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Best of 2013: Spotlights

Here are the top three posts from the year that feature comedians: Bob Levy, Vic DiBitetto, and Nick Ruggia!

We figured that we’d put them back out there for you – all in one spot – just in case you missed anything.

SPOTLIGHT: BOB LEVY

http://www.gardenstatecomedy.com/spotlight-bob-levy/

SPOTLIGHT: VIC DIBITETTO

http://www.gardenstatecomedy.com/spotlight-vic-dibitetto/

SPOTLIGHT: NICK RUGGIA

http://www.gardenstatecomedy.com/spotlight-nick-ruggia/

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Best of 2013: Articles

Here are the top five posts from the year that look at subjects ranking from New Jersey, to Words with Friends, to social networking, to comedy, to Superman!

We figured that we’d put them back out there for you – all in one spot – just in case you missed anything.

Steve Serra: New Jersey Is The Best State To Live In. PERIOD.

Barbara Morrison: Words With Friends

Rich McDonald: What Your favorite superhero says about you, and why Superman fans lack character.

Danny New: Reasons Why Parents Shouldn’t Have Facebook…Especially Mine!

Natty Bumpercar: Something Funny I Heard: Top 10 Phrases Heard at Stand-Up Open Mics

Words With Friends

wwf-1It started slowly. All my friends were doing it. It seemed like harmless fun. It was something I only did socially, and I tried it because I was bored. And now I’m hooked. I’m an addict. Hello, my name is Barbara and I am a Words with Friends junkie. “Hi Barbara.”

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New Jersey Is The Best State To Live In. PERIOD.

nj-1Like 99% of New Jerseyans, I think New Jersey is the best state to live in.  We have T.V shows based on the Garden State (I just sort of tagged our website) the big list of celebrities that were born here. We have one of the biggest gambling cities in the country (Atlantic City, just in case you didn’t know) that inspired Monopoly!  You’re close to the capital of the world, New York City, so you can visit whenever you want and get shafted by the tunnel fees that will be going up to $15 dollars by 2015!  The plus side is at least you don’t live there and have to put up with the urine smell that is really potent on those HOT humid days! Let’s go down the list I made that will make you feel really passionate about Christie’s ‘Stronger than the Storm’ campaign and want to spend a week in Wildwood!

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SPOTLIGHT: VINNIE VITALE

vinnie vitaleVinnie Vitale is a Hoboken-based comedian who has grown up in New Jersey his whole life. He has appeared on stage at Broadway Comedy Club and Gotham Comedy Club, as well as Carolines where he has opened for Andrew Ginsburg. He is a producer for Comedy Party USA, one of NYC’s longest running underground comedy shows. This FREE comedy show happens every Thursday from 8:30-10pm in the back of The Grisly Pear at 107 Macdougal St. and features some of today’s hottest comics. They also run a monthly comedy contest for new talent to showcase their skills with the chance to win $50 and 2 guest spots on regular Comedy Party USA shows. For anyone interested in finding out more information, please email comedypartyusa@gmail.com or like Comedy Party USA on Facebook.

When Vinnie is not performing comedy, he has taught comedy writing classes in addition to privately coaching other comedians and helping professional speakers incorporate humor in their presentations. He has a website too, if you ever feel like reading his blog: www.vinnievitale.com.

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Joe Carney: Becoming my parents – Learning Manners

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I know that the past few weeks I’ve told you all about my transition into my father and the reluctant white flag I wave when I see it coming. Well, this week I was given a reprieve. I actually relived a childhood experience from when I was about 10 years old. The only difference was the actors in the play.  I portrayed my mother in this particular action/comedy.

I’d like to give you a little background into the original actor, my mom (Ceilie baby). The best and most accurate way to describe her is a more street savvy version of Judge Judy. From her ability to tell you what she thinks of you in a sarcastic, yet humorous tone to her facial expressions and disapproving sighs which let you know that you are a moron. I have inherited her wonderful “say what I want and you can kiss my ass” approach to life and everyone in it. If we love you, you will know it on a daily basis. If we don’t like you, sure-as-shit, you will know that too. It may seem excessive at times or a little too passionate, but you will always know where we stand.

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SPOTLIGHT: BOB LEVY

boblevyMany of you already know Bob Levy through the Artie Lang Show or Opie and Anthony. But you may be surprised to read some updated information about the Reverend before you see him at The Otto and George Fundraiser in July.

Q. Are you really a reverend?

A. Yeah. I have the paperwork to prove it.

Q. Where you born in NJ?

A. No, Brooklyn. But I live in south Jersey now, just outside of Philly.

Q. How did you become a regular on the Artie Lange Show?

A. I’ve known Artie for years. We met through (Howard) Stern. When I was part of “The Meanest Listener”.

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Lady Gaga Annoys Me

Screen Shot 2013-07-01 at 12.14.44 PMBefore I start. She has a very talented voice. She is the second person most liked on Facebook (behind Eminem). I like how she’s very supportive to her fans or should I say “Little Monsters” (I think that nickname is SUPER f***ing corny). She even has “Little Monsters” tattooed on her arm. She collaborated with The Lonely Island and Justin Timberlake for the song “3-Way (Freaking Hilarious). I am not irritated with her ability as a singer. What I am irritated/annoyed with is…why…OH, why…does she dress the way she dress. I get you have to have a look, but when every look you use is like a bad Andy Warhol acid trip, it just screams, “I want attention!!!!!”.

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Video: Karen Faye

My Tale from Clinton Road

clinton-2Every small town has that one creepy house, graveyard or abandoned lunatic asylum. West Milford has the mysterious Clinton Road and the equally spooky Clinton Castle. Rumors said that it was built in the 1600s by some heretic settler who spent his nights in debauched activities with the local virgins and livestock. It was actually built 1907—in  1600s the only people in the area where Ramapough Indians and a handful of Dutch settlers. But that’s not a creepy story. Except many for the Ramapough. Read more