Uptown Thursday Nights Comedy Series

Event Date: 05/24 8:00 pm

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Charles McBee
Charles McBee

Charles McBee has made two national stand-up comedy appearances on Gotham Comedy Live on AXS TV and was a favorite on the tv show Laughs on FOX Seasons 1 and 2. He also starred in the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway Production, “HA!… The Musical, from Emmy award-winning writer, Michelle Wendt. He’s also performed at the New York Comedy Festival and stars in his web series, It’s a Chucked up Life which he wrote directed and produced.

Charles has written for several tv shows including MTV's WIld N Out with Nick Cannon, MTV's Fear Factor, Uncommon Sense Live with Charlamagne Tha God and VH1's Hip Hop Honors 2017 as well as other MTV & VH1 projects in development. Charles’ comedy is a mix of witty humor with a positive message. He creates laughter by combining personal stories with social commentary. Charles has been called a “hilariously inventive comedian” by the Comedy Cellar’s Rick Crom. You can catch Charles performing at the top comedy clubs in NYC as well as clubs and colleges across the country.

Kelly Kellz
Kelly Kellz

“Comedian Kelly Kellz” born as Kelly Davis, entered this world ready to change it through laughter because she came out smiling” says her loving Mother.

Born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. She then furthered her education at a Historically Black College Central State University in Xenia Ohio. Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., and Beta Psi National Business Sorority.

Kelly, began her career in comedy on Mother's Day 2009 after her husband dared her to try out her natural talent of “Bringing Laughter to The Soul.” Kelly counts it as a blessing and doesn't take it for granted to have worked with Legends such as: Tony Rock, Mike Epps, Rickey Smiley and Katt Williams. She now resides in New York City where she has shared the stage with more amazing and legendary comedians such as Dick Gregory at Caroline’s on Broadway. Her dreams and aspirations of becoming a full time Entertainer and Entrepreneur and running a successful Entertainment Company is coming to life.

Mike Vecchione
Mike Vecchione

Mike Vecchione was born in Youngstown, Ohio and graduated High School in Boca Raton, Florida. He played football and placed second in the 1991 AAA state wrestling tournament. He attended Pennsylvania State University where he earned a bachelors degree in Criminal Justice and went on to receive a Master’s degree in Special Education from Cabrini College in Pennsylvania. Mike has worked as a counselor and Special Education teacher in the Philadelphia area.

At the end of 2003, Mike moved to New York City. He has appeared on Comedy Centrals Live at Gotham, Comedy Centrals Fresh Face Debates, and Russell Simmons Presents: Stand Up at the El Rey Theatre. Mike also had a guest appearance on the IFC hit show Z Rock.

In 2010, Mike won the People’s Choice Award for the New York Comedy Festival, was a semi-finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and was selected to perform at the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival (New Faces). Later that year, Mike went on to perform on the Tonight Show starring Jay Leno and shot his own Half Hour Special for Comedy Central.

In 2014, Mike appeared on Comedy Underground with Dave Attell on Comedy Central, was again a semi-finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen.

In 2015, Mike appeared on Conan on TBS and Inside Amy Schumer.

In 2017, Mike appeared on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.

Mike headlines across the United States and is based in New York City.

Seaton Smith
Seaton Smith

Seaton Smith is a comedian, actor, writer & director.

In late 2014 Seaton made his television debut as ‘Motif’ on Fox's Mulaney.

Soon after in 2015 he had a breakout performance on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” Then he got real lucky appearing in Inside Amy Schumer. In the Season 5 finale of HBO “Girls.” and Hulu's Difficult People. All while also being a regular guest on the Comedy Central’s Nightly Show. In 2017, Seaton had a blast making people uncomfortable when he made his first appearance Conan.

Vulture named him one of the 50 comedians you should know in 2015: " He’s bursting with energy in a way that sets him apart in a overcrowded stand-up scene."

Chortle.com says Seaton “Offers a mesmerizing, livewire performance, full of joy and amazing comic energy”.

"A naturally effervescent stage presence. As spirited as he is cerebral…one to watch." Time Out New York

In September 2015 under the legendary comedy record Comedy New Wave Seaton released his debut album Bologna Meat. Which Laugh Button reviewed: Smith’s humor is smart, energetic, and refreshingly clever as he fiddles with unique views on the world…continuously brings something new and exciting to stale topics.”

Since then he's traveled the world doing standup.

He’s performed at over 200 colleges across the country and he has headlined shows across the world, appearing in international comedy festivals the Montreal Just For Laughs, Melbourne Comedy Festival, and The Iveagh Gardens Comedy Festival in Dublin.

I got platinum miles yo! – Seaton Smith once said.

Originally starting in Washington DC, he now lives in NYC.

Hosted by Aminah Imani

Aminah Imani

Born in Providence, RI raised in Atlanta, GA; Aminah Imani is a stand up comedian living in New York City. In simple words, she is funny. Her career was triggered by an incident on the DC metro after speaking of her aspirations to be a comedian, when a random local challenged her demanding, “Show me some funny!”

Since then Aminah has set out on the comedy circuit performing at clubs, theatres, and hosting events for all occasions. Highlights includes her performance at her alma mater, Howard University’s Homecoming Comedy Show, she was a semi finalist in the Miller Lite Stand Up Competition, was featured in DC Comedy Festival, Essence’s girlfriend adventures web series, Parents.com, Blavity, and BRIC TV. Aminah currently co-produces her own podcast, Wine Before Nine, available on sound cloud and iTunes.

Aminah is a hardworking individual whose comedy is best described as storytelling using wit and sarcasm. She lives by the affirmation, “I will be a better person today than yesterday” with hopes to spread laughter and show the people some funny!


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