The Ivy League of Comedy at the Emelin Theatre

Stand-up Comedians Shaun Eli, Joe DeVito, Karen Rontowski & Josh Gondelman

 

Saturday June 11, 2022  7 PM
Emelin Theatre
153 Library Lane
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
(914) 698-3045
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headshots of the four comedians in the show

 

Joe DeVito headshot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joe DeVito’s more than 100 TV appearances include The Late Late Show on CBS, AXSTV’s Gotham Comedy Live, Comics Unleashed, and the semi-finals of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. He was a regular panelist on FOX News Channel’s Red Eye and a regular on FOX Business Network’s Kennedy Show and he could be heard on The Anthony Cumia Show on SirusXM. Joe’s first CD First Date with Joe DeVito was released on RoofTop Comedy.

 

Karen Rontowski headshot

Karen Rontowski’s fast-paced, quirky and charmingly optimistic comedy has been featured in clubs, TV, radio, and at corporate events all around the world. Her stand-up showcases endearing, self-effacing and intelligent characters that catch you by surprise every time. Karen uniquely blends comedy with her experience as a Paranormal Investigator, Tarot and reiki master.
Karen has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, Sirius Satellite Radio, Comics Unleashed, Comedy.com, Live at Gotham, Comedy Central and Mysteries of the Unexplained. You can see her Dry Bar Comedy Special called Ridiculous Me has received over 21 million hits and her second, War and Instant Pudding will be out later this year. She is also a Paranormal Panelist at the Los Angeles ComicCon.
After performing and hosting at paranormal conventions all over the world she created the hilariously odd web series Paranormal Karen where she has fun reporting from haunted and obscure places everywhere. She also has an in depth podcast by the same name.

 

Book clean comic Josh Gondelman for your corporate event (headshot of the comedian)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 2016, Josh Gondelman made his late night standup debut on Conan (TBS), and he has also performed on Late Night With Seth Meyers (NBC) and The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS). He is a writer and comedian who incubated in Boston before moving to New York City, where he currently lives and works as the head writer and an executive producer for Desus & Mero on Showtime. Previously, he spent five years at Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, first as a web producer and then as a staff writer where he earned four Emmy Awards, two Peabody Awards, and three WGA Awards.
Gondelman is the author of the essay collection Nice Try: Stories of Best Intentions and Mixed Results published September 2019 by Harper Perennial. He has also become a regular panelist on the NPR mainstay Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me. And, if you remember this far back, he was the co-creator of the popular Modern Seinfeld Twitter account.

 

Shaun Eli, in a red jacket, on stage at Broadway Comedy Club

Shaun Eli has rightfully been called one of America’s smartest comics. Whether it’s a story about dining with a vegetarian or successfully fighting a parking ticket, master storyteller Shaun Eli shows you that there’s hilarity in the ordinary if you approach life with a comedic warp. Job interviews? Serving on a NYC criminal jury? How about the Ten Commandments? For just about anything he’s experienced he has a hilarious story at the ready. Shaun has been profiled in The New York Times.

With a sense of humor that’s both cheerful and universal Shaun has headlined shows on five continents. His jokes have been quoted everywhere from the New York Post to Forbes to Readers Digest to Healthcare Finance News. In both Reform Judaism magazine and the Christian Science Monitor, where he was the subject of the cover story. He’s been featured on CareerBuilder.com and CNN, in local papers like the Scarsdale Inquirer and the Asbury Park Press and in the college papers the Yale Daily News and the Daily Pennsylvanian. Even in The Journal of Irreproducible Results, a scientific humor magazine. Yes, there is one. And his group The Ivy League of Comedysm was the subject of a front-page story in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

More than just smart, funny and clever, Shaun is determined to express his opinion passionately, not surprising for someone who wrote his first satirical essay at age ten. When profiled in Fortune magazine “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno quoted one of Shaun’s jokes, citing it as an example of the type of “smart comedy” he’s happy to include in his opening monologue. Jay and other late-night hosts have used Shaun’s topical material in their monologues for more than a decade.

Drawing on his vast wealth of clean, clever material Shaun quickly became one of New York’s brightest, funniest, most in-demand stand-up comedians. When he takes the stage other comedians stop and watch.

Outside the world of comedy Shaun was a world-class athlete in two obscure sports (rowing and dragon-boat racing), worked as a lifeguard instructor and is an instrument-rated pilot. He is also an award-winning economic forecaster who once sold his car to a hitchhiker.

Shaun is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. You can watch his videos and read some of his writings, including satirical political essays and hundreds of jokes he’s written for late-night television, on his web site BrainChampagne.com where his slogan “Brain Champagne: Clever Comedy for Smart Mindssm ” rings true.