OSWEGO – The Oswego Rotary Club and the Not Too Far From Home Comedy Tour will present an evening of professional stand-up comedy to benefit the Rotary Club on May 6 at The American Foundry, 246 W. Seneca St.
Doors open 5 p.m. so you can enjoy Kentucky Derby-themed drinks and
snacks. The race starts at 6:15 p.m. and will be shown on the big screen on stage.
A buffet dinner to start immediately following the race and ends at 7:30 p.m.
The show starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $25 per person and are available at The American Foundry, DuFore’s and from Oswego Rotary Club members.
The headliner will be Moody McCarthy. Featured comedian will be Dan Geurin. Deric Harrington will MC.
The Not Too Far From Home Stand-Up Comedy Tour stars comedian
Aaron David Ward and his hand-picked fellow comedians who work throughout the Northeast and Midwest on a tour that truly is “not too far from home.”
All the comedians either live in or have ties to upstate New York and have been performing professionally for years.
Join Ward and the other rising stars in the professional stand-up comedy world for a night of laughter.
McCarthy is a stand-up comedian who lives in New York with his wife, two
daughters, and a Betta fish they rescued from a pet store. Moody has made
numerous TV appearances, highlighted by performances on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and two scintillating sets on The Late Show with David Letterman. Moody was born “Matthew” in Syracuse into a rambunctious household with six siblings. They’re Irish, so somebody had to get a nickname.
He began doing comedy in 1992 and shortly thereafter was hired by Syracuse’s #1 radio show to cover sports and write jokes, two of his loves. After six years of performing regionally he decided his apartment was too big and moved to New York City. This millennium has been good to him. He’s also been featured on Last Comic Standing; Star Search (the 2003 reboot); America’s Got Talent; and Gotham Comedy Live. He’s a regular at some of the best clubs in the land and can be heard on SiriusXM. His material is described as original but universal, and smart without being trite. Couple that with a disarming stage presence and in-the-moment chops, you’ll see why he’s earned the admiration of his peers for his ability to “go up cold” and turn any setting into a lively comedy room.
Comedian Geurin recently launched his comedy career at the tender age of 42 and already has racked up an impressive list of accomplishments including winning comedy contests and performing regularly at The Funny Bone Comedy Clubs in Albany and Syracuse, The Comedy Works in Albany, and Saratoga Springs and throughout the Northeast.
Comedian Deric Harrington launched his comedy career in 2002 in the Capital Region of upstate New York before moving to the Chicago area and then returning to the Capital Region. Since beginning his career in stand-up, he has performed throughout the Northeast and Midwest as well as Southeast including at the World Famous Improv Comedy Clubs in Chicago and Tampa. Some of his jokes have been published in the The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Jokes, By Larry Getlen, Squeaky Clean Comedy, It’s a Man’s World, and The Comedy Thesaurus, all By Judy Brown.
Oswego Rotary Club
Rotary International is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and to advance goodwill and peace around the world.
It is a secular organization open to all people regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender or political preference.
There are 34,282 member clubs worldwide. 1.2 million individuals called Rotarians have joined these clubs.
Rotarians usually gather weekly for breakfast, lunch, or dinner to fulfill their first guiding principle to develop friendships as an opportunity for service.
“It is the duty of all Rotarians,” according to their Manual of Procedure “outside their clubs, to be active as individuals in as many legally constituted groups and organizations as possible to promote, not only in words but through exemplary dedication, awareness of the dignity of all people and the respect of the consequent human rights of the individual.”
The Rotarian’s primary motto is “Service Above Self.” Its secondary motto is “One profits most who serves best.”