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Attention lovers of quality live entertainment – and calling all comics, musicians, and performers who want to perform or produce your own shows right here in Bergen County.

About The Basement 

“The Basement at Tommy’s built organically,” said Tommy O’Reilly, owner of Tommy Fox’s, “First it was new comics who performed for family and friends. Then comedy pros stopped in to work out material and before we knew it, acts started calling for bookings and the audience switched from family and friends to the general public.”

“Our goal is to create a space where locals can come for great entertainment, as well as a home for all performers, both developing and old pros, to share their talents with the community at large,” said comedian and booker, Chip Ambrogio. “We want The Basement at Tommy’s to be a home for new and established acts to showcase their skills and build a loyal following that keeps customers coming back for more!”

In addition to regular comedy nights The Basement at Tommy’s will host acoustic music nights, comedy game shows, classes, one person shows, and open mics, as well as private events, fundraisers and more.

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Ticket Links

May 16 - Ready, Set, Joke

Join us on this date with Mark Riccadonna. Comics improvise

and create stand up rountines on the spot.

May 17 - TGIF Comedy Night featuring The Coach Tom Whiteley

A lineup of great comics help you destress and ease into the weekend with laughter. Great food and drink available.

Come early for dinner.

May 18 - Saturday Comedy Showcase

Local comedy pros and upcomers plus drink and food!

May 24 - TGIF Comedy Night Featuring
Jim Mendrinos

A lineup of great comics help you destress and ease into the weekend with laughter.

Show starts at 7 PM, the show room opens for seating at 6:15 PM.

May 25  - Saturday Comedy Showcase Featuring Jim Mendrinos

Local comedy pros and upcomers plus drink and food.

May 30 - Bar Stories

Storytellers share stores while the audience enjoys a pint or two. We also solicit two audience members to step to the mic and tell their own stories.


Think the MOTH meets Cheers.

May 31 - TGIF Comedy Night Featuring
Chip Ambrogio 

Great food and drink available.  Come early for dinner. Show starts at 7 PM, the show room opens for seating at 6:15 PM.

June 1 - Saturday Comedy Showcase

Local comedy pros and upcomers plus drink and food.

June 3 - Advanced Comedy Writing Class Begins

This seven-week class focuses on improving your ability to create and refine comedy material, either for your own act or as a writer for other performers and/or venues .  The weekly 90-minute class is part lecture, part workshop and requires weekly writing assignments.  

So you can test out your new stuff, the week seven class will be a graduation show where you hit the stage to test drive your new material. Even if you're goal isn't to be a performer, there's no truer test then  delivering the material yourself. In addition to writing for standup, the class will also discuss other comedy writing markets (blogs, sketches, scripts, late night TV, roasts, online shows, ghostwriting, etc) and other vehicles in and out of the entertainment industry.

June 4 - Stand Up Comedy Class Begins

Do your friends tell you youre funny? Ever watch professional comedians and say, hey Id like to try that?  Well, nows your chance! 

The Basement at Tommy's is now offering a stand-up comedy class, where you can get the training and build the confidence you need to get on stage and take your rightful place in the spot light.

June 7 - TGIF Comedy Night Featuring
Johnny Watson

A lineup of great comics help you destress and ease into the weekend with laughter.

Great food and drink available.  Come early for dinner.

June 8 - Saturday Comedy Showcase Featuring Johnny Watson

Local comedy pros and upcomers plus drink and food.

About Chip

Chip Ambrogio is a veteran standup and comedy writer who has worked with many of today’s top headliners., He was a contributing writer for The Friars Club Roasts, and co-creator of Room for Improvement selected as a semi-finalist by A&E and Lifetime at the New York Television Festival. Over the past ten years, Chip has taught over 700 people the art of standup comedy.

For creatives interested in producing their own shows, the room features a small stage, lights, and sound. The room can also be reconfigured to fit the needs of small stage productions, one act plays and pocket fundraisers and seminars.

 

 

Visit TommyFoxs.com to purchase tickets and see a calendar upcoming events. Performers looking for stage time and producers looking to book their own shows can contact Chip at chipambrogio@gmail.com or by calling 201-452-0318.

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