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WRESTLING LEGEND COMES TO NJ!

mick foleyFor those who grew up watching professional wrestling, you know that most of the performers are larger than life performers who know how to entertain and engage a crowd. There a few personalities larger and bigger in the business than Mick Foley himself. Also known to fans as Cactus Jack, Mankind, or Dude Love, Foley has been semi-retired from the sport and has been focusing on entertaining crowds with his stories and hilarious tales from the ring.

Mick Foley comes to Crossroads in Garwood on Thursday June 5, 2014 at 8:00pm to do just that: Entertain. Mick will be joined by some of the area’s biggest stand-up comedians. Also performing that evening are Joe Carney (MTV and TruTV), Kevin Garifo (Shining Wizards wrestling podcast) and Adam Lucidi (Greenwich Village Comedy Club and Broadway Comedy Club).

Mick is a three-time WWE champion, a hardcore legend and a member of the WWE Hall of Fame. Now, Mick Foley is unleashing the same trademark blend of wit and wisdom, wildness and warmth that made his books so beloved (five self-penned New York Times best-sellers) into his one-man spoken-word stage show, “Tales From Wrestling Past”. Foley has wowed both crowds and critics alike with his unique stage show – leading “Chortle”, the UK’s most respected comedy source to write “Foley himself is charm personified – eloquent, funny and self-effacing” and the decidedly non-wrestling publication “Broadway Baby” to muse, “if you’re interested at all in wrestling you’ll love it; if you’re not, you’ll like it.” Drawing from his 28 years of travel, Foley finds humor in the unlikeliest of places – the loss of an ear, the “dedication” of a porn-star working in a knee-brace, a United States President reciting his wrestling catch-phrase. Foley himself refers to “Tales From Wrestling Past” as “like being in the ring, without getting hurt” – a welcome distinction coming from a man who gave so much, to so many, for so long. Join the Hardcore Legend on his latest journey down life’s highway – an eclectic trip into the surreal world of the days of wrestling past.

Tickets can be purchased at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/garden-state-comedy-presents-mick-foley-tickets-11155956767.

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Rich Vos at the Crossroads in Garwood, NJ

vos2The new Comedy Series at Crossroads in Garwood has put together a show to put them on the local comedy map! The next big show scheduled at Crossroads will feature national headliner Rich Vos. The show, being held on Thursday November 7th at 8:00pm, will also showcase Natty Bumpercar and feature “The Steam Roller of Comedy” Rich Carucci.

Garden State Comedy will be giving away 2 FREE Tickets to the show. Entry is free by signing up for the GardenStateComedy electronic newsletter. Rich Vos will be making his only local comedy appearance for a while. Rich is famous for his two Comedy Central Half-Hour Specials and he has appeared in two other Comedy Central specials. He was a regular guest on “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn,” and has been a regular guest on “The Opie and Anthony Show” for the past 10 years. Vos has appeared on HBO, Showtime, Starz, “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “The Rosie O’Donnell Show,” NBC’s “American Dreams” and “The View.” He is also a regular on the Joy Behar show, made three appearances at the Apollo, four appearances on BET, and was the first white comic to perform on HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam.” He also wrote for the 2005 Oscars, and has appeared on and wrote for many roasts.

The Crossroads Comedy Series has already featured Jeff Norris, Dustin Diamond (aka Screech) and Kevin Garifo in recent months. Upcoming scheduled shows include Michael Winslow (Police Academy) on December 5, The Comedians At Law on January 16, and the Garden State Comedy’s Jersey All-Stars on November 21. Tickets for upcoming shows can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/CrossroadsNJ/app_179585568763105