Stand-Up Under the Stars with Liberty Comedy
- Fri, Aug 6
Run Time: 90 min.
Friday, August 6, 8:00pm
Liberty Comedy is the premier group of stand-up comedians touring America. Known for their elite brand of clever comedy, you’ve heard their brilliant comedic voices on late-night TV and Comedy Central. Now come see them live on the Playhouse Lawn!
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Wali Collins – His first time on stage, Wali was convinced that he had bombed, but the manager paid him and asked him to come back every week as a featured act. Wali moved to New York City to work on a show for Comedy Central called “Stand-up Stand-up”. He hosted the largest, funniest, most varied collection of stand-up comedians in the world. Nominated three years in a row as “College Campus Entertainer of the Year,” Wali is also sought after for corporate events. One of Wali’s greatest achievements was hosting an event for First Lady Michelle Obama. Collins’ television stand-up credits include NBC, CBS, FOX, HBO, ABC’s “The View”, Comedy Central’s “Tough Crowd” and Commentary on VH1. David Letterman caught Wali’s act and recruited him to warm-up for his show. Later that season Wali performed his stand up on the “Late Show with David Letterman”. In the words of Robert Klein, “Wali Collins is versatile, smart and very, very funny.”
Maureen Langan – Maureen Langan is an award-winning journalist turned standup comic and radio talk show host. Her quick wit and honest rants on life’s absurdities make her a hit at clubs, theaters, and festivals across the U.S, Canada, Europe and So. Africa.
Whether lambasting celebrities, satirizing news, or joking about her father, a New York City sanitation worker, and her Irish immigrant mother, it’s her genuine connection with audiences that make her standout. Maureen is a MAC Award-winner who has performed on Broadway and has been featured on Gotham Live, HBO, Red Eye, Comics Unleashed, the Paramount Pictures film “Marci X,” and in national commercials.
Shaun Eli – Stand-up comedian Shaun Eli has rightfully been called one of America’s smartest comics. He’s headlined comedy shows on five continents and has been seen on the Wendy Williams Show and in seasons 1 and 2 of Quicklaffs on Amazon. Whether it’s a story about dining with a vegetarian or successfully fighting a parking ticket, master storyteller Shaun Eli proves that there’s hilarity in the ordinary if you approach life with a comedic warp. Job interviews? Serving on a NYC criminal jury? How about the Ten Commandments? For just about anything he’s experienced Shaun has a hilarious story at the ready.