Known for his comedy roasts of such celebs as Tom Arnold, Magic Johnson, Pat O'Brien and even Larry King, Vinnie Favorito has a unique style of comedy. Scripted material just isn't a priority for this Boston-born comic who earned his stripes at the Improv and the Comedy Store in Los Angeles. Headlining Vegas since 2003, Vinnie has been performing in comedy clubs and on TV for more than 20 years.
If you're looking for safe and politically correct humor, then this off the cuff funny show probably isn't for you ... but if you want some edgy and raw unfiltered comedy with bite, Vinnie just might become your new Favorito.
Boston's Gary Marino of the World Gone Crazy Comedy Band opens the show.
WARNING: Vinnie Favorito intends to offend. If you are easily offended, go see another show. Must be 18 years or older to attend.
Most of stand-up veteran Vinnie Favorito's comedy comes from his finely honed ability to think on his feet. Scripted material just isn't a priority for this Boston-born comic who earned his stripes at the Improv and the Comedy Store in Los Angeles. On his second stage appearance ever, Favorito won a Top 40 Star Search Competition, simply on the strength of his natural wit. More than two decades after his auspicious debut, the comedian has been headlining in Vegas since 2003. Checking out this razor-sharp mind at work has some interesting consequences, as you just might find yourself the target of an old-style roast because Favorito is a master of crowd-work and audience interaction.
Favorito typically begins his routine with a monologue, not unusual in the stand-up world. But it gets progressively more interesting from there as the comic then focuses on the audience, targeting many of its members. No one is safe from his comic insults (and yet, everyone seems to love it). The fun element with Favorito comes not just from his insults, but because he mixes them in with sharp observations on current events.
Don't be surprised if you find yourself being compared to the latest political or celebrity scandal monger, which keeps every show he does fresh and unique. Favorito has been known to roast such celebs as Tom Arnold, Magic Johnson, Pat O'Brien and even Larry King, but non-famous audience members aren't safe from his laser-sharp insults either. It doesn't matter how respectable you really are; Favorito will find a way to show you how to laugh at yourself.
You might already be familiar with Favorito, as he's appeared on the Best Damn Sports Show Period, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn and a variety of Comedy Central shows. He's been performing on television and in comedy clubs for over 20 years. If you're looking for safe and politically correct humor, then this off the cuff funny show probably isn't for you ... but if you want some edgy and raw unfiltered comedy with bite, Vinnie just might become your new Favorito.
Boston's Gary Marino is a comedian, musician, published author, film-maker and live show producer. He has performed at Showcase Live at Gillette Stadium, Newport Grand Casino, Chatham Bars Inn and resorts such as The Cape Codder, Seacrest, Burke Mountain, Wachusett and Gunstock among many other venues. Marino recently opened for acclaimed humorist Loretta LaRoche and shared the stage with Lenny Clarke at 5th Annual The Cape Cod Comedy Festival. When not hosting shows, charity events and cooking competitions, Marino can be found performing with his comedy band "World Gone Crazy: The Comedic Rock & Roll Circus" which has been touring New England since 2011. The group performs song parodies, impressions, fake commercials and audience interactive comedy routines. With World Gone Crazy Marino gets to explore everything he loves: playing drums, singing leads and background vocals, performing stand up and writing sketches for an ensemble cast of funny musicians. In the summer of 2016 Marino and World Gone Crazy had a weekly residency aboard the Music City Queen in Boston Harbor.
In the past Marino appeared regularly on ABC's "Live With Regis & Kelly", Fox News over 300 radio stations nationwide and in print media such as USA Today and People Magazine. He served as media spokesman for Sheraton Hotels and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well.
Marino got his start in the late 1980s as a producer, writer and on-air side kick on KISS 108FM and has guest hosted on morning shows on WROR-FM and WTKK-FM among others. These days Marino can be heard guest hosting "The Morning Show with Dana & Mugs" on North Shore 104.9FM along with fellow comedian Kevin Mugs McGonagle.
Marino's 2008 documentary "Million Calorie March: The Movie" won the prestigious International Freddie Health Award (essentially medical Oscar) where he received congratulations live via satellite from U2's Bono. The film received a broadcast offer from TLC Network and is distributed by AMAZON and in schools and libraries across the US and Canada. Gary's book "Big & Tall Chronicles" was published by Barnes & Noble's I-Universe Publishing and received an in-store roll out in B&N bookstores from Hawaii to Boston in 2005.
Marino's company, Harmon-Marino Live, produces live shows and customized theme events for resorts, casinos and special events across New England. Since 2004, Gary has been a humorous keynote speaker for United Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield and at conferences across the USA delivering over 200 keynotes across the country.
About 25 miles north of Boston, 9 Wallis is a gorgeous, fully restored, historic location conveniently situated in the heart of Downtown Beverly's Arts District at 9 Wallis Street, right next to the Larcom Theatre -- less than half a mile from the Beverly Depot rail station and 3 miles from Route 128, with plenty of free parking (see map).
After presenting over a hundred award-winning concerts at Beverly's Larcom Theatre since 2013, we transformed 9 Wallis into Beverly's most intimate, elegant air conditioned listening room with comfortable seating at tables, plus food & beverage service featuring fine wines, local craft beers, specialty cocktails and top-shelf spirits.
This beautifully restored, tremendously flexible space is also available for private parties and corporate events. We can book world-class entertainment, including national touring artists, for your event. Our stage, with state-of-the-art sound and lighting plus Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) 4K Video, can accommodate any performance or presentation. Click here if you'd like someone to contact you about booking a party or corporate event.
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