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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.

October Calendar

October 6- TGIF Comedy Class Showcase

Recent comedy class graduates step into the spotlight for the first time!

October 10- Stand Up Comedy Class

Learn how to be a stand up comic with this seven week class. Six 90-minute class sessions and on week seven, you hit the stage in front of a live audience. Starts at 6:30 and ends at 8pm.

October 10- Tuesday Open Mic

This will be a reoccurring event. Please wait for further announcements and the link to buy the tickets.

October 14- Saturday Night Comedy Showcase

Local comedy pros and upcomers plus drink and food.

October 20- TGIF Comedy Night

Six great comics help you destress and ease into the weekend

with laughter.

October 27- John McClellan Live

Award Winning Comedian John McClellan Performs At The Basement At Tommy's.

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 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 or by calling 201-452-0318.

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