Oswego Lions Club presents 13th Annual Comedy Night

Lamar Williams
Lamar Williams

The Oswego Lions Club presents “Toots and Giggles” with Headliner Jamie Lissow, Friday, January 15th at the American Foundry, 246 West Seneca Street, in Oswego. Doors will open at 7:00 pm.; show begins at 8:00 pm.

“We continue a Lions Club tradition once again this year with a great night of laughs,” said Bob Bateman, Oswego Lions Club President. “This event has always been a popular fund-raiser and we anticipate that this will be another great one.” This year as a new community service project, we are asking attendees for donations of gently used instruments to distribute to students in need, in the Oswego City School District.

The event is a major fund-raiser for the local service organization. This fund raiser helps to support ongoing programs and services throughout the Oswego community for the visually and hearing impaired. Proceeds from past fund-raising events have helped to support Make a Wish Foundation, Oswego Salvation Army, The ER’s Children Fund at Oswego Hospital, Oswego Library Capital Campaign, The Children’s Hospital in Syracuse, and Habitat for Humanity, to name just a few.

This year, the adult themed comedy night will show case Jamie Lissow. He has made appearances on “The Late Late Show,” NBC’s “Late Friday,”, “Star Search”, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” and taped a half-hour special this year for Comedy Central. Jamie now resides in Rochester, NY and can be heard mornings on “The Wease Show” Fox 95.1.  He has also made over 50 appearances on Fox News Channel’s “Red Eye” and is still a recurring guest.   Jamie has been called, “The best writer since Seinfeld” and “Adam Sandler without the guitar.”

Warm up comedian Lamar Williams with his self deprecating style and cleverly written material is a treat for any audience. Lamar draws humor from a range of contemporary topics and has also been recognized for a comedic style that allows him to make us all laugh with humor that has no message or political agenda.

His material has been featured in such publications as; the Talk of Cleveland, Boys Life Magazine and the New York Times.

In addition to touring clubs and colleges across the country Lamar has also been an invitee to several comedy festivals; The Boston Comedy Festival, Seattle Comedy Challenge and Rooftop Aspen Comedy Festival.

In 2004 as a member of “Comics on Duty” he entertained military bases in Iraq, Kuwait and Greenland.
In 2009 Lamar had his television debut on Canada’s, Jason Blanchard Presents, Next to the Mic.

“The performances of Lissow and Williams promise to bring the crowd a good hour or so of laughs,” said Chris Pelton, chairperson of the event. Tickets will be available at the door the night of the event, or can be purchased prior to the show at the following locations: Cakes Galore and More, Maida’s Floral Shop, and Century 21 Leah’s for $10.00. Anyone interested in purchasing tickets or would like more information about the show can also contact Pelton @ 343-1394, or visit http://oswegony.lionwap.org. Last year we had a sellout crowd, so “Get your tickets early.”