean Corporate Comedy Shows- Comedian Shaun Eli.
And for Albany, GA. There are also cities or towns named Albany in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Kentucky. I can be funny in all of them. Just ask! (and prepare to pay me)


About Me- the comedian you want to hire

Clean American stand-up comedian Shaun Eli on stage at Goliath Comedy Club in Johannesburg, South Africa
Shaun Eli on stage in Johannesburg, South Africa

I’m a life-long New Yorker. Except for four years in college in Philadelphia I’ve lived in New York State my entire life. And even when I was in college I was a New Yorker- my legal address was my parents’ house. In one of my jokes I point out that I’ve lived within twenty miles of New Jersey my entire life, but that I’m not proud of it. I didn’t decide to put NJ where it is.

I’m from downstate but I’m familiar with Albany. As a competitive rower I’ve competed there a few times. And as a complainer I’ve dealt with state senators and assemblyfolks. Not really complaining- I got a sign put on a local parkway saying Welcome To Westchester. Not because I think everybody needs to be welcomed, but because NYC taxi drivers were overcharging by claiming the city line was several miles earlier. They get to charge double the meter once they leave NYC. I wanted an easy way to say “See, there’s the sign, NOW we’re in Westchester.” And I got the sign. See, Albany, government works!

Although I do wonder why there’s also a sign on another highway, the Deegan I think, that says something like “Westchester County, Gateway to the Hudson Valley.” Nothing wrong with the Hudson Valley but if they turned around they’d see NYC, and that’s a little more impressive to most people.


About my shows

As a comedian I’ve been profiled in The New York Times and my group The Ivy League of Comedy in the Philadelphia Inquirer. My jokes have been published in all sorts of newspapers and magazines and have been in the opening monologues of three late-night TV hosts. If you want more details on that read my biography. It’s not funny. But my stand-up is.

If you want to see what I’m like on stage watch my stand-up comedy videos.

My comedy’s clean and it’s great for corporate and charity events. It’s a combination of stories and shorter jokes. Some of it can be about New York but New York comics if they’re not stupid quickly learn not to talk too much about NYC when they’re not in NYC. You’d think that people not too far from NYC, like on Long Island, would get the references in jokes about subways, but sometimes they don’t.

So I’m not going to go to Albany and do jokes about subways or expensive apartments, because that’s stuff you can’t relate to. You don’t have to be married, or even have parents, to get my jokes about my parents. Everybody can relate to that. And you’ll still love my joke about fighting a Philadelphia parking ticket if you’ve never been to Pennsylvania or driven a car.


How to hire me

Well, that’s pretty easy. You call or write and we talk and work out the few details. Whether you represent a corporation that wants a clean stand-up comedian, or a charity working on a fundraising event, or a synagogue or church or other house of worship, just email Shaun (at) Brain Champagne dot com, or call or text me at (914) it’s-funny (914) 487-3866. Questions? Ask away!