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Made In Utica and Comedy CNY bring you a very funny fundraiser to benefit Handshake.City! Featuring a super diverse and very funny (duh) lineup from New England – EJ Edmonds, Paul Landwehr and Maya Manion. Plus local comic Mike Weimer!
Money raised will go towards Handshake.City improvements and programming! Handshake.City is a non-profit that’s committed to providing a unique space for culture, commerce and art in Utica. www.handshake.city
There will be lots of delicious beers on tap in the Saranac Tavern plus sweet merch for holiday shopping!
This show is supported by Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton New Hartford👏
EJ Edmonds – In June 2006 in Fredericksburg, Virginia, E.J. Edmonds took to the stage for the first time to share his ‘views’ with the public. His confident demeanor, blunt sarcasm, and the ability to make fun of himself and his life quickly made him a favorite among comedy-lovers in the Northern Virginia area. E.J. has taken his uncanny ability of seeing the humor in real-life stories and turned his stories into real-life comedy. This talent, coupled with his abstract views of the world, make E.J. Edmonds an act you won’t want to miss.
Paul Landwehr – Paul Landwehr has had every job that you can get without having a degree. From landscaping-to-customer service-to-selling Christmas Trees, Paul has finally found his place in this world as a Stand Up Comedian! Living a life with untreated ADHD, OCD and anxiety, Paul has created an arsenal of jokes with hilarious stories that almost seem too crazy to believe! Open and honest, Paul has a likeability factor on stage that has helped his career thrive! Landwehr is a regular at all the top comedy clubs and theaters throughout New England and has worked with some of the top Stand Up Comedy acts working today including, Gilbert Gottfried, Bobby Kelly, Godfrey, Juston McKinney, Emma Willmann, Michael Kosta, Steve Sweeney and Lenny Clarke! In 2017, Paul made his comedy debut on a national level when he was featured on NPR!
Maya Manion – Maya Manion grew up in Vermont but moved to Rhode Island to break into show business. Maya was featured on Nick at Night’s Funniest Mom in America and recently was runner up in Mohegan Sun’s Funniest Comic in New England. Maya travels as far as she can go in a night to perform, because no one will watch her kids for longer than that.
Mike Weimer – Mike Weimer is an up and coming local comedian who started performing stand up comedy later in life post retirement. He’s been writing and creating comedy for years though. His unique style of “one liners” is true to the craft and his jokes have been featured on Late Night with David Letterman.