Comedy Hour

Headliner

Al Romas

Al began his career in comedy while serving in the U.S. Navy, cutting his teeth in the open-mike circuit of Tidewater, Virginia. Al’s performances in Norfolk bars and Virginia Beach clubs before audiences of rowdy college students, rowdier sailors, and sunburned tourists allowed him to hone his act, and he soon graduated to paid gigs throughout the region. Within a few short years of his start as an anonymous open-miker, Al found himself living in New York, performing in clubs such as The Comedy Cellar, Stand Up NY and Caroline’s, while also logging thousands of miles on the road. Al’s hilarious material and his natural rapport with his audiences also got him gigs working with some of the biggest names in comedy, such as Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Carrey, Jimmy Fallon and Dennis Miller.

Al is a firmly established headliner who has delighted audiences in an impressive list of venues ranging from Radio City Music Hall to ESPN’s Espy Awards to Las Vegas, Atlantic City and various major cruise lines. Al also has numerous television appearances under his belt, including VH1’s Standup Spotlight, A&E’s Evening at the Improv, MTV’s Half Hour Comedy Hour and Comedy Central’s Short Attention Span Theater. He was featured in the Sunday New York Times in an article titled “Clever, How They Earn That Laugh” about comedians and the different ways they make a living. In 2013, Al authored a best selling e-book titled How About a Hand for the Last Guy, detailing his life in comedy. It is available on amazon.com.

Al began his career in comedy, while serving in the U.S. Navy, cutting his teeth in the open-mic circuit of Tidewater, Virginia. Al’s performances in Norfolk bars and Virginia Beach clubs before audiences of rowdy college students, rowdier sailors, and sunburned tourists allowed him to hone his act, and he soon graduated to paid gigs throughout the region.

Within a few short years of his start as an anonymous open-miker, Al found himself living in New York, performing in New York City in clubs such as The Comedy Cellar, Stand Up NY and Carolines, while also logging thousands of miles on the road. Al’s hilarious material and his natural rapport with his audiences also got him gigs opening for some of the biggest names in comedy such as Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Carrey and Dennis Miller.

Al is a firmly established headliner who has delighted audiences in an impressive list of venues ranging from Radio City Music Hall for ESPN’s Espy Awards to Las Vegas, Atlantic City and various major Cruise Lines. Al also has numerous television appearances under his belt, including VH1’s “Standup Spotlight”, A&E’s “Evening at the Improv”, MTV’s “Half Hour Comedy Hour” and Comedy Central’s “Short Attention Span Theater.” He was recently featured in the Sunday New York Times in an article titled, “Clever, How They Earn That Laugh” about comedians and the different ways they make a living.

In 2018, Al partnered with Los Angeles based comedian Al Ducharme to create the comedy web series, ‘The Two Dicks.’ Short films about moronic detectives in 1954. The first two seasons were featured on wwwfunnyordie.com and have since spun off into a popular podcast, ‘The Talking Dicks’ featuring guests such as comedy great, Bill Burr.

Al has written a book about his life in comedy titled, ‘How About a Hand for the Last Guy’ available on Amazon.com.

In 2022, Al shot a special for ‘Open Bar Comedy.’

Al knows his audience, and his give and take with each crowd ensures that no two performances will be alike. as told to Clifford Fewel in “Two Drink Minimum,” Al says of his skills: “I can go from doing a 1,000 seat theater to a bar gig in front of 50 people. I enjoy both because they require different skills; a corporate gig is a completely different show from a comedy club. The ability to work anywhere is what takes time. The good thing is I still enjoy the process.”

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Learn more about Al by clicking here.

Opening Act – James Yon

James Yon is a high energy, fun loving, feel good teddy bear of a performer that loves to make people laugh. He invites every audience member to come along for the ride that is his crazy life, from growing up with brutally honest grandmother in the south and the never ending struggle of being a husband and a father. He can be seen each week as the host of, “The Lowdown” on XFINITY COMCAST AFRO Channel 1623 and can be heard on IHeart radio’s “Real Laughs on 104.1”. James tours clubs and casinos all over the country from Orlando to Las Vegas bringing the funny as part of his mission to make the world laugh.

Click here to learn more about James.

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