Last month's Beantown Pastrami pop-ups at 9 Wallis were so successful that we decided to bring them back for lunch EVERY FRIDAY from NOON to 2pm.
Gary Marino of the World Gone Crazy Band hosted our first Pastromedy Friday on September 22nd featuring CHRIS D, winner of the NEXT BIG CATCH Comedy Contest. They made the crowd Laugh Over Lunch #LOL and everybody had a great time!
NO reservations necessary. Just come to 9 Wallis Street in downtown Beverly on Friday and work on your P&L...Pastrami & Laughs! Forget about the calories, 'cause you'll laugh your ass off!
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.
Plenty of new shows will be announced soon. Click here to join our mailing list to get special deals and prime seats before tickets go on sale to the general public.
There is plenty of FREE parking at SEVEN municipal lots from 150 feet away to 3 blocks away. You do not have to feed the meters after 5pm or on Sundays.