Head out to the ballpark on Friday, May 25 for a night of HAHA's, LOL's and ROTFL's as the Rochester Red Wings have partnered with Comedy @ The Carlson to bring you the first ever Comedy Night headlined by The Batting Stance Guy, Gar Ryness. Due to the opening weekend postponements, Friday, May 25 is a doubleheader with Game One starting at 5:05 pm and gates at 4:00 pm.
Ryness is an American sports entertainer and YouTube phenomenon. He is known for his ability to perform spot-on impressions of the batting stances of both former and current Major League Baseball players. He can mimic the batting stances of the starting line-ups of all 30 MLB teams with alarming accuracy and will even do some of your favorite Red Wings players!
Check him out on the David Letterman Show here
And the Rich Eisen Show here
The Batting Stance Guy will perform during a few innings of Game Two as well as an extended set right after the game and before post-game fireworks presented by NY 529 College Savings Direct Plan.
Five other comics from Comedy @ The Carlson, including Sky Sands, Bob Holzwarth, Greg Owens, Richie Weissinger and Todd Youngman will perform clean, family-friendly sets between innings.
Sky Sands has been seen on CINEMAX, SHOWTIME, VH-1, MSNBC. 8 years voted "Rochester's Favorite Comedian." Appears regularly at Comedy Clubs, Colleges, and Corporate Events across the country. "An 'Enigmatic Entity'!" "If life were an amusement park, SKY SANDS would be a 9 ticket ride!"
Bob Holzwarth is a Rochester native who has been delighting stand-up comedy audiences for over a decade. His observational style draws heavily from his life experience as a father, longtime corporate employee and all around regular guy.
Greg Owens is a loving family man from Penfield, NY, but put a mic in his hand and he becomes the anti-dad; putting a hilarious, satirical and sometimes cringe worthy spin on family life in suburbia.
With his affable smile and big personality, Richie Weissinger has delighted audiences up and down the eastern seaboard. Launching his career in Florida, he has opened for talents like Tony Rock, Preacher Lawson and Carlos Mencia just to name a few.
Chris Alan is a stand up comedian and writer. Chris' conversational yet laid-back style coupled with his quick wit keeps audiences on their toes. He's performed at Rogue Island Comedy festival, DC Underground Festival, among others. He's also appeared on Laughs on Fox.
The night will be hosted by the Comedy @ The Carlson's Todd Youngman. Todd has been making audiences laugh with his quirky sense of humor. His story telling style, and easy going nature bring people right into Todd's world. Todd will have you laughing from the time he opens his mouth, to the time he walks off stage.
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