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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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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

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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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