The Laugh Lounge Presents: Paul D'Angelo with Gary Petersen and Host Josh Day
About Paul D'Angelo
Paul Murphy spent almost eleven years as an Assistant District Attorney, supervising several of Massachusetts's busiest courthouses, before building a reputation as a noted criminal-defense trial attorney. The unexpected twist to this story is that, for nine of those years, under the pseudonym of Paul D'Angelo, Paul was simultaneously becoming one of the nation's top standup comedians.
Combining an energetic, charismatic stage presence and spontaneous improvisational talent with an endless array of intelligent humor delivered in an animated style that grabs and holds the attention of crowds everywhere he performs, Paul's constantly evolving and diverse selection of original material "takes normal everyday experiences and makes them sound absolutely hilarious." Critics further write that "(Paul D'Angelo) is an energetic performer who gives a peak performance at every show." "His quick comedic mind," "unique observations" and "down to earth, stop-and-think humor" "keeps the crowd in hysterics."
"Paul is as funny, and arguably funnier, than just about all of the most famous standup comedians in the country."
Paul recently co-starred in Showtime's popular stand-up comedy movie, 'The Godfathers of Comedy', and has also released two DVDs and three critically acclaimed comedy CDs that are played regularly on national radio. In addition, Paul is the writer/director/co-star of the original sitcom pilot 'A Fine Mess' which was featured at the prestigious New York International Independent Film Festival.
Although Paul is known to comedy devotees as a prolific creator of intelligent, introspective and reflective humor that everyone can relate to, there are still numerous comedy routines, funny stories and anecdotes that Paul rarely gets an opportunity to share with his live audiences, so he has written a hilarious collection of those eclectic musings in an award-winning new book entitled 'Stories I Tell: A Comic's Random Attempts to Make Some Sense Out of Nonsense.'
About Gary Petersen:
Whether its performing stand-up comedy, or screaming at children in malls, Gary Petersen draws in crowds of all types. Grounded in punk rock morals mixed with jazz dance rhythms, the vicious ridiculousness of his own life is highlighted. Gary delights in bringing humor out of the light, the dark and everything in between, even stuff that's slightly in the shade, or both in the shade and kind of peeking out of it in some parts. Also, he will wear a cap to conceal his baldness if that makes you feel more comfortable.
About Josh Day:
A NH native, Josh has been doing stand up since a near fatal injury convinced him to just take a shot and go for something he always wanted, but was too scared to try. Since then he has been in the Maine Comedy Festival twice. Hampton Beach Comedy festival 3 years running and opened all over New England for Don Gavin, Juston McKinney and Dave Attell. His one liners and skewed view of the world will leave you laughing and questioning your existence.
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