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Crowne Plaza – Downtown Pittsfield 8pm

Doors Open at 6:30pm 18 or older w/ proper I.D.


Contact ZipStohr for information- 413-822-2247

THEA VIDALE is a standup comedian who began her career performing in clubs in Washington D.C.  Not shy to controversy, her performances are known for her sassy delivery and raw depictions of American culture. She appeared in the cable comedy special “Rodney Dangerfield: Opening Night at Rodney’s Place” on HBO in 1989. On the same special were such notables as Tim Allen, Jeff Foxworthy and Sam Kinison.  Thea had the distinction of being the first African American woman to have a sitcom named after her when she starred in Thea on ABC, for which she was nominated for a People’s Choice Award. Her acting career has landed her guest appearances on Ellen, The Drew Carey Show, Ugly Betty, and Drake & Josh.  Thea has also appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and recently performed on TV Guide’s comedy show Standup in Stilettos. She has twice appeared on The Howard Stern Show on Sirius XM Radio. For a 2 month period in 2006, she was part of the WWE as Momma Benjamin, portraying the mother of wrestler Shelton Benjamin.  By interfering with a match, she helped Benjamin win WWE’s Intercontinental Championship.  Vidale headlined ZipStohr’s Comedy at the Plaza 12 several years ago and is BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

RICH FRANCESE  is an accomplished comedian, writer and actor.  A native New Yorker with an attitude to go with it, Francese’s dry wit will have you rolling on the floor in laughter.  Rich has been seen on The Apprentice, and Conan O’Brien.  A long time writer for Saturday Night Live, Francese has also acted in sketches on SNL, The Chris Rock Show, and Late Night.

PAUL SPRATT grew from an unknown comedy scene in Scranton, PA to a regular in the NYC circuit. He’s the winner of both New Jersey’s Funniest comic at the Stress Factory and the Wisecrackers comedy competition. Paul regularly opens on the road for comic Joe Matarese but also has opened for many other big name comedians such as Dom Irrera, Dave Attell.


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E WEIDER MECHANICAL- Plumbing & Heating, 413-329-1226

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