Joe Derosa @ Funny Farm Atlanta August 30 - Sept 2


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Nov 15, 2004
Atlanta, GA

Joe Derosa
Whiteboyz in the Hood!

August 30, 31, September 1 & 2
Showtimes: Thursday 8:30 pm, Friday 8:00 pm, & Saturday 8:00 & 10:30 pm, Sunday 8:00 pm
Admission: Thursday & Sunday $12, Friday & Saturday $15

For some reason stand-up comedy, an art form that encourages self-deprecation, finger pointing, and loathing, fits like a glove for Joe DeRosa. Growing up in a miserable, one-horse town in Pennsylvania, Joe needed an outlet; a way to express his true pessimistic sincerity to the world. Though his first set was a bomb, Joe realized that being utterly alone on stage was where he felt most embraced. He started hitting the Wednesday night open mic at the Laff House in Philadelphia and within a year, he was a regular there and at all the major clubs in the surrounding area.

It wasn’t long before the jump to New York City became inevitable. Joe quickly began working regularly at New York venues such as Caroline’s, Stand-up New York, the Laugh Factory, and Gotham Comedy Club, as well as the top clubs throughout the country. The big apple also brought new, interesting opportunities, including television, to the table. Since his arrival he has appeared on “Last Call with Carson Daly,” and performed on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend,” the “Insomniac Tour with Dave Attell,” and on the “New Faces” showcase at the Montreal Comedy Festival.

Recently, Joe was invited to join the line-up of Vibe Magazine / Lion’s Gate’s “Whiteboyz in the Hood,” a stand-up comedy series which will be released in spring 2006. The urban-themed program features White comedians performing in front of a predominately Black audience. This was no stretch for Joe since his humble beginnings at the Laff House caused him to be one of a few White guys in a Black comedy club. He’s always felt that this dynamic was responsible for making him the best comic he could possibly be. Instead of pandering and creating a façade that audiences would accept as familiar, Joe embraced his suburban roots and became his true awkward, dorky self on stage.

Joe DeRosa’s first love will always be stand-up. The simplicity and honesty of the art form is what really fuels his fire. So come on out to a show. Wherever you see him you’ll be entertained by his ornery rants on subjects such as dating, religion, and pop culture.

For more information and reservations, please call 770.817.HAHA (4242).